Fr. Jeremiah Shryock, CFR, offers a homily to the nuns of the monastery of Bethlehem in Livingston Manor, New York, the place he serves as chaplain. You’ll be able to hear the primary of this collection, on contemplative prayer because the fruit of affection, right here. On this homily, he explains that listening is the start of religious course–listening to the opposite, and to God. This offers us a ‘contemplative orientation.’
He says, “How mandatory then is that this deep listening. With out it, we miss God. We miss our vocations. And we miss the intimacy and the depth to which He’s calling every one among us.”
And of the significance of contemplative prayer within the Chruch: “Paradoxically, the lifetime of contemplation, in and of itself, is a profound and delightful apostolate. It’s maybe the best exercise one can take part in for the Kingdom.”
Picture courtesy Group of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal.