Sister Donna D’Alia Video 1/6

“This video is the first part of six videos focusing on Prayer of the Heart as St. Teresa of Avila taught us, especially in her book, Way of Perfection. tells us a little bit about St. Teresa of Avila, a Doctor of the Church, who wrote extensively on her experiences of Prayer of the Heart suitable for beginners through the most advanced stages of prayer which is mystical prayer.” (Sister Donna D’Alia was one of my students at the Angelicum in Rome. Well done Sister.)

 

Sister Donna D’Alia Video 2/6

“This video speaks about Prayer of the Heart and how to get started according to the way that St. Teresa of Avila would recommend based on her writings. It is good for beginners and those is used by those experienced in prayer. It is recommended for someone serious about the spiritual life who also prays regularly using the Scriptures.
Prayer of the Heart is a practice that lends itself to contemplation, which according to St. Teresa is “nothing else than a close sharing between friends; it means taking time frequently to be alone whith him who we knnow loves us.”
One can move on to 4 more videos that continues to explain the deepening of this prayer as explained in St. Teresa’s book, the Way of Perfection.”

 

Sister Donna D’Alia Video 3/6

“In this video we discuss the first part of Prayer of the Heart according to the writings of St. Teresa of Avila in Way of Perfection, Chapter 28. This first part of Prayer of the Heart she refers to as the Prayer of Recollection. In this chapter she talks about quieting our senses from distractions and how we can approach God in prayer.”

 

Sister Donna D’Alia Video 4/6

“In this video we discuss the first part of Prayer of the Heart according to the writings of St. Teresa of Avila in Way of Perfection, Chapter 29. This first part of Prayer of the Heart she refers to as the Prayer of Recollection. In this chapter she talks more about quieting our senses from distractions. She speaks of God in terms of greatness and awe as well as closeness and intimacy. She begins talking about the Our Father and how it relates to Prayer of the Heart. “

 

Sister Donna D’Alia Video 5/6

“In this video we discuss the first part of Prayer of the Heart according to the writings of St. Teresa of Avila in Way of Perfection, Chapter 30. This first part of Prayer of the Heart she refers to as the Prayer of Recollection, the quieting of our senses from distractions. Now she moves on to speak about Prayer of Quiet, the part of our prayer when God begins to take over in our prayer. She continues to talk about the Our Father and how it relates to Prayer of the Heart.”

 

Sister Donna D’Alia Video 6/6

“In this video we discuss the first part of Prayer of the Heart according to the writings of St. Teresa of Avila in Way of Perfection, Chapter 31. In this chapter, Teresa continues to talk about Prayer of Quiet, the second part of Prayer of the Heart. She gives wonderful images of God taking over in the soul which is very close to becoming united with him.”