How to Grow in Prayer Overview – Contemplative Homeschool

How to Grow in Prayer Overview

You can download all the course note-taking helps on the Materials tab and use them for this and future videos.

Books that will be referenced in the course

The following books will be referenced in various lessons throughout the course. Where possible, we have linked to a free version available online. Links to books under copyright include affiliate links. That means your purchase using these links will help support our continued effort to spread the Good News about intimacy with God. Please don’t feel that you need to buy and read all these books! You can fully benefit from this course without them. These are for supplemental reading.

Catechism of the Catholic Church — free online version from the Vatican.

Interior Castle by St. Teresa of Avila — E. Allison Peers translation free online, or buy the Kieran Kavanaugh translation here.

The Life of St. Teresa of Avila by Herself — E. Allison Peers translation free online, or buy the Kieran Kavanaugh translation here.

The Soul of the Apostolate by Dom Jean-Baptiste Chautard — free facsimile edition online (may contain some strange characters), or buy at Amazon.

Novo Millennio Ineunte by Pope John Paul II — free online at the Vatican

Lumen Gentium — free online at the Vatican

On Some Aspects of Christian Meditation — free online at the Vatican

My Soul Thirsts for God, for the Living God — free online in Spanish; you can use Google Translate

Spiritual Theology, by Fr. Jordan Aumann — free online

The Q & A Guide to Mental Prayer by Connie Rossini. 125 questions people really ask about mental prayer, answered in contemporary, easy-to-understand language. You can buy it directly from the author and have your paperback signed (see Lesson 1 for a coupon code), or if you prefer, purchase it through Amazon.

Below are the links to all the downloads for this course. We have created an Extra Notes page that you can use to supplement the notes for each lesson. You may want to use it for the Overview video and live Q & A Sessions. Print as many copies as you need. We suggest you 3-hole punch your notes and keep them in an attractive binder where you can add notes from future courses that you take. These downloads are also attached to the corresponding lessons.

Extra Notes

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