15 Days of Prayer Collection
Now distributed by New City Press, this popular series is perfect for those looking for an introduction to a particular spiritual guide, those searching for gift ideas, and those who merely wish to know more about the person and his or her spirituality. Additional volume planned in 2 to 3 months intervals. Each volume contains:
- A brief biography of the saint or spiritual leader introduced in that volume
- A guide to creating a format for prayer and retreat
- 15 meditation sessions with focus points and reflection guides
Follow in the footsteps of Meister Eckhart
Meister Johann Eckhart (c. 1260-1327), Dominican theologian and Rhineland mystic, was a student of arts at Paris, and of theology at Cologne, before being declared Master of Sacred Theology at Paris in 1302. He was at various times a provincial in the Dominican Order, a professor of theology, and a renowned preacher and spiritual director. Eckhart generally followed the teaching of Saint Thomas Aquinas, but fell under suspicion of heresy for his teachings regarding the absolute transcendence and unknowability of God. His profession of faith, repudiation of error, and submission to the Holy See were declared by Pope John XXII in 1329.
Discover the foundation of the soul
Meister Eckhart teaches that the "foundation of the soul" is an uncreated spark, the seat of divine life where the birth of the Word takes place and where our (limited but essential) resemblance to God is realized. By putting aside sin and laying bare the soul, we may achieve through contemplation a mystical union with God. This 15-day retreat opens these mystical teachings, but constantly recalls us to their practical application, through reflections on "Suffering," "Martha and Mary," and "Answering Spiritual Hunger," among others.