Chapter 3 of The Cloud Unknowing explains that, to advance in prayer, we must be willing to enter the cloud of unknowing, where it may seem we are achieving nothing. But if we persevere, God will give us a glimpse of Himself!
In the Christian life, desert experiences are "a feature, not a bug." We should bear that in mind as we endure the "long Lent" of coronavirus quarantines.
In Chapter 2 of The Cloud of Unknowing, we are warned that if we proceed we must meekly allow God to lead us and not let distractions slow our progress.
An excellent spiritual teacher of our own day is Englishman David Torkington, a spiritual theologian who has taught at the Angelicum in Rome. His works are highly readable and highly recommended!
Spiritual autobiography continues: how a miracle led me into the Catholic Church at just the right moment.
A summary and commentary on the prologue and first chapter of The Cloud of Unknowing, a fourteenth century book of English Christian mysticism.
Despite the impression given by too many modern editions, The Cloud of Unknowing is not a work of New Age, quasi-Buddhist spirituality but a deeply Christian work intended to help the committed Christian advance in the life of prayer.
The first in a series on The Cloud of Unknowing, introduction to a do-it-yourself course in reading the classics of the English Spirtual Tradition.
There is knowing about God (intellectual) and then there is knowing God (experiential). This blog will be mostly about the latter. Before we get to that, however, I'd like to mention a few things about myself.