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St John of Avila: Tune Out the Noise to Tune In God (Part II of II)

August 7, 2013 by  
Filed under Anthony Lilles, John of Avila

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In our last post, we introduced Saint John of Avila’s teaching in his lifetime project Audi, Filia.  To help us understand how important it is for us to order our lives to the silence of prayer, Saint John of Avila tells us about the dark languages of this world that can lead us astray. He starts with an especially deceptive language which enchants today every bit as much as it did in 16th century Spain: vain honor. Over... Read More

St John of Avila: Learning the Language of God (Part I of II)

August 5, 2013 by  
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Saint John of Avila’s master work in the spiritual life is Audi, Filia or Listen, O Daughter.  This treatise for Sancha Carrillo, one of his penitents, was started while he was imprisoned by the Inquisition. He continued to develop and revise the original text for more than thirty years. In fact, the final revisions were published five years after his death by his secretary. His spiritually rich content discloses itself... Read More

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