The sources of our life of prayer are primarily three:

Sacred Scripture, which is a sure means of deepening our knowledge of Truth;

the celebration of the Eucharist, which constitutes the center of our communal life;

and the Office or Liturgy of the Hours, which is a call to praise and reflection at different times of the day, reminding us constantly of God’s living presence in his Church.

In our personal prayer, by which our day is likewise sanctified, meditation takes priority. The fundamental aim of mental prayer, as proposed by St. Teresa, is the attainment of a friendly, intimate conversation with Christ.