Saint Paul’s command to “Pray without ceasing” (1 Thess 5:17) can seem impossible for the average Christian living in the middle of this hectic contemporary world. Yet his words are intended as much for those of his time as those of today, and as much for those who labor at home or in the office as for those in monasteries. Indeed, the Catechism of the Catholic Church professes the contemplative life, or in other words, a life of constant prayer, as both necessary and attainable.
With a strong foundation in Church teaching and woven throughout with the classic wisdom of the saints, Remain in Me is an accessible guide to a timeless call.
Beginning with a careful outline of what is required to build the contemplative life, both in specified prayer times and in everyday tasks, Father Andreas Schmidt confronts the most common difficulties in personal prayer and explores the fruits of contemplation: growth in holiness, a more powerful experience of the Sacraments, increased success in work, and ultimately, a closer and more intimate relationship with God.