Archive for August, 2011

August 29, 2011 – St. John of the Cross – Active night of the Spirit

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 This program provides an introduction St John of the Cross’ teaching on the four nights that he uses to describe the spiritual journey.  This program introduces the Active Night of Spirit.  Here the soul must take responsibility to begin to detach itself from even the spiritual consolations we experience along the journey.  We must look beyond the simple consolations of prayer, so that we can reach the higher states of prayer.

August 22, 2011 – St. John of the Cross

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 This program provides an introduction to St John of the Cross’ teaching on the second of the four nights, the Passive Night of Sense.  In this night the Lord begins to finish the work of detaching us from our over dependence on material comforts, supports and consolations.

August 15, 2011 – St. John of the Cross

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 This program provides an introduction to the teaching of St John of the Cross on the first of the four nights that John uses to describe the progress of the interior life.  The first stage in this process is the Active Night of Sense.  Here the soul must take the responsibility to begin to practice detachment from anything that does not lead to God.

August 8, 2011 – St. John of the Cross

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 This program provides a brief biographical sketch of the life of St Joh of the Cross.  It covers the experiences of his early life which help to shape, direct and inform his future teaching on mystical theology and the interior life.