Mantra and Catholicism


Gregory Palamas


A mantra is centring prayer; or Hesychasm as it is know by our orthodox Catholic brothers and sisters:

Hesychasm can be explained as:


1.The”solitary life”

2. “the practice of inner prayer, aiming at union with God on a level beyond images, concepts and language”

3. “the quest for such union through the Jesus Prayer“,

4. And finally “the theology of St. Gregory Palamas“: Palamism seeking to be more like God, or becoming God.



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Is a spiritual director working helping moms find God in the everyday. She has been a spiritual director since 1998: worked as a Director of Religious Education for Holy Cross Parish(2000-2005), was Director of Project Rachel, a healing ministry for Post Abortive women(1999-2000). Patty worked a social worker for Catholic Social Services (1988 - 1995) Then studied for spiritual direction at the Dominican Center of Religious Studies, DeWitt Michigan

She is married 20 years and has four children

She has a BS/BA in social work from Aquinas College, CSD Certified Spiritual Director

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