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A School for Prayer (22) – Spiritual Guidance (1 of 5)

The ancient tradition of the spiritual life By Fr Craig  Larkin sm, 1943 – 2015 Who will guide me on the journey? The tradition of Spiritual Accompaniment If we are climbing a mountain for the first time, or making a sea-journey for the first time, we need to have with us, as a companion and […]

School for Prayer (13) Evagrius of Pontus (5) – The human person in Christ

By Fr Craig Larkin sm, 1943 – 2015 Putting it Together According to Evagrius’ teaching, the human person, with its strengths and struggles, can be illustrated like this: How the Logismoi operate The Fathers, following Evagrius, outline a number of ‘stages’ in the struggle with the logismoi. 1.  Provocation – the logismos simply appears. 2.  […]

A School for Prayer (10) – Evagrius of Pontus (2)

By Fr Craig  Larkin SM, 1943 – 2015 ‘Thoughts’ are the most significant things for Evagrius of Pontus, and he considers that these are at the beginning of difficulties for anyone on the spiritual journey. What causes us trouble is not our feelings or even our actions, but first of all our thoughts. Logismoi Evagrius […]