Contemplative practices for laypeople?
(07-24-2011, 02:51 PM)Richard C Wrote: Fraxinus,

May I suggest "The Journey from the Head to the Heart" by Fr. Stephen Valentas, OFM?

There was a copy in the adoration chapel I used to frequent before my last move, and when I struggled to silence my thoughts and be with Our Lord, I would pick it up and read 5 or 10 pages at a time before returning to prayer.  It really helped.

It is written for ordinary folks and the humility, obedience, gentleness and uncompromising orthodoxy of the writing should commend itself to a more traditional Catholic.

I found this book in a bargain bin.  One of the best purchases I have ever made.  I have used this book on my last 2 retreats and highly recommend it.  Very orthodox and helpful in helping me get out of living /understanding the faith on a purely intellectual level.

I suggest a single chapter at a time, meditatively.

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Re: Contemplative practices for laypeople? - by MaterLaeta - 07-30-2011, 12:07 AM

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