A Longing for More
My Journey into Contemplative Prayer
By: Dan Almeter
I am a cradle Catholic, born to good parents who provided everything I needed to grow in my faith. Despite their efforts, as a teenager I began to doubt. Then, at the beginning of my senior year in high school, I experienced a profound encounter with Jesus at a prayer meeting. My life changed radically, and I began to tell family and friends that my goal was to become a saint.
After about six years in the seminary, which I entered right after graduating, I felt that God might be calling me to marriage. I left...
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