TAN Direction Episode 20 – The Interior Castle: The Stages of Contemplation


Episode 20 – The Interior Castle: The Stages of Contemplation

Fr. Reid reviews St. Teresa’s stages of contemplation:

  • Passive Recollection
  • Prayer of Quiet
  • Prayer of Union
  • Spiritual Betrothal
  • Spiritual Marriage

It’s Teresa’s belief that God gives this favor of contemplation to those who have renounced the world, at least in their desires, and whom He desires to call to advance further to a higher life.

Episode 20 is a review of the book and the previous 19 podcast episodes.

Meet Your Host

Fr. Timothy Reid, a convert to the Catholic Faith, earned his B.S. in Marketing from Indiana University, but later changed his focus to pursue the study of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America. After attaining an M.A. in Philosophy in 1996, he took a job with the Migration and Refugee Services of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Following his Theology studies at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, earning an M.A. in Theology and a Masters of Divinity, Fr. Reid was ordained in 2004. In 2007, he was made Pastor of St. Ann Catholic Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he continues to serve today. Fr. Reid is a Third Order Carmelite and serves as the Spiritual Director of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Secular Carmelite group in Charlotte.

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