BTP#19 Beginning to Pray w/ Dr. Anthony Lilles: Heaven In Faith Day 10 Prayer 1 by St. Elizabeth of the Trinity

Episode 19 Beginning to Pray:  “Heaven in Faith”  Day 10 Prayer 1- “In what peace, in what recollection Mary lent herself to everything she did!”

Dr. Anthony Lilles is a Catholic husband and father of three teaching Spiritual Theology at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary.  He teaches spiritual theology and spiritual direction to transitional deacons, and the spiritual classics to the men who enter the Spirituality Year, a year of prayer in preparation for seminary formation.  He is the author of the “Beginning to Pray” catholic blog spot.

From “Heaven in Faith: Day 10 Prayer 1” found in The Complete Works vol 1:

40.  “It seems to me that the attitude of the Virgin during the months that elapsed between the Annunciation and the Nativity is the model for interior souls, those whom God has chosen to live within, in the depths of the bottomless abyss.  In what peace, in what recollection Mary lent herself to everything she did!  How even the most trivial things were divinized by her!  For through it all the Virgin remained the adorer of the gift of God!  This did not prevent her from spending herself outwardly when it was a matter of charity”

For other episodes in the series visit the Discerning Hearts page for Dr. Anthony Lilles

This the text we are using to discuss “Heaven in Faith” you can find it here and order from the Carmelite Sisters


We would like to offer heartfelt thanks to
Miriam Gutierrez for providing for us “the voice” of Blessed Elizabeth for this series

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