Monthly Archives: February 2014

Returning to the Castle

Let us suppose that these senses and faculties (the inhabitants, as I have said, of this castle, which is the figure that I have taken to explain my meaning) have gone out of the castle, and, for days and years,

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Prayer of Recollection: Part Four

It is a form of recollection that also seems to me supernatural for it does not involve remaining in the dark, or closing the eyes, nor is it dependent upon anything exterior. A person involuntarily closes his eyes and desires

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Prayer of Recollection – A Story

Prayer of Recollection: Part Three Back in the 80’s Sam attended a conservative church. This came with a long list of things you shouldn’t do and a much shorter list of things you could do. Then the winds of freedom

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Prayer of Recollection – Part 2

When we talk about the Prayer of Recollection we start with the word “collect”. What’s collected? We are. Our scattered faculties (reason, faith, will, understanding, and memory) are gathered or recovered. As this process matures, we find internal unity, wholeness,

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Prayer of Recollection: Part One

The next section of the Interior Castle covers the Prayer of Recollection. To better understand the Prayer of Recollection we should see it in the context of the rest of the book. Let’s begin by separating prayer into two categories:

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