Fr. Peter Thomas Rorhbach, OCD

Father Peter Thomas Rohrbach, OCD, was a Carmelite priest and author. Born in 1926 and based in Washington, D.C., he also served as an editor for the Catholic quarterly Spiritual Life. His Conversation with Christ, dedicated to our Lady of Mount Carmel, was first published in 1956 by Fides Published, Illinois, with the Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur. Father Rohrbach's work was also printed by TAN in 2010.


St. Teresa of Avila’s Concept of Meditation

WE HAVE EMPHASIZED, with calculated repetition, St. Teresa’s fundamental theory of meditation: a loving conversation with Christ. St. Teresa, though, was a clever pedagogue; she realized that it is alarmingly difficult to kneel down and inaugurate conversation with Christ immediately. Human nature being what it is, our thoughts quickly wander from prayer. Therefore, she proposed…


St. Teresa of Avila’s Five Steps of Meditation

We have outlined five general steps in St. Teresa’s method of meditation: 1. Preparation: It is difficult to launch into prayer from the midst of a flurry of distracting occupations. Almost all of us are forced to pause momentarily and place ourselves before Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, or God as He resides in…