Stewardship through Prayer

As stated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church :

"The Church invites the faithful to regular prayer: daily prayers, the Liturgy of the Hours, Sunday Eucharist, the feasts of the liturgical year.The Christian tradition comprises three major expressions of the life of prayer: vocal prayer, meditation, and contemplative prayer. They have in common the recollection of the heart.

  • Vocal prayer, founded on the union of body and soul in human nature, associates the body with the interior prayer of the heart, following Christ's example of praying to his Father and teaching the Our Father to his disciples. 
  • Meditation is a prayerful quest engaging thought, imagination, emotion, and desire. Its goal is to make our own in faith the subject considered, by confronting it with the reality of our own life. 
  • Contemplative prayer is the simple expression of the mystery of prayer. It is a gaze of faith fixed on Jesus, an attentiveness to the Word of God, a silent love. It achieves real union with the prayer of Christ to the extent that it makes us share in his mystery."
At the Cathedral of St. Thomas More, our our Parishioners have many opportunities to participate in an active and engaged life of prayer though parish and diocesan liturgies, through the Devotionals of Holy Hour and the Rosary, through prayer groups and through contemplative prayer both at home and in the inspirational setting of the Cathedral.