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I. Teresian Prayer in General 

 1. “Friendship with Christ: Teresa of Avila’s Way of Prayer” by Mary Pia Taylor  Clarion, 2006, Vol. XXII, #1, p. 2-6
 2. “St. Teresa: Teacher of Prayer” by Jerome Lantry, OCD  Clarion, 2006, Vol. XXII, #1, p. 7-12 

Supplemental:
Jesus of Nazareth
 by Pope Benedict XVI Chapter 5 “The Lord’s Prayer”
Catechism of the Catholic Church,
Pt. IV “Christian Prayer” (esp. Chap. 2 “Life of Prayer”, no. 2650-2696)
The Way of the Heart
 by Henri Nouwen, p. 69-70, 75-77 (in library of Mary Pearl, OCDS), 

Formator Resources:
Lectio Divina and Teresian Prayer 
by Sam Anthony Morello, OCD
Fire Within
by Thomas Dubay, OP
Conversation with Christ
 by Peter-Thomas Rohrbach, OCD, Pt. VI-VIII 

II. St. Teresa’s Way of Prayer 

1. “St. Teresa’s School of Prayer” by Thomas Alvarez, OCD  Clarion, 2006, Vol. XXII, # 1, p.13-16
2. “St. Teresa’s Concept of Prayer” by Tomas Alvarez, OCD  Clarion,  2006, Vol. XXII, # 2, p. 2-15

 Supplemental:
Spe Salvi,
Encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI, no.32-34 “Prayer as a School of Hope”
Catechism of the Catholic Church,
Pt. IV Chap. 3, no. 2697-2724 “The Life of Prayer” 
Formator Resources:

Cloud of Unknowing
by Pierre de Caussade, Chap. 39
The Dark Night of the Soul
by Gerald May, Chap. 4, p. 103-134 

III. Growth in Prayer 

1. “What is Prayer?” by Tomas Alvarez, OCD in Clarion, 2006, Vol. XXII, #3, p. 18-30 

Supplemental:
Handout:  “Distractions/Dryness” transposed from I Want to See God, Pt. II, Chap. 6
“Message on Prayer” Pope Benedict XVI  (in Community Library) 

Formator Resources:

The Eternal Mystic
by Joseph Glynn, OCD, Pt. III, Chap. 10 “Prayer” 

IV. Contemplative Prayer 

1. “Learning to Pray” by Tomas Alvarez, OCD in Clarion, 2006,  Vol. XXII, #4, p. 11-21

Supplemental: 
Handout : “Phases of Prayer” transposed from Contemplation by James Borst, MHM
Handout: “Preparation for Contemplative Prayer” by Peggy Wilkinson, OCDS from Our Lady of Mt Carmel,
Secular Candidate Formation Syllabus

Catechism of the Catholic Church
Pt. IV, “Life of Prayer”, Sect. III, “Contemplative Prayer” 
Formator Resources:

The Eternal Mystic
by: Joseph Glynn, OCD Chap. 11 “Contemplation” 
Spiritual Direction in the Carmelite Tradition  tapes # V and # VIII by Kevin Culligan, OCD 

V. Prayer of Recollection 

1. “The Shepherd’s Call: Teresa and the Prayer of Recollection” by Eugene McCarthy, OCD in Clarion, 2006,
     Vol. XXII, #3, p.2-4
2. The Interior Castle by St. Teresa of Avila  IV:3 
3. Outline: Interior Castle, 4th Mansions
4. Mental Prayer Schematic (J. O'Callaghan, SJ)

Supplemental:
The Way of Perfection
by St. Teresa of Avila Chap. 24-29 
Formator Resources:

I Want to See God
by P. Marie-Eugene, OCD Pt. II , Chap. 4
The Eternal Mystic
by Joseph Glynn, OCD Chap. 12 “Prayer of Recollection”  

VI. Prayer of Quiet 

1. “A Little Spark of True Love – The Prayer of Quiet in the 4th Mansions” by Norbert Cummins, OCD  in Clarion ,
     2006, Vol. XXII, #4, p. 2-9
2. “The Prayer of Quiet” by Sr. Mary S. de la Vega, CSJ in Spiritual Life  1978
3. “Teresa of Avila’s Prayer of Quiet-1978” by Leslie Lund in Spiritual Life 1978 

Supplemental:
I Am a Daughter of the Church
by P. Marie-Eugene, OCD Pt. IV, Chap. 1 “First Contemplative Prayer” 
Formator Resources:

The Eternal Mystic
by Joseph Glynn, OCD Chap. 13 “The Prayer of Quiet” 

VII. Prayer of Simple Union 

1. “The Marvels of Divine Union in the Last Mansions” by Philip Boyce, OCD in Clarion, 2006, Vol. XXII, #5, p.2-9
2. I am a Daughter of the Church, by P. Marie-Eugene, OCD, Pt IV, Chap. 9 

Formator Resources:
The Eternal Mystic,
by Joseph Glynn, OCD, Chap. 14, “Prayer of Simple Union” 

VIII. Spiritual Betrothal and Marriage 

1. “The Marvels of Divine Union in the Last Mansions”, Pt. 2, by Philip Boyce, OCD, in Clarion, 2006,
    Vol. XXII, #6, p. 2-10
2. “Therese and Contemplation” by James Geoghegan, OCD 

Supplemental:
I Am a Daughter of the Church
by P. Marie-Eugene, OCD,Pt. V, Chap. VII, VIII, IX 
Formator Resources:

The Eternal Mystic
by Joseph Glynn, OCD, Chap. 15 “Spiritual Betrothal” and Chap. 16 “Spiritual Marriage”