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Centering Prayer’s Misunderstanding of Contemplation

October 24, 2015 by  
Filed under Books, Centering Prayer, Connie Rossini, New Age, Prayer

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Centering Prayer’s Misunderstanding of Contemplation The following is an excerpt from Connie’s new book Is Centering Prayer Catholic? Fr. Thomas Keating Meets Teresa of Ávila and the CDF. This excerpt comprises Chapter Five: The Nature of Contemplation.   Fr. Keating writes, “Contemplation is a fundamental constituent of human nature and hence available to every human being.”[1] This is a serious error. It... Read More

Can I Trust Father Thomas Keating?

September 28, 2015 by  
Filed under Can I Trust?, Centering Prayer, Connie Rossini, New Age

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Can I Trust Father Thomas Keating? “Open Mind, Open Heart” Book Review Trappist Abbot Thomas Keating is one of the foremost promoters of the practice of Centering Prayer. His book Open Mind, Open Heart, first published in 1986, has sold over half a million copies. Is this book a good resource for growth in prayer? Can I trust Fr. Thomas Keating as a guide to the spiritual life? In this post we’ll take an in-depth... Read More

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