Some of the greatest saints of the Church – and through Scripture, even God Himself – have used the example of gazing into the eyes of another to try to capture the beautiful and astonishingly real experience of God’s great love in the soul: contemplative prayer. Claire Dwyer reflects.
Today David Torkington continues with the third series of reflections in the Mini-course on prayer, turning his focus to mystical contemplation.
There are two upcoming fall courses at the Avila Institute called “Contemplative Prayer and the Angelic Doctor” and “Growth in Holiness: Doctors of the Interior Life.” You will learn wisdom from the saints and their pursuit of God. Register online to find out more about these two intriguing classes!
Meditate on Saint Augustine of Hippo’s famous comparison of Jesus Christ and Saint John the Baptist, the Word made flesh and the Great Forerunner, and Precursor, of the Word.