Spirituality & Prayer

Grow spiritually and enhance your prayer life with the help of these Catholic audio programs and audio retreats. Led by the most inspiring and dedicated Catholic professors, authors and retreat masters, these programs will help you deepen your connection with God and Christ.

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  1. Seeking Wisdom: Spiritual Direction and the Moral Life
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    Inspired by St. Alphonsus de Liguori (1696–1787), patron saint of confessors and moral theologians, this series addresses the relationship between spiritual direction and the moral life.

    In 22 15-minute lectures, Dennis J. Billy, C.Ss.R., seeks to infuse one particular aspect of Alphonsus’ thought—his approach to mental prayer—into the practice of spiritual direction today. Mental prayer is a new and valuable tool that you can use to become your truest self through your faith. And, in the spirit of Alphonsus, it is simple, practical, and easy to implement.

     

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  2. Wisdom from the World’s Religions

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    Who hasn’t wondered about life’s ultimate questions?Now, Wisdom from the World’s Religions folds the teachings of the great faith traditions into one easy and illuminating educational experience. Grounded in a comparative religionist approach, this audio series is broken down into 18 30-minute lectures. It serves as an introduction to the principles and practices of 11 major religions and more specifically the work of Sir John Templeton.

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  3. Spiritual Formation: Following the Movements of the Spirit

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    Available as an audiobook for the first time ever, Spiritual Formation: Following the Movements of the Spirit is the second book in “The Nouwen Trilogy.” The Nouwen Trilogy compiles Nouwen’s unpublished homilies, interviews, classes, and speeches, as well as excerpts from his published writings, into a cohesive and definitive guide to the Christian life. The audiobook is performed by Joe Abbey-Colborne, a veteran of pastoral ministry who played Nouwen in Gabrielle Earnshaw’s presentation “Love, Henri: Letters on the Spiritual Life” with the Henri Nouwen Society.

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  4. Mindfulness, Meditation, and Happiness

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    In Mindfulness, Meditation, and Happiness, Professor Kenneth Rose (Ph.D., Harvard University), introduces you to the basic practices of meditation. In 24 informational and inspiring audio lectures, you’ll explore the spiritual roots of mindfulness alongside the burgeoning academic and scientific study of mindfulness in connection with human flourishing. Throughout, Dr. Rose counsels you on how to avail yourself of mindfulness practices en route to cultivating happiness.

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  5. Spiritual Flourishing: Christianity’s Great Spiritual Practices

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    This series is totally focused on helping you bring time-honored spiritual practices into your day-to-day life. Oftentimes we get caught up in hypothetical discussions about spirituality without ever taking concrete steps to build those ideas into our routines. Now is your chance to rectify that. In 12 25-minute audio lectures, you will learn 12 centuries-old, tried and true spiritual practices.

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  6. Christic Imagination: How Christ Transforms Us
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    Rekindle your Christic imagination.

    The term “Christic,” as Fr. Imbelli uses it, is meant to call forth various dimensions of the Mystery of Jesus. In 9 lectures, you will stretch your imagination, drag the lake of your own experience, and take His Mystery as “the Mystery of a Personal Presence” that is pervasive and life-giving, and finds its fullest sacramental reality in the Eucharist.

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  7. Singing the Psalms

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    A cornerstone of Jesus’ Jewish upbringing, the psalms appear—both in text and sentiment—throughout his later teachings, down to his very last words uttered from the cross. Three centuries after his death, the Desert Fathers and Mothers sought to attain spiritual perfection by chanting all 150 psalms, from memory, everyday—a practice that left little time for eating or sleeping. Intention lies at the heart of psalmody. Combined with contemplative prayer and meditation, the psalms have the potential to become powerful psychological tools deeply integrated with your spiritual identity.

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  8. Thomas Merton on the Twelve Degrees of Humility

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    You are invited into the classroom in which Thomas Merton delivered some of his most impassioned lectures on a timeless topic. In 1962 at Gethsemani Abbey, Thomas Merton taught an extraordinary course on the heart of Benedictine spirituality. Available to the public for the first time ever, these remastered conferences reveal Merton’s masterful teaching, his voice reaching out across the decades to make monastic wisdom accessible to all of us.

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  9. Thomas Merton on Contemplation

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    You are invited to sit at the feet of a contemplative master. After a radical conversion experience, Thomas Merton became a Trappist monk in the Abbey of Gethsemani. At the heart of Merton’s transformative conversion was contemplation. Now, this series invites you into that profound contemplative experience in six remastered conferences originally delivered between 1963 and 1965. As you listen to Merton in his own voice, you will encounter his most profound teachings on prayer and contemplation.

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  10.  Thomas Merton’s Great Sermons and Reflections

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    Recorded by Thomas Merton at the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani near the end of his life, the rarely heard sermons and reflective talks in this set reveal a different side of a multitalented and multifaceted monk whose prophetic vision remains as relevant today as ever. This curated collection spans five years of his life and comprises four talks: two homilies, a series of reflections on one of those homilies, and a literature class given to the novice monks at the Abbey of Gethsemani. Learn More
  11. Mystics, Sages, and Saints: Archetypes of Spiritual Excellence

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    Let the lives of eleven legendary holy persons inspire you and enrich your appreciation of different spiritual traditions. In Mystics, Sages, and Saints: Archetypes of Spiritual Excellence, a 12-lecture audio course taught by Dr. Kenneth Rose (Ph.D., Harvard University), you’ll discover the lives and teachings of holy men and women throughout the ages, and from around the world, who helped bridge Eastern and Western spiritual traditions. Orient yourself within the sublime tradition of mysticism today.

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  12. Thomas Merton for Our Time
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    While many have encountered Thomas Merton through his bestselling spiritual autobiography The Seven Storey Mountain and books on contemplation, feware familiar with his writings on the most vital social issues of our day. Now, this course introduces you to a new side of the Trappist monk. As you explore both famous and lesser-known writings, you will discover how Merton’s exploration of timely topics continues to speak to our contemporary Church and world. 

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  13. Glimpses into the Unknown: Eastern Christianity and Its Spiritual Traditions

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    Tracing their history back to the Apostolic Age, Eastern Christian Churches keep alive ancient traditions. The modern world has much to learn from Eastern Christians: their perspectives are fresh yet steeped in history, familiar yet unique. Now, this course offers you a glimpse into the living faith of these churches. In 12 lectures, under the guidance of award-wining professor Fr. Stefanos Alexopoulos, you will explore the rich spirituality of Eastern Christianity.

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  14. Karl Rahner: Theological Giant of the Twentieth Century

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    Karl Rahner is aptly known as the Father of the Catholic Church in the twentieth century. Now, you can explore Rahner’s wisdom with one of Rahner’s students as your guide. In this lecture series, renowned expert Fr. Harvey Egan, S.J., draws on his personal experience working with Karl Rahner. With fifty years of reading and teaching Rahner’s thought, Fr. Egan will help you understand Rahner’s many faces. In particular, you will discover his lesser-known roles as an Ignatian theologian and mystic.

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  15. The Spirit of Leonardo: Seven Steps to Self-Realization from History’s Greatest Genius

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    Take a spiritual journey with the greatest genius who ever lived. Leonardo da Vinci’s greatest legacy is his indomitable spirit, which reveals the depth of human potential. In The Spirit of Leonardo, you can follow his spiritual quest to navigate your personal search for meaning. With bestselling author Michael J. Gelb, you will learn how to approach your life using seven guiding principles drawn from Leonardo’s wisdom. Each session contains reflections, meditations, and exercises based on his insights.

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  16. The Spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi
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    Find hope in suffering with one of Christianity’s great spiritual masters as your guide. In our society, we learn to hide our grief, to suppress our joy, to fight darkness with darkness. Now, Henri Nouwen helps you practice Christian healing through both suffering and joy. As you learn to embrace mourning as a means of healing, you will discover true life in the Spirit. You will, indeed, embody the beatitude, “Blessed are those who mourn.”

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  17. Henri Nouwen on Suffering and Joy

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    Find hope in suffering with one of Christianity’s great spiritual masters as your guide. In our society, we learn to hide our grief, to suppress our joy, to fight darkness with darkness. Now, Henri Nouwen helps you practice Christian healing through both suffering and joy. As you learn to embrace mourning as a means of healing, you will discover true life in the Spirit. You will, indeed, embody the beatitude, “Blessed are those who mourn.”

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  18. Ignatian Discernment in Daily Life: Finding God in All Things

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    Enrich your daily life with a timeless spiritual method. In this course, you will explore St. Ignatius of Loyola’s fourteen rules for the discernment of spirits as laid out in the Spiritual Exercises. Your presenter is renowned Ignatian spiritual leader Fr. Timothy Gallagher, who helps you apply the rules to daily life. You will discover detailed commentary on each rule and an abundance of practical examples. Let St. Ignatius’s practical wisdom show you the way forward.

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  19. Radical Grace: A Retreat with Karl Rahner

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    This retreat introduces you to the remarkable spirituality behind Karl Rahner’s theology. Presented by celebrated spirituality expert Fr. Anthony Ciorra, these accessible conferences shed new light on his prayerful and grace-filled writings. As you will come to realize, Rahner’s profound experience of prayer animated and inspired his theology. And through these retreat conferences, you too will understand his passion for articulating the human experience of God. Grow closer to God with Rahner as your spiritual guide.

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  20. Who Are We? Henri Nouwen on Our Christian Identity

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    Join one of the twentieth century’s most inspiring spiritual writers on a journey of self-discovery. Spiritual master Henri Nouwen teaches you how to cast off spiritual impediments and achieve a deeper sense of self. Recorded near the end of his life, these talks showcase a lifetime of faith and ministry. His talks will inspire you with their combination of spiritual reflection, humor, and profound insight. You will reflect upon what it means to be loved by God and love others in turn.

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  21. The Christian Life: Exploring Lay Spiritual Practices
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    Deepen your faith with this extraordinary retreat. In The Christian Life: Exploring Lay Spiritual Practices, you canapply time-tested Christian traditions to your own life. In doing so, you will intensify your experience of the sacred and gain deep insights into what it means to live as a lay Christian. In 12 retreat conferences, you will look at traditional spiritual practices, the Rosary and other forms of prayer, pilgrimage, walking meditation, centering prayer, Lectio Divina, personal stewardship, saints, and crafting your own “Rule of Life.”

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  22. The Lonely Search for God

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    Henri Nouwen Learn More
  23. The Christian Mystical Tradition
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    Fr. Harvey D. Egan, S.J., D.Theol. Learn More
  24. Enter the Cloud of Unknowing: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Christians
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    Sr. Kathleen Noone Deignan, C.N.D., Ph.D. Learn More
  25. Thomas Merton on Prayer

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    Renew your prayer life with Thomas Merton. Prayer is one of the cornerstones of the Christian life: to pray is to surrender oneself completely to the power of God’s love. Now, you can deepen your own life of prayer with one of the great modern spiritual masters. Thomas Merton will lead you on a powerful journey, giving you new insights into living contemplatively.Join him on this life-changing experience.

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