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September 30, 2019

The Way of Darkness

God in “The Cloud of Unknowing”

Part 2 of 2

By Fr Craig  Larkin SM, 1943 - 2015

“The Cloud of Unknowing”

A classic work of English spirituality in the apophatic tradition

Written in the 14th century by an unknown author, probably a Carthusian monk, “The Cloud of Unknowing” was addressed to a fellow-monk, but its simple and direct style makes the book easily understood by all types of people.… More

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A School for Prayer (25) – The Way of Darkness

God in ‘The Cloud of Unknowing’

Part 1 of 2

By Fr Craig  Larkin SM, 1943 - 2015

From its beginning, the theology of the spiritual life has rested on two principles of faith spelled out in the Letter to the Hebrews:
Anyone who comes to God must believe that he exists and rewards those who try to find him (Hebrews 11:6).… More

A School for Prayer (24) – Spiritual Guidance (3 of 3)

The ancient tradition of the spiritual life

By Fr Craig  Larkin SM, 1943 - 2015

What does the disciple need to do?

1.  The disciple should search carefully for a spiritual father

St Symeon the New Theologian says that there are two ways of finding the energy of the Spirit that we received in Baptism:

a)  By observing the commandments and by personal asceticism; 

b)  By placing oneself under a spiritual guide.… More

A School for Prayer (23)

Spiritual Guidance (2 of 5)

The ancient tradition of the spiritual life

By Fr Craig  Larkin SM, 1943 - 2015

The ‘Abba’ in the Desert Tradition

From the beginning, the ministry of spiritual accompaniment or guidance belonged not to the hierarchic organization of the Church, but to the prophetic or “charismatic” part of the Church.… More


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