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Spiritual Theology: Christian Prayer and the Three Stages of the Spiritual Life


• What are the different kinds of prayer?
• How does one develop in the life of prayer?
• How do we grow in virtue and conquer vice?

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• What are the different kinds of prayer?
• How does one develop in the life of prayer?
• How do we grow in virtue and conquer vice?

  • 21 hours 3 min. (17 CDs / MP3)

    Almost everyone has heard about Pope John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body.” But what about a Theology of theSoul? In this exciting new series, Dr. Brant Pitre turns his attention to what Jesus himself called “the one thing necessary” (Luke 10:42)—the life of prayer. Many Christians want to live the spiritual life, but they’re not sure just how to do it. In these lectures, Dr. Pitre draws on the riches of the Bible, the writings of mystics, and the insights of theologians to shed light on the mystery of the spiritual life. In this course, you will learn about such topics as:


    What is Prayer? The Catechism lists three kinds: (1) Vocal Prayer, (2) Meditation, and (3) Contemplation. But what is the difference between them? And how does on practice them? Dr. Pitre will take you step-by-step through the beautiful section on Prayer in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

    Difficulties in Prayer: Ever feel like you want to pray, but you don’t know how? What do you do when prayer is dry? In addition to giving you a theology of prayer, this series is filled with all kinds of practical tips—straight from the saints themselves—on how to overcome obstacles in the “battle” of prayer.

    The Secret of the Rosary: All Catholics are familiar with the Rosary, but some find it boring. Others wonder if it breaks Jesus command against “heaping up empty phrases” (Matthew 6:7). Learn here just how amazingly biblical the Rosary really is, as well as the secret to praying it well.

    The Bible and Lectio Divina: Everyone knows how to read the Bible, but do we know how to pray it? Find out the four basic steps for praying Scripture, and how meditation on Scripture can breathe life into your prayer.

    The Dark Night of the Soul: St. John of the Cross described two “dark nights” of the soul. What are they? And who goes through them? Learn just what they are, and how not to fall away when they take place.

    The Three Stages of the Spiritual Life: Catholic theology teaches about three stages in the spiritual life: (1) the Purgative Way, (2) the Illuminative Way, and (3) the Unitive Way. But what are these stages? When do they take place? How does someone move from one to another? How do the Seven Deadly Sins keep us from making progress? And where am I in my spiritual life? Over half this course is devoted to walking you, step by step, through the three stages, and showing you how they are mysteriously revealed in the Tabernacle of Moses and the life of Saint Peter.


    In short, Dr. Pitre’s Spiritual Theology is a must-own for anyone interested in deepening their life of prayer and answering Christ’s universal call to holiness.

     

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Peter Diggins
Repeat content should be noted

Was not happy to find products I bought of Dr Pitrie’s lectures were actually excerpted from his larger Spiritual Theology lecture. This wasted my money for other subjects I could have gotten that we’re not covered by the larger product.

Hello Peter. The only smaller product that is excerpted out of the Spiritual Theology course is the one on the rosary. Due to this, we mention this fact in the product description here:

https://catholicproductions.com/products/contemplating-the-face-of-christ-with-mary-how-to-pray-the-rosary

There will be overlap of content between products with similar topics so I am sorry if you were not expecting this. I would be happy to exchange some things for you or work something else out if you want to reach out to me at michael@catholicproductions.com

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Sherry Radack

Only way to get more from a Brant Pitre book or video is to read/watch it again ! He is so knowledgeable and makes learning very interesting.

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Alex Ramon Amante
Soiritual Feast for the Heart and Soul

Thank you for this product which I bought from Catholic Productions. I have been so blessed hearing Dr. Pitre and Dr. Bergsma as they talk about the Biblical foundations of the Spiritual Life and how they quote the great saints on prayer and the interior life. I hope you continue your wonderful apostolate to make available for as many people as possible these great talks by Catholic speakers and authors.

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Dianne Hubbel
Spiritual Theology

All Brant Pitre's Bible Studies and books are excellent and my friends and myself have learned a great deal from them. I am quite happy with your service.

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Jeanne Renison
Spiritual Theology

Okay, months later this is my second review. Many years ago, I took Spiritual Theology in college, but this class is light years ahead of anything I received during my college/seminary lectures.
I finished the complete series and ordered a second set to share with a small group of five women who are studying this course together. Each of us is anxious to advance in the spiritual life and in our prayer lives. What a goldmine of information in these talks! Dr Pitre has hit it out of the ball park once again. Thank you so very very much for this series.

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Dr Pitre is amazing. The way he teaches makes it so easy to understand. He gives me answers to questions I never thought to ask. Without hesitation I will be buying more Bible studies that he has done.

Fantastic

This is a great talk on what Catholics believe about Mary. The book, Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary is more detailed. I highly recommend both. As usual, Dr. Pitre does a great job!

The Jewish Roots of Holy Week

I liked “The Jewish Roots of Holy Week :The Seven Last Days of Jesus” very much and appreciate that you divided it into chapters so that I can use it during Lent next year. Your prices are so reasonable too! Thank you!

Absolutely Fabulous

Excellent lecture with terrific information. Always enjoy Dr Bergsma's teaching and style.

Great and fantastic studies!

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