Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts Catholic podcasts for the Christian community Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:04:03 +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 St. Francis de Sales Novena Day 5 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-5/ Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:04:03 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/?p=11796 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-5/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-5/feed/ 0 <p>This poor life is only a journey to the happy life to come. We must not be angry with one another on the way, but rather we must march on as a band of brothers and sisters united in meekness, peace and love. I state absolutely and make no exception: do not be angry at all if that is possible. Do no accept any pretext whatever for opening your heart's door to anger. Saint James tells us positively and without reservation," ... a man's anger does not fulfill God's justice." [Jas 1:20] (INT. Part III, Ch. 8; O. III, p. 162)</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-5/">St. Francis de Sales Novena Day 5</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-for-the-holy-souls-in-purgatory-day-1/" rel="bookmark" title="Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory Day 1">Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory Day 1 </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-for-the-holy-souls-in-purgatory-day-2/" rel="bookmark" title="Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory Day 2">Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory Day 2 </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-for-the-holy-souls-in-purgatory-day-6/" rel="bookmark" title="Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory Day 6">Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory Day 6 </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-for-the-holy-souls-in-purgatory-day-7/" rel="bookmark" title="Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory Day 7">Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory Day 7 </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/introduction-to-the-devout-life-by-st-francis-de-sales-audio-mp3-edition-chapter-9-the-first-meditation/" rel="bookmark" title="The First Meditation – Introduction to the Devout Life: Chapter 9 by St. Francis de Sales audio mp3 edition – Discerning Hearts">The First Meditation – Introduction to the Devout Life: Chapter 9 by St. Francis de Sales audio mp3 edition – Discerning Hearts </a></li> </ol> </div> Day 5

This poor life is only a journey to the happy life to come. We must not be angry with one another on the way, but rather we must march on as a band of brothers and sisters united in meekness, peace and love. I state absolutely and make no exception: do not be angry at all if that is possible. Do no accept any pretext whatever for opening your heart’s door to anger. Saint James tells us positively and without reservation,” … a man’s anger does not fulfill God’s justice.” [Jas 1:20] (INT. Part III, Ch. 8; O. III, p. 162)

O blessed Francis de Sales, who on earth did excel in a life of virtue,
especially in the love of God and neighbor,
I earnestly ask you to take me under your compassionate care and protection.
Obtain for me conversion of mind and heart.
Grant that all people,
especially (names of those whom you wish to include) may experience
the depth of God’s redeeming and healing love.
Teach me to fix my eyes on the things of heaven
even as I walk each day with my feet planted firmly on the earth.
Help me, through the practice of virtue and the pursuit of devotion,
to avoid anything that would otherwise cause me to stumble
in my attempt to follow Christ
and to be an instrument of the Holy Spirit.
Encouraged by your prayers and example,
help me to live fully my sacred dignity
with the hope of experiencing my sacred destiny:
eternal life with God.
Receive also this particular need or concern
that I now lift up in prayer. (mention your particular need).
O God, for the salvation of all,
you desired that St. Francis de Sales—
preacher, missionary, confessor, bishop and founder—
should befriend many long the road to salvation.
Mercifully grant that we,
infused with the humility and gentleness of his charity,
guided by his wisdom and sharing in his spirit
may experience eternal life.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Francis de Sales, pray for us.

For the complete 9 day St. Francis de Sales Novena visit here

 

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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ This poor life is only a journey to the happy life to come. We must not be angry with one another on the way, but rather we must march on as a band of brothers and sisters united in meekness, peace and love. Day 5
This poor life is only a journey to the happy life to come. We must not be angry with one another on the way, but rather we must march on as a band of brothers and sisters united in meekness, peace and love. I state absolutely and make no exception: do not be angry at all if that is possible. Do no accept any pretext whatever for opening your heart’s door to anger. Saint James tells us positively and without reservation,” … a man’s anger does not fulfill God’s justice.” [Jas 1:20] (INT. Part III, Ch. 8; O. III, p. 162)
O blessed Francis de Sales, who on earth did excel in a life of virtue,

especially in the love of God and neighbor,

I earnestly ask you to take me under your compassionate care and protection.

Obtain for me conversion of mind and heart.

Grant that all people,

especially (names of those whom you wish to include) may experience

the depth of God’s redeeming and healing love.

Teach me to fix my eyes on the things of heaven

even as I walk each day with my feet planted firmly on the earth.

Help me, through the practice of virtue and the pursuit of devotion,

to avoid anything that would otherwise cause me to stumble

in my attempt to follow Christ

and to be an instrument of the Holy Spirit.

Encouraged by your prayers and example,

help me to live fully my sacred dignity

with the hope of experiencing my sacred destiny:

eternal life with God.

Receive also this particular need or concern

that I now lift up in prayer. (mention your particular need).

O God, for the salvation of all,

you desired that St. Francis de Sales—

preacher, missionary, confessor, bishop and founder—

should befriend many long the road to salvation.

Mercifully grant that we,

infused with the humility and gentleness of his charity,

guided by his wisdom and sharing in his spirit

may experience eternal life.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
St. Francis de Sales, pray for us.
For the complete 9 day St. Francis de Sales Novena visit here
 

http://www.discerninghearts.com/?p=11795 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-4/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-4/feed/ 0 <p>Self-love dies only when our body dies, so we must, while we live in this land of exile, continue to counterattack its assaults on our senses and its underhanded tactics. It is enough if we firmly withstand, giving no willful or deliberate consent ... When we feel within ourselves the first movements of self-love or of other passions, let us prostrate ourselves immediately before the heart of God and tell Him, in a spirit of confidence and humility, "Lord, have mercy on me because I am a very weak creature." Then let us tranquilly rest in peace and put ourselves at God's disposal. (Letters 1675; O. XIX, pp. 272-273)</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-4/">St. Francis de Sales Novena Day 4 – Discerning Hearts</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/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-1/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Francis de Sales Novena Day 1">St. Francis de Sales Novena Day 1 </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-2/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Francis de Sales Novena Day 2">St. Francis de Sales Novena Day 2 </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-3/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Francis de Sales Novena Day 3">St. Francis de Sales Novena Day 3 </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/introduction-to-the-devout-life-by-st-francis-de-sales-audio-mp3-edition-chapter-9-the-first-meditation/" rel="bookmark" title="The First Meditation – Introduction to the Devout Life: Chapter 9 by St. Francis de Sales audio mp3 edition – Discerning Hearts">The First Meditation – Introduction to the Devout Life: Chapter 9 by St. Francis de Sales audio mp3 edition – Discerning Hearts </a></li> </ol> </div> Day 4

Self-love dies only when our body dies, so we must, while we live in this land of exile, continue to counterattack its assaults on our senses and its underhanded tactics. It is enough if we firmly withstand, giving no willful or deliberate consent … When we feel within ourselves the first movements of self-love or of other passions, let us prostrate ourselves immediately before the heart of God and tell Him, in a spirit of confidence and humility, “Lord, have mercy on me because I am a very weak creature.” Then let us tranquilly rest in peace and put ourselves at God’s disposal. (Letters 1675; O. XIX, pp. 272-273)

O blessed Francis de Sales, who on earth did excel in a life of virtue,
especially in the love of God and neighbor,
I earnestly ask you to take me under your compassionate care and protection.
Obtain for me conversion of mind and heart.
Grant that all people,
especially (names of those whom you wish to include) may experience
the depth of God’s redeeming and healing love.
Teach me to fix my eyes on the things of heaven
even as I walk each day with my feet planted firmly on the earth.
Help me, through the practice of virtue and the pursuit of devotion,
to avoid anything that would otherwise cause me to stumble
in my attempt to follow Christ
and to be an instrument of the Holy Spirit.
Encouraged by your prayers and example,
help me to live fully my sacred dignity
with the hope of experiencing my sacred destiny:
eternal life with God.
Receive also this particular need or concern
that I now lift up in prayer. (mention your particular need).
O God, for the salvation of all,
you desired that St. Francis de Sales—
preacher, missionary, confessor, bishop and founder—
should befriend many long the road to salvation.
Mercifully grant that we,
infused with the humility and gentleness of his charity,
guided by his wisdom and sharing in his spirit
may experience eternal life.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Francis de Sales, pray for us.

For the complete 9 day St. Francis de Sales Novena visit here

 

The post St. Francis de Sales Novena Day 4 – Discerning Hearts appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Self-love dies only when our body dies, so we must, while we live in this land of exile, continue to counterattack its assaults on our senses and its underhanded tactics. It is enough if we firmly withstand, giving no willful or deliberate consent ... Day 4
Self-love dies only when our body dies, so we must, while we live in this land of exile, continue to counterattack its assaults on our senses and its underhanded tactics. It is enough if we firmly withstand, giving no willful or deliberate consent … When we feel within ourselves the first movements of self-love or of other passions, let us prostrate ourselves immediately before the heart of God and tell Him, in a spirit of confidence and humility, “Lord, have mercy on me because I am a very weak creature.” Then let us tranquilly rest in peace and put ourselves at God’s disposal. (Letters 1675; O. XIX, pp. 272-273)
O blessed Francis de Sales, who on earth did excel in a life of virtue,

especially in the love of God and neighbor,

I earnestly ask you to take me under your compassionate care and protection.

Obtain for me conversion of mind and heart.

Grant that all people,

especially (names of those whom you wish to include) may experience

the depth of God’s redeeming and healing love.

Teach me to fix my eyes on the things of heaven

even as I walk each day with my feet planted firmly on the earth.

Help me, through the practice of virtue and the pursuit of devotion,

to avoid anything that would otherwise cause me to stumble

in my attempt to follow Christ

and to be an instrument of the Holy Spirit.

Encouraged by your prayers and example,

help me to live fully my sacred dignity

with the hope of experiencing my sacred destiny:

eternal life with God.

Receive also this particular need or concern

that I now lift up in prayer. (mention your particular need).

O God, for the salvation of all,

you desired that St. Francis de Sales—

preacher, missionary, confessor, bishop and founder—

should befriend many long the road to salvation.

Mercifully grant that we,

infused with the humility and gentleness of his charity,

guided by his wisdom and sharing in his spirit

may experience eternal life.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
St. Francis de Sales, pray for us.
For the complete 9 day St. Francis de Sales Novena visit here
 

http://www.discerninghearts.com/?p=8410 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/btp21-st-hildegard-von-bingen-and-the-iron-mountain-beginning-to-pray-w-dr-anthony-lilles-2/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/btp21-st-hildegard-von-bingen-and-the-iron-mountain-beginning-to-pray-w-dr-anthony-lilles-2/feed/ 0 <p>September 17 is the feast of St. Hiildegard of Bingen. She lived from 1098-1179. A Benedictine Nun, at the age of 42, she was given visions and commanded rise up and cry out what she saw. She obeyed and produced a set of writings known today as Scivias.</p> <p>Her first vision is of a hidden mountain, the mountain of God's throne, an iron mountain of immutable justice hidden in divine glory. A purifying Fear of the Lord contemplates this splendor. Not the kind of fear that pulls away to protect itself. Rather the kind of fear that is vigilant and sees the truth. Eyes which gaze with this holy fear can never be satisfied with the merely mediocre. They guard against every form of compromise. The glory they behold demands absolute allegiance, complete surrender, and total humility.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/btp21-st-hildegard-von-bingen-and-the-iron-mountain-beginning-to-pray-w-dr-anthony-lilles-2/">BTP#21 St. Hildegard von Bingen and “The Iron Mountain”: 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/st-hildegard-and-conversatio-morum-the-conversion-of-life-the-mystery-of-faith-in-the-wisdom-of-the-saints-2/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Hildegard and “Conversatio Morum – the Conversion of Life” – The Mystery of Faith in the Wisdom of the Saints">St. Hildegard and “Conversatio Morum – the Conversion of Life” – The Mystery of Faith in the Wisdom of the Saints </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-hildegard-and-the-creation-and-the-fall-and-the-battle-of-prayer-the-mystery-of-faith-in-the-wisdom-of-the-saints-2/" rel="bookmark" title="BTP-SP1-St. Hildegard and “The Creation and The Fall” and the Battle of Prayer – The Mystery of Faith in the Wisdom of the Saints">BTP-SP1-St. Hildegard and “The Creation and The Fall” and the Battle of Prayer – The Mystery of Faith in the Wisdom of the Saints </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/btp23-gazing-on-the-face-of-christ-with-the-saints-beginning-to-pray-special-w-dr-anthony-lilles-2/" rel="bookmark" title="BTP#24 “Gazing on the Face of Christ with the Saints” Beginning to Pray Special w/ Dr. Anthony Lilles">BTP#24 “Gazing on the Face of Christ with the Saints” Beginning to Pray Special w/ Dr. Anthony Lilles </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/btp35-prayer-st-john-paul-ii-beginning-pray-dr-anthony-lilles-2/" rel="bookmark" title="BTP#36 The Prayer of St. John Paul II – Beginning to Pray with Dr. Anthony Lilles">BTP#36 The Prayer of St. John Paul II – Beginning to Pray with Dr. Anthony Lilles </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/btp4-heaven-faith-day-2-prayer-4-bl-elizabeth-trinity-wdr-anthony-lilles/" rel="bookmark" title="BTP#4 Heaven In Faith Day 2 Prayer 2 – Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity w/Dr. Anthony Lilles">BTP#4 Heaven In Faith Day 2 Prayer 2 – Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity w/Dr. Anthony Lilles </a></li> </ol> </div>  

From Dr. Lilles’ “Beginning to Pray” blog site:

September 17 is the feast of St. Hiildegard of Bingen. She lived from 1098-1179. A Benedictine Nun, at the age of 42, she was given visions and commanded rise up and cry out what she saw. She obeyed and produced a set of writings known today as Scivias.

Her first vision is of a hidden mountain, the mountain of God’s throne, an iron mountain of immutable justice hidden in divine glory. A purifying Fear of the Lord contemplates this splendor. Not the kind of fear that pulls away to protect itself. Rather the kind of fear that is vigilant and sees the truth. Eyes which gaze with this holy fear can never be satisfied with the merely mediocre. They guard against every form of compromise. The glory they behold demands absolute allegiance, complete surrender, and total humility.

Dr. Anthony Lilles STD - Beginning to Pray 4In this description, is St. Hildegard suggesting a way by which we might enjoy the same vision she has shared in? This is no exercise in esoteric navel gazing. Her vision demands a journey beyond our own self-pre-occupation and into real friendship with God, a friendship protected by the strength of divine justice. She sees the truth in a way that demands an ongoing conversion of life.

She is well-formed in St. Benedict’s conversatio morum. The mountain she sees is not a truth we scrutinize so much as the truth that scrutinizes us: a scrutinizing of all our thoughts and actions in light of the Gospel. The truth she beholds demands repentance from the lack of justice we allow ourselves to slip into. The iron mountain she contemplates renders futile every effort to conform the Gospel to our own ways and invites us to be transformed by its just demands.

Today, where all kinds of cruelty are so easily excused and any form of self-indulgence so readily lifted up to the level of a fundamental human right, we need to rediscover the shadow of the iron mountain from which St. Hildegard cries out to us. Only under the glory of this mountain can we find the peace that the Lord has come to give. Only in the blinding light into which Holy Fear gazes can we find the humility to love one another the way Christ has loved us.

Anthony Lilles, S.T.D. is an associate professor and the academic dean of Saint John’s Seminary in Camarillo as well as the academic advisor for Juan Diego House of Priestly Formation for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. For over twenty years he served the Church in Northern Colorado where he joined and eventually served as dean of the founding faculty of Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver. Through the years, clergy, seminarians, religious and lay faithful have benefited from his lectures and retreat conferences on the Carmelite Doctors of the Church and the writings of St. Elisabeth of the Trinity.  He is the author/editor 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/ September 17 is the feast of St. Hiildegard of Bingen. She lived from 1098-1179. A Benedictine Nun, at the age of 42, she was given visions and commanded rise up and cry out what she saw. She obeyed and produced a set of writings known today as Scivias...  
From Dr. Lilles’ “Beginning to Pray” blog site:

September 17 is the feast of St. Hiildegard of Bingen. She lived from 1098-1179. A Benedictine Nun, at the age of 42, she was given visions and commanded rise up and cry out what she saw. She obeyed and produced a set of writings known today as Scivias.
Her first vision is of a hidden mountain, the mountain of God’s throne, an iron mountain of immutable justice hidden in divine glory. A purifying Fear of the Lord contemplates this splendor. Not the kind of fear that pulls away to protect itself. Rather the kind of fear that is vigilant and sees the truth. Eyes which gaze with this holy fear can never be satisfied with the merely mediocre. They guard against every form of compromise. The glory they behold demands absolute allegiance, complete surrender, and total humility.
In this description, is St. Hildegard suggesting a way by which we might enjoy the same vision she has shared in? This is no exercise in esoteric navel gazing. Her vision demands a journey beyond our own self-pre-occupation and into real friendship with God, a friendship protected by the strength of divine justice. She sees the truth in a way that demands an ongoing conversion of life.
She is well-formed in St. Benedict’s conversatio morum. The mountain she sees is not a truth we scrutinize so much as the truth that scrutinizes us: a scrutinizing of all our thoughts and actions in light of the Gospel. The truth she beholds demands repentance from the lack of justice we allow ourselves to slip into. The iron mountain she contemplates renders futile every effort to conform the Gospel to our own ways and invites us to be transformed by its just demands.
Today, where all kinds of cruelty are so easily excused and any form of self-indulgence so readily lifted up to the level of a fundamental human right, we need to rediscover the shadow of the iron mountain from which St. Hildegard cries out to us. Only under the glory of this mountain can we find the peace that the Lord has come to give. Only in the blinding light into which Holy Fear gazes can we find the humility to love one another the way Christ has loved us.

Anthony Lilles, S.T.D. is an associate professor and the academic dean of Saint John’s Seminary in Camarillo as well as the academic advisor for Juan Diego House of Priestly Formation for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. For over twenty years he served the Church in Northern Colorado where he joined and eventually served as dean of the founding faculty of Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver. Through the years, clergy, seminarians, religious and lay faithful have benefited from his lectures and retreat conferences on the Carmelite Doctors of the Church and the writings of St. Elisabeth of the Trinity.  He is the author/editor of the “Beginning to Pray”  catholic blog spot.
For other episodes in the series visit the Discerning Hearts page for Dr. Anthony Lilles
The music that is used comes from 
This the text we use  for our readings comes from:
 

http://www.discerninghearts.com/?p=11794 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-3/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-3/feed/ 0 <p>I desire very little, and what I do desire I desire very little; I have hardly any desires, but if I were to begin my life all over again I would want to have none at all ... Ask for nothing, refuse nothing; we must simply abandon ourselves into the hands of Providence, without nourishing any other desire but to do whatever God wills. St. Paul practiced this act of absolute abandonment at the very moment of his conversion. When he was deprived of his sight, he immediately said, "Lord, what do you want me to do?" [cf. Act 22:10] From that moment on he put himself completely at God's disposal. All our perfection consists precisely in the practical application of this principle. (Spiritual Treatises XXI, O. VI, pp. 383-384)</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-3/">St. Francis de Sales Novena Day 3</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/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-1/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Francis de Sales Novena Day 1">St. Francis de Sales Novena Day 1 </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-2/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Francis de Sales Novena Day 2">St. Francis de Sales Novena Day 2 </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-for-the-holy-souls-in-purgatory-day-6/" rel="bookmark" title="Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory Day 6">Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory Day 6 </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-for-the-holy-souls-in-purgatory-day-7/" rel="bookmark" title="Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory Day 7">Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory Day 7 </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/introduction-to-the-devout-life-by-st-francis-de-sales-audio-mp3-edition-chapter-9-the-first-meditation/" rel="bookmark" title="The First Meditation – Introduction to the Devout Life: Chapter 9 by St. Francis de Sales audio mp3 edition – Discerning Hearts">The First Meditation – Introduction to the Devout Life: Chapter 9 by St. Francis de Sales audio mp3 edition – Discerning Hearts </a></li> </ol> </div> Day 3St.-Francis-de-Sales-12

I desire very little, and what I do desire I desire very little; I have hardly any desires, but if I were to begin my life all over again I would want to have none at all … Ask for nothing, refuse nothing; we must simply abandon ourselves into the hands of Providence, without nourishing any other desire but to do whatever God wills. St. Paul practiced this act of absolute abandonment at the very moment of his conversion. When he was deprived of his sight, he immediately said, “Lord, what do you want me to do?” [cf. Act 22:10] From that moment on he put himself completely at God’s disposal. All our perfection consists precisely in the practical application of this principle. (Spiritual Treatises XXI, O. VI, pp. 383-384)

O blessed Francis de Sales, who on earth did excel in a life of virtue,
especially in the love of God and neighbor,
I earnestly ask you to take me under your compassionate care and protection.
Obtain for me conversion of mind and heart.
Grant that all people,
especially (names of those whom you wish to include) may experience
the depth of God’s redeeming and healing love.
Teach me to fix my eyes on the things of heaven
even as I walk each day with my feet planted firmly on the earth.
Help me, through the practice of virtue and the pursuit of devotion,
to avoid anything that would otherwise cause me to stumble
in my attempt to follow Christ
and to be an instrument of the Holy Spirit.
Encouraged by your prayers and example,
help me to live fully my sacred dignity
with the hope of experiencing my sacred destiny:
eternal life with God.
Receive also this particular need or concern
that I now lift up in prayer. (mention your particular need).
O God, for the salvation of all,
you desired that St. Francis de Sales—
preacher, missionary, confessor, bishop and founder—
should befriend many long the road to salvation.
Mercifully grant that we,
infused with the humility and gentleness of his charity,
guided by his wisdom and sharing in his spirit
may experience eternal life.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Francis de Sales, pray for us.

For the complete 9 day St. Francis de Sales Novena visit here

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ I desire very little, and what I do desire I desire very little; I have hardly any desires, but if I were to begin my life all over again I would want to have none at all ... Ask for nothing, refuse nothing; we must simply abandon ourselves into the ha... Day 3
I desire very little, and what I do desire I desire very little; I have hardly any desires, but if I were to begin my life all over again I would want to have none at all … Ask for nothing, refuse nothing; we must simply abandon ourselves into the hands of Providence, without nourishing any other desire but to do whatever God wills. St. Paul practiced this act of absolute abandonment at the very moment of his conversion. When he was deprived of his sight, he immediately said, “Lord, what do you want me to do?” [cf. Act 22:10] From that moment on he put himself completely at God’s disposal. All our perfection consists precisely in the practical application of this principle. (Spiritual Treatises XXI, O. VI, pp. 383-384)
O blessed Francis de Sales, who on earth did excel in a life of virtue,

especially in the love of God and neighbor,

I earnestly ask you to take me under your compassionate care and protection.

Obtain for me conversion of mind and heart.

Grant that all people,

especially (names of those whom you wish to include) may experience

the depth of God’s redeeming and healing love.

Teach me to fix my eyes on the things of heaven

even as I walk each day with my feet planted firmly on the earth.

Help me, through the practice of virtue and the pursuit of devotion,

to avoid anything that would otherwise cause me to stumble

in my attempt to follow Christ

and to be an instrument of the Holy Spirit.

Encouraged by your prayers and example,

help me to live fully my sacred dignity

with the hope of experiencing my sacred destiny:

eternal life with God.

Receive also this particular need or concern

that I now lift up in prayer. (mention your particular need).

O God, for the salvation of all,

you desired that St. Francis de Sales—

preacher, missionary, confessor, bishop and founder—

should befriend many long the road to salvation.

Mercifully grant that we,

infused with the humility and gentleness of his charity,

guided by his wisdom and sharing in his spirit

may experience eternal life.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
St. Francis de Sales, pray for us.
For the complete 9 day St. Francis de Sales Novena visit here

KM clean 2:55
RN30 -“The Dignity of Work” in the Compendium of Social Doctrine Chap 6 – Regnum Novum w/ Omar Gutierrez http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/rn30-dignity-work-compendium-social-doctrine-chap-6-regnum-novum-w-omar-gutierrez/ Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:27:54 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=24351 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/rn30-dignity-work-compendium-social-doctrine-chap-6-regnum-novum-w-omar-gutierrez/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/rn30-dignity-work-compendium-social-doctrine-chap-6-regnum-novum-w-omar-gutierrez/feed/ 0 <p>We continue the study of the “Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church”  Chapter 6 – Human Work   CHAPTER SIX HUMAN WORK I. BIBLICAL ASPECTS a. The duty to cultivate and care for the earth b. Jesus, a man of work c. The duty to work II. THE PROPHETIC VALUE OF “RERUM NOVARUM” III. THE DIGNITY OF ... <a title="RN30 -“The Dignity of Work” in the Compendium of Social Doctrine Chap 6 – Regnum Novum w/ Omar Gutierrez" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/rn30-dignity-work-compendium-social-doctrine-chap-6-regnum-novum-w-omar-gutierrez/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/rn30-dignity-work-compendium-social-doctrine-chap-6-regnum-novum-w-omar-gutierrez/">RN30 -“The Dignity of Work” in the Compendium of Social Doctrine Chap 6 – Regnum Novum w/ Omar Gutierrez</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/rn17-regnum-novum-bl-paul-vi-gaudium-et-spes-humane-vitae-and-the-declaration-on-religious-freedom/" rel="bookmark" title="RN17 – Regnum Novum – Bl. Paul VI – Gaudium et Spes, Humane Vitae, and the Declaration on Religious Freedom">RN17 – Regnum Novum – Bl. Paul VI – Gaudium et Spes, Humane Vitae, and the Declaration on Religious Freedom </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/rn18-regnum-novum-st-john-paul-ii-laborem-exercens-sollicitudo-rei-socialis-and-the-centesimus-annus/" rel="bookmark" title="RN18 – Regnum Novum – St. John Paul II – Laborem Exercens, Sollicitudo Rei Socialis, and the Centesimus Annus">RN18 – Regnum Novum – St. John Paul II – Laborem Exercens, Sollicitudo Rei Socialis, and the Centesimus Annus </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/rn19-gods-plan-of-love-for-humanity-the-compendium-of-social-doctrine-chap-1-regnum-novum-w-omar-gutierrez/" rel="bookmark" title="RN19 – “God’s Plan of Love for Humanity” the Compendium of Social Doctrine Chap 1 – Regnum Novum w/ Omar Gutierrez">RN19 – “God’s Plan of Love for Humanity” the Compendium of Social Doctrine Chap 1 – Regnum Novum w/ Omar Gutierrez </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/rn22-the-nature-of-the-churchs-social-doctrine-the-compendium-of-social-doctrine-chap-2-section-2-regnum-novum-w-omar-gutierrez/" rel="bookmark" title="RN22 – “The Nature of the Church’s Social Doctrine” the Compendium of Social Doctrine Chap 2 Section 2 – Regnum Novum w/ Omar Gutierrez">RN22 – “The Nature of the Church’s Social Doctrine” the Compendium of Social Doctrine Chap 2 Section 2 – Regnum Novum w/ Omar Gutierrez </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/rn30-regnum-novum-dignity-work-compendium-social-doctrine-chap-6/" rel="bookmark" title="RN30 – Regnum Novum – “The Dignity of Work” in the Compendium of Social Doctrine Chap 6">RN30 – Regnum Novum – “The Dignity of Work” in the Compendium of Social Doctrine Chap 6 </a></li> </ol> </div> We continue the study of the “Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church”  Chapter 6 – Human Work

 

CHAPTER SIX
HUMAN WORK

I. BIBLICAL ASPECTS
a. 
The duty to cultivate and care for the earth
b. 
Jesus, a man of work
c. 
The duty to work

II. THE PROPHETIC VALUE OF “RERUM NOVARUM”

III. THE DIGNITY OF WORK
a. 
The subjective and objective dimensions of work
b. 
The relationship between labour and capital
c. 
Work, the right to participate
d. 
The relationship between labour and private property
e. 
Rest from work

We live at a very special time. The confluence of many things has brought forth the clear need to be able to articulate the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church in a way that is accessible and applicable. This is not to be an effort where high-minded theories are to be bandied about. Rather, this is a time of opportunity wherein we can apply the Social Doctrine to the concrete so as to bring about a New Kingdom, a Revolution. – Omar G.

Also visit Omar’s “Discerning Hearts” page Catholic Social Teaching 101  urging-of-christs-love

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ We continue the study of the “Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church”  Chapter 6 – Human Work   CHAPTER SIX HUMAN WORK I. BIBLICAL ASPECTS a. The duty to cultivate and care for the earth b. Jesus, a man of work c. The duty to work II. We continue the study of the “Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church”  Chapter 6 – Human Work
 
CHAPTER SIX

HUMAN WORK
I. BIBLICAL ASPECTS

a. The duty to cultivate and care for the earth

b. Jesus, a man of work

c. The duty to work
II. THE PROPHETIC VALUE OF “RERUM NOVARUM”
III. THE DIGNITY OF WORK

a. The subjective and objective dimensions of work

b. The relationship between labour and capital

c. Work, the right to participate

d. The relationship between labour and private property

e. Rest from work
We live at a very special time. The confluence of many things has brought forth the clear need to be able to articulate the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church in a way that is accessible and applicable. This is not to be an effort where high-minded theories are to be bandied about. Rather, this is a time of opportunity wherein we can apply the Social Doctrine to the concrete so as to bring about a New Kingdom, a Revolution. – Omar G.
Also visit Omar’s “Discerning Hearts” page Catholic Social Teaching 101  

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=24328 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip312-dr-kevin-starr-contiental-ambitions-inside-pages/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip312-dr-kevin-starr-contiental-ambitions-inside-pages/feed/ 0 <p>IP#312 Dr. Kevin Starr – Contiental Ambitions on Inside the Pages from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo. For the Audio only: What a delight to speak with Dr. Kevin Starr about “Continental Ambitions: Roman Catholics in North America: the Colonial Experience”!  This volume is a  beautifully massive work of “historical art”; so thorough and engaging, I ... <a title="IP#312 Dr. Kevin Starr – Contiental Ambitions on Inside the Pages" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip312-dr-kevin-starr-contiental-ambitions-inside-pages/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip312-dr-kevin-starr-contiental-ambitions-inside-pages/">IP#312 Dr. Kevin Starr – Contiental Ambitions 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/ip302-mike-aquilina-world-ben-hur-inside-pages/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#302 Mike Aquilina – The World of Ben Hur on Inside the Pages">IP#302 Mike Aquilina – The World of Ben Hur on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip134-dr-thomas-kidd-patrick-henry-first-among-patriots-on-inside-the-pages-2/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#134 Dr. Thomas Kidd – Patrick Henry: First Among Patriots on Inside the Pages">IP#134 Dr. Thomas Kidd – Patrick Henry: First Among Patriots on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/18963/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#280 Fr. Peter Mitchell – “The Coup at Catholic University” on Inside the Pages">IP#280 Fr. Peter Mitchell – “The Coup at Catholic University” on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip307-michael-oneill-exploring-miraculous-inside-pages/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#307 – Michael O’Neill – Exploring the Miraculous on Inside the Pages">IP#307 – Michael O’Neill – Exploring the Miraculous on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip311-vivian-dudro-grzegorz-gornys-three-kings-ten-mysteries-inside-pages/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#311 Vivian Dudro – Grzegorz Gorny’s Three Kings, Ten Mysteries on Inside the Pages">IP#311 Vivian Dudro – Grzegorz Gorny’s Three Kings, Ten Mysteries on Inside the Pages </a></li> </ol> </div>

IP#312 Dr. Kevin Starr – Contiental Ambitions on Inside the Pages from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo.

For the Audio only:

What a delight to speak with Dr. Kevin Starr about “Continental Ambitions: Roman Catholics in North America: the Colonial Experience”!  This volume is a  beautifully massive work of “historical art”; so thorough and engaging, I couldn’t stop turning the pages!  Dr. Starr is a master storyteller.  It’s as though he has you on a high precipice overlooking a grand vista, and with the broad swipe of his arm, he points out all the personalities and movements shaping an ever changing view. And during our conversation, it was an absolute joy to hear the enthusiasm and love he has for history and for this particular subject.  I simply cannot recommend this book more highly!

You can find the book here

“These accounts of a human drama heroic and villainous, saintly and sanguineous, are a feast for the historian and, more importantly, food for our generation starved of the story of its own past. The romantic whose knowledge is airbrushed and the cynic whose knowledge is cobbled together with clichés will jointly be challenged. For everyone, reading this book could be a transforming experience, and a delight as well.”
Fr. George Rutler, Author, He Spoke to Us: Discerning God in People and Events

“To see in one book the history of Catholics in the New World, its glories and its tragedies, is almost like reading a secret history of a lost tribe. Kevin Starr s magisterial narration of European Catholic presence in North America the Norse, the Spanish, the French, the English, plus a few others is a contribution of the first order to our understanding of the whole foundation of this land of the free.”
James V. Schall, S.J. Professor Emeritus, Georgetown University

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ IP#312 Dr. Kevin Starr – Contiental Ambitions on Inside the Pages from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo. For the Audio only: What a delight to speak with Dr. Kevin Starr about “Continental Ambitions: Roman Catholics in North America: the Colonial Experience”...
IP#312 Dr. Kevin Starr – Contiental Ambitions on Inside the Pages from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo.
For the Audio only:
What a delight to speak with Dr. Kevin Starr about “Continental Ambitions: Roman Catholics in North America: the Colonial Experience”!  This volume is a  beautifully massive work of “historical art”; so thorough and engaging, I couldn’t stop turning the pages!  Dr. Starr is a master storyteller.  It’s as though he has you on a high precipice overlooking a grand vista, and with the broad swipe of his arm, he points out all the personalities and movements shaping an ever changing view. And during our conversation, it was an absolute joy to hear the enthusiasm and love he has for history and for this particular subject.  I simply cannot recommend this book more highly!

You can find the book here
“These accounts of a human drama heroic and villainous, saintly and sanguineous, are a feast for the historian and, more importantly, food for our generation starved of the story of its own past. The romantic whose knowledge is airbrushed and the cynic whose knowledge is cobbled together with clichés will jointly be challenged. For everyone, reading this book could be a transforming experience, and a delight as well.”
Fr. George Rutler, Author, He Spoke to Us: Discerning God in People and Events
“To see in one book the history of Catholics in the New World, its glories and its tragedies, is almost like reading a secret history of a lost tribe. Kevin Starr s magisterial narration of European Catholic presence in North America the Norse, the Spanish, the French, the English, plus a few others is a contribution of the first order to our understanding of the whole foundation of this land of the free.”
James V. Schall, S.J. Professor Emeritus, Georgetown University

http://www.discerninghearts.com/?p=11781 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-2/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-2/feed/ 0 <p>State openly that you desire to be devout. I do not say that you should assert that you are devout but that you desire to be devout. Do not be ashamed to practice the ordinary, necessary actions that bring us to the love of God. Acknowledge frankly that you are trying to meditate, that you would rather die than commit a mortal sin, that you are resolved to frequent the sacraments and to follow your director's advice. This candid confession of our desire to serve God and to consecrate ourselves entirely to His love is most acceptable to His Divine Majesty. (INT. V, Ch. 18; O. III, p. 365)</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-2/">St. Francis de Sales Novena Day 2</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/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-1/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Francis de Sales Novena Day 1">St. Francis de Sales Novena Day 1 </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/introduction-to-the-devout-life-by-st-francis-de-sales-audio-mp3-edition-chapter-9-the-first-meditation/" rel="bookmark" title="The First Meditation – Introduction to the Devout Life: Chapter 9 by St. Francis de Sales audio mp3 edition – Discerning Hearts">The First Meditation – Introduction to the Devout Life: Chapter 9 by St. Francis de Sales audio mp3 edition – Discerning Hearts </a></li> </ol> </div>

Day 2St.-Francis-de-sales-11

State openly that you desire to be devout. I do not say that you should assert that you are devout but that you desire to be devout. Do not be ashamed to practice the ordinary, necessary actions that bring us to the love of God. Acknowledge frankly that you are trying to meditate, that you would rather die than commit a mortal sin, that you are resolved to frequent the sacraments and to follow your director’s advice. This candid confession of our desire to serve God and to consecrate ourselves entirely to His love is most acceptable to His Divine Majesty. (INT. V, Ch. 18; O. III, p. 365)

O blessed Francis de Sales, who on earth did excel in a life of virtue,
especially in the love of God and neighbor,
I earnestly ask you to take me under your compassionate care and protection.
Obtain for me conversion of mind and heart.
Grant that all people,
especially (names of those whom you wish to include) may experience
the depth of God’s redeeming and healing love.
Teach me to fix my eyes on the things of heaven
even as I walk each day with my feet planted firmly on the earth.
Help me, through the practice of virtue and the pursuit of devotion,
to avoid anything that would otherwise cause me to stumble
in my attempt to follow Christ
and to be an instrument of the Holy Spirit.
Encouraged by your prayers and example,
help me to live fully my sacred dignity
with the hope of experiencing my sacred destiny:
eternal life with God.
Receive also this particular need or concern
that I now lift up in prayer. (mention your particular need).
O God, for the salvation of all,
you desired that St. Francis de Sales—
preacher, missionary, confessor, bishop and founder—
should befriend many long the road to salvation.
Mercifully grant that we,
infused with the humility and gentleness of his charity,
guided by his wisdom and sharing in his spirit
may experience eternal life.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Francis de Sales, pray for us.

For the complete 9 day St. Francis de Sales Novena visit here

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ State openly that you desire to be devout. I do not say that you should assert that you are devout but that you desire to be devout. Do not be ashamed to practice the ordinary, necessary actions that bring us to the love of God. State openly that you desire to be devout. I do not say that you should assert that you are devout but that you desire to be devout. Do not be ashamed to practice the ordinary, necessary actions that bring us to the love of God. Acknowledge frankly that you are trying to meditate, that you would rather die than commit a mortal sin, that you are resolved to frequent the sacraments and to follow your director's advice. This candid confession of our desire to serve God and to consecrate ourselves entirely to His love is most acceptable to His Divine Majesty. (INT. V, Ch. 18; O. III, p. 365) KM clean 2:55 DPD1 – “What is an “Examen” – The Daily Prayer of Discernment: The Examen Prayer w/ Fr. Timothy Gallagher – Discerning Hearts http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dpd1-examen-daily-prayer-discernment-examen-prayer-w-fr-timothy-gallagher/ Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:09:42 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/?p=12172 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dpd1-examen-daily-prayer-discernment-examen-prayer-w-fr-timothy-gallagher/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dpd1-examen-daily-prayer-discernment-examen-prayer-w-fr-timothy-gallagher/feed/ 0 <p>Episode 1 – Serves as an introduction to the coming series and the Examen Prayer. Can we live with our spiritual eyes open to catch the action of God? The Examen Prayer is the one prayer St. Ignatius could not imagine doing without. You can't stand still in the spiritual life if you are praying the Examen Prayer.</p> <p>Father Timothy M. Gallagher, O.M.V., was ordained in 1979 as a member of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, a religious community dedicated to retreats and spiritual formation according to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Fr. Gallagher is featured on the EWTN series "Living the Discerning Life: The Spiritual Teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola".</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dpd1-examen-daily-prayer-discernment-examen-prayer-w-fr-timothy-gallagher/">DPD1 – “What is an “Examen” – The Daily Prayer of Discernment: The Examen Prayer w/ Fr. Timothy Gallagher – Discerning Hearts</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/dpd2-first-point-daily-prayer-discernment-examen-prayer-w-fr-timothy-gallagher/" rel="bookmark" title="DPD2 – The First Point – The Daily Prayer of Discernment: Examen Prayer w/ Fr. Timothy Gallagher – Discerning Hearts">DPD2 – The First Point – The Daily Prayer of Discernment: Examen Prayer w/ Fr. Timothy Gallagher – Discerning Hearts </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/11-ninth-rule-discernment-spirits-w-fr-timothy-gallagher-omv-video-podcasts/" rel="bookmark" title="#11 The Ninth Rule – The Discernment of Spirits /w Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV – Video Podcasts">#11 The Ninth Rule – The Discernment of Spirits /w Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV – Video Podcasts </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/12-tenth-rule-discernment-spirits-w-fr-timothy-gallagher-omv-video-podcasts/" rel="bookmark" title="#12 The Tenth Rule – The Discernment of Spirits /w Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV – Video Podcasts">#12 The Tenth Rule – The Discernment of Spirits /w Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV – Video Podcasts </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/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> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ba-v2-value-spiritual-reading-begin-fr-timothy-gallagher/" rel="bookmark" title="BA-V2 – The Value of Spiritual Reading – Begin Again with Fr. Timothy Gallagher">BA-V2 – The Value of Spiritual Reading – Begin Again with Fr. Timothy Gallagher </a></li> </ol> </div>

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Episode 1  Serves as an introduction to the coming series and the Examen Prayer.  BA6 - "Refuse to Accept Discouragement" - Begin Again: The Spiritual Legacy of Ven. Bruno Lanteri with Fr. Timothy Gallagher

Can we live with our spiritual eyes open to catch the action of God?  The Examen Prayer is the one prayer St. Ignatius could not imagine doing without.   You can’t stand still in the spiritual life if you are praying the Examen Prayer.   

As outlined from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola
(translated from the autograph by Fr. E. Mullan, S.J.  1909 in the public domain)

METHOD FOR MAKING THE GENERAL EXAMEN
It contains in it five Points.

First Point. The first Point is to give thanks to God our Lord for the benefits received.
Second Point. The second, to ask grace to know our sins and cast them out.
Third Point. The third, to ask account of our soul from the hour that we rose up to the present Examen, hour by hour, or period by period: and first as to thoughts, and then as to words, and then as to acts, in the same order as was mentioned in the Particular Examen.
Fourth Point. The fourth, to ask pardon of God our Lord for the faults.
Fifth Point. The fifth, to purpose amendment with His grace.

OUR FATHER.

Father Timothy M. Gallagher, O.M.V., was ordained in 1979 as a member of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, a religious community dedicated to retreats and spiritual formation according to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.  Fr. Gallagher is featured on the EWTN series “Living the Discerning Life:  The Spiritual Teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola”.  For more information on books and audio available for purchase from Fr. Timothy Gallagher check out his website: www.frtimothygallagher.org

 

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

 

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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Episode 1 – Serves as an introduction to the coming series and the Examen Prayer. Can we live with our spiritual eyes open to catch the action of God? The Examen Prayer is the one prayer St. Ignatius could not imagine doing without.
DPD1 – “What is an “Examen” – The Daily Prayer of Discernment: The Examen Prayer w/ Fr. Timothy Gallagher from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo.
Episode 1  Serves as an introduction to the coming series and the Examen Prayer.  
Can we live with our spiritual eyes open to catch the action of God?  The Examen Prayer is the one prayer St. Ignatius could not imagine doing without.   You can’t stand still in the spiritual life if you are praying the Examen Prayer.   
As outlined from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola

(translated from the autograph by Fr. E. Mullan, S.J.  1909 in the public domain)

METHOD FOR MAKING THE GENERAL EXAMEN

It contains in it five Points.
First Point. The first Point is to give thanks to God our Lord for the benefits received.
Second Point. The second, to ask grace to know our sins and cast them out.
Third Point. The third, to ask account of our soul from the hour that we rose up to the present Examen, hour by hour, or period by period: and first as to thoughts, and then as to words, and then as to acts, in the same order as was mentioned in the Particular Examen.
Fourth Point. The fourth, to ask pardon of God our Lord for the faults.
Fifth Point. The fifth, to purpose amendment with His grace.
OUR FATHER.

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

Fr. Timothy Gallagher’s “Discerning Hearts” page

 

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There is no clock, no matter how good it may be, that doesn’t need resetting and rewinding twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. In addition, at least once a year it must be taken apart to remove the dirt clogging it, straighten out bent parts and repair those worn out. In like manner, every morning and evening a person who really takes care of his heart must rewind it for God’s service by means of certain practices of piety. At least once a year he must take it apart and examine every piece in detail; that is, every affection and passion, in order to repair whatever defects there may be. (INT. Part 5, Ch. 1; O. III, p. 340)

 

O blessed Francis de Sales, who on earth did excel in a life of virtue,
especially in the love of God and neighbor,
I earnestly ask you to take me under your compassionate care and protection.
Obtain for me conversion of mind and heart.
Grant that all people,
especially (names of those whom you wish to include) may experience
the depth of God’s redeeming and healing love.
Teach me to fix my eyes on the things of heaven
even as I walk each day with my feet planted firmly on the earth.
Help me, through the practice of virtue and the pursuit of devotion,
to avoid anything that would otherwise cause me to stumble
in my attempt to follow Christ
and to be an instrument of the Holy Spirit.
Encouraged by your prayers and example,
help me to live fully my sacred dignity
with the hope of experiencing my sacred destiny:
eternal life with God.
Receive also this particular need or concern
that I now lift up in prayer. (mention your particular need).
O God, for the salvation of all,
you desired that St. Francis de Sales—
preacher, missionary, confessor, bishop and founder—
should befriend many long the road to salvation.
Mercifully grant that we,
infused with the humility and gentleness of his charity,
guided by his wisdom and sharing in his spirit
may experience eternal life.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Francis de Sales, pray for us.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Francis de Sales, pray for us.

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Day 1 - There is no clock, no matter how good it may be, that doesn't need resetting and rewinding twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. In addition, at least once a year it must be taken apart to remove the dirt clogging it, Day 1
There is no clock, no matter how good it may be, that doesn’t need resetting and rewinding twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. In addition, at least once a year it must be taken apart to remove the dirt clogging it, straighten out bent parts and repair those worn out. In like manner, every morning and evening a person who really takes care of his heart must rewind it for God’s service by means of certain practices of piety. At least once a year he must take it apart and examine every piece in detail; that is, every affection and passion, in order to repair whatever defects there may be. (INT. Part 5, Ch. 1; O. III, p. 340)
 
O blessed Francis de Sales, who on earth did excel in a life of virtue,

especially in the love of God and neighbor,

I earnestly ask you to take me under your compassionate care and protection.

Obtain for me conversion of mind and heart.

Grant that all people,

especially (names of those whom you wish to include) may experience

the depth of God’s redeeming and healing love.

Teach me to fix my eyes on the things of heaven

even as I walk each day with my feet planted firmly on the earth.

Help me, through the practice of virtue and the pursuit of devotion,

to avoid anything that would otherwise cause me to stumble

in my attempt to follow Christ

and to be an instrument of the Holy Spirit.

Encouraged by your prayers and example,

help me to live fully my sacred dignity

with the hope of experiencing my sacred destiny:

eternal life with God.

Receive also this particular need or concern

that I now lift up in prayer. (mention your particular need).

O God, for the salvation of all,

you desired that St. Francis de Sales—

preacher, missionary, confessor, bishop and founder—

should befriend many long the road to salvation.

Mercifully grant that we,

infused with the humility and gentleness of his charity,

guided by his wisdom and sharing in his spirit

may experience eternal life.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
St. Francis de Sales, pray for us.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
St. Francis de Sales, pray for us.

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Msgr. Esseff asks the question, “Do you truly know how to pray?” He then brings forward a basic of prayer, R.I.M.: Relationship, Identity, and Mission. He breaks this open for us in a concrete, practical way using, among other things, the “Our Father.”

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Msgr. Esseff asks the question, “Do you truly know how to pray?” He then brings forward a basic of prayer, R.I.M.: Relationship, Identity, and Mission. He breaks this open for us in a concrete, practical way using, among other things, the “Our Father.”


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IP#295 Dr. Peter Kreeft – How to be Holy on Inside the Pages http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip295-dr-peter-kreeft-how-to-be-holy-on-inside-the-pages/ Sat, 31 Dec 2016 09:21:25 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=21323 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip295-dr-peter-kreeft-how-to-be-holy-on-inside-the-pages/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip295-dr-peter-kreeft-how-to-be-holy-on-inside-the-pages/feed/ 0 <p>Once again a spiritual classic has been given to us from the prolific Catholic philosopher Dr. Peter Kreeft!. "How to be Holy: First Steps in Becoming a Saint" derives it's direction from the incredible "Abandonment to Divine Providence" by Jean-Pierre de Caussade, S.J. and it's simple message that God reveals himself through the daily events of our lives. How we respond is the key to faith and our opportunity to grow in holiness. Do you place your trust the Father's will? Can you respond in love? Do you truly believe Romans 8:28 "We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to his purpose" (RSV)? To be holy, we must take the first step...Dr. Kreeft shows us the way. Outstanding!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip295-dr-peter-kreeft-how-to-be-holy-on-inside-the-pages/">IP#295 Dr. Peter Kreeft – How to be Holy 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/ip289-fr-robert-spitzer-s-j-the-souls-upward-yearning-on-inside-the-pages/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#289 Fr. Robert Spitzer S.J. – The Souls Upward Yearning on Inside the Pages pt 1">IP#289 Fr. Robert Spitzer S.J. – The Souls Upward Yearning on Inside the Pages pt 1 </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip291-robert-royal-a-deeper-vision-on-inside-the-pages/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#291 Robert Royal – A Deeper Vision on Inside the Pages">IP#291 Robert Royal – A Deeper Vision on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip290-fr-robert-spitzer-s-j-souls-upward-yearning-inside-pages-pt-2/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#290 Fr. Robert Spitzer S.J. – The Souls Upward Yearning on Inside the Pages pt 2">IP#290 Fr. Robert Spitzer S.J. – The Souls Upward Yearning on Inside the Pages pt 2 </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip304-fr-ed-broom-o-m-v-humdrum-holy-inside-pages/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#304 Fr. Ed Broom, O.M.V. – From Humdrum to Holy on Inside the Pages">IP#304 Fr. Ed Broom, O.M.V. – From Humdrum to Holy on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip287-dr-christopher-kaczor-the-gospel-of-happiness-on-inside-the-pages/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#287 Dr. Christopher Kaczor – The Gospel of Happiness on Inside the Pages">IP#287 Dr. Christopher Kaczor – The Gospel of Happiness on Inside the Pages </a></li> </ol> </div>

Inside the Pages – How to be Holy with Peter Kreeft from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo.

Peter KreeftOnce again a spiritual classic has been given to us from the prolific Catholic philosopher Dr. Peter Kreeft!.  “How to be Holy: First Steps in Becoming a Saint” derives it’s direction from the incredible “Abandonment to Divine Providence” by Jean-Pierre de Caussade, S.J.  and it’s simple message that God reveals himself through the daily events of our lives.  How we respond is the key to faith and our opportunity to grow in holiness.  Do you place your trust the Father’s will?  Can you respond in love?  Do you truly believe Romans 8:28 “We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to his purpose” (RSV)?  To be holy, we must take the first step…Dr. Kreeft shows us the way.  Outstanding!

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You can find the book here

From the book description:

The ever-popular and prolific Peter Kreeft says that the most important question he has written about is how one becomes holy; or to put it another way, how one becomes a saint. This question is central to all the great religions, Kreeft demonstrates, for striving toward holiness, moving toward perfect love, is the whole purpose of life.

Kreeft admits that he is only a beginner on the climb to holiness, and it is to novices like him that he has written this engaging and encouraging book. Using the insights and experiences of saints and great spiritual writers throughout history, Kreeft shows what holiness is and how it can be achieved.

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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Once again a spiritual classic has been given to us from the prolific Catholic philosopher Dr. Peter Kreeft!. "How to be Holy: First Steps in Becoming a Saint" derives it's direction from the incredible "Abandonment to Divine Providence" by Jean-Pierr...
Inside the Pages – How to be Holy with Peter Kreeft from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo.
Once again a spiritual classic has been given to us from the prolific Catholic philosopher Dr. Peter Kreeft!.  “How to be Holy: First Steps in Becoming a Saint” derives it’s direction from the incredible “Abandonment to Divine Providence” by Jean-Pierre de Caussade, S.J.  and it’s simple message that God reveals himself through the daily events of our lives.  How we respond is the key to faith and our opportunity to grow in holiness.  Do you place your trust the Father’s will?  Can you respond in love?  Do you truly believe Romans 8:28 “We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to his purpose” (RSV)?  To be holy, we must take the first step…Dr. Kreeft shows us the way.  Outstanding!

 
You can find the book here
From the book description:

The ever-popular and prolific Peter Kreeft says that the most important question he has written about is how one becomes holy; or to put it another way, how one becomes a saint. This question is central to all the great religions, Kreeft demonstrates, for striving toward holiness, moving toward perfect love, is the whole purpose of life.
Kreeft admits that he is only a beginner on the climb to holiness, and it is to novices like him that he has written this engaging and encouraging book. Using the insights and experiences of saints and great spiritual writers throughout history, Kreeft shows what holiness is and how it can be achieved.


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Introduction to the Devout Life
By
St. Francis de Sales

read by Omar F. A. Guiterrez

Chapter 11 – The Fourth Meditation:

For the pdf containing the complete text and footnotes click here

Other audio meditations from the Introduction to the Devout Life

On Sin

Preparation.
1. PLACE yourself in the Presence of God.
2. Ask Him to inspire your heart.

Considerations.
1. Consider how long it is since you first began to commit sin, and how since that first beginning sin has multiplied in your heart; how every day has added to the number of your sins against God, against yourself and against your neighbour, by deed, word, thought and desire.
2. Consider your evil tendencies, and how far you have followed them. These two points will show you that your sins are more in number than the hairs of your head, or the sand on the seashore.
3. Apart from sin, consider your ingratitude towards God, which is in itself a sin enfolding all the others, and adding to their enormity: consider the gifts which God has given you, and which you have turned against the Giver; especially the inspirations you have neglected, and the promptings to good which you have frustrated. Review the many Sacraments you have received, and see where are their fruits. Where are the precious jewels wherewith your Heavenly Bridegroom decked you? With what preparation have you received them? Reflect upon the ingratitude with which, while God sought to save you, you have fled from Him and rushed upon destruction.

Affections and Resolutions.
1. Humble yourself in your wretchedness. O my God, how dare I come before Thine Eyes? I am but a corrupt being, a very sink of ingratitude and wickedness. Can it be that I have been so disloyal, that not one sense, not one faculty but has been sullied and stained;—not one day has passed but I have sinned before Thee? Was this a fitting return for all my Creator’s gifts, for my Redeemer’s Blood?
2. Ask pardon;—throw yourself at the Lord’s Feet as the prodigal son, as the Magdalene, as the woman convicted of adultery. Have mercy, Lord, on me a sinner! O Living Fountain of Mercy, have pity on me, unworthy as I am.
3. Resolve to do better. Lord, with the help of Thy Grace I will never again give myself up to sin. I have loved it too well;—henceforth I would abhor it and cleave to Thee. Father of Mercy, I would live and die to Thee.
4. In order to put away past sin, accuse yourself bravely of it, let there not be one sinful act which you do not bring to light.
5. Resolve to make every effort to tear up the roots of sin from your heart, especially this and that individual sin which troubles you most.
6. In order to do this, resolve stedfastly to follow the advice given you, and never think that you have done enough to atone for your past sin.

Conclusion.
1. Thank God for having waited till now for you, and for rousing these good intentions in your heart.
2. Offer Him all your heart to carry them to good effect. 3. Pray that He would strengthen you..

OUR FATHER, etc.
Gather the little spiritual bouquet.

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Introduction to the Devout Life By St. Francis de Sales read by Omar F. A. Guiterrez Chapter 11 – The Fourth Meditation: For the pdf containing the complete text and footnotes click here Other audio meditations from the Introduction to the Devout Life ...
Introduction to the Devout Life

By

St. Francis de Sales
read by Omar F. A. Guiterrez
Chapter 11 – The Fourth Meditation:
For the pdf containing the complete text and footnotes click here
Other audio meditations from the Introduction to the Devout Life

On Sin
Preparation.

1. PLACE yourself in the Presence of God.

2. Ask Him to inspire your heart.
Considerations.

1. Consider how long it is since you first began to commit sin, and how since that first beginning sin has multiplied in your heart; how every day has added to the number of your sins against God, against yourself and against your neighbour, by deed, word, thought and desire.

2. Consider your evil tendencies, and how far you have followed them. These two points will show you that your sins are more in number than the hairs of your head, or the sand on the seashore.

3. Apart from sin, consider your ingratitude towards God, which is in itself a sin enfolding all the others, and adding to their enormity: consider the gifts which God has given you, and which you have turned against the Giver; especially the inspirations you have neglected, and the promptings to good which you have frustrated. Review the many Sacraments you have received, and see where are their fruits. Where are the precious jewels wherewith your Heavenly Bridegroom decked you? With what preparation have you received them? Reflect upon the ingratitude with which, while God sought to save you, you have fled from Him and rushed upon destruction.
Affections and Resolutions.

1. Humble yourself in your wretchedness. O my God, how dare I come before Thine Eyes? I am but a corrupt being, a very sink of ingratitude and wickedness. Can it be that I have been so disloyal, that not one sense, not one faculty but has been sullied and stained;—not one day has passed but I have sinned before Thee? Was this a fitting return for all my Creator’s gifts, for my Redeemer’s Blood?

2. Ask pardon;—throw yourself at the Lord’s Feet as the prodigal son, as the Magdalene, as the woman convicted of adultery. Have mercy, Lord, on me a sinner! O Living Fountain of Mercy, have pity on me, unworthy as I am.

3. Resolve to do better. Lord, with the help of Thy Grace I will never again give myself up to sin. I have loved it too well;—henceforth I would abhor it and cleave to Thee. Father of Mercy, I would live and die to Thee.

4. In order to put away past sin, accuse yourself bravely of it, let there not be one sinful act which you do not bring to light.

5. Resolve to make every effort to tear up the roots of sin from your heart, especially this and that individual sin which troubles you most.

6. In order to do this, resolve stedfastly to follow the advice given you, and never think that you have done enough to atone for your past sin.
Conclusion.

1. Thank God for having waited till now for you, and for rousing these good intentions in your heart.

2. Offer Him all your heart to carry them to good effect. 3. Pray that He would strengthen you..
OUR FATHER, etc.

Gather the little spiritual bouquet.


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Msgr. Esseff reflects on the importance of the family in our lives.  He shares two very personal stories to offer insight on the role of fathers in the heart of each family.

Reading 2 Col 3:12-21

Brothers and sisters:
Put on, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved,
heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience,
bearing with one another and forgiving one another,
if one has a grievance against another;
as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do.
And over all these put on love,
that is, the bond of perfection.
And let the peace of Christ control your hearts,
the peace into which you were also called in one body.
And be thankful.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly,
as in all wisdom you teach and admonish one another,
singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs
with gratitude in your hearts to God.
And whatever you do, in word or in deed,
do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God the Father through him.Wives, be subordinate to your husbands,
as is proper in the Lord.
Husbands, love your wives,
and avoid any bitterness toward them.
Children, obey your parents in everything,
for this is pleasing to the Lord.
Fathers, do not provoke your children,
so they may not become discouraged.

Msgr. John A. Esseff is a Roman Catholic priest in the Diocese of Scranton.  He was ordained on May 30, 1953, by the late Bishop William J. Hafey, D.D. at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton, PA.  Msgr. Esseff served a retreat director and confessor to St.  Teresa of Calcutta.    He continues to offer direction and retreats for the sisters of the Missionaries of Charity around the world.  Msgr. Esseff encountered St.  Padre Pio,  who would become a spiritual father to him.  He has lived in areas around the world,  serving in the Pontifical Missions, a Catholic organization established by St. Pope John Paul II to bring the Good News to the world especially to the poor.  Msgr. Esseff assisted the founders of the Institute for Priestly Formation and 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 reflects on the importance of the family in our lives. He shares two very personal stories to offer insight on the role of fathers in the heart of each family. Msgr. Esseff reflects on the importance of the family in our lives. He shares two very personal stories to offer insight on the role of fathers in the heart of each family. KM clean 27:37
POA-V12 Aids for the Battle Put On The Armor: A Manual for Spiritual Warfare with Dr. Paul Thigpen http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/poa-v12-aids-battle-put-armor-manual-spiritual-warfare-dr-paul-thigpen/ Fri, 30 Dec 2016 11:11:20 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=24130 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/poa-v12-aids-battle-put-armor-manual-spiritual-warfare-dr-paul-thigpen/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/poa-v12-aids-battle-put-armor-manual-spiritual-warfare-dr-paul-thigpen/feed/ 0 <p>Dr. Thigpen offers insights on the Manual for Spiritual Warfare :Put On The Armor - A Manual for Spiritual Warfare w/Dr. Paul Thigpen Ph.D. 2</p> <p>For in spite of all the witness of creation and of the salvific economy inherent in it, the spirit of darkness is capable of showing God as an enemy of his own creature, and in the first place as an enemy of man, as a source of danger and threat to man. In this way Satan manages to sow in man’s soul the seed of opposition to the one who “from the beginning” would be considered as man’s enemy— and not as Father. Man is challenged to become the adversary of God! The analysis of sin in its original dimension indicates that, through the influence of the “father of lies,” throughout the history of humanity there will be a constant pressure on man to reject God, even to the point of hating Him: “Love of self to the point of contempt for God,” as St. Augustine puts it. POPE JOHN PAUL II, DOMINUM ET VIVIFICANTEM (PAPAL ENCYCLICAL, 1986), 38</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/poa-v12-aids-battle-put-armor-manual-spiritual-warfare-dr-paul-thigpen/">POA-V12 Aids for the Battle Put On The Armor: A Manual for Spiritual Warfare with Dr. Paul Thigpen</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/poa-v6-know-weapons-pt-1-put-armor-manual-spiritual-warfare-dr-paul-thigpen-video/" rel="bookmark" title="POA-V6 “Know your Weapons” pt. 1 Put On The Armor: A Manual for Spiritual Warfare with Dr. Paul Thigpen – Video">POA-V6 “Know your Weapons” pt. 1 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/poa5-know-your-commander-and-comrades-put-on-the-armor-a-manual-for-spiritual-warfare-wdr-paul-thigpen-ph-d-2/" rel="bookmark" title="POA5 – “Know your Commander and Comrades” – Put On The Armor – A Manual for Spiritual Warfare w/Dr. Paul Thigpen Ph.D.">POA5 – “Know your Commander and Comrades” – Put On The Armor – A Manual for Spiritual Warfare w/Dr. Paul Thigpen Ph.D. </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/poa7-know-your-weapons-pt-2-put-on-the-armor-a-manual-for-spiritual-warfare-wdr-paul-thigpen-ph-d/" rel="bookmark" title="POA7 – “Know your Weapons” pt. 2 – Put On The Armor – A Manual for Spiritual Warfare w/Dr. Paul Thigpen Ph.D.">POA7 – “Know your Weapons” pt. 2 – Put On The Armor – A Manual for Spiritual Warfare w/Dr. Paul Thigpen Ph.D. </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/poa8-know-your-weapons-pt-3-put-on-the-armor-a-manual-for-spiritual-warfare-wdr-paul-thigpen-ph-d/" rel="bookmark" title="POA8 – “Know your Weapons” pt. 3 – Put On The Armor – A Manual for Spiritual Warfare w/Dr. Paul Thigpen Ph.D.">POA8 – “Know your Weapons” pt. 3 – Put On The Armor – A Manual for Spiritual Warfare w/Dr. Paul Thigpen Ph.D. </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/poa-v10-know-weapons-pt-4-put-armor-manual-spiritual-warfare-dr-paul-thigpen/" rel="bookmark" title="POA-V10 “Know your Armor – The Virtues” Put On The Armor: A Manual for Spiritual Warfare with Dr. Paul Thigpen">POA-V10 “Know your Armor – The Virtues” Put On The Armor: A Manual for Spiritual Warfare with Dr. Paul Thigpen </a></li> </ol> </div>

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For in spite of all the witness of creation and of the salvific economy inherent in it, the spirit of darkness is capable of showing God as an enemy of his own creature, and in the first place as an enemy of man, as a source of danger and threat to man. In this way Satan manages to sow in man’s soul the seed of opposition to the one who “from the beginning” would be considered as man’s enemy— and not as Father. Man is challenged to become the adversary of God! The analysis of sin in its original dimension indicates that, through the influence of the “father of lies,” throughout the history of humanity there will be a constant pressure on man to reject God, even to the point of hating Him: “Love of self to the point of contempt for God,” as St. Augustine puts it. POPE JOHN PAUL II, DOMINUM ET VIVIFICANTEM (PAPAL ENCYCLICAL, 1986), 38

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Dr. Thigpen offers insights on the Manual for Spiritual Warfare :

For in spite of all the witness of creation and of the salvific economy inherent in it, the spirit of darkness is capable of showing God as an enemy of his own creature, and in the first place as an enemy of man, as a source of danger and threat to man. In this way Satan manages to sow in man’s soul the seed of opposition to the one who “from the beginning” would be considered as man’s enemy— and not as Father. Man is challenged to become the adversary of God! The analysis of sin in its original dimension indicates that, through the influence of the “father of lies,” throughout the history of humanity there will be a constant pressure on man to reject God, even to the point of hating Him: “Love of self to the point of contempt for God,” as St. Augustine puts it. POPE JOHN PAUL II, DOMINUM ET VIVIFICANTEM (PAPAL ENCYCLICAL, 1986), 38

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Chap 31 The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus Mp3 audio http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/chap-31-life-st-teresa-jesus-mp3-audio/ Fri, 30 Dec 2016 10:58:32 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=24128 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/chap-31-life-st-teresa-jesus-mp3-audio/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/chap-31-life-st-teresa-jesus-mp3-audio/feed/ 0 <p>Chapter 31</p> <p>Of certain outward Temptations and Appearances of Satan—Of the Sufferings thereby occasioned—Counsels for those who go on unto Perfection</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/chap-31-life-st-teresa-jesus-mp3-audio/">Chap 31 The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus Mp3 audio</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/chap-2-the-life-of-st-teresa-of-jesus-mp3-audio/" rel="bookmark" title="Chap 2 – The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus – Mp3 audio">Chap 2 – The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus – Mp3 audio </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/chap-6-the-life-of-st-teresa-of-jesus-mp3-audio/" rel="bookmark" title="Chap 6 – The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus – Mp3 audio">Chap 6 – The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus – Mp3 audio </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/chap-21-life-st-teresa-jesus-mp3-audio/" rel="bookmark" title="Chap 21 – The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus – Mp3 audio">Chap 21 – The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus – Mp3 audio </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/chap-22-life-st-teresa-jesus-mp3-audio/" rel="bookmark" title="Chap 22 – The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus – Mp3 audio">Chap 22 – The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus – Mp3 audio </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/chap-26-life-st-teresa-jesus-mp3-audio/" rel="bookmark" title="Chap 26 – The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus – Mp3 audio">Chap 26 – The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus – Mp3 audio </a></li> </ol> </div>
The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus,
of the Order of Our Lady of Carmel

Chapter 31St.-Teresa-of-Avila

Of certain outward Temptations and Appearances of Satan—Of the Sufferings thereby occasioned—Counsels for those who go on unto Perfection

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The Life
St. Teresa of Jesus,
of the Order of Our Lady of Carmel.
Written by Herself.
Translated from the Spanish by
David Lewis.
Third Edition Enlarged

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of the Order of Our Lady of Carmel
Chapter 31

Of certain outward Temptations and Appearances of Satan—Of the Sufferings thereby occasioned—Counsels for those who go on unto Perfection
For the pdf containing the complete text and footnotes click here
For other chapters of the audio book visit: The Life of Teresa of Avila (autobiography) audio page
The Life

St. Teresa of Jesus,

of the Order of Our Lady of Carmel.

Written by Herself.

Translated from the Spanish by

David Lewis.

Third Edition Enlarged

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KM clean 37:37 Nazareth, a model Bl. Pope Paul VI from the Office of Readings http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/nazareth-model-bl-pope-paul-vi-office-readings/ Fri, 30 Dec 2016 10:57:27 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=24133 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/nazareth-model-bl-pope-paul-vi-office-readings/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/nazareth-model-bl-pope-paul-vi-office-readings/feed/ 0 <p>From an address by Pope Paul VI Nazareth, a model Nazareth is a kind of school where we may begin to discover what Christ’s life was like and even to understand his Gospel. Here we can observe and ponder the simple appeal of the way God’s Son came to be known, profound yet full of ... <a title="Nazareth, a model Bl. Pope Paul VI from the Office of Readings" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/nazareth-model-bl-pope-paul-vi-office-readings/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/nazareth-model-bl-pope-paul-vi-office-readings/">Nazareth, a model Bl. Pope Paul VI from the Office of Readings</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> From an address by Pope Paul VI

Nazareth, a model

Nazareth is a kind of school where we may begin to discover what Christ’s life was like and even to understand his Gospel. Here we can observe and ponder the simple appeal of the way God’s Son came to be known, profound yet full of hidden meaning. And gradually we may even learn to imitate him.

Here we can learn to realise who Christ really is. And here we can sense and take account of the conditions and circumstances that surrounded and affected his life on earth: the places, the tenor of the times, the culture, the language, religious customs, in brief, everything which Jesus used to make himself known to the world. Here everything speaks to us, everything has meaning. Here we can learn the importance of spiritual discipline for all who wish to follow Christ and to live by the teachings of his Gospel.

How I would like to return to my childhood and attend the simple yet profound school that is Nazareth! How wonderful to be close to Mary, learning again the lesson of the true meaning of life, learning again God’s truths. But here we are only on pilgrimage. Time presses and I must set aside my desire to stay and carry on my education in the Gospel, for that education is never finished. But I cannot leave without recalling, briefly and in passing; some thoughts I take with me from Nazareth.

First, we learn from its silence. If only we could once again appreciate its great value. We need this wonderful state of mind, beset as we are by the cacophony of strident protests and conflicting claims so characteristic of these turbulent times. The silence of Nazareth should teach us how to meditate in peace and quiet, to reflect on the deeply spiritual, and to be open to the voice of God’s inner wisdom and the counsel of his true teachers. Nazareth can teach us the value of study and preparation, of meditation, of a well-ordered personal spiritual life, and of silent prayer that is known only to God.

Second, we learn about family life. May Nazareth serve as a model of what the family should be. May it show us the family’s holy and enduring character and exemplify its basic function in society: a community of love and sharing, beautiful for the problems it poses and the rewards it brings, in sum, the perfect setting for rearing children – and for this there is no substitute.

Finally, in Nazareth, the home of a craftsman’s son, we learn about work and the discipline it entails. I would especially like to recognise its value – demanding yet redeeming – and to give it proper respect. I would remind everyone that work has its own dignity. On the other hand, it is not an end in itself. Its value and free character, however, derive not only from its place in the economic system, as they say, but rather from the purpose it serves.

In closing, may I express my deep regard for people everywhere who work for a living. To them I would point out their great model, Christ their brother, our Lord and God, who is their prophet in every cause that promotes their well being.

 

Excerpts from the English translation of The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes) © 1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.

 

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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ From an address by Pope Paul VI Nazareth, a model Nazareth is a kind of school where we may begin to discover what Christ’s life was like and even to understand his Gospel. Here we can observe and ponder the simple appeal of the way God’s Son came to b... From an address by Pope Paul VI

Nazareth, a model

Nazareth is a kind of school where we may begin to discover what Christ’s life was like and even to understand his Gospel. Here we can observe and ponder the simple appeal of the way God’s Son came to be known, profound yet full of hidden meaning. And gradually we may even learn to imitate him.
Here we can learn to realise who Christ really is. And here we can sense and take account of the conditions and circumstances that surrounded and affected his life on earth: the places, the tenor of the times, the culture, the language, religious customs, in brief, everything which Jesus used to make himself known to the world. Here everything speaks to us, everything has meaning. Here we can learn the importance of spiritual discipline for all who wish to follow Christ and to live by the teachings of his Gospel.
How I would like to return to my childhood and attend the simple yet profound school that is Nazareth! How wonderful to be close to Mary, learning again the lesson of the true meaning of life, learning again God’s truths. But here we are only on pilgrimage. Time presses and I must set aside my desire to stay and carry on my education in the Gospel, for that education is never finished. But I cannot leave without recalling, briefly and in passing; some thoughts I take with me from Nazareth.
First, we learn from its silence. If only we could once again appreciate its great value. We need this wonderful state of mind, beset as we are by the cacophony of strident protests and conflicting claims so characteristic of these turbulent times. The silence of Nazareth should teach us how to meditate in peace and quiet, to reflect on the deeply spiritual, and to be open to the voice of God’s inner wisdom and the counsel of his true teachers. Nazareth can teach us the value of study and preparation, of meditation, of a well-ordered personal spiritual life, and of silent prayer that is known only to God.
Second, we learn about family life. May Nazareth serve as a model of what the family should be. May it show us the family’s holy and enduring character and exemplify its basic function in society: a community of love and sharing, beautiful for the problems it poses and the rewards it brings, in sum, the perfect setting for rearing children – and for this there is no substitute.
Finally, in Nazareth, the home of a craftsman’s son, we learn about work and the discipline it entails. I would especially like to recognise its value – demanding yet redeeming – and to give it proper respect. I would remind everyone that work has its own dignity. On the other hand, it is not an end in itself. Its value and free character, however, derive not only from its place in the economic system, as they say, but rather from the purpose it serves.
In closing, may I express my deep regard for people everywhere who work for a living. To them I would point out their great model, Christ their brother, our Lord and God, who is their prophet in every cause that promotes their well being.
 


Excerpts from the English translation of The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes) © 1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.
 


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BA-V4 The Importance of a Spiritual Program Begin Again with Fr. Timothy Gallagher http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ba-v4-importance-spiritual-program-begin-fr-timothy-gallagher/ Thu, 29 Dec 2016 18:08:07 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=24106 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ba-v4-importance-spiritual-program-begin-fr-timothy-gallagher/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ba-v4-importance-spiritual-program-begin-fr-timothy-gallagher/feed/ 0 <p>In this episode, Fr. Timothy Gallagher discusses the influence of Fr. Nikolaus Joseph Albert von Diesbach on the young Bruno Lanteri. An encounter with a good spiritual book facilitates the conversion of Fr. Diesbach at a critical time in his life. Spiritual reading and the use of “media” of the time is a precursor to what we now call the “New Evangelization.” That use of Spiritual reading to aid in conversion and growth in the spiritual life is discussed in depth by Fr. Gallagher. He also reflects on a moment of great suffering in the life of Fr. Diesbach, which became a time of tremendous grace, but subsequently, for others as well.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ba-v4-importance-spiritual-program-begin-fr-timothy-gallagher/">BA-V4 The Importance of a Spiritual Program 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/11-ninth-rule-discernment-spirits-w-fr-timothy-gallagher-omv-video-podcasts/" rel="bookmark" title="#11 The Ninth Rule – The Discernment of Spirits /w Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV – Video Podcasts">#11 The Ninth Rule – The Discernment of Spirits /w Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV – Video Podcasts </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/12-tenth-rule-discernment-spirits-w-fr-timothy-gallagher-omv-video-podcasts/" rel="bookmark" title="#12 The Tenth Rule – The Discernment of Spirits /w Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV – Video Podcasts">#12 The Tenth Rule – The Discernment of Spirits /w Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV – Video Podcasts </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/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> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/14-twelfth-rule-discernment-spirits-w-fr-timothy-gallagher-omv-video-podcasts/" rel="bookmark" title="14 – The Twelfth Rule – The Discernment of Spirits /w Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV – Video Podcasts">14 – The Twelfth Rule – The Discernment of Spirits /w Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV – Video Podcasts </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ba-v3-crucible-suffering-gift-faith-begin-fr-timothy-gallagher/" rel="bookmark" title="BA-V3 – The Crucible of Suffering and the Gift of Faith – Begin Again with Fr. Timothy Gallagher">BA-V3 – The Crucible of Suffering and the Gift of Faith – Begin Again with Fr. Timothy Gallagher </a></li> </ol> </div>

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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 influence of Fr. Nikolaus Joseph Albert von Diesbach on the young Bruno Lanteri. An encounter with a good spiritual book facilitates the conversion of Fr. Diesbach at a critical time in his life. Spiritual reading and the use of “media” of the time is a precursor to what we now call the “New Evangelization.” That use of Spiritual reading to aid in conversion and growth in the spiritual life is discussed in depth by Fr. Gallagher. He also reflects on a moment of great suffering in the life of Fr. Diesbach, which became a time of tremendous grace, but subsequently, for others as well.

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

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ In this episode, Fr. Timothy Gallagher discusses the influence of Fr. Nikolaus Joseph Albert von Diesbach on the young Bruno Lanteri. An encounter with a good spiritual book facilitates the conversion of Fr. Diesbach at a critical time in his life.
The Importance of a Spiritual Program – Begin Again /w Fr. Timothy Gallagher – Ep. 4 from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo.

In this episode, Fr. Timothy Gallagher discusses the influence of Fr. Nikolaus Joseph Albert von Diesbach on the young Bruno Lanteri. An encounter with a good spiritual book facilitates the conversion of Fr. Diesbach at a critical time in his life. Spiritual reading and the use of “media” of the time is a precursor to what we now call the “New Evangelization.” That use of Spiritual reading to aid in conversion and growth in the spiritual life is discussed in depth by Fr. Gallagher. He also reflects on a moment of great suffering in the life of Fr. Diesbach, which became a time of tremendous grace, but subsequently, for others as well.
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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The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus,
of the Order of Our Lady of Carmel

Chapter 30St.-Teresa-of-Avila

St. Peter of Alcantara Comforts the Saint. Great Temptations and Interior Trials.

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The Life
St. Teresa of Jesus,
of the Order of Our Lady of Carmel.
Written by Herself.
Translated from the Spanish by
David Lewis.
Third Edition Enlarged

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of the Order of Our Lady of Carmel
Chapter 30

St. Peter of Alcantara Comforts the Saint. Great Temptations and Interior Trials.
For the pdf containing the complete text and footnotes click here
For other chapters of the audio book visit: The Life of Teresa of Avila (autobiography) audio page
The Life

St. Teresa of Jesus,

of the Order of Our Lady of Carmel.

Written by Herself.

Translated from the Spanish by

David Lewis.

Third Edition Enlarged

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KM clean 35:46 DC-V5 St. Basil the Great – The Doctors of the Church w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson – Video Podcast http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dc-v5-st-basil-great-doctors-church-w-dr-matthew-bunson-video-podcast/ Thu, 29 Dec 2016 14:49:37 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=23993 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dc-v5-st-basil-great-doctors-church-w-dr-matthew-bunson-video-podcast/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dc-v5-st-basil-great-doctors-church-w-dr-matthew-bunson-video-podcast/feed/ 0 <p>DC5 St. Basil the Great – The Doctors of the Church: The Charism of Wisdom with Dr. Matthew Bunson from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo. Born: 330 AD, Kayseri, Turkey Died: January 1, 379 AD, Kayseri, Turkey Siblings: Gregory of Nyssa, Macrina the Younger, Theosebia   For more on St. Basil the Great and his teachings Basil the Great – De Spiritu Sancto – Nine ... <a title="DC-V5 St. Basil the Great – The Doctors of the Church w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson – Video Podcast" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dc-v5-st-basil-great-doctors-church-w-dr-matthew-bunson-video-podcast/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dc-v5-st-basil-great-doctors-church-w-dr-matthew-bunson-video-podcast/">DC-V5 St. Basil the Great – The Doctors of the Church w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson – Video Podcast</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dc-v2-st-hilary-poitiers-doctors-church-w-dr-matthew-bunson-video-podcast/" rel="bookmark" title="DC-V2 St. Hilary of Poitiers – The Doctors of the Church w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson – Video Podcast">DC-V2 St. Hilary of Poitiers – The Doctors of the Church w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson – Video Podcast </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dc-v3-st-ephrem-syria-doctors-church-w-dr-matthew-bunson-video-podcast/" rel="bookmark" title="DC-V3 St. Ephrem of Syria – The Doctors of the Church w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson – Video Podcast">DC-V3 St. Ephrem of Syria – The Doctors of the Church w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson – Video Podcast </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dc-v4-st-cyril-jerusalem-doctors-church-w-dr-matthew-bunson-video-podcast/" rel="bookmark" title="DC-V4 St. Cyril of Jerusalem – The Doctors of the Church w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson – Video Podcast">DC-V4 St. Cyril of Jerusalem – The Doctors of the Church w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson – Video Podcast </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/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/rc3-case-christianity-resilient-church-w-mike-aquilina-2/" rel="bookmark" title="RC#3 – The Case for Christianity – The Resilient Church w/ Mike Aquilina">RC#3 – The Case for Christianity – The Resilient Church w/ Mike Aquilina </a></li> </ol> </div>

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Born: 330 AD, Kayseri, Turkey
Died: January 1, 379 AD, Kayseri, Turkey

Siblings: Gregory of Nyssa, Macrina the Younger, Theosebia
 

For more on St. Basil the Great and his teachings

From Vatican.va, an excerpt from the teachings of Pope Benedict XVI  General Audience 2007:

 

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.  He’s also the editor of OSV’s “The Catholic Answer” magazine.

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DC5 St. Basil the Great – The Doctors of the Church: The Charism of Wisdom with Dr. Matthew Bunson from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo.
Born: 330 AD, Kayseri, Turkey

Died: January 1, 379 AD, Kayseri, Turkey






Siblings: Gregory of Nyssa, Macrina the Younger, Theosebia




 
For more on St. Basil the Great and his teachings

Basil the Great

– De Spiritu Sancto

– Nine Homilies of Hexaemeron   – Letters








From Vatican.va, an excerpt from the teachings of Pope Benedict XVI  General Audience 2007:

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


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Vivian Dudro

Another delightful conversation with editor, Vivian Dudro, about another great Ignatius Press book!  This time we discuss Grzegorz Gorny’s “Three Kings, Ten Mysteries:  The Secrets of Christmas and Epiphany.”  Not only do we discuss, the Wise Men of the Bible, but we also explore the importance of their presence and witness to our world today!  A beautiful book that is the perfect gift for anyone who is on the journey “seeking
Truth.”

You can find the book here

From the book description:

Were the Three Kings, or Magi, who the Bible says traveled to Bethlehem in search of the Christ Child real, historical figures or simply the stuff of legend?

For generations, the Magi have inspired art and music. Epiphany, the important Christian feast twelve days after Christmas, is a national holiday in many countries throughout the world. What lies at the heart of this celebration and is it still relevant today?

Turning to discoveries made by historians, scientists, and theologians, Polish author Grzegorz Górny answers these questions. With gorgeous four-color photographs on every page, he traces the mysteries of the Magi from the Gospel of Matthew to modern-day astronomy to revived Epiphany celebrations on the streets of secularized European capitals.
1. The Phantom Apostle
2. The Gospel’s Veracity
3. Messianic Prophecies
4. Magi or Kings?
5. The Magi’s Homeland
6. Jesus’ Birth Date
7. Signs in the Sky
8. Bethlehem’s Secrets
9. The Case of King Herod
10. The Oldest Feast

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Another delightful conversation with editor, Vivian Dudro, about another great Ignatius Press book!  This time we discuss Grzegorz Gorny’s “Three Kings, Ten Mysteries:  The Secrets of Christmas and Epiphany.”  Not only do we discuss, Another delightful conversation with editor, Vivian Dudro, about another great Ignatius Press book!  This time we discuss Grzegorz Gorny’s “Three Kings, Ten Mysteries:  The Secrets of Christmas and Epiphany.”  Not only do we discuss, the Wise Men of the Bible, but we also explore the importance of their presence and witness to our world today!  A beautiful book that is the perfect gift for anyone who is on the journey “seeking

Truth.”
You can find the book here
From the book description:

Were the Three Kings, or Magi, who the Bible says traveled to Bethlehem in search of the Christ Child real, historical figures or simply the stuff of legend?
For generations, the Magi have inspired art and music. Epiphany, the important Christian feast twelve days after Christmas, is a national holiday in many countries throughout the world. What lies at the heart of this celebration and is it still relevant today?
Turning to discoveries made by historians, scientists, and theologians, Polish author Grzegorz Górny answers these questions. With gorgeous four-color photographs on every page, he traces the mysteries of the Magi from the Gospel of Matthew to modern-day astronomy to revived Epiphany celebrations on the streets of secularized European capitals.

1. The Phantom Apostle

2. The Gospel’s Veracity

3. Messianic Prophecies

4. Magi or Kings?

5. The Magi’s Homeland

6. Jesus’ Birth Date

7. Signs in the Sky

8. Bethlehem’s Secrets

9. The Case of King Herod

10. The Oldest Feast


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From “Heaven in Faith: Day 10 Prayer 1” found in The Complete Works vol 1:

18. ….”The first sign of love is this: that Jesus has given us His flesh to eat and His blood to drink.” “The property of love is to be always giving and always receiving. Now this love ” of Christ is “generous. All that He has, all that He is, He gives; all that we have , all that we are, He takes away. He asks for more than we of our ourselves are capable of giving.”

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

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We would like to offer heartfelt thanks to Miriam Gutierrez for providing for us “the voice” of St. Elizabeth for this series

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

Anthony Lilles, S.T.D. is an associate professor and the academic dean of Saint John’s Seminary in Camarillo as well as the academic advisor for Juan Diego House of Priestly Formation for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. For over twenty years he served the Church in Northern Colorado where he joined and eventually served as dean of the founding faculty of Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver. Through the years, clergy, seminarians, religious and lay faithful have benefited from his lectures and retreat conferences on the Carmelite Doctors of the Church and the writings of St. Elisabeth of the Trinity.

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ From "Heaven in Faith: Day 10 Prayer 1" found in The Complete Works vol 1: - 18. ….”The first sign of love is this: that Jesus has given us His flesh to eat and His blood to drink.” “The property of love is to be always giving and always receiving.
BTP-V10 “Heaven in Faith” Day 5 Prayer 2” Beginning to Pray w/ Dr. Anthony Lilles from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo.
If you prefer, you can listen to the podcast

From “Heaven in Faith: Day 10 Prayer 1” found in The Complete Works vol 1:
18. ….”The first sign of love is this: that Jesus has given us His flesh to eat and His blood to drink.” “The property of love is to be always giving and always receiving. Now this love ” of Christ is “generous. All that He has, all that He is, He gives; all that we have , all that we are, He takes away. He asks for more than we of our ourselves are capable of giving.”
For other episodes in the series visit the Discerning Hearts page for Dr. Anthony Lilles

We would like to offer heartfelt thanks to Miriam Gutierrez for providing for us “the voice” of St. Elizabeth for this series
For other episodes in the series visit the Discerning Hearts page for Dr. Anthony Lilles
Anthony Lilles, S.T.D. is an associate professor and the academic dean of Saint John’s Seminary in Camarillo as well as the academic advisor for Juan Diego House of Priestly Formation for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. For over twenty years he served the Church in Northern Colorado where he joined and eventually served as dean of the founding faculty of Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver. Through the years, clergy, seminarians, religious and lay faithful have benefited from his lectures and retreat conferences on the Carmelite Doctors of the Church and the writings of St. Elisabeth of the Trinity.


http://www.discerninghearts.com/?p=13244 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/gwml22-j-r-r-tolkien-lord-rings-great-works-western-literature-joseph-pearce-2/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/gwml22-j-r-r-tolkien-lord-rings-great-works-western-literature-joseph-pearce-2/feed/ 0 <p>"In brief, however, the power of Tolkien lies in the way that he succeeds, through myth, in making the Tolkienunseen hand of providence felt by the reader. In his mythical creations, or sub-creations as he would call them, he shows how the unseen hand of God is felt far more forcefully in myth than it is ever felt in fiction. Paradoxically, fiction works with facts, albeit invented facts, whereas myth works with truth, albeit truth dressed in fancy disguises. Furthermore, since facts are physical and truth is metaphysical, myth, being metaphysical, is spiritual."--Joseph Pearce. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/gwml22-j-r-r-tolkien-lord-rings-great-works-western-literature-joseph-pearce-2/">GWML#22 – J.R.R. Tolkien “The Lord of the Rings” – Great Works in Western Literature with Joseph Pearce</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/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/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/gwml13-braham-stoker-and-dracula-great-works-in-western-literature-with-joseph-pearce/" rel="bookmark" title="GWML#13 Bram Stoker and “Dracula” – Great Works in Western Literature with Joseph Pearce – Discerning Hearts">GWML#13 Bram Stoker and “Dracula” – Great Works in Western Literature with Joseph Pearce – Discerning Hearts </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/gwml6-great-works-in-modern-literature-with-joseph-pearce-jonathan-swift-2/" rel="bookmark" title="GWML#6 Jonathan Swift and “Gulliver’s Travels” – Great Works in Western Literature with Joseph Pearce">GWML#6 Jonathan Swift and “Gulliver’s Travels” – Great Works in Western Literature with Joseph Pearce </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip222-joseph-pearce-shakespeare-on-love-on-inside-the-pages-2/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#222 Joseph Pearce – Shakespeare on Love on Inside the Pages">IP#222 Joseph Pearce – Shakespeare on Love on Inside the Pages </a></li> </ol> </div> GWML#11 William Shakespeare (Merchant of Venice and King Lear) - Great Works in Western Literature with Joseph Pearce - Discerning Hearts 2

“In brief, however, the power of Tolkien lies in the way that he succeeds, through myth, in making the unseen hand of providence felt by the reader. In his mythical creations or sub-creations, as he would call them, he shows how the unseen hand of God is felt far more forcefully in myth than it is ever felt in fiction. Paradoxically, fiction works with facts, albeit invented facts, whereas myth works with truth, albeit truth dressed in fancy disguises. Furthermore, since facts are physical and truth is metaphysical, myth, being metaphysical, is spiritual.”

–Joseph Pearce. “J.R.R. Tolkien: Truth and Myth.” Lay Witness (September 2001)  

Joseph Pearce is currently the Writer-in-Residence and Visiting Fellow at Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in Merrimack, New Hampshire. He is also Visiting Scholar at Mount Royal Academy in Sunapee, New Hampshire. He is also Visiting Scholar at Mount Royal Academy in Sunapee, New Hampshire. He is co-editor of the Saint Austin Review (or StAR), an international review of Christian culture, literature, and ideas published in England (Family Publications) and the United States (Sapientia Press). He is also the author of many books, including literary biographies of Solzhenitsyn, J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, G. K. Chesterton, and Oscar Wilde.

 

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ "In brief, however, the power of Tolkien lies in the way that he succeeds, through myth, in making the Tolkienunseen hand of providence felt by the reader. In his mythical creations, or sub-creations as he would call them,
“In brief, however, the power of Tolkien lies in the way that he succeeds, through myth, in making the unseen hand of providence felt by the reader. In his mythical creations or sub-creations, as he would call them, he shows how the unseen hand of God is felt far more forcefully in myth than it is ever felt in fiction. Paradoxically, fiction works with facts, albeit invented facts, whereas myth works with truth, albeit truth dressed in fancy disguises. Furthermore, since facts are physical and truth is metaphysical, myth, being metaphysical, is spiritual.”
–Joseph Pearce. “J.R.R. Tolkien: Truth and Myth.” Lay Witness (September 2001)  —

Joseph Pearce is currently the Writer-in-Residence and Visiting Fellow at Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in Merrimack, New Hampshire. He is also Visiting Scholar at Mount Royal Academy in Sunapee, New Hampshire. He is also Visiting Scholar at Mount Royal Academy in Sunapee, New Hampshire. He is co-editor of the Saint Austin Review (or StAR), an international review of Christian culture, literature, and ideas published in England (Family Publications) and the United States (Sapientia Press). He is also the author of many books, including literary biographies of Solzhenitsyn, J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, G. K. Chesterton, and Oscar Wilde.
 

http://www.discerninghearts.com/?p=6054 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip121-fr-larry-richards-surrender-on-inside-the-pages-2/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip121-fr-larry-richards-surrender-on-inside-the-pages-2/feed/ 0 <p>"Surrender! The Life Changing Power of Doing God's Will" is another outstanding offering from Fr. LarryRichards! From start to finish Fr. Larry challenges us to place Jesus Christ first in our lives and in our relationships with others and the world. Once we can do that, things begin to fall in place. Then he helps us to recognize the difference between God's will and our will, and to trust that His will be better for us if we trust, love and....SURRENDER!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip121-fr-larry-richards-surrender-on-inside-the-pages-2/">IP#121 Fr. Larry Richards – Surrender 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/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/ip139-paula-huston-simplifying-your-soul-on-inside-the-pages-2/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#139 Paula Huston – Simplifying Your Soul on Inside the Pages">IP#139 Paula Huston – Simplifying Your Soul on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip141-fr-michael-gaitley-mic-33-days-to-morning-glory-on-inside-the-pages-2/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#141 Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC – 33 Days to Morning Glory on Inside the Pages">IP#141 Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC – 33 Days to Morning Glory on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip166-fr-james-kubicki-s-j-a-heart-on-fire-on-inside-the-pages/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#166 Fr. James Kubicki S.J. – A Heart on Fire on Inside the Pages">IP#166 Fr. James Kubicki S.J. – A Heart on Fire on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip132-kevin-lowry-faith-at-work-on-inside-the-pages-2/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#132 Kevin Lowry – Faith at Work on Inside the Pages">IP#132 Kevin Lowry – Faith at Work on Inside the Pages </a></li> </ol> </div>

“Surrender! The Life Changing Power of Doing God’s Will” is another outstanding offering from Fr. Larry Richards!  From start to finish Fr. Larry challenges us to place Jesus Christ first in our lives and our relationships with others and the world.  Once we can do that, things begin to fall into place.  Then he helps us to recognize the difference between God’s will and our will, and to trust that His will be better for us if we trust, love and….SURRENDER!

Fr. Larry Richards is an engaging writer, who never fails to keep us hooked through the entire book.  This will be one of those books that you want to purchase at least two copies, because you’ll want to pass it on to another, and you’ll want to keep one for yourself for years to come.

 

You can find the book here

From the book description:

…Surrender outlines concrete steps you can take to dwell in peace. Simply put, God wants every one of us to be a saint which is a lot of work! It requires developing a plan for your life, in accordance with the Lord’s will.

Prayer is the key to this, as it opens the soul to hearing God’s voice and accepting his guidance. But prayer too requires discipline and planning. Father Richards is the life coach every one of us needs on the sidelines of our daily life the tough love coach who calls it like he sees it.

Allow yourself to move out of the driver seat and surrender to the one who knows all God.

 

 

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ "Surrender! The Life Changing Power of Doing God's Will" is another outstanding offering from Fr. LarryRichards! From start to finish Fr. Larry challenges us to place Jesus Christ first in our lives and in our relationships with others and the world...
“Surrender! The Life Changing Power of Doing God’s Will” is another outstanding offering from Fr. Larry Richards!  From start to finish Fr. Larry challenges us to place Jesus Christ first in our lives and our relationships with others and the world.  Once we can do that, things begin to fall into place.  Then he helps us to recognize the difference between God’s will and our will, and to trust that His will be better for us if we trust, love and….SURRENDER!
Fr. Larry Richards is an engaging writer, who never fails to keep us hooked through the entire book.  This will be one of those books that you want to purchase at least two copies, because you’ll want to pass it on to another, and you’ll want to keep one for yourself for years to come.
 
You can find the book here
From the book description:

…Surrender outlines concrete steps you can take to dwell in peace. Simply put, God wants every one of us to be a saint which is a lot of work! It requires developing a plan for your life, in accordance with the Lord’s will.
Prayer is the key to this, as it opens the soul to hearing God’s voice and accepting his guidance. But prayer too requires discipline and planning. Father Richards is the life coach every one of us needs on the sidelines of our daily life the tough love coach who calls it like he sees it.
Allow yourself to move out of the driver seat and surrender to the one who knows all God.

 
 


http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=24070 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/chap-29-life-st-teresa-jesus-mp3-audio/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/chap-29-life-st-teresa-jesus-mp3-audio/feed/ 0 <p>Chapter 29</p> <p>Of Visions—The Graces our Lord bestowed on the Saint—The Answers our Lord gave her for those who tried her</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/chap-29-life-st-teresa-jesus-mp3-audio/">Chap 29 – The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus – Mp3 audio</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/chap-18-life-st-teresa-jesus-mp3-audio/" rel="bookmark" title="Chap 18 – The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus – Mp3 audio">Chap 18 – The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus – Mp3 audio </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/chap-21-life-st-teresa-jesus-mp3-audio/" rel="bookmark" title="Chap 21 – The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus – Mp3 audio">Chap 21 – The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus – Mp3 audio </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/chap-22-life-st-teresa-jesus-mp3-audio/" rel="bookmark" title="Chap 22 – The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus – Mp3 audio">Chap 22 – The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus – Mp3 audio </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/chap-25-life-st-teresa-jesus-mp3-audio/" rel="bookmark" title="Chap 25 – The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus – Mp3 audio">Chap 25 – The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus – Mp3 audio </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/chap-26-life-st-teresa-jesus-mp3-audio/" rel="bookmark" title="Chap 26 – The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus – Mp3 audio">Chap 26 – The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus – Mp3 audio </a></li> </ol> </div>
The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus,
of the Order of Our Lady of Carmel

Chapter 29St.-Teresa-of-Avila

Of Visions—The Graces our Lord bestowed on the Saint—The Answers our Lord gave her for those who tried her

For the pdf containing the complete text and footnotes click here

For other chapters of the audio book visit: The Life of Teresa of Avila (autobiography) audio page

The Life
St. Teresa of Jesus,
of the Order of Our Lady of Carmel.
Written by Herself.
Translated from the Spanish by
David Lewis.
Third Edition Enlarged

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The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus,
of the Order of Our Lady of Carmel
Chapter 29

Of Visions—The Graces our Lord bestowed on the Saint—The Answers our Lord gave her for those who tried her
For the pdf containing the complete text and footnotes click here
For other chapters of the audio book visit: The Life of Teresa of Avila (autobiography) audio page
The Life

St. Teresa of Jesus,

of the Order of Our Lady of Carmel.

Written by Herself.

Translated from the Spanish by

David Lewis.

Third Edition Enlarged

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The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus,
of the Order of Our Lady of Carmel

Chapter 28St.-Teresa-of-Avila

 Visions of the Sacred Humanity and of the glorified Bodies—Imaginary Visions—Great Fruits thereof when they come from God

For the pdf containing the complete text and footnotes click here

For other chapters of the audio book visit: The Life of Teresa of Avila (autobiography) audio page

The Life
St. Teresa of Jesus,
of the Order of Our Lady of Carmel.
Written by Herself.
Translated from the Spanish by
David Lewis.
Third Edition Enlarged

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The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus,
of the Order of Our Lady of Carmel
Chapter 28

 Visions of the Sacred Humanity and of the glorified Bodies—Imaginary Visions—Great Fruits thereof when they come from God
For the pdf containing the complete text and footnotes click here
For other chapters of the audio book visit: The Life of Teresa of Avila (autobiography) audio page
The Life

St. Teresa of Jesus,

of the Order of Our Lady of Carmel.

Written by Herself.

Translated from the Spanish by

David Lewis.

Third Edition Enlarged

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IP-SP1 Sr. Briege McKenna – The Power of the Sacraments on Inside the Pages http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip-sp1-sr-briege-mckenna-power-sacraments-inside-pages/ Mon, 26 Dec 2016 17:35:39 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=24050 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip-sp1-sr-briege-mckenna-power-sacraments-inside-pages/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip-sp1-sr-briege-mckenna-power-sacraments-inside-pages/feed/ 0 <p>Sr. Briege McKenna O.S.C. is a tremendous blessing for all of us in the Church! “The Power of the Sacraments” is a beautiful work which helps us all to appreciate the gift of grace that flows through the sacraments.  There is such hunger in the hearts of God’s children today for healing and peace. Sr. ... <a title="IP-SP1 Sr. Briege McKenna – The Power of the Sacraments on Inside the Pages" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip-sp1-sr-briege-mckenna-power-sacraments-inside-pages/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip-sp1-sr-briege-mckenna-power-sacraments-inside-pages/">IP-SP1 Sr. Briege McKenna – The Power of the Sacraments 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/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/ip308-chene-heady-numbering-days-inside-pages/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#308 Chene Heady – Numbering My Days On Inside the Pages">IP#308 Chene Heady – Numbering My Days On Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip307-michael-oneill-exploring-miraculous-inside-pages/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#307 – Michael O’Neill – Exploring the Miraculous on Inside the Pages">IP#307 – Michael O’Neill – Exploring the Miraculous on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip306-fr-donald-calloway-mic-champions-rosary-inside-pages/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#306 Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC – Champions of the Rosary on Inside the Pages">IP#306 Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC – Champions of the Rosary on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip302-mike-aquilina-world-ben-hur-inside-pages/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#302 Mike Aquilina – The World of Ben Hur on Inside the Pages">IP#302 Mike Aquilina – The World of Ben Hur on Inside the Pages </a></li> </ol> </div> Sr. Briege McKenna O.S.C. is a tremendous blessing for all of us in the Church! “The Power of the Sacraments” is a beautiful work which helps us all to appreciate the gift of grace that flows through the sacraments.  There is such hunger in the hearts of God’s children today for healing and peace. Sr. Briege, in her maternal nurturing way, helps us to see that the answer is right in front of us reaching out to us right now…He is Jesus Christ. “Miracles Do Happen” is her wonderful book recounting her miraculous healing and her call to mission to the world.  It also expresses her great love and concern for the priesthood.  Her insights are tremendous, her love for Christ and her bride the Church is a glorious witness and light to today’s world.  She is truly one of the most inspiring persons I have ever encountered!

For more information:
St. Clare Sisters Retreat Ministry
P.O. Box 1559
Palm Harbor, FL 34682, U.S.A.
Office: #727-786-3821
Fax: #727-787-3741
Prayerline: #727-781-5906
www.sisterbriege.com
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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Sr. Briege McKenna O.S.C. is a tremendous blessing for all of us in the Church! “The Power of the Sacraments” is a beautiful work which helps us all to appreciate the gift of grace that flows through the sacraments. Sr. Briege McKenna O.S.C. is a tremendous blessing for all of us in the Church! “The Power of the Sacraments” is a beautiful work which helps us all to appreciate the gift of grace that flows through the sacraments.  There is such hunger in the hearts of God’s children today for healing and peace. Sr. Briege, in her maternal nurturing way, helps us to see that the answer is right in front of us reaching out to us right now…He is Jesus Christ. “Miracles Do Happen” is her wonderful book recounting her miraculous healing and her call to mission to the world.  It also expresses her great love and concern for the priesthood.  Her insights are tremendous, her love for Christ and her bride the Church is a glorious witness and light to today’s world.  She is truly one of the most inspiring persons I have ever encountered!
For more information:

St. Clare Sisters Retreat Ministry

P.O. Box 1559

Palm Harbor, FL 34682, U.S.A.

Office: #727-786-3821

Fax: #727-787-3741

Prayerline: #727-781-5906
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I love the book!  “Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To: Divine Answers to Life’s Most Difficult Problems” by Anthony
DeStephano is filled with a bazillion “ah-ha” moments…you knew that, but you didn’t know you knew that.
Anthony has a wonderful way of breaking down daunting theological questions to easily understood basics in order to nurture a healthy prayer life.  With all the  “driven-life-Jabez-easy-answer” books out there, this is the one you should pick up and pass on to friends.  Anthony, who is the executive director of Priest for Life, offers rock solid Catholic perspective, rooted deeply in the Scriptures, to life’s toughest challenges. Take a listen to the podcast and hear for yourself. 
Visit the 10 Prayers website

 

You can pick up the book here

“Anthony DeStefano has once again drawn his readers into the mystery of God’s love and invited us to reflect more deeply on our relationship with Him. In a simple yet profound way, Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To offers insights, and indeed a practical wisdom, that will resonate with anyone who has ever struggled with personal prayer. I recommend this book to any and all who are searching for a fresh perspective on the meaning and value of a life of prayer, and, ultimately, for a more fulsome encounter with the Living God.”

Cardinal Renato Raffaele Martino
President, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
The Vatican

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ I love the book!  “Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To: Divine Answers to Life’s Most Difficult Problems” by Anthony DeStephano is filled with a bazillion “ah-ha” moments…you knew that, but you didn’t know you knew that.
I love the book!  “Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To: Divine Answers to Life’s Most Difficult Problems” by Anthony

DeStephano is filled with a bazillion “ah-ha” moments…you knew that, but you didn’t know you knew that. Anthony has a wonderful way of breaking down daunting theological questions to easily understood basics in order to nurture a healthy prayer life.  With all the  “driven-life-Jabez-easy-answer” books out there, this is the one you should pick up and pass on to friends.  Anthony, who is the executive director of Priest for Life, offers rock solid Catholic perspective, rooted deeply in the Scriptures, to life’s toughest challenges. Take a listen to the podcast and hear for yourself.  Visit the 10 Prayers website
 
You can pick up the book here
“Anthony DeStefano has once again drawn his readers into the mystery of God’s love and invited us to reflect more deeply on our relationship with Him. In a simple yet profound way, Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To offers insights, and indeed a practical wisdom, that will resonate with anyone who has ever struggled with personal prayer. I recommend this book to any and all who are searching for a fresh perspective on the meaning and value of a life of prayer, and, ultimately, for a more fulsome encounter with the Living God.”
Cardinal Renato Raffaele Martino
President, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
The Vatican

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=23934 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip310-sonja-corbitt-fearless-inside-pages/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip310-sonja-corbitt-fearless-inside-pages/feed/ 0 <p>No one swings the Sword of Truth quite like Sonja Corbitt; she is amazing! “Fearless: Conquer Your Demons and Love with Abandon” is a Catholic Women’s guide to spiritual warfare!  We cannot recommend this book more highly as a balanced, thorough, and inspiring approach to the subject of “battling the enemy.” You can find the book ... <a title="IP#310 Sonja Corbitt – Fearless on Inside the Pages" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip310-sonja-corbitt-fearless-inside-pages/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip310-sonja-corbitt-fearless-inside-pages/">IP#310 Sonja Corbitt – Fearless 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/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/ip175-adrian-walker-on-jesus-of-nazareth-and-pope-benedict-on-inside-the-pages-2/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#175 – Dr. Adrian Walker – “Jesus of Nazareth” and Pope Benedict on Inside the Pages">IP#175 – Dr. Adrian Walker – “Jesus of Nazareth” and Pope Benedict on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip287-dr-christopher-kaczor-the-gospel-of-happiness-on-inside-the-pages/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#287 Dr. Christopher Kaczor – The Gospel of Happiness on Inside the Pages">IP#287 Dr. Christopher Kaczor – The Gospel of Happiness on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip289-fr-robert-spitzer-s-j-the-souls-upward-yearning-on-inside-the-pages/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#289 Fr. Robert Spitzer S.J. – The Souls Upward Yearning on Inside the Pages pt 1">IP#289 Fr. Robert Spitzer S.J. – The Souls Upward Yearning on Inside the Pages pt 1 </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip302-mike-aquilina-world-ben-hur-inside-pages/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#302 Mike Aquilina – The World of Ben Hur on Inside the Pages">IP#302 Mike Aquilina – The World of Ben Hur on Inside the Pages </a></li> </ol> </div>
No one swings the Sword of Truth quite like Sonja Corbitt; she is amazing! “Fearless: Conquer Your Demons and Love with Abandon” is a Catholic Women’s guide to spiritual warfare!  We cannot recommend this book more highly as a balanced, thorough, and inspiring approach to the subject of “battling the enemy.”

You can find the book here

From the book description:

In Unleashed, Corbitt identified the spiritual wounds that reveal themselves through the harmful patterns and relationships in our lives. In Fearless, she offers scriptural tools that help us understand and conquer the demons of sin, Satan, self, and sloth. She helps us recognize the methods the devil uses to keep us enslaved, and she immerses us in a profound contemplation of love, which is the only possible weapon against the spirit of fear.

In this book, you will come to understand

    • the spiritual roots of fear, depression, and anxiety;
    • ways to “abide” in Christ and find freedom from fear;

signs of negative spiritual suggestion and influence in your daily life;

  • the deep, personal lies we believe that keep us slaves to fear;
  • specific truths about the limitations of Satan’s power and character;
  • the “pieces” of spiritual armor that protect us from fear; and
  • how to rest fully in God’s goodness and love.

Each chapter contains features that will make it a popular resource for personal and group study: review notes, an invitation to prayer, and a series of probing questions (called God Prompts) that encourage you to explore the content in a deeply personal way. Fearless offers encouragement to those who are anxious or fearful about the future and who seek a spiritual solution.

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ No one swings the Sword of Truth quite like Sonja Corbitt; she is amazing! “Fearless: Conquer Your Demons and Love with Abandon” is a Catholic Women’s guide to spiritual warfare!  We cannot recommend this book more highly as a balanced, thorough,

No one swings the Sword of Truth quite like Sonja Corbitt; she is amazing! “Fearless: Conquer Your Demons and Love with Abandon” is a Catholic Women’s guide to spiritual warfare!  We cannot recommend this book more highly as a balanced, thorough, and inspiring approach to the subject of “battling the enemy.”
You can find the book here
From the book description:
In Unleashed, Corbitt identified the spiritual wounds that reveal themselves through the harmful patterns and relationships in our lives. In Fearless, she offers scriptural tools that help us understand and conquer the demons of sin, Satan, self, and sloth. She helps us recognize the methods the devil uses to keep us enslaved, and she immerses us in a profound contemplation of love, which is the only possible weapon against the spirit of fear.
In this book, you will come to understand

* the spiritual roots of fear, depression, and anxiety;
* ways to “abide” in Christ and find freedom from fear;

signs of negative spiritual suggestion and influence in your daily life;

* the deep, personal lies we believe that keep us slaves to fear;
* specific truths about the limitations of Satan’s power and character;
* the “pieces” of spiritual armor that protect us from fear; and
* how to rest fully in God’s goodness and love.

Each chapter contains features that will make it a popular resource for personal and group study: review notes, an invitation to prayer, and a series of probing questions (called God Prompts) that encourage you to explore the content in a deeply personal way. Fearless offers encouragement to those who are anxious or fearful about the future and who seek a spiritual solution.

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=24022 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/uscca7-good-news-god-sent-son-u-s-catholic-catechism-adults-w-arch-george-lucas/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/uscca7-good-news-god-sent-son-u-s-catholic-catechism-adults-w-arch-george-lucas/feed/ 0 <p>Archbishop Lucas offers insights on the US Catholic Catechism for Adults Chapter 7:</p> <p>We ponder Christ's person and his earthly words and deeds in terms of mystery. His earthly life reveals his hidden divine Sonship and plan for our salvation. His parables, miracles, sermons, and wisdom sayings help us "to see our God made visible, and so we are caught up in love of the God we cannot see" (First Preface for Christmas).</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/uscca7-good-news-god-sent-son-u-s-catholic-catechism-adults-w-arch-george-lucas/">USCCA7 – The Good News: God Has Sent His Son – U. S. Catholic Catechism for Adults w/ Arch. George Lucas</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss yarpp-related-none'> No related posts. </div> Catholic Spiritual Formation - Catholic Spiritual Direction 3Archbishop Lucas offers insights on the US Catholic Catechism for Adults Chapter 7:

We ponder Christ’s person and his earthly words and deeds in terms of mystery.  His earthly life reveals his hidden divine Sonship and plan for our salvation.  His parables, miracles, sermons, and wisdom sayings help us “to see our God made visible, and so we are caught up in love of the God we cannot see” (First Preface for Christmas).

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

For other episodes in the visit our Archbishop George Lucas page

This programs is based on:

 

More information can be found here.

We wish to thank the USCCB for the permissions granted for use of  relevant material used in this series.
Also we wish to thank Chuck Adams and Miriam Gutierrez  for their vocal talents in this episode.

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Archbishop Lucas offers insights on the US Catholic Catechism for Adults Chapter 7: - We ponder Christ's person and his earthly words and deeds in terms of mystery. His earthly life reveals his hidden divine Sonship and plan for our salvation. Archbishop Lucas offers insights on the US Catholic Catechism for Adults Chapter 7:
We ponder Christ’s person and his earthly words and deeds in terms of mystery.  His earthly life reveals his hidden divine Sonship and plan for our salvation.  His parables, miracles, sermons, and wisdom sayings help us “to see our God made visible, and so we are caught up in love of the God we cannot see” (First Preface for Christmas).
The Most Reverend George J. Lucas leads the Archdiocese of Omaha. 
For other episodes in the visit our Archbishop George Lucas page
This programs is based on:
 
More information can be found here.
We wish to thank the USCCB for the permissions granted for use of  relevant material used in this series.
Also we wish to thank Chuck Adams and Miriam Gutierrez  for their vocal talents in this episode.

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=24036 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/christmas-day-advent-journey-comes-end-msgr-john-esseff/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/christmas-day-advent-journey-comes-end-msgr-john-esseff/feed/ 0 <p>Reading 2HEB 1:1-6 Brothers and sisters: In times past, God spoke in partial and various ways to our ancestors through the prophets; in these last days, he has spoken to us through the Son, whom he made heir of all things and through whom he created the universe, who is the refulgence of his glory, ... <a title="Christmas Day – The Advent journey comes to an end with Msgr. John Esseff" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/christmas-day-advent-journey-comes-end-msgr-john-esseff/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/christmas-day-advent-journey-comes-end-msgr-john-esseff/">Christmas Day – The Advent journey comes to an end 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 yarpp-related-none'> No related posts. </div>

Reading 2HEB 1:1-6

Brothers and sisters:
In times past, God spoke in partial and various ways
to our ancestors through the prophets;
in these last days, he has spoken to us through the Son,
whom he made heir of all things
and through whom he created the universe,
who is the refulgence of his glory,
the very imprint of his being,
and who sustains all things by his mighty word.
When he had accomplished purification from sins,
he took his seat at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
as far superior to the angels
as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.

For to which of the angels did God ever say:
You are my son; this day I have begotten you?
Or again:
I will be a father to him, and he shall be a son to me?
And again, when he leads the firstborn into the world, he says:
Let all the angels of God worship him.

The Gospel  JN 1:1-5, 9-14 

In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
All things came to be through him,
and without him nothing came to be.
What came to be through him was life,
and this life was the light of the human race;
the light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness has not overcome it.
The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.
He was in the world,
and the world came to be through him,
but the world did not know him.
He came to what was his own,
but his own people did not accept him.

But to those who did accept him
he gave power to become children of God,
to those who believe in his name,
who were born not by natural generation
nor by human choice nor by a man’s decision
but of God.
And the Word became flesh
and made his dwelling among us,
and we saw his glory,
the glory as of the Father’s only Son,
full of grace and truth.

 

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Reading 2HEB 1:1-6 Brothers and sisters: In times past, God spoke in partial and various ways to our ancestors through the prophets; in these last days, he has spoken to us through the Son, whom he made heir of all things and through whom he created th...
Reading 2HEB 1:1-6

Brothers and sisters:

In times past, God spoke in partial and various ways

to our ancestors through the prophets;

in these last days, he has spoken to us through the Son,

whom he made heir of all things

and through whom he created the universe,

who is the refulgence of his glory,

the very imprint of his being,

and who sustains all things by his mighty word.

When he had accomplished purification from sins,

he took his seat at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

as far superior to the angels

as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.
For to which of the angels did God ever say:
You are my son; this day I have begotten you?

Or again:
I will be a father to him, and he shall be a son to me?

And again, when he leads the firstborn into the world, he says:
Let all the angels of God worship him.

The Gospel  JN 1:1-5, 9-14 

In the beginning was the Word,

and the Word was with God,

and the Word was God.

He was in the beginning with God.

All things came to be through him,

and without him nothing came to be.

What came to be through him was life,

and this life was the light of the human race;

the light shines in the darkness,

and the darkness has not overcome it.

The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.

He was in the world,

and the world came to be through him,

but the world did not know him.

He came to what was his own,

but his own people did not accept him.
But to those who did accept him

he gave power to become children of God,

to those who believe in his name,

who were born not by natural generation

nor by human choice nor by a man’s decision

but of God.

And the Word became flesh

and made his dwelling among us,

and we saw his glory,

the glory as of the Father’s only Son,

full of grace and truth.