Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts Catholic podcasts for the Christian community Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:24:52 +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 RC#10 The Secular Age – The Resilient Church /w Mike Aquilina http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/rc10-secular-age-resilient-church-w-mike-aquilina/ Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:22:22 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=24588 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/rc10-secular-age-resilient-church-w-mike-aquilina/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/rc10-secular-age-resilient-church-w-mike-aquilina/feed/ 0 <p>RC-V10 The Secular Age – The Resilient Church /w Mike Aquilina from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo. Episode 10 – The Secular Age The Church was now entering the most dangerous era in her history—a time when some even inside the Church questioned whether the institution would survive. By the mid-nineteenth century, all the forces that had been ... <a title="RC#10 The Secular Age – The Resilient Church /w Mike Aquilina" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/rc10-secular-age-resilient-church-w-mike-aquilina/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/rc10-secular-age-resilient-church-w-mike-aquilina/">RC#10 The Secular Age – The Resilient Church /w Mike Aquilina</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/rc1-history-arms-upraised-resilient-church-w-mike-aquilina/" rel="bookmark" title="RC#1 – History, with Arms Upraised – The Resilient Church w/ Mike Aquilina">RC#1 – History, with Arms Upraised – The Resilient Church w/ Mike Aquilina </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/rc7-reformation-inside-resilient-church-w-mike-aquilina/" rel="bookmark" title="RC#7 Reformation Inside and Out – The Resilient Church /w Mike Aquilina">RC#7 Reformation Inside and Out – The Resilient Church /w Mike Aquilina </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-agnes-a-lamb-for-christ/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Agnes, a lamb for Christ with Mike Aquilina">St. Agnes, a lamb for Christ with Mike Aquilina </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/the-holy-roman-martyrs-then-and-now-with-mike-aquilina-could-you-witness-to-the-faith/" rel="bookmark" title="The Holy Roman Martyrs: Then and Now with Mike Aquilina – Could you witness to the faith?">The Holy Roman Martyrs: Then and Now with Mike Aquilina – Could you witness to the faith? </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>

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Episode 10 – The Secular AgeMike Aquilina - Fathers of the Church and so much more... 5

The Church was now entering the most dangerous era in her history—a time when some even inside the Church questioned whether the institution would survive. By the mid-nineteenth century, all the forces that had been gathering against the Church in the previous centuries—Protestantism, revolutionary philosophy, nationalism, and industrial regimentation—were combining to attack it. The pope had been deprived of his temporal power and was shut up in the Vatican. All over Europe, anticlerical governments were taking away the Church’s property and putting severe restrictions on priests. Yet the Church would come out of the fire refined and stronger. As Christ had promised, the gates of hell would not prevail against it.

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RC-V10 The Secular Age – The Resilient Church /w Mike Aquilina from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo.
Episode 10 – The Secular Age
The Church was now entering the most dangerous era in her history—a time when some even inside the Church questioned whether the institution would survive. By the mid-nineteenth century, all the forces that had been gathering against the Church in the previous centuries—Protestantism, revolutionary philosophy, nationalism, and industrial regimentation—were combining to attack it. The pope had been deprived of his temporal power and was shut up in the Vatican. All over Europe, anticlerical governments were taking away the Church’s property and putting severe restrictions on priests. Yet the Church would come out of the fire refined and stronger. As Christ had promised, the gates of hell would not prevail against it.
For the audio podcast:
Pick up a copy of Mike’s book.
Also visit Mike’s “Discerning Hearts” page for more audio downloads and information!

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=24586 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dpd3-gratitude-petition-daily-prayer-discernment-examen-prayer-w-fr-timothy-gallagher-2/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dpd3-gratitude-petition-daily-prayer-discernment-examen-prayer-w-fr-timothy-gallagher-2/feed/ 0 <p>DPD3 – Gratitude and Petition – The Daily Prayer of Discernment: Examen Prayer w/ Fr. Timothy Gallagher from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo. The conversation continues on the subject of the first step in the Examen – GRATITUDE. Why? Because first, above all things, God is love. So at the start of the prayer, we should ... <a title="DPD3 – Gratitude and Petition – The Daily Prayer of Discernment: The Examen Prayer w/ Fr. Timothy Gallagher" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dpd3-gratitude-petition-daily-prayer-discernment-examen-prayer-w-fr-timothy-gallagher-2/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dpd3-gratitude-petition-daily-prayer-discernment-examen-prayer-w-fr-timothy-gallagher-2/">DPD3 – Gratitude and Petition – The Daily Prayer of Discernment: The Examen Prayer w/ 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/ba16-celebration-of-holy-mass-pt-1-begin-again-the-spiritual-legacy-of-ven-bruno-lanteri-with-fr-timothy-gallagher/" rel="bookmark" title="BA16 – “Celebration of Holy Mass” pt. 1 – Begin Again: The Spiritual Legacy of Ven. Bruno Lanteri with Fr. Timothy Gallagher">BA16 – “Celebration of Holy Mass” pt. 1 – Begin Again: The Spiritual Legacy of Ven. Bruno Lanteri with Fr. Timothy Gallagher </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ba6-refuse-to-accept-discouragement-begin-again-the-spiritual-legacy-of-ven-bruno-lanteri-with-fr-timothy-gallagher-2/" rel="bookmark" title="BA6 – “Refuse to Accept Discouragement” – Begin Again: The Spiritual Legacy of Ven. Bruno Lanteri with Fr. Timothy Gallagher">BA6 – “Refuse to Accept Discouragement” – Begin Again: The Spiritual Legacy of Ven. Bruno Lanteri with Fr. Timothy Gallagher </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ba11-devotion-to-the-blessed-virgin-mary-pt-2-begin-again-the-spiritual-legacy-of-ven-bruno-lanteri-with-fr-timothy-gallagher/" rel="bookmark" title="BA11 – “Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary ” pt 2 – Begin Again: The Spiritual Legacy of Ven. Bruno Lanteri with Fr. Timothy Gallagher">BA11 – “Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary ” pt 2 – Begin Again: The Spiritual Legacy of Ven. Bruno Lanteri with Fr. Timothy Gallagher </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ba14-fixing-our-eyes-on-the-crucified-christ-begin-again-the-spiritual-legacy-of-ven-bruno-lanteri-with-fr-timothy-gallagher/" rel="bookmark" title="BA14 – “Fixing Our Eyes on the Crucified Christ” – Begin Again: The Spiritual Legacy of Ven. Bruno Lanteri with Fr. Timothy Gallagher">BA14 – “Fixing Our Eyes on the Crucified Christ” – Begin Again: The Spiritual Legacy of Ven. Bruno Lanteri with Fr. Timothy Gallagher </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hm-1-introduction-a-meeting-with-von-balthasar-a-handmaid-of-the-lord-with-dr-adrian-walker/" rel="bookmark" title="HM-1 “A Handmaid of the Lord”: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker">HM-1 “A Handmaid of the Lord”: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker </a></li> </ol> </div>

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The conversation continues on the subject of the first step in the Examen – GRATITUDE. Why? Because first, above all things, God is love. So at the start of the prayer, we should recall the gift of love God has blessed us with that day and give Him thanks and praise….and be concrete. Fr. Gallagher offers examples of what that could look like. Then the conversation begins on the next step – PETITION. Asking God to show you what see clearly the spiritual realities of that day.

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”.

 

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/ DPD3 – Gratitude and Petition – The Daily Prayer of Discernment: Examen Prayer w/ Fr. Timothy Gallagher from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo. The conversation continues on the subject of the first step in the Examen – GRATITUDE. Why? Because first,
DPD3 – Gratitude and Petition – The Daily Prayer of Discernment: Examen Prayer w/ Fr. Timothy Gallagher from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo.

The conversation continues on the subject of the first step in the Examen – GRATITUDE. Why? Because first, above all things, God is love. So at the start of the prayer, we should recall the gift of love God has blessed us with that day and give Him thanks and praise….and be concrete. Fr. Gallagher offers examples of what that could look like. Then the conversation begins on the next step – PETITION. Asking God to show you what see clearly the spiritual realities of that day.
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”.
 
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

 

http://www.discerninghearts.com/?p=5514 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip114-michael-novak-living-the-call-an-introduction-to-the-lay-vocation-on-inside-the-pages/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip114-michael-novak-living-the-call-an-introduction-to-the-lay-vocation-on-inside-the-pages/feed/ 0 <p>Michael Novak is a shining witness of what occurs in the soul when the head makes the journey to the heart. What a gift he is to all of us and what a profound sage of wisdom...when he so-gently speaks, I listen....we all should! In "Living the Call: An Introduction to the Lay Vocation", Michael, along with his co-author William E. Simon, Jr, establishes, in Part 1, of the book, the need for the lay vocation in the Church today. They chronicle that need with a national and global perspective. They also present how "living the call" looks in the lives of nine committed lay faithful working in parish life today<br /> Part 2 is worth it's weight in gold! It outlines the absolute necessity of growth in the interior life of the laity. How essential it is to deepen the spiritual life . They give voice to the need to appreciate the desert experiences of our lives as an opportunities for greater unity with Christ; such periods provide the fonts of grace which nurtures the work in ministry. For anyone who severs in ministry of any kind, either as an employee or as a volunteer, if you pass this indispensable book by, you do so at your own peril!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip114-michael-novak-living-the-call-an-introduction-to-the-lay-vocation-on-inside-the-pages/">IP#114 Michael Novak – Living the Call: An Introduction to the Lay Vocation on Inside the Pages</a> 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/ip121-fr-larry-richards-surrender-on-inside-the-pages-2/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#121 Fr. Larry Richards – Surrender on Inside the Pages">IP#121 Fr. Larry Richards – Surrender on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/inside-the-pages-welcomes-sr-ann-shields-2/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#3 Sr. Ann Shields – “To Be Like Jesus” on Inside the Pages">IP#3 Sr. Ann Shields – “To Be Like Jesus” on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/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/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> Michael Novak is a shining witness of what occurs in the soul when the head makes the journey to the heart.  What a gift he is to all of us and what a profound sage of wisdom…when he so gently speaks, I listen….we all should!  In “Living the Call: An Introduction to the Lay Vocation,” Michael, along with his co-author William E. Simon, Jr, establishes, in Part 1, of the book, the need for the lay vocation in the Church today.  They chronicle that need with a national and global perspective.  They also present how “living the call”  looks in the lives of nine committed lay faithful working in parish life today.

Part 2 is worth its weight in gold! It outlines the absolute necessity of growth in the interior life of the laity.  How essential it is to deepen the spiritual life.  They give voice to the need to appreciate the desert experiences of our lives as opportunities for greater unity with Christ; such periods provide the fonts of grace which nurtures the work in ministry.   For anyone who severs in a ministry of any kind, either as an employee or as a volunteer, if you pass this indispensable book by, you do so at your peril!

 

Michael Novak’s website can be found here

 You can find “Living the Call” here

“This is the book that countless Catholic laypeople have been waiting for as they ponder how to respond to Vatican II’s challenge to take more active roles in the life of the Church and to bring Christian principles to life in the secular world. It’s a gem of a book that speaks to laypeople in all walks of life and at all stages of their earthly journeys.”

Mary Ann Glendon, Learned Hand Professor of Law, Harvard University

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Michael Novak is a shining witness of what occurs in the soul when the head makes the journey to the heart. What a gift he is to all of us and what a profound sage of wisdom...when he so-gently speaks, I listen....we all should! Michael Novak is a shining witness of what occurs in the soul when the head makes the journey to the heart.  What a gift he is to all of us and what a profound sage of wisdom…when he so gently speaks, I listen….we all should!  In “Living the Call: An Introduction to the Lay Vocation,” Michael, along with his co-author William E. Simon, Jr, establishes, in Part 1, of the book, the need for the lay vocation in the Church today.  They chronicle that need with a national and global perspective.  They also present how “living the call”  looks in the lives of nine committed lay faithful working in parish life today.
Part 2 is worth its weight in gold! It outlines the absolute necessity of growth in the interior life of the laity.  How essential it is to deepen the spiritual life.  They give voice to the need to appreciate the desert experiences of our lives as opportunities for greater unity with Christ; such periods provide the fonts of grace which nurtures the work in ministry.   For anyone who severs in a ministry of any kind, either as an employee or as a volunteer, if you pass this indispensable book by, you do so at your peril!
 
Michael Novak’s website can be found here
 You can find “Living the Call” here
“This is the book that countless Catholic laypeople have been waiting for as they ponder how to respond to Vatican II’s challenge to take more active roles in the life of the Church and to bring Christian principles to life in the secular world. It’s a gem of a book that speaks to laypeople in all walks of life and at all stages of their earthly journeys.”
Mary Ann Glendon, Learned Hand Professor of Law, Harvard University

http://www.discerninghearts.com/?p=6969 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-8/#comments http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-8/feed/ 1 <p>O Immaculate Mother of God, from heaven itself you came to appear to the little Bernadette in the rough Grotto of Lourdes! And as Bernadette knelt at your feet and the miraculous spring burst forth and as multitudes have knelt ever since before your shrine, O Mother of God, we kneel before you today to ask that in your mercy you plead with your Divine Son to grant the special favor we seek in this novena.</p> <p>(make your request)</p> <p>O Brilliant star of purity, Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in your assumption, triumphant in your coronation, show unto us the mercy of the Mother of God, Virgin Mary, Queen and Mother, be our comfort, hope, strength, and consolation. Amen.</p> <p>Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.</p> <p>Saint Bernadette, pray for us.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-8/">Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 8</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-3/" rel="bookmark" title="Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 3">Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 3 </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-6/" rel="bookmark" title="Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 6">Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 6 </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-7/" rel="bookmark" title="Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 7">Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 7 </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-5/" rel="bookmark" title="Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 5">Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 5 </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-4/" rel="bookmark" title="Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 4">Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 4 </a></li> </ol> </div>
Our-Lady-of-Lourdes-10O Immaculate Mother of God, from heaven itself you came to appear to the little Bernadette in the rough Grotto of Lourdes! And as Bernadette knelt at your feet and the miraculous spring burst forth and as multitudes have knelt ever since before your shrine, O Mother of God, we kneel before you today to ask that in your mercy you plead with your Divine Son to grant the special favor we seek in this novena.

(make your request)

O Brilliant star of purity, Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in your assumption, triumphant in your coronation, show unto us the mercy of the Mother of God, Virgin Mary, Queen and Mother, be our comfort, hope, strength, and consolation. Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ O Immaculate Mother of God, from heaven itself you came to appear to the little Bernadette in the rough Grotto of Lourdes! And as Bernadette knelt at your feet and the miraculous spring burst forth and as multitudes have knelt ever since before your sh... O Immaculate Mother of God, from heaven itself you came to appear to the little Bernadette in the rough Grotto of Lourdes! And as Bernadette knelt at your feet and the miraculous spring burst forth and as multitudes have knelt ever since before your shrine, O Mother of God, we kneel before you today to ask that in your mercy you plead with your Divine Son to grant the special favor we seek in this novena.
(make your request)
O Brilliant star of purity, Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in your assumption, triumphant in your coronation, show unto us the mercy of the Mother of God, Virgin Mary, Queen and Mother, be our comfort, hope, strength, and consolation. Amen.
Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.
Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

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Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 7 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-7/ Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:03:40 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/?p=6960 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-7/#comments http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-7/feed/ 1 <p>O Almighty God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary did prepare a worthy dwelling place for your Son, we humbly beseech you that as we contemplate the apparition of Our Lady in the Grotto of Lourdes, we may be blessed with health of mind and body. O most gracious Mother Mary, beloved Mother of Our Lord and Redeemer, look with favor upon us as you did that day on Bernadette and intercede with him for us that the favor we now so earnestly seek may be granted to us.<br /> (make your request)</p> <p>O Brilliant star of purity, Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in your assumption, triumphant in your coronation, show unto us the mercy of the Mother of God, Virgin Mary, Queen and Mother, be our comfort, hope, strength, and consolation. Amen</p> <p>Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.</p> <p>Saint Bernadette, pray for us.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-7/">Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 7</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-3/" rel="bookmark" title="Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 3">Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 3 </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-5/" rel="bookmark" title="Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 5">Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 5 </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-6/" rel="bookmark" title="Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 6">Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 6 </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-2/" rel="bookmark" title="Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 2">Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 2 </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-4/" rel="bookmark" title="Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 4">Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 4 </a></li> </ol> </div> Our-Lady-of-Lourdes-8
O Almighty God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary did prepare a worthy dwelling place for your Son, we humbly beseech you that as we contemplate the apparition of Our Lady in the Grotto of Lourdes, we may be blessed with health of mind and body. O most gracious Mother Mary, beloved Mother of Our Lord and Redeemer, look with favor upon us as you did that day on Bernadette and intercede with him for us that the favor we now so earnestly seek may be granted to us.
(make your request)

O Brilliant star of purity, Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in your assumption, triumphant in your coronation, show unto us the mercy of the Mother of God, Virgin Mary, Queen and Mother, be our comfort, hope, strength, and consolation. Amen

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ O Almighty God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary did prepare a worthy dwelling place for your Son, we humbly beseech you that as we contemplate the apparition of Our Lady in the Grotto of Lourdes, O Almighty God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary did prepare a worthy dwelling place for your Son, we humbly beseech you that as we contemplate the apparition of Our Lady in the Grotto of Lourdes, we may be blessed with health of mind and body. O most gracious Mother Mary, beloved Mother of Our Lord and Redeemer, look with favor upon us as you did that day on Bernadette and intercede with him for us that the favor we now so earnestly seek may be granted to us. KM clean 1:26
Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 6 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-6/ Tue, 07 Feb 2017 12:24:20 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/?p=6950 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-6/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-6/feed/ 0 <p>O glorious Mother of God, so powerful under your special title of Our Lady of Lourdes, to you we raise our hearts and hands to implore your powerful intercession in obtaining from the gracious Heart of Jesus all the helps and graces necessary for our spiritual and temporal welfare and for the special favor we so earnestly seek in this novena.</p> <p>(make your request)</p> <p>O Lady of Bernadette, with the stars of heaven in your hair and the roses of earth at your feet, look with compassion upon us today as you did so long ago on Bernadette in the Grotto of Lourdes.</p> <p>O Brilliant star of purity, Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in your assumption, triumphant in your coronation, show unto us the mercy of the Mother of God, Virgin Mary, Queen and Mother, be our comfort, hope, strength, and consolation. Amen.</p> <p>Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.</p> <p>Saint Bernadette, pray for us.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-6/">Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 6</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-3/" rel="bookmark" title="Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 3">Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 3 </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-2/" rel="bookmark" title="Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 2">Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 2 </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-4/" rel="bookmark" title="Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 4">Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 4 </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-5/" rel="bookmark" title="Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 5">Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 5 </a></li> </ol> </div> Our-Lady-of-Lourdes-6
O glorious Mother of God, so powerful under your special title of Our Lady of Lourdes, to you we raise our hearts and hands to implore your powerful intercession in obtaining from the gracious Heart of Jesus all the helps and graces necessary for our spiritual and temporal welfare and for the special favor we so earnestly seek in this novena.

(make your request)

O Lady of Bernadette, with the stars of heaven in your hair and the roses of earth at your feet, look with compassion upon us today as you did so long ago on Bernadette in the Grotto of Lourdes.

O Brilliant star of purity, Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in your assumption, triumphant in your coronation, show unto us the mercy of the Mother of God, Virgin Mary, Queen and Mother, be our comfort, hope, strength, and consolation. Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ O glorious Mother of God, so powerful under your special title of Our Lady of Lourdes, to you we raise our hearts and hands to implore your powerful intercession in obtaining from the gracious Heart of Jesus all the helps and graces necessary for our s... O glorious Mother of God, so powerful under your special title of Our Lady of Lourdes, to you we raise our hearts and hands to implore your powerful intercession in obtaining from the gracious Heart of Jesus all the helps and graces necessary for our spiritual and temporal welfare and for the special favor we so earnestly seek in this novena. KM clean 1:30
DPD2 – Gratitude – The Daily Prayer of Discernment: The Examen Prayer w/ Fr. Timothy Gallagher http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dpd2-gratitude-daily-prayer-discernment-examen-prayer-w-fr-timothy-gallagher/ Mon, 06 Feb 2017 21:01:29 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=24516 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dpd2-gratitude-daily-prayer-discernment-examen-prayer-w-fr-timothy-gallagher/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dpd2-gratitude-daily-prayer-discernment-examen-prayer-w-fr-timothy-gallagher/feed/ 0 <p>DPD2 – The First Point – The Daily Prayer of Discernment: Examen Prayer w/ Fr. Timothy Gallagher from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo. The First Step in the Examen Prayer: Gratitude. Taking time out of the day when our hearts are free to receive the Lord’s presence. Prayer always takes two persons in relationship…ourselves and God. ... <a title="DPD2 – Gratitude – The Daily Prayer of Discernment: The Examen Prayer w/ Fr. Timothy Gallagher" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dpd2-gratitude-daily-prayer-discernment-examen-prayer-w-fr-timothy-gallagher/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dpd2-gratitude-daily-prayer-discernment-examen-prayer-w-fr-timothy-gallagher/">DPD2 – Gratitude – The Daily Prayer of Discernment: The Examen Prayer w/ 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/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> <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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The First Step in the Examen Prayer: Gratitude. Taking time out of the day when our hearts are free to receive the Lord’s presence. Prayer always takes two persons in relationship…ourselves and God. Then together with the Lord, we see what the gifts of love God has poured out upon us. The key in this first step, is not to look for our missteps (that may come later), but to look for the gifts and give thanks.  

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/ DPD2 – The First Point – The Daily Prayer of Discernment: Examen Prayer w/ Fr. Timothy Gallagher from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo. The First Step in the Examen Prayer: Gratitude. Taking time out of the day when our hearts are free to receive the Lord’s ...
DPD2 – The First Point – The Daily Prayer of Discernment: Examen Prayer w/ Fr. Timothy Gallagher from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo.

The First Step in the Examen Prayer: Gratitude. Taking time out of the day when our hearts are free to receive the Lord’s presence. Prayer always takes two persons in relationship…ourselves and God. Then together with the Lord, we see what the gifts of love God has poured out upon us. The key in this first step, is not to look for our missteps (that may come later), but to look for the gifts and give thanks.  
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

 

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=24500 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-v14-romans-1-4-seeking-truth-sharon-doran-video-podcast/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-v14-romans-1-4-seeking-truth-sharon-doran-video-podcast/feed/ 0 <p>“Romans 1-4” – Seeking Truth Catholic Bible Study from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo. “True comfort comes when iniquity is pardoned.” With these words, Sharon begins the first of three lessons covering Paul’s monumental work, the book of Romans. One of the overarching themes of this book is that through the death and resurrection of Jesus ... <a title="ST-V14 Romans 1-4 Seeking Truth with Sharon Doran Video Podcast" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-v14-romans-1-4-seeking-truth-sharon-doran-video-podcast/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-v14-romans-1-4-seeking-truth-sharon-doran-video-podcast/">ST-V14 Romans 1-4 Seeking Truth with Sharon Doran 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/st-v8-acts-apostles-chapters-10-12-seeking-truth-sharon-doran-video-podcast/" rel="bookmark" title="ST-V8 – Acts of the Apostles, Chapters 10 -12 – Seeking Truth with Sharon Doran – Video Podcast">ST-V8 – Acts of the Apostles, Chapters 10 -12 – Seeking Truth with Sharon Doran – Video Podcast </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-v11-acts-apostles-chapters-acts-16-seeking-truth-sharon-doran-video-podcast/" rel="bookmark" title="ST-V11 – Acts of the Apostles, Chapters Acts 16 – Seeking Truth with Sharon Doran – Video Podcast">ST-V11 – Acts of the Apostles, Chapters Acts 16 – Seeking Truth with Sharon Doran – Video Podcast </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-v12-philippians-seeking-truth-sharon-doran-video-podcast/" rel="bookmark" title="ST-V12 – Philippians – Seeking Truth with Sharon Doran – Video Podcast">ST-V12 – Philippians – Seeking Truth with Sharon Doran – Video Podcast </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-v7-acts-apostles-chapters-9-seeking-truth-sharon-doran-video-podcast/" rel="bookmark" title="ST-V7 – “Acts of the Apostles, Chapters 9 ” – Seeking Truth with Sharon Doran – Video Podcast">ST-V7 – “Acts of the Apostles, Chapters 9 ” – Seeking Truth with Sharon Doran – Video Podcast </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-v10-acts-apostles-chapters-acts-15-seeking-truth-sharon-doran-video-podcast/" rel="bookmark" title="ST-V10 – Acts of the Apostles, Chapters Acts 15 – Seeking Truth with Sharon Doran – Video Podcast">ST-V10 – Acts of the Apostles, Chapters Acts 15 – Seeking Truth with Sharon Doran – Video Podcast </a></li> </ol> </div>

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Sharon

“True comfort comes when iniquity is pardoned.” With these words, Sharon begins the first of three lessons covering Paul’s monumental work, the book of Romans. One of the overarching themes of this book is that through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we are pardoned for our sins. Paul begins his letter with the bad news: we are dying in our sins. But then, he delivers the good news: Jesus Christ provides a way out of sin. Sharon emphasizes that in order to fully understand Romans, we have to know that Paul is addressing the tension between the Jewish and Gentile Christians of Rome, explaining that righteousness comes through faith in Jesus Christ and not through adherence to the laws of the old covenant. Another theme of Romans is the obedience of faith, which is beautifully illustrated through the story of Abraham, whose faith continued to grow throughout his entire life. To be righteous, (that is, in right relationship with God), we must have faith in his only son, Jesus. Furthermore, Sharon teaches us of the importance of worship. When we fail to worship our Creator and, instead, worship the creation, we fall into idolatry, which invariably leads to sexual immorality.

For the audio-only version of this podcast

Sharon Doran serves as the teaching director of “Seeking Truth.” An experienced Bible Study teacher, Sharon has a passion for scripture that will motivate and challenge you to immerse yourself in God’s Word and apply His message to your everyday life.

Seeking Truth” is an in-depth Catholic Bible Study, commissioned by the Archdiocese of Omaha in response to John Paul II’s call to the New Evangelization as well as Pope Benedict XVI’s exhortation for all Catholics to study scripture. To learn more go to:www.seekingtruth.net

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ “Romans 1-4” – Seeking Truth Catholic Bible Study from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo. “True comfort comes when iniquity is pardoned.” With these words, Sharon begins the first of three lessons covering Paul’s monumental work, the book of Romans.
“Romans 1-4” – Seeking Truth Catholic Bible Study from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo.

“True comfort comes when iniquity is pardoned.” With these words, Sharon begins the first of three lessons covering Paul’s monumental work, the book of Romans. One of the overarching themes of this book is that through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we are pardoned for our sins. Paul begins his letter with the bad news: we are dying in our sins. But then, he delivers the good news: Jesus Christ provides a way out of sin. Sharon emphasizes that in order to fully understand Romans, we have to know that Paul is addressing the tension between the Jewish and Gentile Christians of Rome, explaining that righteousness comes through faith in Jesus Christ and not through adherence to the laws of the old covenant. Another theme of Romans is the obedience of faith, which is beautifully illustrated through the story of Abraham, whose faith continued to grow throughout his entire life. To be righteous, (that is, in right relationship with God), we must have faith in his only son, Jesus. Furthermore, Sharon teaches us of the importance of worship. When we fail to worship our Creator and, instead, worship the creation, we fall into idolatry, which invariably leads to sexual immorality.
For the audio-only version of this podcast
Sharon Doran serves as the teaching director of “Seeking Truth.” An experienced Bible Study teacher, Sharon has a passion for scripture that will motivate and challenge you to immerse yourself in God’s Word and apply His message to your everyday life.
Seeking Truth” is an in-depth Catholic Bible Study, commissioned by the Archdiocese of Omaha in response to John Paul II’s call to the New Evangelization as well as Pope Benedict XVI’s exhortation for all Catholics to study scripture. To learn more go to:www.seekingtruth.net

http://www.discerninghearts.com/?p=6943 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-5/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-5/feed/ 0 <p>O Mary Immaculate, Mother of God and our mother, from the heights of your dignity look down mercifully upon us while we, full of confidence in your unbounded goodness and confident that your Divine Son will look favorably upon any request you make of Him in our behalf, we beseech you to come to our aid and secure for us the favor we seek in this novena.<br /> (make your request)</p> <p>O Brilliant star of purity, Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in your assumption, triumphant in your coronation, show unto us the mercy of the Mother of God, Virgin Mary, Queen and Mother, be our comfort, hope, strength, and consolation. Amen.</p> <p>Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.</p> <p>Saint Bernadette, pray for us.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-5/">Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes 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-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-3/" rel="bookmark" title="Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 3">Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 3 </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-2/" rel="bookmark" title="Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 2">Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 2 </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-4/" rel="bookmark" title="Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 4">Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 4 </a></li> </ol> </div> Our-Lady-of-Lourdes-4

O Mary Immaculate, Mother of God and our mother, from the heights of your dignity look down mercifully upon us while we, full of confidence in your unbounded goodness and confident that your Divine Son will look favorably upon any request you make of Him in our behalf, we beseech you to come to our aid and secure for us the favor we seek in this novena.
(make your request)

O Brilliant star of purity, Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in your assumption, triumphant in your coronation, show unto us the mercy of the Mother of God, Virgin Mary, Queen and Mother, be our comfort, hope, strength, and consolation. Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ O Mary Immaculate, Mother of God and our mother, from the heights of your dignity look down mercifully upon us while we, full of confidence in your unbounded goodness and confident that your Divine Son will look favorably upon any request you make of H... O Mary Immaculate, Mother of God and our mother, from the heights of your dignity look down mercifully upon us while we, full of confidence in your unbounded goodness and confident that your Divine Son will look favorably upon any request you make of Him in our behalf, we beseech you to come to our aid and secure for us the favor we seek in this novena. KM clean 1:15
Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 4 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-4/ Sun, 05 Feb 2017 06:17:40 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/?p=6931 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-4/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-4/feed/ 0 <p>O Immaculate Queen of Heaven, we your wayward, erring children, join our unworthy prayers of praise and thanksgiving to those of the angels and saints and your own-the One, Holy, and Undivided Trinity may be glorified in heaven and on earth. Our Lady of Lourdes, as you looked down with love and mercy upon Bernadette as she prayed her rosary in the grotto, look down now, we beseech you, with love and mercy upon us. From the abundance of graces granted you by your Divine Son, sweet Mother of God, give to each of us all that your motherly heart sees we need and at this moment look with special favor on the grace we seek in this novena.</p> <p>(make your request)</p> <p>O Brilliant star of purity, Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in your assumption, triumphant in your coronation, show unto us the mercy of the Mother of God, Virgin Mary, Queen and Mother, be our comfort, hope, strength, and consolation. Amen.</p> <p>Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.</p> <p>Saint Bernadette, pray for us.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-4/">Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 4</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-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-2/" rel="bookmark" title="Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 2">Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 2 </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-3/" rel="bookmark" title="Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 3">Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 3 </a></li> </ol> </div> Our-Lady-of-Lourdes-3

O Immaculate Queen of Heaven, we your wayward, erring children, join our unworthy prayers of praise and thanksgiving to those of the angels and saints and your own-the One, Holy, and Undivided Trinity may be glorified in heaven and on earth. Our Lady of Lourdes, as you looked down with love and mercy upon Bernadette as she prayed her rosary in the grotto, look down now, we beseech you, with love and mercy upon us. From the abundance of graces granted you by your Divine Son, sweet Mother of God, give to each of us all that your motherly heart sees we need and at this moment look with special favor on the grace we seek in this novena.

(make your request)

O Brilliant star of purity, Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in your assumption, triumphant in your coronation, show unto us the mercy of the Mother of God, Virgin Mary, Queen and Mother, be our comfort, hope, strength, and consolation. Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ O Immaculate Queen of Heaven, we your wayward, erring children, join our unworthy prayers of praise and thanksgiving to those of the angels and saints and your own-the One, Holy, and Undivided Trinity may be glorified in heaven and on earth. O Immaculate Queen of Heaven, we your wayward, erring children, join our unworthy prayers of praise and thanksgiving to those of the angels and saints and your own-the One, Holy, and Undivided Trinity may be glorified in heaven and on earth. Our Lady of Lourdes, as you looked down with love and mercy upon Bernadette as she prayed her rosary in the grotto, look down now, we beseech you, with love and mercy upon us. From the abundance of graces granted you by your Divine Son, sweet Mother of God, give to each of us all that your motherly heart sees we need and at this moment look with special favor on the grace we seek in this novena. KM clean 1:40
Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 3 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-3/ Sat, 04 Feb 2017 06:27:05 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/?p=6915 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-3/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-3/feed/ 0 <p>"You are all fair, O Mary, and there is in you no stain of original sin." O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. O brilliant star of sanctity, as on that lovely day, upon a rough rock in Lourdes you spoke to the child Bernadette and a fountain broke from the plain earth and miracles happened and the great shrine of Lourdes began, so now I beseech you to hear our fervent prayer and do, we beseech you, grant us the petition we now so earnestly seek.</p> <p>(make your request)</p> <p>O Brilliant star of purity, Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in your assumption, triumphant in your coronation, show unto us the mercy of the Mother of God, Virgin Mary, Queen and Mother, be our comfort, hope, strength, and consolation. Amen.</p> <p>Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.</p> <p>Saint Bernadette, pray for us.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-3/">Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes 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/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-2/" rel="bookmark" title="Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 2">Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 2 </a></li> </ol> </div>

Our-Lady-of-Lourdes-2“You are all fair, O Mary, and there is in you no stain of original sin.” O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. O brilliant star of sanctity, as on that lovely day, upon a rough rock in Lourdes you spoke to the child Bernadette and a fountain broke from the plain earth and miracles happened and the great shrine of Lourdes began, so now I beseech you to hear our fervent prayer and do, we beseech you, grant us the petition we now so earnestly seek.

(make your request)

O Brilliant star of purity, Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in your assumption, triumphant in your coronation, show unto us the mercy of the Mother of God, Virgin Mary, Queen and Mother, be our comfort, hope, strength, and consolation. Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

 

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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ "You are all fair, O Mary, and there is in you no stain of original sin." O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. O brilliant star of sanctity, as on that lovely day, upon a rough rock in Lourdes you spoke to the child Ber... "You are all fair, O Mary, and there is in you no stain of original sin." O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. O brilliant star of sanctity, as on that lovely day, upon a rough rock in Lourdes you spoke to the child Bernadette and a fountain broke from the plain earth and miracles happened and the great shrine of Lourdes began, so now I beseech you to hear our fervent prayer and do, we beseech you, grant us the petition we now so earnestly seek. KM clean 1:30
Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 2 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-2/ Fri, 03 Feb 2017 06:05:35 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/?p=6912 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-2/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-2/feed/ 0 <p>Be blessed, O most pure Virgin, for having vouchsafed to manifest yourself shining with light, sweetness and beauty, in the Grotto of Lourdes, saying to the child Saint Bernadette: "I am the Immaculate Conception!" O Mary Immaculate, inflame our hearts with one ray of the burning love of your pure heart Let them be consumed with love for Jesus and for you, in order that we may merit one day to enjoy your glorious eternity. O dispenser of His graces here below, take into your keeping and present to your Divine Son the petition for which we are making this novena.</p> <p>(make your request)</p> <p>O Brilliant star of purity, Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in your assumption, triumphant in your coronation, show unto us the mercy of the Mother of God, Virgin Mary, Queen and Mother, be our comfort, hope, strength, and consolation. Amen.</p> <p>Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.</p> <p>Saint Bernadette, pray for us.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-day-2/">Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes 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 yarpp-related-none'> No related posts. </div> Our-Lady-of-Lourdes-1Be blessed, O most pure Virgin, for having vouchsafed to manifest yourself shining with light, sweetness and beauty, in the Grotto of Lourdes, saying to the child Saint Bernadette: “I am the Immaculate Conception!” O Mary Immaculate, inflame our hearts with one ray of the burning love of your pure heart Let them be consumed with love for Jesus and for you, in order that we may merit one day to enjoy your glorious eternity. O dispenser of His graces here below, take into your keeping and present to your Divine Son the petition for which we are making this novena.

(make your request)

O Brilliant star of purity, Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in your assumption, triumphant in your coronation, show unto us the mercy of the Mother of God, Virgin Mary, Queen and Mother, be our comfort, hope, strength, and consolation. Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Be blessed, O most pure Virgin, for having vouchsafed to manifest yourself shining with light, sweetness and beauty, in the Grotto of Lourdes, saying to the child Saint Bernadette: "I am the Immaculate Conception!" O Mary Immaculate, Be blessed, O most pure Virgin, for having vouchsafed to manifest yourself shining with light, sweetness and beauty, in the Grotto of Lourdes, saying to the child Saint Bernadette: “I am the Immaculate Conception!” O Mary Immaculate, inflame our hearts with one ray of the burning love of your pure heart Let them be consumed with love for Jesus and for you, in order that we may merit one day to enjoy your glorious eternity. O dispenser of His graces here below, take into your keeping and present to your Divine Son the petition for which we are making this novena.
(make your request)
O Brilliant star of purity, Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in your assumption, triumphant in your coronation, show unto us the mercy of the Mother of God, Virgin Mary, Queen and Mother, be our comfort, hope, strength, and consolation. Amen.
Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.
Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

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Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 1 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-lady-lourdes-day-1/ Thu, 02 Feb 2017 06:15:09 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/?p=11898 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-lady-lourdes-day-1/#comments http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-lady-lourdes-day-1/feed/ 1 <p>DAY ONE<br /> O Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, virgin and mother, queen of heaven, chosen from all eternity to be the Mother of the Eternal Word and in virtue of this title preserved from original sin, we kneel before you as did little Bernadette at Lourdes and pray with childlike trust in you that as we contemplate your glorious appearance at Lourdes, you will look with mercy on our present petition and secure for us a favorable answer to the request for which we are making this novena.</p> <p>(make your request)</p> <p>O Brilliant star of purity, Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in your assumption, triumphant in your coronation, show unto us the mercy of the Mother of God, Virgin Mary, Queen and Mother, be our comfort, hope, strength, and consolation. Amen.</p> <p>Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.</p> <p>Saint Bernadette, pray for us.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/novena-lady-lourdes-day-1/">Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Day 1</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss yarpp-related-none'> No related posts. </div> DAY ONEOur-Lady-of-Lourdes
O Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, virgin and mother, queen of heaven, chosen from all eternity to be the Mother of the Eternal Word and in virtue of this title preserved from original sin, we kneel before you as did little Bernadette at Lourdes and pray with childlike trust in you that as we contemplate your glorious appearance at Lourdes, you will look with mercy on our present petition and secure for us a favorable answer to the request for which we are making this novena.

(make your request)

O Brilliant star of purity, Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in your assumption, triumphant in your coronation, show unto us the mercy of the Mother of God, Virgin Mary, Queen and Mother, be our comfort, hope, strength, and consolation. Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ DAY ONE O Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, virgin and mother, queen of heaven, chosen from all eternity to be the Mother of the Eternal Word and in virtue of this title preserved from original sin, we kneel before you as did little Bernadette at ... DAY ONE

O Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, virgin and mother, queen of heaven, chosen from all eternity to be the Mother of the Eternal Word and in virtue of this title preserved from original sin, we kneel before you as did little Bernadette at Lourdes and pray with childlike trust in you that as we contemplate your glorious appearance at Lourdes, you will look with mercy on our present petition and secure for us a favorable answer to the request for which we are making this novena.
(make your request)
O Brilliant star of purity, Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in your assumption, triumphant in your coronation, show unto us the mercy of the Mother of God, Virgin Mary, Queen and Mother, be our comfort, hope, strength, and consolation. Amen.
Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.
Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

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IP#217 Pat Gohn – Blessed, Beautiful and Bodacious on Inside the Pages http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip217-pat-gohn-blessed-beautiful-and-bodacious-on-inside-the-pages-2/ Sat, 28 Jan 2017 15:19:24 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/?p=9880 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip217-pat-gohn-blessed-beautiful-and-bodacious-on-inside-the-pages-2/#comments http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip217-pat-gohn-blessed-beautiful-and-bodacious-on-inside-the-pages-2/feed/ 2 <p>What a sheer delight to talk with Pat Gohn about "Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious: Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood"! This book is a tour de force of insight on the unique gift of the authentic feminine nature. Pat has an engaging writing ability which richly and warmly blends the teachings of the Church and the Saints with her personal experience and witness. She is informative, sensitive, affirming and challenging; in her you will find the best qualities of the maternal nurturing nature. Pat Gohn can be considered a trusted spiritual mentor for the seeking hearts of women. After reading this book, if a woman is ever asked "Do you believe you are a beloved daughter of God?" she will more than likely be compelled to answer beautifully and bodaciously, "YES"!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip217-pat-gohn-blessed-beautiful-and-bodacious-on-inside-the-pages-2/">IP#217 Pat Gohn – Blessed, Beautiful and Bodacious 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/ip273-fr-christopher-collins-s-j-three-moments-day-inside-pages/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#273 Fr. Christopher Collins S.J. – Three Moments of the Day on Inside the Pages">IP#273 Fr. Christopher Collins S.J. – Three Moments of the Day on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip121-fr-larry-richards-surrender-on-inside-the-pages-2/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#121 Fr. Larry Richards – Surrender on Inside the Pages">IP#121 Fr. Larry Richards – Surrender on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip137-vivian-dudro-sigrid-undsets-ida-elisabeth-on-inside-the-pages-2/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#137 Vivian Dudro – Sigrid Undset’s “Ida Elisabeth” on Inside the Pages">IP#137 Vivian Dudro – Sigrid Undset’s “Ida Elisabeth” on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip251-anne-costa-2/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#251 – Anne Costa – Embracing Edith Stein on Inside the Pages">IP#251 – Anne Costa – Embracing Edith Stein on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip285-rod-dreher-how-dante-can-save-your-life-on-inside-the-pages/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#285 Rod Dreher – How Dante Can Save Your Life on Inside the Pages">IP#285 Rod Dreher – How Dante Can Save Your Life on Inside the Pages </a></li> </ol> </div>

What a sheer delight to talk with Pat Gohn about “Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious:  Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood”!  This book is a tour de force of insight on the unique gift of the authentic feminine nature.  Pat has an engaging writing ability which richly and warmly blends the teachings of the Church and the Saints with her personal experience and witness.  She is informative, sensitive,  affirming and challenging; in her you will find the best qualities of the maternal nurturing nature.  Pat Gohn can be considered a trusted spiritual mentor for the seeking hearts of women.  After reading this book, if a woman is ever asked “Do you believe you are a beloved daughter of God?” she will more than likely be compelled to answer beautifully and bodaciously, “YES”!

Blessed-BeautfulYou can find the book here

Be sure to visit Pat Gohn’s wonderful website found here

“In a simple and heartfelt manner, Pat Gohn breaks open the meaning of being a woman, offering insights and encouragement from her own experience. In a world filled with messages distorting the real beauty of womanhood, Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious is a breath of fresh air. Inspirational, yet very practical!” —Anastasia Northrop, President of Theology of the Body International Alliance, Founder of the National Catholic Single Conference

“Pat Gohn makes a convincing argument that–contrary to most media messaging–the Catholic Church has been sharing a view of the fullness of feminine genius, strength, and beauty that is downright holistic at its well-rounded depths. Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious is such a perfectly-timed (and sanely, gently offered) look at the ‘being’ part of modern womanhood that I cannot help but think the Holy Spirit wants this message out!” —Elizabeth Scalia, Author of Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life

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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ What a sheer delight to talk with Pat Gohn about "Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious: Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood"! This book is a tour de force of insight on the unique gift of the authentic feminine nature. What a sheer delight to talk with Pat Gohn about "Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious: Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood"! This book is a tour de force of insight on the unique gift of the authentic feminine nature. Pat has an engaging writing ability which richly and warmly blends the teachings of the Church and the Saints with her personal experience and witness. She is informative, sensitive, affirming and challenging; in her you will find the best qualities of the maternal nurturing nature. Pat Gohn can be considered a trusted spiritual mentor for the seeking hearts of women. After reading this book, if a woman is ever asked "Do you believe you are a beloved daughter of God?" she will more than likely be compelled to answer beautifully and bodacciously, "YES"! KM clean 27:55
St. Thomas Aquinas Novena Day 9 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas-novena-day-9/ Fri, 27 Jan 2017 17:11:07 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=20926 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas-novena-day-9/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas-novena-day-9/feed/ 0 <p>Day 9 St. Thomas you have taught Suppose a person entering a house were to feel heat on the porch, and going further, were to feel the heat increasing, the more they penetrated within. Doubtless, such a person would believe there was a fire in the house, even though they did not see the fire ... <a title="St. Thomas Aquinas Novena Day 9" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas-novena-day-9/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas-novena-day-9/">St. Thomas Aquinas Novena Day 9</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss yarpp-related-none'> No related posts. </div>
Day 9St. Thomas Aquinas

St. Thomas you have taught

Suppose a person entering a house were to feel heat on the porch, and going further, were to feel the heat increasing, the more they penetrated within. Doubtless, such a person would believe there was a fire in the house, even though they did not see the fire that must be causing all this heat. A similar thing will happen to anyone who considers this world in detail: one will observe that all things are arranged according to their degrees of beauty and excellence, and that the nearer they are to God, the more beautiful and better they are.Sermon on the Apostles’ Creed , 13-14

Through the intercession of St. Thomas Aquinas,

Grant me grace, O merciful God,
to desire ardently all that is pleasing to Thee,
to examine it prudently,
to acknowledge it truthfully,
and to accomplish it perfectly,
for the praise and glory of Thy name.

In particular, please obtain the favor I ask during this novena.
[Make your request here…]

Grant me, O Lord my God,
a mind to know you,
a heart to seek you,
wisdom to find you,
conduct pleasing to you,
faithful perseverance in waiting for you,
and a hope of finally embracing you.

Amen.

Background music excerpt: “O Salutaris Hostia”  performed by “Capella Musica Seoul

For the complete 9-day Novena with St. Thomas Aquinas
 

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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Day 9 St. Thomas you have taught Suppose a person entering a house were to feel heat on the porch, and going further, were to feel the heat increasing, the more they penetrated within. Doubtless, such a person would believe there was a fire in the hous... Day 9
St. Thomas you have taught
Suppose a person entering a house were to feel heat on the porch, and going further, were to feel the heat increasing, the more they penetrated within. Doubtless, such a person would believe there was a fire in the house, even though they did not see the fire that must be causing all this heat. A similar thing will happen to anyone who considers this world in detail: one will observe that all things are arranged according to their degrees of beauty and excellence, and that the nearer they are to God, the more beautiful and better they are.Sermon on the Apostles’ Creed , 13-14
Through the intercession of St. Thomas Aquinas,
Grant me grace, O merciful God,

to desire ardently all that is pleasing to Thee,

to examine it prudently,

to acknowledge it truthfully,

and to accomplish it perfectly,

for the praise and glory of Thy name.
In particular, please obtain the favor I ask during this novena.

[Make your request here…]

Grant me, O Lord my God,

a mind to know you,

a heart to seek you,

wisdom to find you,

conduct pleasing to you,

faithful perseverance in waiting for you,

and a hope of finally embracing you.
Amen.

Background music excerpt: “O Salutaris Hostia”  performed by “Capella Musica Seoul
For the complete 9-day Novena with St. Thomas Aquinas

 

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=20915 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas-novena-day-8/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas-novena-day-8/feed/ 0 <p>Day 8 St. Thomas you have taught “To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.” “We can’t have full knowledge all at once. We must start by believing; then afterwards we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves.”  Through the intercession of St. ... <a title="St. Thomas Aquinas Novena Day 8" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas-novena-day-8/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas-novena-day-8/">St. Thomas Aquinas Novena Day 8</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss yarpp-related-none'> No related posts. </div>
Day 8St.-Thomas-Aquinas-stain-gl

St. Thomas you have taught

“To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.”
“We can’t have full knowledge all at once. We must start by believing; then afterwards we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves.” 

Through the intercession of St. Thomas Aquinas,

Grant me grace, O merciful God,
to desire ardently all that is pleasing to Thee,
to examine it prudently,
to acknowledge it truthfully,
and to accomplish it perfectly,
for the praise and glory of Thy name.

In particular, please obtain the favor I ask during this novena.
[Make your request here…]

Grant me, O Lord my God,
a mind to know you,
a heart to seek you,
wisdom to find you,
conduct pleasing to you,
faithful perseverance in waiting for you,
and a hope of finally embracing you.

Amen.

Background music excerpt: “O Salutaris Hostia”  performed by “Capella Musica Seoul
For the complete 9-day Novena with St. Thomas Aquinas 

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Day 8 St. Thomas you have taught “To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.” “We can’t have full knowledge all at once. We must start by believing; then afterwards we may be led on to master th... Day 8
St. Thomas you have taught

“To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.”


“We can’t have full knowledge all at once. We must start by believing; then afterwards we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves.” 




Through the intercession of St. Thomas Aquinas,
Grant me grace, O merciful God,

to desire ardently all that is pleasing to Thee,

to examine it prudently,

to acknowledge it truthfully,

and to accomplish it perfectly,

for the praise and glory of Thy name.
In particular, please obtain the favor I ask during this novena.

[Make your request here…]

Grant me, O Lord my God,

a mind to know you,

a heart to seek you,

wisdom to find you,

conduct pleasing to you,

faithful perseverance in waiting for you,

and a hope of finally embracing you.
Amen.

Background music excerpt: “O Salutaris Hostia”  performed by “Capella Musica Seoul

For the complete 9-day Novena with St. Thomas Aquinas 

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St. Thomas Aquinas Novena Day 7 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas-novena-day-7/ Wed, 25 Jan 2017 10:47:23 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=20906 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas-novena-day-7/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas-novena-day-7/feed/ 0 <p>Day 7 St. Thomas you have taught “Fear is such a powerful emotion for humans that when we allow it to take us over, it drives compassion right out of our hearts.” “We must love them both, those whose opinions we share and those whose opinions we reject, for both have labored in the search for ... <a title="St. Thomas Aquinas Novena Day 7" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas-novena-day-7/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas-novena-day-7/">St. Thomas Aquinas Novena Day 7</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss yarpp-related-none'> No related posts. </div>
Day 7Thomas-Aquinas-Black-large

St. Thomas you have taught

“Fear is such a powerful emotion for humans that when we allow it to take us over, it drives compassion right out of our hearts.”

“We must love them both, those whose opinions we share and those whose opinions we reject, for both have labored in the search for truth, and both have helped us in finding it.”

Through the intercession of St. Thomas Aquinas,

Grant me grace, O merciful God,
to desire ardently all that is pleasing to Thee,
to examine it prudently,
to acknowledge it truthfully,
and to accomplish it perfectly,
for the praise and glory of Thy name.

In particular, please obtain the favor I ask during this novena.
[Make your request here…]

Grant me, O Lord my God,
a mind to know you,
a heart to seek you,
wisdom to find you,
conduct pleasing to you,
faithful perseverance in waiting for you,
and a hope of finally embracing you.

Amen.

Background music excerpt: “O Salutaris Hostia”  performed by “Capella Musica Seoul

For the complete 9-day Novena with St. Thomas Aquinas 

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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Day 7 St. Thomas you have taught “Fear is such a powerful emotion for humans that when we allow it to take us over, it drives compassion right out of our hearts.” “We must love them both, those whose opinions we share and those whose opinions we reject... Day 7
St. Thomas you have taught

“Fear is such a powerful emotion for humans that when we allow it to take us over, it drives compassion right out of our hearts.”
“We must love them both, those whose opinions we share and those whose opinions we reject, for both have labored in the search for truth, and both have helped us in finding it.”

Through the intercession of St. Thomas Aquinas,
Grant me grace, O merciful God,

to desire ardently all that is pleasing to Thee,

to examine it prudently,

to acknowledge it truthfully,

and to accomplish it perfectly,

for the praise and glory of Thy name.
In particular, please obtain the favor I ask during this novena.

[Make your request here…]

Grant me, O Lord my God,

a mind to know you,

a heart to seek you,

wisdom to find you,

conduct pleasing to you,

faithful perseverance in waiting for you,

and a hope of finally embracing you.
Amen.

Background music excerpt: “O Salutaris Hostia”  performed by “Capella Musica Seoul
For the complete 9-day Novena with St. Thomas Aquinas 

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St. Thomas Aquinas Novena Day 6 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas-novena-day-6/ Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:09:21 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=20901 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas-novena-day-6/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas-novena-day-6/feed/ 0 <p>Day 6 St. Thomas you have taught us to pray… Virgin full of goodness, Mother of mercy, I entrust to you my body and my soul, my thoughts and my actions, my life and my death. My Queen, come to my aid and deliver me from the snares of the devil. Obtain for me the grace of ... <a title="St. Thomas Aquinas Novena Day 6" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas-novena-day-6/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas-novena-day-6/">St. Thomas Aquinas Novena Day 6</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss yarpp-related-none'> No related posts. </div>
Day 6

St. Thomas you have taught us to pray…madonna-and-child-with-st-dominic-and-st-thomas-aquinas-fra-beato-1430

Virgin full of goodness,
Mother of mercy,
I entrust to you my body and my soul,
my thoughts and my actions,
my life and my death.

My Queen,
come to my aid
and deliver me from the snares of the devil.

Obtain for me the grace of loving
my Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
with a true and perfect love,
and after him,
Mary,
of loving you with all my heart
and above all things.

Amen.

Through the intercession of St. Thomas Aquinas,

Grant me grace, O merciful God,
to desire ardently all that is pleasing to Thee,
to examine it prudently,
to acknowledge it truthfully,
and to accomplish it perfectly,
for the praise and glory of Thy name.

In particular, please obtain the favor I ask during this novena.
[Make your request here…]

Grant me, O Lord my God,
a mind to know you,
a heart to seek you,
wisdom to find you,
conduct pleasing to you,
faithful perseverance in waiting for you,
and a hope of finally embracing you.

Amen.

Background music excerpt: “O Salutaris Hostia”  performed by “Capella Musica Seoul
For the complete 9-day Novena with St. Thomas Aquinas

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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Day 6 St. Thomas you have taught us to pray… Virgin full of goodness, Mother of mercy, I entrust to you my body and my soul, my thoughts and my actions, my life and my death. My Queen, come to my aid and deliver me from the snares of the devil. Day 6
St. Thomas you have taught us to pray…

Virgin full of goodness,

Mother of mercy,

I entrust to you my body and my soul,

my thoughts and my actions,

my life and my death.
My Queen,

come to my aid

and deliver me from the snares of the devil.
Obtain for me the grace of loving

my Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

with a true and perfect love,

and after him,

Mary,

of loving you with all my heart

and above all things.
Amen.

Through the intercession of St. Thomas Aquinas,
Grant me grace, O merciful God,

to desire ardently all that is pleasing to Thee,

to examine it prudently,

to acknowledge it truthfully,

and to accomplish it perfectly,

for the praise and glory of Thy name.
In particular, please obtain the favor I ask during this novena.

[Make your request here…]

Grant me, O Lord my God,

a mind to know you,

a heart to seek you,

wisdom to find you,

conduct pleasing to you,

faithful perseverance in waiting for you,

and a hope of finally embracing you.
Amen.

Background music excerpt: “O Salutaris Hostia”  performed by “Capella Musica Seoul

For the complete 9-day Novena with St. Thomas Aquinas

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=20897 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas-novena-day-5/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas-novena-day-5/feed/ 0 <p>Day 5 St. Thomas you have taught that: “The world tempts us either by attaching us to it in prosperity, or by filling us with fear of adversity. But faith overcomes this in that we believe in a life to come better than this one, and hence we despise the riches of this world and we ... <a title="St. Thomas Aquinas Novena Day 5" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas-novena-day-5/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas-novena-day-5/">St. Thomas Aquinas 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 yarpp-related-none'> No related posts. </div>
Day 5

St. Thomas you have taught that:St.-Thomas-Aquinas

“The world tempts us either by attaching us to it in prosperity, or by filling us with fear of adversity. But faith overcomes this in that we believe in a life to come better than this one, and hence we despise the riches of this world and we are not terrified in the face of adversity.”

― Thomas Aquinas, The Catechetical Instructions

Through the intercession of St. Thomas Aquinas,

Grant me grace, O merciful God,
to desire ardently all that is pleasing to Thee,
to examine it prudently,
to acknowledge it truthfully,
and to accomplish it perfectly,
for the praise and glory of Thy name.

In particular, please obtain the favor I ask during this novena.
[Make your request here…]

Grant me, O Lord my God,
a mind to know you,
a heart to seek you,
wisdom to find you,
conduct pleasing to you,
faithful perseverance in waiting for you,
and a hope of finally embracing you.

Amen.

Background music excerpt: “O Salutaris Hostia”  performed by “Capella Musica Seoul
For the complete 9-day Novena with St. Thomas Aquinas

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Day 5 St. Thomas you have taught that: “The world tempts us either by attaching us to it in prosperity, or by filling us with fear of adversity. But faith overcomes this in that we believe in a life to come better than this one, Day 5
St. Thomas you have taught that:

“The world tempts us either by attaching us to it in prosperity, or by filling us with fear of adversity. But faith overcomes this in that we believe in a life to come better than this one, and hence we despise the riches of this world and we are not terrified in the face of adversity.”
― Thomas Aquinas, The Catechetical Instructions

Through the intercession of St. Thomas Aquinas,
Grant me grace, O merciful God,

to desire ardently all that is pleasing to Thee,

to examine it prudently,

to acknowledge it truthfully,

and to accomplish it perfectly,

for the praise and glory of Thy name.
In particular, please obtain the favor I ask during this novena.

[Make your request here…]

Grant me, O Lord my God,

a mind to know you,

a heart to seek you,

wisdom to find you,

conduct pleasing to you,

faithful perseverance in waiting for you,

and a hope of finally embracing you.
Amen.

Background music excerpt: “O Salutaris Hostia”  performed by “Capella Musica Seoul

For the complete 9-day Novena with St. Thomas Aquinas

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St. Francis de Sales Novena Day 9 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-9/ Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:22:56 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/?p=11840 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-9/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-9/feed/ 0 <p>Think for a moment of the piety of the Madonna when the angel told her that the Spirit would overshadow her. What sentiments of humility, confidence and courage! At the very moment when she understood that God had given her His heart, that is, His Son, she gave herself to God. Her soul was flooded with charity, so she could say with the sacred spouse, "...My heart trembled within me, and I grew faint when he spoke." [Sg:5:4] As far as we are concerned, we receive a similar grace in Communion, because not an angel but Jesus Christ Himself assures us that in it the Holy Spirit descends on us. Heavenly power covers us with its shadow and the Son of God really comes to us. He can say that He is conceived and born in us. Truly then, the soul can respond with the Madonna, "I am the servant of the Lord; let is be done to me as you say." [Lk 1:38] (Spiritual Directory, Art. 12)</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-9/">St. Francis de Sales Novena Day 9</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <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/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-7/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Francis de Sales Novena Day 7">St. Francis de Sales Novena Day 7 </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-8/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Francis de Sales Novena Day 8">St. Francis de Sales Novena Day 8 </a></li> </ol> </div>  

Day 9

Think for a moment of the piety of the Madonna when the angel told her that the Spirit would overshadow her. What sentiments of humility, confidence and courage! At the very moment when she understood that God had given her His heart, that is, His Son, she gave herself to God. Her soul was flooded with charity, so she could say with the sacred spouse, “…My heart trembled within me, and I grew faint when he spoke.” [Sg:5:4] As far as we are concerned, we receive a similar grace in Communion, because not an angel but Jesus Christ Himself assures us that in it the Holy Spirit descends on us. Heavenly power covers us with its shadow and the Son of God really comes to us. He can say that He is conceived and born in us. Truly then, the soul can respond with the Madonna, “I am the servant of the Lord; let is be done to me as you say.” [Lk 1:38] (Spiritual Directory, Art. 12)

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.

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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Think for a moment of the piety of the Madonna when the angel told her that the Spirit would overshadow her. What sentiments of humility, confidence and courage! At the very moment when she understood that God had given her His heart, that is, Think for a moment of the piety of the Madonna when the angel told her that the Spirit would overshadow her. What sentiments of humility, confidence and courage! At the very moment when she understood that God had given her His heart, that is, His Son, she gave herself to God. Her soul was flooded with charity, so she could say with the sacred spouse, "...My heart trembled within me, and I grew faint when he spoke." [Sg:5:4] As far as we are concerned, we receive a similar grace in Communion, because not an angel but Jesus Christ Himself assures us that in it the Holy Spirit descends on us. Heavenly power covers us with its shadow and the Son of God really comes to us. He can say that He is conceived and born in us. Truly then, the soul can respond with the Madonna, "I am the servant of the Lord; let is be done to me as you say." [Lk 1:38] (Spiritual Directory, Art. 12) KM clean 2:58
St. Francis de Sales Novena Day 8 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-8/ Sun, 22 Jan 2017 10:44:24 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/?p=11826 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-8/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-8/feed/ 0 <p>Day 8</p> <p> One of the greatest proofs of love that Jesus displayed on the cross was putting up with the imperfections of His neighbor. There He showed us that He has a heart that loves us tenderly and watches over us kindly. He even showed His love for those who put Him to death. In those dire moments the Savior expressed thoughts of love even for his executioners, pardoning them in the very act of sinning! How petty-minded we are when we cannot bring ourselves to forget some injury received, even after a long time! Whoever sincerely pardons another calls down abundant blessings and perfectly imitates Christ. (Spiritual Treatises IV; O. VI, pp. 65-66)</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-8/">St. Francis de Sales Novena Day 8</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <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/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-6/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Francis de Sales Novena Day 6">St. Francis de Sales Novena Day 6 </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-7/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Francis de Sales Novena Day 7">St. Francis de Sales Novena Day 7 </a></li> </ol> </div> Day 8

One of the greatest proofs of love that Jesus displayed on the cross was putting up with the imperfections of His neighbor. There He showed us that He has a heart that loves us tenderly and watches over us kindly. He even showed His love for those who put Him to death. In those dire moments the Savior expressed thoughts of love even for his executioners, pardoning them in the very act of sinning! How petty-minded we are when we cannot bring ourselves to forget some injury received, even after a long time! Whoever sincerely pardons another calls down abundant blessings and perfectly imitates Christ. (Spiritual Treatises IV; O. VI, pp. 65-66)

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/ Day 8 One of the greatest proofs of love that Jesus displayed on the cross was putting up with the imperfections of His neighbor. There He showed us that He has a heart that loves us tenderly and watches over us kindly. Day 8
One of the greatest proofs of love that Jesus displayed on the cross was putting up with the imperfections of His neighbor. There He showed us that He has a heart that loves us tenderly and watches over us kindly. He even showed His love for those who put Him to death. In those dire moments the Savior expressed thoughts of love even for his executioners, pardoning them in the very act of sinning! How petty-minded we are when we cannot bring ourselves to forget some injury received, even after a long time! Whoever sincerely pardons another calls down abundant blessings and perfectly imitates Christ. (Spiritual Treatises IV; O. VI, pp. 65-66)
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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Day 4

St. Thomas you have taught that:thomas-av-aquino-summa

“Many cry to the Lord that they may win riches, that they may avoid losses; they cry that their family may be established, they ask for temporal happiness, for worldly dignities; and, lastly, they cry for bodily health, which is the patrimony of the poor. For these and such like things many cry to the Lord; hardly one cries for the Lord Himself! How easy it is for a man to desire all manner of things from the Lord and yet not desire the Lord Himself! As though the gift could be sweeter than the Giver!”

― Thomas Aquinas, On Prayer and The Contemplative Life

Through the intercession of St. Thomas Aquinas,

Grant me grace, O merciful God,
to desire ardently all that is pleasing to Thee,
to examine it prudently,
to acknowledge it truthfully,
and to accomplish it perfectly,
for the praise and glory of Thy name.

In particular, please obtain the favor I ask during this novena.
[Make your request here…]

Grant me, O Lord my God,
a mind to know you,
a heart to seek you,
wisdom to find you,
conduct pleasing to you,
faithful perseverance in waiting for you,
and a hope of finally embracing you.

Amen.

Background music excerpt: “O Salutaris Hostia”  performed by “Capella Musica Seoul
For the complete 9-day Novena with St. Thomas Aquinas

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Day 4 St. Thomas you have taught that: “Many cry to the Lord that they may win riches, that they may avoid losses; they cry that their family may be established, they ask for temporal happiness, for worldly dignities; and, lastly, Day 4
St. Thomas you have taught that:

“Many cry to the Lord that they may win riches, that they may avoid losses; they cry that their family may be established, they ask for temporal happiness, for worldly dignities; and, lastly, they cry for bodily health, which is the patrimony of the poor. For these and such like things many cry to the Lord; hardly one cries for the Lord Himself! How easy it is for a man to desire all manner of things from the Lord and yet not desire the Lord Himself! As though the gift could be sweeter than the Giver!”
― Thomas Aquinas, On Prayer and The Contemplative Life

Through the intercession of St. Thomas Aquinas,
Grant me grace, O merciful God,

to desire ardently all that is pleasing to Thee,

to examine it prudently,

to acknowledge it truthfully,

and to accomplish it perfectly,

for the praise and glory of Thy name.
In particular, please obtain the favor I ask during this novena.

[Make your request here…]

Grant me, O Lord my God,

a mind to know you,

a heart to seek you,

wisdom to find you,

conduct pleasing to you,

faithful perseverance in waiting for you,

and a hope of finally embracing you.
Amen.

Background music excerpt: “O Salutaris Hostia”  performed by “Capella Musica Seoul

For the complete 9-day Novena with St. Thomas Aquinas

http://www.discerninghearts.com/?p=11806 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-7/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-7/feed/ 0 <p>Day 7</p> <p>Our intellect is ordinarily full of ideas, opinions and considerations suggested by self-love. This is the root of many conflicts within the soul, putting before us all sorts of reasons dictated by human prudence to justify our pretensions. People who make use of this false prudence, instead of enlightening their intellect, obscure it. They reject advice given to them and let those reasons prevail in their minds which support their own opinions, even wrong ones. Make use of the virtue of prudence because it is good, but make good use of it. Employ it only rarely, with simplicity, and solely for the glory of God. (Sermons 30; O. IX, pp. 297-298)</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-7/">St. Francis de Sales Novena Day 7</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <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/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-4/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Francis de Sales Novena Day 4">St. Francis de Sales Novena Day 4 </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-6/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Francis de Sales Novena Day 6">St. Francis de Sales Novena Day 6 </a></li> </ol> </div> Day 7

Our intellect is ordinarily full of ideas, opinions and considerations suggested by self-love. This is the root of many conflicts within the soul, putting before us all sorts of reasons dictated by human prudence to justify our pretensions. People who make use of this false prudence, instead of enlightening their intellect, obscure it. They reject advice given to them and let those reasons prevail in their minds which support their own opinions, even wrong ones. Make use of the virtue of prudence because it is good, but make good use of it. Employ it only rarely, with simplicity, and solely for the glory of God. (Sermons 30; O. IX, pp. 297-298)

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/ Day 7 - Our intellect is ordinarily full of ideas, opinions and considerations suggested by self-love. This is the root of many conflicts within the soul, putting before us all sorts of reasons dictated by human prudence to justify our pretensions. Day 7
Our intellect is ordinarily full of ideas, opinions and considerations suggested by self-love. This is the root of many conflicts within the soul, putting before us all sorts of reasons dictated by human prudence to justify our pretensions. People who make use of this false prudence, instead of enlightening their intellect, obscure it. They reject advice given to them and let those reasons prevail in their minds which support their own opinions, even wrong ones. Make use of the virtue of prudence because it is good, but make good use of it. Employ it only rarely, with simplicity, and solely for the glory of God. (Sermons 30; O. IX, pp. 297-298)
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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St. Thomas Aquinas Novena Day 3 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas-novena-day-3/ Sat, 21 Jan 2017 10:35:39 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=20872 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas-novena-day-3/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas-novena-day-3/feed/ 0 <p>Day 3 St. Thomas you have taught that: “God loves his creatures, and he loves each one the more, the more it shares his own goodness, which is the first and primary object of his love. Therefore he wants the desires of his rational creatures to be fulfilled because they share most perfectly of all creatures ... <a title="St. Thomas Aquinas Novena Day 3" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas-novena-day-3/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas-novena-day-3/">St. Thomas Aquinas 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 yarpp-related-none'> No related posts. </div>
Day 3

St. Thomas you have taught that:Dr. Matthew Bunson - Insights on the Church Yesterday and Today 2

“God loves his creatures, and he loves each one the more, the more it shares his own goodness, which is the first and primary object of his love. Therefore he wants the desires of his rational creatures to be fulfilled because they share most perfectly of all creatures the goodness of God.

And his will is an accomplisher of things because he is the cause of things by his will. So it belongs to the divine goodness to fulfill the desires of rational creatures which are put to him in prayer.”

― Thomas Aquinas, Faith, Reason and Theology

Through the intercession of St. Thomas Aquinas,

Grant me grace, O merciful God,
to desire ardently all that is pleasing to Thee,
to examine it prudently,
to acknowledge it truthfully,
and to accomplish it perfectly,
for the praise and glory of Thy name.

In particular, please obtain the favor I ask during this novena.
[Make your request here…]

Grant me, O Lord my God,
a mind to know you,
a heart to seek you,
wisdom to find you,
conduct pleasing to you,
faithful perseverance in waiting for you,
and a hope of finally embracing you.

Amen.

Background music excerpt: “O Salutaris Hostia”  performed by “Capella Musica Seoul
For the complete 9-day Novena with St. Thomas Aquinas

The post St. Thomas Aquinas Novena Day 3 appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Day 3 St. Thomas you have taught that: “God loves his creatures, and he loves each one the more, the more it shares his own goodness, which is the first and primary object of his love. Therefore he wants the desires of his rational creatures to be fulf... Day 3
St. Thomas you have taught that:

“God loves his creatures, and he loves each one the more, the more it shares his own goodness, which is the first and primary object of his love. Therefore he wants the desires of his rational creatures to be fulfilled because they share most perfectly of all creatures the goodness of God.
And his will is an accomplisher of things because he is the cause of things by his will. So it belongs to the divine goodness to fulfill the desires of rational creatures which are put to him in prayer.”
― Thomas Aquinas, Faith, Reason and Theology

Through the intercession of St. Thomas Aquinas,
Grant me grace, O merciful God,

to desire ardently all that is pleasing to Thee,

to examine it prudently,

to acknowledge it truthfully,

and to accomplish it perfectly,

for the praise and glory of Thy name.
In particular, please obtain the favor I ask during this novena.

[Make your request here…]

Grant me, O Lord my God,

a mind to know you,

a heart to seek you,

wisdom to find you,

conduct pleasing to you,

faithful perseverance in waiting for you,

and a hope of finally embracing you.
Amen.

Background music excerpt: “O Salutaris Hostia”  performed by “Capella Musica Seoul

For the complete 9-day Novena with St. Thomas Aquinas

http://www.discerninghearts.com/?p=9961 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip221-dr-scott-hahn-consuming-the-word-on-inside-the-pages-2/#comments http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip221-dr-scott-hahn-consuming-the-word-on-inside-the-pages-2/feed/ 1 <p>What a delight to be joined once again by Dr. Scott Hahn to share in a conversation about the delicious meal contained in our Sacred Scriptures. In "Consuming the Word: The New Testament and the Eucharist in the Early Church", Dr. Hahn helps us to make an important paradigm shift in our contemplation of the Word of God. Not just words transmitted in the pages of a book, The Word is meant to be seen as an action of Love. That action is best related in the gift of the Eucharist. Blessed John Paul II asked Catholics to "base the New Evangelization on the Eucharist". As Catholics, we know Christ as the Eucharistic Lord and that is how the early Church proclaimed him. Dr Hahn reminds us that in the early Church there was no book that could be called the "New Testament". That phrase was used to describe the Mass. Dr. Hahn will also go on to warn us of the dangers found in "intellectualizing the Bible, by recalling for us what St. Paul has said, "Knowledge puffs up, love builds up... It's not love instead of knowledge, but knowledge ordered to love, because you can't love what you do not know, but you can know and not love". What an outstanding book, yet again, brought to us by Dr.Scott Hahn!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip221-dr-scott-hahn-consuming-the-word-on-inside-the-pages-2/">IP#221 Dr. Scott Hahn – Consuming the Word 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/this-weeks-shows-featuring-2/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#1 Kimberly Hahn – “Beloved and Blessed” on Inside the Pages">IP#1 Kimberly Hahn – “Beloved and Blessed” on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/inside-the-pages-welcomes-dr-scott-hahn-2/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#5 Scott Hahn – “Many Are Called” on Inside the Pages">IP#5 Scott Hahn – “Many Are Called” on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip54-dr-scott-hahn-verbum-domini-part-1-on-inside-the-pages-2/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#54 Dr. Scott Hahn – Verbum Domini part 1 on Inside the Pages">IP#54 Dr. Scott Hahn – Verbum Domini part 1 on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip196-mark-brumley-knowing-god-on-inside-the-pages-2/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#196 Mark Brumley – “Knowing God” on Inside the Pages">IP#196 Mark Brumley – “Knowing God” on Inside the Pages </a></li> </ol> </div> What a delight to be joined once again by Dr. Scott Hahn to share in a conversation about the delicious meal contained in our Sacred Scriptures. In “Consuming the Word: The New Testament and the Eucharist in the Early Church”, Dr. Hahn helps us to make an important paradigm shift in our contemplation of the Word of God. Not just words transmitted in the pages of a book,  The Word is meant to be seen as an action of Love. That action is best related in the gift of the Eucharist. St. John Paul II asked Catholics to “base the New Evangelization on the Eucharist”. As Catholics, we know Christ as the Eucharistic Lord and that is how the early Church proclaimed him. Dr. Hahn reminds us that in the early Church there was no book that could be called the “New Testament”. That phrase was used to describe the Mass. Dr. Hahn will also go on to warn us of the dangers found in  “intellectualizing the Bible, by recalling for us what St. Paul has said, “Knowledge puffs up, love builds up… It’s not love instead of knowledge, but knowledge ordered to love, because you can’t love what you do not know, but you can know and not love”. What an outstanding book, yet again, brought to us by Dr.Scott Hahn!

You can find the book here

“Scott Hahn has a well-earned reputation as a vivid guide to the Word of God.  That skill is elegantly on display here. Consuming the Word is erudite and accessible, rich in content and lucid in style — an engaging read for anyone who seeks to better understand the profound interplay of Scripture, Liturgy and the role of the Church in Christian life.” Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia

“With words that are both accessible and erudite, Dr. Scott Hahn introduces us anew to the Eternal Word of the New Testament, a word that is given to us, not simply as a text in a book, but as the living and real presence of the Lord Jesus himself.” Very Reverend Robert Barron, author of Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ What a delight to be joined once again by Dr. Scott Hahn to share in a conversation about the delicious meal contained in our Sacred Scriptures. In "Consuming the Word: The New Testament and the Eucharist in the Early Church", Dr. What a delight to be joined once again by Dr. Scott Hahn to share in a conversation about the delicious meal contained in our Sacred Scriptures. In "Consuming the Word: The New Testament and the Eucharist in the Early Church", Dr. Hahn helps us to make an important paradigm shift in our contemplation of the Word of God. Not just words transmitted in the pages of a book, The Word is meant to be seen as an action of Love. That action is best related in the gift of the Eucharist. Blessed John Paul II asked Catholics to "base the New Evangelization on the Eucharist". As Catholics, we know Christ as the Eucharistic Lord and that is how the early Church proclaimed him. Dr Hahn reminds us that in the early Church there was no book that could be called the "New Testament". That phrase was used to describe the Mass. Dr. Hahn will also go on to warn us of the dangers found in "intellectualizing the Bible, by recalling for us what St. Paul has said, "Knowledge puffs up, love builds up... It's not love instead of knowledge, but knowledge ordered to love, because you can't love what you do not know, but you can know and not love". What an outstanding book, yet again, brought to us by Dr.Scott Hahn! KM clean 28:58 St. Thomas Aquinas Novena Day 2 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas-novena-day-2/ Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:34:02 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=20860 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas-novena-day-2/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas-novena-day-2/feed/ 0 <p>Day 2 St. Thomas you have taught that: “Even though the natural light of the human mind is inadequate to make known what is revealed by faith, nevertheless what is divinely taught to us by faith cannot be contrary to what we are endowed with by nature. One or the other would have to be false, ... <a title="St. Thomas Aquinas Novena Day 2" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas-novena-day-2/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas-novena-day-2/">St. Thomas Aquinas 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 yarpp-related-none'> No related posts. </div>
Day 2fra-bartolommeo-st-thomas-aquinas-reading-circa-1510-11_b (1)

St. Thomas you have taught that:

“Even though the natural light of the human mind is inadequate to make known what is revealed by faith, nevertheless what is divinely taught to us by faith cannot be contrary to what we are endowed with by nature. One or the other would have to be false, and since we have both of them from God, he would be the cause of our error, which is impossible.”

― Thomas Aquinas, Faith, Reason and Theology

Through the intercession of St. Thomas Aquinas,

Grant me grace, O merciful God,
to desire ardently all that is pleasing to Thee,
to examine it prudently,
to acknowledge it truthfully,
and to accomplish it perfectly,
for the praise and glory of Thy name.

In particular, please obtain the favor I ask during this novena.
[Make your request here…]

Grant me, O Lord my God,
a mind to know you,
a heart to seek you,
wisdom to find you,
conduct pleasing to you,
faithful perseverance in waiting for you,
and a hope of finally embracing you.

Amen.

Background music excerpt: “O Salutaris Hostia”  performed by “Capella Musica Seoul
For the complete 9-day Novena with St. Thomas Aquinas

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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Day 2 St. Thomas you have taught that: “Even though the natural light of the human mind is inadequate to make known what is revealed by faith, nevertheless what is divinely taught to us by faith cannot be contrary to what we are endowed with by nature.... Day 2
St. Thomas you have taught that:

“Even though the natural light of the human mind is inadequate to make known what is revealed by faith, nevertheless what is divinely taught to us by faith cannot be contrary to what we are endowed with by nature. One or the other would have to be false, and since we have both of them from God, he would be the cause of our error, which is impossible.”
― Thomas Aquinas, Faith, Reason and Theology

Through the intercession of St. Thomas Aquinas,
Grant me grace, O merciful God,

to desire ardently all that is pleasing to Thee,

to examine it prudently,

to acknowledge it truthfully,

and to accomplish it perfectly,

for the praise and glory of Thy name.
In particular, please obtain the favor I ask during this novena.

[Make your request here…]

Grant me, O Lord my God,

a mind to know you,

a heart to seek you,

wisdom to find you,

conduct pleasing to you,

faithful perseverance in waiting for you,

and a hope of finally embracing you.
Amen.

Background music excerpt: “O Salutaris Hostia”  performed by “Capella Musica Seoul

For the complete 9-day Novena with St. Thomas Aquinas

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RC#9 The World Goes Mad – The Resilient Church /w Mike Aquilina http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/rc9-world-goes-mad-resilient-church-w-mike-aquilina/ Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:33:12 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=24404 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/rc9-world-goes-mad-resilient-church-w-mike-aquilina/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/rc9-world-goes-mad-resilient-church-w-mike-aquilina/feed/ 0 <p>RC-V9 The World Goes Mad – The Resilient Church /w Mike Aquilina from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo. Episode 9 – The World Goes Mad Europeans were amazed by these events happening across the sea. The French especially, who were instrumental in the success of the American Revolution, were fascinated by men like Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin ... <a title="RC#9 The World Goes Mad – The Resilient Church /w Mike Aquilina" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/rc9-world-goes-mad-resilient-church-w-mike-aquilina/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/rc9-world-goes-mad-resilient-church-w-mike-aquilina/">RC#9 The World Goes Mad – The Resilient Church /w Mike Aquilina</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/rof3-confession-the-history-of-mercy-roots-of-the-faith-with-mike-aquilina-2/" rel="bookmark" title="ROF#3 – Confession: the history of mercy – Roots of the Faith with Mike Aquilina">ROF#3 – Confession: the history of mercy – Roots of the Faith with Mike Aquilina </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/rc2-martyrs-cup-resilient-church-w-mike-aquilina/" rel="bookmark" title="RC#2 – The Martyr’s Cup – The Resilient Church w/ Mike Aquilina">RC#2 – The Martyr’s Cup – The Resilient Church w/ Mike Aquilina </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> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/rc5-light-dark-ages-resilient-church-w-mike-aquilina/" rel="bookmark" title="RC#5 Light in the Dark Ages – The Resilient Church /w Mike Aquilina">RC#5 Light in the Dark Ages – The Resilient Church /w Mike Aquilina </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/rc8-conversion-new-world-resilient-church-w-mike-aquilina/" rel="bookmark" title="RC#8 The Conversion of the New World- The Resilient Church /w Mike Aquilina">RC#8 The Conversion of the New World- The Resilient Church /w Mike Aquilina </a></li> </ol> </div>

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Europeans were amazed by these events happening across the sea. The French especially, who were instrumental in the success of the American Revolution, were fascinated by men like Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, who seemed to combine European refinement with colonial common sense. Inevitably, French intellectuals began to ask the obvious question: if it had worked in America, might it not also be possible for a European country to throw off tyranny and substitute liberty?

 

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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ RC-V9 The World Goes Mad – The Resilient Church /w Mike Aquilina from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo. Episode 9 – The World Goes Mad Europeans were amazed by these events happening across the sea. The French especially,
RC-V9 The World Goes Mad – The Resilient Church /w Mike Aquilina from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo.
Episode 9 – The World Goes Mad

Europeans were amazed by these events happening across the sea. The French especially, who were instrumental in the success of the American Revolution, were fascinated by men like Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, who seemed to combine European refinement with colonial common sense. Inevitably, French intellectuals began to ask the obvious question: if it had worked in America, might it not also be possible for a European country to throw off tyranny and substitute liberty?
 

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Pick up a copy of Mike’s book.
Also visit Mike’s “Discerning Hearts” page for more audio downloads and information!

http://www.discerninghearts.com/?p=11797 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-6/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-6/feed/ 0 <p>Do not pay any attention to the kind of work you do, but rather to the honor that it brings to God, even though it may seem quite trivial. Desire only to do the Divine Will, following Divine Providence, which is the disposition of Divine Wisdom. In a word, if your works are pleasing to God and recognized as such, that is all that matters. Work hard every day at increasing your purity of heart, which consists in appraising things and weighing them in the balance of God's will. (Letters 280; O. XIII, p. 53)</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-6/">St. Francis de Sales Novena Day 6</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/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/st-francis-de-sales-novena-day-4/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Francis de Sales Novena Day 4">St. Francis de Sales Novena Day 4 </a></li> </ol> </div> Day 6

Do not pay any attention to the kind of work you do, but rather to the honor that it brings to God, even though it may seem quite trivial. Desire only to do the Divine Will, following Divine Providence, which is the disposition of Divine Wisdom. In a word, if your works are pleasing to God and recognized as such, that is all that matters. Work hard every day at increasing your purity of heart, which consists in appraising things and weighing them in the balance of God’s will. (Letters 280; O. XIII, p. 53)

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.

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Do not pay any attention to the kind of work you do, but rather to the honor that it brings to God, even though it may seem quite trivial. Desire only to do the Divine Will, following Divine Providence, which is the disposition of Divine Wisdom. Day 6
Do not pay any attention to the kind of work you do, but rather to the honor that it brings to God, even though it may seem quite trivial. Desire only to do the Divine Will, following Divine Providence, which is the disposition of Divine Wisdom. In a word, if your works are pleasing to God and recognized as such, that is all that matters. Work hard every day at increasing your purity of heart, which consists in appraising things and weighing them in the balance of God’s will. (Letters 280; O. XIII, p. 53)
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/catholic-podcasts/?p=24358 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ba-v5-spiritual-struggle-remedy-begin-fr-timothy-gallagher/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ba-v5-spiritual-struggle-remedy-begin-fr-timothy-gallagher/feed/ 0 <p>The Spiritual Struggle and the Remedy – Begin Again /w Fr. Timothy Gallagher – Ep. 5 from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo. In this episode, Fr. Timothy Gallagher discusses the importance of the “spiritual struggles” in the life Ven. Lanteri. Outwardly, he was faced with a hostile secular climate. He also experienced tremendous physical struggles, as ... <a title="BA-V5 The Spiritual Struggle and the Remedy Begin Again with Fr. Timothy Gallagher" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ba-v5-spiritual-struggle-remedy-begin-fr-timothy-gallagher/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ba-v5-spiritual-struggle-remedy-begin-fr-timothy-gallagher/">BA-V5 The Spiritual Struggle and the Remedy 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/ba-v3-crucible-suffering-gift-faith-begin-fr-timothy-gallagher/" rel="bookmark" title="BA-V3 – The Crucible of Suffering and the Gift of Faith – Begin Again with Fr. Timothy Gallagher">BA-V3 – The Crucible of Suffering and the Gift of Faith – Begin Again with Fr. Timothy Gallagher </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ba6-refuse-to-accept-discouragement-begin-again-the-spiritual-legacy-of-ven-bruno-lanteri-with-fr-timothy-gallagher-2/" rel="bookmark" title="BA6 – “Refuse to Accept Discouragement” – Begin Again: The Spiritual Legacy of Ven. Bruno Lanteri with Fr. Timothy Gallagher">BA6 – “Refuse to Accept Discouragement” – Begin Again: The Spiritual Legacy of Ven. Bruno Lanteri with Fr. Timothy Gallagher </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ba14-fixing-our-eyes-on-the-crucified-christ-begin-again-the-spiritual-legacy-of-ven-bruno-lanteri-with-fr-timothy-gallagher/" rel="bookmark" title="BA14 – “Fixing Our Eyes on the Crucified Christ” – Begin Again: The Spiritual Legacy of Ven. Bruno Lanteri with Fr. Timothy Gallagher">BA14 – “Fixing Our Eyes on the Crucified Christ” – Begin Again: The Spiritual Legacy of Ven. Bruno Lanteri with Fr. Timothy Gallagher </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/11-ninth-rule-discernment-spirits-w-fr-timothy-gallagher-omv-video-podcasts/" rel="bookmark" title="#11 The Ninth Rule – The Discernment of Spirits /w Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV – Video Podcasts">#11 The Ninth Rule – The Discernment of Spirits /w Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV – Video Podcasts </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/12-tenth-rule-discernment-spirits-w-fr-timothy-gallagher-omv-video-podcasts/" rel="bookmark" title="#12 The Tenth Rule – The Discernment of Spirits /w Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV – Video Podcasts">#12 The Tenth Rule – The Discernment of Spirits /w Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV – Video Podcasts </a></li> </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 importance of the “spiritual struggles” in the life Ven. Lanteri. Outwardly, he was faced with a hostile secular climate. He also experienced tremendous physical struggles, as well as an inner resistance to certain virtues. Prayer, meditation, reflection and study became a remedy for Ven. Lanteri. Fr. Gallagher reflects on the tremendous gift of this spiritual program for us and how it can transform our lives today!

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 Spiritual Struggle and the Remedy – Begin Again /w Fr. Timothy Gallagher – Ep. 5 from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo.

In this episode, Fr. Timothy Gallagher discusses the importance of the “spiritual struggles” in the life Ven. Lanteri. Outwardly, he was faced with a hostile secular climate. He also experienced tremendous physical struggles, as well as an inner resistance to certain virtues. Prayer, meditation, reflection and study became a remedy for Ven. Lanteri. Fr. Gallagher reflects on the tremendous gift of this spiritual program for us and how it can transform our lives today!
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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St. Thomas Aquinas Novena Day 1 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas-novena-day-1/ Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:10:25 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=20842 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas-novena-day-1/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas-novena-day-1/feed/ 0 <p>Day 1 St. Thomas you have taught that: “God Himself is the rule and mode of virtue. Our faith is measured by divine truth, our hope by the greatness of His power and faithful affection, our charity by His goodness. His truth, power and goodness outreach any measure of reason. We can certainly never believe, ... <a title="St. Thomas Aquinas Novena Day 1" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas-novena-day-1/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-thomas-aquinas-novena-day-1/">St. Thomas Aquinas Novena Day 1</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss yarpp-related-none'> No related posts. </div>
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St. Thomas you have taught that:

“God Himself is the rule and mode of virtue. Our faith is measured by divine truth, our hope by the greatness of His power and faithful affection, our charity by His goodness. His truth, power and goodness outreach any measure of reason. We can certainly never believe, trust or love God more than, or even as much as, we should. Extravagance is impossible. Here is no virtuous moderation, no measurable mean; the more extreme our activity, the better we are.”
― Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, 5 Vols

Through the intercession of St. Thomas Aquinas,

Grant me grace, O merciful God,
to desire ardently all that is pleasing to Thee,
to examine it prudently,
to acknowledge it truthfully,
and to accomplish it perfectly,
for the praise and glory of Thy name.

In particular, please obtain the favor I ask during this novena.
[Make your request here…]

Grant me, O Lord my God,
a mind to know you,
a heart to seek you,
wisdom to find you,
conduct pleasing to you,
faithful perseverance in waiting for you,
and a hope of finally embracing you.

Amen.

Background music excerpt: “O Salutaris Hostia”  performed by “Capella Musica Seoul

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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Day 1 St. Thomas you have taught that: “God Himself is the rule and mode of virtue. Our faith is measured by divine truth, our hope by the greatness of His power and faithful affection, our charity by His goodness. His truth, Day 1
St. Thomas you have taught that:
“God Himself is the rule and mode of virtue. Our faith is measured by divine truth, our hope by the greatness of His power and faithful affection, our charity by His goodness. His truth, power and goodness outreach any measure of reason. We can certainly never believe, trust or love God more than, or even as much as, we should. Extravagance is impossible. Here is no virtuous moderation, no measurable mean; the more extreme our activity, the better we are.”

― Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, 5 Vols
Through the intercession of St. Thomas Aquinas,
Grant me grace, O merciful God,

to desire ardently all that is pleasing to Thee,

to examine it prudently,

to acknowledge it truthfully,

and to accomplish it perfectly,

for the praise and glory of Thy name.
In particular, please obtain the favor I ask during this novena.

[Make your request here…]

Grant me, O Lord my God,

a mind to know you,

a heart to seek you,

wisdom to find you,

conduct pleasing to you,

faithful perseverance in waiting for you,

and a hope of finally embracing you.
Amen.

Background music excerpt: “O Salutaris Hostia”  performed by “Capella Musica Seoul
For the complete 9-day Novena with St. Thomas Aquinas