Malta Minute with the Catechism: Servants of Prayer

  • Program #: 238
  • Description: Where are servants of prayer? The Christian family is the first place of education in prayer, says the Catholic Catechism. The family is the domestic Church where children learn to pray and to persevere in prayer. Ordained ministers are also responsible for forming their brothers and sisters in prayer. Many in the religious life have consecrated their whole lives to prayer. The consecrated life is sustained by prayer and is one of the living sources of contemplation and spiritual life of the Church. Catechesis aims to teach all members of the Church to meditate on the Word of God in personal and liturgical prayer, internalizing it in order to bear fruit in a new life. Prayer groups and spiritual direction can also be powerful tools in the practice of prayer. A spiritual director should be chosen with great care for as St. John of the Cross warns, “As the master is, so will the disciple be.” This is Peggy Stanton and this has been the Order of Malta’s Minute with the Catechism.

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