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Contemplative Prayer: 30 Days w/ Teresa of Avila Day 21

Contemplative Prayer 30 Days with Teresa of Avila Day 21 Reflections Divine Intimacy Radio Dan and Melissa discuss stages of prayer and the transitions between the stages, focusing particularly on contemplative prayer. Join them as they reflect on letters of St. Teresa from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. Topics/Questions covered in the show: What is contemplative prayer, or contemplation? How... Read More

Divine Intimacy in Lent (and Beyond)

Divine Intimacy in Lent and Beyond As Lent arrives, I suspect that some have found themselves yet without a plan for how to navigate this important season. Well, I have a bit of good news for you. We have developed a relationship with a fantastic publisher, Baronius Press, whereby they will regularly allow us to post a portion of one of the most profound daily meditation works ever produced –... Read More

Theology and Contemplative Prayer

Contemplative Prayer and Theology Contemplation needs scientific theology and theologians need contemplation.  Historically, contemplatives who have presumed otherwise unwittingly submitted themselves and those they influenced to all kinds of demeaning irrationality. At the same time, whenever theologians believe they can conduct their investigations without prayer, their body of scholarship becomes... Read More

What is Spiritual Theology?

What is Spiritual Theology? There is a lot of diverse opinions on this topic.  Probably the best explanation is provided by Jordan Aumann, O.P., in his well-known Spiritual Theology. To best understand the conversation that he introduces, it is important to note that all the branches of theology, as a disciplined study of sacred doctrine, constitute just one unified science.  This is true even if... Read More