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John Staudenmaier, S.J., "The Inner Geography of Prayer"

This UDMcast features John Staudenmaier, S.J., recorded March 07, 2007. Running time is 49 minutes 5 seconds. Select UDMcast format below.

John Staudenmaier, S.J.

John Staudenmaier, S.J., explores the implications of St. Ignatius' "inner geography of prayer" in this talk from his special series on the Jesuit Spiritual Exercises.

"The core method for prayer in the Spiritual Exercise is that one tries to find one's way to the place where one desires to pray now and, when I find my way to that place, I try to stay there "until I have been satisfied" before moving on to a new place."

"This method applies to where I place my body (in the literal sense) and where I give my attention. This discipline of seeking the place of heart's desire and trying to stay there until I have been satisfied makes a powerful discipline for living ordinary life as well as for finding guidance in prayer."

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