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Christian Prayer

Two presentations as part of a retreat on 'Contemplating the mystery', given at Douglas Park in May 2015. NB It takes a while for these files to download!

1. Contemplating the mystery: Definition of 'mystery' and different forms of 'contemplation'. Focusing on Jesus and his contemplation of the mystery of God.

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Contemplating the mystery as members of the Body of Christ

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2. Life's Healing Journey : Preparatory Presentations
3. Prayer of the Church: Morning and Evening Prayer

Week One

Week Two

Week Three

Week Four

Click on the following for other meditations on prayer

a) Heart Spirituality

b) Living in communion with Jesus' prayer

c) John of the Cross: Iain Matthew (12 presentations)

d) 1 presentation on John of the Cross: mystic

e) John of the Cross: Spiritual Canticle

f) 1 Presentation on St Teresa of Avila: mystic

g) Seven presentations on prayer

h) Prayer series 1999

1) Religious Experience

j) Sabbatical Orientation: Prayer

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4. Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross

02. What is Contemplation?

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03. Communion with Jesus' Prayer

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10. Entry: The impact of God

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11. The Gift: The Living Flame

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12. The Gospel has eyes

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13. Making Space

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14. Healing Part 1: night

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15. Healing Part 2: Journey

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16. Experience of God

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17. Prayer

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Catechism Part 4

A copy of the full suite of audio files is available on 1 CD (cost $5.00, plus an extra $5.00 if purchased singly, to cover packaging and postage). Please contact me if you wish to purchase.

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In communion with Jesus' Prayer

printable copy pdf

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John of the Cross: Iain Matthew.

A Retreat following 'The Impact of God: soundings from Saint John of the Cross' by Iain Matthew

NB It takes time for the files to download, because of the number of pictures.

01. Communing in Jesus' Prayer

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01. Knowing the Real Jesus

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02. Entry: the impact of God

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03. Gift: Living Flame of love

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04. The Gospel has eyes

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05. Space

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06. Night

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07. Journey

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08. Healing Darkness

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09. Experience of God: faith, hope & love

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10. Jesus

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11. Prayer

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12. Prayer 2

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Spiritual Canticle (John of the Cross)

This is a series of 13 1-hour presentations given in 2011 at Marymount Mercy Conference Centre, Castle Hill NSW.

1. Introduction: What is Prayer

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2. The Sacred

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3. Obedience and Love

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4. Detachment and humility

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5. Stanzas 1-3

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6. Stanzas 4-7

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7. Stanzas 8-11

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8. Stanza 12

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9. Stanzas 13-15

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10. Stanzas 16-18

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11. Stanzas 19-21

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12. Stanzas 22-35

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13. Stanzas 36-40

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Audio files

The process for downloading and saving the file varies from browser to browser (generally right-click for Widows PC and control-click for Mac).

A copy of the full suite of audio files is available on 1 CD (cost $5.00, plus an extra $5.00 if purchased singly, to cover packaging and postage). Please contact me if you wish to purchase. You can, of course, download this material free of charge from this website.

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Prayer: Presentations pdf

Active Prayer

Passive Prayer

A praying heart

Prayer 1

Prayer 2

Prayer 3

Prayer 4

Religious Experience

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Prayer 1999

In 1999 in Adelaide I offered a series of 18 lectures on prayer.

1. Text files

You can read my reflections on Prayer by clicking on one of the following

2. Audio files

You can listen to my reflections on the section of Prayer that interests you by clicking on one of the following. The process for downloading and saving the file varies from browser to browser (generally right-click for Widows PC and control-click for Mac).

A copy of the full suite of audio files is available on 2 CDs (cost $10.00). Please contact me if you wish to purchase.

  • You can, of course, download this material free of charge from this website.