Episode 6 Beginning to Pray: “Heaven in Faith” Day 3 Prayer 2 – “You have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God”
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 3 Prayer 2” found in The Complete Works vol 1:
11. “You have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God” St. Paul comes to bring us a light to guide us on the pathway of the abyss. “You have died”! What does that mean but that the soul that aspires to live close to God “in the invincible fortress of holy recollection” must be “set apart, stripped, and withdrawn from all things” (in spirit). This soul “finds within itself a simple ascending movement of love to God, whatever creatures may do; it is invincible to things which” pass away, “for it transcends them, seeking God alone.”
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We would like to offer heartfelt thanks to
Miriam Gutierrez for providing for us “the voice” of Blessed Elizabeth for this series