The Global Pandemic: Our Wake Up Call – 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 speaks of the growing darkness that looming on the horizon becoming every more apparent approaching our land.  Msgr. Esseff reorients us to gaze upon the light that will show us the way.  He offers wise spiritual counsel to guide us through the uncharted waters lay before us.  This is the great wake up call for the world.  Do you truly hear it?

Reading 2 EPH 5:8-14

Brothers and sisters:
You were once darkness,
but now you are light in the Lord.
Live as children of light,
for light produces every kind of goodness
and righteousness and truth.
Try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.
Take no part in the fruitless works of darkness;
rather expose them, for it is shameful even to mention
the things done by them in secret;
but everything exposed by the light becomes visible,
for everything that becomes visible is light.
Therefore, it says:“Awake, O sleeper,
and arise from the dead,
and Christ will give you light.”


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.  

3 thoughts on “The Global Pandemic: Our Wake Up Call – Building a Kingdom of Love with Msgr. John Esseff Podcast”

  1. We are the body of Christ. What came to me was this “ My son was lost and now is found , was dead and has come back to life . “. Thank you for letting God use you to heal and touch me . For bringing me back to Him , life ! Amen

  2. Each and every word I truly believe that you speak is inspired through your spiritual friendship before and now with help when needed comes to you from St. Padre Pio. How wonderful to have known and been close to him. You have him forever….God bless you


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