That year, he began his post-secondary education at St. In he moved to Bettendorf, Iowa , where he taught at the Marist seminary located in the Joseph F. Bettendorf House. In he moved to Burlingame, California , where he had been invited to teach with the Sisters of Mercy at Russell College. Then, in , he moved back to Washington, D.
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Shelves: theology , mystical-theology In this book Fr. Dubay writes a fast and furious summary of the teachings of St. Theresa and St. John of the Cross, the two medieval Spanish saints who are considered the foremost authorities on spiritual growth by the Catholic Church. For those feeling the call to strive for christian virtue, this is an excellent resource that forces you to really direct all your energies towards the emptying of the self.
It is especially good in debunking some modern mistakes and myths about prayer that vex In this book Fr. It is especially good in debunking some modern mistakes and myths about prayer that vex younger folks.
I do recommend it if you are past the point of prunning voluntary sin and are working on unconscious tendencies. This is a book that answers all those obscure practical questions about prayer mental vrs. If you feel that you already do everything that is asked of you, this might not be the book for you yet, for the mystics demand tremendous generosity of self.
Ryan by: Fr. Slade Crawford Shelves: re-read , spiritual , catholic , spirituality , instructional This little gem will be a classic sooner rather than later.
Dubay takes you through the structured and wonderfully simple spiritual philosophy of St. Theresa of Avila while providing subtle direction about the need to free oneself from the need for a structured approach. I enjoyed reading the different perspectives they had on how to live a Christian life through prayer and experiencing God. The examples were excellent and the links to the Gospels reinforces that Christian mystics are not living in a way that is either inaccessible or contrary to the teachings in the Bible.
I definitely recommend this book as an easy to read introduction to these Saints, with An excellent introduction to the lives of these two Carmelites and the world of contemplative prayer. A beautiful book on prayer, and a beautiful portrayal of two of my favorite authors-saints: John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila. This splendid synthesis of the simple yet power philosophies of Ss Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross completely changed the way I approach prayer and meditation.
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