|St. Peter in Tears by Murillo (Wikimedia Commons).|
Fr. La Puente prescribes four potent tools to avoid distractions during prayer:
- Profound humility
- Prayer itself
- Spiritual fortitude
Fr. La Puente was the subject of Archbishop Óscar A. Romero’s thesis for his doctorate studies in theology. Romero never obtained the degree but he put Fr. La Puente’s methods into practice. Fr. La Puente spurred the young Romero to strive to perfect his devotion. “In recent days the Lord has inspired in me a great desire for holiness, after I had read some of Father La Puente,” Romero wrote in his diary in February 1943."I have been thinking of how far a soul can ascend if it lets itself be possessed entirely by God." But, like the saints that Fr. La Puente tells us had trouble concentrating during prayer, Archbishop Romero sometimes felt distracted.
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