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PRAYER – Who? Me!!(Comments Off on PRAYER – Who? Me!!)

March 31, 2016

When Jesus spoke of prayer he addressed all of his disciples. It was not merely to the apostles or to the holy women who followed him. And his insistence on prayer in the lives of his followers was so often repeated we would be wise to give it some thought.… More

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Fr Kelly Concludes

To conclude this book on prayer I would like to draw attention to the fact that prayer is the first and most important duty of any human being. It fulfils the main purpose for which human beings were created.

Prayer is the first and most important duty of any human being

In order to develop this point we need to ask ourselves two questions.… More

How to meditate

(Editor’s Note: this is one of the last articles in this series. In it Fr John summarises a lot of earlier material.)

In former articles I have strongly emphasised that in my view both John Main and Thomas Keating have offered us forms of passive meditation or contemplation that can be profitably used by everybody.… More

Bedroom Prayer

“But when you pray, go to your private room, shut yourself in, and so pray to your Father who is in that secret place...” Matt 6:6

Our eldest granddaughter is of an age where she is beginning to discover that she is a little person in her own right.… More

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