Media – Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts Catholic Podcasts Sun, 28 May 2017 10:49:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Fr. Timothy Gallagher, Dr. Anthony Lilles, Deacon James Keating, Archbishop George Lucas, Msgr. John Esseeff and so many other Catholic Spiritual leaders and teachers/catechists offer the best teachings in the rich Catholic Spiritual/Discernment tradition. From lives of the saints to the basics of Catholic Social teaching, from the Sacred Liturgy to prayer in everyday moments of our lives, we walk to together as we fulfill our call to "be saints in the making". By the renewal of our minds, we form ourselves so that we "may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect." (Rom 12:2) Media – Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts clean Media – Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts benotafraid@discerninghearts.com benotafraid@discerninghearts.com (Media – Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts) Discerning Hearts © 2016 All Rights Reserved. Catholic podcasts for the Christian community! Media – Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts http://www.discerninghearts.com/Pictures/Discerning%20Hearts%201400.jpg http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/category/media/ benotafraid@discerninghearts.com Novena to the Holy Spirit Day 3 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-the-holy-spirit-day-3-2/ Sun, 28 May 2017 10:48:06 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25437 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-the-holy-spirit-day-3-2/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-the-holy-spirit-day-3-2/feed/ 0 Novena to the Holy Spirit O Holy Spirit, Divine Consoler! I adore you as my True God. I offer You my whole heart, and I render You heartfelt thanks for all the benefits You have bestowed upon the world. You are the author of all supernatural gifts and enriched the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, with all favors, ... <a title="Novena to the Holy Spirit Day 3" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-the-holy-spirit-day-3-2/">Read more</a><div class='yarpp-related-rss yarpp-related-none'> No related posts. </div>

Novena to the Holy Spiritholy-spirit-colleen-shay

O Holy Spirit, Divine Consoler!
I adore you as my True God.
I offer You my whole heart,
and I render You heartfelt thanks for all the benefits You have bestowed upon the world.
You are the author of all supernatural gifts
and enriched the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God,
with all favors,
I ask you to visit me by Your grace and Your love,
and grant me the favor
I so earnestly seek…

State your request here…

O Holy Spirit,
spirit of truth, come into our hearts:

DAY THREEpentecost

Heavenly Father,
You have called me to be a member
of the mystical body of Your Son, Jesus Christ,
and to be a temple of the Holy Spirit.
I ask You to give me these gifts of the Holy Spirit:
wisdom, that I may understand the follies of this world;
understanding, that I may grasp more fully
the meaning of my existence
and the purpose of all things in the world;
counsel, that I may always choose the proper way;
fortitude, that I may remain faithful to You
under the pressure of temptation.;
piety, that I may revere You in all I do, think or say;
fear of the Lord, that should the motive of love fail me,
I may quickly be awakened to the eternal consequences of my deeds.
Visit me by Your grace
and Your love
and grant me the favor I so earnestly seek in this novena…

State your request here…

 

Come, O Holy Spirit,
fill the hearts of Your faithful,
and kindle in them the fire of Your love.

Amen.

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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Novena to the Holy Spirit O Holy Spirit, Divine Consoler! I adore you as my True God. I offer You my whole heart, and I render You heartfelt thanks for all the benefits You have bestowed upon the world. You are the author of all supernatural gifts and ...
Novena to the Holy Spirit

O Holy Spirit, Divine Consoler!

I adore you as my True God.

I offer You my whole heart,

and I render You heartfelt thanks for all the benefits You have bestowed upon the world.

You are the author of all supernatural gifts

and enriched the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God,

with all favors,

I ask you to visit me by Your grace and Your love,

and grant me the favor

I so earnestly seek…
State your request here…
O Holy Spirit,

spirit of truth, come into our hearts:
DAY THREE
Heavenly Father,

You have called me to be a member

of the mystical body of Your Son, Jesus Christ,

and to be a temple of the Holy Spirit.

I ask You to give me these gifts of the Holy Spirit:

wisdom, that I may understand the follies of this world;

understanding, that I may grasp more fully

the meaning of my existence

and the purpose of all things in the world;

counsel, that I may always choose the proper way;

fortitude, that I may remain faithful to You

under the pressure of temptation.;

piety, that I may revere You in all I do, think or say;

fear of the Lord, that should the motive of love fail me,

I may quickly be awakened to the eternal consequences of my deeds.

Visit me by Your grace

and Your love

and grant me the favor I so earnestly seek in this novena…
State your request here…
 
Come, O Holy Spirit,

fill the hearts of Your faithful,

and kindle in them the fire of Your love.
Amen.

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HM-5 “Confession” – A Handmaid of the Lord: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hm-5-confession-handmaid-lord-life-legacy-adrienne-von-speyr-dr-adrian-walker/ Sat, 27 May 2017 13:24:31 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=22096 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hm-5-confession-handmaid-lord-life-legacy-adrienne-von-speyr-dr-adrian-walker/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hm-5-confession-handmaid-lord-life-legacy-adrienne-von-speyr-dr-adrian-walker/feed/ 0 With Dr. Adrian Walker, we reflect on various aspects of Adrienne's insight of the nature of confession as described in her book of the same name. An excerpt from "Confession" Chapter 1: Introduction - The Search for Confession As long as aid for the human being is offered by other human beings and is mobile within the human sphere, it can operate only with human means. Everything approaching a person from external sources can be considered only as accidental and external and be supplied with a positive or negative label; the unity between interior and exterior, however, cannot be effected. The psychological session can offer me only “modes of behavior” applicable to the present, which themselves can and must change under altered conditions. Confession, on the other hand, brings a person face to face with his divine destiny and places him directly within it—within that which is final and ultimate.<div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hm-3-a-handmaid-of-the-lord-the-life-and-legacy-of-adrienne-von-speyr-with-dr-adrian-walker/" rel="bookmark" title="HM-3 “A Handmaid of the Lord”: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker">HM-3 “A Handmaid of the Lord”: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/btp-lr8-the-last-retreat-day-7-pt-2-beginning-to-pray-with-dr-anthony-lilles/" rel="bookmark" title="BTP-LR8 The “Last Retreat” Day 7 pt. 2 – Beginning to Pray with Dr. Anthony Lilles">BTP-LR8 The “Last Retreat” Day 7 pt. 2 – Beginning to Pray with Dr. Anthony Lilles </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hm-1-introduction-a-meeting-with-von-balthasar-a-handmaid-of-the-lord-with-dr-adrian-walker/" rel="bookmark" title="HM-1 “A Handmaid of the Lord”: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker">HM-1 “A Handmaid of the Lord”: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hm-2-a-handmaid-of-the-lord-the-life-and-legacy-of-adrienne-von-speyr-with-dr-adrian-walker/" rel="bookmark" title="HM-2 “A Handmaid of the Lord”: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker">HM-2 “A Handmaid of the Lord”: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hm-4-a-handmaid-of-the-lord-the-life-and-legacy-of-adrienne-von-speyr-with-dr-adrian-walker/" rel="bookmark" title="HM-4 “A Handmaid of the Lord”: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker">HM-4 “A Handmaid of the Lord”: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker </a></li> </ol> </div>

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AdrianEpisode 5 – “Confession” – A Handmaid of the Lord: The life and legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker, Ph.D.

With Dr. Adrian Walker, we reflect on various aspects of Adrienne’s insight of the nature of confession as described in her book of the same name.

An excerpt from “Confession” Chapter 1: Introduction – The Search for Confession

If a person—in however primitive a fashion—comprehends himself as standing before God, and if he knows that he, like Adam, was created by God and redeemed by Christ and that Christ opens for him the way to the Father and the doors of heaven, then between the two poles of his existence, birth and death, where he unconditionally feels himself to be a sinner, he will expect confession with a kind of necessity. He will expect that God offers him the possibility to return again and again to a center which God himself points out and makes accessible. Every person understands in some fashion that “things can’t go on as they are.” From this angle of vision he encounters the question of how things might go on, and  perhaps of how things ought to go on considered from God’s perspective. How has God pictured his life, not only as a whole but at this moment? Does God have any particular expectation which he could and should fulfill in a particular way suggested by God himself? He feels perhaps that if he can rely only on his own freedom, or only on other human beings who live in the same kind of freedom as he, he cannot do justice to God’s expectation. He senses that to talk something out according to his own or someone else’s formula and to burden someone else with the problem is not enough if he wants to find his way back to that most profound correctness, the straight line connecting his birth and death. Everything he may accomplish outside confession in the way of self-expression and discussion may indeed offer momentary relief; but even the most simple person will see that this moment of relief remains merely one moment among others in life and that it is necessary to comprehend all these moments as a unity.

Let us assume you are my friend, and I say to you, “I can’t go on like this.” We discuss the situation together; perhaps we discover where I got off the track, and perhaps we even refer to my childhood. What we find will help me to make a new start. In every discussion of this sort, however, the individual is viewed as an isolated person, and it does not become clear that he lives in a community both of saints and sinners. Only God knows the laws both of the community of saints and of the community of sinners. In confession I am, of course, this individual sinner, but I am simultaneously a part of humanity, one of its fallen members. Thus conceptual factors are completely different in confession than in analysis. They are both personal and social; indeed, they comprise a totality that draws into focus the world as a whole, its relationship to God, and the first and last things, even if this larger context only falls into our field of vision momentarily and is experienced only indirectly. And since the situation is different, so also are the means of healing. The truth of God is involved, not the truth of the human being, nor the truth of his soul, his existence or the structure of his deeper being, but decisively the truth of God. None of the human techniques takes this divine truth seriously; at most they save it for the hour of death, and they do not help a man to become the kind of person he will need to be in that hour.

As long as aid for the human being is offered by other human beings and is mobile within the human sphere, it can operate only with human means. Everything approaching a person from external sources can be considered only as accidental and external and be supplied with a positive or negative label; the unity between interior and exterior, however, cannot be effected. The psychological session can offer me only “modes of behavior” applicable to the present, which themselves can and must change under altered conditions. Confession, on the other hand, brings a person face to face with his divine destiny and places him directly within it—within that which is final and ultimate.

As long as a person is not confessing, he feels free to speak or keep silent about whatever he wishes. What he then hates in confession is not the humbling experience of revealing himself, and not the fact that he is a sinner—he already knows that somehow—but the necessity of capitulating before and within total confession, the fact that the freedom of selection has been withdrawn and that the only choice remaining is to reveal everything or nothing. He is sick as a whole person and must be healed as such, and not eclectically. That is the first humbling experience. The second is that he is only one of many and has to accept the same conditions as do the others, even external conditions such as having to appear at the confessional at an appointed hour: a kind of marked condition, the elimination of all external differentiation—the factory owner and the watchman, the lady and her cook, all on equal footing. Precisely when one confesses that which is most intimate, one no longer has a choice or selection, is put on a level with all other sinners and is merely one penitent in the line of other sinners. The peculiarities of my particular “case”, which made it seem so interesting to me and which I would so gladly have explained to the listener, do not matter at all any more. Confession [Beichten] is above all precisely that: a confession [Bekenntnis] not only of my sins but also a confession to God and to God’s precepts and institutions, indeed to his Church with her own weakness and her myriad ambiguous, even disturbing, aspects.

The act of “speaking” with someone about my life does not oblige me further. Afterward, I can experience a certain feeling of gratitude or of awkwardness toward the person who has listened to me, but I remain the free person who can detach himself again. Confession is not an individual act in the same sense; nothing in it can be isolated. The act of confession expressly involves the whole person, his whole life, his whole world-view, his whole relationship to God.

 

 

adrienne_von_speyr1Adrienne von Speyr was a Swiss convert, mystic, wife, medical doctor and author of over 60 books on spirituality and theology. She’s inspired countless souls around the world to deepen their mission of prayer and compassion. She entered the Catholic Church under the direction of the great theologian, Hans Urs von Balthasar. In the years that would follow, they would co-found the secular institute, the Community of St. John.

 

For more episodes in this series visit Dr. Adrian Walker’s Discerning Hearts page

Adrian Walker is an editor of the journal Communio, an International Catholic Review, who received his doctorate in philosophy at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Dr. Walker has served as a translator for the English edition of Pope Benedict XVI’s, ” Jesus of Nazareth”, as well as numerous other theological works, including those of Hans Urs von Balthasar and Adrienne von Speyr.

Our series recorded at “Casa Balthasar“, a house of discernment for men located in Rome, Italy. The Casa, was founded in 1990 by a group of friends and is directed by Rev. Jacques Servais, S.J.; Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) has been closely associated with the Casa Balthasar from the very beginning as its Cardinal Protector.

Many of Adrienne von Speyr’s books can found through Ignatius Press

 

 

]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ With Dr. Adrian Walker, we reflect on various aspects of Adrienne's insight of the nature of confession as described in her book of the same name. - An excerpt from "Confession" Chapter 1: Introduction - The Search for Confession -
HM-5 “A Handmaid of the Lord”: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo.
Episode 5 – “Confession” – A Handmaid of the Lord: The life and legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker, Ph.D.
With Dr. Adrian Walker, we reflect on various aspects of Adrienne’s insight of the nature of confession as described in her book of the same name.
An excerpt from “Confession” Chapter 1: Introduction – The Search for Confession

If a person—in however primitive a fashion—comprehends himself as standing before God, and if he knows that he, like Adam, was created by God and redeemed by Christ and that Christ opens for him the way to the Father and the doors of heaven, then between the two poles of his existence, birth and death, where he unconditionally feels himself to be a sinner, he will expect confession with a kind of necessity. He will expect that God offers him the possibility to return again and again to a center which God himself points out and makes accessible. Every person understands in some fashion that “things can’t go on as they are.” From this angle of vision he encounters the question of how things might go on, and  perhaps of how things ought to go on considered from God’s perspective. How has God pictured his life, not only as a whole but at this moment? Does God have any particular expectation which he could and should fulfill in a particular way suggested by God himself? He feels perhaps that if he can rely only on his own freedom, or only on other human beings who live in the same kind of freedom as he, he cannot do justice to God’s expectation. He senses that to talk something out according to his own or someone else’s formula and to burden someone else with the problem is not enough if he wants to find his way back to that most profound correctness, the straight line connecting his birth and death. Everything he may accomplish outside confession in the way of self-expression and discussion may indeed offer momentary relief; but even the most simple person will see that this moment of relief remains merely one moment among others in life and that it is necessary to comprehend all these moments as a unity.
Let us assume you are my friend, and I say to you, “I can’t go on like this.” We discuss the situation together; perhaps we discover where I got off the track, and perhaps we even refer to my childhood. What we find will help me to make a new start. In every discussion of this sort, however, the individual is viewed as an isolated person, and it does not become clear that he lives in a community both of saints and sinners. Only God knows the laws both of the community of saints and of the community of sinners. In confession I am, of course, this individual sinner, but I am simultaneously a part of humanity, one of its fallen members. Thus conceptual factors are completely different in confession than in analysis. They are both personal and social; indeed, they comprise a totality that draws into focus the world as a whole, its relationship to God, and the first and last things, even if this larger context only falls into our field of vision momentarily and is experienced only indirectly. And since the situation is different, so also are the means of healing. The truth of God is involved, not the truth of the human being, nor the truth of his soul, his existence or the structure of his deeper being, but decisively the truth of God. None of the human techniques takes this divine truth seriously; at most they save it for the hour of death, and they do not help a man to become the kind of person he will need to be in that hour.
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KM clean 48:55 SP#1 “Opening Our Hearts in Prayer” – The School of Prayer – with Fr. Scott Traynor http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/sp1-opening-our-hearts-in-prayer-the-school-of-prayer-with-fr-scott-traynor/ Sat, 27 May 2017 10:49:32 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=18712 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/sp1-opening-our-hearts-in-prayer-the-school-of-prayer-with-fr-scott-traynor/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/sp1-opening-our-hearts-in-prayer-the-school-of-prayer-with-fr-scott-traynor/feed/ 0 Fr. Scott Traynor begins this series on prayer by describing how Jesus Christ desires a deep personal relationship of the heart with each of us and how this is the true foundation for the New Evangelization. He discusses the adventure of the life of faith and the gifts the Father wishes to shower upon us in union with Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. He breaks open the reality of the indwelling Holy Spirit, who is the great teacher of prayer. Fr. Traynor encourages us to grow in union with Trinity through opening our hearts in prayer.<div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/teach-us-how-to-pray-a-series-on-prayer-with-msgr-john-esseff-episode-4-lent-and-the-importance-of-fasting-and-almsgiving-in-our-prayer/" rel="bookmark" title="“Teach Us How To Pray” – Lent and the Importance of Fasting and Almsgiving in our Prayer – A series on prayer with Msgr. John Esseff Episode 4">“Teach Us How To Pray” – Lent and the Importance of Fasting and Almsgiving in our Prayer – A series on prayer with Msgr. John Esseff Episode 4 </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/the-mysterious-prayer-of-gethsemane-a-reflection-with-dr-anthony-lilles/" rel="bookmark" title="The Mysterious Prayer of Gethsemane – a reflection with Dr. Anthony Lilles">The Mysterious Prayer of Gethsemane – a reflection with Dr. Anthony Lilles </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-v7-acts-apostles-chapters-9-seeking-truth-sharon-doran-video-podcast/" rel="bookmark" title="ST-V7 – “Acts of the Apostles, Chapters 9 ” – Seeking Truth with Sharon Doran – Video Podcast">ST-V7 – “Acts of the Apostles, Chapters 9 ” – Seeking Truth with Sharon Doran – Video Podcast </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/bbfa2-baptismal-name-godparents-baptism-baptism-born-deacon-james-keating/" rel="bookmark" title="BBFA2 – Baptismal Name and Godparents – Baptism: Born from Above with Deacon James Keating">BBFA2 – Baptismal Name and Godparents – Baptism: Born from Above with Deacon James Keating </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/btp14-heaven-faith-day-7-prayer-2-st-elizabeth-trinity-wdr-anthony-lilles/" rel="bookmark" title="BTP#14 Heaven In Faith Day 7 Prayer 2 – St. Elizabeth of the Trinity w/Dr. Anthony Lilles">BTP#14 Heaven In Faith Day 7 Prayer 2 – St. Elizabeth of the Trinity w/Dr. Anthony Lilles </a></li> </ol> </div> SP#1 “Opening Our Hearts in Prayer” – The School of Prayer: Foundations for the New Evangelization

Catholic Spiritual Formation - Catholic Spiritual DirectionFr. Scott Traynor begins this series on prayer by describing how Jesus Christ desires a deep personal relationship of the heart with each of us and how this is the true foundation for the New Evangelization. He discusses the adventure of the life of faith and the gifts the Father wishes to shower upon us in union with Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. He breaks open the reality of the indwelling Holy Spirit, who is the great teacher of prayer. Fr. Traynor encourages us to grow in union with Trinity through opening our hearts in prayer.
Parish-School-of-PrayerIn Father Scott Traynor’s book, Blessed John Paul II’s memorable call to make of the parish a school of prayer takes on flesh and becomes concretely attainable. Those you read these faith-filled pages will find renewed desire to create such parishes and a clear road-map toward this goal.
–Father Timothy Gallagher, OMV

Father Scott Traynor received his STB from the Pontifical Gregorian University and his JCL from Catholic University of America. He has been an instructor and spiritual director for many of the programs at the Institute for Priestly Formation.
Father Traynor is a retreat master and spiritual director who has travelled the country as a speaker at various conferences, diocesan gatherings and national conferences.. He is especially sought after to present on the topics of prayer, discernment and priestly identity and mission.
He serves the Rector of the St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver Colorado.

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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Fr. Scott Traynor begins this series on prayer by describing how Jesus Christ desires a deep personal relationship of the heart with each of us and how this is the true foundation for the New Evangelization. SP#1 “Opening Our Hearts in Prayer” – The School of Prayer: Foundations for the New Evangelization
Fr. Scott Traynor begins this series on prayer by describing how Jesus Christ desires a deep personal relationship of the heart with each of us and how this is the true foundation for the New Evangelization. He discusses the adventure of the life of faith and the gifts the Father wishes to shower upon us in union with Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. He breaks open the reality of the indwelling Holy Spirit, who is the great teacher of prayer. Fr. Traynor encourages us to grow in union with Trinity through opening our hearts in prayer.
In Father Scott Traynor’s book, Blessed John Paul II’s memorable call to make of the parish a school of prayer takes on flesh and becomes concretely attainable. Those you read these faith-filled pages will find renewed desire to create such parishes and a clear road-map toward this goal.

–Father Timothy Gallagher, OMV
Father Scott Traynor received his STB from the Pontifical Gregorian University and his JCL from Catholic University of America. He has been an instructor and spiritual director for many of the programs at the Institute for Priestly Formation.

Father Traynor is a retreat master and spiritual director who has travelled the country as a speaker at various conferences, diocesan gatherings and national conferences.. He is especially sought after to present on the topics of prayer, discernment and priestly identity and mission.

He serves the Rector of the St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver Colorado.

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Begin be reciting the following prayer…

O Holy Spirit, Divine Consoler!
I adore you as my True God.
I offer You my whole heart,
and I render You heartfelt thanks
for all the benefits You have bestowed upon the world.
You are the author of all supernatural gifts
and enriched the Blessed Virgin Mary,
the Mother of God,
with all favors,
I ask you to visit me by Your grace and Your love,
and grant me the favor
I so earnestly seek…

State your request here…

O Holy Spirit,
spirit of truth, come into our hearts:
shed the brightness of your light on all nations,
that they may be of one faith and pleasing to You.

Amen.

DAY TWO

pentecost51 (1)O Holy Spirit,
make me faithful in every thought,
and grant that I may always listen to your voice,
and watch for Your light,
and follow Your gracious inspirations.
I cling to You,
and give myself to You,
and ask You by Your compassion
to watch over me in my weakness.
Holding the pierced feet of Jesus,
looking at His Five Wounds,
trusting in His Precious Blood,
adoring His opened side and stricken heart,
I implore You adorable Spirit,
helper of my infirmity,
to keep me in Your grace,
now and always,
and grant us the favor we ask in this novena…

State your request here…

Come, O Holy Spirit,
fill the hearts of Your faithful,
and kindle in them the fire of Your love.

Amen.

 For the complete novena visit :  The Discerning Hearts’ Holy Spirit Novena page

]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Begin be reciting the following prayer… O Holy Spirit, Divine Consoler! I adore you as my True God. I offer You my whole heart, and I render You heartfelt thanks for all the benefits You have bestowed upon the world.

Begin be reciting the following prayer…
O Holy Spirit, Divine Consoler!

I adore you as my True God.

I offer You my whole heart,

and I render You heartfelt thanks

for all the benefits You have bestowed upon the world.

You are the author of all supernatural gifts

and enriched the Blessed Virgin Mary,

the Mother of God,

with all favors,

I ask you to visit me by Your grace and Your love,

and grant me the favor

I so earnestly seek…
State your request here…
O Holy Spirit,

spirit of truth, come into our hearts:

shed the brightness of your light on all nations,

that they may be of one faith and pleasing to You.
Amen.
DAY TWO
O Holy Spirit,

make me faithful in every thought,

and grant that I may always listen to your voice,

and watch for Your light,

and follow Your gracious inspirations.

I cling to You,

and give myself to You,

and ask You by Your compassion

to watch over me in my weakness.

Holding the pierced feet of Jesus,

looking at His Five Wounds,

trusting in His Precious Blood,

adoring His opened side and stricken heart,

I implore You adorable Spirit,

helper of my infirmity,

to keep me in Your grace,

now and always,

and grant us the favor we ask in this novena…
State your request here…
Come, O Holy Spirit,

fill the hearts of Your faithful,

and kindle in them the fire of Your love.
Amen.
 For the complete novena visit :  The Discerning Hearts’ Holy Spirit Novena page

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25410 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hr10-instead-leaning-others-standing-ones-feet-holy-rule-st-benedict-fr-mauritius-wilde-osb/#comments http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hr10-instead-leaning-others-standing-ones-feet-holy-rule-st-benedict-fr-mauritius-wilde-osb/feed/ 1 Instead of leaning on others, standing on one’s own feet From the Holy Rule of St. Benedict: CHAPTER LXIX That in the Monastery No One Presume to Defend Another Care must be taken that on no occasion one monk try to defend another in the monastery, or to take his part, even though they be ... <a title="HR#10 “Instead of leaning on others, standing on one’s own feet” – The Holy Rule of St. Benedict with Fr. Mauritius Wilde OSB" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hr10-instead-leaning-others-standing-ones-feet-holy-rule-st-benedict-fr-mauritius-wilde-osb/">Read more</a><div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/btp21-st-hildegard-von-bingen-and-the-iron-mountain-beginning-to-pray-w-dr-anthony-lilles-2/" rel="bookmark" title="BTP#21 St. Hildegard von Bingen and “The Iron Mountain”: Beginning to Pray w/ Dr. Anthony Lilles">BTP#21 St. Hildegard von Bingen and “The Iron Mountain”: Beginning to Pray w/ Dr. Anthony Lilles </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/btp-sp2-st-hildegard-and-the-creation-and-the-fall-and-the-battle-of-prayer-the-mystery-of-faith-in-the-wisdom-of-the-saints-dr-anthony-lilles/" rel="bookmark" title="BTP-SP2-St. Hildegard and “The Creation and The Fall” and the Battle of Prayer – The Mystery of Faith in the Wisdom of the Saints – Dr. Anthony Lilles">BTP-SP2-St. Hildegard and “The Creation and The Fall” and the Battle of Prayer – The Mystery of Faith in the Wisdom of the Saints – Dr. Anthony Lilles </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hr4-place-confusing-life-patterns-security-healthy-balance-holy-rule-st-benedict-w-fr-mauritius-wilde-osb/" rel="bookmark" title="HR#4 “In place of confusing life patterns, the security of a healthy balance” – The Holy Rule of St. Benedict w/ Fr. Mauritius Wilde OSB">HR#4 “In place of confusing life patterns, the security of a healthy balance” – The Holy Rule of St. Benedict w/ Fr. Mauritius Wilde OSB </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hr5-stability-holy-rule-st-benedict-w-fr-mauritius-wilde-osb/" rel="bookmark" title="HR#5 “Stability” – The Holy Rule of St. Benedict w/ Fr. Mauritius Wilde OSB">HR#5 “Stability” – The Holy Rule of St. Benedict w/ Fr. Mauritius Wilde OSB </a></li> </ol> </div> Instead of leaning on others, standing on one’s own feet

St.-Benedict-dFrom the Holy Rule of St. Benedict:

CHAPTER LXIX

That in the Monastery No One Presume to Defend Another
Care must be taken that on no occasion one monk try to defend another in the monastery, or to take his part, even though they be closely related by ties of blood. Let it not be attempted by the monks in any way; because such conduct may give rise to very grave scandal. If anyone overstep this rule, let him be severely punished.

 

 

Father Mauritius Wilde, OSB, Ph.D., did his philosophical, theological and doctoral studies in Europe. He is the author of several books and directs retreats regularly. He serves as Prior at Sant’Anselmo in Rome.

]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Instead of leaning on others, standing on one’s own feet From the Holy Rule of St. Benedict: CHAPTER LXIX That in the Monastery No One Presume to Defend Another Care must be taken that on no occasion one monk try to defend another in the monastery, Instead of leaning on others, standing on one’s own feet

From the Holy Rule of St. Benedict:

CHAPTER LXIX
That in the Monastery No One Presume to Defend Another

Care must be taken that on no occasion one monk try to defend another in the monastery, or to take his part, even though they be closely related by ties of blood. Let it not be attempted by the monks in any way; because such conduct may give rise to very grave scandal. If anyone overstep this rule, let him be severely punished.
 

 
Father Mauritius Wilde, OSB, Ph.D., did his philosophical, theological and doctoral studies in Europe. He is the author of several books and directs retreats regularly. He serves as Prior at Sant’Anselmo in Rome.

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25407 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/fg9-interior-freedom-fr-jacques-phillippe-ep-9-fountains-grace-donna-garrett/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/fg9-interior-freedom-fr-jacques-phillippe-ep-9-fountains-grace-donna-garrett/feed/ 0 Join host Donna Garrett, with Fr. Daniel Brandenburg, LC, as they discuss the spiritual classic “Interior Freedom” by Fr.  Jacques Philippe  a priest of  Communaute des Beatitudes, an international association of the faithful of Pontifical Right founded in France in 1973.  The members of the Community, which has a contemplative vocation based on Carmelite spirituality, ... <a title="FG#9 Interior Freedom by Fr. Jacques Phillippe ep 9 – Fountains of Grace with Donna Garrett" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/fg9-interior-freedom-fr-jacques-phillippe-ep-9-fountains-grace-donna-garrett/">Read more</a><div class='yarpp-related-rss yarpp-related-none'> No related posts. </div>

Join host Donna Garrett, with Fr. Daniel Brandenburg, LC, as they discuss the spiritual classic “Interior Freedom” by Fr.  Jacques Philippe  a priest of  Communaute des Beatitudes, an international association of the faithful of Pontifical Right founded in France in 1973.  The members of the Community, which has a contemplative vocation based on Carmelite spirituality, are actively engaged in the service of the poor and the proclamation of the Gospel.

Discussed in this episode, among other topics,  from “Interior Freedom” page 121-122

Donna Garrett is joined in this particular series by Fr. Daniel Brandenburg, LC
“Identity is not rooted in the sum of one’s aptitudes. Individuals have a unique value and dignity independently of what they can do. Someone who doesn’t realize this is at risk of having a real identity crisis. on the day he or she experiences failure, or of despising others when faced with their limitations. Where is there room for the poor and handicapped in a world where people are measured by the efficiency and the profit they can produce?
Here it is worth reflecting on the problem of pride. We are all born with a deep wound, experienced as a lack of being. We seek to compensate by constructing a self different than our real self. This artificial self requires large amounts of energy to maintain it, being fragile it needs protecting. Woe to anyone who contradicts it, threatens it, questions it, or inhibits its expansion. When the Gospel says we must ‘die to ourselves’, it means this artificial ego, this constructed self must die so that the real self given us by God can emerge.”

For other episodes in this series click here “Fountains of Grace w/Donna Garrett

You can find “Interior Freedom” here

Fr. Jacques Philippe

]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Join host Donna Garrett, with Fr. Daniel Brandenburg, LC, as they discuss the spiritual classic “Interior Freedom” by Fr.  Jacques Philippe  a priest of  Communaute des Beatitudes, an international association of the faithful of Pontifical Right founde...
Join host Donna Garrett, with Fr. Daniel Brandenburg, LC, as they discuss the spiritual classic “Interior Freedom” by Fr.  Jacques Philippe  a priest of  Communaute des Beatitudes, an international association of the faithful of Pontifical Right founded in France in 1973.  The members of the Community, which has a contemplative vocation based on Carmelite spirituality, are actively engaged in the service of the poor and the proclamation of the Gospel.
Discussed in this episode, among other topics,  from “Interior Freedom” page 121-122

“Identity is not rooted in the sum of one’s aptitudes. Individuals have a unique value and dignity independently of what they can do. Someone who doesn’t realize this is at risk of having a real identity crisis. on the day he or she experiences failure, or of despising others when faced with their limitations. Where is there room for the poor and handicapped in a world where people are measured by the efficiency and the profit they can produce?

Here it is worth reflecting on the problem of pride. We are all born with a deep wound, experienced as a lack of being. We seek to compensate by constructing a self different than our real self. This artificial self requires large amounts of energy to maintain it, being fragile it needs protecting. Woe to anyone who contradicts it, threatens it, questions it, or inhibits its expansion. When the Gospel says we must ‘die to ourselves’, it means this artificial ego, this constructed self must die so that the real self given us by God can emerge.”

For other episodes in this series click here “Fountains of Grace w/Donna Garrett


You can find “Interior Freedom” here

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25413 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/grief-will-become-joy-reflection-msgr-john-esseff/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/grief-will-become-joy-reflection-msgr-john-esseff/feed/ 0 On the feast of St. Philip Neri, Msgr. Esseff shares a special reflection on the Gospel of the Day.  Also, he asks if you have unforgiveness in your heart towards someone who has died.  He offers a remedy to that alienation. Gospel JN 16:20-23 Jesus said to his disciples: ‘I tell you most solemnly, you will be ... <a title="“Your Grief Will Become Joy” – a reflection by Msgr. John Esseff" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/grief-will-become-joy-reflection-msgr-john-esseff/">Read more</a><div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/bkl9-building-a-kingdom-of-love-w-msgr-john-esseff-true-happiness-and-joy-2/" rel="bookmark" title="BKL#9 – True Happiness and Joy – Building a Kingdom of Love w/ Msgr. John Esseff">BKL#9 – True Happiness and Joy – Building a Kingdom of Love w/ Msgr. John Esseff </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/bkl32-let-nothing-keep-you-from-the-love-of-the-father-building-a-kingdom-of-love-w-msgr-john-esseff-2/" rel="bookmark" title="BKL32 – Let NOTHING Keep You From the Love of the Father – Building a Kingdom of Love w/ Msgr. John Esseff">BKL32 – Let NOTHING Keep You From the Love of the Father – Building a Kingdom of Love w/ Msgr. John Esseff </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/bkl34-who-are-you-your-catholic-identity-with-msgr-john-esseff-2/" rel="bookmark" title="BKL34 – Who are you? Your Catholic Identity on Divine Mercy Sunday w/ Msgr. John Esseff">BKL34 – Who are you? Your Catholic Identity on Divine Mercy Sunday w/ Msgr. John Esseff </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/bkl203-spiritual-direction-building-kingdom-love-msgr-john-esseff/" rel="bookmark" title="BKL203 – Spiritual Direction for the Self-Reliant – Building a Kingdom of Love with Msgr. John Esseff">BKL203 – Spiritual Direction for the Self-Reliant – Building a Kingdom of Love with Msgr. John Esseff </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/bkl209-fifth-sunday-lent-building-kingdom-love-w-msgr-john-esseff/" rel="bookmark" title="BKL209 – The Fifth Sunday of Lent – Building a Kingdom of Love w/ Msgr. John Esseff">BKL209 – The Fifth Sunday of Lent – Building a Kingdom of Love w/ Msgr. John Esseff </a></li> </ol> </div> On the feast of St. Philip Neri, Msgr. Esseff shares a special reflection on the Gospel of the Day.  Also, he asks if you have unforgiveness in your heart towards someone who has died.  He offers a remedy to that alienation.

Gospel JN 16:20-23

Jesus said to his disciples:

‘I tell you most solemnly,
you will be weeping and wailing
while the world will rejoice;
you will be sorrowful,
but your sorrow will turn to joy.
A woman in childbirth suffers,
because her time has come;
but when she has given birth to the child she forgets the suffering
in her joy that a man has been born into the world.
So it is with you: you are sad now,
but I shall see you again, and your hearts will be full of joy,
and that joy no one shall take from you.
When that day comes,
you will not ask me any questions.’

The readings on this page are from the Jerusalem Bible, which is used at Mass in most of the English-speaking world.

]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ On the feast of St. Philip Neri, Msgr. Esseff shares a special reflection on the Gospel of the Day.  Also, he asks if you have unforgiveness in your heart towards someone who has died.  He offers a remedy to that alienation. On the feast of St. Philip Neri, Msgr. Esseff shares a special reflection on the Gospel of the Day.  Also, he asks if you have unforgiveness in your heart towards someone who has died.  He offers a remedy to that alienation.
Gospel JN 16:20-23
Jesus said to his disciples:
‘I tell you most solemnly,
you will be weeping and wailing
while the world will rejoice;
you will be sorrowful,
but your sorrow will turn to joy.
A woman in childbirth suffers,
because her time has come;
but when she has given birth to the child she forgets the suffering
in her joy that a man has been born into the world.
So it is with you: you are sad now,
but I shall see you again, and your hearts will be full of joy,
and that joy no one shall take from you.
When that day comes,
you will not ask me any questions.’
The readings on this page are from the Jerusalem Bible, which is used at Mass in most of the English-speaking world.

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Novena to the Holy Spirit Day 1 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-holy-spirit-day-1/ Fri, 26 May 2017 08:29:14 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25380 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-holy-spirit-day-1/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-holy-spirit-day-1/feed/ 0 Novena to the Holy Spirit Begin be reciting the following prayer... O Holy Spirit, Divine Consoler! I adore you as my True God. I offer You my whole heart, and I render You heartfelt thanks for all the benefits You have bestowed upon the world. You are the author of all supernatural gifts and enriched the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, with all favors, I ask you to visit me by Your grace and Your love, and grant me the favor I so earnestly seek... State your request here... O Holy Spirit, spirit of truth, come into our hearts: shed the brightness of your light on all nations, that they may be of one faith and pleasing to You. Amen. DAY ONE O Holy Spirit, bestow upon us Your seven holy gifts. Enlighten our understanding that we may know You. Give us wisdom that Your will may be clear to us and that we may accept it. Grant us the gift of counsel that we may always perceive what is right. Fortify us that we may always be capable of fulfilling Your Divine Will. Inspire us with the spirit of learning that we may be able to penetrate more deeply into the truths that You have revealed. Let our hearts be steeped in the spirit of childlikeness that we may bring You joy. Let us have proper fear of God that we may never grieve You or wander from the path of goodness. Give us the fulness of Your gifts that we may glorify You. Look with compassion upon us, O Holy Spirit, and grant us the favor we seek in this novena... State your request here... if it be in accordance with Your Holy Will. Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and kindle in them the fire of Your love. Amen. <div class='yarpp-related-rss yarpp-related-none'> No related posts. </div> Holy-Spirit
Novena to the Holy Spirit

Begin be reciting the following prayer…

O Holy Spirit, Divine Consoler!
I adore you as my True God.
I offer You my whole heart,
and I render You heartfelt thanks
for all the benefits You have bestowed upon the world.
You are the author of all supernatural gifts
and enriched the Blessed Virgin Mary,
the Mother of God,
with all favors,
I ask you to visit me by Your grace and Your love,
and grant me the favor
I so earnestly seek…

State your request here…

O Holy Spirit,
spirit of truth, come into our hearts:

DAY ONEpentecost-holy-spirit-desce

O Holy Spirit,
bestow upon us Your seven holy gifts.
Enlighten our understanding that we may know You.
Give us wisdom that Your will may be clear to us
and that we may accept it.
Grant us the gift of counsel
that we may always perceive what is right.
Fortify us that we may always be capable
of fulfilling Your Divine Will.
Inspire us with the spirit of learning
that we may be able to penetrate more deeply
into the truths that You have revealed.
Let our hearts be steeped in the spirit of childlikeness
that we may bring You joy.
Let us have proper fear of God
that we may never grieve You
or wander from the path of goodness. Give us the fulness of Your gifts
that we may glorify You.

Look with compassion upon us,

O Holy Spirit,
and grant us the favor we seek in this novena…

State your request here…

if it be in accordance with Your Holy Will.

Come, O Holy Spirit,
fill the hearts of your faithful,
and kindle in them the fire of Your love.

Amen.

 For the complete novena visit :  The Discerning Hearts’ Holy Spirit Novena page

]]>
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Novena to the Holy Spirit - Begin be reciting the following prayer... - O Holy Spirit, Divine Consoler! I adore you as my True God. I offer You my whole heart, and I render You heartfelt thanks for all the benefits You have bestowed upon the worl...

Novena to the Holy Spirit
Begin be reciting the following prayer…
O Holy Spirit, Divine Consoler!

I adore you as my True God.

I offer You my whole heart,

and I render You heartfelt thanks

for all the benefits You have bestowed upon the world.

You are the author of all supernatural gifts

and enriched the Blessed Virgin Mary,

the Mother of God,

with all favors,

I ask you to visit me by Your grace and Your love,

and grant me the favor

I so earnestly seek…
State your request here…
O Holy Spirit,

spirit of truth, come into our hearts:
DAY ONE
O Holy Spirit,

bestow upon us Your seven holy gifts.

Enlighten our understanding that we may know You.

Give us wisdom that Your will may be clear to us

and that we may accept it.

Grant us the gift of counsel

that we may always perceive what is right.

Fortify us that we may always be capable

of fulfilling Your Divine Will.

Inspire us with the spirit of learning

that we may be able to penetrate more deeply

into the truths that You have revealed.

Let our hearts be steeped in the spirit of childlikeness

that we may bring You joy.

Let us have proper fear of God

that we may never grieve You

or wander from the path of goodness. Give us the fulness of Your gifts

that we may glorify You.
Look with compassion upon us,
O Holy Spirit,

and grant us the favor we seek in this novena…
State your request here…
if it be in accordance with Your Holy Will.
Come, O Holy Spirit,

fill the hearts of your faithful,

and kindle in them the fire of Your love.
Amen.
 For the complete novena visit :  The Discerning Hearts’ Holy Spirit Novena page

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25372 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ba-v11-devotion-blessed-virgin-mary-pt-2-begin-fr-timothy-gallagher/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ba-v11-devotion-blessed-virgin-mary-pt-2-begin-fr-timothy-gallagher/feed/ 0 Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary Pt 2 – Begin Again /w Fr. Timothy Gallagher – Ep. 11 from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo. In this episode, Fr. Timothy Gallagher discusses the deep devotion Ven. Bruno Lanteri had for the Blessed Virgin Mary. It was a deep relationship of love between Ven. Lanteri and Our Lady. ... <a title="BA-V11 Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary Pt 2 – Begin Again with Fr. Timothy Gallagher" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ba-v11-devotion-blessed-virgin-mary-pt-2-begin-fr-timothy-gallagher/">Read more</a><div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ba-v3-crucible-suffering-gift-faith-begin-fr-timothy-gallagher/" rel="bookmark" title="BA-V3 – The Crucible of Suffering and the Gift of Faith – Begin Again with Fr. Timothy Gallagher">BA-V3 – The Crucible of Suffering and the Gift of Faith – Begin Again with Fr. Timothy Gallagher </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/11-ninth-rule-discernment-spirits-w-fr-timothy-gallagher-omv-video-podcasts/" rel="bookmark" title="#11 The Ninth Rule – The Discernment of Spirits /w Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV – Video Podcasts">#11 The Ninth Rule – The Discernment of Spirits /w Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV – Video Podcasts </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/12-tenth-rule-discernment-spirits-w-fr-timothy-gallagher-omv-video-podcasts/" rel="bookmark" title="#12 The Tenth Rule – The Discernment of Spirits /w Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV – Video Podcasts">#12 The Tenth Rule – The Discernment of Spirits /w Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV – Video Podcasts </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ba-v5-spiritual-struggle-remedy-begin-fr-timothy-gallagher/" rel="bookmark" title="BA-V5 The Spiritual Struggle and the Remedy Begin Again with Fr. Timothy Gallagher">BA-V5 The Spiritual Struggle and the Remedy Begin Again with Fr. Timothy Gallagher </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dpd7-renewal-daily-prayer-discernment-examen-prayer-w-fr-timothy-gallagher/" rel="bookmark" title="DPD7 – Renewal – The Daily Prayer of Discernment: The Examen Prayer w/ Fr. Timothy Gallagher">DPD7 – Renewal – The Daily Prayer of Discernment: The Examen Prayer w/ Fr. Timothy Gallagher </a></li> </ol> </div>

Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary Pt 2 – Begin Again /w Fr. Timothy Gallagher – Ep. 11 from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo.

BA6 - "Refuse to Accept Discouragement" - Begin Again: The Spiritual Legacy of Ven. Bruno Lanteri with Fr. Timothy Gallagher

In this episode, Fr. Timothy Gallagher discusses the deep devotion Ven. Bruno Lanteri had for the Blessed Virgin Mary. It was a deep relationship of love between Ven. Lanteri and Our Lady. Fr. Gallagher offers what a Marian devotion can bring to the spiritual life. He goes on to say that there is something safe about turning to the Blessed Mother in our struggles which is deeply rooted in our Catholic tradition.

For the other episodes in this series check out Fr. Timothy Gallagher’s “Discerning Hearts” page

You can obtain just the audio podcast if you would prefer

For a copy of the Spiritual Counsels of Ven. Lanteri visit here:

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary Pt 2 – Begin Again /w Fr. Timothy Gallagher – Ep. 11 from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo. In this episode, Fr. Timothy Gallagher discusses the deep devotion Ven. Bruno Lanteri had for the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary Pt 2 – Begin Again /w Fr. Timothy Gallagher – Ep. 11 from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo.

In this episode, Fr. Timothy Gallagher discusses the deep devotion Ven. Bruno Lanteri had for the Blessed Virgin Mary. It was a deep relationship of love between Ven. Lanteri and Our Lady. Fr. Gallagher offers what a Marian devotion can bring to the spiritual life. He goes on to say that there is something safe about turning to the Blessed Mother in our struggles which is deeply rooted in our Catholic tradition.
For the other episodes in this series check out Fr. Timothy Gallagher’s “Discerning Hearts” page
You can obtain just the audio podcast if you would prefer
For a copy of the Spiritual Counsels of Ven. Lanteri visit here:

 

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Can you imagine how deliriously happy Mary must have been at the miraculous word of that angel as it took root in her? I wonder how many motherhood scenarios she imagined in her heart in the months before He arrived. What would He smell like, what would He look like, what would He be like? Did she fight heartburn and sew tiny clothes and embroider swaddling cloths?

What am I waiting for? When will my life take on that breathless anticipation with which I barely sleep three winks, and awaken before dawn to charge into whatever the new day holds?

I asked the Lord, once, why adulthood is solemnly bereft of such excitement, if we’re supposed to be such a joyful people. I asked if, just one more time, He might give me that experience, the I-can’t-sleep-I’m-so-excited giddiness of Christmas Eve. What followed has been a breathless discovery of His full-blown love and the desire of His heart for me through the Scriptures, faith to faith (Rom 1:17), word upon word.

Mary knows. It’s the Word of God that brings the crazy, twirly, fist-pumping joy.

Scripture References for The Show

Luke 1:46-55, the words of the Magnificat

And Mary said:
“My soul magnifies the Lord,
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden.
For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed;
49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
50 And his mercy is on those who fear him
from generation to generation.
51 He has shown strength with his arm,
he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts,
52 he has put down the mighty from their thrones,
and exalted those of low degree;
53 he has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent empty away.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
55 as he spoke to our fathers,
to Abraham and to his posterity for ever.”

Romans 6:23, The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Wisdom 11:16, One is punished by the very things by which he sins.

Revelation 12, Mary as Queen of Heaven and “the woman” of Genesis 3.

Revelation 12:17,  Mary as our Mother: Then the dragon was angry with the woman, and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and bear testimony to Jesus. 

 

INTERACTIVE SCRIPTURE MEDITATION EXERCISE (LECTIO DIVINA)

This week’s lectio exercise is based on an Augustinian approach. Go on! Try it!

Read (Lectio)

As you read through the words of the Magnificat, above, imagine that Mary is speaking them directly to you about herself.

Meditate (Meditatio)

Revelation 12:7 (see above) is one place the Bible speaks of Mary as the mother of all Christians. Spend a few moments rewriting or re-wording Mary’s Magnificat so that it could be a prayer that Mary is praying for you and over you as your Mother, at this very moment in your life. Change or omit whatever words or phrases that do not apply to you. Close your eyes and imagine Mary praying this song over you today. Like this:

And Mary said: “Sonja’s (your name’s) soul magnifies the Lord, and her spirit rejoices in God her Savior…”

Pray (Oratio)

Pray your new prayer back to God for your own children and/or grandchildren. As you consider yourself, and then your own children or grandchildren as the object(s) of this prayer, what emotions and/or inspirations arise in you? What does God want you to do now?

Rest (Contemplatio)

Perhaps you’d like to take a few minutes to simply bask in the warmth of God’s love in giving you a spiritual mother in addition to His Son.


 For more resources and Sonja’s scripture meditation exercise for this episode visit  the Bible Study Evangelista website  

Sonja’s books can found here

Sonja Corbitt is the Bible Study Evangelista. She’s a Catholic Scripture teacher with a story teller’s gift – a Southern Belle with a warrior’s heart and a poet’s pen.

We’re all sweating and dirty with the effort to love and lift all He’s given to us – those people, duties, callings, and longings that break our hearts and make them sing, sometimes at the same time. But most times, we need to be loved and lifted ourselves.

So her Bible study media are created with you in mind, bites of spinach that taste like cake, to help you make space in your busy heart and schedule for God to love and lift you all the way up into His great lap, where all you’ve been given is loved and lifted too.

]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Can you imagine how deliriously happy Mary must have been at the miraculous word of that angel as it took root in her? I wonder how many motherhood scenarios she imagined in her heart in the months before He arrived. What would He smell like,
Can you imagine how deliriously happy Mary must have been at the miraculous word of that angel as it took root in her? I wonder how many motherhood scenarios she imagined in her heart in the months before He arrived. What would He smell like, what would He look like, what would He be like? Did she fight heartburn and sew tiny clothes and embroider swaddling cloths?
What am I waiting for? When will my life take on that breathless anticipation with which I barely sleep three winks, and awaken before dawn to charge into whatever the new day holds?
I asked the Lord, once, why adulthood is solemnly bereft of such excitement, if we’re supposed to be such a joyful people. I asked if, just one more time, He might give me that experience, the I-can’t-sleep-I’m-so-excited giddiness of Christmas Eve. What followed has been a breathless discovery of His full-blown love and the desire of His heart for me through the Scriptures, faith to faith (Rom 1:17), word upon word.
Mary knows. It’s the Word of God that brings the crazy, twirly, fist-pumping joy.
Scripture References for The Show
Luke 1:46-55, the words of the Magnificat
And Mary said:
“My soul magnifies the Lord,
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden.
For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed;
49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
50 And his mercy is on those who fear him
from generation to generation.
51 He has shown strength with his arm,
he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts,
52 he has put down the mighty from their thrones,
and exalted those of low degree;
53 he has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent empty away.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
55 as he spoke to our fathers,
to Abraham and to his posterity for ever.”
Romans 6:23, The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Wisdom 11:16, One is punished by the very things by which he sins.
Revelation 12, Mary as Queen of Heaven and “the woman” of Genesis 3.
Revelation 12:17,  Mary as our Mother: Then the dragon was angry with the woman, and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and bear testimony to Jesus. 
 
INTERACTIVE SCRIPTURE MEDITATION EXERCISE (LECTIO DIVINA)
This week’s lectio exercise is based on an Augustinian approach. Go on! Try it!
Read (Lectio)
As you read through the words of the Magnificat, above, imagine that Mary is speaking them directly to you about herself.
Meditate (Meditatio)
Revelation 12:7 (see above) is one place the Bible speaks of Mary as the mother of all Christians. Spend a few moments rewriting or re-wording Mary’s Magnificat so that it could be a prayer that Mary is praying for you and over you as your Mother, at this very moment in your life. Change or omit whatever words or phrases that do not apply to you. Close your eyes and imagine Mary praying this song over you today. Like this:
And Mary said: “Sonja’s (your name’s) soul magnifies the Lord, and her spirit rejoices in God her Savior…”
Pray (Oratio)
Pray your new prayer back to God for your own children and/or grandchildren. As you consider yourself, and then your own children or grandchildren as the object(s) of this prayer, what emotions and/or inspirations arise in you? What does God want you to do now?
Rest (Contemplatio)
Perhaps you’d like to take a few minutes to simply bask in the warmth of God’s love in giving you a spiritual mother in addition to His Son.



 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25355 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hr9-place-idleness-work-holy-rule-st-benedict-fr-mauritius-wilde-osb/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hr9-place-idleness-work-holy-rule-st-benedict-fr-mauritius-wilde-osb/feed/ 0 In place of idleness, work From the Holy Rule of St. Benedict: CHAPTER XLVIII Of the Daily Work Idleness is the enemy of the soul; and therefore the brethren ought to be employed in manual labor at certain times, at others, in devout reading. Hence, we believe that the time for each will be properly ... <a title="HR#9 “In place of idleness, work” – The Holy Rule of St. Benedict with Fr. Mauritius Wilde OSB" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hr9-place-idleness-work-holy-rule-st-benedict-fr-mauritius-wilde-osb/">Read more</a><div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/introduction-to-the-devout-life-by-st-francis-de-sales-audio-mp3-edition-chapter-9-the-first-meditation/" rel="bookmark" title="The First Meditation – Introduction to the Devout Life: Chapter 9 by St. Francis de Sales audio mp3 edition – Discerning Hearts">The First Meditation – Introduction to the Devout Life: Chapter 9 by St. Francis de Sales audio mp3 edition – Discerning Hearts </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/btp21-st-hildegard-von-bingen-and-the-iron-mountain-beginning-to-pray-w-dr-anthony-lilles-2/" rel="bookmark" title="BTP#21 St. Hildegard von Bingen and “The Iron Mountain”: Beginning to Pray w/ Dr. Anthony Lilles">BTP#21 St. Hildegard von Bingen and “The Iron Mountain”: Beginning to Pray w/ Dr. Anthony Lilles </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hr27-contemplate-holy-eucharist-holy-rule-st-benedict-fr-mauritius-wilde-o-s-b-2/" rel="bookmark" title="HR#27 “To contemplate the Holy Eucharist ” – The Holy Rule of St. Benedict with Fr. Mauritius Wilde O.S.B">HR#27 “To contemplate the Holy Eucharist ” – The Holy Rule of St. Benedict with Fr. Mauritius Wilde O.S.B </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip20-anthony-burke-smith-the-look-of-catholics-on-inside-the-pages-2/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#20 Anthony Burke Smith – The Look of Catholics on Inside the Pages">IP#20 Anthony Burke Smith – The Look of Catholics on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-the-holy-spirit-day-1-2/" rel="bookmark" title="Novena to the Holy Spirit Day 1 – Discerning Hearts">Novena to the Holy Spirit Day 1 – Discerning Hearts </a></li> </ol> </div> In place of idleness, work

St.-Benedict-dFrom the Holy Rule of St. Benedict:

CHAPTER XLVIII

Of the Daily Work

Idleness is the enemy of the soul; and therefore the brethren ought to be employed in manual labor at certain times, at others, in devout reading. Hence, we believe that the time for each will be properly ordered by the following arrangement; namely, that from Easter till the calends of October, they go out in the morning from the first till about the fourth hour, to do the necessary work, but that from the fourth till about the sixth hour they devote to reading. After the sixth hour, however, when they have risen from table, let them rest in their beds in complete silence; or if, perhaps, anyone desireth to read for himself, let him so read that he doth not disturb others. Let None be said somewhat earlier, about the middle of the eighth hour; and then let them work again at what is necessary until Vespers.

If, however, the needs of the place, or poverty should require that they do the work of gathering the harvest themselves, let them not be downcast, for then are they monks in truth, if they live by the work of their hands, as did also our forefathers and the Apostles. However, on account of the faint-hearted let all things be done with moderation.

From the calends of October till the beginning of Lent, let them apply themselves to reading until the second hour complete. At the second hour let Tierce be said, and then let all be employed in the work which hath been assigned to them till the ninth hour. When, however, the first signal for the hour of None hath been given, let each one leave off from work and be ready when the second signal shall strike. But after their repast let them devote themselves to reading or the psalms.

During the Lenten season let them be employed in reading from morning until the third hour, and till the tenth hour let them do the work which is imposed on them. During these days of Lent let all received books from the library, and let them read them through in order. These books are to be given out at the beginning of the Lenten season.

Above all, let one or two of the seniors be appointed to go about the monastery during the time that the brethren devote to reading and take notice, lest perhaps a slothful brother be found who giveth himself up to idleness or vain talk, and doth not attend to his reading, and is unprofitable, not only to himself, but disturbeth also others. If such a one be found (which God forbid), let him be punished once and again. If he doth not amend, let him come under the correction of the Rule in such a way that others may fear. And let not brother join brother at undue times.

On Sunday also let all devote themselves to reading, except those who are appointed to the various functions. But if anyone should be so careless and slothful that he will not or cannot meditate or read, let some work be given him to do, that he may not be idle.

Let such work or charge be given to the weak and the sickly brethren, that they are neither idle, nor so wearied with the strain of work that they are driven away. Their weakness must be taken into account by the Abbot.

 

 

Father Mauritius Wilde, OSB, Ph.D., did his philosophical, theological and doctoral studies in Europe. He is the author of several books and directs retreats regularly. He serves as Prior at Sant’Anselmo in Rome.

]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ In place of idleness, work From the Holy Rule of St. Benedict: CHAPTER XLVIII Of the Daily Work Idleness is the enemy of the soul; and therefore the brethren ought to be employed in manual labor at certain times, at others, in devout reading. Hence, In place of idleness, work

From the Holy Rule of St. Benedict:

CHAPTER XLVIII
Of the Daily Work
Idleness is the enemy of the soul; and therefore the brethren ought to be employed in manual labor at certain times, at others, in devout reading. Hence, we believe that the time for each will be properly ordered by the following arrangement; namely, that from Easter till the calends of October, they go out in the morning from the first till about the fourth hour, to do the necessary work, but that from the fourth till about the sixth hour they devote to reading. After the sixth hour, however, when they have risen from table, let them rest in their beds in complete silence; or if, perhaps, anyone desireth to read for himself, let him so read that he doth not disturb others. Let None be said somewhat earlier, about the middle of the eighth hour; and then let them work again at what is necessary until Vespers.
If, however, the needs of the place, or poverty should require that they do the work of gathering the harvest themselves, let them not be downcast, for then are they monks in truth, if they live by the work of their hands, as did also our forefathers and the Apostles. However, on account of the faint-hearted let all things be done with moderation.
From the calends of October till the beginning of Lent, let them apply themselves to reading until the second hour complete. At the second hour let Tierce be said, and then let all be employed in the work which hath been assigned to them till the ninth hour. When, however, the first signal for the hour of None hath been given, let each one leave off from work and be ready when the second signal shall strike. But after their repast let them devote themselves to reading or the psalms.
During the Lenten season let them be employed in reading from morning until the third hour, and till the tenth hour let them do the work which is imposed on them. During these days of Lent let all received books from the library, and let them read them through in order. These books are to be given out at the beginning of the Lenten season.
Above all, let one or two of the seniors be appointed to go about the monastery during the time that the brethren devote to reading and take notice, lest perhaps a slothful brother be found who giveth himself up to idleness or vain talk, and doth not attend to his reading, and is unprofitable, not only to himself, but disturbeth also others. If such a one be found (which God forbid), let him be punished once and again. If he doth not amend, let him come under the correction of the Rule in such a way that others may fear. And let not brother join brother at undue times.
On Sunday also let all devote themselves to reading, except those who are appointed to the various functions. But if anyone should be so careless and slothful that he will not or cannot meditate or read, let some work be given him to do, that he may not be idle.
Let such work or charge be given to the weak and the sickly brethren, that they are neither idle, nor so wearied with the strain of work that they are driven away. Their weakness must be taken into account by the Abbot.
 

 
Father Mauritius Wilde, OSB, Ph.D., did his philosophical, theological and doctoral studies in Europe. He is the author of several books and directs retreats regularly. He serves as Prior at Sant’Anselmo in Rome.

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Join host Donna Garrett, with Fr. Daniel Brandenburg, LC, as they discuss the spiritual classic “Interior Freedom” by Fr.  Jacques Philippe  a priest of  Communaute des Beatitudes, an international association of the faithful of Pontifical Right founded in France in 1973.  The members of the Community, which has a contemplative vocation based on Carmelite spirituality, are actively engaged in the service of the poor and the proclamation of the Gospel.

Discussed in this episode, among other topics,  from “Interior Freedom” page 112

Donna Garrett is joined in this particular series by Fr. Daniel Brandenburg, LC

“Instead of following the impulses of the Spirit, people give themselves up, under a pretext of freedom, to their passions to selfishness and sin and sin in all its forms: immorality, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger, selfishness, dissension, party spirit, envy, drunkenness carousing and the like. St Paul reminds us of a classic teaching worth repeating in these confused times; licentiousness is not freedom. It s slavery in which people are trapped by what is most superficial in humanity selfish desires, fears weaknesses and so on. We must wage an unceasing fight against the tendencies described by St Paul and must remain permanently open to the healing graces that come from the Cross of Christ. Then we become truly capable of accomplishing good.”

For other episodes in this series click here “Fountains of Grace w/Donna Garrett

You can find “Interior Freedom” here

Fr. Jacques Philippe

]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Join host Donna Garrett, with Fr. Daniel Brandenburg, LC, as they discuss the spiritual classic “Interior Freedom” by Fr.  Jacques Philippe  a priest of  Communaute des Beatitudes, an international association of the faithful of Pontifical Right founde...
Join host Donna Garrett, with Fr. Daniel Brandenburg, LC, as they discuss the spiritual classic “Interior Freedom” by Fr.  Jacques Philippe  a priest of  Communaute des Beatitudes, an international association of the faithful of Pontifical Right founded in France in 1973.  The members of the Community, which has a contemplative vocation based on Carmelite spirituality, are actively engaged in the service of the poor and the proclamation of the Gospel.
Discussed in this episode, among other topics,  from “Interior Freedom” page 112

“Instead of following the impulses of the Spirit, people give themselves up, under a pretext of freedom, to their passions to selfishness and sin and sin in all its forms: immorality, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger, selfishness, dissension, party spirit, envy, drunkenness carousing and the like. St Paul reminds us of a classic teaching worth repeating in these confused times; licentiousness is not freedom. It s slavery in which people are trapped by what is most superficial in humanity selfish desires, fears weaknesses and so on. We must wage an unceasing fight against the tendencies described by St Paul and must remain permanently open to the healing graces that come from the Cross of Christ. Then we become truly capable of accomplishing good.”

For other episodes in this series click here “Fountains of Grace w/Donna Garrett


You can find “Interior Freedom” here

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IP#315 Fr. Robert Spitzer – The Light Shines On In The Darkness on Inside the Pages from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo.

Simply one of the finest works ever compiled on the mystery of suffering.  Fr. Robert Spitzer’s “The Light Shines On In The Darkness: Transforming Suffering through Faith (Happiness, Suffering, and Transcendence)” could be considered a “catechism of suffering,” but not one rooted in misery, but rather anchored in the experience of God’s great mercy and redemptive sacrifice.  This is a book of hope and one that should be experienced by all Christians, and in particular, those who minister in any way, shape, or form in the New Evangelization.  Why would a loving God allow suffering?  Is there any good that can be brought forth from our trials?   So much more is addressed in this opus. I could not put this book down.  Pick it up, you won’t regret it!

You can find the book here

“Suffering has the power to break or elevate the human spirit.  Lived in the spirit of the Gospel and borne for the sake of others, it’s the most redemptive, transfiguring force in creation.  Fr. Spitzer has written a magisterial work on the meaning of suffering, a work remarkable both for its depth and beauty.”
— Most Rev. Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia

“In this trenchant and searching book, Fr. Spitzer responds to the most powerful objection to the proposition that God exists, namely, the problem of suffering.  And he dares to do what very few are willing to do today:  to articulate how evil and pain are ingredients in the providential design of a loving God.”
Bishop Robert Barron, Host, Catholicism film series

 

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IP#315 Fr. Robert Spitzer – The Light Shines On In The Darkness on Inside the Pages from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo.

Simply one of the finest works ever compiled on the mystery of suffering.  Fr. Robert Spitzer’s “The Light Shines On In The Darkness: Transforming Suffering through Faith (Happiness, Suffering, and Transcendence)” could be considered a “catechism of suffering,” but not one rooted in misery, but rather anchored in the experience of God’s great mercy and redemptive sacrifice.  This is a book of hope and one that should be experienced by all Christians, and in particular, those who minister in any way, shape, or form in the New Evangelization.  Why would a loving God allow suffering?  Is there any good that can be brought forth from our trials?   So much more is addressed in this opus. I could not put this book down.  Pick it up, you won’t regret it!
You can find the book here
“Suffering has the power to break or elevate the human spirit.  Lived in the spirit of the Gospel and borne for the sake of others, it’s the most redemptive, transfiguring force in creation.  Fr. Spitzer has written a magisterial work on the meaning of suffering, a work remarkable both for its depth and beauty.”
— Most Rev. Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia
“In this trenchant and searching book, Fr. Spitzer responds to the most powerful objection to the proposition that God exists, namely, the problem of suffering.  And he dares to do what very few are willing to do today:  to articulate how evil and pain are ingredients in the providential design of a loving God.”

—Bishop Robert Barron, Host, Catholicism film series
 

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This week’s episode:

“Among Women” Guest: Susan Bailey

In this episode Pat talks about finding a way through grief, loss, and tribulation. She speaks with Catholic author and singer-songwriter Susan Bailey. Together they discuss recovery from loss or grief and how to deal with it creatively and with the help of prayer and the sacraments. Pat and Susan talk about her kayaking experiences and the spiritual lessons she learned from it, as captured in her book,  River of Grace.

Also AW listeners are among the first to get a sneak peak at my latest book.

Links for this episode:

Susan Bailey.org

River of Grace by Susan Bailey

About your host, Pat Gohn: After decades of leading women’s and family ministries in local churches in New York and Massachusetts, Among Women combines Pat’s love of learning and teaching the Catholic faith with her passion of using media for the new evangelization. A wife and mother of three young adults, Pat is both a writer and speaker on Catholic subject matter. She holds a Masters in Theology, and a Bachelors in broadcast communications. Visit her column, “A Word in Season”, at the Catholic Portal at Patheos.com, and find her other columns at CatholicMom.com, AmazingCatechists.com, Catholic Digest, or by searching PatGohn.com. Her book for women, Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious: Celebrating the gift of Catholic womanhood, was published by Ave Maria Press in 2013.  Pat’s newest book is “All In: Why Belonging to the Catholic Church Matters

]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ This episode Pat talks about finding a way through grief, loss, and tribulation. She speaks with Catholic author and singer-songwriter Susan Bailey. Together they talk about the recovery from loss or grief and how to deal with it creatively and with th... In this episode:
This week’s episode:
“Among Women” Guest: Susan Bailey
In this episode Pat talks about finding a way through grief, loss, and tribulation. She speaks with Catholic author and singer-songwriter Susan Bailey. Together they discuss recovery from loss or grief and how to deal with it creatively and with the help of prayer and the sacraments. Pat and Susan talk about her kayaking experiences and the spiritual lessons she learned from it, as captured in her book,  River of Grace.
Also AW listeners are among the first to get a sneak peak at my latest book.
Links for this episode:
Susan Bailey.org
River of Grace by Susan Bailey

About your host, Pat Gohn: After decades of leading women’s and family ministries in local churches in New York and Massachusetts, Among Women combines Pat’s love of learning and teaching the Catholic faith with her passion of using media for the new evangelization. A wife and mother of three young adults, Pat is both a writer and speaker on Catholic subject matter. She holds a Masters in Theology, and a Bachelors in broadcast communications. Visit her column, “A Word in Season”, at the Catholic Portal at Patheos.com, and find her other columns at CatholicMom.com, AmazingCatechists.com, Catholic Digest, or by searching PatGohn.com. Her book for women, Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious: Celebrating the gift of Catholic womanhood, was published by Ave Maria Press in 2013.  Pat’s newest book is “All In: Why Belonging to the Catholic Church Matters



http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=20426 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hm-4-a-handmaid-of-the-lord-the-life-and-legacy-of-adrienne-von-speyr-with-dr-adrian-walker/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hm-4-a-handmaid-of-the-lord-the-life-and-legacy-of-adrienne-von-speyr-with-dr-adrian-walker/feed/ 0 With Dr. Adrian Walker, we reflect on various aspects of Adrienne's insight on the Mother of God as described in her book "A Handmaid of the Lord". In part two of our conversation on the work, Dr. Walker reflects on the meaning of the "Mary and Joseph"and "Mary and Joseph" relationships. We explore Adrienne's meditations and how she presents vocation and the "religious state" through the lens of Mary.<div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hm-1-introduction-a-meeting-with-von-balthasar-a-handmaid-of-the-lord-with-dr-adrian-walker/" rel="bookmark" title="HM-1 “A Handmaid of the Lord”: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker">HM-1 “A Handmaid of the Lord”: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hm-2-a-handmaid-of-the-lord-the-life-and-legacy-of-adrienne-von-speyr-with-dr-adrian-walker/" rel="bookmark" title="HM-2 “A Handmaid of the Lord”: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker">HM-2 “A Handmaid of the Lord”: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hm-3-a-handmaid-of-the-lord-the-life-and-legacy-of-adrienne-von-speyr-with-dr-adrian-walker/" rel="bookmark" title="HM-3 “A Handmaid of the Lord”: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker">HM-3 “A Handmaid of the Lord”: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hm-5-confession-handmaid-lord-life-legacy-adrienne-von-speyr-dr-adrian-walker/" rel="bookmark" title="HM-5 “Confession” – A Handmaid of the Lord: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker">HM-5 “Confession” – A Handmaid of the Lord: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip42-fr-joseph-fessio-adrienne-von-speyrs-book-of-all-saints-on-inside-the-pages-2/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#42 Fr Joseph Fessio S.J. – Adrienne von Speyr’s Book of All Saints on Inside the Pages">IP#42 Fr Joseph Fessio S.J. – Adrienne von Speyr’s Book of All Saints on Inside the Pages </a></li> </ol> </div>

HM-4 “A Handmaid of the Lord”: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo.

Adrian-WalkerEpisode 4 – “A Handmaid of the Lord – Mary/Joseph, Mary/John” – “A Handmaid of the Lord”: The life and legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker, Ph.D.

With Dr. Adrian Walker, we reflect on various aspects of Adrienne’s insight on the Mother of God as described in her book “A Handmaid of the Lord”. In part two of our conversation on the work, Dr. Walker reflects on the meaning of the “Mary and Joseph”and “Mary and Joseph” relationships.  We explore Adrienne’s meditations and how she presents vocation and the “religious state” through the lens of Mary.

Mary and Joseph’s life together was wholly bound to the earthly way of life—the form human existence has had ever since man was driven out of Paradise. Their life was mutual service in housekeeping, breadwinning and everything involved in the toilsome and harsh scraping out of a life. But even this common labor had its focus in the divine Child, who threw open everything earthly and drew it into the eddy of his mission. Out of this breaking open there arose much later the new form of community between Mary and John, in which everything previous is translated into the supernatural and the spiritual. Now the whole fruitfulness of the community lies in the spirit; the fruit is therefore no longer visible and measurable. The material element certainly continues to exist in some way even in this community, but so secondarily that it is now only a prerequisite of the new community, not an essential component. Thus John, in his care for the Mother, is not to be regarded as Joseph’s successor. Mary has, of course, remained the same; she walks a straight path along which her assent develops. But community with John does not mean for her the continuation of the same task. The first time her assent had been used to fulfill a call to marriage; the second time it is shaped to the fulfillment of a call to the “religious life”.

Joseph and John, as well, are bound to Mary in different ways. In her assent Mary was led by the angel immediately to the Lord, without the intervention of her husband’s consent. Joseph, who is warned by the angel that he should not divorce Mary because she has conceived of the Holy Spirit, is bound directly to the human person, Mary, in order to become through this bond a servant of the incarnate Lord. John, however, is first claimed by the Lord for himself and only then brought together with Mary and given over to her. If Joseph attains to God and to holiness only through Mary, God draws John immediately into his friendship and binds him as the Lord’s friend to the Mother of the Lord. The man, the male, possesses autonomy in the natural realm and is opened to God primarily by the Christian woman in marriage. In this lies the woman’s reciprocating gift to her spouse, who has initiated her into the mystery of the natural community. Conversely, the Son gives his Mother to the priest, John, whom the Son already possesses as a saint, and Mary now submits to the priestly mission of the Apostle. In the family Mary was the focal point since she carried the Child in her womb. Joseph could not be the focal point; he could only serve, even when, as foster father, he commanded. But in John the word of the Lord lives on; as a priest he bears the office, gives shape to the solid, supernatural framework into which the Mother is now incorporated, with her living fruitfulness of grace. Once she had brought the Son physically into the world. Now the Son dies and disappears, but he lives on in the Spirit and in the office of John, whom he makes a bearer of the developing Church. And because the Mother is entrusted to the Apostle John, the certainty exists that the official Church remains fruitful and that the Mother’s fruitfulness is not exhausted in earthly temporality. Her life knows no limited time period of fruitfulness; her fruitfulness has no end; rather, it returns in the end to her mission, which no longer has the form of the Child she bore but of John, who is himself the fruit of the Lord’s redemption and represents, by virtue of his office, the love and continuing life of the Son in his work, the Church. Once the Lord had chosen his Mother, but he had to adapt himself to the earthly framework of the family and Joseph’s authority. Now Mary must adapt herself to the new framework of the Church, embodied in John. John does not go into Mary’s house but takes the Mother with him to his own home. She will have to adjust herself to the law that rules there. The woman forms the worldly home of the family; in the “cloister”, however, she conceals her personality under the veil, in order to let herself be formed by the objective Rule.

von Speyr, Adrienne (2012-03-09). Handmaid of the Lord (Kindle Locations 1706-1730). Ignatius Press. Kindle Edition.

For more episodes in this series visit Dr. Adrian Walker’s Discerning Hearts page

adrienne_von_speyr1Adrienne von Speyr was a Swiss convert, mystic, wife, medical doctor and author of over 60 books on spirituality and theology. She’s inspired countless souls around the world to deepen their mission of prayer and compassion. She entered the Catholic Church under the direction of the great theologian, Hans Urs von Balthasar. In the years that would follow, they would co-found the secular institute, the Community of St. John.

Adrian Walker is an editor of the journal Communio, an International Catholic Review, who received his doctorate in philosophy from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Dr. Walker has served as a translator for the English edition of Pope Benedict XVI’s, ” Jesus of Nazareth,” as well as numerous other theological works, including those of Hans Urs von Balthasar and Adrienne von Speyr.

Our series recorded at “Casa Balthasar,” a house of discernment for men located in Rome, Italy. The Casa was founded in 1990 by a group of friends and is directed by Rev. Jacques Servais, S.J.; Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) has been closely associated with the Casa Balthasar from the very beginning as its Cardinal Protector.

 Many of Adrienne von Speyr’s books can found through Ignatius Press

 

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HM-4 “A Handmaid of the Lord”: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo.
Episode 4 – “A Handmaid of the Lord – Mary/Joseph, Mary/John” – “A Handmaid of the Lord”: The life and legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker, Ph.D.
With Dr. Adrian Walker, we reflect on various aspects of Adrienne’s insight on the Mother of God as described in her book “A Handmaid of the Lord”. In part two of our conversation on the work, Dr. Walker reflects on the meaning of the “Mary and Joseph”and “Mary and Joseph” relationships.  We explore Adrienne’s meditations and how she presents vocation and the “religious state” through the lens of Mary.

Mary and Joseph’s life together was wholly bound to the earthly way of life—the form human existence has had ever since man was driven out of Paradise. Their life was mutual service in housekeeping, breadwinning and everything involved in the toilsome and harsh scraping out of a life. But even this common labor had its focus in the divine Child, who threw open everything earthly and drew it into the eddy of his mission. Out of this breaking open there arose much later the new form of community between Mary and John, in which everything previous is translated into the supernatural and the spiritual. Now the whole fruitfulness of the community lies in the spirit; the fruit is therefore no longer visible and measurable. The material element certainly continues to exist in some way even in this community, but so secondarily that it is now only a prerequisite of the new community, not an essential component. Thus John, in his care for the Mother, is not to be regarded as Joseph’s successor. Mary has, of course, remained the same; she walks a straight path along which her assent develops. But community with John does not mean for her the continuation of the same task. The first time her assent had been used to fulfill a call to marriage; the second time it is shaped to the fulfillment of a call to the “religious life”.
Joseph and John, as well, are bound to Mary in different ways. In her assent Mary was led by the angel immediately to the Lord, without the intervention of her husband’s consent. Joseph, who is warned by the angel that he should not divorce Mary because she has conceived of the Holy Spirit, is bound directly to the human person, Mary, in order to become through this bond a servant of the incarnate Lord. John, however, is first claimed by the Lord for himself and only then brought together with Mary and given over to her. If Joseph attains to God and to holiness only through Mary, God draws John immediately into his friendship and binds him as the Lord’s friend to the Mother of the Lord. The man, the male, possesses autonomy in the natural realm and is opened to God primarily by the Christian woman in marriage. In this lies the woman’s reciprocating gift to her spouse, who has initiated her into the mystery of the natural community. Conversely, the Son gives his Mother to the priest, John, whom the Son already possesses as a saint, and Mary now submits to the priestly mission of the Apostle. In the family Mary was the focal point since she carried the Child in her womb. Joseph could not be the focal point; he could only serve, even when, as foster father, he commanded. But in John the word of the Lord lives on; as a priest he bears the office, gives shape to the solid, supernatural framework into which the Mother is now incorporated, with her living fruitfulness of grace. Once she had brought the Son physically into the world. Now the Son dies and disappears, but he lives on in the Spirit and in the office of John, whom he makes a bearer of the developing Church. And because the Mother is entrusted to the Apostle John, the certainty exists that the official Church remains ...]]>
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Our Lady of Fatima and the Power of the Holy Rosary with Msgr. John Esseff http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/our-lady-of-fatima-and-the-power-of-the-holy-rosary/ Tue, 16 May 2017 17:36:27 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/?p=7613 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/our-lady-of-fatima-and-the-power-of-the-holy-rosary/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/our-lady-of-fatima-and-the-power-of-the-holy-rosary/feed/ 0 Msgr. Esseff reflects on Our Lady of Fatima and the power of the Holy Rosary. It is a tremendous instrument of peace to those who pray in Our Lady's garden of prayer. Anyone seeking peace in the world, as well in their own lives, should turn to Our Lady and her Holy Rosary. The way to the face of God can be found in the Holy Rosary and all the mysteries contained in this treasury of grace.<div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/teach-us-how-to-pray-a-series-on-prayer-with-msgr-john-esseff-episode-4-lent-and-the-importance-of-fasting-and-almsgiving-in-our-prayer/" rel="bookmark" title="“Teach Us How To Pray” – Lent and the Importance of Fasting and Almsgiving in our Prayer – A series on prayer with Msgr. John Esseff Episode 4">“Teach Us How To Pray” – Lent and the Importance of Fasting and Almsgiving in our Prayer – A series on prayer with Msgr. John Esseff Episode 4 </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/bkl9-building-a-kingdom-of-love-w-msgr-john-esseff-true-happiness-and-joy-2/" rel="bookmark" title="BKL#9 – True Happiness and Joy – Building a Kingdom of Love w/ Msgr. John Esseff">BKL#9 – True Happiness and Joy – Building a Kingdom of Love w/ Msgr. John Esseff </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip100-fr-andrew-apostoli-fatima-for-today-on-inside-the-pages-2/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#100 Fr. Andrew Apostoli – Fatima For Today on Inside the Pages">IP#100 Fr. Andrew Apostoli – Fatima For Today on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/legacy-st-charbel-makhluf-st-nimatullah-kassab-msgr-john-esseff/" rel="bookmark" title="The Legacy of St. Charbel Makhluf and St Nimatullah Kassab with Msgr. John Esseff – Discerning Hearts">The Legacy of St. Charbel Makhluf and St Nimatullah Kassab with Msgr. John Esseff – Discerning Hearts </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/bkl2-building-a-kingdom-of-love-w-msgr-john-esseff-the-good-shepherd-2/" rel="bookmark" title="BKL#2 – Building a Kingdom of Love w/ Msgr. John Esseff – The Good Shepherd">BKL#2 – Building a Kingdom of Love w/ Msgr. John Esseff – The Good Shepherd </a></li> </ol> </div>

Msgr. Esseff reflects on Our Lady of Fatima and the power of the Holy Rosary. It is a tremendous peace in the world, as well in their own lives, should turn to Our Lady and her Holy Rosary.  The way to the face of God can be found in the Holy Rosary and all the mysteries contained in this treasury of grace.

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Msgr. Esseff reflects on Our Lady of Fatima and the power of the Holy Rosary. It is a tremendous peace in the world, as well in their own lives, should turn to Our Lady and her Holy Rosary.  The way to the face of God can be found in the Holy Rosary and all the mysteries contained in this treasury of grace.

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My Soul Magnifies the Lord – Mary’s Magnificat, Word by Word with Sonja Corbitt http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/soul-magnifies-lord-marys-magnificat-word-word-sonja-corbitt/ Tue, 16 May 2017 17:19:30 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25334 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/soul-magnifies-lord-marys-magnificat-word-word-sonja-corbitt/#comments http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/soul-magnifies-lord-marys-magnificat-word-word-sonja-corbitt/feed/ 1 Mary “magnified” the Lord, not because of the words she said or sang in praise of Him, but because Mary fulfilled God’s purpose for her to the fullest possible degree. Completely unhindered by sin, Mary evolved completely into the person God created her to be, and in so doing, her whole life magnified the Lord. ... <a title="My Soul Magnifies the Lord – Mary’s Magnificat, Word by Word with Sonja Corbitt" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/soul-magnifies-lord-marys-magnificat-word-word-sonja-corbitt/">Read more</a><div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/introduction-marys-magnificat-word-word-sonja-corbitt/" rel="bookmark" title="An Introduction – Mary’s Magnificat, Word by Word with Sonja Corbitt">An Introduction – Mary’s Magnificat, Word by Word with Sonja Corbitt </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/mary-said-verse-46-marys-magnificat-word-word-sonja-corbitt/" rel="bookmark" title="And Mary Said, Verse 46 – Mary’s Magnificat, Word by Word with Sonja Corbitt">And Mary Said, Verse 46 – Mary’s Magnificat, Word by Word with Sonja Corbitt </a></li> </ol> </div>

Mary “magnified” the Lord, not because of the words she said or sang in praise of Him, but because Mary fulfilled God’s purpose for her to the fullest possible degree. Completely unhindered by sin, Mary evolved completely into the person God created her to be, and in so doing, her whole life magnified the Lord. Mary, herself, is the Magnificat.

Scripture References for The Show

Luke 1:46-55, the words of the Magnificat

And Mary said:
“My soul magnifies the Lord,
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden.
For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed;
49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
50 And his mercy is on those who fear him
from generation to generation.
51 He has shown strength with his arm,
he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts,
52 he has put down the mighty from their thrones,
and exalted those of low degree;
53 he has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent empty away.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
55 as he spoke to our fathers,
to Abraham and to his posterity for ever.”

1 Thessalonians 5:23, “The God of peace sanctify you wholly, that your whole spirit, and soul, and body may be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Three divisions or “parts” to man:

  • spirit – Psalm 51:10, “Lord, create in my inward parts a right spirit.”
  • soul – Genesis 2:7, “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”
  • body – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”

Matthew 10:10, Seek first the kingdom of God and all these things will be added unto you.

Mark 12:30-31,  “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Hebrews 11:1, (NJB)  “Only faith can guarantee the blessings that we hope for, or prove the existence of realities that are unseen.”  (KJV) “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

Joh 4:23 “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for such the Father seeks to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

INTERACTIVE SCRIPTURE MEDITATION EXCERCISE (LECTIO DIVINA)

This week’s lectio exercise is based on a Thomistic approach. Go on! Try it!

Read (Lectio)

Colossians 3:23-24

(DRB) Whatsoever you do, do it from the heart, as to the Lord, and not to men: Knowing that you shall receive of the Lord the reward of inheritance. Serve ye the Lord Christ.

(KJV) And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.

(NAB-A) Whatever you do, do from the heart, as for the Lord and not for others, knowing that you will receive from the Lord the due payment of the inheritance; be slaves of the Lord Christ.

(NJB) Whatever your work is, put your heart into it as done for the Lord and not for human beings, knowing that the Lord will repay you by making you his heirs. It is Christ the Lord that you are serving.

(RSV-CE) Whatever your task, work heartily, as serving the Lord and not men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward; you are serving the Lord Christ.

Meditate (Meditatio)

To whom is God speaking in these verses?

Which tasks of your daily life are most distasteful to you? What is is about those tasks that you find disagreeable? What does God mean by “whatever your task…”?

How do we do that? When and where in your daily routine, specifically, do these verses apply to you?

What does “heartily” or “from the heart” mean? Why are we doing our “work as unto the Lord”?

Who are we serving on a daily basis?

What does God mean by “you will receive the inheritance”? Which tasks done for the love of Christ in your heart merit reward?

Pray (Oratio)

As you consider that all the mundane jobs, chores, and duties of your station in life can accrue toward your eternal reward, what emotions and/or motivations do these verses inspire or provoke in you? Does it change how you will go about your daily routine from now on? How? What do you want to say to the Lord about that?

Rest (Contemplatio)

Perhaps you’d like to take a few minutes to thank Him for elevating such “little things” to eternity, so that none of it is wasted or useless.


 For more resources and Sonja’s scripture meditation exercise for this episode visit  the Bible Study Evangelista website  

Sonja’s books can found here

Sonja Corbitt is the Bible Study Evangelista. She’s a Catholic Scripture teacher with a story teller’s gift – a Southern Belle with a warrior’s heart and a poet’s pen.

We’re all sweating and dirty with the effort to love and lift all He’s given to us – those people, duties, callings, and longings that break our hearts and make them sing, sometimes at the same time. But most times, we need to be loved and lifted ourselves.

So her Bible study media are created with you in mind, bites of spinach that taste like cake, to help you make space in your busy heart and schedule for God to love and lift you all the way up into His great lap, where all you’ve been given is loved and lifted too.

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Mary “magnified” the Lord, not because of the words she said or sang in praise of Him, but because Mary fulfilled God’s purpose for her to the fullest possible degree. Completely unhindered by sin, Mary evolved completely into the person God created her to be, and in so doing, her whole life magnified the Lord. Mary, herself, is the Magnificat.
Scripture References for The Show
Luke 1:46-55, the words of the Magnificat
And Mary said:
“My soul magnifies the Lord,
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden.
For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed;
49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
50 And his mercy is on those who fear him
from generation to generation.
51 He has shown strength with his arm,
he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts,
52 he has put down the mighty from their thrones,
and exalted those of low degree;
53 he has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent empty away.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
55 as he spoke to our fathers,
to Abraham and to his posterity for ever.”
1 Thessalonians 5:23, “The God of peace sanctify you wholly, that your whole spirit, and soul, and body may be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Three divisions or “parts” to man:

* spirit – Psalm 51:10, “Lord, create in my inward parts a right spirit.”
* soul – Genesis 2:7, “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”
* body – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”

Matthew 10:10, Seek first the kingdom of God and all these things will be added unto you.
Mark 12:30-31,  “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
Hebrews 11:1, (NJB)  “Only faith can guarantee the blessings that we hope for, or prove the existence of realities that are unseen.”  (KJV) “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
Joh 4:23 “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for such the Father seeks to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
INTERACTIVE SCRIPTURE MEDITATION EXCERCISE (LECTIO DIVINA)
This week’s lectio exercise is based on a Thomistic approach. Go on! Try it!
Read (Lectio)
Colossians 3:23-24
(DRB) Whatsoever you do, do it from the heart, as to the Lord, and not to men: Knowing that you shall receive of the Lord the reward of inheritance. Serve ye the Lord Christ.
(KJV) And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.
(NAB-A) Whatever you do, do from the heart, as for the Lord and not for others, knowing that you will receive from the Lord the due payment of the inheritance; be slaves of the Lord Christ.
(NJB) Whatever your work is, put your heart into it as done for the Lord and not for human beings, knowing that the Lord will repay you by making you his heirs. It is Christ the Lord that you are serving.
(RSV-CE) Whatever your task, work heartily, as serving the Lord and not men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward; you are serving the Lord Christ.
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HR#8 “Living in Community – the benefits for all of society” Part 2 – The Holy Rule of St. Benedict w/ Fr. Mauritius Wilde OSB http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hr8-living-community-benefits-society-part-2-holy-rule-st-benedict-w-fr-mauritius-wilde-osb/ Tue, 09 May 2017 20:11:35 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25320 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hr8-living-community-benefits-society-part-2-holy-rule-st-benedict-w-fr-mauritius-wilde-osb/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hr8-living-community-benefits-society-part-2-holy-rule-st-benedict-w-fr-mauritius-wilde-osb/feed/ 0 Living in Community – the benefits for all of society part 2 From the Holy Rule of St. Benedict: CHAPTER I Of the Kinds or the Life of Monks It is well known that there are four kinds of monks. The first kind is that of Cenobites, that is, the monastic, who live under a ... <a title="HR#8 “Living in Community – the benefits for all of society” Part 2 – The Holy Rule of St. Benedict w/ Fr. Mauritius Wilde OSB" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hr8-living-community-benefits-society-part-2-holy-rule-st-benedict-w-fr-mauritius-wilde-osb/">Read more</a><div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hr5-stability-holy-rule-st-benedict-w-fr-mauritius-wilde-osb/" rel="bookmark" title="HR#5 “Stability” – The Holy Rule of St. Benedict w/ Fr. Mauritius Wilde OSB">HR#5 “Stability” – The Holy Rule of St. Benedict w/ Fr. Mauritius Wilde OSB </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hr7-living-community-benefits-society-holy-rule-st-benedict-w-fr-mauritius-wilde-osb/" rel="bookmark" title="HR#7 “Living in Community – the benefits for all of society” – The Holy Rule of St. Benedict w/ Fr. Mauritius Wilde OSB">HR#7 “Living in Community – the benefits for all of society” – The Holy Rule of St. Benedict w/ Fr. Mauritius Wilde OSB </a></li> </ol> </div> Living in Community – the benefits for all of society part 2

St.-Benedict-dFrom the Holy Rule of St. Benedict:

CHAPTER I

Of the Kinds or the Life of Monks

It is well known that there are four kinds of monks. The first kind is that of Cenobites, that is, the monastic, who live under a rule and an Abbot.

The second kind is that of Anchorites, or Hermits, that is, of those who, no longer in the first fervor of their conversion, but taught by long monastic practice and the help of many brethren, have already learned to fight against the devil; and going forth from the rank of their brethren well trained for single combat in the desert, they are able, with the help of God, to cope single-handed without the help of others, against the vices of the flesh and evil thoughts.

But a third and most vile class of monks is that of Sarabaites, who have been tried by no rule under the hand of a master, as gold is tried in the fire (cf Prov 27:21); but, soft as lead, and still keeping faith with the world by their works, they are known to belie God by their tonsure. Living in two’s and three’s, or even singly, without a shepherd, enclosed, not in the Lord’s sheepfold, but in their own, the gratification of their desires is law unto them; because what they choose to do they call holy, but what they dislike they hold to be unlawful.

But the fourth class of monks is that called Landlopers, who keep going their whole life long from one province to another, staying three or four days at a time in different cells as guests. Always roving and never settled, they indulge their passions and the cravings of their appetite, and are in every way worse than the Sarabaites. It is better to pass all these over in silence than to speak of their most wretched life.

Therefore, passing these over, let us go on with the help of God to lay down a rule for that most valiant kind of monks, the Cenobites.

 

 

Father Mauritius Wilde, OSB, Ph.D., did his philosophical, theological and doctoral studies in Europe. He is the author of several books and directs retreats regularly. He serves as Prior at Sant’Anselmo in Rome.

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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Living in Community – the benefits for all of society part 2 From the Holy Rule of St. Benedict: CHAPTER I Of the Kinds or the Life of Monks It is well known that there are four kinds of monks. The first kind is that of Cenobites, that is, Living in Community – the benefits for all of society part 2

From the Holy Rule of St. Benedict:

CHAPTER I
Of the Kinds or the Life of Monks
It is well known that there are four kinds of monks. The first kind is that of Cenobites, that is, the monastic, who live under a rule and an Abbot.
The second kind is that of Anchorites, or Hermits, that is, of those who, no longer in the first fervor of their conversion, but taught by long monastic practice and the help of many brethren, have already learned to fight against the devil; and going forth from the rank of their brethren well trained for single combat in the desert, they are able, with the help of God, to cope single-handed without the help of others, against the vices of the flesh and evil thoughts.
But a third and most vile class of monks is that of Sarabaites, who have been tried by no rule under the hand of a master, as gold is tried in the fire (cf Prov 27:21); but, soft as lead, and still keeping faith with the world by their works, they are known to belie God by their tonsure. Living in two’s and three’s, or even singly, without a shepherd, enclosed, not in the Lord’s sheepfold, but in their own, the gratification of their desires is law unto them; because what they choose to do they call holy, but what they dislike they hold to be unlawful.
But the fourth class of monks is that called Landlopers, who keep going their whole life long from one province to another, staying three or four days at a time in different cells as guests. Always roving and never settled, they indulge their passions and the cravings of their appetite, and are in every way worse than the Sarabaites. It is better to pass all these over in silence than to speak of their most wretched life.
Therefore, passing these over, let us go on with the help of God to lay down a rule for that most valiant kind of monks, the Cenobites.
 

 
Father Mauritius Wilde, OSB, Ph.D., did his philosophical, theological and doctoral studies in Europe. He is the author of several books and directs retreats regularly. He serves as Prior at Sant’Anselmo in Rome.

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25323 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/fg7-interior-freedom-fr-jacques-phillippe-ep-7-fountains-grace-donna-garrett/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/fg7-interior-freedom-fr-jacques-phillippe-ep-7-fountains-grace-donna-garrett/feed/ 0 Join host Donna Garrett, with Fr. Daniel Brandenburg, LC, as they discuss the spiritual classic “Interior Freedom” by Fr.  Jacques Philippe  a priest of  Communaute des Beatitudes, an international association of the faithful of Pontifical Right founded in France in 1973.  The members of the Community, which has a contemplative vocation based on Carmelite spirituality, ... <a title="FG#7 Interior Freedom by Fr. Jacques Phillippe ep 7 – Fountains of Grace with Donna Garrett" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/fg7-interior-freedom-fr-jacques-phillippe-ep-7-fountains-grace-donna-garrett/">Read more</a><div class='yarpp-related-rss yarpp-related-none'> No related posts. </div>

Join host Donna Garrett, with Fr. Daniel Brandenburg, LC, as they discuss the spiritual classic “Interior Freedom” by Fr.  Jacques Philippe  a priest of  Communaute des Beatitudes, an international association of the faithful of Pontifical Right founded in France in 1973.  The members of the Community, which has a contemplative vocation based on Carmelite spirituality, are actively engaged in the service of the poor and the proclamation of the Gospel.

Discussed in this episode, among other topics,  from “Interior Freedom” page 102

Donna Garrett is joined in this particular series by Fr. Daniel Brandenburg, LC

“Three aspects of the spiritual life the joyful, sorrowful and glorious outpourings of the Holy Sprit recall the image of the fire and the log used by St John of the Cross. ‘ When fire approaches the log it first lights it up and warms it. That corresponds to a joyful mystery. We are warmed by the love of God revealed to us . When the fire comes closer, the wood begins to blacken, smoke, smell bad, and give out tar and other unpleasant substances. This is the sorrowful outpouring; the soul has the painful experience of its own wretchedness. This phase lasts until the purifying fire has completed its work and the soul is totally transformed into a fire of love. Here is the glorious outpouring, in which the soul is strengthened in charity, the fire Jesus came to kindle on earth.”

For other episodes in this series click here “Fountains of Grace w/Donna Garrett

You can find “Interior Freedom” here

Fr. Jacques Philippe

]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Join host Donna Garrett, with Fr. Daniel Brandenburg, LC, as they discuss the spiritual classic “Interior Freedom” by Fr.  Jacques Philippe  a priest of  Communaute des Beatitudes, an international association of the faithful of Pontifical Right founde...
Join host Donna Garrett, with Fr. Daniel Brandenburg, LC, as they discuss the spiritual classic “Interior Freedom” by Fr.  Jacques Philippe  a priest of  Communaute des Beatitudes, an international association of the faithful of Pontifical Right founded in France in 1973.  The members of the Community, which has a contemplative vocation based on Carmelite spirituality, are actively engaged in the service of the poor and the proclamation of the Gospel.
Discussed in this episode, among other topics,  from “Interior Freedom” page 102

“Three aspects of the spiritual life the joyful, sorrowful and glorious outpourings of the Holy Sprit recall the image of the fire and the log used by St John of the Cross. ‘ When fire approaches the log it first lights it up and warms it. That corresponds to a joyful mystery. We are warmed by the love of God revealed to us . When the fire comes closer, the wood begins to blacken, smoke, smell bad, and give out tar and other unpleasant substances. This is the sorrowful outpouring; the soul has the painful experience of its own wretchedness. This phase lasts until the purifying fire has completed its work and the soul is totally transformed into a fire of love. Here is the glorious outpouring, in which the soul is strengthened in charity, the fire Jesus came to kindle on earth.”

For other episodes in this series click here “Fountains of Grace w/Donna Garrett


You can find “Interior Freedom” here

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25321 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-9-mp3-audio-text/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-9-mp3-audio-text/feed/ 0 DAY NINE Dear Mother, I now come before you on the last day of this novena. I know you have heard me, Mary. I believe you have prayed with me each day for my very special intentions. My heart is filled with so much gratitude as I think of you. I have in you, dear ... <a title="Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 9 – Mp3 audio and text" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-9-mp3-audio-text/">Read more</a><div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-1/" rel="bookmark" title="Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 1 – Mp3 audio and text">Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 1 – Mp3 audio and text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-3-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 3 – Mp3 audio and text">Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 3 – Mp3 audio and text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-4-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 4 – Mp3 audio and text">Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 4 – Mp3 audio and text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-5-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 5 – Mp3 audio and text">Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 5 – Mp3 audio and text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-6-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 6 – Mp3 audio and text">Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 6 – Mp3 audio and text </a></li> </ol> </div> DAY NINE

Dear Mother, I now come before you
on the last day of this novena.
I know you have heard me, Mary.
I believe you have prayed with me each day
for my very special intentions.

My heart is filled with so much gratitude
as I think of you.
I have in you, dear Lady,
a Mother of kindness,
of gentleness and of consolation.
How blessed I am to be your very own child.

In the course of these prayers
I have asked for many things.
I know deep in my heart, Mary,
you have given me much more.
Oh, dear Queen of Heaven,
that I could face all of my days as you did,
and pray that lovely prayer of yours,
“Be it done unto me according to thy word…!”

As I end this period of prayer,
please continue to pray
for these needs of mine,
which fill me with concern.

(pause)

Prayer can change anything on earth.
I plead with you then,
to remember my intentions to your Divine Son.

Gracious Mother of God,
as I end this prayer,
I ask you to guide me always
closer to your Blessed Son,
Jesus my Lord.
I truly desire to live in His light,
to be an example
to those around me of His love.
Pray with me please
to carry in my mind and in my heart,
His cross of Salvation
and His Gospel of love.
Oh Mary, Mother of Consolation,
pray for me, now
and at the hour of my death.

Amen.

]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ DAY NINE Dear Mother, I now come before you on the last day of this novena. I know you have heard me, Mary. I believe you have prayed with me each day for my very special intentions. My heart is filled with so much gratitude as I think of you. DAY NINE
Dear Mother, I now come before you

on the last day of this novena.

I know you have heard me, Mary.

I believe you have prayed with me each day

for my very special intentions.
My heart is filled with so much gratitude

as I think of you.

I have in you, dear Lady,

a Mother of kindness,

of gentleness and of consolation.

How blessed I am to be your very own child.
In the course of these prayers

I have asked for many things.

I know deep in my heart, Mary,

you have given me much more.

Oh, dear Queen of Heaven,

that I could face all of my days as you did,

and pray that lovely prayer of yours,

“Be it done unto me according to thy word…!”
As I end this period of prayer,

please continue to pray

for these needs of mine,

which fill me with concern.
(pause)
Prayer can change anything on earth.

I plead with you then,

to remember my intentions to your Divine Son.
Gracious Mother of God,

as I end this prayer,

I ask you to guide me always

closer to your Blessed Son,

Jesus my Lord.

I truly desire to live in His light,

to be an example

to those around me of His love.

Pray with me please

to carry in my mind and in my heart,

His cross of Salvation

and His Gospel of love.

Oh Mary, Mother of Consolation,

pray for me, now

and at the hour of my death.
Amen.

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25316 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip314-dr-peter-kreeft-catholics-protestants-inside-pages/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip314-dr-peter-kreeft-catholics-protestants-inside-pages/feed/ 0   Dr. Peter Kreeft brings forward an important work that is inspired by Christ’s high priestly prayer in the Gospel of John “that they may be one,” entitled “Catholics And Protestants:  What Can We Learn From Each Other?” Thoughtful, engaging, and paradigm shifting, Dr. Kreeft shows that while there are still significant differences,  we are ... <a title="IP#314 Dr. Peter Kreeft – Catholics and Protestants on Inside the Pages" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip314-dr-peter-kreeft-catholics-protestants-inside-pages/">Read more</a><div class='yarpp-related-rss yarpp-related-none'> No related posts. </div> Peter Kreeft

 

Dr. Peter Kreeft brings forward an important work that is inspired by Christ’s high priestly prayer in the Gospel of John “that they may be one,” entitled “Catholics And Protestants:  What Can We Learn From Each Other?” Thoughtful, engaging, and paradigm shifting, Dr. Kreeft shows that while there are still significant differences,  we are much closer than we think.  A highly recommended work!

You can find the book here

Peter Kreeft has a remarkable gift for expressing complex issues in lucid, accurate, and pithy ways. He also has the fairness and insight needed to undertake a tractate to bring Catholics and Protestants into closer union. This book will no doubt help understanding and dialog between both.
–Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., Author, The Soul’ s Upward Yearning

No one has taught me more about what healthy ecumenism looks like than the brilliant and eloquent Peter Kreeft. He is a peerless apologist for truth and has been an inspiration to me for over two decades on the happy and vital connections between serious Catholic and evangelical faith.
–Eric Metaxas, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Bonhoeffer; Host of the Eric Metaxas Show

Readers will expect– and be gratified to find — what we always find in any work by Kreeft: thorough, solid, intelligent work, and agile prose style brought to the service of dependable content. This book should help us to find a real step forward in the mutual understanding of these two sectors of the Ancient Faith.
— Thomas Howard, Author, On Being Catholic

 

 

]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/   Dr. Peter Kreeft brings forward an important work that is inspired by Christ’s high priestly prayer in the Gospel of John “that they may be one,” entitled “Catholics And Protestants:  What Can We Learn From Each Other?” Thoughtful, engaging,
 
Dr. Peter Kreeft brings forward an important work that is inspired by Christ’s high priestly prayer in the Gospel of John “that they may be one,” entitled “Catholics And Protestants:  What Can We Learn From Each Other?” Thoughtful, engaging, and paradigm shifting, Dr. Kreeft shows that while there are still significant differences,  we are much closer than we think.  A highly recommended work!
You can find the book here
Peter Kreeft has a remarkable gift for expressing complex issues in lucid, accurate, and pithy ways. He also has the fairness and insight needed to undertake a tractate to bring Catholics and Protestants into closer union. This book will no doubt help understanding and dialog between both.
–Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., Author, The Soul’ s Upward Yearning
No one has taught me more about what healthy ecumenism looks like than the brilliant and eloquent Peter Kreeft. He is a peerless apologist for truth and has been an inspiration to me for over two decades on the happy and vital connections between serious Catholic and evangelical faith.
–Eric Metaxas, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Bonhoeffer; Host of the Eric Metaxas Show
Readers will expect– and be gratified to find — what we always find in any work by Kreeft: thorough, solid, intelligent work, and agile prose style brought to the service of dependable content. This book should help us to find a real step forward in the mutual understanding of these two sectors of the Ancient Faith.
— Thomas Howard, Author, On Being Catholic
 
 

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25313 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/mary-said-verse-46-marys-magnificat-word-word-sonja-corbitt/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/mary-said-verse-46-marys-magnificat-word-word-sonja-corbitt/feed/ 0 Mary’s name is from the root for myrrh, meaning bitter. The tree sap that produces myrrh gathers in “tears,” when the bark is deeply scored, which are cherished and collected for their extreme value. Myrrh is the balsam of suffering, purification, and death, as it was used as an opiate to deaden pain, an antiseptic, ... <a title="And Mary Said, Verse 46 – Mary’s Magnificat, Word by Word with Sonja Corbitt" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/mary-said-verse-46-marys-magnificat-word-word-sonja-corbitt/">Read more</a><div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/introduction-marys-magnificat-word-word-sonja-corbitt/" rel="bookmark" title="An Introduction – Mary’s Magnificat, Word by Word with Sonja Corbitt">An Introduction – Mary’s Magnificat, Word by Word with Sonja Corbitt </a></li> </ol> </div>

Mary’s name is from the root for myrrh, meaning bitter. The tree sap that produces myrrh gathers in “tears,” when the bark is deeply scored, which are cherished and collected for their extreme value. Myrrh is the balsam of suffering, purification, and death, as it was used as an opiate to deaden pain, an antiseptic, and in the embalming and preparation of bodies for burial.

See how your Mother loves you? She helps ease your suffering, and purify and prepare your soul for eternal life.

Scripture References for The Show

Luke 1:46-55, the words of the Magnificat

And Mary said:
“My soul magnifies the Lord,
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden.
For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed;
49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
50 And his mercy is on those who fear him
from generation to generation.
51 He has shown strength with his arm,
he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts,
52 he has put down the mighty from their thrones,
and exalted those of low degree;
53 he has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent empty away.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
55 as he spoke to our fathers,
to Abraham and to his posterity for ever.”

1 Samuel 2:1-10,  The Magnificat is based on the Song of Hannah.

Scriptural uses of myrrh

  • Song of Solomon 1:13, A bundle of myrrh [is] my well-beloved unto me; he shall lie all night between my breasts.
  • Esther 2:12, Myrrh used in perfumes, cosmetics, and “purification.”
  • Exodus 30:22-38, myrrh used in the tabernacle anointing oil and incense
  • Matthew 2:11, Magi bring frankincense and myrrh to Baby Jesus.
  • Mark 15:23, Myrrh mixed with wine is offered to Jesus on the cross.
  • John 19:39, Myrrh included in burial spices.

Hebrews 5:8, Jesus learned obedience through what He suffered.


 For more resources and Sonja’s scripture meditation exercise for this episode visit  the Bible Study Evangelista website  

Sonja’s books can found here

Sonja Corbitt is the Bible Study Evangelista. She’s a Catholic Scripture teacher with a story teller’s gift – a Southern Belle with a warrior’s heart and a poet’s pen.

We’re all sweating and dirty with the effort to love and lift all He’s given to us – those people, duties, callings, and longings that break our hearts and make them sing, sometimes at the same time. But most times, we need to be loved and lifted ourselves.

So her Bible study media are created with you in mind, bites of spinach that taste like cake, to help you make space in your busy heart and schedule for God to love and lift you all the way up into His great lap, where all you’ve been given is loved and lifted too.

]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Mary’s name is from the root for myrrh, meaning bitter. The tree sap that produces myrrh gathers in “tears,” when the bark is deeply scored, which are cherished and collected for their extreme value. Myrrh is the balsam of suffering, purification,
Mary’s name is from the root for myrrh, meaning bitter. The tree sap that produces myrrh gathers in “tears,” when the bark is deeply scored, which are cherished and collected for their extreme value. Myrrh is the balsam of suffering, purification, and death, as it was used as an opiate to deaden pain, an antiseptic, and in the embalming and preparation of bodies for burial.
See how your Mother loves you? She helps ease your suffering, and purify and prepare your soul for eternal life.
Scripture References for The Show
Luke 1:46-55, the words of the Magnificat
And Mary said:
“My soul magnifies the Lord,
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden.
For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed;
49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
50 And his mercy is on those who fear him
from generation to generation.
51 He has shown strength with his arm,
he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts,
52 he has put down the mighty from their thrones,
and exalted those of low degree;
53 he has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent empty away.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
55 as he spoke to our fathers,
to Abraham and to his posterity for ever.”
1 Samuel 2:1-10,  The Magnificat is based on the Song of Hannah.
Scriptural uses of myrrh

* Song of Solomon 1:13, A bundle of myrrh [is] my well-beloved unto me; he shall lie all night between my breasts.
* Esther 2:12, Myrrh used in perfumes, cosmetics, and “purification.”
* Exodus 30:22-38, myrrh used in the tabernacle anointing oil and incense
* Matthew 2:11, Magi bring frankincense and myrrh to Baby Jesus.
* Mark 15:23, Myrrh mixed with wine is offered to Jesus on the cross.
* John 19:39, Myrrh included in burial spices.

Hebrews 5:8, Jesus learned obedience through what He suffered.



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We’re all sweating and dirty with the effort to love and lift all He’s given to us – those people, duties, callings, and longings that break our hearts and make them sing, sometimes at the same time. But most times, we need to be loved and lifted ourselves.
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http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25310 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-8-mp3-audio-text/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-8-mp3-audio-text/feed/ 0 DAY EIGHT Holy Mary, Our Lady of Consolation, I come before you today as your pilgrim. My entire life is a journey, a pilgrimage. Constantly do I seek the way of your Son, as I move toward our heavenly home. I am inspired by you, Mary. I call myself your pilgrim as you are my special Patroness, my gentle and loving Mother, leading me each and every day closer to your Blessed Son, my Lord and Savior. Oh Mary, please pray for me as I continue my earthly pilgrimage. Ask our Blessed Lord to strengthen me each day that I may resist the many temptations of this life. Pray for me, Mary, that I may always remember that I was not created for this earthly home, but rather for our heavenly home with my Father. At this time, dear Mother, please join me in prayer for the particular intentions of this novena. (pause) Look kindly on these needs and ask our Blessed Lord to help me. Always be with me, Mary, as I continue on this pilgrimage home. When that day comes when I shall end this pilgrimage, I pray that you will stand with me as I see, face to face, the Father of all goodness, my God and my all. Amen.<div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-7-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 7 – Mp3 audio and text">Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 7 – Mp3 audio and text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-4-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Day 4 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text">Day 4 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-9-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Day 9 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text">Day 9 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-3-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 3 – Mp3 audio and text">Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 3 – Mp3 audio and text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-4-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 4 – Mp3 audio and text">Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 4 – Mp3 audio and text </a></li> </ol> </div> DAY EIGHT

Holy Mary, Our Lady of Consolation,
I come before you today as your pilgrim.
My entire life is a journey,
a pilgrimage.
Constantly do I seek the way of your Son,
as I move toward our heavenly home.

I am inspired by you, Mary.
I call myself your pilgrim
as you are my special Patroness,
my gentle and loving Mother,
leading me each and every day
closer to your Blessed Son,
my Lord and Savior.

Oh Mary, please pray for me
as I continue my earthly pilgrimage.
Ask our Blessed Lord to strengthen me each day
that I may resist
the many temptations of this life.
Pray for me, Mary,
that I may always remember
that I was not created for this earthly home,
but rather for our heavenly home with my Father.

At this time, dear Mother,
please join me in prayer
for the particular intentions of this novena.

(pause)

Look kindly on these needs
and ask our Blessed Lord to help me.

Always be with me, Mary,
as I continue on this pilgrimage home.
When that day comes
when I shall end this pilgrimage,
I pray that you will stand with me
as I see, face to face,
the Father of all goodness,
my God and my all.

Amen.

]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ DAY EIGHT - Holy Mary, Our Lady of Consolation, I come before you today as your pilgrim. My entire life is a journey, a pilgrimage. Constantly do I seek the way of your Son, as I move toward our heavenly home. - I am inspired by you, Mary. DAY EIGHT
Holy Mary, Our Lady of Consolation,

I come before you today as your pilgrim.

My entire life is a journey,

a pilgrimage.

Constantly do I seek the way of your Son,

as I move toward our heavenly home.
I am inspired by you, Mary.

I call myself your pilgrim

as you are my special Patroness,

my gentle and loving Mother,

leading me each and every day

closer to your Blessed Son,

my Lord and Savior.
Oh Mary, please pray for me

as I continue my earthly pilgrimage.

Ask our Blessed Lord to strengthen me each day

that I may resist

the many temptations of this life.

Pray for me, Mary,

that I may always remember

that I was not created for this earthly home,

but rather for our heavenly home with my Father.
At this time, dear Mother,

please join me in prayer

for the particular intentions of this novena.
(pause)
Look kindly on these needs

and ask our Blessed Lord to help me.
Always be with me, Mary,

as I continue on this pilgrimage home.

When that day comes

when I shall end this pilgrimage,

I pray that you will stand with me

as I see, face to face,

the Father of all goodness,

my God and my all.
Amen.

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Most blessed Mary,
kind and loving Mother,
receive me, your child,
into your tender care.

In your life, Mary,
you always offered kindness
to those around you.
Pray with me now to our loving Lord,
that in my life
I may reflect you through kindness.

There are so many times
in this life of ours, Mary,
that kindness gives way to harshness.
In the rush to “get things done,”
I become quick and short
with those around me.
In my own little world,
I often think only of my own plans,
my own accomplishments,
and I forget that
I am only one of God’s children,
only one of your children.

Dear blessed Mother,
teach me your ways.
Help me to take more time
with those who seek my time.
I want to be like you, Mary,
in every way.
In the rush of each day,
remind me to be kind.

Pray with me now, Mary,
as I place before our Lord
the main intentions of this novena.

(pause)

Please ask our loving Savior
to help me in these particular needs of mine.
Turn your eyes,
so filled with kindness, on me,
gracious Mother,
and help me as I trust so much in you.

I desire always the kingdom of your Son.
Help me to finish this day in His love
and under your kind and gentle care,
Mother of God.

Amen.

]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ DAY SEVEN   Most blessed Mary, kind and loving Mother, receive me, your child, into your tender care. In your life, Mary, you always offered kindness to those around you. Pray with me now to our loving Lord, DAY SEVEN  
Most blessed Mary,

kind and loving Mother,

receive me, your child,

into your tender care.
In your life, Mary,

you always offered kindness

to those around you.

Pray with me now to our loving Lord,

that in my life

I may reflect you through kindness.
There are so many times

in this life of ours, Mary,

that kindness gives way to harshness.

In the rush to “get things done,”

I become quick and short

with those around me.

In my own little world,

I often think only of my own plans,

my own accomplishments,

and I forget that

I am only one of God’s children,

only one of your children.
Dear blessed Mother,

teach me your ways.

Help me to take more time

with those who seek my time.

I want to be like you, Mary,

in every way.

In the rush of each day,

remind me to be kind.
Pray with me now, Mary,

as I place before our Lord

the main intentions of this novena.
(pause)
Please ask our loving Savior

to help me in these particular needs of mine.

Turn your eyes,

so filled with kindness, on me,

gracious Mother,

and help me as I trust so much in you.
I desire always the kingdom of your Son.

Help me to finish this day in His love

and under your kind and gentle care,

Mother of God.
Amen.

KM clean 2:11
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The mission of The Daughters of Mary, Mother of Healing Love:
We founded the Daughters of Mary Mother of Healing Love to bring the healing love of Jesus to those who are suffering, and in a special way to families. Our primary apostolate at the present time is the St.Charles Children’s Home, where we care for children from troubled families.

For more on the work of the Sisters click here

Msgr. John A. Esseff is a Roman Catholic priest in the Diocese of Scranton.  He was ordained on May 30th, 1953, by the late Bishop William J. Hafey, D.D. at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton, PA.  Msgr. Esseff served a retreat director and confessor to St. Teresa of Calcutta.    He continues to offer direction and retreats for the sisters of the Missionaries of Charity around the world.  Msgr. Esseff encountered St.  Padre Pio,  who would become a spiritual father to him.  He has lived in areas around the world,  serving in the Pontifical Missions, a Catholic organization established by St. Pope John Paul II to bring the Good News to the world especially to the poor.  Msgr. Esseff assisted the founders of the Institute for Priestly Formation and continues to serve as a spiritual director for the Institute.  He continues to serve as a retreat leader and director to bishops, priests and sisters and seminarians and other religious leaders around the world.   

 

 

]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Msgr. Esseff discusses his retreat with The Daughters of Mary, Mother of Healing Love community which meets the needs of the children brought to the St. Charles Home located in New Hampshire. He speaks of their work and the need to step out in courage... Msgr. Esseff discusses his retreat with The Daughters of Mary, Mother of Healing Love community which meets the needs of the children brought to the St. Charles Children’s Home located in New Hampshire.  He speaks of their work and the need to step out in courage to share the Divine Love which is needed to heal the deepest wounds of the heart.  He talks about Mother Paul Marie, foundress of this new community, as well as Servant of God Fr. Flannagan, and St. Mother Teresa.  Msgr. Esseff talks about the importance of the both the male and female healthy role models in the lives children.
The mission of The Daughters of Mary, Mother of Healing Love:
We founded the Daughters of Mary Mother of Healing Love to bring the healing love of Jesus to those who are suffering, and in a special way to families. Our primary apostolate at the present time is the St.Charles Children’s Home, where we care for children from troubled families.
For more on the work of the Sisters click here
Msgr. John A. Esseff is a Roman Catholic priest in the Diocese of Scranton.  He was ordained on May 30th, 1953, by the late Bishop William J. Hafey, D.D. at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton, PA.  Msgr. Esseff served a retreat director and confessor to St. Teresa of Calcutta.    He continues to offer direction and retreats for the sisters of the Missionaries of Charity around the world.  Msgr. Esseff encountered St.  Padre Pio,  who would become a spiritual father to him.  He has lived in areas around the world,  serving in the Pontifical Missions, a Catholic organization established by St. Pope John Paul II to bring the Good News to the world especially to the poor.  Msgr. Esseff assisted the founders of the Institute for Priestly Formation and continues to serve as a spiritual director for the Institute.  He continues to serve as a retreat leader and director to bishops, priests and sisters and seminarians and other religious leaders around the world.   
 
 

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25300 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-6-mp3-audio-text/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-6-mp3-audio-text/feed/ 0 DAY SIX Holy Mother Mary, again I come before you as your child. I pray with all my heart and mind for all of God’s pilgrim people. Pray for me, dear Mother, for a greater understanding of the wonderful gift of Christ in the Eucharist. Help me to see in this most Blessed Sacrament, Christ Himself, the great and unending gift of the Father. Help me, Mary, to feel the nearness of my Lord. Through the celebration of the Eucharist, He truly touches me; He feeds me by His divine sacrifice, His death and resurrection. So abundant is God’s love through this Sacrament. May I ever see this love, this grace, and live as a child of God, a child of light. At Mass, dear Mother, our entire salvation unfolds before my eyes. Jesus, our Savior, comes to us, as the wonderful sacrifice to the Father is renewed. What a loving Father we have, and how endless is His love and mercy for all of us! Mary, Mother of God, keep me mindful of this great gift of the Eucharist. Please pray with me now, dear Mother, for these special needs of mine. (pause). Ask our blessed Lord to keep me ever united to Him, and always close in prayer to you. Amen. <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-1/" rel="bookmark" title="Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 1 – Mp3 audio and text">Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 1 – Mp3 audio and text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-2-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 2 – Mp3 audio and text">Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 2 – Mp3 audio and text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-3-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 3 – Mp3 audio and text">Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 3 – Mp3 audio and text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-4-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 4 – Mp3 audio and text">Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 4 – Mp3 audio and text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-5-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 5 – Mp3 audio and text">Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 5 – Mp3 audio and text </a></li> </ol> </div> DAY SIX

Holy Mother Mary,
again I come before you as your child.
I pray with all my heart and mind
for all of God’s pilgrim people.

Pray for me, dear Mother,
for a greater understanding
of the wonderful gift of Christ
in the Eucharist.
Help me to see in this most Blessed Sacrament,
Christ Himself,
the great and unending gift of the Father.
Help me, Mary,
to feel the nearness of my Lord.
Through the celebration of the Eucharist,
He truly touches me;
He feeds me by His divine sacrifice,
His death and resurrection.

So abundant is God’s love
through this Sacrament.
May I ever see this love,
this grace,
and live as a child of God,
a child of light.

At Mass, dear Mother,
our entire salvation unfolds before my eyes.
Jesus, our Savior, comes to us,
as the wonderful sacrifice
to the Father is renewed.
What a loving Father we have,
and how endless is His love
and mercy for all of us!

Mary, Mother of God,
keep me mindful of this great gift
of the Eucharist.

Please pray with me now,
dear Mother,
for these special needs of mine.

(pause).

Ask our blessed Lord
to keep me ever united to Him,
and always close in prayer to you.

Amen.

]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ DAY SIX - Holy Mother Mary, again I come before you as your child. I pray with all my heart and mind for all of God’s pilgrim people. - Pray for me, dear Mother, for a greater understanding of the wonderful gift of Christ DAY SIX
Holy Mother Mary,

again I come before you as your child.

I pray with all my heart and mind

for all of God’s pilgrim people.
Pray for me, dear Mother,

for a greater understanding

of the wonderful gift of Christ

in the Eucharist.

Help me to see in this most Blessed Sacrament,

Christ Himself,

the great and unending gift of the Father.

Help me, Mary,

to feel the nearness of my Lord.

Through the celebration of the Eucharist,

He truly touches me;

He feeds me by His divine sacrifice,

His death and resurrection.
So abundant is God’s love

through this Sacrament.

May I ever see this love,

this grace,

and live as a child of God,

a child of light.
At Mass, dear Mother,

our entire salvation unfolds before my eyes.

Jesus, our Savior, comes to us,

as the wonderful sacrifice

to the Father is renewed.

What a loving Father we have,

and how endless is His love

and mercy for all of us!
Mary, Mother of God,

keep me mindful of this great gift

of the Eucharist.
Please pray with me now,

dear Mother,

for these special needs of mine.
(pause).
Ask our blessed Lord

to keep me ever united to Him,

and always close in prayer to you.
Amen.

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25297 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-5-mp3-audio-text/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-5-mp3-audio-text/feed/ 0 DAY FIVE Dear Lady of Consolation, Queen of Peace, be with me now as I pray. Join your prayers to mine as I bring my needs before our most loving Father and His Divine Son. Throughout your life, dear Mother, you offered all around you a most perfect example of gentleness and peace. It is ... <a title="Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 5 – Mp3 audio and text" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-5-mp3-audio-text/">Read more</a><div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-1/" rel="bookmark" title="Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 1 – Mp3 audio and text">Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 1 – Mp3 audio and text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-2-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 2 – Mp3 audio and text">Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 2 – Mp3 audio and text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-3-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 3 – Mp3 audio and text">Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 3 – Mp3 audio and text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-4-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 4 – Mp3 audio and text">Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 4 – Mp3 audio and text </a></li> </ol> </div> DAY FIVE

Dear Lady of Consolation,
Queen of Peace,
be with me now as I pray.
Join your prayers to mine
as I bring my needs before
our most loving Father
and His Divine Son.

Throughout your life, dear Mother,
you offered all around you
a most perfect example
of gentleness and peace.
It is for that inner peace,
that lovely calm in my own life,
that I pray.

Help me to quiet myself
in the midst of the activity around me.
Guide me in the way of peace
that I may seek the time to be still
and hear the gentle voice of our Father.

Mary, please pray for me
that I may quiet myself
in order to learn more of Jesus, our Lord.
Through Him we have the way to the Father.
Help me to take more time each day for prayer,
for deepening my relationship with Christ.
Guide me in the way
of opening myself to His peace.

Pray with me now,
kind and gentle Mother,
for my special intentions.

(pause)

May your gentleness ever be my example
and may the peace of Christ
fill my heart always.

Amen.

]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ DAY FIVE Dear Lady of Consolation, Queen of Peace, be with me now as I pray. Join your prayers to mine as I bring my needs before our most loving Father and His Divine Son. Throughout your life, dear Mother, DAY FIVE
Dear Lady of Consolation,

Queen of Peace,

be with me now as I pray.

Join your prayers to mine

as I bring my needs before

our most loving Father

and His Divine Son.
Throughout your life, dear Mother,

you offered all around you

a most perfect example

of gentleness and peace.

It is for that inner peace,

that lovely calm in my own life,

that I pray.
Help me to quiet myself

in the midst of the activity around me.

Guide me in the way of peace

that I may seek the time to be still

and hear the gentle voice of our Father.
Mary, please pray for me

that I may quiet myself

in order to learn more of Jesus, our Lord.

Through Him we have the way to the Father.

Help me to take more time each day for prayer,

for deepening my relationship with Christ.

Guide me in the way

of opening myself to His peace.
Pray with me now,

kind and gentle Mother,

for my special intentions.
(pause)
May your gentleness ever be my example

and may the peace of Christ

fill my heart always.
Amen.

]]>
KM clean 1:55 Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 4 – Mp3 audio and text http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-4-mp3-audio-text/ Thu, 04 May 2017 12:50:30 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25289 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-4-mp3-audio-text/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-4-mp3-audio-text/feed/ 0 DAY FOUR Mary, Mother of Consolation, again I come before you in prayer. Help me to pray to our most loving Father. Ever guide me to seek in my life His divine will. Help me to hold before my eyes the saving life of your Son. You are the chosen, Mary, for your magnificent answer to the desire of the Father, the prompting of the Holy Spirit and the request of the angel. Your openness to the Father has given joy to the world. The Son of God your Son and our Lord and Savior, became man through your answer. Oh Mary, grant that I might offer myself to the Father as you did. Help me on the true path of holiness; this is the Father’s desire for me. Assist me through your prayers that I too might agree to the prompting of the Holy Spirit within me. Help me to offer others around me the example your Son expects me to be. In a special way, I ask you to pray with me for these, the main intentions of this novena. (pause) Holy Mary, I offer my prayers for all of God’s people, for the needs of all mankind. We are all pilgrims ever on our way toward our heavenly home. Watch over us and guide us; lead us to your Son, Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Amen.<div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-1/" rel="bookmark" title="Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 1 – Mp3 audio and text">Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 1 – Mp3 audio and text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-2-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 2 – Mp3 audio and text">Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 2 – Mp3 audio and text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-3-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 3 – Mp3 audio and text">Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 3 – Mp3 audio and text </a></li> </ol> </div> DAY FOUR

Mary, Mother of Consolation,
again I come before you in prayer.
Help me to pray to our most loving Father.
Ever guide me to seek in my life
His divine will.
Help me to hold before my eyes
the saving life of your Son.

You are the chosen, Mary,
for your magnificent answer
to the desire of the Father,
the prompting of the Holy Spirit
and the request of the angel.
Your openness to the Father
has given joy to the world.
The Son of God your Son
and our Lord and Savior,
became man through your answer.

Oh Mary, grant that I might offer myself
to the Father as you did.
Help me on the true path of holiness;
this is the Father’s desire for me.
Assist me through your prayers
that I too might agree
to the prompting of the Holy Spirit within me.
Help me to offer others around me
the example your Son expects me to be.

In a special way,
I ask you to pray with me for these,
the main intentions of this novena.

(pause)

Holy Mary, I offer my prayers
for all of God’s people,
for the needs of all mankind.
We are all pilgrims ever on our way
toward our heavenly home.
Watch over us and guide us;
lead us to your Son, Jesus,
our Lord and Savior.

Amen.

]]>
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ DAY FOUR - Mary, Mother of Consolation, again I come before you in prayer. Help me to pray to our most loving Father. Ever guide me to seek in my life His divine will. Help me to hold before my eyes the saving life of your Son. - DAY FOUR
Mary, Mother of Consolation,

again I come before you in prayer.

Help me to pray to our most loving Father.

Ever guide me to seek in my life

His divine will.

Help me to hold before my eyes

the saving life of your Son.
You are the chosen, Mary,

for your magnificent answer

to the desire of the Father,

the prompting of the Holy Spirit

and the request of the angel.

Your openness to the Father

has given joy to the world.

The Son of God your Son

and our Lord and Savior,

became man through your answer.
Oh Mary, grant that I might offer myself

to the Father as you did.

Help me on the true path of holiness;

this is the Father’s desire for me.

Assist me through your prayers

that I too might agree

to the prompting of the Holy Spirit within me.

Help me to offer others around me

the example your Son expects me to be.
In a special way,

I ask you to pray with me for these,

the main intentions of this novena.
(pause)
Holy Mary, I offer my prayers

for all of God’s people,

for the needs of all mankind.

We are all pilgrims ever on our way

toward our heavenly home.

Watch over us and guide us;

lead us to your Son, Jesus,

our Lord and Savior.
Amen.

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25284 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-3-mp3-audio-text/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-3-mp3-audio-text/feed/ 0 DAY THREE Holy Mary, Mother of God, bless me today. Bless me and join me in prayer. I am so lacking in patience, dear Mary. I grow so weary and unhappy at times. There are days when I even find it difficult to raise my heart and mind in prayer. Teach me, most holy Mother, to turn to you as an example. Your life is a most perfect example of patience, acceptance and love. How truly you can be called “Mother of Consolation.” You knew the ultimate grief of witnessing the earthly death of your loving Son. You saw, as so few mothers do, your own flesh and blood, hurt, bleeding, and despised, as He climbed Calvary. This most precious offering of Himself to all mankind, you saw mocked and ridiculed. Through all of this you continued to offer for all time the perfect example of a most patient and compassionate mother. Holy Mother, I ask you to help me become more accepting and patient. May I ever follow your example and strive to make these virtues of patience and acceptance more real in my own life. Pray for me, please, dear Mother. Ask our blessed Lord to make me more like you. Ask Him also for my very special intentions. (pause) Keep me in your love, Blessed Mary, and guide me always closer to your Beloved Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.<div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-1/" rel="bookmark" title="Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 1 – Mp3 audio and text">Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 1 – Mp3 audio and text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-2-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 2 – Mp3 audio and text">Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 2 – Mp3 audio and text </a></li> </ol> </div> DAY THREE

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
bless me today.
Bless me and join me in prayer.

I am so lacking in patience, dear Mary.
I grow so weary and unhappy at times.
There are days when I even find it difficult
to raise my heart and mind in prayer.

Teach me, most holy Mother,
to turn to you as an example.
Your life is a most perfect example of patience,
acceptance and love.

How truly you can be called
“Mother of Consolation.”
You knew the ultimate grief
of witnessing the earthly death
of your loving Son.
You saw, as so few mothers do,
your own flesh and blood,
hurt, bleeding, and despised,
as He climbed Calvary.
This most precious offering of Himself
to all mankind,
you saw mocked and ridiculed.
Through all of this
you continued to offer for all time
the perfect example of a most patient
and compassionate mother.

Holy Mother, I ask you to help me
become more accepting and patient.
May I ever follow your example
and strive to make these virtues
of patience and acceptance
more real in my own life.

Pray for me, please, dear Mother.
Ask our blessed Lord to make me more like you.
Ask Him also for my very special intentions.

(pause)

Keep me in your love, Blessed Mary,
and guide me always closer
to your Beloved Son, Jesus Christ.

Amen.

]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ DAY THREE - Holy Mary, Mother of God, bless me today. Bless me and join me in prayer. - I am so lacking in patience, dear Mary. I grow so weary and unhappy at times. There are days when I even find it difficult DAY THREE
Holy Mary, Mother of God,

bless me today.

Bless me and join me in prayer.
I am so lacking in patience, dear Mary.

I grow so weary and unhappy at times.

There are days when I even find it difficult

to raise my heart and mind in prayer.
Teach me, most holy Mother,

to turn to you as an example.

Your life is a most perfect example of patience,

acceptance and love.
How truly you can be called

“Mother of Consolation.”

You knew the ultimate grief

of witnessing the earthly death

of your loving Son.

You saw, as so few mothers do,

your own flesh and blood,

hurt, bleeding, and despised,

as He climbed Calvary.

This most precious offering of Himself

to all mankind,

you saw mocked and ridiculed.

Through all of this

you continued to offer for all time

the perfect example of a most patient

and compassionate mother.
Holy Mother, I ask you to help me

become more accepting and patient.

May I ever follow your example

and strive to make these virtues

of patience and acceptance

more real in my own life.
Pray for me, please, dear Mother.

Ask our blessed Lord to make me more like you.

Ask Him also for my very special intentions.
(pause)
Keep me in your love, Blessed Mary,

and guide me always closer

to your Beloved Son, Jesus Christ.
Amen.

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25279 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ba-v10-daring-want-saints-begin-fr-timothy-gallagher/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ba-v10-daring-want-saints-begin-fr-timothy-gallagher/feed/ 0 In this episode, Fr. Timothy Gallagher discusses the deep devotion Ven. Bruno Lanteri had for the Blessed Virgin Mary. It was a deep relationship of love between Ven. Lanteri and Our Lady. Fr. Gallagher offers what a Marian devotion can bring to the spiritual life. He goes on to say that there is something safe about turning to the Blessed Mother in our struggles which is deeply rooted in our Catholic tradition.<div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hm-3-a-handmaid-of-the-lord-the-life-and-legacy-of-adrienne-von-speyr-with-dr-adrian-walker/" rel="bookmark" title="HM-3 “A Handmaid of the Lord”: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker">HM-3 “A Handmaid of the Lord”: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker </a></li> </ol> </div>

Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary Pt 1 – Begin Again /w Fr. Timothy Gallagher – Ep. 10 from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo.

BA6 - "Refuse to Accept Discouragement" - Begin Again: The Spiritual Legacy of Ven. Bruno Lanteri with Fr. Timothy Gallagher

In this episode, Fr. Timothy Gallagher discusses the deep devotion Ven. Bruno Lanteri had for the Blessed Virgin Mary. It was a deep relationship of love between Ven. Lanteri and Our Lady. Fr. Gallagher offers what a Marian devotion can bring to the spiritual life. He goes on to say that there is something safe about turning to the Blessed Mother in our struggles which is deeply rooted in our Catholic tradition.

For the other episodes in this series check out Fr. Timothy Gallagher’s “Discerning Hearts” page

You can obtain just the audio podcast if you would prefer

For a copy of the Spiritual Counsels of Ven. Lanteri visit here:

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ In this episode, Fr. Timothy Gallagher discusses the deep devotion Ven. Bruno Lanteri had for the Blessed Virgin Mary. It was a deep relationship of love between Ven. Lanteri and Our Lady. Fr. Gallagher offers what a Marian devotion can bring to the sp...
Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary Pt 1 – Begin Again /w Fr. Timothy Gallagher – Ep. 10 from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo.

In this episode, Fr. Timothy Gallagher discusses the deep devotion Ven. Bruno Lanteri had for the Blessed Virgin Mary. It was a deep relationship of love between Ven. Lanteri and Our Lady. Fr. Gallagher offers what a Marian devotion can bring to the spiritual life. He goes on to say that there is something safe about turning to the Blessed Mother in our struggles which is deeply rooted in our Catholic tradition.
For the other episodes in this series check out Fr. Timothy Gallagher’s “Discerning Hearts” page
You can obtain just the audio podcast if you would prefer
For a copy of the Spiritual Counsels of Ven. Lanteri visit here: