Beginner's Guide to Mental Prayer
St. Teresa of Avila
from 'The Way of Perfection' (Baker, 1911)
'Selected Writings of St. Teresa of Avila'
Revised, Adapted and Modernized by
Monsignor William J. Doheny, C.S.C.
(Private publication, 1950)
Allow St. Teresa Avila to guide you to a deeper understanding of prayer — vocal, mental, and contemplative.
With her practical and infused wisdom, she explains what mental prayer is, and how it relates to vocal prayer.
She instructs us on how to collect our thoughts and practice the prayer of recollection.
Once begun on the way prayer, she stresses the importance of not turning back.
Drawn from her spiritual classic, The Way of Perfection, and Selected Writings of St. Teresa of Avila.