Monthly Archives: December 2015

Why The Attitude of a Humble Heart and Mind….A True Recognition of Our Nothingness…Is Needed for Prayer

As we finish with all the issues which hold us back from a firm and unshakeable commitment to daily, intimate prayer, we must demolish the one error we are most blind to see: the subtle pride that we can only … Continue reading

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Why Intimate Daily Prayer is So Critical to Loving God and God in Others

We discussed the excuses virtually all us have for not consistently engaging in the exercise of daily, intimate prayer (also known as mental prayer). ¬†We all see ourselves in one or all three of the excuses (see last post). This … Continue reading

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Overcoming All the Excuses: Especially that I Don’t Have the Time for Deep, Intimate Prayer

Fr. Jacques Phillipe has some exceptional insights on our fallen nature in his short classic on Intimate Prayer, most importantly on why most of us never start or sustain mental prayer (I strongly prefer “Intimate Prayer” over mental prayer and … Continue reading

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On the Critical Need of Daily Intimacy with God: The Ongoing Presence and the Deep Prayer

As we start this new series on growing in real, practical intimacy with our God through the hands and model of our Mother Mary, we will spend a good bit of time on five classic works from the Mind of … Continue reading

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