We conclude our summer spirituality series with the work that has arguably meant more to more people than any other written work in human history, except only the Scriptures.
This presentation is a consideration of Saint Thomas Aquinas’s teaching on suffering from his Literal Exposition of the Book of Job. All-but-forgotten today, this monumental text was considered the greatest work of biblical exegesis in its time. For 200 years, it was the definitive interpretation of Job’s story and a template for scholarly commentary on Scripture. We…
This week we complete our brief introduction to St. Teresa of Avila’s writings on prayer, picking up where we left off this past Monday with the Third Mansion in The Interior Castle and continuing to the Seventh Mansion.
Our topic for the evening continues our consideration of the spiritual metaphors of St. Teresa of Avila, the Church’s Doctor of Prayer. We turn to her most famous spiritual work, The Interior Castle, and discuss the levels of prayer.
This week, we will be considering the nature and elements of Catholic prayer from The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC), and also a short passage on the four ways to God from the book Psychology and Spirituality by Fr Benedict Groeschel, OFM.