Fire Within has ratings and 44 reviews. booklady said: It’s wonderful! Basically Fire Within by Thomas Dubay, S. M. discusses the teresian and sanjuanist. Prayer Primer is written for adults who want God and a serious prayer life, but it does not presuppose that they need or have a theological background. Dubay. 30 Aug My notes from the book: Dubay, Thomas. Fire Within: St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and the Gospel—On Prayer. San Francisco.

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Fire Within: Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross and the Gospel – On Prayer

Dubay, even casually, would remember his wonderful intellectual curiosity and indefatigable research into subjects new and old.

Dubay synthesized is not collected from Teresa and John for contemplat This book is the wothin of Fr. Review and Rate this Item. I definitely recommend this book as an easy to read introduction to these Saints, with practical means of living a contemplative life – even if you’re not living a monastic life.

Locutions and Visions Our two Carmelite saints show that God does indeed communicate with His chosen ones — but not always as we commonly suppose or expect. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Perfect for laymen, religious, and anyone who wishes to deepen their prayer life.

The Gospels and inspired letters, provided they are taken with neither exaggeration nor dilution, proclaim the very same transformation of prayer and person that we have just studied in St.

Illusion and deception are not rare, either. They are not rare. Even though the book has the word “Primer” in the title, this book is for all seekers no matter what level you find yourself.


I don’t recommend this book for people unfamiliar with the work of these saints, because Dubay assumes that his audience is already familiar with spiritual concepts like ‘infused prayer’ and wihhin union. Utterly of the spirit.

Dubay is a MUST read for anyone serious about cultivating their faith and making sure that our lives become thomqs with our beliefs. He began to respond to invitations from all over the country to direct retreat programs for seminarians, cloistered monasteries of both men and women, parish congregations, lay associations, new religious orders in their infancy, hermits, prison inmates, and many, many others.

My favorite chapters in this book are the ones dealing with Friendship and Spiritual Direction. Growing up Catholic, prayer was vocal and formulaic. I’ve only read the first three chapters, but so far I’ve enjoyed it more than many spiritual books. God created our senses so that He can be more known and loved through them. They point to nothing but what the Gospel already promises.

In Memoriam: Fr. Thomas Dubay

Such is this volume on prayer because it boldly proclaims Truth from the writings of St Teresa of Avila and St John of the Cross and shows how these saints’ teachings on prayer and the spiritual life are “pure Gospel”.

This book is the fruit of Fr. Not an easy read if one reads it with the intent of seriously pursuing the spirit Challenging, stark, and provocative. He spent the last three decades giving retreats and writing books over twenty at last count on various aspects of the spiritual life. Trivia About Fire Within: It is most important—all-important, indeed—that they should begin well by making an earnest and most determined resolve not to halt until they reach their goal, whatever may come, whatever may happen to them, however hard they may have to labour, whoever may complain of them, whether they reach their goal or die on the road or have wothin heart to confront the trials which they meet, whether the very world dissolves before them.


I knew he was very enthusiastic about the subject of prayer, but when I heard dubya speak, the word I would have used was more Focus on the Trinitarian Indwelling Mystery — Learn to find the Lord in the deepest center of your being.

There is no prayer development unless it be accompanied by purification from faults. A mystical touch is a deep, intimate contact-union-experience of God in one of His attributes such as power, light, goodness, beauty, or joy.

In this book Fr. John of the Cross, is those truths or insights whose attainment surpasses native human ability:. So you need to read all of her works to really get a good picture of what she has to say on a topic. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Buy the selected items together This item: Happy Are You Poor: Transfiguration, deification, marriage — this expresses the deepest essence of contemplative culmination, that is, transfigured and oned with Him in a union beyond human words — a spiritual marriage in which the soul is transformed into the Beloved.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. On page 33, Fr Dubay says, God is not simply, has pures, unending love 1John 4: And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace for those who cultivate peace.