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Masthead [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 October 1992

INSCAPE OCTOBER, 1992

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 October 1992

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ: May the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God the Father, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be always with you! As we enter into the month of October, our minds become filled with images of bountiful harvests. It is a time for gathering into bams the fruit of long summer months of hard labor in planting and cultivating. In my mind, the thought of October always conjures up visions of woods blanketed with leaves shimmering in the cool breezes and dancing in frenzied colors of golds, oranges, and reds. Pumpkins and oddly shaped squashes seem to give a warmth and humorous joy to a full harvest. It is fitting, therefore, to move forward in our second teaching on deeper prayer and look at the prayer of faith or prayer of the heart , which is the beginning stage of contemplative prayer. It flows out of our earlier attempts at interior prayer through discursive meditation and affective devotion which were discussed in last month's teaching....

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
THE PRAYER OF FAITH [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 October 1992

THE PRAYER OF FAITH We have seen in last month's teaching that the beginning of any serious and disciplined interior prayer life is centered on a discursive, meditational type of "reasoned" prayer with oneself as the center of most of the inner activity. Such intellectual use of one's imagination, understanding, emotions, and will moves one to affections toward the union. We desire to feel and to touch, by deepening faith, hope, and love, the spiritual realities meditated upon. The prayer of affectivity is characterized by intense affections that surge up with ardent longings to be more intimately united with Jesus and the heavenly Father through the Holy Spirit. Many consolations are found in this second stage of your prayer life. God seems to be everywhere, even outside of your period of concentrated prayer alone with him. Your daily living takes on an "affective" finding of God in places and persons where you had never before "seen" him. As you leam to yield your aggressive activ...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
A SIXTH SENSE IN PRAYER [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 October 1992

A SIXTH SENSE IN PRAYER Your prayer now becomes one of passively resisting any excessive activity on your own, while at the same time you transform all your activity into reception of God's activity. Your thoughts in prayer become very simplified and united to the point that God is no longer an object that you attain through any conceptual knowledge, but now is so intimately present to you in silence and waiting surrender that words cease. It is God’s presence as activating love that you are able to perceive and, always in the light of a deepening faith, you know that God truly is present and loves you. You can trust more deeply in his love as you surrender yourself more totally to his care. Leonard Boase likens this new way of knowing, not by your habitual way of knowing through your mind but in your heart, to anew sixth sense: It is a communion with God in which the soul is aware of his reality and of his presence by a sort of 'sixth-sense' or 'second-sight' or 'telepathy' which i...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
A GLOBAL PRESENCE OF GOD'S PRESENCE [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 October 1992

A GLOBAL PRESENCE OF GOD'S PRESENCE A global sense of God's presence develops in you. You begin to know with new certitude that God is lovingly and actively present as he guides you. He is your Father, Christ is your Brother, your Spouse. After months, perhaps even years, you have a breakthrough that may be so gradual that you are not even aware of the transition; or you might call to mind a certain event that revealed to you this new faith-awareness to God's constant presence. It might have been a scene of nature, or in intimate prayer, or in the midst of doing your daily work. You perceived in yourself and outside, in nature, a presence that became like a strong, gentle voice, attracting and drawing you with deep love into a great union. There came over you a desire to be even more docile, more silent; an inkling coming over you, a holding of your breath almost, the suspending of all your intellectual powers. To think, reflect for you became almost repugnant, a waste of time. Ther...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
TEST OF THE PRAYER OF FAITH [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 October 1992

TEST OF THE PRAYER OF FAITH In the second book of his Ascent to Mount Carmel , St. John of the Cross describes this transitional prayer, leaving the discursive type of prayer or meditation to enter into contemplation: The third and surest sign is that a person likes to remain alone in loving awareness of God, without particular considerations, in interior peace and quiet and repose, and without the acts and exercises (at least discursive, those in which one progresses from point to point) of the intellect, memory and will; and that he prefers to remain only in the general, loving awareness and knowledge we mentioned, without any particular knowledge or understanding. The whole world now becomes a diaphanous presence of the Trinity's love, shining through to you. No longer do you find one world that is somehow sacred and a different world that is profane. You move, not an angel ignoring this world around you. Rather you see the world now in all its uniqueness, which is discovered in ...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 October 1992

FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN From my personal experience in dealing with the stages of prayer that lay persons, priests, and religious undergo, I find very many serious, prayerful persons who reach this state after the verdant, refreshing oasis of affective prayer, and then stop just short of the inner desert that stands before them in their spiritual journey. They seem afraid to push into a level of prayer which calls for a deepening of faith and which involves a letting go of one's control through discursive activity or one's excessive desire for the warm feelings of intimacy with God in prayer in order to surrender more completely to allow God to "appear" in prayer as he wishes. This is an advanced form of prayer, the beginning of true contemplation, where images and words tend to disappear and God is free to speak his Word in a new way. It is seeing God by not seeing him through concepts or your own affective feelings. Is it not true that the majority of human beings in loving relationsh...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
PARADOX OF EMPTINESS AND IN-FILLING [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 October 1992

PARADOX OF EMPTINESS AND IN-FILLING Thomas Merton has well described the paradox of emptiness and in-filling, of death and new life in our deeper prayer: But true emptiness is that which transcends all things, and yet is immanent in all. For what seems to be emptiness in this case is pure being. It is not this, not that. Whatever you say of it, it is other than what you say. The character of emptiness, at least for a Christian contemplative, is pure love, pure freedom. Love that is free of everything, not determined by any thing, or held down by any special relationship. It is love for love's sake. It is a sharing, through the Holy Spirit, in the infinite charity of God.... This purity, freedom and indeterminateness of love is the very essence of Christianity. (The Climate of Monastic Prayer , p. 128) And yet there are so few spiritual directors who will encourage and guide those hungry for deeper prayer to move into such a prayer of faith, the beginning of true contemplation. This ...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
THE CONTEMPLATIVE LIFE [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 October 1992

THE CONTEMPLATIVE LIFE The ability to "see" God everywhere admits of great degrees of purity of heart. Contemplation is not, therefore, an objective reality that comes upon us suddenly on a given day or after we have faithfully observed certain techniques of breathing, sitting, the use of chant, dance, or a silently pronounced mantra. Contemplation is a flowering of a deeper identity of yourself on an entirely different level of consciousness than any mere psychological discovery. It comes as a slow process of growth as a gift from the Holy Spirit, who infuses into your total being the gifts of increased faith, hope, and love. These virtues bring us into anew knowledge of God's presence, living and lovingly active within us by his Trinitarian indwelling and also by his transcendent presence in all things outside of us. But such a gift of contemplating God "inside" of all things is also a gift by which to purify ourselves. At the heart of love is a constant, dying process, a readines...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
THE INNER DESERT [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 October 1992

THE INNER DESERT We evidently do not like to surrender to God's gentle leading. We so much "dread," as Gabriel Marcel says, that which divests itself of the sense of possession, of having our being and our power to live, in order more positively to be turned inside out, to be perfectly open and defenseless in utter simplicity as total gift. I would like to avoid presenting contemplative prayer according to concrete signposts that one would think are universally applicable to all persons entering into deeper, interior prayer because such orderly outlines or maps of the stages of interior prayer can cause an anxiety and self-absorption that seeks always to take one’s "spiritual" temperature. Rather than presenting our journey along horizontal lines with clear signposts telling us how far we have come and how far we have yet to go, I would like to describe contemplative prayer in terms of a spherical, vertical, upward movement that allows for some general movements common to all Christ...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
THE DARK NIGHT [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 October 1992

THE DARK NIGHT As God’s illumination within you becomes very intense and at times creates in you tremendous longing to possess the Unpossessable that makes all other possession vain, there can appear either suddenly or gradually great darkness. St. Gregory in his treatise on mystical prayer, The Life of Moses , uses the image of Moses climbing up out of die valley into the hillside of Mount Sinai, finally to reach the heights of Mount Sinai where in darkness the individual Christian mystic "sees" God in "luminous darkness." The former light now reveals itself in anew modality, appearing as darkness itself. In this light, the more that a soul comprehends God, the more it discovers God is far away. You begin to cry out in the darkness of the night for him. If it were not so dark, if we had not lost our way and had not the feeling of utter alienation from God, we would have said with Peter: "How good it is to pitch our tents here." But it is dark and we have to be on our way, seeking t...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
GOD PRUNES THOSE WHOM HE LOVES [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 October 1992

GOD PRUNES THOSE WHOM HE LOVES God develops this necessary pruning (Jn. 15:1), this dying of the seed, in order that more fruit can be brought forth. This is a necessary dying to our selfreliance unto a deepening of faith that only can come when we are in this darkness, standing before a wall that is impenetrable. You cry out for God to show himself in the darkness of night, where you understand your own absolute nothingness before the "allness" of God. There is a silencing of your own powers like the silence of steel in the black night. Now one has to stand firm and cry out in deep, blind, sheer faith for the mercy of God to reveal himself: "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner!" The night seems very dense and dark; the desert seems very dry and empty. You feel that you will never find God again. And yet there is no panic or disquietude. There is only a deep abiding trust that God will come. In a way he is present in what seems to be his absence. You are being ...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
COMPLETE SURRENDER OF SELF TO GOD [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 October 1992

COMPLETE SURRENDER OF SELF TO GOD To become a true contemplative, to let God do with us what he wants, demands the greatest suffering. This is the common doctrine of Origen, St. Gregory of Nyssa, Pseudo-Dionysius, Meister Eckhart, St. Teresa of Avila, and St. John of the Cross. These mystics were not neurotic persons who took particular delight in suffering for love of God. They had entered into their deepest self where they began to lose the most precious possession that a human being has before he learns to surrender him/herself in love to the Other, the control of one's own little world of reality. When you lose this, you either have to be insane or you are a mystic, completely trusting by faith that God will do whatever he wishes with you. When he becomes the center of all reality, then you have moved into true wisdom. And this is contemplation.

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
DARK NIGHT OF THE SENSE [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 October 1992

DARK NIGHT OF THE SENSE There are two aspects of God's purifying us away from our own control and the inordinate desire for consolations in prayer. The first is on the negative level of God’s moving us to live more completely by the power of his Holy Spirit in exercising deeper faith, hope, and love by removing from us in the prayer of faith sensate delights in an abundance of affections. St. John of the Cross offers us a rather homey example that likens God to a loving, nursing mother toward her child: It should be known, then, that God nurtures and caresses the soul, after it has been resolutely converted to his service, like a loving mother who warms her child with the heat of her bosom, nurses it with good milk and tender food, and carries and caresses it in her arms. But as the child grows older, the mother withholds her caresses and hides her tender love; she rubs bitter aloes on her sweet breast and sets the child down from her arms, letting it walk on its own feet so that it...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
Page 10 Advertisements [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 October 1992
Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
Page 10 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 October 1992

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Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
INSCAPE [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 October 1992

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Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
Masthead [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 November 1992

IN SCAPE NOVEMBER, 1992

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 November 1992

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ: • m? May the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God the Father, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be always with you! November always calls to mind the three great feasts of All Saints, All Souls, and Thanksgiving; and rightly so, for this month brings together the harvest of the past year in order that we might remember in the rhythm of nature around us the harvest of our own human lives. That harvest awaits us in its fullness in the life to come when we can join our already departed loved ones. Yet we should reflect often on our own growth in union with God which is already a reality, producing even now a harvest of fruit measured by our loving service toward others. I thought that a most fitting topic for our teaching on deeper prayer, therefore, in this month of November should focus upon the difficulties that we experience in our prayerful journey to the full harvest in the life to come. So many of you, so eager to grow in deeper...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
DIFFICULTIES IN DEEPER PRAYER [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 November 1992

DIFFICULTIES IN DEEPER PRAYER God, through Jesus Christ, has called you, not only to know the mysteries of his Trinitarian family, but also to experience the intermutual love of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit for you and for all God's human children. You are called to experience the ecstatic happiness of the Trinity that dwells within you and works actively around you in the events of your daily life. This joyful, exuberant, outpouring love of the Father through his Son, Jesus Christ, in his Spirit is to be a process of continued experiential growth reflected by your happy, self-giving, intimate love toward those whom you are called to love and serve. The authentic test of how intimately you are living in God's presence is how intimately you are ready to live for others. The transformation of yourself into oneness with God can come about only through a mutual transformation into oneness with other human beings whom you are lovingly privileged to serve. Your dignity and the measure of ...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
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