The Catholic's Guide to Prayer and Renewing Your Spiritual Life

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The Catholic's Guide to Prayer and Renewing Your Spiritual Life

Podcast-style audio & video course -
Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
(2 customer reviews)
Includes Free Study Guide
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00

You will be deeply touched by this vital and unique course.

In this remarkable course, you will explore with fresh insight the centrality of prayer for the Christian life while learning concrete, edifying steps for enriching one’s relationship with God.

Your guide for this spiritual journey is Fr. Dennis Billy, C.Ss.R. (D.Theol., Harvard University; S.T.D., Pontifical University of St. Thomas), whose expertise is truly astounding. Through twelve brilliant and moving talks, you will discover what makes prayer uniquely Christian and examine the essential role of prayer in the spiritual life. This course is thoughtfully designed for those who seek to gain a more profound background on the theology of prayer.

You will look at the nature of prayer, its various forms, and the rhythm of prayer Christians should seek to maintain in their lives. You will also explore the Lord’s Prayer’s special place in the Christian prayer life, discovering why it is considered the “perfect prayer” and “summary of the Gospel.” You will then learn about such topics as lectio divina, the distinctio

You will be deeply touched by this vital and unique course.

In this remarkable course, you will explore with fresh insight the centrality of prayer for the Christian life while learning concrete, edifying steps for enriching one’s relationship with God.

Your guide for this spiritual journey is Fr. Dennis Billy, C.Ss.R. (D.Theol., Harvard University; S.T.D., Pontifical University of St. Thomas), whose expertise is truly astounding. Through twelve brilliant and moving talks, you will discover what makes prayer uniquely Christian and examine the essential role of prayer in the spiritual life. This course is thoughtfully designed for those who seek to gain a more profound background on the theology of prayer.

You will look at the nature of prayer, its various forms, and the rhythm of prayer Christians should seek to maintain in their lives. You will also explore the Lord’s Prayer’s special place in the Christian prayer life, discovering why it is considered the “perfect prayer” and “summary of the Gospel.” You will then learn about such topics as lectio divina, the distinctions between ascetical and mystical prayer, and the various interpretations of Paul’s exhortation to “pray without ceasing” (1 Th 5:17).

This course will provide an impetus for ongoing spiritual journey. Prayer is the most important action a person can do in life. This extraordinary program will guide you towards intimacy with God and the fullness of life.

This course was previously published as Prayer and the Spiritual Life

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Rev. Dennis J. Billy, C.Ss.R., D.Theol., S.T.D., D.Min., holds an A.B. in English Literature from Dartmouth College, and M.R.E. and M.Div. degrees from Mt. St. Alphonsus Seminary. After his seminary training, he went on to earn a Doctor of Theology in Church History from Harvard University Divinity School, a Doctor of Sacred Theology in Spirituality from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas, a D.Min. in Spiritual Direction from the Graduate Theological Foundation, an M.A. in Medieval History from the University of Toronto, and an M.M.R.Sc. in Moral Theology from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. From 1988–2008, Fr. Billy was Professor of the History of Moral Theology and Christian Spirituality at the Alphonsian Academy of the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome. From 2008–2016, he was scholar-in-residence, professor, and holder of the John Cardinal Krol Chair of Moral Theology at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.
Praise for Rev. Dennis Billy
“Fr. Dennis Billy is an inspiring writer who communicates the Good News in a way that touches the heart. Over the years, he has consistently shown a capacity to make important classical Christian writings accessible to a wider audience. If you want to delve deeply into Christian spirituality, Fr. Billy is a trustworthy guide.” – Dr. Donna Orsuto, Director, The Lay Centre at Foyer Unitas Institute
“Dennis Billy has spent years bridging the gap between spirituality and morality in academic settings ranging from undergraduate to doctoral students and in retreats to a broad spectrum of audiences. Author of numerous books and widely sought as lecturer and retreat director, Dennis will enrich and encourage any listener’s own pursuit of the good life with his informative, inspirational, and engaging presentations.” – Fr. Kevin O’Neil, C.Ss.R., Washington Theological Union
Father Dennis Billy is a master teacher and expert in both the Catholic moral life and the ways of prayerful contemplation. He is a leader in the integration of theology and spirituality and speaks from a heart which abides in profound love for the Trinity and the Church. Sit at his feet for a while and be refreshed, consoled, inspired.” – Deacon James Keating, Ph.D., Creighton University

  • What Is Prayer?
  • An Anthropology of Prayer
  • The Types of Prayer
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • Lectio Divina
  • “Pray without Ceasing”
  • The Stages of Prayer, Part I
  • The Stages of Prayer, Part II
  • The Three Ways
  • The Great Means of Salvation
  • Liturgical Prayer
  • Prayer and the Communion of Saints

2 reviews for The Catholic’s Guide to Prayer and Renewing Your Spiritual Life

  1. Mary Ellen E., AL

    Fall Survey: October 2016

    The course was both mystical and practical and the speaker was excellent. The course had more depth than some of your offerings which are sometimes a bit superficial

  2. Julie W., IL

    Summer Survey: July 2017

    He is an exceptional speaker and the knowledge of the material is fabulous. Almost as good as being there with him

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