Fr. Larkin taught in his own major seminary and at Catholic University for 20 years before going to Phoenix where he helped found the Kino Institute in 1972. Since 1981 he has been active in retreats, workshops, and writing, especially in promoting contemplative prayer and popularizing the teachings of the two Carmelite saints, Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross. He has written two books: Silent Presence and Christ Within Us.
In this video he talks about the history of contemplative prayer, how to go about it in today's world, and some of problems that can come up.
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He has published a clarification of the terms "contemplative prayer" and "contemplation" in an article, "Today's Contemplative Prayer Forms: Are They contemplation?" in Review for Religious, 57(Jan.-Feb., 1998), p. 77-87.
He also has a Distance Learning Course on "Methods of Contemplative Prayer" and a videotaped "Contemplative Prayer Retreat" which can be obtained from The Carmelite Institute, 1600 Webster ST. N.E., Washington, DC 20017. Tel. 202-635-3534. Fax 202-635-3538. E-mail: email@example.com. Contact Sr. Angele Sadlier, O.Carm.