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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 o…

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    Thursday of the 1st week of Advent – An Advent Lectio Divina for the Discerning Heart

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 7:54

    Thursday of the 1st week of Advent - An Advent Lectio Divina for the Discerning Heart As you begin, take a deep breath and exhale slowly.  For at least the next few moments, surrender all the cares and concerns of this day to the Lord. Say slowly from your heart “Jesus, I Trust In You…You Take Over” Become aware that He is with you, looking upon you with love, wanting to be heard deep within in your heart... From the Holy Gospel of Matthew Chapter 8 versus 5-11 The post Thursday of the 1st week of Advent – An Advent Lectio Divina for the Discerning Heart appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    BTP- L4 – Letter 162 – The Letters of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity – Beginning to Pray w/Dr. Anthony Lilles podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 34:47

    Letter 162 - The Letters of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity - Beginning to Pray w/Dr. Anthony Lilles Dr. Lilles continues the spiritual explorations of the Letters of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity. In this episode, we discuss letter 162, with a special focus on the power of the liturgy and the grace that comes by living by faith as described below: The post BTP- L4 – Letter 162 – The Letters of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity – Beginning to Pray w/Dr. Anthony Lilles podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    Wednesday of the 1st week of Advent – An Advent Lectio Divina for the Discerning Heart

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 8:59

    Wednesday of the 1st week of Advent - An Advent Lectio Divina for the Discerning Heart As you begin, take a deep breath and exhale slowly.  For at least the next few moments, surrender all the cares and concerns of this day to the Lord. Say slowly from your heart “Jesus, I Trust In You…You Take Over” Become aware that He is with you, looking upon you with love, wanting to be heard deep within in your heart... From the Holy Gospel of Matthew Chapter 8 versus 5-11 The post Wednesday of the 1st week of Advent – An Advent Lectio Divina for the Discerning Heart appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    SP18 – Feast of All Saints – In Search of the Still Point with Dr. Regis Martin – Discerning Hearts Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 5:18

    Episode 18 - Feast of All Saints 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. The post SP18 – Feast of All Saints – In Search of the Still Point with Dr. Regis Martin – Discerning Hearts Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    Day 2 – A Novena to the Immaculate Conception

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 2:12

    O Mary, ever blessed Virgin, Mother of God, Queen of angels and of saints, we salute you with the most profound veneration and filial devotion as we contemplate your holy Immaculate Conception, We thank you for your maternal protection and for the many blessings that we have received through your wondrous mercy and most powerful intercession. In all our necessities we have recourse to you with unbounded confidence. O Mother of Mercy, we beseech you now to hear our prayer and to obtain for us of your Divine Son the favor that we so earnestly request in this novena... The post Day 2 – A Novena to the Immaculate Conception appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    Tuesday of the 1st week of Advent – An Advent Lectio Divina for the Discerning Heart

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 7:22

    Tuesday of the 1st week of Advent - An Advent Lectio Divina for the Discerning Heart As you begin, take a deep breath and exhale slowly.  For at least the next few moments, surrender all the cares and concerns of this day to the Lord. Say slowly from your heart “Jesus, I Trust In You…You Take Over” Become aware that He is with you, looking upon you with love, wanting to be heard deep within in your heart... From the Holy Gospel of Matthew Chapter 8 versus 5-11 The post Tuesday of the 1st week of Advent – An Advent Lectio Divina for the Discerning Heart appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    WM16 – Vatican II – Introduction pt. 1 – Why it Matters: An Exploration of Faith with Archbishop George Lucas Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 26:58


    Episode 16  Vatican II – Introduction pt. 1 – Why it Matters: An Exploration of Faith with Archbishop George Lucas In this episode with Archbishop Lucas, we begin with an introduction to Vatican II. The Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, commonly known as the Second Vatican Council, or Vatican II, was the 21st ecumenical ... Read more The post WM16 – Vatican II – Introduction pt. 1 – Why it Matters: An Exploration of Faith with Archbishop George Lucas Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.


    Monday of the 1st week of Advent – An Advent Lectio Divina for the Discerning Heart

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 8:00

    Monday of the 1st week of Advent - An Advent Lectio Divina for the Discerning Heart As you begin, take a deep breath and exhale slowly.  For at least the next few moments, surrender all the cares and concerns of this day to the Lord. Say slowly from your heart “Jesus, I Trust In You…You Take Over” Become aware that He is with you, looking upon you with love, wanting to be heard deep within in your heart... From the Holy Gospel of Matthew Chapter 8 versus 5-11 The post Monday of the 1st week of Advent – An Advent Lectio Divina for the Discerning Heart appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    The First Sunday of Advent – Building a Kingdom of Love w/ Msgr. John Esseff Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 25:29

    First Sunday of Advent 2021 Reading 1 JER 33:14-16 The days are coming, says the LORD, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and Judah. In those days, in that time, I will raise up for David a just shoot ; he shall do what is right and just ... Read more The post The First Sunday of Advent – Building a Kingdom of Love w/ Msgr. John Esseff Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    Sunday of the 1st week of Advent – An Advent Lectio Divina for the Discerning Heart

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 6:22

    Sunday of the 1st week of Advent - An Advent Lectio Divina for the Discerning Heart As you begin, take a deep breath and exhale slowly.  For at least the next few moments, surrender all the cares and concerns of this day to the Lord. Say slowly from your heart “Jesus, I Trust In You…You Take Over” Become aware that He is with you, looking upon you with love, wanting to be heard deep within in your heart... From the Holy Gospel of Luke Chapter 21 versus 25-28, 34-36 The post Sunday of the 1st week of Advent – An Advent Lectio Divina for the Discerning Heart appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    ST-John Ep 44 – John 21 Part 2- The Reinstatement of Peter – The Gospel of St. John – Seeking Truth with Sharon Doran – Discerning Hearts Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 30:52

    Episode 44 – John 21 Part 2 –The Reinstatement of Peter We conclude our amazing journey through the Gospel of John with chapter 21.   Sharon begins her lecture with the question Jesus asks of Peter and of each of us:  Do you love me?  This particular chapter is packed with an abundance of symbolism and ... Read more The post ST-John Ep 44 – John 21 Part 2- The Reinstatement of Peter – The Gospel of St. John – Seeking Truth with Sharon Doran – Discerning Hearts Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    Chapter 17: Meditation – Meditatio – How to Pray with David Torkington – Discerning Hearts Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 4:05

    Chapter 17 - Meditation - Meditatio "You should show yourself diligent, indeed constant, in the reading of scripture, until continual meditation fills your heart and forms you as it were after its likeness." - John Cassian The Word was made flesh precisely so that people of flesh and blood could understand and see God's love made tangible. To neglect the Passion as a primary source of Christian meditation and prayer is to neglect the most important manifestation of God's love that ever took place. The post Chapter 17: Meditation – Meditatio – How to Pray with David Torkington – Discerning Hearts Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    SP17 – Baptizing Babies – In Search of the Still Point with Dr. Regis Martin – Discerning Hearts Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 5:56

    Episode 17 - Baptizing Babies 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. The post SP17 – Baptizing Babies – In Search of the Still Point with Dr. Regis Martin – Discerning Hearts Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    SJ3 – Pillar of Families – King of the Holy Family and Prince of the Church – Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 6:27

    King of the Holy Family and Prince of the Church - Episode 3 - St. Joseph with Sonja Corbitt St. Joseph is stepping into a more visible role in the Church right now, and inviting you to develop a relationship with him. In learning about his roles as prophet, priest, and king of the Holy Family and prince of the Church, we get to know him more personally, and how he operates in those roles on our behalf. In conclusion of our series, I'd like to leave you with a list of prayers for the Year of St. Joseph, here at this link.  The post SJ3 – Pillar of Families – King of the Holy Family and Prince of the Church – Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    BTP- L3 – Letter 158 – The Letters of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity – Beginning to Pray w/Dr. Anthony Lilles podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 38:09

    Dr. Lilles continues the spiritual explorations of the Letters of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity. In this episode, we discuss letter 158, with a special focus on the nature of mystical and contemplative prayer The post BTP- L3 – Letter 158 – The Letters of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity – Beginning to Pray w/Dr. Anthony Lilles podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    Christ, the true King of this World – Building a Kingdom of Love w/ Msgr. John Esseff – Discerning Hearts Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 26:02

    Msgr. Esseff shares an encounter with a couple he met while traveling home after time with family. Tom and Mary shared their important encounters with God over the course of their 36 years of marriage. Each story speaks of our times and how relevant it is for our lives to allow Christ to be King of our hearts...that is how He will reign in this world. Msgr. Esseff then reflects on how God answers prayers and why we say "Your will be done". The post Christ, the true King of this World – Building a Kingdom of Love w/ Msgr. John Esseff – Discerning Hearts Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    ST-John Ep 43 – John 21 Part 1- The Reinstatement of Peter – The Gospel of St. John – Seeking Truth with Sharon Doran – Discerning Hearts Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 30:26

    Episode 43 – John 21 Part 1 –The Reinstatement of Peter We conclude our amazing journey through the Gospel of John with chapter 21.   Sharon begins her lecture with the question Jesus asks of Peter and of each of us:  Do you love me?  This particular chapter is packed with an abundance of symbolism and ... Read more The post ST-John Ep 43 – John 21 Part 1- The Reinstatement of Peter – The Gospel of St. John – Seeking Truth with Sharon Doran – Discerning Hearts Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    IP#482 Dr. Peter Kreeft – Wisdom from the Psalms on Inside the Pages with Kris McGregor Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 36:38


    Wisdom from the Psalms has become one of my all-time favorite Dr. Peter Kreeft books. Not only does this book inspire me to think and learn, but best of all it helped me to grow even more deeply in love with the Psalms and prayer.  This particular podcast is a favorite as well.  The Psalms only get better (is that possible?) when experienced with such an incredible guide.  Give your prayer life a big boost and pick up a copy of this wonderful book. The post IP#482 Dr. Peter Kreeft – Wisdom from the Psalms on Inside the Pages with Kris McGregor Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.


    Episode 12 – In Defense of Sanity – Fr. Joseph Fessio S.J., Vivian Dudro, and Joseph Pearce FBC Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 33:47


    Is America a little too arrogant? G.K. Chesterton thought so. We debate the American Dream as we continue discussing Chesterton's essay collection In Defense of Sanity. The post Episode 12 – In Defense of Sanity – Fr. Joseph Fessio S.J., Vivian Dudro, and Joseph Pearce FBC Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.


    PS-10 – Mary, Mother of God – Our Personal Call to Holiness – Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 5:04

    Episode 10 - Mary, Mother of God Join Teresa Monaghen, of Pro Sanctity, as she tells us of our "Personal Call to Holiness".  Listen along with these short, but beautiful meditations which encourage us to continue on our journey as "saints in the making"! The post PS-10 – Mary, Mother of God – Our Personal Call to Holiness – Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    SJ2 – Pillar of Families – St. Joseph with Sonja Corbitt – Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 49:09

    Episode 2 - Pillar of Families - St. Joseph with Sonja Corbitt Every man is called to fatherhood and priesthood by virtue of his masculinity. Like Abraham, the Father of Faith, whose faith was “accounted” to him as righteousness, St. Joseph's accumulated acts of sacrificial faith in his role of father and priest of the Holy Family formed him and made him capable for his larger role as the Pillar of Families for the whole Church. In accepting and receiving our men, faults and all–husbands, sons, priests, fathers–we receive Joseph, in a sense. We participate in nurturing their role as priests and fathers knowing that St. Joseph works through them on our behalf in, with, and through Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.   The post SJ2 – Pillar of Families – St. Joseph with Sonja Corbitt – Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    Chapter 16: Prayerful Reading – Lectio – How to Pray with David Torkington – Discerning Hearts Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 4:48

    Chapter 16 - Prayerful Reading - Lectio "Reading supplies material for the understanding of truth, meditation prepares the material, prayer elevates it, and contemplation rejoices in it." - Hugh of St. Victor When the Desert Fathers used the scriptures, most particularly the New Testament and the Psalms, they were not interested in how much they read, but in how deeply they penetrated the sacred texts. The post Chapter 16: Prayerful Reading – Lectio – How to Pray with David Torkington – Discerning Hearts Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    BTP- L2 – Letter 157 – The Letters of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity – Beginning to Pray w/Dr. Anthony Lilles

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 41:48

    Dr. Lilles continues the spiritual explorations of the Letters of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity. In this episode, we discuss letter 157, with a special focus on the Communion of Saints and petitionary prayer The post BTP- L2 – Letter 157 – The Letters of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity – Beginning to Pray w/Dr. Anthony Lilles appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    DC30 St. Albert the Great – The Doctors of the Church: The Charism of Wisdom w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 30:13

    Join Dr. Matthew Bunson and Kris McGregor as they continue to discuss the life and teachings of St. Albert the Great in this Discerning Hearts Podcast The post DC30 St. Albert the Great – The Doctors of the Church: The Charism of Wisdom w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    No One Knows The Day Or Hour – Building a Kingdom of Love w/ Msgr. John Esseff – Discerning Hearts podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 27:49

    Join Msgr. John Esseff as he reflects on the Gospel of Mark Chapter 13 in this Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcast The post No One Knows The Day Or Hour – Building a Kingdom of Love w/ Msgr. John Esseff – Discerning Hearts podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    ST-John Ep 42 – John 20 Part 2- I Am Alive: The Resurrection – The Gospel of St. John – Seeking Truth with Sharon Doran – Discerning Hearts Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 30:32

    Episode 42 – John 20 Part 2 – I Am Alive: The Resurrection This week we study John 20, the resurrection of Jesus.  This is THE event of the life of Christ, the pivotal moment when death was conquered.  Sharon begins her lecture with a look at Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea, two of the individuals ... Read more The post ST-John Ep 42 – John 20 Part 2- I Am Alive: The Resurrection – The Gospel of St. John – Seeking Truth with Sharon Doran – Discerning Hearts Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    BTP-IC31 – Sixth Mansions Chapter 9 part 2 (The Reasons) – The Interior Castle by St. Teresa of Avila – Beginning to Pray with Dr. Anthony Lilles Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 31:15

    In this episode, Dr. Lilles discusses the Sixth Mansions Chapter 9 part 2 (the Reasons) of the "Interior Castle" which covers: THIS CHAPTER SPEAKS OF THE MANNER IN WHICH GOD COMMUNICATES WITH THE SOUL BY IMAGINARY VISIONS. STRONG REASONS ARE GIVEN FOR NOT DESIRING TO BE LED IN THIS WAY; THIS IS VERY PROFITABLE READING. 1. The jewel in the locket. 2. The simile explained. 3. The apparition explained. 4. Awe produced by this vision. 5. False and genuine visions. 6. Illusive visions. 7. Effects of a genuine vision. 8. Conviction left by a genuine vision. 9. Its effects upon the after conduct. 10. A confessor should be consulted. 11. How to treat visions. 12. Effects of seeing the face of Christ. 13. Reasons why visions are not to be sought. 14. The second reason. 15. Third reason. 16. Fourth reason. 17. Fifth reason. 18. Sixth reason. 19. Additional reasons. 20. The virtues are more meritorious than consolations. 21. Fervent souls desire to serve God for Himself alone. The post BTP-IC31 – Sixth Mansions Chapter 9 part 2 (The Reasons) – The Interior Castle by St. Teresa of Avila – Beginning to Pray with Dr. Anthony Lilles Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    PS-9 – The Immaculate Conception – Our Personal Call to Holiness – Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 4:45

    Episode 9 - The Immaculate Conception Join Teresa Monaghen, of Pro Sanctity, as she tells us of the "Blessed Virgin Mary and the Personal Call to Holiness"! Listen along with these short, but beautiful meditations which encourage us to continue on our journey as "saints in the making"! The post PS-9 – The Immaculate Conception – Our Personal Call to Holiness – Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    SP16 – Knowing Who We Are: The Example of St. Thomas Moore – In Search of the Still Point with Dr. Regis Martin – Discerning Hearts Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 5:51


    Episode 16 - Knowing Who We Are: The Example of St. Thomas Moore 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. The post SP16 – Knowing Who We Are: The Example of St. Thomas Moore – In Search of the Still Point with Dr. Regis Martin – Discerning Hearts Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.


    SJ1 – Old Testament Joseph – St. Joseph with Sonja Corbitt – Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 49:09

    Body and Soul at Rest - Episode 9 - Freedom from Anxiety with Sonja Corbitt Rest is not merely inactivity. Although it certainly includes leisure, rest involves the entire human person, in thoughts, emotions, body, and soul. In this episode we explore what the Bible means when it commands us to observe Sabbath rest.  The post SJ1 – Old Testament Joseph – St. Joseph with Sonja Corbitt – Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    Chapter 15: Lectio Divina – How to Pray with David Torkington – Discerning Hearts Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 6:00

    Chapter 15 - Lectio Divina "To be ignorant of the scriptures is to be ignorant of Christ." - Saint Jerome All authentic Christian prayer begins, not by flinging oneself into obscure states of transcendental awareness, but by trying to listen to God's words, most particularly as embodied in the words of Jesus Christ. The post Chapter 15: Lectio Divina – How to Pray with David Torkington – Discerning Hearts Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    BTP- L1 – Letter 111 – The Letters of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity – Beginning to Pray w/Dr. Anthony Lilles

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 36:38

    Dr. Lilles begins the spiritual explorations of the Letters of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity.  In this episode we discuss letter 111 as described below: [April 7, 1902]1 Dijon Carmel, April 7 J. M. + J. T. Dear Monsieur le Chanoine, If you only knew how good it is to spend Lent, Holy Week, and ... Read more The post BTP- L1 – Letter 111 – The Letters of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity – Beginning to Pray w/Dr. Anthony Lilles appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    Holy Trinity, Whom I Adore – St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Mp3 audio and text

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 4:28

    Holy Trinity, Whom I Adore O my God, Trinity whom I adore, let me entirely forget myself that I may abide in You, still and peaceful as if my soul were already in eternity; let nothing disturb my peace nor separate me from You, O my unchanging God, but that each moment may take me further into the depths of Your mystery ! Pacify my soul! Make it Your heaven, Your beloved home and place of Your repose; let me never leave You there alone, but may I be ever attentive, ever alert in my faith, ever adoring and all given up to Your creative action. The post Holy Trinity, Whom I Adore – St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Mp3 audio and text appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    The Poor/Holy Souls and Purgatory – Building a Kingdom of Love w/ Msgr. John Esseff

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 27:37

    Msgr. Esseff reflects on the teaching of the Sacred Scriptures and on how we pray for the Poor Souls in Purgatory: Reading 1 Wis 3:1-9 The souls of the just are in the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them. They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead; and their passing away was thought an affliction and their going forth from us, utter destruction. But they are in peace. For if before men, indeed, they be punished, yet is their hope full of immortality; chastised a little, they shall be greatly blessed, because God tried them and found them worthy of himself. As gold in the furnace, he proved them, and as sacrificial offerings he took them to himself. In the time of their visitation they shall shine, and shall dart about as sparks through stubble; they shall judge nations and rule over peoples, and the LORD shall be their King forever. Those who trust in him shall understand truth, and the faithful shall abide with him in love: because grace and mercy are with his holy ones, and his care is with his elect. The post The Poor/Holy Souls and Purgatory – Building a Kingdom of Love w/ Msgr. John Esseff appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    ST-John Ep 41 – John 20 – I Am Alive: The Resurrection – The Gospel of St. John – Seeking Truth with Sharon Doran – Discerning Hearts Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 30:36

    Episode 41 – John 20 – I Am Alive: The Resurrection This week we study John 20, the resurrection of Jesus.  This is THE event of the life of Christ, the pivotal moment when death was conquered.  Sharon begins her lecture with a look at Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea, two of the individuals who played ... Read more The post ST-John Ep 41 – John 20 – I Am Alive: The Resurrection – The Gospel of St. John – Seeking Truth with Sharon Doran – Discerning Hearts Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    PS-8 – Mary and the Call to Holiness – Our Personal Call to Holiness – Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 3:28

    Episode 8 - Mary and the Personal Call Holiness Join Teresa Monaghen, of Pro Sanctity, as she tells us of the "Blessed Virgin Mary and the Personal Call to Holiness"! Listen along with these short, but beautiful meditations which encourage us to continue on our journey as "saints in the making"! The post PS-8 – Mary and the Call to Holiness – Our Personal Call to Holiness – Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    Episode 11 – In Defense of Sanity – Fr. Joseph Fessio S.J., Vivian Dudro, and Joseph Pearce FBC Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 33:50


    An essay against essays, the evil of nice-sounding words, and much more. We continue our discussion of G.K. Chesterton's collection In Defense of Sanity. The post Episode 11 – In Defense of Sanity – Fr. Joseph Fessio S.J., Vivian Dudro, and Joseph Pearce FBC Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.


    SP15 – Where Have All The Children Gone? – In Search of the Still Point with Dr. Regis Martin – Discerning Hearts Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 6:24

    Episode 15 - Where Have All The Children Gone? 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. The post SP15 – Where Have All The Children Gone? – In Search of the Still Point with Dr. Regis Martin – Discerning Hearts Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    Chapter 14: Perfect Love – How to Pray with David Torkington – Discerning Hearts Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 4:06

    Chapter 13 - Preparing for Action - Actio "You will never love someone unless you know them, but you will never really know them unless you love them." - William of St. Thierry God became man, so that we could love him in Jesus. I decided to study Him more and more deeply so that I could come to love Him, and in loving Him come to experience the only love that could change me permanently for the better. The post Chapter 14: Perfect Love – How to Pray with David Torkington – Discerning Hearts Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    A Litany of Saints – Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 6:18

    A Litany of Saints for the Discerning Heart In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us. Saint Michael, pray for us. ... Read more The post A Litany of Saints – Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory Day 8

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 4:12

    Oh my God! I also am one of these ungrateful beings, having received so much grace, and yet despised Thy love and deserved to be cast by Thee into hell. But Thy infinite goodness has spared me until now. Therefore, I now love Thee above all things, and I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee. I will rather die than ever offend Thee. Grant me the grace of holy perseverance. Have compassion on me and, at the same time, on the holy souls suffering in Purgatory. The post Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory Day 8 appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory Day 7

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 3:47

    God, Father of Mercy, satisfy this their ardent desire! Send them Thy holy Angel to announce to them that Thou, their Father, are now reconciled with them through the suffering and death of Jesus, and that the moment of their deliverance has arrived. The post Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory Day 7 appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory Day 6

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 4:11

    My Divine Redeemer, Thou didst die for me on the Cross, and hast so often united Thyself with me in Holy Communion, and I have repaid Thee only with ingratitude. Now, however, I love Thee above all things, O supreme God; and I am more grieved at my offences against Thee than at any other evil. I will rather die than offend Thee again. Grant me the grace of holy perseverance. Have compassion on me, and, at the same time, on the holy souls suffering in Purgatory. Mary, Mother of God, come to their aid with thy powerful intercession The post Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory Day 6 appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    Episode 10 – In Defense of Sanity – Fr. Joseph Fessio S.J., Vivian Dudro, and Joseph Pearce FBC Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 38:12


    Why “vulgar” can be good—and much more, as we continue to discuss essays by G.K. Chesterton from the collection In Defense of Sanity. The post Episode 10 – In Defense of Sanity – Fr. Joseph Fessio S.J., Vivian Dudro, and Joseph Pearce FBC Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.


    Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory Day 5

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 4:13

    Woe to me, unhappy being, if Thou, O Lord, hadst cast me into hell; for from that dungeon of eternal pain there is no deliverance. I love Thee above all things, O infinite God and I am sincerely sorry for having offended Thee again. Grant me the grace of holy perseverance. Have compassion on me, and, at the same time, on the holy souls suffering in Purgatory. O Mary, Mother of God, come to their assistance with thy powerful intercession. The post Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory Day 5 appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    SP14 – St. John Henry Cardinal Newman, Pray for Us – In Search of the Still Point with Dr. Regis Martin – Discerning Hearts Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 7:31

    Episode 14 - St. John Henry Cardinal Newman, Pray for Us 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. The post SP14 – St. John Henry Cardinal Newman, Pray for Us – In Search of the Still Point with Dr. Regis Martin – Discerning Hearts Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory Day 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 4:11

    My God! because Thou art infinite goodness, I am sorry with my whole heart for having offended Thee. I promise to die rather than ever offend Thee more. Give me holy perseverance; have pity on me, and have pity on those holy souls that burn in the cleansing fire and love Thee with all their hearts. O Mary, Mother of God, assist them by thy powerful prayers. Say the following prayers: 1 Our Father… 1 Hail Mary… The Prayer to Our Suffering Saviour for the Holy Souls in Purgatory found below. The post Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory Day 4 appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    FA9 – Body and Soul at Rest – Freedom from Anxiety with Sonja Corbitt – Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 49:09

    Body and Soul at Rest - Episode 9 - Freedom from Anxiety with Sonja Corbitt Rest is not merely inactivity. Although it certainly includes leisure, rest involves the entire human person, in thoughts, emotions, body, and soul. In this episode we explore what the Bible means when it commands us to observe Sabbath rest.  The post FA9 – Body and Soul at Rest – Freedom from Anxiety with Sonja Corbitt – Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory Day 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 4:11

    My God! because Thou art infinite goodness, I love Thee above all things, and repent with my whole heart of my offenses against Thee. Grant me the grace of holy perseverance. Have compassion on me, and, at the same, on the holy souls suffering in Purgatory. And thou, Mary, Mother of God, come to their assistance with thy powerful intercession. Say the following prayers: 1 Our Father… 1 Hail Mary… The Prayer to Our Suffering Saviour for the Holy Souls in Purgatory found below The post Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory Day 3 appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    Chapter 13: Preparing for Action – Actio – How to Pray with David Torkington – Discerning Hearts Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 4:28

    Chapter 13 - Preparing for Action - Actio "As you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me." - Jesus Christ, Matthew 25:40 We will not ultimately be judged by the wonderful feelings we have experienced in prayer, how many ecstasies we have had or even how many miracles we have worked or people we have healed, but how we have served God in the neighbor in need. The post Chapter 13: Preparing for Action – Actio – How to Pray with David Torkington – Discerning Hearts Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory Day 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 4:11

    Woe to me, unhappy being, so many years have I already spent on earth and have earned naught but hell! I give Thee thanks, O Lord, for granting me time even now to atone for my sins. My good God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee. Send me Thy assistance, that I may apply the time yet remaining to me for Thy love and service; have compassion on me, and, at the same time, on the holy souls suffering in Purgatory. O Mary, Mother of God, come to their assistance with thy powerful intercession. Say the following prayers: 1 Our Father… 1 Hail Mary… The Prayer to Our Suffering Saviour for the Holy Souls in Purgatory found below. The post Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory Day 2 appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

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