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Catechism – Contemplative Prayer – 2718

June 7, 2012 by  
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Catechism - Contemplative Prayer

Catechism – Contemplative Prayer

Catechism – Contemplative prayer: Contemplative prayer is a union with the prayer of Christ insofar as it makes us participate in his mystery. The mystery of Christ is celebrated by the Church in the Eucharist, and the Holy Spirit makes it come alive in contemplative prayer so that our charity will manifest it in our acts.

 

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“A catechism should faithfully and systematically present the teaching of Sacred Scripture, the living Tradition of the Church and the authentic Magisterium, as well as the spiritual heritage of the Fathers and the Church's saints, to allow for a better knowledge of the Christian mystery and for enlivening the faith of the People of God. It should take into account the doctrinal statements which down the centuries the Holy Spirit has intimated to his Church. It should also help illumine with the light of faith the new situations and problems which had not yet emerged in the past…the Catechism of the Catholic Church on the one hand repeats the old, traditional order already followed by the Catechism of St Pius V, arranging the material in four parts: the Creed, the Sacred Liturgy, with pride of place given to the sacraments, the Christian way of life, explained beginning with the Ten Commandments, and finally, Christian prayer. At the same time, however, the contents are often expressed in a new way in order to respond to the questions of our age. ”  (Apostolic Constitution Fidei Depositum on the Publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church Prepared following the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, 11 October 1992)

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    Our thirst for you is great, dear God. In prayer and the mystery of Christ in the Eucharist, you pour out your love for us. So, by the help of the Holy Spirit, may we imitate you, pouring ourselves out for others in order to draw them closer to you who are love and life itself, that all might have the fullness of joy for which we were created, eternal happiness in you forever.

  • LizEst

    Our thirst for you is great, dear God. In prayer and the mystery of Christ in the Eucharist, you pour out your love for us. So, by the help of the Holy Spirit, may we imitate you, pouring ourselves out for others in order to draw them closer to you who are love and life itself, that all might have the fullness of joy for which we were created, eternal happiness in you forever.

  • LSLinda

    Dan, this is a great addition to your blog. I love the idea of a Catholic ONLINE book club. Many of us would like to join a book club but simply do not want to take time away from our families to go out. This is the perfect solution. Vicki, thank you. God bless you in your endeavor. I am looking forward to reading this first book.

    • Thanks you for your encouraging words. I am grateful that you will be joining us!

    • LizEst

      Welcome LSLinda. So happy you will be with us. God bless you, too!

  • Thanks you for your encouraging words. I am grateful that you will be joining us!

  • New Name

    Welcome LSLinda. So happy you will be with us. God bless you, too!

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