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The Prayer of Women

The Prayer of Women   Description: Today, Dan Burke and Melissa Elson speak with Kathleen Beckman about her book When Women Pray and discuss the prayer practices and effects of prayer on the lives of eleven, well-known Catholic women. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Which women were chosen to contribute to the book and why? Is there a difference between the way men and women pray? What... Read More

Liturgical Prayer

Liturgical Prayer Presence of God – O Jesus, Head of the Mystical Body, grant that while praying with the Church, I may unite myself to Your prayer. MEDITATION A Christian is not isolated. As man, he belongs to the great human family; as one baptized, he is grafted onto Christ and becomes a member of His Mystical Body, the Church. A Christian is, at the same time, a child of God and a child of the... Read More

What is the “Prayer of Simplicity”? (Part I of III)

Prayer of Simplicity: What is it? (Part I of III) Dear Father John, I’ve heard that the prayer of simplicity is a kind of a bridge from meditation to contemplation. Can you help me to understand what this experience of prayer might be and how one might know that God is leading them down that path? The term “prayer of simplicity” is used differently by different spiritual authors, so there is... Read More