September 22

The Simple yet Difficult Expression of Contemplative Prayer

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St. Theresa of Jesus describes Contemplative Prayer as “nothing else than a close sharing between friends; it means taking time frequently to be alone with him who we know loves us.”

Contemplative prayer, the Catechism teaches, is a choice of time and duration that arises from a determined will (2710).  It is the prayer of the child of God, the simplest expression of the mystery of prayer, an intense time of prayer that is a gaze of faith, focused on Jesus.  

Additionally, Contemplative prayer is hearing the Word of God and is silence, the “symbol of the world to come.”

An exploration of Catechism paragraphs 2709 through 2719, in this episode we work though the complexities of what should a very simple action: experiencing God through Contemplative Prayer.

About the author 


Greg is married to Jennifer. They've got five kids.

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