Wondering what I’ve been doing since I haven’t been blogging? Writing a new book, of course! The Q & A Guide to Mental Prayer is now available on Amazon in paperback and ebook formats. It should be available at other online bookstores soon.

The Q & A Guide to Mental Prayer answers 125 questions on how, why, and when to pray, in accordance with the teaching of the Carmelite saints. Most of the questions came from the members of my Facebook group, Authentic Contemplative Prayer (which is where I hang out online these days). I answered them in a conversational tone, defining terms, and quoting from Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Francis de Sales, Ignatius of Loyola, the Catechism, and other sources.

Some of the questions included are:

  • What is mental prayer?
  • Is meditation the same thing as contemplation?
  • Is eastern meditation a help or a hindrance?
  • What is detachment?
  • What are the nine grades of prayer?
  • Do I really need a spiritual director?
  • How can I find time to pray?

Whether you are just beginning to practice mental prayer or are struggling to advance, you will find plenty of help in this book. It would be a great gift for priests, seminarians, and spiritual directors.

This is my favorite project since Trusting God with St. Therese.

Once again, here is the link to Amazon.

God keep you in His grace,

Connie Rossini

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