Women of Grace LIVE Radio
WGL211117 - St Teresa of Avila, The Desert Fathers and Centering Prayer
Host Johnnette Williams welcomes new age researcher & blogger Sue Brinkmann as they talk about wacky things that distract from the faith. This week they discuss Centering Prayer. People will tell you that the Desert Fathers and the Carmelite mystics taught this kind of mind-blanking prayer and repeat a mantra while doing so. Sue says this is FALSE. St. Teresa of Jesus reveals that she actually said quite the opposite. In fact, she warned people not to try to impose such practices on themselves in an effort to mimic what God does to the mind in authentic contemplation when He suspends its operations.