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The Easter Triduum(0)

April 1, 2020

Triduum means three days of prayer. What binds together the three days of the Easter Triduum -- Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil -- is that all of them are Easter. Each, in their way, celebrates Christ's dying and rising from the dead.… More

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PRAYER – Who? Me!!

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

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

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