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Fr. Donald Goergen’s erudite audio lectures are enjoyed by listeners in over 30 countries. A leading theologian and spirituality expert, Fr. Goergen presents a masterpiece of spiritually edifying insights gleaned from the 2,000 years contemplative tradition. 

You will explore key themes in spiritual theology from a Catholic perspective. It draws on the spiritual masters as well as core truths of the Catholic faith to elucidate the experiences of prayer, darkness, faith, hope, and love.

Fr. Goergen helps you appropriate the spiritual wisdom of centuries passed so that you might deepen your interior life and relationship to God. His expert guidance will prepare you to face the challenges presented by our world and the Catholic Church today.

Topics such as Word and Sacrament, friendship and justice, joy and sadness are grounded in our innermost yearning for the living God. Contemplation is understood not as something for monks and nuns alone, but also as the natural culmination of life with Christ.

We are all called to be contemplative, and in fact the promotion of a more contemplative consciousness has become an important social ministry for our times. These spiritual talks will assist you in exploring what it means to live in the spirit, give one's life to Christ, or live out of one's innermost and truest self.

This course is part of the Learn25 collection and includes a free PDF study guide. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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  • Denise A. Frizzell
  • 25/05/2021

Delightful!

A delightful offering by Donald Goergen for anyone interested in Contemplative Christianity. Thank you.

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  • Michael Bloom
  • 09/09/2020

Outstanding audio course

Fr. Goergen is, in my view, one of Learn25's best professors. A scholar with a heart, he explores our rich contemplative tradition with real insight. In this series, he demonstrates that contemplation in Christianity doesn't imply inaction. Rather contemplative practices enrich our faith enabling right action in the world. This course covers a great deal of spirituality history and theology. It is not light. But if you are series about learning much more about Christian contemplation, you can't do much better than this series.

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  • Tom McGowan
  • 11/04/2020

Truly outstanding

Fr. Goergen is himself a contemplative master. In this series, he covers the rich spiritual traditions of our faith with deep insight into the meaning of Christian contemplation. I appreciate how he demonstrates that contemplation does not mean withdrawl from the world, and it's not merely for those who have taken religious vows. Far from it. Contemplation, properly understood, provides a faithful foundation for meaningful action. As Goergen shows, contemplation benefits us all. I highly recommend this series. It's theological sound, educational and inspiring.