The importance of meditation and prayer to spiritual progress (Augustine)

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Those who have learned from our Lord, Jesus Christ, to be meek and humble of heart make more progress by meditation and prayer than by reading and listening.

Augustine of Hippo, ‘Letter 147 to Paulina, c. 413’ in Letters: Volume III (c. 412-14), trans. Wilfred Parsons, The Fathers of the Church: A New Translation, 20 (Washington D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 1953), p. 170.
 
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