Prayer of Quiet

Prayer of Quiet

The Prayer of Quiet is a term from Christian theology. It is regarded by writers on mystical theology as one of the degrees of contemplation, and must be distinguished therefore from meditation and from affective prayer. It holds an intermediary place between the latter and the prayer of union. As the name implies the prayer of quiet is considered a state in which the soul experiences an extraordinary peace and rest, accompanied by delight or pleasure in contemplating God as present.

The Prayer of Quiet is discussed in the writings of Sts Teresa of Avila, Francis of Sales and others.

External links

* [ Catholic Encyclopedia]
* [ Saint Teresa on the Prayer of Quiet, bible study web site]

ee also



*Saint Teresa, "The Way of Perfection"
*Saint Teresa, "The Interior Castle"
*Saint John of the Cross, "The Dark Night of the Soul"
*Saint John of the Cross, "Ascent of Mount Carmel"
*Saint Francis of Sales, "Treatise on the Love of God"
*R. P. Poulan, "The Graces of Interior Prayer"

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