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The Christian life is a life lived in conformity with the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ, according to which we should direct all our actions to the glory of God, by loving Him and observing His holy laws. The Christian therefore lives “for God.”

The contemplative life is a form of Christian life in which one endeavors to live not only “for God,” but also “with God.” It is not restricted to religious, but can also be lived perfectly in the world. It is wholly concentrated on the quest for divine intimacy and for that reason multiplies, during the day, the so-called “spiritual exercises.” These are especially exercises of prayer, which should be accompanied by exercises of mortification because, as St. Teresa, the great Teacher of the contemplative life, says: “prayer and too comfortable a life do not go together.”

Prayer occupies the first place in the contemplative life, and practically, the contemplative life is a life of prayer. Hence contemplative Orders devote much time to prayer. In the Rule of Carmel, an eminently contemplative Order, the central precept is that of continual prayer: “Each one of you is to stay in his cell or nearby, pondering the Lord’s law day and night and keeping watch at his prayers.” In fact Carmelite religious dedicate much time to prayer: they make mental prayer twice daily, they assist at Holy Mass, recite the Divine Office, and apply themselves to the presence of God during the day, not to speak of private exercises of devotion.

Vocal prayer is that in which we recite a formula which expresses our desires; as for example the Our Father, taught us by Jesus, in which we make seven petitions to God. We recite this formula with the intention of honoring God. Often we do not think in a distinct way of the sense of the words we are pronouncing, but this does not hinder our prayer from being true prayer, provided the soul remains turned toward God with the desire of honoring Him. With a similar desire of honoring the Saints, prayer may also be directed to them.

Mental prayer consists in talking to God “with the heart,” no longer with prepared or memorized formulas, but in a spontaneous manner.

In this prayer we may also manifest to God all the desires of our heart; however, according to the teachings of St. Teresa of Jesus, a contemplative soul will prefer to tell Him that she loves Him, or that at least she desires to love Him.

The Christian life is a life lived in conformity with the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ, according to which we should direct all our actions to the glory of God, by loving Him and observing His holy laws. The Christian therefore lives “for God.”

The contemplative life is a form of Christian life in which one endeavors to live not only “for God,” but also “with God.” It is not restricted to religious, but can also be lived perfectly in the world. It is wholly concentrated on the quest for divine intimacy and for that reason multiplies, during the day, the so-called “spiritual exercises.” These are especially exercises of prayer, which should be accompanied by exercises of mortification because, as St. Teresa, the great Teacher of the contemplative life, says: “prayer and too comfortable a life do not go together.”

Prayer occupies the first place in the contemplative life, and practically, the contemplative life is a life of prayer. Hence contemplative Orders devote much time to prayer. In the Rule of Carmel, an eminently contemplative Order, the central precept is that of continual prayer: “Each one of you is to stay in his cell or nearby, pondering the Lord’s law day and night and keeping watch at his prayers.” In fact Carmelite religious dedicate much time to prayer: they make mental prayer twice daily, they assist at Holy Mass, recite the Divine Office, and apply themselves to the presence of God during the day, not to speak of private exercises of devotion.

Vocal prayer is that in which we recite a formula which expresses our desires; as for example the Our Father, taught us by Jesus, in which we make seven petitions to God. We recite this formula with the intention of honoring God. Often we do not think in a distinct way of the sense of the words we are pronouncing, but this does not hinder our prayer from being true prayer, provided the soul remains turned toward God with the desire of honoring Him. With a similar desire of honoring the Saints, prayer may also be directed to them.

Mental prayer consists in talking to God “with the heart,” no longer with prepared or memorized formulas, but in a spontaneous manner.

In this prayer we may also manifest to God all the desires of our heart; however, according to the teachings of St. Teresa of Jesus, a contemplative soul will prefer to tell Him that she loves Him, or that at least she desires to love Him.

John despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it. He asks a reporter to investigate the son of a wealthy family who’s allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder. But then someone else ends up dead, sparking a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure, and an unearthing of the mysteries of one man’s life.

S-Town is a new podcast from Serial and This American Life , hosted by Brian Reed, about a man named John who despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it. He asks Brian to investigate the son of a wealthy family who’s allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder. But then someone else ends up dead, and the search for the truth leads to a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure, and an unearthing of the mysteries of one man’s life.

Brian, a longtime This American Life producer, started reporting this story more than three years ago, when he got an email from John with the subject line “John B McLemore lives in Shittown Alabama.” 

Julie Snyder has been the guiding force behind two of the most successful ventures in audio broadcasting: she is the co-creator of the podcast Serial , which debuted in October 2014 and has been downloaded more than 200 million times, making it the most listened-to podcast in history. Before that, for many years, she was the senior producer of This American Life , which is heard by more than 4 million listeners each week.

For press inquiries, email us at  [email protected] .
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Daniel Hart , a performer and composer from Dallas, Texas, composed the S-Town theme. He has toured and recorded with St. Vincent, the Polyphonic Spree, Broken Social Scene, Other Lives, and many more. For the past five years, Daniel has been composing music for film and TV, including Disney’s Pete’s Dragon and the documentary Eating Animals . Daniel and his band, Dark Rooms , are currently finishing their second album.

The Chapter believes in Charity , Unity Fraternity & Patriotism These are the Four Principles of the Knights of Columbus and the Four Reasons that through the Chapter members talents and generous works, the Nassau Chapter continues to be the flagship Chapter and Speeding Locomotive of Columbianism of New York State. Fr. McGivney would be very proud.

The chapter serves Councils located in Nassau County, Long Island, New York. Chapter Membership represents the nearly 18,000 members and their families among the 50 member councils in Nassau County, New York.

The Christian life is a life lived in conformity with the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ, according to which we should direct all our actions to the glory of God, by loving Him and observing His holy laws. The Christian therefore lives “for God.”

The contemplative life is a form of Christian life in which one endeavors to live not only “for God,” but also “with God.” It is not restricted to religious, but can also be lived perfectly in the world. It is wholly concentrated on the quest for divine intimacy and for that reason multiplies, during the day, the so-called “spiritual exercises.” These are especially exercises of prayer, which should be accompanied by exercises of mortification because, as St. Teresa, the great Teacher of the contemplative life, says: “prayer and too comfortable a life do not go together.”

Prayer occupies the first place in the contemplative life, and practically, the contemplative life is a life of prayer. Hence contemplative Orders devote much time to prayer. In the Rule of Carmel, an eminently contemplative Order, the central precept is that of continual prayer: “Each one of you is to stay in his cell or nearby, pondering the Lord’s law day and night and keeping watch at his prayers.” In fact Carmelite religious dedicate much time to prayer: they make mental prayer twice daily, they assist at Holy Mass, recite the Divine Office, and apply themselves to the presence of God during the day, not to speak of private exercises of devotion.

Vocal prayer is that in which we recite a formula which expresses our desires; as for example the Our Father, taught us by Jesus, in which we make seven petitions to God. We recite this formula with the intention of honoring God. Often we do not think in a distinct way of the sense of the words we are pronouncing, but this does not hinder our prayer from being true prayer, provided the soul remains turned toward God with the desire of honoring Him. With a similar desire of honoring the Saints, prayer may also be directed to them.

Mental prayer consists in talking to God “with the heart,” no longer with prepared or memorized formulas, but in a spontaneous manner.

In this prayer we may also manifest to God all the desires of our heart; however, according to the teachings of St. Teresa of Jesus, a contemplative soul will prefer to tell Him that she loves Him, or that at least she desires to love Him.

John despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it. He asks a reporter to investigate the son of a wealthy family who’s allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder. But then someone else ends up dead, sparking a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure, and an unearthing of the mysteries of one man’s life.

S-Town is a new podcast from Serial and This American Life , hosted by Brian Reed, about a man named John who despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it. He asks Brian to investigate the son of a wealthy family who’s allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder. But then someone else ends up dead, and the search for the truth leads to a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure, and an unearthing of the mysteries of one man’s life.

Brian, a longtime This American Life producer, started reporting this story more than three years ago, when he got an email from John with the subject line “John B McLemore lives in Shittown Alabama.” 

Julie Snyder has been the guiding force behind two of the most successful ventures in audio broadcasting: she is the co-creator of the podcast Serial , which debuted in October 2014 and has been downloaded more than 200 million times, making it the most listened-to podcast in history. Before that, for many years, she was the senior producer of This American Life , which is heard by more than 4 million listeners each week.

For press inquiries, email us at  [email protected] .
For any other inquiries, email us at  [email protected] .

Daniel Hart , a performer and composer from Dallas, Texas, composed the S-Town theme. He has toured and recorded with St. Vincent, the Polyphonic Spree, Broken Social Scene, Other Lives, and many more. For the past five years, Daniel has been composing music for film and TV, including Disney’s Pete’s Dragon and the documentary Eating Animals . Daniel and his band, Dark Rooms , are currently finishing their second album.


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