The Protestant Reformers claimed that the doctrine of transubstantiation was a late Medieval innovation and also that the early Church Fathers were not in accord as to Eucharistic theology. We will treat of both these errors in thinking in this presentation.
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.