Carmelite Conversations
The Interior Castle II

The Interior Castle II

May 9, 2011

Have you ever wondered if your prayer life was useful, and whether you were making progress. In this insightful program, Mark and Frances continue their conversation on Teresa of Avila’s “The Interior Castle.” They will discuss the need for and benefits of Spiritual Direction. They also discuss the role of dryness in prayer and offer insights on the signs that demonstrate when a person is making progress in their prayer life.

The Interior Castle II

The Interior Castle II

May 2, 2011

Have you just begun to pray more seriously, or are you still struggling with finding the time and commitment. On this program Mark and Francis begin a discussion of St Teresa of Avila’s Interior Castles. Today they discuss the first three “Dwellings” or Mansions in St Teresa’s explanation of the Seven Interior Castles. If you are struggling with your prayer life, let a true master of prayer, St Teresa of Avila, conduct you along a smoother path.

St Teresa of Avila

St Teresa of Avila

April 25, 2011

During this Conversation, Mark and Frances are joined by William Corey, President of the Cincinnati Community of Discalced Carmelites. They will discuss more about St Teresa of Avila’s teachings on the prayer of Recollection. They will also go through each of the verses of the “Our Father” and provide St Teresa’s insights on what she among others have referred to as the “perfect prayer.”

St. Teresa of Avila

St. Teresa of Avila

March 14, 2011

This program introduces the life of St Teresa of Avila and her useful teachings on the Way of Perfection. This program focuses on the life of Teresa of Avila and her main teachings on prayer, community, sacrifice and entering in to relationship with the Lord. The principle texts for this program are her Way of Perfection and her Autobiography. There are some history of the reform initiated by Teresa, as well as her relationship with John of the Cross. The primary message of this program is to demonstrate how Teresa, in the midst of all that she accomplished in the world, was still able to achieve the highest levels of prayer and union with the Lord.