Season 12, Autumnal Course: Progress in Prayer

True Restoration is closing out the liturgical year with a new series. Stephen Heiner will host Father Arnold Trauner in Progress in Prayer, in which they will discuss an-
other book by Father Edward Leen: Progress Through Mental Prayer. The series will consist of nine episodes diving into a variety of topics from the book with the goal of
helping listeners to improve their prayer life. “Always rejoice. Pray without ceasing. In all things give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you all.”
(I Thessalonians 5:16-18)

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Join Stephen and Father Trauner to learn from Father Leen in Progress in Prayer!

Progress in Prayer, Episode 1: A Prayerful Orientation

Many Catholics are afraid of prayer, in part because they don’t conceive properly of what it is: not just a conversation with your Creator, but a way of being, a mindset, a way to...


Progress in Prayer, Episode 2: What is Prayer?

In this episode Fr. Trauner explains some basic ways of thinking about prayer and some ideas for how we can grow in it. Original Air Date: October 27, 2023 Show Run Time: 43 minutes...


Progress in Prayer, Episode 3: How Prayer Works

Prayer is not something that simply “happens” to us. It is something that we must initiate, maintain, and constantly seek to grow in. Also discussed are various preparations and tactics for approaching daily mental...


Progress in Prayer, Episode 4: Challenges in Prayer

As growing in prayer is also growing in one’s own interior life, there will be challenges along the way. In this episode Fr. Trauner discusses some of those challenges and how to deal with...


Progress in Prayer, Episode 5: Proper Dispositions

We cannot enter into prayer unless we remove those things that hold us back. These can be the most innocuous daily tasks or routines: but nothing is neutral in the Christian life. We must...


Progress in Prayer, Episode 6: Mortification

Modern man flies from mortification, but without mortification there can be no progress in the spiritual life. Fr. Trauner also discusses the strange paradox that mortification can sometimes be an escape from mortification. Original...


Progress in Prayer, Episode 7: Reading

Prayer flows from the topics and ideas that most frequently populate our minds. One of the surest ways to stock our mind with worthy thoughts is through reading the right books. Original Air Date:...


Progress in Prayer, Episode 8: Silence

Another key aspect of growth in the spiritual life is silence. This silence is not only external, it is internal as well. We must create a space for Our Lord to speak to us,...


Progress in Prayer, Episode 9: Progress in Prayer

In the summary episode for this series, Fr. Trauner pulls together all the ideas spoken about in previous episodes: prayer as a mindset more than an action, the necessity to purge out influences of...


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