contemplative prayer

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Teresa of Avila

St. Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church

“Contemplative prayer in my opinion is nothing else than a close sharing between friends; it means taking time frequently to be alone with Him who we know loves us.” (St. Teresa of Avila) Please help us in our mission to assist readers to integrate their Catholic faith, family and work. Tell your family and friends about this article using both the […]

The Interior Life of Prayer – Going Deeper

St. John of the Cross

by Sister Timothy Marie, O.C.D. Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles A typical day in most people’s lives is usually pretty ordinary. We wake up, get up, get going, and then continue through the day with the thousand and one habits and routines that fill our waking hours. Some days can fly by so rapidly that […]

Are We Happy Yet?

Catechesis Corner – Are We Happy Yet Sister Timothy Marie, O.C.D. Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles Dorothy, in The Wizard of Oz, followed her yellow brick road to find happiness. Charlie Brown summed up his thoughts on the topic of happiness with his statement, “Happiness is a warm puppy.” Ah, elusive happiness. Just when we think […]

A Contemplative Space

A Contemplative Space by the Carmelite Sisters People are experiencing great yearnings to be fulfilled, satisfied, and whole, and the world is running out of answers for them. “Lord, when can I come to you with a quiet heart?” “I hear noise outside of me and there is more noise going on within me. I am bombarded with noise. My […]

Contemplation for Busy People

This is an insightful and helpful article by Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio on the need to escape from the media noise we are constantly faced with and find time for contemplative prayer.  He gives eight practical tips, including a description of lectio divina, on how to achieve this in the middle of our typical hectic schedules. Do you think this is achievable?  Have […]