Casting into the Deep with Fr. Simon

Casting into the Deep with Fr. Simon

Practical and refreshing advice on living a life of hope in tough times from Benedictine College chaplain, Father Simon Baker.

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May 19, 2020 7 min
Through us, the impact of the coronavirus can spread community, faith and scholarship all over the world, says Father Simon Baker.
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In light of the sadness and challenges of recent times, Fr. Simon reflects on words from St. Paul's Letter to the Thessalonians: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, and in every circumstance give thanks.”
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How do you pray with Scripture? Father Simon Baker gives his take on this ancient, tried and true method.
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April 27, 2020 8 min
Father Simon Baker’s great advice for those who are having trouble praying and reading Scripture in this difficult time: Return to Scripture. “To read this book is to hear the voice of God,” he says. Here’s a great way to get started.
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April 20, 2020 6 min
Fr. Simon reflects on the strange circumstances of this year's Easter celebration and draws connections with an Easter story from the life of St. Benedict, when he was living in solitude as a hermit.
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Fr. Simon reflects on a surprising practice St. Augustine recommends: fasting from the Eucharist. Pope Benedict XVI mentioned it and now it is relevant to all.
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During Holy Week, Fr. Simon gives six practical ways to keep your faith strong in trying circumstances.
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March 26, 2020 5 min
Fr. Simon reflects on the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on Benedictine College's community, and offers advice on prayer and maintaining hope and joy in the midst of anger, frustration and fear.
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