Sign Up for our Free Daily Email Updates
SpiritualDirection.com / Catholic Spiritual Direction

Prayer, Theological Virtues, and Spiritual Aridity – Part II

July 7, 2017 by  
Filed under Aridity or Dryness, Dan Burke, DI Radio, Prayer

Today, in part two of a special two-part interview Dan speaks with Fr. Jacques Philippe about establishing a successful prayer life and entering into contemplation. Topics/Questions covered in the show: What are a few of the most common pitfalls or difficulties that lay people experience in prayer and how can they be avoided? Poverty and humility in prayer is most affective in building a strong... Read More

Time for God — Fr Jacques Philippe’s Classic on Mental Prayer

January 18, 2017 by  
Filed under Books, Mental Prayer, Nancy HC Ward, Prayer

Time for God Father Jacques Philippe's Classic on Mental Prayer   Time for God by Jacques Philippe is about mental prayer. Facing God in solitude and silence for a time, to enter into intimate, loving communication with him. I read this as a participant in a group study initiated by my covenant community, with talks each Sunday on the five chapters of this small but dynamic book. It is a resource... Read More

Catechism – Contemplative Prayer – 2710

April 12, 2012 by  
Filed under Catechism, Contemplation, Dan Burke, Prayer, Prayer

Contemplative Prayer — Catechism Paragraph 2710 The choice of the time and duration of the prayer arises from a determined will, revealing the secrets of the heart. One does not undertake contemplative prayer only when one has the time: one makes time for the Lord, with the firm determination not to give up, no matter what trials and dryness one may encounter. One cannot always meditate, but... Read More

Interview with Fr Jacques Philippe on prayer and “Time for God”

January 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Books, Dan Burke, Meditation, Mental Prayer, Prayer

After all the interest generated by our recommendation of Father Philippe's book, “Time for God,” we thought you might be interested in a recent interview with Father Philippe by Carrie Gress for Zenit.org. In this interview, Father Philippe discusses the simple precepts of interior prayer, common misconceptions and the fruit that can be expected when added to the sacramental life. You... Read More

Time for God – Book Recommendation

January 7, 2010 by  
Filed under Books, Centering Prayer, Dan Burke, Meditation, Prayer

Time for God by Father Jacques Philippe: Book Recommendation Someone once said that true genius is not in understanding complexity but in the ability to communicate complex issues in simple terms that anyone can understand. Father Jacques Philippe accomplishes in a very short easy read what most require volumes to explore and explain about the spiritual life, and specifically the life of prayer. Father... Read More

Skip to toolbar