Robert Bellarmine on the Purpose of Prayer

Prayer is critical for the Christian life. For Bellarmine, prayer performs a multitude of purposes, especially in view of the reality facing each human being–death. From strengthening trust in God to preparing the soul for death, prayer constitutes one of the essential elements of living a well-lived life. Alongside cultivating the virtues and participating in the Sacraments, Bellarmine maintains that prayer is among the most important things a Christian do in this life. Join us this week, as we discuss Bellarmine’s views on the purpose of prayer in the Christian life.

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