He Leadeth Me- St. Theresa of Avila and the Waters of Prayer

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In this episode, Fr. Pier Giorgio Pacelli, OCD, joins Jessica to talk about the 4 Waters of Prayer that St. Theresa of Avila writes about in her autobiography. Jess and Fr. Pier Giorgio discuss:

  • St. Theresa’s analogy of watering a garden and the 4 “waters” of prayer she describes
  • How God moves a soul from active to more passive prayer
  • The prayer of recollection
  • How a soul can cooperate with God to receive contemplative prayer

F. Pier Giorgio Pacelli, OCD, is a Discalced Carmelite Friar and the Managing Editor of the Institute of Carmelite Studies Publications. He currently studies Language, Literature, and Translation at UW-Milwaukee.

Jessica Navin
Jessica Navin
Jessica Navin serves as Manager of Spiritual Formation for the Fellowship of Catholic University Students. She has worked for FOCUS for 10 years and resides in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

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