Home vocation Lecture by Fr. Foeckler (October 15, 2016) – Prayer

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      Date: 10/15/2016                            Place: St. Paul Hasang Church-Des Plaines

      Speaker: Fr. Foeckler                        Topic: St. Teresa of Avila and Prayer



      Fr.
      Foeckler started out explaining the Feast of St. Teresa of Avila which is October
      15th.

      Pope
      named her “Doctor / Teacher of the church”

      She
      became a Carmelite Nun at age 18 in Avila, Spain. She was born in 1495 and died
      1562.

      She
      originally stayed at the Incarnation Monestary but left to build San Jose Monastery
      to Reform

      the Order. San Jose Monastery has member of only 13 nuns. It was told
      to have only 13 nuns 

      allowed at each monestary. She eventually founded 17 monestaries
      in total. 

      She
      wore shoes that were made with ropes with no socks. 

      These
      Carmelites were also called “Discalced- No shoes” Carmelites.

      She
      later went back to Incarnation Monestary and became Mother Superior.

       

      Fr.
      Foeckler then asked the kids what prayer means to them.

         – Talking to God/Jesus

         – Asking for help

         – Thanking God

         – Asking for mercy

         – Spending time with God

         – Asking for forgiveness

         – Seeking guidance

       

      Prayer
      is not a monologue! Prayer contains
      talking and listening.

       

      There
      are 2 types of Prayers :

      1)
      Spoken  Prayer such as Our Father,
      Hail Mary, Glory Be, Creed, etc.

          This
      involves asking prayer as in petition, thanking, mercy for forgiveness, and  praising.

      2)
      Mental Prayer as when thinking in silence of the heart.

          This involves the announcing the mysteries
      at the  beginning of the rosary and
      meditating on   

          God’s word and contemplating and time of
      silence focused on God.

       

      When
      praying the Rosary, announcing the Mysteries at the beginning represents the
      Soul of the 

      Prayer.  1 Our Father, 10
      Hail Mary and 1 Glory Be represents the Skeleton of the Prayer.

       

      When
      we pray we need to remember WHO we are talking with. Then WHAT we are saying.

         


      Prayer is heart to heart conversation with The One by whom we know we are
      loved”
                                                                                                                   – St. Teresa of Avila

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