Prayer and the Spiritual Life

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Prayer and the Spiritual Life

12 Lectures (4 DVDs or 5 CDs) Including Electronic Study Guide
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How can you deepen your spirituality through prayer?

Prayer is a gift from God, an action that is both human and divine. In this remarkable course, you will discover anew the centrality of prayer to Christian life while learning practical steps for enriching your relationship with God.

Your guide for this spiritual journey is Rev. Dennis Billy, C.Ss.R. (D.Theol, Harvard University), whose expertise is truly astounding. In these moving and brilliant talks, you will discover what makes prayer—communicating with the Divine—such a vital aspect of your contemplative and spiritual life as a Christian. Catholics from all backgrounds will gain great insights into the theology and spirituality of prayer under Rev. Billy’s guidance.

In this series, you will explore not only the various forms of prayer but also the very nature of prayer. You will learn more about

  • lectio divina,

  • the Lord’s Prayer,

  • the threefold journey,

  • the distinctions between ascetical and mystical prayer, and

  • the various interpretations of Paul’s exhortation to “pray without ceasing” (1 Th 5:17).

You will also explore liturgical prayer and its connection to the intercession of Christ and the communion of saints.

This course will provide an impetus for your spiritual journey, giving you a firm foundation for understanding the essential role of prayer in your spiritual life. This remarkable program will guide you towards intimacy with God.

Learn about downloadable programs.

Your Free Electronic Study Guide! When you order this course, we will send you a free electronic study guide that you can access in 3 convenient ways:

1) You can check your order confirmation email. It will include a link that enables you to download your guide. 2) The back of your program package also contains a copy of this link. You can access your guide by simply entering this URL into your browser. 3) Your case of CDs or DVDs will contain a copy of your electronic guide on CD. Simply insert this disc into your computer's CD/DVD drive to access your guide.

Topic Titles
Topic Titles
  • What Is Prayer?
  • An Anthropology of Prayer
  • The Types of Prayer
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • Lectio Divina
  • “Pray without Ceasing”
  • The Stages of Prayer, Part I
  • The Stages of Prayer, Part II
  • The Three Ways
  • The Great Means of Salvation
  • Liturgical Prayer
  • Prayer and the Communion of Saints
About Your Presenter

Rev. Dennis J. Billy, C.Ss.R., D.Theol., S.T.D., D.Min., holds an A.B. in English Literature from Dartmouth College, and M.R.E. and M.Div. degrees from Mt. St. Alphonsus Seminary. After his seminary training, he went on to earn a Doctor of Theology in Church History from Harvard University Divinity School, a Doctor of Sacred Theology in Spirituality from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas, a D.Min. in Spiritual Direction from the Graduate Theological Foundation, an M.A. in Medieval History from the University of Toronto, and an M.M.R.Sc. in Moral Theology from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. From 1988–2008, Fr. Billy was Professor of the History of Moral Theology and Christian Spirituality at the Alphonsian Academy of the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome. From 2008–2016, he was scholar-in-residence, professor, and holder of the John Cardinal Krol Chair of Moral Theology at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Praise for Rev. Dennis Billy

“Fr. Dennis Billy is an inspiring writer who communicates the Good News in a way that touches the heart. Over the years, he has consistently shown a capacity to make important classical Christian writings accessible to a wider audience. If you want to ...

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Summer Survey: July 2017
He is an exceptional speaker and the knowledge of the material is fabulous. Almost as good as being there with him Review by Julie W., Westmont, Illinois USA (Posted on 7/8/2017)
Fall Survey: October 2016
The course was both mystical and practical and the speaker was excellent. The course had more depth than some of your offerings which are sometimes a bit superficial Review by Mary Ellen Edwards 4850 Crystal Circle Hoover, AL 35226 USA (Posted on 10/4/2016)
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