Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts Catholic podcasts for the Christian community Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:53:00 +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) Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts clean Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts benotafraid@discerninghearts.com benotafraid@discerninghearts.com (Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts) Discerning Hearts © 2016 All Rights Reserved. Catholic podcasts for the Christian community! Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts http://www.discerninghearts.com/Pictures/Discerning%20Hearts%201400.jpg http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts benotafraid@discerninghearts.com IP#317 Fr. Joseph Fessio S.J. – Robert Cardinal Sarah’s “The Power of Silence” on Inside the Pages http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip317-fr-joseph-fessio-s-j-robert-cardinal-sarahs-power-silence-inside-pages/ Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:41:07 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25557 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip317-fr-joseph-fessio-s-j-robert-cardinal-sarahs-power-silence-inside-pages/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip317-fr-joseph-fessio-s-j-robert-cardinal-sarahs-power-silence-inside-pages/feed/ 0 <p>Fr. Joseph Fessio, founder and editor-in-chief of Ignatius Press discusses one of the most important books of our time,  “The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise” by Robert Cardinal Sarah.   You can find the book here From the book description: In a time when technology penetrates our lives in so many ways and ... <a title="IP#317 Fr. Joseph Fessio S.J. – Robert Cardinal Sarah’s “The Power of Silence” on Inside the Pages" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip317-fr-joseph-fessio-s-j-robert-cardinal-sarahs-power-silence-inside-pages/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip317-fr-joseph-fessio-s-j-robert-cardinal-sarahs-power-silence-inside-pages/">IP#317 Fr. Joseph Fessio S.J. – Robert Cardinal Sarah’s “The Power of Silence” on Inside the Pages</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip175-adrian-walker-on-jesus-of-nazareth-and-pope-benedict-on-inside-the-pages-2/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#175 – Dr. Adrian Walker – “Jesus of Nazareth” and Pope Benedict on Inside the Pages">IP#175 – Dr. Adrian Walker – “Jesus of Nazareth” and Pope Benedict on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip307-michael-oneill-exploring-miraculous-inside-pages/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#307 – Michael O’Neill – Exploring the Miraculous on Inside the Pages">IP#307 – Michael O’Neill – Exploring the Miraculous on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip306-fr-donald-calloway-mic-champions-rosary-inside-pages/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#306 Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC – Champions of the Rosary on Inside the Pages">IP#306 Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC – Champions of the Rosary on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip299-dr-rodney-stark-bearing-false-witness-inside-pages/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#299 Dr. Rodney Stark – Bearing False Witness on Inside the Pages">IP#299 Dr. Rodney Stark – Bearing False Witness on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip296-fr-robert-spitzer-s-j-god-loved-world-pt-2-inside-pages/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#296 Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J. – God So Loved the World pt. 2 on Inside the Pages">IP#296 Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J. – God So Loved the World pt. 2 on Inside the Pages </a></li> </ol> </div>

Fr. Joseph Fessio, founder and editor-in-chief of Ignatius Press discusses one of the most important books of our time,  “The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise” by Robert Cardinal Sarah.

 

You can find the book here

From the book description:

In a time when technology penetrates our lives in so many ways and materialism exerts such a powerful influence over us, Cardinal Robert Sarah presents a bold book about the strength of silence. The modern world generates so much noise, he says, that seeking moments of silence has become both harder and more necessary than ever before.

Silence is the indispensable doorway to the divine, explains the cardinal in this profound conversation with Nicolas Diat. Within the hushed and hallowed walls of the La Grande Chartreux, the famous Carthusian monastery in the French Alps, Cardinal Sarah addresses the following questions: Can those who do not know silence ever attain truth, beauty, or love? Do not wisdom, artistic vision, and devotion spring from silence, where the voice of God is heard in the depths of the human heart?

After the international success of God or Nothing, Cardinal Sarah seeks to restore to silence its place of honor and importance. “Silence is more important than any other human work,” he says, “for it expresses God. The true revolution comes from silence; it leads us toward God and others so as to place ourselves humbly and generously at their service.”

Cardinal Sarah

“This book shows Cardinal Sarah to be one of the most spiritually alert churchmen of our time.”
–Bishop Robert Barron, Creator and Host, Catholicism film series

Cardinal Robert Sarah’s profound exploration of the silence in which we hear the still, quiet voice of God, and thus come to know the truth about ourselves, is a powerful challenge to the cacophony of our times and a summons to a more Gospel-centered way of life.”
–George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow and William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies, Ethics and Public Policy Center

 

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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Fr. Joseph Fessio, founder and editor-in-chief of Ignatius Press discusses one of the most important books of our time,  “The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise” by Robert Cardinal Sarah.   You can find the book here From the book desc...
Fr. Joseph Fessio, founder and editor-in-chief of Ignatius Press discusses one of the most important books of our time,  “The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise” by Robert Cardinal Sarah.
 

You can find the book here
From the book description:

In a time when technology penetrates our lives in so many ways and materialism exerts such a powerful influence over us, Cardinal Robert Sarah presents a bold book about the strength of silence. The modern world generates so much noise, he says, that seeking moments of silence has become both harder and more necessary than ever before.
Silence is the indispensable doorway to the divine, explains the cardinal in this profound conversation with Nicolas Diat. Within the hushed and hallowed walls of the La Grande Chartreux, the famous Carthusian monastery in the French Alps, Cardinal Sarah addresses the following questions: Can those who do not know silence ever attain truth, beauty, or love? Do not wisdom, artistic vision, and devotion spring from silence, where the voice of God is heard in the depths of the human heart?
After the international success of God or Nothing, Cardinal Sarah seeks to restore to silence its place of honor and importance. “Silence is more important than any other human work,” he says, “for it expresses God. The true revolution comes from silence; it leads us toward God and others so as to place ourselves humbly and generously at their service.”

“This book shows Cardinal Sarah to be one of the most spiritually alert churchmen of our time.”
–Bishop Robert Barron, Creator and Host, Catholicism film series
Cardinal Robert Sarah’s profound exploration of the silence in which we hear the still, quiet voice of God, and thus come to know the truth about ourselves, is a powerful challenge to the cacophony of our times and a summons to a more Gospel-centered way of life.”
–George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow and William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies, Ethics and Public Policy Center
 

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Holy Is His Name – Mary’s Magnificat, Word by Word with Sonja Corbitt http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/holy-name-marys-magnificat-word-word-sonja-corbitt/ Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:07:34 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25555 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/holy-name-marys-magnificat-word-word-sonja-corbitt/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/holy-name-marys-magnificat-word-word-sonja-corbitt/feed/ 0 <p>The Name of the Lord is salvation, so that Jesus can promise, “anything you ask in my Name, I will do it” (Jn 14:13-14). The third commandment, “You shall not take the Name of the Lord God in vain,” is most often applied to cursing or similar abuse of His name, but in the Scriptures ... <a title="Holy Is His Name – Mary’s Magnificat, Word by Word with Sonja Corbitt" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/holy-name-marys-magnificat-word-word-sonja-corbitt/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/holy-name-marys-magnificat-word-word-sonja-corbitt/">Holy Is His Name – Mary’s Magnificat, Word by Word with Sonja Corbitt</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/regards-lowliness-handmaid-marys-magnificat-word-word-sonja-corbitt/" rel="bookmark" title="He Regards the Lowliness of His Handmaid – Mary’s Magnificat, Word by Word with Sonja Corbitt">He Regards the Lowliness of His Handmaid – Mary’s Magnificat, Word by Word with Sonja Corbitt </a></li> <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/soul-magnifies-lord-marys-magnificat-word-word-sonja-corbitt/" rel="bookmark" title="My Soul Magnifies the Lord – Mary’s Magnificat, Word by Word with Sonja Corbitt">My Soul Magnifies the Lord – Mary’s Magnificat, Word by Word with Sonja Corbitt </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/spirit-rejoices-god-savior-marys-magnificat-word-word-sonja-corbitt/" rel="bookmark" title="My Spirit Rejoices in God My Savior – Mary’s Magnificat, Word by Word with Sonja Corbitt">My Spirit Rejoices in God My Savior – Mary’s Magnificat, Word by Word with Sonja Corbitt </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/spirit-rejoices-god-savior-marys-magnificat-word-word-sonja-corbitt-2/" rel="bookmark" title="All Generations Will Call Me Blessed – Mary’s Magnificat, Word by Word with Sonja Corbitt">All Generations Will Call Me Blessed – Mary’s Magnificat, Word by Word with Sonja Corbitt </a></li> </ol> </div>

The Name of the Lord is salvation, so that Jesus can promise, “anything you ask in my Name, I will do it” (Jn 14:13-14).

The third commandment, “You shall not take the Name of the Lord God in vain,” is most often applied to cursing or similar abuse of His name, but in the Scriptures “vanity” is consistently used to illustrate worthlessness, emptiness, or futility (see Ecclesiastes). Therefore, rather than something we necessarily do, it is more often something we don’t do.

When we neglect to call on the Name of the Lord when we need help (salvation), we have taken His name in vain. His name lies empty for us. We do not know it or experience it, and so we render it worthless in our lives. This is the fullness of what it means to “take the Name of the Lord in vain.”

For other episodes in this series, visit the Discerning Hearts Sonja Corbitt page

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.”

“Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women,” (Luke 1:28), the angel to Mary.

“Blessed is the fruit of your womb” (Luke 1:42), Elizabeth to Mary

“Holy Mary,” (Luke 1:48), blessed = beatified, holy

“Mother of my Lord,” (Luke 1:48), Elizabeth

Episode Resources

Isaiah 7:14, 9:6, Wonderful Counselor, Almighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace

Proverbs 18:10, The Name of the Lord is strong tower.

Judges 13, Manoah and his wife see the angel of the Lord. “So Manoah arose and followed his wife. When he came to the Man, he said to Him, ‘Are You the Man who spoke to this woman?’ And He said, ‘I am’” (Judg. 13:11). “Why askest thou thus after my name, seeing is secret?” (13:18). “secret, too wonderful, mysterious”

Exodus 3:14-15, God reveals His Name to humanity.

Exodus 34:5, God reveals His “glory” to Moses in the cleft of the Rock, and His “glory” is His Name.

List of some of the “names” God’s people gave Him throughout the scriptures:

  •  Jehovah-Nissi (Ex. 17:15)                              The-Lord-My-Banner (flag)
  •  Jehovah-Raah (Ps. 23:1)                                The-Lord-My-Shepherd
  •  Jehovah-Jireh (Gen. 22:14)                           The-Lord-Will-Provide
  •  Jehovah-Rapha (Ex.15: 26)                           The-Lord-That-Healeth
  •  Jehovah-Shalom (Judg. 6:24)                       The-Lord-Is-Peace
  •  Jehovah-Shamma (Ez. 48:35)                        The-Lord-Is-There
  •  Jehovah-Sabaoth (1 Sam. 1:3)                        The-Lord-Of-Hosts (armies)
  •  Jehovah-Tsidkenu (Jer. 23:6)                        The-Lord-Our-Righteousness
  •  Jehovah-Oz (Is. 12:2)                                       The-Lord-My-Strength
  •  YAH (Ps. 68:4; poetic form of Yahweh)       The-Lord-Is-A-Poet
  •  Jehovah-Mekoddishkem (Lev. 20:8)            The-Lord-Who-Sanctifies-You
  •  Qanna (Ex. 34:14)                                             Jealous
  •  Jehovah-Baal (Is. 54:5)                                   The-Lord-Your-Husband
  •  Jehovah-Derek (Judg. 18:6)                          The-Lord-Your-Way
  • Jehovah-Zimrath (Ex. 15:2)                            The-Lord-My-Song
  • Jehovah-Nasa (Ps. 99:8)                                 The-Lord-Who-Forgives
  • El Roi (Gen. 16:13)                                            The-God-Who-Sees

“Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth” (Phil. 2:9-10).

“‘You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain” (Deut. 5:11).

This week’s LOVE exercise (interactive scripture meditation, or lectio divina) is based on an Augustinian* personality approach. Go on! Try it!

Listen (Lectio)

As you read through the words of the following verse, imagine Jesus saying these words directly to you.

“Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son; If you ask anything in my name, I will do it” (Joh 14:13-14).

Observe (Meditatio)

Read this verse again, emphasizing each word in turn, like this:

“Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son; If you ask anything in my name, I will do it” (Joh 14:13-14).

“Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son; If you ask anything in my name, I will do it” (Joh 14:13-14).

“Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son; If you ask anything in my name, I will do it” (Joh 14:13-14).

“Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son; If you ask anything in my name, I will do it” (Joh 14:13-14).

“Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son; If you ask anything in my name, I will do it” (Joh 14:13-14).

“Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son; If you ask anything in my name, I will do it” (Joh 14:13-14).

Emphasize each word in turn until you have stressed the all. What do you notice?

Verbalize (Oratio)

What does a concentration on every one of Jesus’ words, here, tell you personally? What does Jesus want you to know? What does He want you to do now?

Tell Him, now, what’s on your heart.

Entrust (Contemplatio)

Perhaps you’d like to take a few minutes to simply wonder in this extraordinary promise and entrust yourself to Him anew.

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*Interactive scripture meditations, LOVE Exercises, vary weekly according to the four personalities, or “prayer forms,” explored in Prayer and Temperament, by Chester Michael and Marie Norrisey: Ignatian, Augustinian, Franciscan, and Thomistic.

 

 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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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ The Name of the Lord is salvation, so that Jesus can promise, “anything you ask in my Name, I will do it” (Jn 14:13-14). The third commandment, “You shall not take the Name of the Lord God in vain,” is most often applied to cursing or similar abuse of ...
The Name of the Lord is salvation, so that Jesus can promise, “anything you ask in my Name, I will do it” (Jn 14:13-14).
The third commandment, “You shall not take the Name of the Lord God in vain,” is most often applied to cursing or similar abuse of His name, but in the Scriptures “vanity” is consistently used to illustrate worthlessness, emptiness, or futility (see Ecclesiastes). Therefore, rather than something we necessarily do, it is more often something we don’t do.
When we neglect to call on the Name of the Lord when we need help (salvation), we have taken His name in vain. His name lies empty for us. We do not know it or experience it, and so we render it worthless in our lives. This is the fullness of what it means to “take the Name of the Lord in vain.”
For other episodes in this series, visit the Discerning Hearts Sonja Corbitt page

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.”
“Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women,” (Luke 1:28), the angel to Mary.
“Blessed is the fruit of your womb” (Luke 1:42), Elizabeth to Mary
“Holy Mary,” (Luke 1:48), blessed = beatified, holy
“Mother of my Lord,” (Luke 1:48), Elizabeth
Episode Resources
Isaiah 7:14, 9:6, Wonderful Counselor, Almighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace
Proverbs 18:10, The Name of the Lord is strong tower.
Judges 13, Manoah and his wife see the angel of the Lord. “So Manoah arose and followed his wife. When he came to the Man, he said to Him, ‘Are You the Man who spoke to this woman?’ And He said, ‘I am’” (Judg. 13:11). “Why askest thou thus after my name, seeing is secret?” (13:18). “secret, too wonderful, mysterious”
Exodus 3:14-15, God reveals His Name to humanity.
Exodus 34:5, God reveals His “glory” to Moses in the cleft of the Rock, and His “glory” is His Name.
List of some of the “names” God’s people gave Him throughout the scriptures:

*  Jehovah-Nissi (Ex. 17:15)                              The-Lord-My-Banner (flag)
*  Jehovah-Raah (Ps. 23:1)                                The-Lord-My-Shepherd
*  Jehovah-Jireh (Gen. 22:14)                           The-Lord-Will-Provide
*  Jehovah-Rapha (Ex.15: 26)                           The-Lord-That-Healeth
*  Jehovah-Shalom (Judg. 6:24)                       The-Lord-Is-Peace
*  Jehovah-Shamma (Ez. 48:35)                        The-Lord-Is-There
*  Jehovah-Sabaoth (1 Sam. 1:3)                        The-Lord-Of-Hosts (armies)
*  Jehovah-Tsidkenu (Jer. 23:6)                        The-Lord-Our-Righteousness
*  Jehovah-Oz (Is. 12:2)                                       The-Lord-My-Strength
*  YAH (Ps. 68:4; poetic form of Yahweh)       The-Lord-Is-A-Poet
*  Jehovah-Mekoddishkem (Lev. 20:8)            The-Lord-Who-Sanctifies-You
*  Qanna (Ex. 34:14)                                             Jealous
*  Jehovah-Baal (Is.]]>
KM clean 48:00 SP#4 “The Suffering of Fear” – The School of Prayer – with Fr. Scott Traynor http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/sp4-the-suffering-of-fear-the-school-of-prayer-with-fr-scott-traynor/ Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:58:13 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=19188 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/sp4-the-suffering-of-fear-the-school-of-prayer-with-fr-scott-traynor/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/sp4-the-suffering-of-fear-the-school-of-prayer-with-fr-scott-traynor/feed/ 0 <p>Fr. Scott Traynor talks about the suffering of fear.  Thoughts, feelings, and desires all come into play in our understanding of  this topic.  Wherever there is fear there dwells an experience of pain and wounding, which perfect love desires to heal.  The love of God is the remedy and our prayer opens the door to ... <a title="SP#4 “The Suffering of Fear” – The School of Prayer – with Fr. Scott Traynor" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/sp4-the-suffering-of-fear-the-school-of-prayer-with-fr-scott-traynor/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/sp4-the-suffering-of-fear-the-school-of-prayer-with-fr-scott-traynor/">SP#4 “The Suffering of Fear” – The School of Prayer – with Fr. Scott Traynor</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ba6-refuse-to-accept-discouragement-begin-again-the-spiritual-legacy-of-ven-bruno-lanteri-with-fr-timothy-gallagher-2/" rel="bookmark" title="BA6 – “Refuse to Accept Discouragement” – Begin Again: The Spiritual Legacy of Ven. Bruno Lanteri with Fr. Timothy Gallagher">BA6 – “Refuse to Accept Discouragement” – Begin Again: The Spiritual Legacy of Ven. Bruno Lanteri with Fr. Timothy Gallagher </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/rn15-blessed-pope-john-xxiii-mater-et-magistra-mother-and-teacher-from-the-healer-regnum-novum-w-omar-gutierrez/" rel="bookmark" title="RN15 – St. Pope John XXIII – Mater et Magistra (Mother and Teacher) from “the healer” – Regnum Novum w/ Omar Gutierrez">RN15 – St. Pope John XXIII – Mater et Magistra (Mother and Teacher) from “the healer” – Regnum Novum w/ Omar Gutierrez </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dc33-st-anthony-of-padua-the-doctors-of-the-church-the-charism-of-wisdom-w-dr-matthew-bunson/" rel="bookmark" title="DC33 St. Anthony of Padua – The Doctors of the Church: The Charism of Wisdom w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson">DC33 St. Anthony of Padua – The Doctors of the Church: The Charism of Wisdom w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ba11-devotion-to-the-blessed-virgin-mary-pt-2-begin-again-the-spiritual-legacy-of-ven-bruno-lanteri-with-fr-timothy-gallagher/" rel="bookmark" title="BA11 – “Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary ” pt 2 – Begin Again: The Spiritual Legacy of Ven. Bruno Lanteri with Fr. Timothy Gallagher">BA11 – “Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary ” pt 2 – Begin Again: The Spiritual Legacy of Ven. Bruno Lanteri with Fr. Timothy Gallagher </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/poa8-know-your-weapons-pt-3-put-on-the-armor-a-manual-for-spiritual-warfare-wdr-paul-thigpen-ph-d/" rel="bookmark" title="POA8 – “Know your Weapons” pt. 3 – Put On The Armor – A Manual for Spiritual Warfare w/Dr. Paul Thigpen Ph.D.">POA8 – “Know your Weapons” pt. 3 – Put On The Armor – A Manual for Spiritual Warfare w/Dr. Paul Thigpen Ph.D. </a></li> </ol> </div> Catholic Spiritual Formation - Catholic Spiritual Direction

Fr. Scott Traynor talks about the suffering of fear.  Thoughts, feelings, and desires all come into play in our understanding of  this topic.  Wherever there is fear there dwells an experience of pain and wounding, which perfect love desires to heal.  The love of God is the remedy and our prayer opens the door to healing and/or union with the One that loves perfectly.  Our response in not trusting that love and areas of unforgiveness can be a block to that healing.  How do we, in our united  prayer with God, overcome this obstacle?

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 talks about the suffering of fear.  Thoughts, feelings, and desires all come into play in our understanding of  this topic.  Wherever there is fear there dwells an experience of pain and wounding, which perfect love desires to heal.
Fr. Scott Traynor talks about the suffering of fear.  Thoughts, feelings, and desires all come into play in our understanding of  this topic.  Wherever there is fear there dwells an experience of pain and wounding, which perfect love desires to heal.  The love of God is the remedy and our prayer opens the door to healing and/or union with the One that loves perfectly.  Our response in not trusting that love and areas of unforgiveness can be a block to that healing.  How do we, in our united  prayer with God, overcome this obstacle?
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.

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25539 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/reflection-st-anthony-padua-msgr-john-esseff-89th-birthday/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/reflection-st-anthony-padua-msgr-john-esseff-89th-birthday/feed/ 0 <p>Today we celebrate not only the feast of St. Anthony of Padua but also the 89th birthday of Msgr. Esseff, who takes the time to reflect on his special relationship with this great saint.   Scripture:  Matthew 5:13-16 13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how shall ... <a title="A Reflection on St. Anthony of Padua by Msgr. John Esseff on his 89th Birthday" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/reflection-st-anthony-padua-msgr-john-esseff-89th-birthday/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/reflection-st-anthony-padua-msgr-john-esseff-89th-birthday/">A Reflection on St. Anthony of Padua by Msgr. John Esseff on his 89th Birthday</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <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/bkl96-the-identity-of-the-christian-building-a-kingdom-of-love-with-msgr-john-esseff/" rel="bookmark" title="BKL96 – “The Identity of the Christian”– Building a Kingdom of Love with Msgr. John Esseff">BKL96 – “The Identity of the Christian”– Building a Kingdom of Love with Msgr. John Esseff </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/bklspecial2-enduring-love-grace-canonization-msgr-john-esseff/" rel="bookmark" title="BKLSpecial2 – Enduring Love – The Grace of the Canonization with Msgr. John Esseff">BKLSpecial2 – Enduring Love – The Grace of the Canonization with Msgr. John Esseff </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/bkl206-lead-us-not-temptation-deliver-us-evil-one-building-kingdom-love-msgr-john-esseff/" rel="bookmark" title="BKL206 – “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one” – Building a Kingdom of Love with Msgr. John Esseff">BKL206 – “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one” – Building a Kingdom of Love with Msgr. John Esseff </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/bkl207-gods-chosen-one-building-kingdom-love-msgr-john-esseff/" rel="bookmark" title="BKL207 – You Are God’s Chosen One – Building a Kingdom of Love with Msgr. John Esseff">BKL207 – You Are God’s Chosen One – Building a Kingdom of Love with Msgr. John Esseff </a></li> </ol> </div> Today we celebrate not only the feast of St. Anthony of Padua but also the 89th birthday of Msgr. Esseff, who takes the time to reflect on his special relationship with this great saint.

 

Scripture:  Matthew 5:13-16

13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything  except to be thrown out and trodden under foot by men. 14 You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. 15 Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”

Ignatius Edition of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 2006, by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission

Msgr. John A. Esseff is a Roman Catholic priest in the Diocese of Scranton. He was ordained on May 30, 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 serves 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.

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Today we celebrate not only the feast of St. Anthony of Padua but also the 89th birthday of Msgr. Esseff, who takes the time to reflect on his special relationship with this great saint.   Scripture:  Matthew 5:13-16 13 “You are the salt of the earth; ... Today we celebrate not only the feast of St. Anthony of Padua but also the 89th birthday of Msgr. Esseff, who takes the time to reflect on his special relationship with this great saint.
 
Scripture:  Matthew 5:13-16
13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything  except to be thrown out and trodden under foot by men. 14 You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. 15 Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”
Ignatius Edition of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 2006, by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission
Msgr. John A. Esseff is a Roman Catholic priest in the Diocese of Scranton. He was ordained on May 30, 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 serves 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=18739 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dc33-st-anthony-of-padua-the-doctors-of-the-church-the-charism-of-wisdom-w-dr-matthew-bunson/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dc33-st-anthony-of-padua-the-doctors-of-the-church-the-charism-of-wisdom-w-dr-matthew-bunson/feed/ 0 <p>Dr. Matthew Bunson discusses the life, times and teachings of St. Anthony of Padua Born: August 15, 1195, Lisbon, Portugal Died: June 13, 1231, Padua, Italy Buried: Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua, Padua, Italy Parents: Vicente Martins , Teresa Pais Taveira For more on St. Anthony of Padua and his teachings From Vatican.va, an excerpt ... <a title="DC33 St. Anthony of Padua – The Doctors of the Church: The Charism of Wisdom w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dc33-st-anthony-of-padua-the-doctors-of-the-church-the-charism-of-wisdom-w-dr-matthew-bunson/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dc33-st-anthony-of-padua-the-doctors-of-the-church-the-charism-of-wisdom-w-dr-matthew-bunson/">DC33 St. Anthony of Padua – The Doctors of the Church: The Charism of Wisdom w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dc32-st-gregory-of-narek-the-doctors-of-the-church-the-charism-of-wisdom-w-dr-matthew-bunson/" rel="bookmark" title="DC32 St. Gregory of Narek – The Doctors of the Church: The Charism of Wisdom w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson">DC32 St. Gregory of Narek – The Doctors of the Church: The Charism of Wisdom w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dc34-st-bonaventure-pt-1-the-doctors-of-the-church-the-charism-of-wisdom-w-dr-matthew-bunson/" rel="bookmark" title="DC34 St. Bonaventure pt. 1 – The Doctors of the Church: The Charism of Wisdom w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson">DC34 St. Bonaventure pt. 1 – The Doctors of the Church: The Charism of Wisdom w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dc35-st-bonaventure-pt-2-the-doctors-of-the-church-the-charism-of-wisdom-w-dr-matthew-bunson/" rel="bookmark" title="DC35 St. Bonaventure pt. 2 – The Doctors of the Church: The Charism of Wisdom w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson">DC35 St. Bonaventure pt. 2 – The Doctors of the Church: The Charism of Wisdom w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dc38-st-john-of-avila-pt-1-the-doctors-of-the-church-the-charism-of-wisdom-w-dr-matthew-bunson/" rel="bookmark" title="DC38 St. John of Avila pt 1 – The Doctors of the Church: The Charism of Wisdom w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson">DC38 St. John of Avila pt 1 – The Doctors of the Church: The Charism of Wisdom w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dc41-st-teresa-avila-pt-2-doctors-church-charism-wisdom-w-dr-matthew-bunson/" rel="bookmark" title="DC41 St. Teresa of Avila pt 2– The Doctors of the Church: The Charism of Wisdom w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson">DC41 St. Teresa of Avila pt 2– The Doctors of the Church: The Charism of Wisdom w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson </a></li> </ol> </div>
Dr. Matthew Bunson discusses the life, times and teachings of St. Anthony of Padua

  1. Born: August 15, 1195, Lisbon, PortugalMatthew-Bunson
  2. Died: June 13, 1231, Padua, Italy
  3. Buried: Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua, Padua, Italy
  4. Parents: Vicente Martins , Teresa Pais Taveira
For more on St. Anthony of Padua and his teachings

From Vatican.va, an excerpt from the teachings oPope Benedict XVI 

From the General Audience on St. Anthony of Padua

With his outstanding gifts of intelligence, balance, apostolic zeal and, primarily, mystic fervour, Anthony contributed significantly to the development of Franciscan spirituality.St.-Anthony-of-Padua

In St Anthony’s teaching on prayer we perceive one of the specific traits of the Franciscan theology that he founded: namely the role assigned to divine love which enters into the sphere of the affections, of the will and of the heart, and which is also the source from which flows a spiritual knowledge that surpasses all other knowledge. In fact, it is in loving that we come to know.

Anthony writes further: “Charity is the soul of faith, it gives it life; without love, faith dies” (Sermones Dominicales et Festivi II, Messagero, Padua 1979, p. 37).

It is only the prayerful soul that can progress in spiritual life: this is the privileged object of St Anthony’s preaching. He is thoroughly familiar with the shortcomings of human nature, with our tendency to lapse into sin, which is why he continuously urges us to fight the inclination to avidity, pride and impurity; instead of practising the virtues of poverty and generosity, of humility and obedience, of chastity and of purity. At the beginning of the 13th century, in the context of the rebirth of the city and the flourishing of trade, the number of people who were insensitive to the needs of the poor increased. This is why on various occasions Anthony invites the faithful to think of the true riches, those of the heart, which make people good and merciful and permit them to lay up treasure in Heaven. “O rich people”, he urged them, “befriend… the poor, welcome them into your homes: it will subsequently be they who receive you in the eternal tabernacles in which is the beauty of peace, the confidence of security and the opulent tranquillity of eternal satiety” (ibid., p. 29).

Anthony, in the school of Francis, always put Christ at the centre of his life and thinking, of his action and of his preaching. This is another characteristic feature of Franciscan theology: Christocentrism. Franciscan theology willingly contemplates and invites others to contemplate the mysteries of the Lord’s humanity, the man Jesus, and in a special way the mystery of the Nativity: God who made himself a Child and gave himself into our hands, a mystery that gives rise to sentiments of love and gratitude for divine goodness.

For more visit Vatican.va

For more from Dr. Matthew Bunson check out his Discerning Hearts page

Dr. Matthew Bunson, Senior Fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, is one of the United States’ leading authorities on the papacy and the Church.

His books include: The Encyclopedia of Catholic History; The Encyclopedia of Saints; Papal Wisdom; All Shall Be Well; Encyclopedia of the Roman Empire; and The Angelic Doctor: The Life and World of St. Thomas Aquinas; The Pope Encyclopedia; We Have a Pope! Benedict XVI, the first Catholic biography of the Holy Father in the English language; the Encyclopedia of U.S. Catholic History; Pope Francis. His also the editor of OSV’s “The Catholic Answer” magazine.

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Dr. Matthew Bunson discusses the life, times and teachings of St. Anthony of Padua Born: August 15, 1195, Lisbon, Portugal Died: June 13, 1231, Padua, Italy Buried: Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua, Padua, Italy Parents: Vicente Martins , Dr. Matthew Bunson discusses the life, times and teachings of St. Anthony of Padua




Born: August 15, 1195, Lisbon, Portugal






Died: June 13, 1231, Padua, Italy






Buried: Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua, Padua, Italy






Parents: Vicente Martins , Teresa Pais Taveira







For more on St. Anthony of Padua and his teachings

From Vatican.va, an excerpt from the teachings of Pope Benedict XVI 
From the General Audience on St. Anthony of Padua

With his outstanding gifts of intelligence, balance, apostolic zeal and, primarily, mystic fervour, Anthony contributed significantly to the development of Franciscan spirituality.
In St Anthony’s teaching on prayer we perceive one of the specific traits of the Franciscan theology that he founded: namely the role assigned to divine love which enters into the sphere of the affections, of the will and of the heart, and which is also the source from which flows a spiritual knowledge that surpasses all other knowledge. In fact, it is in loving that we come to know.
Anthony writes further: “Charity is the soul of faith, it gives it life; without love, faith dies” (Sermones Dominicales et Festivi II, Messagero, Padua 1979, p. 37).
It is only the prayerful soul that can progress in spiritual life: this is the privileged object of St Anthony’s preaching. He is thoroughly familiar with the shortcomings of human nature, with our tendency to lapse into sin, which is why he continuously urges us to fight the inclination to avidity, pride and impurity; instead of practising the virtues of poverty and generosity, of humility and obedience, of chastity and of purity. At the beginning of the 13th century, in the context of the rebirth of the city and the flourishing of trade, the number of people who were insensitive to the needs of the poor increased. This is why on various occasions Anthony invites the faithful to think of the true riches, those of the heart, which make people good and merciful and permit them to lay up treasure in Heaven. “O rich people”, he urged them, “befriend… the poor, welcome them into your homes: it will subsequently be they who receive you in the eternal tabernacles in which is the beauty of peace, the confidence of security and the opulent tranquillity of eternal satiety” (ibid., p. 29).
Anthony, in the school of Francis, always put Christ at the centre of his life and thinking, of his action and of his preaching. This is another characteristic feature of Franciscan theology: Christocentrism. Franciscan theology willingly contemplates and invites others to contemplate the mysteries of the Lord’s humanity, the man Jesus, and in a special way the mystery of the Nativity: God who made himself a Child and gave himself into our hands, a mystery that gives rise to sentiments of love and gratitude for divine goodness.
For more visit Vatican.va






For more from Dr. Matthew Bunson check out his Discerning Hearts page
Dr. Matthew Bunson, Senior Fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, is one of the United States’ leading authorities on the papac...]]>
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SP#3 “Prayer in the Heart of Suffering” – The School of Prayer – with Fr. Scott Traynor http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/sp3-prayer-in-the-heart-of-suffering-the-school-of-prayer-with-fr-scott-traynor/ Mon, 12 Jun 2017 10:15:36 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=19103 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/sp3-prayer-in-the-heart-of-suffering-the-school-of-prayer-with-fr-scott-traynor/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/sp3-prayer-in-the-heart-of-suffering-the-school-of-prayer-with-fr-scott-traynor/feed/ 0 <p>SP#3 “Prayer in the Heart of Suffering” – The School of Prayer: Foundations for the New Evangelization Fr. Scott Traynor talks about the darkness that can be found in our lives.  How can we experience the overwhelming love and mercy of God, even in our suffering?  How can we live out the teaching of St. ... <a title="SP#3 “Prayer in the Heart of Suffering” – The School of Prayer – with Fr. Scott Traynor" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/sp3-prayer-in-the-heart-of-suffering-the-school-of-prayer-with-fr-scott-traynor/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/sp3-prayer-in-the-heart-of-suffering-the-school-of-prayer-with-fr-scott-traynor/">SP#3 “Prayer in the Heart of Suffering” – The School of Prayer – with Fr. Scott Traynor</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/sp2-to-live-our-prayer-in-union-with-love-the-school-of-prayer-with-fr-scott-traynor/" rel="bookmark" title="SP#2 “To Live Our Prayer in Union with Love” – The School of Prayer – with Fr. Scott Traynor">SP#2 “To Live Our Prayer in Union with Love” – The School of Prayer – with Fr. Scott Traynor </a></li> </ol> </div> SP#3 “Prayer in the Heart of Suffering” – The School of Prayer: Foundations for the New Evangelization

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Fr. Scott Traynor talks about the darkness that can be found in our lives.  How can we experience the overwhelming love and mercy of God, even in our suffering?  How can we live out the teaching of St. Paul:

Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice!
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/ SP#3 “Prayer in the Heart of Suffering” – The School of Prayer: Foundations for the New Evangelization Fr. Scott Traynor talks about the darkness that can be found in our lives.  How can we experience the overwhelming love and mercy of God, SP#3 “Prayer in the Heart of Suffering” – The School of Prayer: Foundations for the New Evangelization

Fr. Scott Traynor talks about the darkness that can be found in our lives.  How can we experience the overwhelming love and mercy of God, even in our suffering?  How can we live out the teaching of St. Paul:
Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice!
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.

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25534 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/spirit-rejoices-god-savior-marys-magnificat-word-word-sonja-corbitt-2/#comments http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/spirit-rejoices-god-savior-marys-magnificat-word-word-sonja-corbitt-2/feed/ 1 <p>The Rosary is so powerful a prayer because it re-presents, or makes present again, the events of the Gospels each time and within the context it is prayed. “For Christians, the first of books is the Gospel and the Rosary is actually the abridgment of the Gospel” (Lacordaire). For other episodes in this series, visit ... <a title="All Generations Will Call Me Blessed – Mary’s Magnificat, Word by Word with Sonja Corbitt" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/spirit-rejoices-god-savior-marys-magnificat-word-word-sonja-corbitt-2/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/spirit-rejoices-god-savior-marys-magnificat-word-word-sonja-corbitt-2/">All Generations Will Call Me Blessed – Mary’s Magnificat, Word by Word with Sonja Corbitt</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss yarpp-related-none'> No related posts. </div>

The Rosary is so powerful a prayer because it re-presents, or makes present again, the events of the Gospels each time and within the context it is prayed. “For Christians, the first of books is the Gospel and the Rosary is actually the abridgment of the Gospel” (Lacordaire).

For other episodes in this series, visit the Discerning Hearts Sonja Corbitt page

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.”

“Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women,” (Luke 1:28), the angel to Mary.

“Blessed is the fruit of your womb” (Luke 1:42), Elizabeth to Mary

“Holy Mary,” (Luke 1:48), blessed = beatified, holy

“Mother of my Lord,” (Luke 1:48), Elizabeth

Episode Resources

My Promise and Purpose Await in Integrity, Sonja Corbitt

Redemptoris Mater, (John Paul II) She knows that as such she can point out to her Son the needs of mankind, and in fact, she “has the right” to do so. Her mediation is thus in the nature of intercession: Mary “intercedes” for mankind. And that is not all. As a mother she also wishes the messianic power of her Son to be manifested, that salvific power of his which is meant to help man in his misfortunes, to free him from the evil which in various forms and degrees weighs heavily upon his life (29).

 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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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ The Rosary is so powerful a prayer because it re-presents, or makes present again, the events of the Gospels each time and within the context it is prayed. “For Christians, the first of books is the Gospel and the Rosary is actually the abridgment of t...
The Rosary is so powerful a prayer because it re-presents, or makes present again, the events of the Gospels each time and within the context it is prayed. “For Christians, the first of books is the Gospel and the Rosary is actually the abridgment of the Gospel” (Lacordaire).
For other episodes in this series, visit the Discerning Hearts Sonja Corbitt page

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.”
“Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women,” (Luke 1:28), the angel to Mary.
“Blessed is the fruit of your womb” (Luke 1:42), Elizabeth to Mary
“Holy Mary,” (Luke 1:48), blessed = beatified, holy
“Mother of my Lord,” (Luke 1:48), Elizabeth
Episode Resources
My Promise and Purpose Await in Integrity, Sonja Corbitt
Redemptoris Mater, (John Paul II) She knows that as such she can point out to her Son the needs of mankind, and in fact, she “has the right” to do so. Her mediation is thus in the nature of intercession: Mary “intercedes” for mankind. And that is not all. As a mother she also wishes the messianic power of her Son to be manifested, that salvific power of his which is meant to help man in his misfortunes, to free him from the evil which in various forms and degrees weighs heavily upon his life (29).


 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.

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25537 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/fifth-meditation-introduction-devout-life-chapter-13-st-francis-de-sales-audio-mp3-edition/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/fifth-meditation-introduction-devout-life-chapter-13-st-francis-de-sales-audio-mp3-edition/feed/ 0 <p>Introduction to the Devout Life By St. Francis de Sales read by Omar F. A. Guiterrez Chapter 13 – The Fifth Meditation: For the pdf containing the complete text and footnotes click here Other audio meditations from the Introduction to the Devout Life Of Death. Preparation. 1. PLACE yourself in the Presence of God. 2. Ask His ... <a title="The Fifth Meditation – Introduction to the Devout Life: Chapter 13 by St. Francis de Sales audio mp3 edition" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/fifth-meditation-introduction-devout-life-chapter-13-st-francis-de-sales-audio-mp3-edition/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/fifth-meditation-introduction-devout-life-chapter-13-st-francis-de-sales-audio-mp3-edition/">The Fifth Meditation – Introduction to the Devout Life: Chapter 13 by St. Francis de Sales audio mp3 edition</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss yarpp-related-none'> No related posts. </div> Catholic Devotional Prayers and Novenas - Mp3 Audio Downloads and Text 10

Introduction to the Devout Life
By
St. Francis de Sales

read by Omar F. A. Guiterrez

Chapter 13 – The Fifth Meditation:

For the pdf containing the complete text and footnotes click here

Other audio meditations from the Introduction to the Devout Life

Of Death.

Preparation.

1. PLACE yourself in the Presence of God.
2. Ask His Grace.
3. Suppose yourself to be on you death bed, in the last extremity, without the smallest hope of recovery.

Considerations.

1. Consider the uncertainty as to the day of your death. One day your soul will quit this body—will it be in summer or winter? in town or country? by day or by night? will it be suddenly or with warning? will it be owing to sickness or an accident? will you have time to make your last confession or not? will your confessor or spiritual father be at hand or will he not? Alas, of all these things we know absolutely nothing: all that we do know is that die we shall, and for the most part sooner than we expect.
2. Consider that then the world is at end as far as you are concerned, there will be no more of it for you, it will be altogether overthrown for you, since all pleasures, vanities, worldly joys, empty delights will be as a mere fantastic vision to you. Woe is me, for what mere trifles and unrealities I have ventured to offend my God? Then you will see that what we preferred to Him was nought. But, on the other hand, all devotion and good works will then seem so precious and so sweet:—Why did I not tread that pleasant path? Then what you thought to be little sins will look like huge mountains, and your devotion will seem but a very little thing.
3. Consider the universal farewell which your soul will take of this world. It will say farewell to riches, pleasures, and idle companions; to amusements and pastimes, to friends and neighbours, to husband, wife and child, in short to all creation. And lastly it will say farewell to its own body, which it will leave pale and cold, to become repulsive in decay.
4. Consider how the survivors will hasten to put that body away, and hide it beneath the earth—and then the world will scarce give you another thought, or remember you, any more than you have done to those already gone. “God rest his soul!” men will say, and that is all. O death, how pitiless, how hard thou art!
5. Consider that when it quits the body the soul must go at once to the right hand or the left. To which will your soul go? what side will it take? none other, be sure, than that to which it had voluntarily drawn while yet in this world.

Affections and Resolutions.

1. Pray to God, and throw yourself into His Arms. O Lord, be Thou my stay in that day of anguish! May that hour be blessed and favourable to me, if all the rest of my life be full of sadness and trial.
2. Despise the world. Forasmuch as I know not the hour in which I must quit the world, I will not grow fond of it. O dear friends, beloved ones of my heart, be content that I cleave to you only with a holy friendship which may last for ever; why should I cling to you with a tie which must needs be broken? I will prepare for the hour of death and take every precaution for its peaceful arrival; I will thoroughly examine into the state of my conscience, and put in order whatever is wanting.

Conclusion.

Thank God for inspiring you with these resolutions: offer them to His Majesty: intreat Him anew to grant you a happy death by the Merits of His Dear Son’s Death. Ask the prayers of the Blessed Virgin and the Saints.

OUR FATHER, etc.
Gather a bouquet of myrrh.

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Introduction to the Devout Life By St. Francis de Sales read by Omar F. A. Guiterrez Chapter 13 – The Fifth Meditation: For the pdf containing the complete text and footnotes click here Other audio meditations from the Introduction to the Devout Life O...
Introduction to the Devout Life

By

St. Francis de Sales
read by Omar F. A. Guiterrez
Chapter 13 – The Fifth Meditation:
For the pdf containing the complete text and footnotes click here
Other audio meditations from the Introduction to the Devout Life

Of Death.
Preparation.
1. PLACE yourself in the Presence of God.

2. Ask His Grace.

3. Suppose yourself to be on you death bed, in the last extremity, without the smallest hope of recovery.
Considerations.
1. Consider the uncertainty as to the day of your death. One day your soul will quit this body—will it be in summer or winter? in town or country? by day or by night? will it be suddenly or with warning? will it be owing to sickness or an accident? will you have time to make your last confession or not? will your confessor or spiritual father be at hand or will he not? Alas, of all these things we know absolutely nothing: all that we do know is that die we shall, and for the most part sooner than we expect.

2. Consider that then the world is at end as far as you are concerned, there will be no more of it for you, it will be altogether overthrown for you, since all pleasures, vanities, worldly joys, empty delights will be as a mere fantastic vision to you. Woe is me, for what mere trifles and unrealities I have ventured to offend my God? Then you will see that what we preferred to Him was nought. But, on the other hand, all devotion and good works will then seem so precious and so sweet:—Why did I not tread that pleasant path? Then what you thought to be little sins will look like huge mountains, and your devotion will seem but a very little thing.

3. Consider the universal farewell which your soul will take of this world. It will say farewell to riches, pleasures, and idle companions; to amusements and pastimes, to friends and neighbours, to husband, wife and child, in short to all creation. And lastly it will say farewell to its own body, which it will leave pale and cold, to become repulsive in decay.

4. Consider how the survivors will hasten to put that body away, and hide it beneath the earth—and then the world will scarce give you another thought, or remember you, any more than you have done to those already gone. “God rest his soul!” men will say, and that is all. O death, how pitiless, how hard thou art!

5. Consider that when it quits the body the soul must go at once to the right hand or the left. To which will your soul go? what side will it take? none other, be sure, than that to which it had voluntarily drawn while yet in this world.
Affections and Resolutions.
1. Pray to God, and throw yourself into His Arms. O Lord, be Thou my stay in that day of anguish! May that hour be blessed and favourable to me, if all the rest of my life be full of sadness and trial.

2. Despise the world. Forasmuch as I know not the hour in which I must quit the world, I will not grow fond of it. O dear friends, beloved ones of my heart, be content that I cleave to you only with a holy friendship which may last for ever; why should I cling to you with a tie which must needs be broken? I will prepare for the hour of death and take every precaution for its peaceful arrival; I will thoroughly examine into the state of my conscience, and put in order whatever is wanting.
Conclusion.
Thank God for inspiring you with these resolutions: offer them to His Majesty: intreat Him anew to grant you a happy death by the Merits of His Dear Son’s Death. Ask the prayers of the Blessed Virgin and the Saints.
OUR FATHER, etc.

Gather a bouquet of myrrh.


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Pentecost “Come Holy Spirit” – Building a Kingdom of Love w/ Msgr. John Esseff http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/bkl211-pentecost-come-holy-spirit-building-kingdom-love-w-msgr-john-esseff/ Sun, 04 Jun 2017 15:46:32 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25519 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/bkl211-pentecost-come-holy-spirit-building-kingdom-love-w-msgr-john-esseff/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/bkl211-pentecost-come-holy-spirit-building-kingdom-love-w-msgr-john-esseff/feed/ 0 <p>Msgr. Esseff reflects on the great gift of the Holy Spirit to the disciples 2000 years ago and what it means for us today! Sequence — Veni, Sancte Spiritus Come, Holy Spirit, come! And from your celestial home Shed a ray of light divine! Come, Father of the poor! Come, source of all our store! ... <a title="Pentecost “Come Holy Spirit” – Building a Kingdom of Love w/ Msgr. John Esseff" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/bkl211-pentecost-come-holy-spirit-building-kingdom-love-w-msgr-john-esseff/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/bkl211-pentecost-come-holy-spirit-building-kingdom-love-w-msgr-john-esseff/">Pentecost “Come Holy Spirit” – Building a Kingdom of Love w/ Msgr. John Esseff</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <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/bkl37-the-resurrection-how-do-you-look-at-death-with-msgr-john-esseff-2/" rel="bookmark" title="BKL37 – The Resurrection – How do you look at death with Msgr. John Esseff">BKL37 – The Resurrection – How do you look at death with Msgr. John Esseff </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/bkl98-assumption-blessed-virgin-mary-building-kingdom-love-msgr-john-esseff/" rel="bookmark" title="BKL98 – “The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary”– Building a Kingdom of Love with Msgr. John Esseff">BKL98 – “The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary”– Building a Kingdom of Love with Msgr. John Esseff </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/bkl201-angelic-realm-celebration-holy-mass-building-kingdom-love-msgr-john-esseff/" rel="bookmark" title="BKL201 – The Angelic Realm and the Celebration of the Holy Mass – Building a Kingdom of Love with Msgr. John Esseff">BKL201 – The Angelic Realm and the Celebration of the Holy Mass – Building a Kingdom of Love with Msgr. John Esseff </a></li> </ol> </div>

Msgr. Esseff reflects on the great gift of the Holy Spirit to the disciples 2000 years ago and what it means for us today!

Sequence — Veni, Sancte Spiritus

Come, Holy Spirit, come!
And from your celestial home
Shed a ray of light divine!

Come, Father of the poor!
Come, source of all our store!
Come, within our bosoms shine.

You, of comforters the best;
You, the soul’s most welcome guest;
Sweet refreshment here below;

In our labor, rest most sweet;
Grateful coolness in the heat;
Solace in the midst of woe.

O most blessed Light divine,
Shine within these hearts of yours,
And our inmost being fill!

Where you are not, we have naught,
Nothing good in deed or thought,
Nothing free from taint of ill.

Heal our wounds, our strength renew;
On our dryness pour your dew;
Wash the stains of guilt away:

Bend the stubborn heart and will;
Melt the frozen, warm the chill;
Guide the steps that go astray.

On the faithful, who adore
And confess you, evermore
In your sevenfold gift descend;

Give them virtue’s sure reward;
Give them your salvation, Lord;
Give them joys that never end. Amen.
Alleluia.

Msgr. John A. Esseff is a Roman Catholic priest in the Diocese of Scranton. He was ordained on May 30, 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 serves 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 t

 

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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Msgr. Esseff reflects on the great gift of the Holy Spirit to the disciples 2000 years ago and what it means for us today! Sequence — Veni, Sancte Spiritus Come, Holy Spirit, come! And from your celestial home Shed a ray of light divine! Come,
Msgr. Esseff reflects on the great gift of the Holy Spirit to the disciples 2000 years ago and what it means for us today!

Sequence — Veni, Sancte Spiritus
Come, Holy Spirit, come!

And from your celestial home

Shed a ray of light divine!
Come, Father of the poor!

Come, source of all our store!

Come, within our bosoms shine.
You, of comforters the best;

You, the soul’s most welcome guest;

Sweet refreshment here below;
In our labor, rest most sweet;

Grateful coolness in the heat;

Solace in the midst of woe.
O most blessed Light divine,

Shine within these hearts of yours,

And our inmost being fill!
Where you are not, we have naught,

Nothing good in deed or thought,

Nothing free from taint of ill.
Heal our wounds, our strength renew;

On our dryness pour your dew;

Wash the stains of guilt away:
Bend the stubborn heart and will;

Melt the frozen, warm the chill;

Guide the steps that go astray.
On the faithful, who adore

And confess you, evermore

In your sevenfold gift descend;
Give them virtue’s sure reward;

Give them your salvation, Lord;

Give them joys that never end. Amen.

Alleluia.
Msgr. John A. Esseff is a Roman Catholic priest in the Diocese of Scranton. He was ordained on May 30, 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 serves 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 t
 

http://www.discerninghearts.com/?p=7517 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/uscca9-the-united-states-catholic-catechism-for-adults-with-archbishop-george-lucas-chap-7-the-good-news-god-has-sent-his-son/#comments http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/uscca9-the-united-states-catholic-catechism-for-adults-with-archbishop-george-lucas-chap-7-the-good-news-god-has-sent-his-son/feed/ 1 <p>Archbishop Lucas offers insights on the US Catholic Catechism for Adults Chapter 9:</p> <p>The Holy Spirit is dynamic, transforming our bodies into temples of God and our souls into dwelling places fro Christ. Sometimes called the Paraclete, a term that describes him as adovcate and consoler, the Holy Spirit wants to fill us with inspiration and encouragement</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/uscca9-the-united-states-catholic-catechism-for-adults-with-archbishop-george-lucas-chap-7-the-good-news-god-has-sent-his-son/">USCCA9 – Receive the Holy Spirit – U. S. Catholic Catechism for Adults w/ Arch. George Lucas</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/uscca16-the-united-states-catholic-catechism-for-adults-with-archbishop-george-lucas-chap-16-confirmation-consecrated-for-mission/" rel="bookmark" title="USCCA16 – Confirmation: Consecrated for Mission – U. S. Catholic Catechism for Adults w/ Arch. George Lucas">USCCA16 – Confirmation: Consecrated for Mission – U. S. Catholic Catechism for Adults w/ Arch. George Lucas </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/uscca10-the-united-states-catholic-catechism-for-adults-with-archbishop-george-lucas-chap-10-the-church-reflecting-the-light-of-christ/" rel="bookmark" title="USCCA10 – The Church: Reflecting the Light of Christ – U. S. Catholic Catechism for Adults w/ Arch. George Lucas">USCCA10 – The Church: Reflecting the Light of Christ – U. S. Catholic Catechism for Adults w/ Arch. George Lucas </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/uscca34-the-united-states-catholic-catechism-for-adults-with-archbishop-george-lucas-chap-28-the-fourth-commandment-strengthen-your-family/" rel="bookmark" title="USCCA34 – The Fourth Commandment: Strengthen Your Family – U. S. Catholic Catechism for Adults w/ Arch. George Lucas">USCCA34 – The Fourth Commandment: Strengthen Your Family – U. S. Catholic Catechism for Adults w/ Arch. George Lucas </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/uscca37-the-fifth-commandment-promote-the-culture-of-life-part-3-the-united-states-catholic-catechism-for-adults-with-archbishop-george-lucas-chap-29/" rel="bookmark" title="USCCA37 – The Fifth Commandment: Promote the Culture of Life Part 3 – U. S. Catholic Catechism for Adults w/ Arch. George Lucas">USCCA37 – The Fifth Commandment: Promote the Culture of Life Part 3 – U. S. Catholic Catechism for Adults w/ Arch. George Lucas </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/8th-commandment-tell-truth-united-states-catholic-catechism-adults-w-archbishop-george-lucas-chap-32/" rel="bookmark" title="USCCA41 – The 8th Commandment: Tell the Truth – U. S. Catholic Catechism for Adults w/ Arch. George Lucas">USCCA41 – The 8th Commandment: Tell the Truth – U. S. Catholic Catechism for Adults w/ Arch. George Lucas </a></li> </ol> </div>

Archbishop Lucas offers insights on the US Catholic Catechism for Adults Chapter 9:

The Holy Spirit is dynamic, transforming our bodies into temples of God and  our souls into dwelling places for Christ.  Sometimes called the Paraclete, a term that describes him as adovcate and consoler, the Holy Spirit wants to fill us with inspiration and encouragement

The Most Reverend George J. Lucas leads the Archdiocese of Omaha. 

For other episodes in the visit our Archbishop George Lucas page

This programs is based on:

 

More information can be found here.

We wish to thank the USCCB for the permissions granted for use of  relevant material used in this series.
Also we wish to thank Omar Gutierrez, Teresa Monaghen, and Bruce McGregor  for their vocal talents in this episode.

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Archbishop Lucas offers insights on the US Catholic Catechism for Adults Chapter 9: - The Holy Spirit is dynamic, transforming our bodies into temples of God and our souls into dwelling places fro Christ. Sometimes called the Paraclete,
Archbishop Lucas offers insights on the US Catholic Catechism for Adults Chapter 9:
The Holy Spirit is dynamic, transforming our bodies into temples of God and  our souls into dwelling places for Christ.  Sometimes called the Paraclete, a term that describes him as adovcate and consoler, the Holy Spirit wants to fill us with inspiration and encouragement
The Most Reverend George J. Lucas leads the Archdiocese of Omaha. 
For other episodes in the visit our Archbishop George Lucas page
This programs is based on:
 
More information can be found here.
We wish to thank the USCCB for the permissions granted for use of  relevant material used in this series.
Also we wish to thank Omar Gutierrez, Teresa Monaghen, and Bruce McGregor  for their vocal talents in this episode.

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25510 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip316-rod-dreher-benedict-option-inside-pages/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip316-rod-dreher-benedict-option-inside-pages/feed/ 0 <p>We could not be more enthusiastic about bringing forward any book this year than we are with Rod Dreher's " The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation"! Relying on the wisdom of St. Benedict of Nursia, Rod suggests that the answer to the moral chaos that has affected our culture is to embrace the principles of order, hospitality, stability, and prayer. These core attributes can become solid foundations of all Chris­tians—Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox—and can transform our lives, families and the culture that surrounds us. Neither false optimism nor fatalistic despair will do. As so well stated in the book description "Only faith, hope, and love, embodied in a renewed church, can sustain believers in the dark age that have overtaken us. These are the days for building strong arks for the long journey across a sea of night." Highly recommended!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip316-rod-dreher-benedict-option-inside-pages/">IP#316 Rod Dreher – The Benedict Option on Inside the Pages</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip1-kimberly-hahn-beloved-and-blessed-on-inside-the-pages/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#1 Kimberly Hahn – “Beloved and Blessed” on Inside the Pages">IP#1 Kimberly Hahn – “Beloved and Blessed” on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip285-rod-dreher-how-dante-can-save-your-life-on-inside-the-pages/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#285 Rod Dreher – How Dante Can Save Your Life on Inside the Pages">IP#285 Rod Dreher – How Dante Can Save Your Life on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip286-marcus-grodi-life-from-our-land-on-inside-the-pages/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#286 Marcus Grodi – “Life from Our Land” on Inside the Pages">IP#286 Marcus Grodi – “Life from Our Land” on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip302-mike-aquilina-world-ben-hur-inside-pages/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#302 Mike Aquilina – The World of Ben Hur on Inside the Pages">IP#302 Mike Aquilina – The World of Ben Hur on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip312-dr-kevin-starr-contiental-ambitions-inside-pages/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#312 Dr. Kevin Starr – Contiental Ambitions on Inside the Pages">IP#312 Dr. Kevin Starr – Contiental Ambitions on Inside the Pages </a></li> </ol> </div> We could not be more enthusiastic about bringing forward any book this year than we are with Rod Dreher’s ” The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation”!  Relying on the wisdom of St. Benedict of Nursia, Rod suggests that the answer to the moral chaos that has affected our culture is to embrace the principles of order, hospitality, stability, and prayer.  These core attributes can become solid foundations of all Chris­tians—Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox—and can transform our lives, families and the culture that surrounds us. “Neither false optimism nor fatalistic despair will do” as so well stated in the book description “Only faith, hope, and love, embodied in a renewed church, can sustain believers in the dark age that have overtaken us. These are the days for building strong arks for the long journey across a sea of night.”  Highly recommended!

 

You can find the book here

“A terrific book: provocative in its content, shrewd in its insights, vivid and engaging in its style. The strength of The Benedict Option is not just its analysis of our culture’s developing problems but its outline of practical ways Christians can survive and thrive in a dramatically different America. This is an invaluable tool for understanding our times and acting as faithful believers.”
—Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia

 

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ We could not be more enthusiastic about bringing forward any book this year than we are with Rod Dreher's " The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation"! Relying on the wisdom of St. Benedict of Nursia, We could not be more enthusiastic about bringing forward any book this year than we are with Rod Dreher’s ” The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation”!  Relying on the wisdom of St. Benedict of Nursia, Rod suggests that the answer to the moral chaos that has affected our culture is to embrace the principles of order, hospitality, stability, and prayer.  These core attributes can become solid foundations of all Chris­tians—Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox—and can transform our lives, families and the culture that surrounds us. “Neither false optimism nor fatalistic despair will do” as so well stated in the book description “Only faith, hope, and love, embodied in a renewed church, can sustain believers in the dark age that have overtaken us. These are the days for building strong arks for the long journey across a sea of night.”  Highly recommended!
 
You can find the book here
“A terrific book: provocative in its content, shrewd in its insights, vivid and engaging in its style. The strength of The Benedict Option is not just its analysis of our culture’s developing problems but its outline of practical ways Christians can survive and thrive in a dramatically different America. This is an invaluable tool for understanding our times and acting as faithful believers.”
—Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia
 

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=19026 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/sp2-to-live-our-prayer-in-union-with-love-the-school-of-prayer-with-fr-scott-traynor/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/sp2-to-live-our-prayer-in-union-with-love-the-school-of-prayer-with-fr-scott-traynor/feed/ 0 <p>SP#2 “To Live Our Prayer in Union with Love” – The School of Prayer: Foundations for the New Evangelization Fr. Scott Traynor talks about how we have to do more than just talk about prayer.  He discusses how we must “live” our prayer  in the union of love within the heart of the Holy Trinity.  ... <a title="SP#2 “To Live Our Prayer in Union with Love” – The School of Prayer – with Fr. Scott Traynor" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/sp2-to-live-our-prayer-in-union-with-love-the-school-of-prayer-with-fr-scott-traynor/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/sp2-to-live-our-prayer-in-union-with-love-the-school-of-prayer-with-fr-scott-traynor/">SP#2 “To Live Our Prayer in Union with Love” – The School of Prayer – with Fr. Scott Traynor</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/sp6-school-prayer-foundations-new-evangelization-fr-scott-traynor-2/" rel="bookmark" title="SP#6 “The Spiritual Director” The School of Prayer: Foundations for the New Evangelization with Fr. Scott Traynor">SP#6 “The Spiritual Director” The School of Prayer: Foundations for the New Evangelization with Fr. Scott Traynor </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/sp8-school-prayer-foundations-new-evangelization-2/" rel="bookmark" title="SP#8 The School of Prayer: Foundations for the New Evangelization">SP#8 The School of Prayer: Foundations for the New Evangelization </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/sp9-keys-good-discernment-school-prayer-foundations-new-evangelization-wfr-scott-traynor-2/" rel="bookmark" title="SP#9 The Keys to Good Discernment – The School of Prayer: Foundations for the New Evangelization w/Fr. Scott Traynor">SP#9 The Keys to Good Discernment – The School of Prayer: Foundations for the New Evangelization w/Fr. Scott Traynor </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip114-michael-novak-living-the-call-an-introduction-to-the-lay-vocation-on-inside-the-pages/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#114 Michael Novak – Living the Call: An Introduction to the Lay Vocation on Inside the Pages">IP#114 Michael Novak – Living the Call: An Introduction to the Lay Vocation on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/sp1-school-prayer-foundations-new-evangelization-fr-scott-traynor-2/" rel="bookmark" title="SP#1 The School of Prayer: Foundations for the New Evangelization with Fr. Scott Traynor">SP#1 The School of Prayer: Foundations for the New Evangelization with Fr. Scott Traynor </a></li> </ol> </div> SP#2 “To Live Our Prayer in Union with Love” – The School of Prayer: Foundations for the New Evangelization

Catholic Spiritual Formation - Catholic Spiritual DirectionFr. Scott Traynor talks about how we have to do more than just talk about prayer.  He discusses how we must “live” our prayer  in the union of love within the heart of the Holy Trinity.  That is the goal of Christian prayer.  He goes on to describe the very nature of the Holy Trinity….the relationship of love between the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
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/ SP#2 “To Live Our Prayer in Union with Love” – The School of Prayer: Foundations for the New Evangelization Fr. Scott Traynor talks about how we have to do more than just talk about prayer.  He discusses how we must “live” our prayer  in the union of l... SP#2 “To Live Our Prayer in Union with Love” – The School of Prayer: Foundations for the New Evangelization
Fr. Scott Traynor talks about how we have to do more than just talk about prayer.  He discusses how we must “live” our prayer  in the union of love within the heart of the Holy Trinity.  That is the goal of Christian prayer.  He goes on to describe the very nature of the Holy Trinity….the relationship of love between the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
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.

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25508 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-holy-spirit-day-9/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-holy-spirit-day-9/feed/ 0 <p>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 ... <a title="Novena to the Holy Spirit Day 9" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-holy-spirit-day-9/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-holy-spirit-day-9/">Novena to the Holy Spirit Day 9</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss yarpp-related-none'> No related posts. </div>

Novena to the Holy Spirit

Begin be reciting the following prayer…holyspiritdstpeters1

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 NINEpentecost-5068-mid1 (1)

O Lord, Holy Spirit,
grant me sight to see the wondrous promise of divine love;
insight to see my own weakness;
delight in Your divine presence in my soul
which You have made Your temple through sanctifying grace.
I pray, O Holy Spirit,
that I may be not doubting;
that I be spared the pain of being alone
without trust or hope in Christ;
that my prayer may always be “My Lord and my God!”
I pray that I may acquire a sense of retreat
to prayer and recollection at various times in my daily life;
for prayer is the bond that joins us to Christ.
I pray that I may be aware of the physical needs of the poor
and that I may share what I can with them
in the charitable works of the Church.
I pray, O Holy Spirit,
that You will in Your mercy
grant me the favor I have sought 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 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.
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 NINE
O Lord, Holy Spirit,

grant me sight to see the wondrous promise of divine love;

insight to see my own weakness;

delight in Your divine presence in my soul

which You have made Your temple through sanctifying grace.

I pray, O Holy Spirit,

that I may be not doubting;

that I be spared the pain of being alone

without trust or hope in Christ;

that my prayer may always be “My Lord and my God!”

I pray that I may acquire a sense of retreat

to prayer and recollection at various times in my daily life;

for prayer is the bond that joins us to Christ.

I pray that I may be aware of the physical needs of the poor

and that I may share what I can with them

in the charitable works of the Church.

I pray, O Holy Spirit,

that You will in Your mercy

grant me the favor I have sought 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

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25502 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-holy-spirit-day-8/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-holy-spirit-day-8/feed/ 0 <p>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 ... <a title="Novena to the Holy Spirit Day 8" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-holy-spirit-day-8/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-holy-spirit-day-8/">Novena to the Holy Spirit Day 8</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss yarpp-related-none'> No related posts. </div>

Novena to the Holy Spirit

Begin be reciting the following prayer…

O Holy Spirit, Divine Consoler!Holy-Spirit-10
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 EIGHT

O Holy Spirit,
life and light of the Church,pentecost81-236x300
give us thoughts higher than our own thoughts,
and prayers better than our own prayers,
and powers beyond our own powers,
that we may love and live,
imitating Jesus Christ,
our Lord and Savior.
Come to us, Holy Spirit,
come with the Father
and the Son
and grant me the favor I so earnestly request in this novena…

State your request here…

Vouchsafe to dwell within our souls
and quickly make our hearts Your own.
Quench in us the fires of hate and strife,
the wasting fever of the heart.
From perils guard our feeble life
and to our souls Your peace impart.
Let voice and mind and heart
and strength confess
and glorify Your name
and let the fire of charity burn bright
and other hearts inflame.

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 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.
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 EIGHT
O Holy Spirit,

life and light of the Church,

give us thoughts higher than our own thoughts,

and prayers better than our own prayers,

and powers beyond our own powers,

that we may love and live,

imitating Jesus Christ,

our Lord and Savior.

Come to us, Holy Spirit,

come with the Father

and the Son

and grant me the favor I so earnestly request in this novena…
State your request here…
Vouchsafe to dwell within our souls

and quickly make our hearts Your own.

Quench in us the fires of hate and strife,

the wasting fever of the heart.

From perils guard our feeble life

and to our souls Your peace impart.

Let voice and mind and heart

and strength confess

and glorify Your name

and let the fire of charity burn bright

and other hearts inflame.
Come, O Holy Spirit,

fill the hearts of Your faithful,

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

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25495 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hr11-instead-circling-around-ones-self-hospitality-holy-rule-st-benedict-fr-mauritius-wilde-osb/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hr11-instead-circling-around-ones-self-hospitality-holy-rule-st-benedict-fr-mauritius-wilde-osb/feed/ 0 <p>Instead of circling around one’s self, hospitality From the Holy Rule of St. Benedict: CHAPTER LIII Of the Reception of Guests Let all guests who arrive be received as Christ, because He will say: “I was a stranger and you took Me in” (Mt 25:35). And let due honor be shown to all, especially to ... <a title="HR#11 “Instead of circling around one’s self, hospitality” – The Holy Rule of St. Benedict with Fr. Mauritius Wilde OSB" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hr11-instead-circling-around-ones-self-hospitality-holy-rule-st-benedict-fr-mauritius-wilde-osb/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hr11-instead-circling-around-ones-self-hospitality-holy-rule-st-benedict-fr-mauritius-wilde-osb/">HR#11 “Instead of circling around one’s self, hospitality” – The Holy Rule of St. Benedict with Fr. Mauritius Wilde OSB</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <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/hr9-place-idleness-work-holy-rule-st-benedict-fr-mauritius-wilde-osb-2/" rel="bookmark" title="HR#9 “In place of idleness, work” – The Holy Rule of St. Benedict with Fr. Mauritius Wilde OSB">HR#9 “In place of idleness, work” – The Holy Rule of St. Benedict with Fr. Mauritius Wilde OSB </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hr17-the-value-of-listening-and-silence-the-holy-rule-of-st-benedict-with-fr-mauritius-wilde-o-s-b-2/" rel="bookmark" title="HR#17 “The Value of Listening and Silence” – The Holy Rule of St. Benedict with Fr. Mauritius Wilde O.S.B">HR#17 “The Value of Listening and Silence” – The Holy Rule of St. Benedict with Fr. Mauritius Wilde O.S.B </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hr24-monk-missionary-evangelization-holy-rule-st-benedict-fr-mauritius-wilde-o-s-b-2/" rel="bookmark" title="HR#24 “The Monk, the Missionary Spirit and Evangelization” – The Holy Rule of St. Benedict with Fr. Mauritius Wilde O.S.B">HR#24 “The Monk, the Missionary Spirit and Evangelization” – The Holy Rule of St. Benedict with Fr. Mauritius Wilde O.S.B </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hr1-place-materialism-gratitude-holy-rule-st-benedict-w-fr-mauritius-wilde-osb/" rel="bookmark" title="HR#1 In Place of Materialism, Gratitude – The Holy Rule of St. Benedict w/ Fr. Mauritius Wilde OSB">HR#1 In Place of Materialism, Gratitude – The Holy Rule of St. Benedict w/ Fr. Mauritius Wilde OSB </a></li> </ol> </div> Instead of circling around one’s self, hospitality

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

CHAPTER LIII
Of the Reception of Guests

Let all guests who arrive be received as Christ, because He will say: “I was a stranger and you took Me in” (Mt 25:35). And let due honor be shown to all, especially to those “of the household of the faith” (Gal 6:10) and to wayfarers.

When, therefore, a guest is announced, let him be met by the Superior and the brethren with every mark of charity. And let them first pray together, and then let them associate with one another in peace. This kiss of peace should not be given before a prayer hath first been said, on account of satanic deception. In the greeting let all humility be shown to the guests, whether coming or going; with the head bowed down or the whole body prostrate on the ground, let Christ be adored in them as He is also received.

When the guests have been received, let them be accompanied to prayer, and after that let the Superior, or whom he shall bid, sit down with them. Let the divine law be read to the guest that he may be edified, after which let every kindness be shown him. Let the fast be broken by the Superior in deference to the guest, unless, perchance, it be a day of solemn fast, which cannot be broken. Let the brethren, however, keep the customary fast. Let the Abbot pour the water on the guest’s hands, and let both the Abbot and the whole brotherhood wash the feet of all the guests. When they have been washed, let them say this verse: “We have received Thy mercy, O God, in the midst of Thy temple” (Ps 47[48]:10). Let the greatest care be taken, especially in the reception of the poor and travelers, because Christ is received more specially in them; whereas regard for the wealthy itself procureth them respect.

Let the kitchen of the Abbot and the guests be apart, that the brethren may not be disturbed by the guests who arrive at uncertain times and who are never wanting in the monastery. Let two brothers who are able to fulfil this office well go into the kitchen for a year. Let help be given them as they need it, that they may serve without murmuring; and when they have not enough to do, let them go out again for work where it is commanded them. Let this course be followed, not only in this office, but in all the offices of the monastery — that whenever the brethren need help, it be given them, and that when they have nothing to do, they again obey orders. Moreover, let also a God-fearing brother have assigned to him the apartment of the guests, where there should be sufficient number of beds made up; and let the house of God be wisely managed by the wise.

On no account let anyone who is not ordered to do so, associate or speak with guests; but if he meet or see them, having saluted them humbly, as we have said, and asked a blessing, let him pass on saying that he is not allowed to speak with a guest.

 

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/ Instead of circling around one’s self, hospitality From the Holy Rule of St. Benedict: CHAPTER LIII Of the Reception of Guests Let all guests who arrive be received as Christ, because He will say: “I was a stranger and you took Me in” (Mt 25:35). Instead of circling around one’s self, hospitality

From the Holy Rule of St. Benedict:

CHAPTER LIII

Of the Reception of Guests
Let all guests who arrive be received as Christ, because He will say: “I was a stranger and you took Me in” (Mt 25:35). And let due honor be shown to all, especially to those “of the household of the faith” (Gal 6:10) and to wayfarers.
When, therefore, a guest is announced, let him be met by the Superior and the brethren with every mark of charity. And let them first pray together, and then let them associate with one another in peace. This kiss of peace should not be given before a prayer hath first been said, on account of satanic deception. In the greeting let all humility be shown to the guests, whether coming or going; with the head bowed down or the whole body prostrate on the ground, let Christ be adored in them as He is also received.
When the guests have been received, let them be accompanied to prayer, and after that let the Superior, or whom he shall bid, sit down with them. Let the divine law be read to the guest that he may be edified, after which let every kindness be shown him. Let the fast be broken by the Superior in deference to the guest, unless, perchance, it be a day of solemn fast, which cannot be broken. Let the brethren, however, keep the customary fast. Let the Abbot pour the water on the guest’s hands, and let both the Abbot and the whole brotherhood wash the feet of all the guests. When they have been washed, let them say this verse: “We have received Thy mercy, O God, in the midst of Thy temple” (Ps 47[48]:10). Let the greatest care be taken, especially in the reception of the poor and travelers, because Christ is received more specially in them; whereas regard for the wealthy itself procureth them respect.
Let the kitchen of the Abbot and the guests be apart, that the brethren may not be disturbed by the guests who arrive at uncertain times and who are never wanting in the monastery. Let two brothers who are able to fulfil this office well go into the kitchen for a year. Let help be given them as they need it, that they may serve without murmuring; and when they have not enough to do, let them go out again for work where it is commanded them. Let this course be followed, not only in this office, but in all the offices of the monastery — that whenever the brethren need help, it be given them, and that when they have nothing to do, they again obey orders. Moreover, let also a God-fearing brother have assigned to him the apartment of the guests, where there should be sufficient number of beds made up; and let the house of God be wisely managed by the wise.
On no account let anyone who is not ordered to do so, associate or speak with guests; but if he meet or see them, having saluted them humbly, as we have said, and asked a blessing, let him pass on saying that he is not allowed to speak with a guest.

 
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=25497 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/fg10-interior-freedom-fr-jacques-phillippe-ep-10-fountains-grace-donna-garrett/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/fg10-interior-freedom-fr-jacques-phillippe-ep-10-fountains-grace-donna-garrett/feed/ 0 <p>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#10 Interior Freedom by Fr. Jacques Phillippe ep 10 – Fountains of Grace with Donna Garrett" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/fg10-interior-freedom-fr-jacques-phillippe-ep-10-fountains-grace-donna-garrett/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/fg10-interior-freedom-fr-jacques-phillippe-ep-10-fountains-grace-donna-garrett/">FG#10 Interior Freedom by Fr. Jacques Phillippe ep 10 – Fountains of Grace with Donna Garrett</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <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 125-126

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

“the trials or purifications so frequently referred to by the mystics are there to destroy whatever is artificial in our character, so that our true being may emerge- ie what we are tp God. The night of the soul could be called a series of impoverishments, sometimes violent ones that strip believers of all possibility of relying on themselves These trials are beneficial because they lead us to locate our identity where it truly belongs, The experience can be highly painful when someone who loves God goes through a phase without an atom of fervor even with a profound distaste for spiritual things. People do not lose their love for God, for their whole being remains completely oriented toward God; but they lose the feeling of love. The benefit of this trial is that it deprives us of any possibility of relying on the good we can do. God’s mercy is all.”

 

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

You can find “Interior Freedom” here

Fr. Jacques Philippe

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]]> 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 125-126
“the trials or purifications so frequently referred to by the mystics are there to destroy whatever is artificial in our character, so that our true being may emerge- ie what we are tp God. The night of the soul could be called a series of impoverishments, sometimes violent ones that strip believers of all possibility of relying on themselves These trials are beneficial because they lead us to locate our identity where it truly belongs, The experience can be highly painful when someone who loves God goes through a phase without an atom of fervor even with a profound distaste for spiritual things. People do not lose their love for God, for their whole being remains completely oriented toward God; but they lose the feeling of love. The benefit of this trial is that it deprives us of any possibility of relying on the good we can do. God’s mercy is all.”
 
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=25500 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-holy-spirit-day-7/#comments http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-holy-spirit-day-7/feed/ 1 <p>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 ... <a title="Novena to the Holy Spirit Day 7" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-holy-spirit-day-7/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-holy-spirit-day-7/">Novena to the Holy Spirit Day 7</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss yarpp-related-none'> No related posts. </div>

Novena to the Holy Spirit

Begin be reciting the following prayer…holy_spirit_-_pentacost_jwi

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 SEVEN

Come, Holy Spirit,
creator of all things:
come visit our hearts with Your power.
Fill with grace, friendly guest,
the hearts which You have created.
You are called the Consoler,
gift from the hand of God,
source of life, light, love, and flame, highest good.
You are the pledge of sevenfold grace,
finger of the Father’s hand,
promised us by Him,The-Decent-of-the-Holy-Spir1
and You make our tongues speak the truth.
Cast light on our senses,
pour love into our hearts.
Grant our weak bodies strength
that they may never grow weary of doing good
and grant me the favor I so earnestly seek in this novena…

State your request here…

Keep the enemy far from us,
give us peace always,
let us willingly follow in Your footsteps
that we may be far removed from sin.
Grant that through You
we may grow in knowledge of the Father and of the Son,
and that we may ever strongly believe in You,
the Spirit of both.
Praise and honor be forever to the Father on the highest throne,
in the risen Son of God,
in the Consoler.

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 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.
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 SEVEN
Come, Holy Spirit,

creator of all things:

come visit our hearts with Your power.

Fill with grace, friendly guest,

the hearts which You have created.

You are called the Consoler,

gift from the hand of God,

source of life, light, love, and flame, highest good.

You are the pledge of sevenfold grace,

finger of the Father’s hand,

promised us by Him,

and You make our tongues speak the truth.

Cast light on our senses,

pour love into our hearts.

Grant our weak bodies strength

that they may never grow weary of doing good

and grant me the favor I so earnestly seek in this novena…
State your request here…
Keep the enemy far from us,

give us peace always,

let us willingly follow in Your footsteps

that we may be far removed from sin.

Grant that through You

we may grow in knowledge of the Father and of the Son,

and that we may ever strongly believe in You,

the Spirit of both.

Praise and honor be forever to the Father on the highest throne,

in the risen Son of God,

in the Consoler.
Come, O Holy Spirit,

fill the hearts of Your faithful,

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

KM clean 2:15
“The Experience of Theology” – In Conversation with Mark Brumley http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/seraphim/ Thu, 01 Jun 2017 10:52:09 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25491 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/seraphim/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/seraphim/feed/ 0 <p>Why is theology important?  Why should it be a part of every believer’s life?  Mark Brumley helps us to understand why we are called to think well as believers and to grow in our understanding of God so we can begin to see God working in our lives in ways we haven’t seen before.   We base ... <a title="“The Experience of Theology” – In Conversation with Mark Brumley" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/seraphim/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/seraphim/">“The Experience of Theology” – In Conversation with Mark Brumley</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss yarpp-related-none'> No related posts. </div>

Why is theology important?  Why should it be a part of every believer’s life?  Mark Brumley helps us to understand why we are called to think well as believers and to grow in our understanding of God so we can begin to see God working in our lives in ways we haven’t seen before.   We base our conversation on the axiom put forward by St. Anslem which basically refers to theology as “faith seeking understanding”.   It’s not necessarily about obtaining a doctorate in theology, or reading the Summa, but coming to know in a fuller way our relationship with God and what that might mean in witnessing our faith to the world and living it authentically. Always brilliant in his insight and relatable in his teaching, don’t miss this far reaching and engaging discussion with Mark!

 

Find more areas to explore various aspects of theology by visiting ignatius.com

 

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Why is theology important?  Why should it be a part of every believer’s life?  Mark Brumley helps us to understand why we are called to think well as believers and to grow in our understanding of God so we can begin to see God working in our lives in ways we haven’t seen before.   We base our conversation on the axiom put forward by St. Anslem which basically refers to theology as “faith seeking understanding”.   It’s not necessarily about obtaining a doctorate in theology, or reading the Summa, but coming to know in a fuller way our relationship with God and what that might mean in witnessing our faith to the world and living it authentically. Always brilliant in his insight and relatable in his teaching, don’t miss this far reaching and engaging discussion with Mark!
 
Find more areas to explore various aspects of theology by visiting ignatius.com
 

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KM clean 1:16:38 “The Experience of Theology” – In Conversation with Mark Brumley http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/experience-theology-conversation-mark-brumley/ Wed, 31 May 2017 22:15:41 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25484 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/experience-theology-conversation-mark-brumley/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/experience-theology-conversation-mark-brumley/feed/ 0 <p>Why is theology important?  Why should it be a part of every believer’s life?  Mark Brumley helps us to understand why we are called to think well as believers and to grow in our understanding of God so we can begin to see God working in our lives in ways we haven’t seen before.   We base ... <a title="“The Experience of Theology” – In Conversation with Mark Brumley" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/experience-theology-conversation-mark-brumley/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/experience-theology-conversation-mark-brumley/">“The Experience of Theology” – In Conversation with Mark Brumley</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss yarpp-related-none'> No related posts. </div>

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Find more areas to explore various aspects of theology by visiting ignatius.com

 

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Why is theology important?  Why should it be a part of every believer’s life?  Mark Brumley helps us to understand why we are called to think well as believers and to grow in our understanding of God so we can begin to see God working in our lives in ways we haven’t seen before.   We base our conversation on the axiom put forward by St. Anslem which basically refers to theology as “faith seeking understanding”.   It’s not necessarily about obtaining a doctorate in theology, or reading the Summa, but coming to know in a fuller way our relationship with God and what that might mean in witnessing our faith to the world and living it authentically. Always brilliant in his insight and relatable in his teaching, don’t miss this far reaching and engaging discussion with Mark!
 
Find more areas to explore various aspects of theology by visiting ignatius.com
 

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AW223 #Fatima100 and Mary’s Way- Among Women with Pat Gohn http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/aw223-fatima100-marys-way-among-women-pat-gohn/ Wed, 31 May 2017 21:30:32 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25478 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/aw223-fatima100-marys-way-among-women-pat-gohn/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/aw223-fatima100-marys-way-among-women-pat-gohn/feed/ 0 <p>This week’s episode: “Blessed are They”: 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima’s apparitions and message “Among Women” Guest: Judy Landrieu Klein This week we look at Mary in two ways. First, we explore the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance in 1917 to three peasant children in Fatima, Portugal. Second, we explore a mother’s ... <a title="AW223 #Fatima100 and Mary’s Way- Among Women with Pat Gohn" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/aw223-fatima100-marys-way-among-women-pat-gohn/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/aw223-fatima100-marys-way-among-women-pat-gohn/">AW223 #Fatima100 and Mary’s Way- Among Women with Pat Gohn</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/aw222-negativity-among-catholics-thwarts-good-among-women-pat-gohn/" rel="bookmark" title="AW222 Negativity Among Catholics Thwarts the Good – Among Women with Pat Gohn">AW222 Negativity Among Catholics Thwarts the Good – Among Women with Pat Gohn </a></li> </ol> </div> This week’s episode:

“Blessed are They”: 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima’s apparitions and message

“Among Women” Guest: Judy Landrieu Klein

This week we look at Mary in two ways. First, we explore the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance in 1917 to three peasant children in Fatima, Portugal. Second, we explore a mother’s life with the help and assistance of Mary — especially during times of great sufferings and trials. My guest is Judy Klein, who shares her story with us, as found in her latest book, Mary’s Way: The Power of Entrusting Your Child to God.

Links for this episode:

EWTN’s website on Fatima

Fatima for Today: The Urgent Marian Message of Hope by Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR

Articles about Fatima:

“A Bullet in Our Lady’s Crown” – an article on Fatima and Pope John Paul II by Pat Gohn (from my archives)

“The Heart of the Message of Fatima” by Dr. Virginia M. Kimball

Mary’s Way: The Power of Entrusting Your Child to God, by Judy Klein

Memorare Ministries

Books recommended on Among Women by Judy Klein:

St Louis de Montfort’s consecration to Jesus through Mary

33 Day to Morning Glory by Fr. Michael Gaitley

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

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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ This week’s episode: “Blessed are They”: 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima’s apparitions and message “Among Women” Guest: Judy Landrieu Klein This week we look at Mary in two ways. First, we explore the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance ... This week’s episode:
“Blessed are They”: 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima’s apparitions and message
“Among Women” Guest: Judy Landrieu Klein
This week we look at Mary in two ways. First, we explore the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance in 1917 to three peasant children in Fatima, Portugal. Second, we explore a mother’s life with the help and assistance of Mary — especially during times of great sufferings and trials. My guest is Judy Klein, who shares her story with us, as found in her latest book, Mary’s Way: The Power of Entrusting Your Child to God.
Links for this episode:
EWTN’s website on Fatima
Fatima for Today: The Urgent Marian Message of Hope by Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR
Articles about Fatima:
“A Bullet in Our Lady’s Crown” – an article on Fatima and Pope John Paul II by Pat Gohn (from my archives)
“The Heart of the Message of Fatima” by Dr. Virginia M. Kimball
Mary’s Way: The Power of Entrusting Your Child to God, by Judy Klein
Memorare Ministries
Books recommended on Among Women by Judy Klein:
St Louis de Montfort’s consecration to Jesus through Mary
33 Day to Morning Glory by Fr. Michael Gaitley
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=25471 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-holy-spirit-day-6/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-holy-spirit-day-6/feed/ 0 <p>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 ... <a title="Novena to the Holy Spirit Day 6" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-holy-spirit-day-6/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-holy-spirit-day-6/">Novena to the Holy Spirit Day 6</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <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-6-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Day 6 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text">Day 6 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-7-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Day 7 – Divine Mercy Novena- Mp3 audio & Text">Day 7 – Divine Mercy Novena- Mp3 audio & Text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-8-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Day 8 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text">Day 8 – 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> </ol> </div>
Novena to the Holy Spirit

Begin be reciting the following prayer… holy-spirit-dove-fire

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 SIX

O Father in Heaven,
pentecost6I beg You to send the Holy Spirit.
May Your Holy Spirit remind me
when I am apt to forget Your law.
Your love, Your promises.
May Your Holy Spirit strengthen my memory
to recall frequently Your sanctity,
omniscience, wisdom, and goodness,
faithfulness, and love.
May Your Holy Spirit encourage me when I am slothful;
strengthen me when I am weak;
enlighten me when I no longer can help myself.
Breathe into me, O Holy Spirit,
that I may do what is holy.
Stir me, that I may love what is holy.
Strengthen me, that I may preserve what is holy.
Protect me, Holy Spirit,
that I may never lose what is holy
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 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.

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 SIX
O Father in Heaven,
I beg You to send the Holy Spirit.

May Your Holy Spirit remind me

when I am apt to forget Your law.

Your love, Your promises.

May Your Holy Spirit strengthen my memory

to recall frequently Your sanctity,

omniscience, wisdom, and goodness,

faithfulness, and love.

May Your Holy Spirit encourage me when I am slothful;

strengthen me when I am weak;

enlighten me when I no longer can help myself.

Breathe into me, O Holy Spirit,

that I may do what is holy.

Stir me, that I may love what is holy.

Strengthen me, that I may preserve what is holy.

Protect me, Holy Spirit,

that I may never lose what is holy

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.

KM clean 1:51
LR7 A “Lord of the Rings” Spiritual Retreat with Fr. Timothy Gallagher http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lr7-lord-rings-spiritual-retreat-fr-timothy-gallagher/ Tue, 30 May 2017 14:53:52 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25455 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lr7-lord-rings-spiritual-retreat-fr-timothy-gallagher/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lr7-lord-rings-spiritual-retreat-fr-timothy-gallagher/feed/ 0 <p>In this episode, Fr. Gallagher continues his reflection on the character of Sam Wyse who represents the hobbit who is the “ordinary person”.  He is an image of what it is to be faithful to the task the Lord has given us. ‘I don’t like anything here at all,’ said Frodo, ‘step or stone, breath ... <a title="LR7 A “Lord of the Rings” Spiritual Retreat with Fr. Timothy Gallagher" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lr7-lord-rings-spiritual-retreat-fr-timothy-gallagher/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lr7-lord-rings-spiritual-retreat-fr-timothy-gallagher/">LR7 A “Lord of the Rings” Spiritual Retreat with Fr. Timothy Gallagher</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lr1-lord-rings-spiritual-retreat-fr-timothy-gallagher/" rel="bookmark" title="LR1 A “Lord of the Rings” Spiritual Retreat with Fr. Timothy Gallagher">LR1 A “Lord of the Rings” Spiritual Retreat with Fr. Timothy Gallagher </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lr2-lord-rings-spiritual-retreat-fr-timothy-gallagher/" rel="bookmark" title="LR2 A “Lord of the Rings” Spiritual Retreat with Fr. Timothy Gallagher">LR2 A “Lord of the Rings” Spiritual Retreat with Fr. Timothy Gallagher </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lr3-lord-rings-spiritual-retreat-fr-timothy-gallagher/" rel="bookmark" title="LR3 A “Lord of the Rings” Spiritual Retreat with Fr. Timothy Gallagher">LR3 A “Lord of the Rings” Spiritual Retreat with Fr. Timothy Gallagher </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lr5-lord-rings-spiritual-retreat-fr-timothy-gallagher/" rel="bookmark" title="LR5 A “Lord of the Rings” Spiritual Retreat with Fr. Timothy Gallagher">LR5 A “Lord of the Rings” Spiritual Retreat with Fr. Timothy Gallagher </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lr6-lord-rings-spiritual-retreat-fr-timothy-gallagher/" rel="bookmark" title="LR6 A “Lord of the Rings” Spiritual Retreat with Fr. Timothy Gallagher">LR6 A “Lord of the Rings” Spiritual Retreat with Fr. Timothy Gallagher </a></li> </ol> </div> BA6 - "Refuse to Accept Discouragement" - Begin Again: The Spiritual Legacy of Ven. Bruno Lanteri with Fr. Timothy Gallagher In this episode, Fr. Gallagher continues his reflection on the character of Sam Wyse who represents the hobbit who is the “ordinary person”.  He is an image of what it is to be faithful to the task the Lord has given us.

‘I don’t like anything here at all,’ said Frodo, ‘step or stone, breath or bone. Earth, air and water all seem accursed. But so our path is laid.’ ‘Yes, that’s so,’ said Sam. ‘And we shouldn’t be here at all, if we’d known more about it before we started. But I suppose it’s often that way. The brave things in the old tales and songs, Mr. Frodo: adventures, as I used to call them. I used to think that they were things the wonderful folk of the stories went out and looked for, because they wanted them, because they were exciting and life was a bit dull, a kind of a sport, as you might say. But that’s not the way of it with the tales that really mattered, or the ones that stay in the mind. Folk seem to have been just landed in them, usually – their paths were laid that way, as you put it. But I expect they had lots of chances, like us, of turning back, only they didn’t. And if they had, we shouldn’t know, because they’d have been forgotten. We hear about those as just went on – and not all to a good end, mind you; at least not to what folk inside a story and not outside it call a good end. You know, coming home, and finding things all right, though not quite the same – like old Mr. Bilbo. But those aren’t always the best tales to hear, though they may be the best tales to get landed in! I wonder what sort of a tale we’ve fallen into?’

‘I wonder,’ said Frodo. ‘But I don’t know. And that’s the way of a real tale. Take any one that you’re fond of. You may know, or guess, what kind of a tale it is, happy-ending or sad-ending, but the people in it don’t know. And you don’t want them to.’

 

Tolkien, J.R.R.. The Two Towers: Being the Second Part of The Lord of the Rings (Kindle Locations 6286-6299). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Kindle Edition.

For more episodes in this series:  A “Lord of the Rings” Spiritual Retreat with Fr. Timothy Gallagher

 

Father Timothy M. Gallagher, O.M.V., was ordained in 1979 as a member of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, a religious community dedicated to retreats and spiritual formation according to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Fr. Gallagher is featured on the EWTN series “Living the Discerning Life: The Spiritual Teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola”.

For more information on how to obtain copies of Fr. Gallaghers’s various books and audio which are available for purchase, please visit his website: frtimothygallagher.org

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

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ In this episode, Fr. Gallagher continues his reflection on the character of Sam Wyse who represents the hobbit who is the “ordinary person”.  He is an image of what it is to be faithful to the task the Lord has given us. In this episode, Fr. Gallagher continues his reflection on the character of Sam Wyse who represents the hobbit who is the “ordinary person”.  He is an image of what it is to be faithful to the task the Lord has given us.

‘I don’t like anything here at all,’ said Frodo, ‘step or stone, breath or bone. Earth, air and water all seem accursed. But so our path is laid.’ ‘Yes, that’s so,’ said Sam. ‘And we shouldn’t be here at all, if we’d known more about it before we started. But I suppose it’s often that way. The brave things in the old tales and songs, Mr. Frodo: adventures, as I used to call them. I used to think that they were things the wonderful folk of the stories went out and looked for, because they wanted them, because they were exciting and life was a bit dull, a kind of a sport, as you might say. But that’s not the way of it with the tales that really mattered, or the ones that stay in the mind. Folk seem to have been just landed in them, usually – their paths were laid that way, as you put it. But I expect they had lots of chances, like us, of turning back, only they didn’t. And if they had, we shouldn’t know, because they’d have been forgotten. We hear about those as just went on – and not all to a good end, mind you; at least not to what folk inside a story and not outside it call a good end. You know, coming home, and finding things all right, though not quite the same – like old Mr. Bilbo. But those aren’t always the best tales to hear, though they may be the best tales to get landed in! I wonder what sort of a tale we’ve fallen into?’
‘I wonder,’ said Frodo. ‘But I don’t know. And that’s the way of a real tale. Take any one that you’re fond of. You may know, or guess, what kind of a tale it is, happy-ending or sad-ending, but the people in it don’t know. And you don’t want them to.’
 

Tolkien, J.R.R.. The Two Towers: Being the Second Part of The Lord of the Rings (Kindle Locations 6286-6299). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Kindle Edition.

For more episodes in this series:  A “Lord of the Rings” Spiritual Retreat with Fr. Timothy Gallagher

 
Father Timothy M. Gallagher, O.M.V., was ordained in 1979 as a member of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, a religious community dedicated to retreats and spiritual formation according to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Fr. Gallagher is featured on the EWTN series “Living the Discerning Life: The Spiritual Teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola”.
For more information on how to obtain copies of Fr. Gallaghers’s various books and audio which are available for purchase, please visit his website: frtimothygallagher.org
For the other episodes in this series check out Fr. Timothy Gallagher’s “Discerning Hearts” page

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25458 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/regards-lowliness-handmaid-marys-magnificat-word-word-sonja-corbitt/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/regards-lowliness-handmaid-marys-magnificat-word-word-sonja-corbitt/feed/ 0 <p>“Why then is it the woman who is veiled? First, the woman is the model of Church (as pointed out by Saint Paul), and the Church is the mystical body of Christ. Much like the Eucharistic body of Christ is veiled under various layers, so too is the Church, and the woman represents Church. Second, ... <a title="He Regards the Lowliness of His Handmaid – Mary’s Magnificat, Word by Word with Sonja Corbitt" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/regards-lowliness-handmaid-marys-magnificat-word-word-sonja-corbitt/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/regards-lowliness-handmaid-marys-magnificat-word-word-sonja-corbitt/">He Regards the Lowliness of His Handmaid – Mary’s Magnificat, Word by Word with Sonja Corbitt</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <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> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/soul-magnifies-lord-marys-magnificat-word-word-sonja-corbitt/" rel="bookmark" title="My Soul Magnifies the Lord – Mary’s Magnificat, Word by Word with Sonja Corbitt">My Soul Magnifies the Lord – Mary’s Magnificat, Word by Word with Sonja Corbitt </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/spirit-rejoices-god-savior-marys-magnificat-word-word-sonja-corbitt/" rel="bookmark" title="My Spirit Rejoices in God My Savior – Mary’s Magnificat, Word by Word with Sonja Corbitt">My Spirit Rejoices in God My Savior – Mary’s Magnificat, Word by Word with Sonja Corbitt </a></li> </ol> </div>

“Why then is it the woman who is veiled? First, the woman is the model of Church (as pointed out by Saint Paul), and the Church is the mystical body of Christ. Much like the Eucharistic body of Christ is veiled under various layers, so too is the Church, and the woman represents Church.

Second, it is the woman that brings forth new life, the most profound manifestation of mystery capable in the created realm. It is the woman that gives birth to a new person and thereby changes the entire created order – even the angels are not capable of such a mystery. As Christ turned His blood into the Eucharistic food for his disciples, so too does the woman change her own blood into food for her infant.

We veil what is most sacred, and understood in this manner it is not so much that the woman wears a veil out of respect for the Church, but rather the Church gives a veil out of respect for the woman” (Jake Tawney).

For other episodes in this series, visit the Discerning Hearts Sonja Corbitt page

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.”

2 Chronicles 16:9, For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show his might in behalf of those whose heart is blameless toward him.

Genesis 49:26, The blessings of your father are mighty beyond the blessings of the eternal mountains, the bounties of the everlasting hills; may they be on the head of Joseph, and on the brow of him who was separate from his brothers.

1 Corinthians 11:13-17, Judge for yourselves; is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? Does not nature itself teach you that for a man to wear long hair is degrading to him, but if a woman has long hair, it is her pride? For her hair is given to her for a covering.

In Old Testament times, uncovering a woman’s head was seen as a way to humiliate a woman or to punish adultresses and those women who transgressed the Law (e.g.., Numbers 5:12-18, Isaiah 3:16-17, Song of Solomon 5:7).

John 12:1-8, Mary Magdalene uncovers her hair and anoints Jesus.

Episode Resources

My Promise and Purpose Await in Integrity, Sonja Corbitt

Veiling in the Liturgy, Jake Tawney

Covering Up for Others, Nan Balfour

CCC 490-492,  To become the mother of the Saviour, Mary “was enriched by God with gifts appropriate to such a role.” The angel Gabriel at the moment of the annunciation salutes her as “full of grace”. In fact, in order for Mary to be able to give the free assent of her faith to the announcement of her vocation, it was necessary that she be wholly borne by God’s grace…

The “splendour of an entirely unique holiness” by which Mary is “enriched from the first instant of her conception” comes wholly from Christ: she is “redeemed, in a more exalted fashion, by reason of the merits of her Son”. The Father blessed Mary more than any other created person “in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places” and chose her “in Christ before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless before him in love”.

 

INTERACTIVE SCRIPTURE MEDITATION EXERCISE (LECTIO DIVINA)

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

Read (Lectio)

Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Laz’arus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. There they made him a supper; Martha served, and Laz’arus was one of those at table with him. Mary took a pound of costly ointment of pure nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment.

But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was to betray him), said, “Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?” This he said, not that he cared for the poor but because he was a thief, and as he had the money box he used to take what was put into it. Jesus said, “Let her alone, let her keep it for the day of my burial. The poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me.”

Meditate (Meditatio)

Place yourself in this narrative, first as Jesus, then Mary Magdalene, and lastly, as Judas. What do you see, hear, feel on or against your skin, smell, taste? What are your thoughts and emotions from each point of view as the episode plays out?

Pray (Oratio)

Talk to God about whatever rises up in your heart and mind. What do you sense He might want you to do this week? How do you feel about that?

Rest (Contemplatio)

Perhaps you’d like to take a few minutes to sit at Jesus’ feet like Mary Magdalene.


 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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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ “Why then is it the woman who is veiled? First, the woman is the model of Church (as pointed out by Saint Paul), and the Church is the mystical body of Christ. Much like the Eucharistic body of Christ is veiled under various layers,
“Why then is it the woman who is veiled? First, the woman is the model of Church (as pointed out by Saint Paul), and the Church is the mystical body of Christ. Much like the Eucharistic body of Christ is veiled under various layers, so too is the Church, and the woman represents Church.
Second, it is the woman that brings forth new life, the most profound manifestation of mystery capable in the created realm. It is the woman that gives birth to a new person and thereby changes the entire created order – even the angels are not capable of such a mystery. As Christ turned His blood into the Eucharistic food for his disciples, so too does the woman change her own blood into food for her infant.
We veil what is most sacred, and understood in this manner it is not so much that the woman wears a veil out of respect for the Church, but rather the Church gives a veil out of respect for the woman” (Jake Tawney).
For other episodes in this series, visit the Discerning Hearts Sonja Corbitt page

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.”
2 Chronicles 16:9, For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show his might in behalf of those whose heart is blameless toward him.
Genesis 49:26, The blessings of your father are mighty beyond the blessings of the eternal mountains, the bounties of the everlasting hills; may they be on the head of Joseph, and on the brow of him who was separate from his brothers.
1 Corinthians 11:13-17, Judge for yourselves; is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? Does not nature itself teach you that for a man to wear long hair is degrading to him, but if a woman has long hair, it is her pride? For her hair is given to her for a covering.
In Old Testament times, uncovering a woman’s head was seen as a way to humiliate a woman or to punish adultresses and those women who transgressed the Law (e.g.., Numbers 5:12-18, Isaiah 3:16-17, Song of Solomon 5:7).
John 12:1-8, Mary Magdalene uncovers her hair and anoints Jesus.
Episode Resources
My Promise and Purpose Await in Integrity, Sonja Corbitt
Veiling in the Liturgy, Jake Tawney
Covering Up for Others, Nan Balfour
CCC 490-492,  To become the mother of the Saviour, Mary “was enriched by God with gifts appropriate to such a role.” The angel Gabriel at the moment of the annunciation salutes her as “full of grace”. In fact, in order for Mary to be able to give the free assent of her faith to the announcement of her vocation, it was necessary that she be wholly borne by God’s grace…
The “splendour of an entirely unique holiness” by which Mary is “enriched from the first instant of her conception” comes wholly from Christ: she is “redeemed,...]]>
KM clean 48:21 Novena to the Holy Spirit Day 5 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-holy-spirit-day-5/ Tue, 30 May 2017 11:56:53 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25452 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-holy-spirit-day-5/#comments http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-holy-spirit-day-5/feed/ 1 <p>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 ... <a title="Novena to the Holy Spirit Day 5" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-holy-spirit-day-5/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-holy-spirit-day-5/">Novena to the Holy Spirit Day 5</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss yarpp-related-none'> No related posts. </div>
holy-spirit-1Begin 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 FIVEpentecost-1

Come, O Spirit of sanctity,
from the glory of heaven
and send forth the radiance of Your light.
Father of all the poor,
light and peace of all hearts,
come with Your countless gifts.
Consoler in desolation;
refreshment full of loveliness,
come dear friend of my soul.
In weariness send repose;
breath gently cool refreshing breeze;
console the desolate who weep alone.
Light of Beatitude,
make our hearts ready;
come enter our souls.
Without Your grace,
man stands alone;
he cannot be good or sure.
Cleanse what is soiled;
heal what is wounded;
moisten what is arid.
Bend the stubborn will;
warm the cold heart;
guide the wandering footstep.
O Holy Spirit,
we beg You to give us grace through Your sevenfold power
and grant me the favor I so earnestly seek in this novena…

State your request here…

Give us merit for the present,
and one day beatitude when we have finished our earthly journey.

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/ 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:
DAY FIVE
Come, O Spirit of sanctity,

from the glory of heaven

and send forth the radiance of Your light.

Father of all the poor,

light and peace of all hearts,

come with Your countless gifts.

Consoler in desolation;

refreshment full of loveliness,

come dear friend of my soul.

In weariness send repose;

breath gently cool refreshing breeze;

console the desolate who weep alone.

Light of Beatitude,

make our hearts ready;

come enter our souls.

Without Your grace,

man stands alone;

he cannot be good or sure.

Cleanse what is soiled;

heal what is wounded;

moisten what is arid.

Bend the stubborn will;

warm the cold heart;

guide the wandering footstep.

O Holy Spirit,

we beg You to give us grace through Your sevenfold power

and grant me the favor I so earnestly seek in this novena…
State your request here…
Give us merit for the present,

and one day beatitude when we have finished our earthly journey.
Come, O Holy Spirit,

fill the hearts of Your faithful,

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

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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:

DAY FOUR

O God,
Who today by the light of the Holy Spirit did instruct the hearts of the faithful,
give us, by the light of the same Holy Spirit,
a love for what is right and just and a constant enjoyment of His comforts.
Pray Holy Spirit, that I may strive to learn more of my faith;
that I may ever be conscious that reason in all its human magnificence is capable of grasping but a glimpse of the reality that is God.
Pray that I may accept as the motto of my life:

“All for the greater glory of God”

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 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.
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 FOUR
O God,

Who today by the light of the Holy Spirit did instruct the hearts of the faithful,

give us, by the light of the same Holy Spirit,

a love for what is right and just and a constant enjoyment of His comforts.

Pray Holy Spirit, that I may strive to learn more of my faith;

that I may ever be conscious that reason in all its human magnificence is capable of grasping but a glimpse of the reality that is God.

Pray that I may accept as the motto of my life:
“All for the greater glory of God”
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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DC-V12 St. Cyril of Alexandria – The Doctors of the Church w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson – Video Podcast http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dc-v12-st-cyril-of-alexandria-the-doctors-of-the-church-w-dr-matthew-bunson-video-podcast/ Sun, 28 May 2017 12:44:25 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25441 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dc-v12-st-cyril-of-alexandria-the-doctors-of-the-church-w-dr-matthew-bunson-video-podcast/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dc-v12-st-cyril-of-alexandria-the-doctors-of-the-church-w-dr-matthew-bunson-video-podcast/feed/ 0 <p>DC12 St. Cyril of Alexandria – The Doctors of the Church: The Charism of Wisdom with Dr. Matthew Bunson from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo. Born: 378 AD, Alexandria, Egypt Died: June 27, 444 AD, Alexandria, Egypt For audio only:  For more on St. Cyril of Alexandria and his teachings Clement of Alexandria – Who is the Rich Man That Shall Be ... <a title="DC-V12 St. Cyril of Alexandria – The Doctors of the Church w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson – Video Podcast" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dc-v12-st-cyril-of-alexandria-the-doctors-of-the-church-w-dr-matthew-bunson-video-podcast/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dc-v12-st-cyril-of-alexandria-the-doctors-of-the-church-w-dr-matthew-bunson-video-podcast/">DC-V12 St. Cyril of Alexandria – The Doctors of the Church w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson – Video Podcast</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dc-v2-st-hilary-poitiers-doctors-church-w-dr-matthew-bunson-video-podcast/" rel="bookmark" title="DC-V2 St. Hilary of Poitiers – The Doctors of the Church w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson – Video Podcast">DC-V2 St. Hilary of Poitiers – The Doctors of the Church w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson – Video Podcast </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dc-v3-st-ephrem-syria-doctors-church-w-dr-matthew-bunson-video-podcast/" rel="bookmark" title="DC-V3 St. Ephrem of Syria – The Doctors of the Church w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson – Video Podcast">DC-V3 St. Ephrem of Syria – The Doctors of the Church w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson – Video Podcast </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dc-v4-st-cyril-jerusalem-doctors-church-w-dr-matthew-bunson-video-podcast/" rel="bookmark" title="DC-V4 St. Cyril of Jerusalem – The Doctors of the Church w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson – Video Podcast">DC-V4 St. Cyril of Jerusalem – The Doctors of the Church w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson – Video Podcast </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dc-v5-st-basil-great-doctors-church-w-dr-matthew-bunson-video-podcast/" rel="bookmark" title="DC-V5 St. Basil the Great – The Doctors of the Church w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson – Video Podcast">DC-V5 St. Basil the Great – The Doctors of the Church w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson – Video Podcast </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dc-v8-st-ambrose-milan-part-2-doctors-church-w-dr-matthew-bunson-video-podcast/" rel="bookmark" title="DC-V8 St. Ambrose of Milan (part 2) – The Doctors of the Church w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson – Video Podcast">DC-V8 St. Ambrose of Milan (part 2) – The Doctors of the Church w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson – Video Podcast </a></li> </ol> </div>

DC12 St. Cyril of Alexandria – The Doctors of the Church: The Charism of Wisdom with Dr. Matthew Bunson from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo.

  • Born: 378 AD, Alexandria, Egypt
  • Died: June 27, 444 AD, Alexandria, Egypt
For audio only:

 

Dr. Matthew Bunson, Senior Fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, is one of the United States’ leading authorities on the papacy and the Church.

His books include: The Encyclopedia of Catholic History; The Encyclopedia of Saints; Papal Wisdom; All Shall Be Well; Encyclopedia of the Roman Empire; and The Angelic Doctor: The Life and World of St. Thomas Aquinas; The Pope Encyclopedia; We Have a Pope! Benedict XVI, the first Catholic biography of the Holy Father in the English language; the Encyclopedia of U.S. Catholic History; Pope Francis.

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DC12 St. Cyril of Alexandria – The Doctors of the Church: The Charism of Wisdom with Dr. Matthew Bunson from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo.


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Born: 378 AD, Alexandria, Egypt






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Died: June 27, 444 AD, Alexandria, Egypt





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 For more on St. Cyril of Alexandria and his teachings






Clement of Alexandria

– Who is the Rich Man That Shall Be Saved?

– Exhortation to the Heathen

– The Instructor

– The Stromata, or Miscellanies

– Fragments














 
For more from Dr. Matthew Bunson check out his Discerning Hearts page
Dr. Matthew Bunson, Senior Fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, is one of the United States’ leading authorities on the papacy and the Church.
His books include: The Encyclopedia of Catholic History; The Encyclopedia of Saints; Papal Wisdom; All Shall Be Well; Encyclopedia of the Roman Empire; and The Angelic Doctor: The Life and World of St. Thomas Aquinas; The Pope Encyclopedia; We Have a Pope! Benedict XVI, the first Catholic biography of the Holy Father in the English language; the Encyclopedia of U.S. Catholic History; Pope Francis.





http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25439 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/bkl210-where-is-jesus-a-reflection-on-the-ascension-building-a-kingdom-of-love-w-msgr-john-esseff/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/bkl210-where-is-jesus-a-reflection-on-the-ascension-building-a-kingdom-of-love-w-msgr-john-esseff/feed/ 0 <p>Matthew 28:16-20 – Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE) 16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go ... <a title="BKL210 – Where is Jesus? A reflection on the Ascension – Building a Kingdom of Love w/ Msgr. John Esseff" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/bkl210-where-is-jesus-a-reflection-on-the-ascension-building-a-kingdom-of-love-w-msgr-john-esseff/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/bkl210-where-is-jesus-a-reflection-on-the-ascension-building-a-kingdom-of-love-w-msgr-john-esseff/">BKL210 – Where is Jesus? A reflection on the Ascension – Building a Kingdom of Love w/ Msgr. John Esseff</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/bkl37-the-resurrection-how-do-you-look-at-death-with-msgr-john-esseff-2/" rel="bookmark" title="BKL37 – The Resurrection – How do you look at death with Msgr. John Esseff">BKL37 – The Resurrection – How do you look at death with Msgr. John Esseff </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/bkl61-blind-although-can-see-building-kingdom-love-w-msgr-john-esseff-2/" rel="bookmark" title="BKL#61 – “Are you blind although you can see?” – Building a Kingdom of Love w/ Msgr. John Esseff">BKL#61 – “Are you blind although you can see?” – Building a Kingdom of Love w/ Msgr. John Esseff </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/bkl95-why-do-you-worry-building-a-kingdom-of-love-with-msgr-john-esseff/" rel="bookmark" title="BKL95 – “Why Do You Worry? ”– Building a Kingdom of Love with Msgr. John Esseff">BKL95 – “Why Do You Worry? ”– Building a Kingdom of Love with 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> Matthew 28:16-20 – Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)

16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.”

Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)The Revised Standard Version of the Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright © 1965, 1966 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Matthew 28:16-20 – Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE) 16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they worshiped him; but some doubted. Matthew 28:16-20 – Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)


16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.”



Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)The Revised Standard Version of the Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright © 1965, 1966 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


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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 <p>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. </p> <p>An excerpt from "Confession" Chapter 1: Introduction - The Search for Confession</p> <p>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.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hm-5-confession-handmaid-lord-life-legacy-adrienne-von-speyr-dr-adrian-walker/">HM-5 “Confession” – A Handmaid of the Lord: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <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

 

 

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]]> 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.
As long as aid for the human being is offered by other human beings and is mobile wi...]]>
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 <p>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.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/sp1-opening-our-hearts-in-prayer-the-school-of-prayer-with-fr-scott-traynor/">SP#1 “Opening Our Hearts in Prayer” – The School of Prayer – with Fr. Scott Traynor</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <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.