SP#5 The School of Prayer: Foundations for the New Evangelization with Fr. Scott Traynor

SP#5 The School of Prayer: Foundations for the New Evangelization


Fr. Scott Traynor talks about the fear of pain.  He speaks of  the difference between true and false suffering.  The gaze of the Father transforms our pain.  How do we invite Jesus into the heart of that pain?  Fr. Scott helps us to recognize the “mine field” we navigate in our lives and how it affects our relationship with God, especially in prayer.  He speaks abut the “hazards” in spiritual desolation.  Jesus can “disarm” those “landmines”, if we allow Him in.  We should never travel in the “mine field” alone.  Fr. Scott also talks about the importance of silence and discernment.  To attend to moment of God’s loving gaze.




In Father Scott Traynor’s book, Blessed John Paul II’s memorable call to make of the parish a school of prayer takes on flesh and becomes concretely attainable. Those you read these faith-filled pages will find renewed desire to create such parishes and a clear road-map toward this goal.

–Father Timothy Gallagher, OMV



Father Scott Traynor received his STB from the Pontifical Gregorian University and his JCL from Catholic University of America. He has been an instructor and spiritual director for many of the programs at the Institute for Priestly Formation.

Father Traynor is a retreat master and spiritual director who has travelled the country as a speaker at various conferences, diocesan gatherings and national conferences.. He is especially sought after to present on the topics of prayer, discernment and priestly identity and mission.

He serves the Rector of the St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver Colorado.


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