The occasional, often ill-considered thoughts of a Roman Catholic permanent deacon who is ever grateful to God for his existence. Despite the strangeness we encounter in this life, all the suffering we witness and endure, being is good, so good I am sometimes unable to contain my joy. Deo gratias!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Prayer: Father Jacques Philippe

I've wanted to mention these two books for several weeks now, but always seem to forget. Their author is Father Jacque Philippe, a priest of the Community of the Beatitudes. Both books are well worth reading and have helped me in my prayer life. I hope you find them as valuable as I have.

Interior Freedom and Time for God

For a little background and to get a brief glimpse into Father Philippe's approach to interior prayer, I suggest you read this interview on Xenit. In it Father Philippe discusses how true interior prayer differs from such practices as yoga or other types of meditiation common to many eastern religions.

1 comment:

  1. Fr. Philippe has a new book out called "Called to Life". Excellent. Explains that our purpose in life is only fully revealed when we understand that we are fundamentally creatures CALLED by God. We only fully live when we live in response to those calls. Addressed to everyone, not just those with a "vocation".