A Fruitful Prayer Life
Catholics are fortunate in having many ways to pray, e.g. the rosary, the Mass, meditation and contemplation, Lectio Divina, or simply reciting the Jesus prayer. You might say that, as far as prayer goes, we have something for every person at every level of engagement to grow deeper in a relationship with our Father.
Archbishop Bernard Hebda was born Sept. 3, 1959, Pittsburgh, PA. He has a B.A. from Harvard University, 1980; Law degree from Columbia University, 1983; bachelor of sacred theology from Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, 1989 & canon law degree, Pontifical Gregorian University, 1990.
The Archbishop practiced law in 1983 and was ordained as priest in 1989; Priest in Pittsburgh Diocese 1990-1996; Worked at Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts in Rome, 1996-2009; Named bishop of Gaylor, Mich., diocese in 2009; coadjutor archbishop of Newark in 2013 and current Archbishop or the Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis.
A fruitful prayer life
- Prayer is primarily a response to an invitation; God lovingly initiates the relationship
- Prayer and interior silence.
- Prayer and persistence/perseverance.