This summer, we will be considering and practicing keynotes of Catholic spirituality, accompanied in our journey by some of the Church’s great saints, mystics, and scholars.
To kick off our summer series, we will reflect on some writings that go way back to the third century of Christendom. While the Church was suffering under the Roman persecutions, hundreds of thousands of Christians fled into the desert first to survive, but then to encounter the Lord in simplicity, silence, Scripture, and prayer. What they learned in the desert became the foundation for Christian spiritual practice, and the keynotes of the Desert Fathers, are still very much the essence of what it means to grow in holiness as a Catholic.
To prepare for our discussion, here is a link to some of the sayings of the Desert Fathers: https://christdesert.org/prayer/desert-fathers-stories
Try and read as many of the Topics on the side menu as possible, but especially:
The music in the introduction and close of this podcast is provided by George Sarah.