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Chapter 2 - The Little Back Room
We should keep for ourselves a little back room, all our own, untouched by others, in which we establish our true freedom and chief place of seclusion and solitude. Montaigne
It is time to start again by setting up that little back room so that we can retire into it every morning and evening to find there the inner freedom to receive and experience the love that inspired Jesus and transformed ev...
Episode 6 - The Mystery of Liturgical Synergy - Pathway to Sacred Mysteries with Dr. David Fagerberg Ph.D.
Dr. David Fagerberg and Kris McGregor discuss what is meant by full and active participation in the liturgy.
Here are some of the topics explored in this episode:
The difference between being involved with ministry and being consciously present to the mystery of God.
The nature of synergy in regards to liturgy, and in particul...
Episode 2 - Love and Forgiveness...Discerning Hearts is honored to host the reflections of Dr. Regis Martin. Filled with profound insights, wisdom, and joy, he is one of the most trustworthy guides one can have on the spiritual journey.
Msgr. Esseff reflects on several stories, along with the Gospel, that demonstrates Christian unity through, with, and in Christ.
Episode 35 - John 17 - The High Priestly Prayer part 1
The High Priestly Prayer of John 17 is the conclusion of the Farewell Discourse of Jesus. Sharon begins her lecture with some additional insights on the Trinity, whose image is reflected in the marriage between man and woman and between Christ in both his Church and priesthood. Because they image God and can bear eternal life, these spiritual marriages are targeted by Satan....
Chapter 1 - Transforming Love
There is only one way to perfection and that is to pray; if anyone points in another direction then they are deceiving you. Saint Teresa of Avila
Prayer is the place where we freely choose to receive God’s love despite the unwanted thoughts, fantasies, and daydreams that try to distract us from receiving it. It is by daily trying to raise the mind and heart to God in prayer, that God gives us the only ...
A Sister of St. Thérèse: Servant of God, Léonie Martin - Bearer of Hope with Fr. Timothy Gallagher - Episode 14
We pick up with Léonie at the dawn of the 1930s, in an era where world events begin to collide cataclysmically. She is writing to her older sister, Marie, about Pauline's jubilee and recalling challenging medical procedures.
We also discuss the profound impact the teachings and writings of St. Francis de Sales and, ...
From the writings of St. Ignatius of Loyola:
You are much deceived in thinking that the cause of your unrest and little progress in following the way of the Lord comes from the place where you live, or your superiors, or your brethren. This unrest comes from within you, that is, it comes from your own lack of humility, obedience, and prayer, and finally from a want of mortification and fervor in advancing in the way of perfec...
In this episode, Dr. Lilles discusses the Sixth Mansions Chapter 7 part 1 of the "Interior Castle" which covers:
DESCRIBES THE GRIEF FELT ON ACCOUNT OF THEIR SINS BY SOULS ON WHOM GOD HAS BESTOWED THE BEFORE MENTIONED FAVOURS. SHOWS THAT HOWEVER SPIRITUAL A PERSON MAY BE, IT IS A GREAT ERROR NOT TO KEEP BEFORE OUR MIND THE HUMANITY OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST AND HIS SACRED PASSION AND LIFE, AS ALSO THE GLORIOUS MO...
Day 1 From the writings of St. Ignatius of Loyola: The moment you decided to use all your strength in praising, honoring, and serving God our Lord, that was the moment you entered battle with the world, raised your standards against it, and made yourself ready to reject all that is exalted by embracing all ... Read more
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Episode 1 - Prologue to the Still Point...Discerning Hearts is honored to host the reflections of Dr. Regis Martin. Filled with profound insights, wisdom, and joy, he is one of the most trustworthy guides one can have on the spiritual journey.
Dr. David Fagerberg and Kris McGregor discuss the mystical participation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the liturgy.
Here are some of the topics explored in this episode: What is the relationship between Mary and the liturgy of the Church? What is Liturgical Dogma? Why is dogma important? What is the authentic nature of "full and active participation"?
“Although people go on crying out for solutions they become angry when they are told that the restoration of society must come from within and not from without.” Schumacher, Small Is Beautiful
The message is so simple that it needs the simplicity of the child to see what cynics can only scoff at. We are not helpless; we can do something to combat the evil that we see in the world around us if we are only prepared to go...
G.K. Chesterton on true mysticism, writing no-nos, and more, as we continue our journey through In Defense of Sanity.
Episode 34 - John 16 - The Holy Spirit?part 2
As we draw close to the passion, John 16 focuses our attention on the Holy Spirit and the Trinity. ?Throughout John’s Gospel, we have read about the theme of “The Hour.” ? Jesus tells his apostles that the hour is now here, not only for himself but also for them.
Msgr. Esseff reflects on how Jesus cares for His flock today. Who fulfills the role of the "shepherd" today in the diocese, in the parish, in the homes?
From playing in the rain to Father Christmas to the art of Pablo Picasso—more insights from G.K. Chesterton from the collection In Defense of Sanity.
Msgr. Esseff reflects on the Christian identity. Before the world was made, He chose us. Who are we? What does that mean for our lives and the life of the world?
Episode 33 - John 16 - The Holy Spirit part 1
Episode 33 - John 16 - The Holy Spirit part 1
As we draw close to the passion, John 16 focuses our attention on the Holy Spirit and the Trinity. Throughout John’s Gospel, we have read about the theme of “The Hour.” Jesus tells his apostles that the hour is now here, not only for himself but also for them.
Holy Rule Novena to St. Benedict Day 9 In the Holy Rule, St. Benedict you have said: As there is a harsh and evil zeal which separates from God and leads to hell, so there is a virtuous zeal which separates from vice and leads to God and life everlasting. Let the monks, therefore, practice this ... Read more
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We’re at our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. We trust the person at the other end of that scalpel. We trust the hospital. We trust the system. Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon who radiated confidence. He claimed he was the best in Dallas. If you had back pain, and had tried everything else, Dr. Duntsch could give you the spine surgery that would take your pain away. But soon his patients started to experience complications, and the system failed to protect them. Which begs the question: who - or what - is that system meant to protect? From Wondery, the network behind the hit podcast Dirty John, DR. DEATH is a story about a charming surgeon, 33 patients and a spineless system. Reported and hosted by Laura Beil.
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