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Meditation, a matter of life and death …

November 7, 2010 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Meditation, Mental Prayer, Prayer

A Matter of Life and Death: What Meditation is! From St Teresa of Avila

Meditation, A Matter of Life and Death… Life and Death A Matter of Life and Death: What Meditation is! From St Teresa of Avila “Meditation is the basis for acquiring all the virtues, and to undertake it is a matter of life and death for all Christians.” from St. Teresa of Avila (St. Teresa of Jesus) Mystic, Carmelite Reformer, and Doctor of the Church: Doctor of Prayer. Her thought,... Read More

The fruits of my meditation are not clear – What should I do?

October 19, 2009 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Meditation, Prayer

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Dear Father John, I have a question about preparing for meditation. I have been deeply blessed by the insight you and have provided with respect to meditation recently. I wonder if what I am seeking as a fruit of meditation is too lofty. Why? Because it doesn’t change day to day and I don’t perceive that I am making much progress. Is it normal to seek the same fruit for weeks at a time or longer?... Read More

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