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Schools of Prayer

Schools of Prayer

Each week, beginning Friday 27 February, a simple podcast series starts seeking to deepen our prayer during this season of Lent.

Many of us lead busy lives but finding time for Christ in prayer offers us the nourishment we need to be at peace on our spiritual journey.

So what can we learn from the great teachers of prayer, the great models of prayer – St Thérèse of Lisieux and of Avila, St Dominic, St Benedict, St Francis of Assisi, St Clare, St Bernard and St Ignatius? What does each of these ‘teachers’ offer us as a tool for prayer and how does their prayer begin to shape ours?

From the Dominicans to the Benedictines, the Carmelites to the Franciscans, this podcast series explores some of these wonderful ‘Schools of Prayer’.

Each contributor belongs to a particular family of prayer – for example, we ask a Benedictine to talk about prayer at the school of St Benedict – and ask what their particular founder offers us, as Christians, in our life of prayer.

If prayer is about deepening our relationship with the person of Jesus, how then do we draw on that particular witness and example?

How can we learn more about what prayer can be and apply something of their vision of Christian discipleship to our way of life and desire to love Christ?

You can find the series here. Just click, sit back and listen.


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