Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts Catholic podcasts for the Christian community Thu, 18 May 2017 11:13:26 +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 HR#9 “In place of idleness, work” – The Holy Rule of St. Benedict with Fr. Mauritius Wilde OSB http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hr9-place-idleness-work-holy-rule-st-benedict-fr-mauritius-wilde-osb/ Thu, 18 May 2017 11:13:26 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25355 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hr9-place-idleness-work-holy-rule-st-benedict-fr-mauritius-wilde-osb/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hr9-place-idleness-work-holy-rule-st-benedict-fr-mauritius-wilde-osb/feed/ 0 <p>In place of idleness, work From the Holy Rule of St. Benedict: CHAPTER XLVIII Of the Daily Work Idleness is the enemy of the soul; and therefore the brethren ought to be employed in manual labor at certain times, at others, in devout reading. Hence, we believe that the time for each will be properly ... <a title="HR#9 “In place of idleness, work” – The Holy Rule of St. Benedict with Fr. Mauritius Wilde OSB" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hr9-place-idleness-work-holy-rule-st-benedict-fr-mauritius-wilde-osb/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hr9-place-idleness-work-holy-rule-st-benedict-fr-mauritius-wilde-osb/">HR#9 “In place of idleness, work” – 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/btp21-st-hildegard-von-bingen-and-the-iron-mountain-beginning-to-pray-w-dr-anthony-lilles-2/" rel="bookmark" title="BTP#21 St. Hildegard von Bingen and “The Iron Mountain”: Beginning to Pray w/ Dr. Anthony Lilles">BTP#21 St. Hildegard von Bingen and “The Iron Mountain”: Beginning to Pray w/ Dr. Anthony Lilles </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hr27-contemplate-holy-eucharist-holy-rule-st-benedict-fr-mauritius-wilde-o-s-b-2/" rel="bookmark" title="HR#27 “To contemplate the Holy Eucharist ” – The Holy Rule of St. Benedict with Fr. Mauritius Wilde O.S.B">HR#27 “To contemplate the Holy Eucharist ” – The Holy Rule of St. Benedict with Fr. Mauritius Wilde O.S.B </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/gwml6-great-works-in-modern-literature-with-joseph-pearce-jonathan-swift/" rel="bookmark" title="GWML#6 Jonathan Swift and “Gulliver’s Travels” – Great Works in Western Literature with Joseph Pearce – Discerning Hearts">GWML#6 Jonathan Swift and “Gulliver’s Travels” – Great Works in Western Literature with Joseph Pearce – Discerning Hearts </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hr25-place-serving-self-community-meal-holy-rule-st-benedict-fr-mauritius-wilde-o-s-b-2/" rel="bookmark" title="HR#26 “In place of serving self…the community meal ” – The Holy Rule of St. Benedict with Fr. Mauritius Wilde O.S.B">HR#26 “In place of serving self…the community meal ” – The Holy Rule of St. Benedict with Fr. Mauritius Wilde O.S.B </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> </ol> </div> In place of idleness, work

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

CHAPTER XLVIII

Of the Daily Work

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

From the Holy Rule of St. Benedict:

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

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

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25353 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/fg8-interior-freedom-fr-jacques-phillippe-ep-8-fountains-grace-donna-garrett/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/fg8-interior-freedom-fr-jacques-phillippe-ep-8-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#8 Interior Freedom by Fr. Jacques Phillippe ep 8 – Fountains of Grace with Donna Garrett" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/fg8-interior-freedom-fr-jacques-phillippe-ep-8-fountains-grace-donna-garrett/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/fg8-interior-freedom-fr-jacques-phillippe-ep-8-fountains-grace-donna-garrett/">FG#8 Interior Freedom by Fr. Jacques Phillippe ep 8 – 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 112

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

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

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

You can find “Interior Freedom” here

Fr. Jacques Philippe

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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 112

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

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


You can find “Interior Freedom” here

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

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

You can find the book here

“Suffering has the power to break or elevate the human spirit.  Lived in the spirit of the Gospel and borne for the sake of others, it’s the most redemptive, transfiguring force in creation.  Fr. Spitzer has written a magisterial work on the meaning of suffering, a work remarkable both for its depth and beauty.”
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“In this trenchant and searching book, Fr. Spitzer responds to the most powerful objection to the proposition that God exists, namely, the problem of suffering.  And he dares to do what very few are willing to do today:  to articulate how evil and pain are ingredients in the providential design of a loving God.”
Bishop Robert Barron, Host, Catholicism film series

 

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You can find the book here
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—Bishop Robert Barron, Host, Catholicism film series
 

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This week’s episode:

“Among Women” Guest: Susan Bailey

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

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

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Susan Bailey.org

River of Grace by Susan Bailey

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

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ This episode Pat talks about finding a way through grief, loss, and tribulation. She speaks with Catholic author and singer-songwriter Susan Bailey. Together they talk about the recovery from loss or grief and how to deal with it creatively and with th... In this episode:
This week’s episode:
“Among Women” Guest: Susan Bailey
In this episode Pat talks about finding a way through grief, loss, and tribulation. She speaks with Catholic author and singer-songwriter Susan Bailey. Together they discuss recovery from loss or grief and how to deal with it creatively and with the help of prayer and the sacraments. Pat and Susan talk about her kayaking experiences and the spiritual lessons she learned from it, as captured in her book,  River of Grace.
Also AW listeners are among the first to get a sneak peak at my latest book.
Links for this episode:
Susan Bailey.org
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About your host, Pat Gohn: After decades of leading women’s and family ministries in local churches in New York and Massachusetts, Among Women combines Pat’s love of learning and teaching the Catholic faith with her passion of using media for the new evangelization. A wife and mother of three young adults, Pat is both a writer and speaker on Catholic subject matter. She holds a Masters in Theology, and a Bachelors in broadcast communications. Visit her column, “A Word in Season”, at the Catholic Portal at Patheos.com, and find her other columns at CatholicMom.com, AmazingCatechists.com, Catholic Digest, or by searching PatGohn.com. Her book for women, Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious: Celebrating the gift of Catholic womanhood, was published by Ave Maria Press in 2013.  Pat’s newest book is “All In: Why Belonging to the Catholic Church Matters



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Mary and Joseph’s life together was wholly bound to the earthly way of life—the form human existence has had ever since man was driven out of Paradise. Their life was mutual service in housekeeping, breadwinning and everything involved in the toilsome and harsh scraping out of a life. But even this common labor had its focus in the divine Child, who threw open everything earthly and drew it into the eddy of his mission. Out of this breaking open there arose much later the new form of community between Mary and John, in which everything previous is translated into the supernatural and the spiritual. Now the whole fruitfulness of the community lies in the spirit; the fruit is therefore no longer visible and measurable. The material element certainly continues to exist in some way even in this community, but so secondarily that it is now only a prerequisite of the new community, not an essential component. Thus John, in his care for the Mother, is not to be regarded as Joseph’s successor. Mary has, of course, remained the same; she walks a straight path along which her assent develops. But community with John does not mean for her the continuation of the same task. The first time her assent had been used to fulfill a call to marriage; the second time it is shaped to the fulfillment of a call to the “religious life”.
Joseph and John, as well, are bound to Mary in different ways. In her assent Mary was led by the angel immediately to the Lord, without the intervention of her husband’s consent. Joseph, who is warned by the angel that he should not divorce Mary because she has conceived of the Holy Spirit, is bound directly to the human person, Mary, in order to become through this bond a servant of the incarnate Lord. John, however, is first claimed by the Lord for himself and only then brought together with Mary and given over to her. If Joseph attains to God and to holiness only through Mary, God draws John immediately into his friendship and binds him as the Lord’s friend to the Mother of the Lord. The man, the male, possesses autonomy in the natural realm and is opened to God primarily by the Christian woman in marriage. In this lies the woman’s reciprocating gift to her spouse, who has initiated her into the mystery of the natural community. Conversely, the Son gives his Mother to the priest, John, whom the Son already possesses as a saint, and Mary now submits to the priestly mission of the Apostle. In the family Mary was the focal point since she carried the Child in her womb. Joseph could not be the focal point; he could only serve, even when, as foster father, he commanded. But in John the word of the Lord lives on; as a priest he bears the office, gives shape to the solid, supernatural framework into which the Mother is now incorporated, with her living fruitfulness of grace. Once she had brought the Son physically into the world. Now the Son dies and disappears, but he lives on in the Spirit and in the office of John, whom he makes a bearer of the developing Church. And because the Mother is entrusted to the Apostle John, the certainty exists that the official Church remains ...]]>
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Our Lady of Fatima and the Power of the Holy Rosary with Msgr. John Esseff http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/our-lady-of-fatima-and-the-power-of-the-holy-rosary/ Tue, 16 May 2017 17:36:27 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/?p=7613 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/our-lady-of-fatima-and-the-power-of-the-holy-rosary/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/our-lady-of-fatima-and-the-power-of-the-holy-rosary/feed/ 0 <p>Msgr. Esseff reflects on Our Lady of Fatima and the power of the Holy Rosary. It is a tremendous instrument of peace to those who pray in Our Lady's garden of prayer. Anyone seeking peace in the world, as well in their own lives, should turn to Our Lady and her Holy Rosary. The way to the face of God can be found in the Holy Rosary and all the mysteries contained in this treasury of grace.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/our-lady-of-fatima-and-the-power-of-the-holy-rosary/">Our Lady of Fatima and the Power of the Holy Rosary with 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/teach-us-how-to-pray-a-series-on-prayer-with-msgr-john-esseff-episode-4-lent-and-the-importance-of-fasting-and-almsgiving-in-our-prayer/" rel="bookmark" title="“Teach Us How To Pray” – Lent and the Importance of Fasting and Almsgiving in our Prayer – A series on prayer with Msgr. John Esseff Episode 4">“Teach Us How To Pray” – Lent and the Importance of Fasting and Almsgiving in our Prayer – A series on prayer with Msgr. John Esseff Episode 4 </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/bkl9-building-a-kingdom-of-love-w-msgr-john-esseff-true-happiness-and-joy-2/" rel="bookmark" title="BKL#9 – True Happiness and Joy – Building a Kingdom of Love w/ Msgr. John Esseff">BKL#9 – True Happiness and Joy – Building a Kingdom of Love w/ Msgr. John Esseff </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/gwml11-great-works-in-modern-literature-with-joseph-pearce-william-shakespeare-hamlet-and-macbeth/" rel="bookmark" title="GWML#11 William Shakespeare (Merchant of Venice and King Lear) – Great Works in Western Literature with Joseph Pearce – Discerning Hearts">GWML#11 William Shakespeare (Merchant of Venice and King Lear) – Great Works in Western Literature with Joseph Pearce – Discerning Hearts </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st16-seeking-truth-with-sharon-doran-the-virginity-of-the-blessed-virgin-mary-2/" rel="bookmark" title="ST16 – Seeking Truth with Sharon Doran – The Virginity of The Blessed Virgin Mary">ST16 – Seeking Truth with Sharon Doran – The Virginity of The Blessed Virgin Mary </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/bkl74-cross-sign-love-building-kingdom-love-w-msgr-john-esseff-2/" rel="bookmark" title="BKL74 – “The Cross is the Sign of Love” – Building a Kingdom of Love w/ Msgr. John Esseff">BKL74 – “The Cross is the Sign of Love” – Building a Kingdom of Love w/ Msgr. John Esseff </a></li> </ol> </div>

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

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

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My Soul Magnifies the Lord – Mary’s Magnificat, Word by Word with Sonja Corbitt http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/soul-magnifies-lord-marys-magnificat-word-word-sonja-corbitt/ Tue, 16 May 2017 17:19:30 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25334 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/soul-magnifies-lord-marys-magnificat-word-word-sonja-corbitt/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/soul-magnifies-lord-marys-magnificat-word-word-sonja-corbitt/feed/ 0 <p>Mary “magnified” the Lord, not because of the words she said or sang in praise of Him, but because Mary fulfilled God’s purpose for her to the fullest possible degree. Completely unhindered by sin, Mary evolved completely into the person God created her to be, and in so doing, her whole life magnified the Lord. ... <a title="My Soul Magnifies the Lord – Mary’s Magnificat, Word by Word with Sonja Corbitt" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/soul-magnifies-lord-marys-magnificat-word-word-sonja-corbitt/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/soul-magnifies-lord-marys-magnificat-word-word-sonja-corbitt/">My Soul Magnifies the Lord – 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> </ol> </div>

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

Scripture References for The Show

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

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

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

Three divisions or “parts” to man:

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

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

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

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

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

INTERACTIVE SCRIPTURE MEDITATION EXCERCISE (LECTIO DIVINA)

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

Read (Lectio)

Colossians 3:23-24

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

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

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

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

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

Meditate (Meditatio)

To whom is God speaking in these verses?

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

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

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

Who are we serving on a daily basis?

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

Pray (Oratio)

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

Rest (Contemplatio)

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


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

Sonja’s books can found here

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CHAPTER I

Of the Kinds or the Life of Monks

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

From the Holy Rule of St. Benedict:

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

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

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25323 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/fg7-interior-freedom-fr-jacques-phillippe-ep-7-fountains-grace-donna-garrett/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/fg7-interior-freedom-fr-jacques-phillippe-ep-7-fountains-grace-donna-garrett/feed/ 0 <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#7 Interior Freedom by Fr. Jacques Phillippe ep 7 – Fountains of Grace with Donna Garrett" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/fg7-interior-freedom-fr-jacques-phillippe-ep-7-fountains-grace-donna-garrett/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/fg7-interior-freedom-fr-jacques-phillippe-ep-7-fountains-grace-donna-garrett/">FG#7 Interior Freedom by Fr. Jacques Phillippe ep 7 – 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 102

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

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

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

You can find “Interior Freedom” here

Fr. Jacques Philippe

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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 102

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

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


You can find “Interior Freedom” here

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

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

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

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

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

(pause)

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

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

Amen.

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

on the last day of this novena.

I know you have heard me, Mary.

I believe you have prayed with me each day

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

as I think of you.

I have in you, dear Lady,

a Mother of kindness,

of gentleness and of consolation.

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

I have asked for many things.

I know deep in my heart, Mary,

you have given me much more.

Oh, dear Queen of Heaven,

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

and pray that lovely prayer of yours,

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

please continue to pray

for these needs of mine,

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

I plead with you then,

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

as I end this prayer,

I ask you to guide me always

closer to your Blessed Son,

Jesus my Lord.

I truly desire to live in His light,

to be an example

to those around me of His love.

Pray with me please

to carry in my mind and in my heart,

His cross of Salvation

and His Gospel of love.

Oh Mary, Mother of Consolation,

pray for me, now

and at the hour of my death.
Amen.

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

You can find the book here

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

Scripture References for The Show

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

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

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

Scriptural uses of myrrh

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

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


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

Sonja’s books can found here

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

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

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

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

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

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



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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=25310 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-8-mp3-audio-text/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-8-mp3-audio-text/feed/ 0 <p>DAY EIGHT</p> <p>Holy Mary, Our Lady of Consolation,<br /> I come before you today as your pilgrim.<br /> My entire life is a journey,<br /> a pilgrimage.<br /> Constantly do I seek the way of your Son,<br /> as I move toward our heavenly home.</p> <p>I am inspired by you, Mary.<br /> I call myself your pilgrim<br /> as you are my special Patroness,<br /> my gentle and loving Mother,<br /> leading me each and every day<br /> closer to your Blessed Son,<br /> my Lord and Savior.</p> <p>Oh Mary, please pray for me<br /> as I continue my earthly pilgrimage.<br /> Ask our Blessed Lord to strengthen me each day<br /> that I may resist<br /> the many temptations of this life.<br /> Pray for me, Mary,<br /> that I may always remember<br /> that I was not created for this earthly home,<br /> but rather for our heavenly home with my Father.</p> <p>At this time, dear Mother,<br /> please join me in prayer<br /> for the particular intentions of this novena. </p> <p>(pause) </p> <p>Look kindly on these needs<br /> and ask our Blessed Lord to help me.</p> <p>Always be with me, Mary,<br /> as I continue on this pilgrimage home.<br /> When that day comes<br /> when I shall end this pilgrimage,<br /> I pray that you will stand with me<br /> as I see, face to face,<br /> the Father of all goodness,<br /> my God and my all.</p> <p>Amen.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-8-mp3-audio-text/">Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 8 – Mp3 audio and text</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/lady-consolation-novena-day-7-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 7 – Mp3 audio and text">Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 7 – Mp3 audio and text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-4-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Day 4 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text">Day 4 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-9-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Day 9 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text">Day 9 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-3-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 3 – Mp3 audio and text">Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 3 – Mp3 audio and text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-4-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 4 – Mp3 audio and text">Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 4 – Mp3 audio and text </a></li> </ol> </div> DAY EIGHT

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

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

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

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

(pause)

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

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

Amen.

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

I come before you today as your pilgrim.

My entire life is a journey,

a pilgrimage.

Constantly do I seek the way of your Son,

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

I call myself your pilgrim

as you are my special Patroness,

my gentle and loving Mother,

leading me each and every day

closer to your Blessed Son,

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

as I continue my earthly pilgrimage.

Ask our Blessed Lord to strengthen me each day

that I may resist

the many temptations of this life.

Pray for me, Mary,

that I may always remember

that I was not created for this earthly home,

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

please join me in prayer

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

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

as I continue on this pilgrimage home.

When that day comes

when I shall end this pilgrimage,

I pray that you will stand with me

as I see, face to face,

the Father of all goodness,

my God and my all.
Amen.

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

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

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

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

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

(pause)

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

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

Amen.

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

kind and loving Mother,

receive me, your child,

into your tender care.
In your life, Mary,

you always offered kindness

to those around you.

Pray with me now to our loving Lord,

that in my life

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

in this life of ours, Mary,

that kindness gives way to harshness.

In the rush to “get things done,”

I become quick and short

with those around me.

In my own little world,

I often think only of my own plans,

my own accomplishments,

and I forget that

I am only one of God’s children,

only one of your children.
Dear blessed Mother,

teach me your ways.

Help me to take more time

with those who seek my time.

I want to be like you, Mary,

in every way.

In the rush of each day,

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

as I place before our Lord

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

to help me in these particular needs of mine.

Turn your eyes,

so filled with kindness, on me,

gracious Mother,

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

Help me to finish this day in His love

and under your kind and gentle care,

Mother of God.
Amen.

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

For more on the work of the Sisters click here

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(pause).

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

Amen.

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

again I come before you as your child.

I pray with all my heart and mind

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

for a greater understanding

of the wonderful gift of Christ

in the Eucharist.

Help me to see in this most Blessed Sacrament,

Christ Himself,

the great and unending gift of the Father.

Help me, Mary,

to feel the nearness of my Lord.

Through the celebration of the Eucharist,

He truly touches me;

He feeds me by His divine sacrifice,

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

through this Sacrament.

May I ever see this love,

this grace,

and live as a child of God,

a child of light.
At Mass, dear Mother,

our entire salvation unfolds before my eyes.

Jesus, our Savior, comes to us,

as the wonderful sacrifice

to the Father is renewed.

What a loving Father we have,

and how endless is His love

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

keep me mindful of this great gift

of the Eucharist.
Please pray with me now,

dear Mother,

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

to keep me ever united to Him,

and always close in prayer to you.
Amen.

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

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

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

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

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

(pause)

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

Amen.

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

Queen of Peace,

be with me now as I pray.

Join your prayers to mine

as I bring my needs before

our most loving Father

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

you offered all around you

a most perfect example

of gentleness and peace.

It is for that inner peace,

that lovely calm in my own life,

that I pray.
Help me to quiet myself

in the midst of the activity around me.

Guide me in the way of peace

that I may seek the time to be still

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

that I may quiet myself

in order to learn more of Jesus, our Lord.

Through Him we have the way to the Father.

Help me to take more time each day for prayer,

for deepening my relationship with Christ.

Guide me in the way

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

kind and gentle Mother,

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

and may the peace of Christ

fill my heart always.
Amen.

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

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

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

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

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

(pause)

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

Amen.

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

again I come before you in prayer.

Help me to pray to our most loving Father.

Ever guide me to seek in my life

His divine will.

Help me to hold before my eyes

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

for your magnificent answer

to the desire of the Father,

the prompting of the Holy Spirit

and the request of the angel.

Your openness to the Father

has given joy to the world.

The Son of God your Son

and our Lord and Savior,

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

to the Father as you did.

Help me on the true path of holiness;

this is the Father’s desire for me.

Assist me through your prayers

that I too might agree

to the prompting of the Holy Spirit within me.

Help me to offer others around me

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

I ask you to pray with me for these,

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

for all of God’s people,

for the needs of all mankind.

We are all pilgrims ever on our way

toward our heavenly home.

Watch over us and guide us;

lead us to your Son, Jesus,

our Lord and Savior.
Amen.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(pause)

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

Amen.

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

bless me today.

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

I grow so weary and unhappy at times.

There are days when I even find it difficult

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

to turn to you as an example.

Your life is a most perfect example of patience,

acceptance and love.
How truly you can be called

“Mother of Consolation.”

You knew the ultimate grief

of witnessing the earthly death

of your loving Son.

You saw, as so few mothers do,

your own flesh and blood,

hurt, bleeding, and despised,

as He climbed Calvary.

This most precious offering of Himself

to all mankind,

you saw mocked and ridiculed.

Through all of this

you continued to offer for all time

the perfect example of a most patient

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

become more accepting and patient.

May I ever follow your example

and strive to make these virtues

of patience and acceptance

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

Ask our blessed Lord to make me more like you.

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

and guide me always closer

to your Beloved Son, Jesus Christ.
Amen.

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25279 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ba-v10-daring-want-saints-begin-fr-timothy-gallagher/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ba-v10-daring-want-saints-begin-fr-timothy-gallagher/feed/ 0 <p>In this episode, Fr. Timothy Gallagher discusses the deep devotion Ven. Bruno Lanteri had for the Blessed Virgin Mary. It was a deep relationship of love between Ven. Lanteri and Our Lady. Fr. Gallagher offers what a Marian devotion can bring to the spiritual life. He goes on to say that there is something safe about turning to the Blessed Mother in our struggles which is deeply rooted in our Catholic tradition.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ba-v10-daring-want-saints-begin-fr-timothy-gallagher/">BA-V10 Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary Pt 1 – Begin Again 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/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/st-v8-acts-apostles-chapters-10-12-seeking-truth-sharon-doran-video-podcast/" rel="bookmark" title="ST-V8 – Acts of the Apostles, Chapters 10 -12 – Seeking Truth with Sharon Doran – Video Podcast">ST-V8 – Acts of the Apostles, Chapters 10 -12 – Seeking Truth with Sharon Doran – Video Podcast </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/btp12-heaven-faith-day-6-prayer-2-st-elizabeth-trinity-wdr-anthony-lilles/" rel="bookmark" title="BTP#12 Heaven In Faith Day 6 Prayer 2 – St. Elizabeth of the Trinity w/Dr. Anthony Lilles">BTP#12 Heaven In Faith Day 6 Prayer 2 – St. Elizabeth of the Trinity w/Dr. Anthony Lilles </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/poa-v7-know-weapons-pt-2-put-armor-manual-spiritual-warfare-dr-paul-thigpen-video/" rel="bookmark" title="POA-V7 “Know your Weapons” pt. 2 Put On The Armor: A Manual for Spiritual Warfare with Dr. Paul Thigpen – Video">POA-V7 “Know your Weapons” pt. 2 Put On The Armor: A Manual for Spiritual Warfare with Dr. Paul Thigpen – Video </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/12-tenth-rule-discernment-spirits-w-fr-timothy-gallagher-omv-video-podcasts-2/" rel="bookmark" title="13-The Eleventh Rule – The Discernment of Spirits /w Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV – Video Podcasts">13-The Eleventh Rule – The Discernment of Spirits /w Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV – Video Podcasts </a></li> </ol> </div>

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

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

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

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

You can obtain just the audio podcast if you would prefer

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

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

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

 

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25264 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/introduction-marys-magnificat-word-word-sonja-corbitt/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/introduction-marys-magnificat-word-word-sonja-corbitt/feed/ 0 <p>What happens when a prayerful young peasant receives a whisper so powerful that she dares not tell it? She hugs the secret close. And it is incarnated. Going over and over the reality in her mind, she touches it timidly and unwraps it with equally unspeakable thrill each time. Looking at its significance from every ... <a title="An Introduction – Mary’s Magnificat, Word by Word with Sonja Corbitt" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/introduction-marys-magnificat-word-word-sonja-corbitt/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/introduction-marys-magnificat-word-word-sonja-corbitt/">An Introduction – 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> What happens when a prayerful young peasant receives a whisper so powerful that she dares not tell it? She hugs the secret close. And it is incarnated.

Going over and over the reality in her mind, she touches it timidly and unwraps it with equally unspeakable thrill each time. Looking at its significance from every possible angle, replaying the words repeatedly, jumping up and down and twirling around in her soul until she’s dizzy with the implications, she “ponders it in her heart.”

And when someone else, a cousin, reveals that she too knows and understands and believes what unspeakable thing has happened, the riot of praise and poetry and stupendous irony fizz out of her, spreading out in a pool of song that runs up the sides of the hills of history like a wave.

This is Mary’s Magnificat. This is Mary’s Song. Hers is the song of the Church.

Scripture References for The Show

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

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

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

Fixed Hour Prayer in OT

  • Psalm 55:17, David prays evening, morning, and noon.
  • Daniel 6:10, Daniel prays toward Jerusalem three times a day.
  • Jeremiah 39:8, There were public prayer places in the first temple that the Chaldeans destroyed when they razed it.
  • I Kings 8:48 and Daniel 6:10, Jews prayed three times daily toward Jerusalem when in exile.

Fixed Hour Prayer in NT

  • Acts 2:15, Apostles pray at third hour, 9 am.
  • Matthew 15:36; Acts 27:35, Jesus’ “lunch prayers” at midday
  • Luke 1:10, Zechariah serves at the incense altar at “the hour of incense,” (incense, itself, symbolic of prayer) while the people pray outside.
  • Luke 18:10, Jews go to the temple to pray at appointed times when in Jerusalem.
  • Acts 3:1; 10:30, Apostles go to the temple to pray at the ninth hour or 3 pm.

Galatians 4:4, The woman, Mary, is the “fullness of time” and the axis of salvation history.

 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/ What happens when a prayerful young peasant receives a whisper so powerful that she dares not tell it? She hugs the secret close. And it is incarnated. Going over and over the reality in her mind, she touches it timidly and unwraps it with equally unsp... What happens when a prayerful young peasant receives a whisper so powerful that she dares not tell it? She hugs the secret close. And it is incarnated.
Going over and over the reality in her mind, she touches it timidly and unwraps it with equally unspeakable thrill each time. Looking at its significance from every possible angle, replaying the words repeatedly, jumping up and down and twirling around in her soul until she’s dizzy with the implications, she “ponders it in her heart.”
And when someone else, a cousin, reveals that she too knows and understands and believes what unspeakable thing has happened, the riot of praise and poetry and stupendous irony fizz out of her, spreading out in a pool of song that runs up the sides of the hills of history like a wave.
This is Mary’s Magnificat. This is Mary’s Song. Hers is the song of the Church.
Scripture References for The Show
Luke 1:46-55, the words of the Magnificat
And Mary said:
“My soul magnifies the Lord,
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden.
For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed;
49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
50 And his mercy is on those who fear him
from generation to generation.
51 He has shown strength with his arm,
he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts,
52 he has put down the mighty from their thrones,
and exalted those of low degree;
53 he has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent empty away.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
55 as he spoke to our fathers,
to Abraham and to his posterity for ever.”
1 Samuel 2:1-10,  The Magnificat is based on the Song of Hannah.
Fixed Hour Prayer in OT

* Psalm 55:17, David prays evening, morning, and noon.
* Daniel 6:10, Daniel prays toward Jerusalem three times a day.
* Jeremiah 39:8, There were public prayer places in the first temple that the Chaldeans destroyed when they razed it.
* I Kings 8:48 and Daniel 6:10, Jews prayed three times daily toward Jerusalem when in exile.

Fixed Hour Prayer in NT

* Acts 2:15, Apostles pray at third hour, 9 am.
* Matthew 15:36; Acts 27:35, Jesus’ “lunch prayers” at midday
* Luke 1:10, Zechariah serves at the incense altar at “the hour of incense,” (incense, itself, symbolic of prayer) while the people pray outside.
* Luke 18:10, Jews go to the temple to pray at appointed times when in Jerusalem.
* Acts 3:1; 10:30, Apostles go to the temple to pray at the ninth hour or 3 pm.

Galatians 4:4, The woman, Mary, is the “fullness of time” and the axis of salvation history.

 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,]]>
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Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 2 – Mp3 audio and text http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-2-mp3-audio-text/ Tue, 02 May 2017 16:29:57 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25261 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-2-mp3-audio-text/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-2-mp3-audio-text/feed/ 0 <p>DAY TWO</p> <p>Gentle Queen of Heaven, Mary, my Mother,<br /> kindly turn your eyes toward me.<br /> You who are so filled with compassion<br /> and love for all your children on this earth,<br /> be with me now as I kneel before you.</p> <p>I call to mind, Mary,<br /> the joy you gave to this world.<br /> Your acceptance of the desire<br /> of our loving Father gave all of us Jesus,<br /> our Lord and our Savior.<br /> You in turn, kind Mother,<br /> knew the joy of holding God in your arms,<br /> of guiding His first steps,<br /> of bringing Him to manhood.<br /> It is with a heart filled with gratitude,<br /> dear Mother of God,<br /> that I recall the joys in your life<br /> which have given me a most wonderful Savior.</p> <p>Blessed Mary, Mother of Consolation,<br /> through the joy you knew with Jesus on earth<br /> and the unending joy of being with Him in heaven,<br /> please pray with me now.<br /> Ask our Lord to assist me in this need of mine. </p> <p>(pause)</p> <p>Grant also, Blessed Mother,<br /> that I may reflect the joy I have in my life.<br /> I am so blessed by Our Lord.<br /> His Gospel of love<br /> must always remain in my heart and on my lips.</p> <p>Amen.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-2-mp3-audio-text/">Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 2 – Mp3 audio and text</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/lady-consolation-novena-day-1/" rel="bookmark" title="Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 1 – Mp3 audio and text">Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 1 – Mp3 audio and text </a></li> </ol> </div> DAY TWO

Gentle Queen of Heaven, Mary, my Mother,
kindly turn your eyes toward me.
You who are so filled with compassion
and love for all your children on this earth,
be with me now as I kneel before you.

I call to mind, Mary,
the joy you gave to this world.
Your acceptance of the desire
of our loving Father gave all of us Jesus,
our Lord and our Savior.
You in turn, kind Mother,
knew the joy of holding God in your arms,
of guiding His first steps,
of bringing Him to manhood.
It is with a heart filled with gratitude,
dear Mother of God,
that I recall the joys in your life
which have given me a most wonderful Savior.

Blessed Mary, Mother of Consolation,
through the joy you knew with Jesus on earth
and the unending joy of being with Him in heaven,
please pray with me now.
Ask our Lord to assist me in this need of mine.

(pause)

Grant also, Blessed Mother,
that I may reflect the joy I have in my life.
I am so blessed by Our Lord.
His Gospel of love
must always remain in my heart and on my lips.

Amen.

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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ DAY TWO - Gentle Queen of Heaven, Mary, my Mother, kindly turn your eyes toward me. You who are so filled with compassion and love for all your children on this earth, be with me now as I kneel before you. - I call to mind, Mary, DAY TWO
Gentle Queen of Heaven, Mary, my Mother,

kindly turn your eyes toward me.

You who are so filled with compassion

and love for all your children on this earth,

be with me now as I kneel before you.
I call to mind, Mary,

the joy you gave to this world.

Your acceptance of the desire

of our loving Father gave all of us Jesus,

our Lord and our Savior.

You in turn, kind Mother,

knew the joy of holding God in your arms,

of guiding His first steps,

of bringing Him to manhood.

It is with a heart filled with gratitude,

dear Mother of God,

that I recall the joys in your life

which have given me a most wonderful Savior.
Blessed Mary, Mother of Consolation,

through the joy you knew with Jesus on earth

and the unending joy of being with Him in heaven,

please pray with me now.

Ask our Lord to assist me in this need of mine.
(pause)
Grant also, Blessed Mother,

that I may reflect the joy I have in my life.

I am so blessed by Our Lord.

His Gospel of love

must always remain in my heart and on my lips.
Amen.

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Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 1 – Mp3 audio and text http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-1/ Mon, 01 May 2017 10:22:42 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25247 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-1/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-1/feed/ 0 <p>DAY ONE Blessed Mary, Mother of Consolation, I ask you to pray with me now as I come before you as your child. Kindly be with me, dear Mother; guide me in your gentle way. It was after nine days of prayer in the upper room that you, Mary, and the close friends of Jesus ... <a title="Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 1 – Mp3 audio and text" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-1/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lady-consolation-novena-day-1/">Our Lady of Consolation Novena Day 1 – Mp3 audio and text</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> DAY ONE

Blessed Mary, Mother of Consolation,
I ask you to pray with me now
as I come before you as your child.
Kindly be with me, dear Mother;
guide me in your gentle way.

It was after nine days of prayer
in the upper room that you, Mary,
and the close friends of Jesus
received the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Behold me then, most kind Mother,
as I too pray for nine days,
in humble imitation of you.

Blessed Queen of heaven,
you are the chosen one of our most loving Father.
You are the Blessed Mother of God,
our Savior, Jesus.
You are most close to His heart.
Please join your prayers to mine.

Pray with me, Mary,
for these intentions,
these needs that are on my mind and in my heart.

(pause)

Above all, dear Mother,
keep me always as your devoted child.
May I ever have before my eyes
your beautiful example of acceptance
of the will of the Father.
May I ever strive to hold in my heart
the teaching of your most blessed Son,
my Lord Jesus Christ.

Amen.

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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ DAY ONE Blessed Mary, Mother of Consolation, I ask you to pray with me now as I come before you as your child. Kindly be with me, dear Mother; guide me in your gentle way. It was after nine days of prayer in the upper room that you, Mary, DAY ONE
Blessed Mary, Mother of Consolation,

I ask you to pray with me now

as I come before you as your child.

Kindly be with me, dear Mother;

guide me in your gentle way.
It was after nine days of prayer

in the upper room that you, Mary,

and the close friends of Jesus

received the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Behold me then, most kind Mother,

as I too pray for nine days,

in humble imitation of you.
Blessed Queen of heaven,

you are the chosen one of our most loving Father.

You are the Blessed Mother of God,

our Savior, Jesus.

You are most close to His heart.

Please join your prayers to mine.
Pray with me, Mary,

for these intentions,

these needs that are on my mind and in my heart.
(pause)
Above all, dear Mother,

keep me always as your devoted child.

May I ever have before my eyes

your beautiful example of acceptance

of the will of the Father.

May I ever strive to hold in my heart

the teaching of your most blessed Son,

my Lord Jesus Christ.
Amen.

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IP#246 Devin Schadt – “Joseph’s Way” on Inside the Pages http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip246-devin-schadt-josephs-way-inside-pages-2/ Mon, 01 May 2017 05:09:17 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/?p=12181 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip246-devin-schadt-josephs-way-inside-pages-2/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip246-devin-schadt-josephs-way-inside-pages-2/feed/ 0 <p>Devin Schadt offers a tremendous work proclaiming St. Joseph as a model for the authentic expression of manhood and fatherhood. In " Joseph's Way: The Call to Fatherly Greatness: Part I: Prayer of Faith", he shares his compelling personal witness to the great saint's role in his life. He also uses Scripture, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and many other outstanding resources, to fashion a study that helps to deepen the faith of those who walk with good St. Joseph through the perils men, as well as their families, face in our world today.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip246-devin-schadt-josephs-way-inside-pages-2/">IP#246 Devin Schadt – “Joseph’s Way” 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/ip252-elizabeth-ficocelli/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#264 – Elizabeth Ficocelli – “Therese, Faustina, and Bernadette” on Inside the Pages">IP#264 – Elizabeth Ficocelli – “Therese, Faustina, and Bernadette” on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip221-dr-scott-hahn-consuming-the-word-on-inside-the-pages-2/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#221 Dr. Scott Hahn – Consuming the Word on Inside the Pages">IP#221 Dr. Scott Hahn – Consuming the Word on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/inside-the-pages-welcomes-sr-ann-shields-2/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#3 Sr. Ann Shields – “To Be Like Jesus” on Inside the Pages">IP#3 Sr. Ann Shields – “To Be Like Jesus” on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip137-vivian-dudro-sigrid-undsets-ida-elisabeth-on-inside-the-pages-2/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#137 Vivian Dudro – Sigrid Undset’s “Ida Elisabeth” on Inside the Pages">IP#137 Vivian Dudro – Sigrid Undset’s “Ida Elisabeth” on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip164-fr-robert-spitzer-cosmic-origins-on-inside-the-pages-2/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#164 Fr. Robert Spitzer – Cosmic Origins on Inside the Pages">IP#164 Fr. Robert Spitzer – Cosmic Origins on Inside the Pages </a></li> </ol> </div> Devin Schadt  offers  a tremendous work proclaiming St. Joseph as a model for the authentic expression of manhood and fatherhood.  In ” Joseph’s Way: The Call to Fatherly Greatness: Part I: Prayer of Faith”, he shares his compelling personal witness to the great saint’s role in his life.  He also uses  Scripture, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and many other outstanding resources, to fashion a study that helps to deepen the faith of those who walk with good St. Joseph through the perils men, as well as their families, face in our world today.

 

You can find the book here

From the book description:

Among the most serious crises facing our nation and the world is the crisis of fatherhood. Indeed, if the world is to be converted, the Church must be renewed. If the macro-Church is to be renewed, the micro church of the family must be restored. And if the family is to be restored and re-vitalized, the man who is both husband and father must become who God has created him to be – a father on earth like the Father in heaven. Joseph’s Way: The Call to Fatherly Greatness, Part I: Prayer of Faith is the first in a four book series that comprises an in-depth vision of the human father as seen through the lens of St. Joseph and the patriarchs. By comparing Abraham the ‘Father in Faith’, with St. Joseph the just father who lived by faith fathers will discover the power of their vocation and their essential role in rebuilding society. Joseph’s Way: The Call to Fatherly Greatness, Part I: Prayer of Faith helps men become great fathers by re-discovering the hidden greatness of fatherhood.

 

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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Devin Schadt offers a tremendous work proclaiming St. Joseph as a model for the authentic expression of manhood and fatherhood. In " Joseph's Way: The Call to Fatherly Greatness: Part I: Prayer of Faith", Devin Schadt  offers  a tremendous work proclaiming St. Joseph as a model for the authentic expression of manhood and fatherhood.  In ” Joseph’s Way: The Call to Fatherly Greatness: Part I: Prayer of Faith”, he shares his compelling personal witness to the great saint’s role in his life.  He also uses  Scripture, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and many other outstanding resources, to fashion a study that helps to deepen the faith of those who walk with good St. Joseph through the perils men, as well as their families, face in our world today.
 
You can find the book here
From the book description:
Among the most serious crises facing our nation and the world is the crisis of fatherhood. Indeed, if the world is to be converted, the Church must be renewed. If the macro-Church is to be renewed, the micro church of the family must be restored. And if the family is to be restored and re-vitalized, the man who is both husband and father must become who God has created him to be – a father on earth like the Father in heaven. Joseph’s Way: The Call to Fatherly Greatness, Part I: Prayer of Faith is the first in a four book series that comprises an in-depth vision of the human father as seen through the lens of St. Joseph and the patriarchs. By comparing Abraham the ‘Father in Faith’, with St. Joseph the just father who lived by faith fathers will discover the power of their vocation and their essential role in rebuilding society. Joseph’s Way: The Call to Fatherly Greatness, Part I: Prayer of Faith helps men become great fathers by re-discovering the hidden greatness of fatherhood.
 

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=21774 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/btp22-st-catherine-siena-passion-truth-beginning-pray-w-dr-anthony-lilles/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/btp22-st-catherine-siena-passion-truth-beginning-pray-w-dr-anthony-lilles/feed/ 0 <p>An Excerpt from the Beginning to Pray Blog site:</p> <p>Christ is the bridge to the Father and we cross this bridge by allowing our hearts to be pierced by what the Lord has done for us. The passion of Christ reveals at once the truth about who God is and who we are in his sight. For her, among the greatest blocks to the spiritual life is ignorance. Knowledge of God and knowledge of self go hand in hand in progressing toward spiritual maturity. But the knowing is not simply an intellectual trip. It as the kind of knowing informed by the loving affection of a real friendship. The friendship she describes in tender terms evokes the deepest joys and sorrows all at once.</p> <p>The gift of tears, so central to early Dominican spirituality, is a beautiful part of this description. She presents those holy affections as the only proper response to the great love revealed in Christ crucified. These tears move us away from sin and into the very heart of God. She describes this as a journey that begins with kissing the feet of Jesus and entering into his wounded side. For her, intimacy with the Lord is always through the Cross and informed by a profound gratitude and humility.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/btp22-st-catherine-siena-passion-truth-beginning-pray-w-dr-anthony-lilles/">BTP#22 St. Catherine of Siena – Passion for Truth: Beginning to Pray w/ Dr. Anthony Lilles</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/btp22-st-catherine-of-siena-passion-for-truth-beginning-to-pray-w-dr-anthony-lilles-2/" rel="bookmark" title="BTP#22 St. Catherine of Siena – Passion for Truth: Beginning to Pray w/ Dr. Anthony Lilles">BTP#22 St. Catherine of Siena – Passion for Truth: Beginning to Pray w/ Dr. Anthony Lilles </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/btp5-heaven-faith-day-3-prayer-1-bl-elizabeth-trinity-wdr-anthony-lilles/" rel="bookmark" title="BTP#5 Heaven In Faith Day 3 Prayer 1 – Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity w/Dr. Anthony Lilles">BTP#5 Heaven In Faith Day 3 Prayer 1 – Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity w/Dr. Anthony Lilles </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/cph1-mary-ward-pt-1-church-passion-hope-conversations-sr-gill-goulding-c-j/" rel="bookmark" title="CPH1 “Ven. Mary Ward” pt 1 – A Church of Passion and Hope: Conversations with Sr. Gill Goulding C.J.">CPH1 “Ven. Mary Ward” pt 1 – A Church of Passion and Hope: Conversations with Sr. Gill Goulding C.J. </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hm-5-confession-handmaid-lord-life-legacy-adrienne-von-speyr-dr-adrian-walker/" rel="bookmark" title="HM-5 “Confession” – A Handmaid of the Lord: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker">HM-5 “Confession” – A Handmaid of the Lord: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker </a></li> </ol> </div> Episode 22 Beginning to Pray:  St. Catherine of Siena

From Dr. Lilles’ “Beginning to Pray”  blog site:Dr. Anthony Lilles STD - Beginning to Pray 5

Catherine of Siena – passion for truth

She is an important figure for those who see a rediscovery of prayer as the force of renewal in the Church. Because she put her devotion to Christ first, she found herself with a spiritual mission to help restore the life and unity of Christ’s body. Some of her efforts met with a little success. But as she approached her death at the age of 33, her lifetime of effort in building up the Church seemed to be in vain. Corruption, scandal, cowardice – and most of all indifference – seemed to infect the Church even more. (For more on her life, go tohttp://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03447a.htm.) Yet she never lost hope and she persevered in prayer. This is because she understood the love and mercy of God.

She was uneducated, but in 1377, by a miracle, she learned to write. Even so she retained secretaries to whom she dictated most of her thoughts. Her master work on the spiritual life is known as the Dialogues. These are conversations between her soul and God the Father. God the Father reveals his deep love for his Son and his plan to build up the Church. One of the beautiful aspects of this conversation is the Father’s explanation for how each soul can come to know Jesus.
St. Catherine of Siena Novena - Mp3 audio and text 3Christ is the bridge to the Father and we cross this bridge by allowing our hearts to be pierced by what the Lord has done for us. The passion of Christ reveals at once the truth about who God is and who we are in his sight. For her, among the greatest blocks to the spiritual life is ignorance. Knowledge of God and knowledge of self go hand in hand in progressing toward spiritual maturity. But the knowing is not simply an intellectual trip. It as the kind of knowing informed by the loving affection of a real friendship. The friendship she describes in tender terms evokes the deepest joys and sorrows all at once.

The gift of tears, so central to early Dominican spirituality, is a beautiful part of this description. She presents those holy affections as the only proper response to the great love revealed in Christ crucified. These tears move us away from sin and into the very heart of God. She describes this as a journey that begins with kissing the feet of Jesus and entering into his wounded side. For her, intimacy with the Lord is always through the Cross and informed by a profound gratitude and humility.

One other beautiful feature of her spirituality is her understanding of virtue. This understanding is not quite classical in that she goes beyond the generic definition of a virtue as a good habit. Instead, she addresses a problem that is related to life in the Church. She notices that different Christians excel at different virtues. One might have a special aptitude for the art of getting on with others and is a special source of justice in the community. Another may be especially able to enter into the heart of someone enduring great difficulty and brings to the Church a particular awareness of mercy. Still another might have a profound gift of prayer. The question she takes up is why has the Father given different gifts to different members of the Body of Christ.

In the Dialogues, the Father explains to her that He has distributed his bountiful gifts in this way so that each member of the Body of Christ must rely on all the other members and at the same time each member bears a particular responsibility to support the Body of Christ commensurate to the gifts he has been given. In other words, his has distributed his gifts in a manner that disposes us to love one another. And the Father is counting on this mutual love, this genuine fellowship. It is part of His plan that as we cross Christ the Bridge we enter into communion with Him not merely individually, but together as a family.

The family of God requires a new kind of love, a love which only God can give us. A beautiful foundation is laid for what will later be understood as a “call within a call,” that particular mission each one is entrusted with in the eternal loving plan of God. On one hand, answering this call involves some suffering – just as Mother Theresa in our own time discovered. But those who endure this would not have it any other way. There is a certain joy and fullness of life that one discovers when one generously embraces the loving plan of the Father. The possibility of this joyful fulness makes Catherine’s message to the Church dynamically attractive.

For those beginning to pray, Catherine sheds light on the importance of truth, devotion to Christ and the life of the Church. These things organically hang together in her vision of the spiritual life so that growing in prayer goes beyond the merely therapeutic: it opens up the possibility of fully thriving, of living life to the full.

Dr. Anthony Lilles is a Catholic husband and father of three teaching Spiritual Theology at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary. He  teaches spiritual theology and spiritual direction to transitional deacons, and the spiritual classics to the men who enter the Spirituality Year, a year of prayer in preparation for seminary formation.  He is the author of the “Beginning to Pray”  catholic blog spot.

For other episodes in the series visit the Discerning Hearts page for Dr. Anthony Lilles

 

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ An Excerpt from the Beginning to Pray Blog site: - Christ is the bridge to the Father and we cross this bridge by allowing our hearts to be pierced by what the Lord has done for us. The passion of Christ reveals at once the truth about who God is and ... Episode 22 Beginning to Pray:  St. Catherine of Siena
From Dr. Lilles’ “Beginning to Pray”  blog site:
Catherine of Siena – passion for truth

She is an important figure for those who see a rediscovery of prayer as the force of renewal in the Church. Because she put her devotion to Christ first, she found herself with a spiritual mission to help restore the life and unity of Christ’s body. Some of her efforts met with a little success. But as she approached her death at the age of 33, her lifetime of effort in building up the Church seemed to be in vain. Corruption, scandal, cowardice – and most of all indifference – seemed to infect the Church even more. (For more on her life, go tohttp://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03447a.htm.) Yet she never lost hope and she persevered in prayer. This is because she understood the love and mercy of God.

She was uneducated, but in 1377, by a miracle, she learned to write. Even so she retained secretaries to whom she dictated most of her thoughts. Her master work on the spiritual life is known as the Dialogues. These are conversations between her soul and God the Father. God the Father reveals his deep love for his Son and his plan to build up the Church. One of the beautiful aspects of this conversation is the Father’s explanation for how each soul can come to know Jesus.
Christ is the bridge to the Father and we cross this bridge by allowing our hearts to be pierced by what the Lord has done for us. The passion of Christ reveals at once the truth about who God is and who we are in his sight. For her, among the greatest blocks to the spiritual life is ignorance. Knowledge of God and knowledge of self go hand in hand in progressing toward spiritual maturity. But the knowing is not simply an intellectual trip. It as the kind of knowing informed by the loving affection of a real friendship. The friendship she describes in tender terms evokes the deepest joys and sorrows all at once.
The gift of tears, so central to early Dominican spirituality, is a beautiful part of this description. She presents those holy affections as the only proper response to the great love revealed in Christ crucified. These tears move us away from sin and into the very heart of God. She describes this as a journey that begins with kissing the feet of Jesus and entering into his wounded side. For her, intimacy with the Lord is always through the Cross and informed by a profound gratitude and humility.
One other beautiful feature of her spirituality is her understanding of virtue. This understanding is not quite classical in that she goes beyond the generic definition of a virtue as a good habit. Instead, she addresses a problem that is related to life in the Church. She notices that different Christians excel at different virtues. One might have a special aptitude for the art of getting on with others and is a special source of justice in the community. Another may be especially able to enter into the heart of someone enduring great difficulty and brings to the Church a particular awareness of mercy. Still another might have a profound gift of prayer. The question she takes up is why has the Father given different gifts to different members of the Body of Christ.
In the Dialogues, the Father explains to her that He has distributed his bountiful gifts in this way so that each member of the Body of Christ must rely on all the other members and at the same time each member bears a particular responsibility to support the Body of Christ commensurate to the gifts he has been given. In other words, his has distributed his gifts in a manner that disposes us to love one ...]]>
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DC36 St. Catherine of Siena pt 1– The Doctors of the Church: The Charism of Wisdom w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dc36-st-catherine-of-siena-the-doctors-of-the-church-the-charism-of-wisdom-w-dr-matthew-bunson/ Sat, 29 Apr 2017 14:59:07 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=19192 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dc36-st-catherine-of-siena-the-doctors-of-the-church-the-charism-of-wisdom-w-dr-matthew-bunson/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dc36-st-catherine-of-siena-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. Catherine of Siena Born: March 17, 1347, Siena, Italy Died: April 29, 1380, Rome Nationality: Italian For more on St. Catherine of Siena and her teachings visit her Discerning Hearts page From Vatican.va, an excerpt from the teachings of Pope Benedict XVI From the General Audience on ... <a title="DC36 St. Catherine of Siena pt 1– The Doctors of the Church: The Charism of Wisdom w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dc36-st-catherine-of-siena-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/dc36-st-catherine-of-siena-the-doctors-of-the-church-the-charism-of-wisdom-w-dr-matthew-bunson/">DC36 St. Catherine of Siena pt 1– 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/dc5-st-gregory-nazianzus-doctors-church-charism-wisdom-dr-matthew-bunson-2/" rel="bookmark" title="DC6 St. Gregory of Nazianzus – The Doctors of the Church: The Charism of Wisdom with Dr. Matthew Bunson">DC6 St. Gregory of Nazianzus – The Doctors of the Church: The Charism of Wisdom with Dr. Matthew Bunson </a></li> </ol> </div>
Dr. Matthew Bunson discusses the life, times and teachings of St. Catherine of SienaMatthew-Bunson

  1. Born: March 17, 1347, Siena, Italy
  2. Died: April 29, 1380, Rome
  3. Nationality: Italian

For more on St. Catherine of Siena and her teachings visit her Discerning Hearts page

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

From the General Audience on St. Catherine of Siena

Today I would like to talk to you about a woman who played an eminent role in the history of the Church: St Catherine of Siena. The century in which she lived — the 14th — was a troubled period in the life of the Church and throughout the social context of Italy and Europe. Yet, even in the most difficult times, the Lord does not cease to bless his People, bringing forth Saints who give a jolt to minds and hearts, provoking conversion and renewal.Fr. Thomas McDermott - Prayer and the Dominican Tradition 2

Catherine is one of these and still today speaks to us and impels us to walk courageously toward holiness to be ever more fully disciples of the Lord.

Born in Siena in 1347, into a very large family, she died in Rome in 1380. When Catherine was 16 years old, motivated by a vision of St Dominic, she entered the Third Order of the Dominicans, the female branch known as the Mantellate. While living at home, she confirmed her vow of virginity made privately when she was still an adolescent and dedicated herself to prayer, penance and works of charity, especially for the benefit of the sick.

When the fame of her holiness spread, she became the protagonist of an intense activity of spiritual guidance for people from every walk of life: nobles and politicians, artists and ordinary people, consecrated men and women and religious, including Pope Gregory xi who was living at Avignon in that period and whom she energetically and effectively urged to return to Rome.

She travelled widely to press for the internal reform of the Church and to foster peace among the States. It was also for this reason that Venerable Pope John Paul ii chose to declare her Co-Patroness of Europe: may the Old Continent never forget the Christian roots that are at the origin of its progress and continue to draw from the Gospel the fundamental values that assure justice and harmony.

Like many of the Saints, Catherine knew great suffering. Some even thought that they should not trust her, to the point that in 1374, six years before her death, the General Chapter of the Dominicans summoned her to Florence to interrogate her. They appointed Raymund of Capua, a learned and humble Friar and a future Master General of the Order, as her spiritual guide. Having become her confessor and also her “spiritual son”, he wrote a first complete biography of the Saint. She was canonized in 1461.

For more visit Vatican.va

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. Catherine of Siena Born: March 17, 1347, Siena, Italy Died: April 29, 1380, Rome Nationality: Italian For more on St. Catherine of Siena and her teachings visit her Discerning Hearts pag... Dr. Matthew Bunson discusses the life, times and teachings of St. Catherine of Siena




Born: March 17, 1347, Siena, Italy






Died: April 29, 1380, Rome






Nationality: Italian




For more on St. Catherine of Siena and her teachings visit her Discerning Hearts page




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

Today I would like to talk to you about a woman who played an eminent role in the history of the Church: St Catherine of Siena. The century in which she lived — the 14th — was a troubled period in the life of the Church and throughout the social context of Italy and Europe. Yet, even in the most difficult times, the Lord does not cease to bless his People, bringing forth Saints who give a jolt to minds and hearts, provoking conversion and renewal.
Catherine is one of these and still today speaks to us and impels us to walk courageously toward holiness to be ever more fully disciples of the Lord.
Born in Siena in 1347, into a very large family, she died in Rome in 1380. When Catherine was 16 years old, motivated by a vision of St Dominic, she entered the Third Order of the Dominicans, the female branch known as the Mantellate. While living at home, she confirmed her vow of virginity made privately when she was still an adolescent and dedicated herself to prayer, penance and works of charity, especially for the benefit of the sick.
When the fame of her holiness spread, she became the protagonist of an intense activity of spiritual guidance for people from every walk of life: nobles and politicians, artists and ordinary people, consecrated men and women and religious, including Pope Gregory xi who was living at Avignon in that period and whom she energetically and effectively urged to return to Rome.
She travelled widely to press for the internal reform of the Church and to foster peace among the States. It was also for this reason that Venerable Pope John Paul ii chose to declare her Co-Patroness of Europe: may the Old Continent never forget the Christian roots that are at the origin of its progress and continue to draw from the Gospel the fundamental values that assure justice and harmony.
Like many of the Saints, Catherine knew great suffering. Some even thought that they should not trust her, to the point that in 1374, six years before her death, the General Chapter of the Dominicans summoned her to Florence to interrogate her. They appointed Raymund of Capua, a learned and humble Friar and a future Master General of the Order, as her spiritual guide. Having become her confessor and also her “spiritual son”, he wrote a first complete biography of the Saint. She was canonized in 1461.
For more visit Vatican.va





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Prayers of St. Catherine of Siena http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/prayers-of-st-catherine-of-siena/ Sat, 29 Apr 2017 05:51:05 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/?p=3381 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/prayers-of-st-catherine-of-siena/#comments http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/prayers-of-st-catherine-of-siena/feed/ 4 <p>O Supreme and Ineffable God</p> <p>O Supreme and Ineffable God, I have sinned! Therefore, I am unworthy to pray to Thee. But Thou canst make me less unworthy. Punish my sins, O Lord, but turn not away from my misery. From Thee I have received a body which I offer to Thee. Behold my body and my blood! Strike, destroy, reduce my bones to dust, but grant me what I ask for the Sovereign Pontiff, the one Bridegroom of Thy Spouse. May he always know Thy will, may he love it and follow it, so that we may not perish. O my God, create a new heart in him! May he ever receive an increase of Thy grace; may he never tire of bearing the standard of Thy holy cross; and may he bestow the treasures of Thy mercy upon unbelievers as he bestows them upon us who enjoy the benefits of the passion and blood of Thy most beloved Son, the Lamb without a spot. O Lord, eternal God, have mercy on me for I have sinned.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/prayers-of-st-catherine-of-siena/">Prayers of St. Catherine of Siena</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/btp22-st-catherine-of-siena-passion-for-truth-beginning-to-pray-w-dr-anthony-lilles-2/" rel="bookmark" title="BTP#22 St. Catherine of Siena – Passion for Truth: Beginning to Pray w/ Dr. Anthony Lilles">BTP#22 St. Catherine of Siena – Passion for Truth: Beginning to Pray w/ Dr. Anthony Lilles </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Thomas Aquinas, “the poet laureate of heaven” with Mike Aquilina">St. Thomas Aquinas, “the poet laureate of heaven” with Mike Aquilina </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-john-of-the-cross/" rel="bookmark" title="St. John of the Cross – Living Flame of Love, My Soul is a Candle – Discerning Hearts">St. John of the Cross – Living Flame of Love, My Soul is a Candle – Discerning Hearts </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dc36-st-catherine-of-siena-the-doctors-of-the-church-the-charism-of-wisdom-w-dr-matthew-bunson/" rel="bookmark" title="DC36 St. Catherine of Siena pt 1– The Doctors of the Church: The Charism of Wisdom w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson">DC36 St. Catherine of Siena 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/st-catherine-siena-novena-day-8-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 8 – Mp3 audio & Text">St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 8 – Mp3 audio & Text </a></li> </ol> </div> O Supreme PhysicianFr. Thomas McDermott - Prayer and the Dominican Tradition 2

O Supreme Physician! O unspeakable Love of my soul! I have recourse to Thee. O infinite and eternal Trinity, I, though unworthy, ardently sigh for Thee! I turn to Thee in the mystical body of Thy holy Church, so that Thou mayest wash away with Thy grace all stains of my soul. I beseech Thee through the merits of St. Peter, to whom Thou hast committed the care of Thy Bark, to delay no longer to help Thy Spouse, who hopes in the fire of Thy charity and in the abyss of Thy admirable wisdom. Despise not the desires of Thy servants, but do Thou Thyself guide Thy holy Bark. O Thou, the Author of peace, draw unto Thyself all the faithful; dispel the darkness of the storm, so that the dawn of Thy light may shine upon the Head of Thy Church, and pour down upon him zeal for the salvation of souls. O eternal and merciful Father, Thou hast given us the means of restraining the arms of Thy justice in the humble prayer and ardent desires of Thy devoted servants, whom Thou hast promised to hear when they ask Thee to have mercy upon the world. O powerful and eternal God, I thank Thee for the peace which Thou wilt grant to Thy Spouse! I will enter into Thy gardens, and there I will remain until I see the fulfilment of Thy promises, which never fail. Wash away our sins, O Lord, and purify our souls in the blood which Thy only-begotten Son shed for us, so that with joyful countenances and pure hearts we may return love for love, and, dying to ourselves, live for Him alone. Amen.

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My Nature Is Fire

In your nature, eternal Godhead,
I shall come to know my nature.
And what is my nature, boundless love?
It is fire,
because you are nothing but a fire of love.
And you have given humankind
a share in this nature,
for by the fire of love you created us.
And so with all other people
and every created thing;
you made them out of love.
O ungrateful people!
What nature has your God given you?
His very own nature!
Are you not ashamed to cut yourself off from such a noble thing
through the guilt of deadly sin?
O eternal Trinity, my sweet love!
You, light, give us light.
You, wisdom, give us wisdom.
You, supreme strength, strengthen us.
Today, eternal God,
let our cloud be dissipated
so that we may perfectly know and follow your Truth in truth,
with a free and simple heart.
God, come to our assistance!
Lord, make haste to help us!

Amen.

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St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 1 O Supreme and Ineffable God

O Supreme and Ineffable God, I have sinned! Therefore, I am unworthy to pray to Thee. But Thou canst make me less unworthy. Punish my sins, O Lord, but turn not away from my misery. From Thee I have received a body which I offer to Thee. Behold my body and my blood! Strike, destroy, reduce my bones to dust, but grant me what I ask for the Sovereign Pontiff, the one Bridegroom of Thy Spouse. May he always know Thy will, may he love it and follow it, so that we may not perish. O my God, create a new heart in him! May he ever receive an increase of Thy grace; may he never tire of bearing the standard of Thy holy cross; and may he bestow the treasures of Thy mercy upon unbelievers as he bestows them upon us who enjoy the benefits of the passion and blood of Thy most beloved Son, the Lamb without a spot. O Lord, eternal God, have mercy on me for I have sinned.

 

 

For the Novena to St. Catherine of Siena page

 

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ O Supreme and Ineffable God - O Supreme and Ineffable God, I have sinned! Therefore, I am unworthy to pray to Thee. But Thou canst make me less unworthy. Punish my sins, O Lord, but turn not away from my misery. O Supreme Physician
O Supreme Physician! O unspeakable Love of my soul! I have recourse to Thee. O infinite and eternal Trinity, I, though unworthy, ardently sigh for Thee! I turn to Thee in the mystical body of Thy holy Church, so that Thou mayest wash away with Thy grace all stains of my soul. I beseech Thee through the merits of St. Peter, to whom Thou hast committed the care of Thy Bark, to delay no longer to help Thy Spouse, who hopes in the fire of Thy charity and in the abyss of Thy admirable wisdom. Despise not the desires of Thy servants, but do Thou Thyself guide Thy holy Bark. O Thou, the Author of peace, draw unto Thyself all the faithful; dispel the darkness of the storm, so that the dawn of Thy light may shine upon the Head of Thy Church, and pour down upon him zeal for the salvation of souls. O eternal and merciful Father, Thou hast given us the means of restraining the arms of Thy justice in the humble prayer and ardent desires of Thy devoted servants, whom Thou hast promised to hear when they ask Thee to have mercy upon the world. O powerful and eternal God, I thank Thee for the peace which Thou wilt grant to Thy Spouse! I will enter into Thy gardens, and there I will remain until I see the fulfilment of Thy promises, which never fail. Wash away our sins, O Lord, and purify our souls in the blood which Thy only-begotten Son shed for us, so that with joyful countenances and pure hearts we may return love for love, and, dying to ourselves, live for Him alone. Amen.
Download (right click & choose “Save Link As”)
My Nature Is Fire
In your nature, eternal Godhead,

I shall come to know my nature.

And what is my nature, boundless love?

It is fire,

because you are nothing but a fire of love.

And you have given humankind

a share in this nature,

for by the fire of love you created us.

And so with all other people

and every created thing;

you made them out of love.

O ungrateful people!

What nature has your God given you?

His very own nature!

Are you not ashamed to cut yourself off from such a noble thing

through the guilt of deadly sin?

O eternal Trinity, my sweet love!

You, light, give us light.

You, wisdom, give us wisdom.

You, supreme strength, strengthen us.

Today, eternal God,

let our cloud be dissipated

so that we may perfectly know and follow your Truth in truth,

with a free and simple heart.

God, come to our assistance!

Lord, make haste to help us!
Amen.
Download (right click & choose “Save Link As”)
O Supreme and Ineffable God
O Supreme and Ineffable God, I have sinned! Therefore, I am unworthy to pray to Thee. But Thou canst make me less unworthy. Punish my sins, O Lord, but turn not away from my misery. From Thee I have received a body which I offer to Thee. Behold my body and my blood! Strike, destroy, reduce my bones to dust, but grant me what I ask for the Sovereign Pontiff, the one Bridegroom of Thy Spouse. May he always know Thy will, may he love it and follow it, so that we may not perish. O my God, create a new heart in him! May he ever receive an increase of Thy grace; may he never tire of bearing the standard of Thy holy cross; and may he bestow the treasures of Thy mercy upon unbelievers as he bestows them upon us who enjoy the benefits of the passion and blood of Thy most beloved Son, the Lamb without a spot. O Lord, eternal God, have mercy on me for I have sinned.
 
 
For the http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25229 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hr7-living-community-benefits-society-holy-rule-st-benedict-w-fr-mauritius-wilde-osb/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hr7-living-community-benefits-society-holy-rule-st-benedict-w-fr-mauritius-wilde-osb/feed/ 0 <p>From the Holy Rule of St. Benedict: CHAPTER I Of the Kinds or the Life of Monks It is well known that there are four kinds of monks. The first kind is that of Cenobites, that is, the monastic, who live under a rule and an Abbot. The second kind is that of Anchorites, or ... <a title="HR#7 “Living in Community – the benefits for all of society” – The Holy Rule of St. Benedict w/ Fr. Mauritius Wilde OSB" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hr7-living-community-benefits-society-holy-rule-st-benedict-w-fr-mauritius-wilde-osb/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hr7-living-community-benefits-society-holy-rule-st-benedict-w-fr-mauritius-wilde-osb/">HR#7 “Living in Community – the benefits for all of society” – The Holy Rule of St. Benedict w/ Fr. Mauritius Wilde OSB</a> 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> </ol> </div>

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

CHAPTER I

Of the Kinds or the Life of Monks

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ From the Holy Rule of St. Benedict: CHAPTER I Of the Kinds or the Life of Monks It is well known that there are four kinds of monks. The first kind is that of Cenobites, that is, the monastic, who live under a rule and an Abbot.
From the Holy Rule of St. Benedict:

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

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

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25234 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/aw222-negativity-among-catholics-thwarts-good-among-women-pat-gohn/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/aw222-negativity-among-catholics-thwarts-good-among-women-pat-gohn/feed/ 0 <p>In this episode: “Among Women” Guest: Jaymie Stuart Wolfe Pat’s guest is Jaymie Stuart Wolfe, writer of a provocative article — “Uncomfortable” — that challenges the in-fighting that can happen between members of the Church. Together we discuss the harmful effects of disparaging each other and each other’s projects with a kind of litmus Catholic ... <a title="AW222 Negativity Among Catholics Thwarts the Good – Among Women with Pat Gohn" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/aw222-negativity-among-catholics-thwarts-good-among-women-pat-gohn/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/aw222-negativity-among-catholics-thwarts-good-among-women-pat-gohn/">AW222 Negativity Among Catholics Thwarts the Good – 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 yarpp-related-none'> No related posts. </div> In this episode:

“Among Women” Guest: Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

Pat’s guest is Jaymie Stuart Wolfe, writer of a provocative article — “Uncomfortable” — that challenges the in-fighting that can happen between members of the Church. Together we discuss the harmful effects of disparaging each other and each other’s projects with a kind of litmus Catholic test. This kind of negativity is contrary to the Christian mission. This show is a call to check our own witness, and to tend to our own efforts at reaching out to others.

Links for this episode:

“Uncomfortable”, as found in The Boston Pilot by Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

Jaymie Stuart Wolfe’s ministry, Loaves and Fishes 

Adoption: Room for One More? by Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

Other shows of related interest:

AW 144: a previous show with Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

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/ In this episode: “Among Women” Guest: Jaymie Stuart Wolfe Pat’s guest is Jaymie Stuart Wolfe, writer of a provocative article — “Uncomfortable” — that challenges the in-fighting that can happen between members of the Church. In this episode:
“Among Women” Guest: Jaymie Stuart Wolfe
Pat’s guest is Jaymie Stuart Wolfe, writer of a provocative article — “Uncomfortable” — that challenges the in-fighting that can happen between members of the Church. Together we discuss the harmful effects of disparaging each other and each other’s projects with a kind of litmus Catholic test. This kind of negativity is contrary to the Christian mission. This show is a call to check our own witness, and to tend to our own efforts at reaching out to others.
Links for this episode:
“Uncomfortable”, as found in The Boston Pilot by Jaymie Stuart Wolfe
Jaymie Stuart Wolfe’s ministry, Loaves and Fishes 
Adoption: Room for One More? by Jaymie Stuart Wolfe
Other shows of related interest:
AW 144: a previous show with Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

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=21765 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-siena-novena-day-9-mp3-audio-text/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-siena-novena-day-9-mp3-audio-text/feed/ 0 <p>Day 9</p> <p>"My Nature is Fire":</p> <p>In your nature, eternal Godhead,<br /> I shall come to know my nature.<br /> And what is my nature, boundless love?<br /> It is fire,<br /> because you are nothing but a fire of love.<br /> And you have given humankind<br /> a share in this nature,<br /> for by the fire of love you created us.<br /> And so with all other people<br /> and every created thing;<br /> you made them out of love.<br /> O ungrateful people!<br /> What nature has your God given you?<br /> His very own nature!<br /> Are you not ashamed to cut yourself off from such a noble thing<br /> through the guilt of deadly sin?<br /> O eternal Trinity, my sweet love!<br /> You, light, give us light.<br /> You, wisdom, give us wisdom.<br /> You, supreme strength, strengthen us.<br /> Today, eternal God,<br /> let our cloud be dissipated<br /> so that we may perfectly know and follow your Truth in truth,<br /> with a free and simple heart.<br /> God, come to our assistance!<br /> Lord, make haste to help us!</p> <p>Amen.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-siena-novena-day-9-mp3-audio-text/">St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 9 – Mp3 audio and Text</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> St. Catherine of Siena Novena - Mp3 audio and text 1Day 9

“My Nature is Fire”:

In your nature, eternal Godhead,
I shall come to know my nature.
And what is my nature, boundless love?
It is fire,
because you are nothing but a fire of love.
And you have given humankind
a share in this nature,
for by the fire of love you created us.
And so with all other people
and every created thing;
you made them out of love.
O ungrateful people!
What nature has your God given you?
His very own nature!
Are you not ashamed to cut yourself off from such a noble thing
through the guilt of deadly sin?
O eternal Trinity, my sweet love!
You, light, give us light.
You, wisdom, give us wisdom.
You, supreme strength, strengthen us.
Today, eternal God,
let our cloud be dissipated
so that we may perfectly know and follow your Truth in truth,
with a free and simple heart.
God, come to our assistance!
Lord, make haste to help us!

Amen.

Heavenly Father, your glory is in your saints. We praise your glory in the life of the admirable St. Catherine of Siena, virgin and doctor of the Church. Her whole life was a noble sacrifice inspired by an ardent love of Jesus, your unblemished Lamb. In troubled times she strenuously upheld the rights of His beloved spouse, The Church. Father, honor her merits and hear her prayers for each of us. Help us to pass unscathed through the corruption of this world, and to remain unshakably faithful to the church in word, deed, and example. Help us always to see in the Vicar of Christ an anchor in the storms of life, and a beacon of light to the harbor of your Love, in this dark night of your times and men’s souls. Grant also to each of us our special petition . . . (pause to pray for your own intentions). We ask this through Jesus, your Son, in the bond of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Catherine of Siena, Pray for us.

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Day 9 - "My Nature is Fire": - In your nature, eternal Godhead, I shall come to know my nature. And what is my nature, boundless love? It is fire, because you are nothing but a fire of love. And you have given humankind a share in this nature, Day 9
“My Nature is Fire”:

In your nature, eternal Godhead,

I shall come to know my nature.

And what is my nature, boundless love?

It is fire,

because you are nothing but a fire of love.

And you have given humankind

a share in this nature,

for by the fire of love you created us.

And so with all other people

and every created thing;

you made them out of love.

O ungrateful people!

What nature has your God given you?

His very own nature!

Are you not ashamed to cut yourself off from such a noble thing

through the guilt of deadly sin?

O eternal Trinity, my sweet love!

You, light, give us light.

You, wisdom, give us wisdom.

You, supreme strength, strengthen us.

Today, eternal God,

let our cloud be dissipated

so that we may perfectly know and follow your Truth in truth,

with a free and simple heart.

God, come to our assistance!

Lord, make haste to help us!
Amen.

Heavenly Father, your glory is in your saints. We praise your glory in the life of the admirable St. Catherine of Siena, virgin and doctor of the Church. Her whole life was a noble sacrifice inspired by an ardent love of Jesus, your unblemished Lamb. In troubled times she strenuously upheld the rights of His beloved spouse, The Church. Father, honor her merits and hear her prayers for each of us. Help us to pass unscathed through the corruption of this world, and to remain unshakably faithful to the church in word, deed, and example. Help us always to see in the Vicar of Christ an anchor in the storms of life, and a beacon of light to the harbor of your Love, in this dark night of your times and men’s souls. Grant also to each of us our special petition . . . (pause to pray for your own intentions). We ask this through Jesus, your Son, in the bond of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
St. Catherine of Siena, Pray for us.

For the complete novena visit the St. Catherine of Siena Novena Page