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Christian Spirituality

Welcome to Christian Spirituality


I. The Human Person

II. Hierarchy of Creation

III. Introduction to the Grades of Prayer


IV. The Purgative Way (The Ostrich)

  1. Vocal Prayer

  2. Mental Prayer

  3. Affective Prayer

  4. Acquired Recollection


V. The Dark Night of Sense

VI. The Illuminative Way (The Chicken)

  1. Infused Contemplation

  2. Prayer of Quiet

VII. The Dark Night of Spirit

VIII. The Unitive (The Eagle)

  1. Simple Union

  2. Conforming Union

  3. Transforming Union

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