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Aspects of Love


Talks at retreat in Montreal, Canada – 1996

It is love that divinizes us. Learning to love ourselves goes hand in hand with learning to love others, and teaches us how to love God. It teaches us who God is, because it is only by loving that we discover who God is. “Everyone who loves is a child of God and knows God, but the unloving know nothing of God, for God is love.”(1 Jn 4:8)

 These talks dwell on three aspects of love: love of self, love of others, love of God. Meditation is the regular discipline that gradually leads us to love ourselves, others and God. Fr Laurence relates the practice of meditation to love as the very meaning of our creation and our lives.




  1. Homecoming – 5:11
  2. How to Meditate – 2:53
  3. The Basic Principles of Meditation – 17:46
  4. The Stillness of Meditation – 8:02
  5. Letting Go – 4:48
  6. The Central Reality of Love – 14:40
  7. Our Understanding of Love – 10:17




  1. Loving Ourselves – 17:53
  2. How to Love Ourselves – 16:10
  3. Loving Others – 10:15
  4. How to Love Others – 10:47
  5. Loving our Enemies – 6:57
  6. How to Love Humanity – 9:58




  1. Loving God – 15:08
  2. How to Love God – 16:34


Type of Media: CD
Speaker/Author Laurence Freeman OSB