The Global Pandemic and Our Spiritual Response – Building a Kingdom of Love with Msgr. John Esseff Podcast

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Msgr. Esseff addresses the global pandemic of the coronavirus and COVID-19.  He offers wise spiritual counsel to guide us through the uncharted waters lay before us.  This day many will not be able to go to church and receive the Eucharist.  What does that mean?  What can your response be to this moment?  This is an opportunity for this madly extroverted world of ours to STOP, turn around, and encounter in contemplation God who is before us waiting.


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

7 thoughts on “The Global Pandemic and Our Spiritual Response – Building a Kingdom of Love with Msgr. John Esseff Podcast”

  1. Thanks so much Uncle was a beautiful inspiring pod cast especially with all that is going on now! God Bless am keeping you in our prayers Mike & Kathy

  2. This is such a special time our loving Father has given us. The opportunity to remind us of who we are. His children . To remind us of His promises . The 91 st psalm says no sickness or disease will come near us or our tent . I am so grateful to God for His constant care of us . And YES to remember to rest in Him in all we do. Everything . All we have to do is remember Him. Amen

  3. Showing us the Face of Jesus and the Love in His Heart for us, you are a true Apostle of Jesus. I have shared your podcasts with many and they are grateful for your teachings. God bless you, dear Brother with a long and fruitful life, and the Holy Spirit continue to guide you as you share God’s Word. God keep you healthy and safe. I love you. Your sister, Marlene


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