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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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Jeanne Renison
Spiritual Theology

Well done again, Dr Pitre! I am about halfway through the series and am trying to apply all of these teachings to my own prayer life. Would that every Catholic could hear this and learn the basics of Christian prayer, what an outpouring of grace on the Church and on our world!!! Excellent Excellent series!!

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Lisa Bachiller
Dr. Pitre: Not Just Meat & Potatoes

Learning from Dr. Pitre is like eating a 5-Star 7-course meal. The appetizer: Getting the context of selected Scripture within the liturgical calendar. The entre: understanding the 1st century Jewish perspective. The dessert: hearing from the Church Fathers & the Catechism. The wine: witnessing the spirituality and humor and devotion of Dr. Pitre himself towards God, his family, his students, and the Church.

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Brenton Ertel
Comprehensive Look at Spiritual Theology

Good series of lectures. Mature look at prayer that moves beyond petitionary prayer.

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Krystyna
Very much needed resource.

If someone wish to take the prayer life seriously, this is the resource to being with. Dr. Pitre talks/classes provide information, explanation and motivation to take prayer life seriously if someone really wants to have relationship with God. I highly recommend.

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Backpacker
Terrific course!

I've only begun the class but have found it terrific. Dr. Pitre is very gifted at making things very clear and easy to understand. His blending of the CCC and guidance from saints makes me confident in the teaching, and his knowledge and understanding are outstanding.

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A lot of content, a LOT of help

Really love these lectures. Most of this content is not available elsewhere, which is surprising considering just how much is already on YouTube. It's awesome how deep this goes into the details of our faith

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A great listening experience!

We were giving an adult ed talk on St. Joseph and I found this talk and outline very helpful. I learned a lot and our participants did too! Thank you.

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