Reading as spiritual practice

mi-pham-151954 unsplash.jpg

I’m deeply encouraged by St Teresa of Avila’s advice in her autobiography, Life, that reading a spiritual book is a good substitute for mental prayer if one finds it hard to pray.

I find that keeping a dedicated mental prayer time can be both the easiest thing in the world, and the hardest, but I can always pick up a book and read. And not infrequently, as St Teresa also found, the reading can turn into praying.

Read the rest at The Catholic Weekly.

Photo by Mi PHAM on Unsplash

Thanks for commenting on my post!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s