SOP6 – The School of Prayer: Reflections on the teachings of Pope Benedict XVI w/ Deacon James Keating

Episode 6- The School of Prayer: Reflections on the teachings of Pope Benedict XVI –  What is the authentic understanding of “conversion” in the context of prayer.  Deacon Keating discusses the reflection offered by the Holy Father of  the encounter of Elijah with prophets of Baal.

Deacon James Keating, PhD, the director of Theological Formation for the Institute for Priestly Formation, located at Creighton University, in Omaha.

From  Pope Benedict’s 6 audience on prayer:

Firstly”, he said, “is the priority of the first commandment of God’s Law: having no god but God. When God disappears man falls into slavery, into idolatry, as has happened in our time under totalitarian regimes and with the various forms of nihilism which make man dependent on idols and idolatry, which enslave”. Secondly, he continued, “the main objective of prayer is conversion: the fire of God which transforms our hearts and makes us capable of seeing God and living for Him and for others”. Thirdly, “the Church Fathers tell us that this story is … a foretaste of the future, which is Christ. It is a step on the journey towards Christ”.

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