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Discerning Growth/Regression in Prayer

16th October 2021
2:45pm-4:25pm via Zoom

All difficulties in prayer can be traced to one cause: praying as if God were absent.

St. Teresa of Avila

In this presentation, some of the key themes in understanding, and discerning growth/ regression in the life of prayer will be explored, drawing primarily from St Teresa’s book, The Interior Castle. In particular, the various psychological factors regarding distractions and obstacles in prayer will be discussed.

This online talk will help you discern and become more aware of your growth or regresson in your spiritual life and how to tackle it.

About the Talk

Your Speaker

Julienne McLean

Julienne McLean practises as a psychologist and Jungian analyst. She is a Visiting Scholar in Christian Spirituality at Sarum College, Salisbury and also teaches at St Mary’s University, Twickenham,
London. For many years, she has led retreats, workshops and study groups throughout the UK. Julienne’s book, Towards Mystical Union (St Pauls, 2003, 2013 & 2017), is a modern spiritual and psychological commentary on St Teresa’s classic text on contemplative prayer, The Interior Castle.


2:45pm – Zoom opens
3:00pm – Welcome, Introduction and Opening Prayer
3:05pm – Session One
3:40pm – Break
3:50pm – Session Two
4:25pm – Concluding prayers

We hope to see you there!

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