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Ways of Mental Prayer ranks
as one of the Church s greatest classics on prayer, and was highly
recommended as such by Fr. Garrigou-LaGrange, the 20th Century s
greatest authority on mystical theology.
Dom Lehodey, Abbot of Bricquebec, concentrates on the beginning
stages of prayer, up through what is called the prayer of quiet, but
he also describes the higher forms of prayer as well, including the
very summit, or the prayer of union. In the process, he explains the
advantages, the joys and—yes— the trials of mental prayer, plus
he gives practical instructions on the methods of practicing this
type of prayer.
also shows what to avoid and how to overcome the difficulties
involved. By far the salient strength of this book is its description
of how one goes from ordinary prayer to mystical prayer, which
constitutes the giant step in the spiritual life. A wise and learned
guide to spiritual matters,The
Ways of Mental Prayer is
a work destined to lead many to divine intimacy—a foretaste of
Heaven on earth.