Home
of AirMaria
Homilies
Various Priests
Conferences
Various
Standing Fast
Fr Angelo Geiger
Ave Maria Meditations
JosephMary, FTI
Marycast
Dr Mark Miravalle
Tour of the Catechism
Fr. Dan Mahan
Fatima Reflections
Fr. Joseph Michael McShane
No Apologies
Fra Joseph Mary
Roving Reporter
Fra Roderic and Others
Month of Mary
Our Ladys Chapel
A Day With Mary
Various
Fi News
Various Friars
General News
Various Friars
The Cornerstone
Fr Maximilian Dean
Marian Shrines of the World
Fr. Andre Feain
Variety
Various Other Series
Immaculate Music
Various Musicians
Mission Down Under
Aussie Friars

 

Video – Fr Maximilian – The Cornerstone #39: St. John the Apostle

Click to Play Video
The Cornerstone #39 – Fr. Maximilian on Mary and St. John at Calvary and their relation to our spiritual life. ( 8min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

In this episode, Fr. Maximilian continues to reflect on the role of Mary in our spiritual lives. Who is the model of contemplation at Calvary? It is the beloved disciple, John the Apostle. St. John contemplated the Word made flesh; he laid his head against the breast of Christ at the institution of the Holy Eucharist; and he witnessed the lance piece the heart of the same Christ on Mt. Calvary.

Fr. Maximilian uses St. John as a model to discuss the two forms of contemplative prayer: acquired contemplation and infused contemplation. Acquired contemplation, or “the prayer of quiet,” involves a simple, silent union with God, and Father uses St. Theresa of Avila to illustrate this phase. Infused contemplation is prayer that is totally given from above and engages all of our faculties: memory, intellect, and will.

[Again, we apologize for the glitch at the end of the recording. We suggest that you just close your eyes and listen to Father's wonderful words. It's not worth missing!]

Ave Maria!

One Response to “Video – Fr Maximilian – The Cornerstone #39: St. John the Apostle”

  1. fr maximilian mary Says:

    Ave Maria!

    Here is the link for this episode:

    http://www.motherofallpeoples.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=248&Itemid=80

    [N.B. This part of the Cornerstone series (starting with episode #36) is based on a paper I presented at the 2nd International Symposium on Marian Coredemption in England (cf. Mary at the Foot of the Cross vol. II, Academy of the Immaculate Publication). The paper is presented in sections online at Mother of All Peoples]

Leave a Reply

All replies will be posted immediately, except any containing an URL (link) including one placed in the "Website" box below, will be held for moderation. This is due to spam problems.