David Torkington is a Spiritual Theologian, Author and Speaker who specializes in Prayer, Christian Spirituality and Mystical Theology.

For the past fifty years, he has been communicating to his audience his profound love of the traditional and authentic Mystical and Biblical Theology that has inspired all his writings on prayer.

He has done this through his ability to express profound truths simply and truthfully in his inspiring lectures and retreats to religious and laity, in England, Ireland, Europe and Africa.

He was asked to lecture on Mystical Theology at the Angelicum in Rome as the only speaker who had practical knowledge and experience in Mystical Theology.

More recently he has concentrated on writing, blogging, podcasting and broadcasting.

He is a member of the most distinguished intellectual club in London, The Athenaeum, Pall Mall, London.

David’s Publications, Audio visual and Interactive presentations

Published 9th December 2022 In Britain
Published 1st January  2023 In USA

The Primacy of Loving shows how Christian spirituality was and still is family based.
It shows for everyone a step-by-step guide on how to practise the simple, practical Christ-given spirituality that can change lives permanently for the better.  Read Authors introduction entitled: Marriage and Mystical Loving   
  • The primacy of Loving describes and explains in modern language the Christian Mystical Tradition.  A guide to living Christian mystical spirituality for all today and includes a historical synopsis of Christian Spirituality.
  • Wisdom from Franciscan Italy details the implications of the revelation of the Primacy of Love received by Francis moments before he received the Stigmata.
  • How to Pray A Practical Guide to the Spiritual Life In How to Pray David Torkington offers everyday guidance for entering more deeply into prayer, whether you are a beginner or looking to go deeper in your prayer life. published by Our Sunday Visitor Publications
  • Prayer Made Simple
    This booklet shows how to pray according to the Christian tradition from the beginning. It is a simple, practical guide on prayer, and how to implement and benefit from it in daily life. Published by the Catholic Truth Society

Latest Blog Posts

Mystical Theology
A Course

A Course in Mystical Theology – Thirty Seventh Episode – From Meditation to Contemplation

A rare and ancient book  on mystical theology that was so small and dishevelled that the censors must have overlooked it in the noviciate library,  gave me the advice that I needed. “When sweet meditation”  it said, “leads you into dark contemplation, be sure that you give to your new prayer exactly the same time…
Read More A Course in Mystical Theology – Thirty Seventh Episode – From Meditation to Contemplation



 The Sense of the Sacred –  Back to the faith of Our Fathers

In a talk that I have just recorded in a series I am giving on prayer, I tell how, as the Director of the Diocesan Retreat and Conference Centre in London, I handed out an anonymous questionnaire to priests who attended the courses from 1972 to 1981. I was horrified to discover that no priest…
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Matej Zimprecht Ctihodny Denis Perronet 1678

Ignatian and Carmelite Spirituality – Complementary or Contradictory?

In order to shed some light on the complementarity between Ignatian and Carmelite Spirituality that is being discussed at present  I would like to say a few words to avoid confusion.
Read More Ignatian and Carmelite Spirituality – Complementary or Contradictory?

A Sideways Look at the Christian Faith



Latest Podcasts

Mystical Prayer

Podcast Series