Four Methods of Prayer for Vincentians

by | Sep 29, 2023 | Formation, Reflections, Spirituality and Spiritual Practice | 2 comments

“Karl Rahner puts the matter utterly clearly: ‘Personal experience of God is the heart of all spirituality.’ St. Vincent knew this, so he encouraged the confreres and the Daughters of Charity again and again to pray. […] Today… a rich variety of methods might be proposed as a help in mental prayer. Let me group these schematically under four headings: PRAYER OF THE MIND, PRAYER OF THE IMAGINATION, PRAYER OF THE HEART, and LECTIO DIVINA.”

– from Mental Prayer: Yesterday and Today – Some Reflections on the Vincentian Tradition by Robert P. Maloney C.M. Available at: Vincentiana: Vol. 39 : No. 2 , Article 14.

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  1. James E Ruiz

    Thank You, Thank You, very good presentation and very much needed. Thank You, again.

  2. Famvin Media Resources

    You’re welcome, James. We hope many people will find this presentation useful. Thank you to Fr. Maloney for writing it.