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Today's Catholic Mass Readings
Today's Catholic Mass Readings Friday, January 21, 2022

Today's Catholic Mass Readings

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022


Full Text of ReadingsMemorial of Saint Agnes, Virgin and Martyr Lectionary: 315All podcast readings are produced by the USCCB and are from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States _______________________________________The Saint of the day is Saint AgnesAlmost nothing is known of this saint except that she was very young—12 or 13—when she was martyred in the last half of the third century. Various modes of death have been suggested—beheading, burning, strangling. Legend has it that Agnes was a beautiful girl whom many young men wanted to marry. Among those she refused, one reported her to the authorities for being a Christian. She was arrested and confined to a house of prostitution. The legend continues that a man who looked upon her lustfully lost his sight and had it restored by her prayer. Agnes was condemned, executed, and buried near Rome in a catacomb that eventually was named after her. The daughter of Constantine built a basilica in her honor. Reflection Like that of Maria Goretti in the 20th century, the martyrdom of a virginal young girl made a deep impression on a society enslaved to a materialistic outlook. Also like Agatha, who died in similar circumstances, Agnes is a symbol that holiness does not depend on length of years, experience, or human effort. It is a gift God offers to all. Saint Agnes is the Patron Saint of: Girls Girl Scouts Saint of the DayCopyright Franciscan Media

Today's Catholic Mass Readings
Today's Catholic Mass Readings Thursday, January 20, 2022

Today's Catholic Mass Readings

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022


Full Text of ReadingsThursday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 314All podcast readings are produced by the USCCB and are from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States _______________________________________The Saint of the day is Saint AgnesAlmost nothing is known of this saint except that she was very young—12 or 13—when she was martyred in the last half of the third century. Various modes of death have been suggested—beheading, burning, strangling. Legend has it that Agnes was a beautiful girl whom many young men wanted to marry. Among those she refused, one reported her to the authorities for being a Christian. She was arrested and confined to a house of prostitution. The legend continues that a man who looked upon her lustfully lost his sight and had it restored by her prayer. Agnes was condemned, executed, and buried near Rome in a catacomb that eventually was named after her. The daughter of Constantine built a basilica in her honor. Reflection Like that of Maria Goretti in the 20th century, the martyrdom of a virginal young girl made a deep impression on a society enslaved to a materialistic outlook. Also like Agatha, who died in similar circumstances, Agnes is a symbol that holiness does not depend on length of years, experience, or human effort. It is a gift God offers to all. Saint Agnes is the Patron Saint of: Girls Girl Scouts Saint of the DayCopyright Franciscan Media

Today's Catholic Mass Readings
Today's Catholic Mass Readings Monday, January 17, 2022

Today's Catholic Mass Readings

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022


Full Text of ReadingsMemorial of Saint Anthony. Abbot Lectionary: 311All podcast readings are produced by the USCCB and are from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States _______________________________________The Saint of the day is Saint Anthony of EgyptThe life of Anthony will remind many people of Saint Francis of Assisi. At 20, Anthony was so moved by the Gospel message, “Go, sell what you have, and give to [the] poor” (Mark 10:21b), that he actually did just that with his large inheritance. He is different from Francis in that most of Anthony's life was spent in solitude. He saw the world completely covered with snares, and gave the Church and the world the witness of solitary asceticism, great personal mortification and prayer. But no saint is antisocial, and Anthony drew many people to himself for spiritual healing and guidance. At 54, he responded to many requests and founded a sort of monastery of scattered cells. Again, like Francis, he had great fear of “stately buildings and well-laden tables.” At 60, he hoped to be a martyr in the renewed Roman persecution of 311, fearlessly exposing himself to danger while giving moral and material support to those in prison. At 88, he was fighting the Arian heresy, that massive trauma from which it took the Church centuries to recover. “The mule kicking over the altar” denied the divinity of Christ. Anthony is associated in art with a T-shaped cross, a pig and a book. The pig and the cross are symbols of his valiant warfare with the devil—the cross his constant means of power over evil spirits, the pig a symbol of the devil himself. The book recalls his preference for “the book of nature” over the printed word. Anthony died in solitude at age 105. Reflection In an age that smiles at the notion of devils and angels, a person known for having power over evil spirits must at least make us pause. And in a day when people speak of life as a “rat race,” one who devotes a whole life to solitude and prayer points to an essential of the Christian life in all ages. Anthony's hermit life reminds us of the absoluteness of our break with sin and the totality of our commitment to Christ. Even in God's good world, there is another world whose false values constantly tempt us. Saint Anthony of Egypt is the Patron Saint of: Butchers Gravediggers Skin Diseases Saint of the DayCopyright Franciscan Media

F*ck You, I'm Smarter with Kelly and Lindsey
117. Most Under The Radar Drag Queen - Billy Francesca

F*ck You, I'm Smarter with Kelly and Lindsey

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 96:26


We are starting this year off with a BANG of a good time with this week's guest Billy Francesca!!! Known as an "over-the-top drag queen without a wig", this performer proves to be as smart as he is funny... unless it has anything to do with math.  Speaking of math, we start our school day off with a painful math class thanks to Miss Lindsey. Known as someone who has never legally passed math, will Billy blow it? Only Billy knows if he will blow it or not. Our guess is that he blew it.  Then, because Billy went to Catholic school for much of his life, Miss Kelly brings us to religion class where we go spread eagle for Christ and learn all about female saints. Do you know which female saint was known to be the saint who never did poppers? The Patron Saint of The Abstinence of Poppers, of course. During recess we play a good old fashioned game of MASH where we find out that Billy does not end up living in a shack which would be a surprise to many of the nuns who taught him.  In honor of a childhood game Billy used to play with the neighborhood kids, we play Billy the Bobcat where we learn that bobcats aren't super fast but boy they are cute, just like Billy! Then Kelly takes us to Italy because Billy spent some time there when he was younger and Billy proves that he doesn't really remember much of the language except for some weird Italian noises and mumbles and things.  Will Lindsey blow it? Will Kelly blow it? Will Billy blow it? Someone's gotta blow it. Listen to the episode to find out who blows it.   Follow Billy: https://www.instagram.com/billyfrancesca/?hl=en https://twitter.com/billyfrancesca https://www.billyfrancesca.com/   Follow the show's Insta: instagram.com/kellyandlindsey/ Follow Kelly: instagram.com/kelly_wallacebarnowl Follow Lindsey: instagram.com/lindseygentile

Everything Everywhere Daily History Podcast
Olga of Kiev: The Patron Saint of Vengeance

Everything Everywhere Daily History Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 12:55


Subscribe to the podcast!  https://podfollow.com/everythingeverywhere/ Princess Olga of Kiev was a 10th-century woman who was born to a royal family and married to Igor, Prince of Kiev.  She led a fairly unnoteworthy life until her husband was murdered by a neighboring tribe. After that, her life took a turn and she became the patron saint……of vengeance. Learn more about Olga of Kiev, how she brought Christianity to Russia, and how she wreaked vengeance upon her enemies, on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily. -------------------------------- Associate Producers: Peter Bennett & Thor Thomsen   Become a supporter on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/everythingeverywhere Discord Server: https://discord.gg/UkRUJFh   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everythingeverywhere/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/everywheretrip Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/EEDailyPodcast/ Website: https://everything-everywhere.com/everything-everywhere-daily-podcast/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Haymarket Books Live
Haymarket Poetry Presents: The Patron Saint of Making Curfew

Haymarket Books Live

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 80:45


Join Tim Staffford to celebrate the release of his new chapbook The Patron Saint of Making Curfew! Tim will be joined on the mic by special guests Natasha Carrizosa, Omar Holmon and Dan “Sully” Sullivan, for an evening hosted by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz. Get the book: https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1890-the-patron-saint-of-making-curfew Poets: Tim Stafford is a poet and public educator from Lyons, IL. He is the editor of the Learn Then Burn all-ages anthology series on Write Bloody Publishing. He is a former Chicago Poetry Slam champion and he performs regularly across the U.S. and Europe including the 2015 Woerdz Festival in Luzern, Switzerland and the ABC Brecht Festival in Augsburg, Germany. Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz is a New York Times bestselling nonfiction writer and poet. Author of seven books of poetry, her latest How to Love the Empty Air was published in 2018. Her nonfiction book Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine, debuted at #7 on the New York Times Bestseller List for Books about Health and would stay on it for three months. Cristin is married to fellow bestselling author and screenwriter Ernest Cline. She lives in Austin, Texas with her family and their two eccentric rescue dachshunds. Natasha Carrizosa won the National Poetry Award for multicultural poet of the year in 2013. She is a poet, writer, and spoken word artist. She is a published author of several projects – including heavy light, mejiafricana, and Of Fire and Rain (co-authored with Joaquin Zihuatanejo.) She has performed her work and conducted workshops for audiences in Madrid, Paris, St. Lucia, New York, Chicago, Houston and countless other cities. Omar Holmon is an Alumni poet of Rutgers University and has competed in slam poetry for numerous years with two final stage appearances at the National Poetry Slam. He has been featured on Button Poetry, Tedx, and a commercial for Laphroaig whiskey (we outchea). In 2014 Omar Holmon Co-founded the Black Nerd Problems website with William Evans, where he spends his days writing essays on pop culture, blackness, and making top quality gifs. Dan “Sully” Sullivan poems and performances have been featured on HBO Def Poetry Jam, WGN Morning News, and National Public Radio. Sully is a three-time Chicago Poetry Slam Champion, a recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Poetry Award, the Earl S Ho Award for Excellence in Teaching Creative Writing, and an Indiana University Writer in South Asia Recipient. His first full-length book of poems, The Blue Line Home, is available from EM-Press. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/istJRk0L3UE Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

She Will Rock You
Episode 58: R-E-S-P-E-C-T (Aretha Franklin)

She Will Rock You

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 46:01


We're back for a new year and new episodes! This week, Bethanne is covering one of the greats: Aretha Franklin. We walk through her career, accolades, and some amazing moments. Bethanne submits an application for her to become a Patron Saint of our podcast. Does she make the cut? Listen and find out. Trigger Warning: This episode contains some mentions of sexual and domestic abuse. Show Notes and Images: https://shewillrockyou.com/2022/01/05/episode-58-r-e-s-p-e-c-t-aretha-franklin/ Visit Our Website: https://www.shewillrockyou.com Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@shewillrockyoupodcast Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shewillrockyoupodcast Shop Our Merchandise: https://she-will-rock-you.creator-spring.com/ About the Show: The goal of She Will Rock You has always been to educate our listeners. Whether that is about a classic rock artist or a new and emerging artist. We want to help promote new rock artists, especially those who are women or minorities. Rock and roll is not dead, and we aim to do everything that we can to spread the love. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/she-will-rock-you/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/she-will-rock-you/support

La Vie Creative
EP 177: Paris History Avec a Hemingway (Sainte Genevieve Part 1)

La Vie Creative

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 28:42


Today, January 3 on the 1,510th anniversary of the death of Sainte Genevieve we begin a special two part episode of the life of the Patron Saint of Paris. She stands on the banks of the Seine guarding the edge of Paris. Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris, was born in the year 434 in Nanterre, west of Paris. At the age of 7 she was blessed by St Germain, bishop of Auxerre, and from then on she dedicated her life to God Following the death of her parents a young Geneviève  moved to Paris to live with her godmother, Lutetia.  As a child she was visited in visions by angels and saints and her family and village thought she was crazy. Saint Germain l'Auxerrois was always a supporter spreading the word that she was a child of God to be listened to.  Marcellus, Bishop of Paris appointed her to care and look after the welfare of virgins, but it would be her future deed that gives her place as the patron saint of Paris .  In 451, Atilla the Hun and his army were on their way to Paris to take the city. The young Geneviève gathered the frightened Parisians together to pray. Atilla's Huns changed their plans and headed to Orleans, saving Paris. In 464 she would do it again, this time during Childeric's siege of Paris. She took a boat to Brie and Troyes numerous times, buying grain and returning to Paris and through his blockade to feed the starving people.  Genevive died on  January 3, 512 and was buried alongside King Clovis and his wife Queen Clotilde.More info and photos: https://www.claudinehemingway.com/paris-history-avec-a-hemingway-podcast-1Support Claudine on Patreon and get more of Paris and all her stories and benefits like discounts on her tours, custom history and exclusive content  https://www.patreon.com/bleublonderougefacebook https://www.facebook.com/BleuBlondeRougeInstagram https://www.instagram.com/claudinebleublonderouge/Join us every Sunday for a LIVE walk through Paris filled with history https://www.claudinehemingway.com/eventsSign up for the weekly Blue Blonde Rouge newsletter  https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5e8f6d73375c490028be6a76 Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/join/Laviecreative)

Today's Catholic Mass Readings
Today's Catholic Mass Readings Sunday, January 2, 2022

Today's Catholic Mass Readings

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022


Full Text of ReadingsThe Epiphany of the Lord Lectionary: 20All podcast readings are produced by the USCCB and are from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States _______________________________________The Saint of the day is Saint Basil the GreatBasil was on his way to becoming a famous teacher when he decided to begin a religious life of gospel poverty. After studying various modes of religious life, he founded what was probably the first monastery in Asia Minor. He is to monks of the East what Saint Benedict is to the West, and Basil's principles influence Eastern monasticism today. He was ordained a priest, assisted the archbishop of Caesarea—now southeastern Turkey—and ultimately became archbishop himself, in spite of opposition from some of the bishops under him, probably because they foresaw coming reforms. Arianism, one of the most damaging heresies in the history of the Church which denied the divinity of Christ, was at its height. Emperor Valens persecuted orthodox believers, and put great pressure on Basil to remain silent and admit the heretics to communion. Basil remained firm, and Valens backed down. But trouble remained. When the great Saint Athanasius died, the mantle of defender of the faith against Arianism fell upon Basil. He strove mightily to unite and rally his fellow Catholics who were crushed by tyranny and torn by internal dissension. He was misunderstood, misrepresented, accused of heresy and ambition. Even appeals to the pope brought no response. “For my sins I seem to be unsuccessful in everything.” Basil was tireless in pastoral care. He preached twice a day to huge crowds, built a hospital that was called a wonder of the world—as a youth he had organized famine relief and worked in a soup kitchen himself—and fought the prostitution business. Basil was best known as an orator. Though not recognized greatly in his lifetime, his writings rightly place him among the great teachers of the Church. Seventy-two years after his death, the Council of Chalcedon described him as “the great Basil, minister of grace who has expounded the truth to the whole earth.” Reflection As the French say, “The more things change, the more they remain the same.” Basil faced the same problems as modern Christians. Sainthood meant trying to preserve the spirit of Christ in such perplexing and painful problems as reform, organization, fighting for the poor, maintaining balance and peace in misunderstanding. Saint Basil the Great is the Patron Saint of: Russia Saint of the DayCopyright Franciscan Media

By The Time You Hear This Podcast
Episode 166: The Patron Saint of Oakland

By The Time You Hear This Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 162:54


Greg and Ben are joined by Abe to discuss "Peaches" having so many writers, Taylor Swift trying to get a lawsuit dismissed, Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story, and Earworms of the Week!MC Hammer - Let's Get It StartedQuad City DJs - What You Want For ChristmasWeston - Liz PhairSmokey Robinson - Gang Bangin'Meet Me @ The Altar - May the Odds Be in Your FavorMC Hammer - Pumps and a BumpCheck out the JAMVerse Podcast anywhere you listen to podcasts.Check out Ben's debut album "Warm Georgia Nights" wherever you stream music!Follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/bythetimeuhearthisFollow us on TikTok: @bythetimeuhearthisFollow us on Instagram: @bythetimeuhearthis, @gplaysitcool, @benwattsstudios, @abeispimpEmail: bythetimeuhearthis@gmail.comSubscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeart Radio, YouTube, Podomatic, Amazon/Audible Podcasts, Deezer and Spotify!Search us on listennotes.com

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Patron Saints

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 41:50


A patron saint, patroness saint, patron hallow or heavenly protector is a saint who in Catholicism, Anglicanism, or Eastern Orthodoxy is regarded as the heavenly advocate of a nation, place, craft, activity, class, clan, family, or person. Our theme song was written and performed by Anna Bosnick. If you'd like to support the show on a per episode basis, you can find our Patreon page here.  Be sure to check our website for more details.

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Patron Saints

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 41:50


A patron saint, patroness saint, patron hallow or heavenly protector is a saint who in Catholicism, Anglicanism, or Eastern Orthodoxy is regarded as the heavenly advocate of a nation, place, craft, activity, class, clan, family, or person. Our theme song was written and performed by Anna Bosnick. If you'd like to support the show on a per episode basis, you can find our Patreon page here.  Be sure to check our website for more details.

Today's Catholic Mass Readings
Today's Catholic Mass Readings Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Today's Catholic Mass Readings

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021


Full Text of ReadingsFeast of the Holy Innocents, martyrs Lectionary: 698All podcast readings are produced by the USCCB and are from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States _______________________________________The Saint of the day is Holy Innocentsof the Holy Innocents Herod “the Great,” king of Judea, was unpopular with his people because of his connections with the Romans and his religious indifference. Hence he was insecure and fearful of any threat to his throne. He was a master politician and a tyrant capable of extreme brutality. He killed his wife, his brother, and his sister's two husbands, to name only a few. Matthew 2:1-18 tells this story: Herod was “greatly troubled” when astrologers from the east came asking the whereabouts of “the newborn king of the Jews,” whose star they had seen. They were told that the Jewish Scriptures named Bethlehem as the place where the Messiah would be born. Herod cunningly told them to report back to him so that he could also “do him homage.” They found Jesus, offered him their gifts, and warned by an angel, avoided Herod on their way home. Jesus escaped to Egypt. Herod became furious and “ordered the massacre of all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity two years old and under.” The horror of the massacre and the devastation of the mothers and fathers led Matthew to quote Jeremiah: “A voice was heard in Ramah, sobbing and loud lamentation; Rachel weeping for her children…” (Matthew 2:18). Rachel was the wife of Jacob (Israel). She is pictured as weeping at the place where the Israelites were herded together by the conquering Assyrians for their march into captivity. Reflection The Holy Innocents are few in comparison to the genocide and abortion of our day. But even if there had been only one, we recognize the greatest treasure God put on the earth—a human person, destined for eternity, and graced by Jesus' death and resurrection. The Holy Innocents are the Patron Saints of: Babies Saint of the DayCopyright Franciscan Media

Today's Catholic Mass Readings
Today's Catholic Mass Readings Monday, December 27, 2021

Today's Catholic Mass Readings

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021


Full Text of ReadingsFeast of Saint John, Apostle and evangelist Lectionary: 697All podcast readings are produced by the USCCB and are from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States _______________________________________The Saint of the day is Saint John the EvangelistIt is God who calls; human beings answer. The vocation of John and his brother James is stated very simply in the Gospels, along with that of Peter and his brother Andrew: Jesus called them; they followed. The absoluteness of their response is indicated by the account. James and John “were in a boat, with their father Zebedee, mending their nets. He called them, and immediately they left their boat and their father and followed him” (Matthew 4:21b-22). For the three former fishermen—Peter, James and John—that faith was to be rewarded by a special friendship with Jesus. They alone were privileged to be present at the Transfiguration, the raising of the daughter of Jairus and the agony in Gethsemane. But John's friendship was even more special. Tradition assigns to him the Fourth Gospel, although most modern Scripture scholars think it unlikely that the apostle and the evangelist are the same person. John's own Gospel refers to him as “the disciple whom Jesus loved” (see John 13:23; 19:26; 20:2), the one who reclined next to Jesus at the Last Supper, and the one to whom Jesus gave the exquisite honor of caring for his mother, as John stood beneath the cross. “Woman, behold your son…. Behold, your mother” (John 19:26b, 27b). Because of the depth of his Gospel, John is usually thought of as the eagle of theology, soaring in high regions that other writers did not enter. But the ever-frank Gospels reveal some very human traits. Jesus gave James and John the nickname, “sons of thunder.” While it is difficult to know exactly what this meant, a clue is given in two incidents. In the first, as Matthew tells it, their mother asked that they might sit in the places of honor in Jesus' kingdom—one on his right hand, one on his left. When Jesus asked them if they could drink the cup he would drink and be baptized with his baptism of pain, they blithely answered, “We can!” Jesus said that they would indeed share his cup, but that sitting at his right hand was not his to give. It was for those to whom it had been reserved by the Father. The other apostles were indignant at the mistaken ambition of the brothers, and Jesus took the occasion to teach them the true nature of authority: “…[W]hoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave. Just so, the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Matthew 20:27-28). On another occasion, the “sons of thunder” asked Jesus if they should not call down fire from heaven upon the inhospitable Samaritans, who would not welcome Jesus because he was on his way to Jerusalem. But Jesus “turned and rebuked them” (see Luke 9:51-55). On the first Easter, Mary Magdalene “ran and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them, ‘They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don't know where they put him'” (John 20:2). John recalls, perhaps with a smile, that he and Peter ran side by side, but then “the other disciple ran faster than Peter and arrived at the tomb first” (John 20:4b). He did not enter, but waited for Peter and let him go in first. “Then the other disciple also went in, the one who had arrived at the tomb first, and he saw and believed” (John 20:8). John was with Peter when the first great miracle after the Resurrection took place—the cure of the man crippled from birth—which led to their spending the night in jail together. The mysterious experience of the Resurrection is perhaps best contained in the words of Acts: “Observing the boldness of Peter and John and perceiving them to be uneducated, ordinary men, they [the questioners] were amazed, and they recognized them as the companions of Jesus” (Acts 4:13). The Apostle John is traditionally considered the author also of three New Testament letters and the Book of Revelation. His Gospel is a very personal account. He sees the glorious and divine Jesus already in the incidents of his mortal life. At the Last Supper, John's Jesus speaks as if he were already in heaven. John's is the Gospel of Jesus' glory. Reflection It is a long way from being eager to sit on a throne of power or to call down fire from heaven to becoming the man who could write: “The way we came to know love was that he laid down his life for us; so we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers” (1 John 3:16). Saint John the Evangelist is the Patron Saint of: Turkey Saint of the DayCopyright Franciscan Media

The Kim Monson Show
Yes, Virginia, Christ Really Was Born on December 25

The Kim Monson Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 59:01


Kim and Producer Steve share their family Christmas traditions, the theme of today's show.  This Christmas Eve Kim welcomes Bill Federer, host of American Minute, speaker, and author of many books including There Really is a Santa Claus:  The History of Saint Nicholas & Christmas Holiday Traditions.  Bill begins with the Dead Sea Scrolls giving us evidence that Christ was born on December 25th.  Bill then shares the historical importance of St. Nicholas (270-343) over the centuries.  St. Nick worked to help the poor in their time of need.  He began his mission when he anonymously threw money into people's homes so that people would give credit to the church and subsequently the term “Secret of Gift Giving” emerged.  Other references familiar to us today that have strong connections to St. Nicholas include breakfast, Christ Cross, Christkindl, St. Patrick's three leaf clover, Wednesday, Evergreen trees, and the nativity scene.  St. Nicholas' influence can also be noted in the writings of Washington Irving and Charles Dickens, and various cities throughout the world including Gotham City.  Bill also explains how St. Nicholas became the Patron Saint of Pawnbrokers, Patron Saint of Russia and Patron Saint of the Dutch.  Bill concludes his discussion with many noteworthy historical events on Christmas Day. Show sponsor Steve Cruice, co-owner of Three Points Financial, encourages listeners to get organized for year end.  Three Points Financial provides a check list of mandatory document retention, including income tax returns.  Steve can also provide a resource to help you get all your financial information from all accounts in one place.  Email Steve at steve@threepointsfinancial.com for assistance on this.  Hal Van Hercke, owner of Castlegate Knife and Tool, thanks listeners for their patronage and wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas.  Hal cherishes people being with one another during this season and Kim chimes in that it is a time of reflection, Bible reading, and reading of other great classics.  Merry Christmas to one and all!

Infinite Rabbit Hole
The Krampus

Infinite Rabbit Hole

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 82:29


Welcome to our first ever holiday season special, and this time we are diving into the mythology, lore, and origins of the European Alpine and Pagan shadow of the Patron Saint of Children. The Krampus has a deep origin that possibly spans back to biblical times and most people aren't talking about it. But of course that's not how we do things here on IRH. Now, sit back grab your loved ones, your hot coco and start up the fire place. Tonight we see if our children have been good behind our backs. An of course, welcome back to Infinite Rabbit Hole! InfiniteRabbitHole.com SOURCES Book: The Krampus: And the Old Dark Christmas Roots and Rebirth and Rebirth of the Folkloric Devil by: Al Ridenour https://www.byerschoice.com/christmas-traditions/krampus https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Nicholas_Day https://www.thelocal.de/20191206/15915/ https://boroughsofthedead.com/frau-perchta/ https://www.quickenloans.com/blog/scary-christmas#:~:text=You%20may%20call%20them%20Krampus,a%20stick%20and%20a%20bag. https://seawitchbotanicals.com/blogs/swb/krampus-celebrations-in-the-united-states --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/infiniterabbithole/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/infiniterabbithole/support

Revolutionary Left Radio
St. Francis of Assisi: Patron Saint of Ecology & Brother to All Creation

Revolutionary Left Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 122:07


Professor Adnan Husain, Medieval European and Middle Eastern Historian and Director of the School of Religion at Queens University, joins Breht to discuss the life of St. Francis of Assisi. Together they discuss St. Francis of Assisi's legacy within Christianity, nature mysticism, Imitatio Christi, Francis's meeting with the Sultan of Egypt, medieval Europe, Islam and Christianity, Franciscan Virtues, Ecology and Creation, The Canticle of the Sun, Pope Francis, the rise of mercantilism in feudal Europe, stigmata, liberation theology, and more! Outro Music: "All My Tears" by Ane Brun ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com

Lost and Found
Kefalonia

Lost and Found

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 25:15


An odyssey of loukamades, fir trees and feasts for a Patron Saint

Today's Catholic Mass Readings
Today's Catholic Mass Readings Monday, December 13, 2021

Today's Catholic Mass Readings

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021


Full Text of ReadingsMemorial of Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr Lectionary: 187All podcast readings are produced by the USCCB and are from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States _______________________________________The Saint of the day is Saint LucyEvery little girl named Lucy must bite her tongue in disappointment when she first tries to find out what there is to know about her patron saint. The older books will have a lengthy paragraph detailing a small number of traditions. Newer books will have a lengthy paragraph showing that there is little basis in history for these traditions. The single fact survives that a disappointed suitor accused Lucy of being a Christian, and she was executed in Syracuse, Sicily, in the year 304. But it is also true that her name is mentioned in the First Eucharistic Prayer, geographical places are named after her, a popular song has her name as its title, and down through the centuries many thousands of little girls have been proud of the name Lucy. One can easily imagine what a young Christian woman had to contend with in pagan Sicily in the year 300. If you have trouble imagining, just glance at today's pleasure-at-all-costs world and the barriers it presents against leading a good Christian life. Her friends must have wondered aloud about this hero of Lucy's, an obscure itinerant preacher in a far-off captive nation that had been destroyed more than 200 years before. Once a carpenter, he had been crucified by the Romans after his own people turned him over to their authority. Lucy believed with her whole soul that this man had risen from the dead. Heaven had put a stamp on all he said and did. To give witness to her faith she had made a vow of virginity. What a hubbub this caused among her pagan friends! The kindlier ones just thought her a little strange. To be pure before marriage was an ancient Roman ideal, rarely found, but not to be condemned. To exclude marriage altogether, however, was too much. She must have something sinister to hide, the tongues wagged. Lucy knew of the heroism of earlier virgin martyrs. She remained faithful to their example and to the example of the carpenter, whom she knew to be the Son of God. She is the patroness of eyesight. Reflection If you are a little girl named Lucy, you need not bite your tongue in disappointment. Your patron is a genuine authentic heroine, first class, an abiding inspiration for you and for all Christians. The moral courage of the young Sicilian martyr shines forth as a guiding light, just as bright for today's youth as it was in A.D. 304. Saint Lucy is the Patron Saint of: The Blind Eye Disorders Saint of the DayCopyright Franciscan Media

Today's Catholic Mass Readings
Today's Catholic Mass Readings Sunday, December 12, 2021

Today's Catholic Mass Readings

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021


Full Text of ReadingsThird Sunday of Advent Lectionary: 92All podcast readings are produced by the USCCB and are from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States _______________________________________The Saint of the day is Saint LucyEvery little girl named Lucy must bite her tongue in disappointment when she first tries to find out what there is to know about her patron saint. The older books will have a lengthy paragraph detailing a small number of traditions. Newer books will have a lengthy paragraph showing that there is little basis in history for these traditions. The single fact survives that a disappointed suitor accused Lucy of being a Christian, and she was executed in Syracuse, Sicily, in the year 304. But it is also true that her name is mentioned in the First Eucharistic Prayer, geographical places are named after her, a popular song has her name as its title, and down through the centuries many thousands of little girls have been proud of the name Lucy. One can easily imagine what a young Christian woman had to contend with in pagan Sicily in the year 300. If you have trouble imagining, just glance at today's pleasure-at-all-costs world and the barriers it presents against leading a good Christian life. Her friends must have wondered aloud about this hero of Lucy's, an obscure itinerant preacher in a far-off captive nation that had been destroyed more than 200 years before. Once a carpenter, he had been crucified by the Romans after his own people turned him over to their authority. Lucy believed with her whole soul that this man had risen from the dead. Heaven had put a stamp on all he said and did. To give witness to her faith she had made a vow of virginity. What a hubbub this caused among her pagan friends! The kindlier ones just thought her a little strange. To be pure before marriage was an ancient Roman ideal, rarely found, but not to be condemned. To exclude marriage altogether, however, was too much. She must have something sinister to hide, the tongues wagged. Lucy knew of the heroism of earlier virgin martyrs. She remained faithful to their example and to the example of the carpenter, whom she knew to be the Son of God. She is the patroness of eyesight. Reflection If you are a little girl named Lucy, you need not bite your tongue in disappointment. Your patron is a genuine authentic heroine, first class, an abiding inspiration for you and for all Christians. The moral courage of the young Sicilian martyr shines forth as a guiding light, just as bright for today's youth as it was in A.D. 304. Saint Lucy is the Patron Saint of: The Blind Eye Disorders Saint of the DayCopyright Franciscan Media

Super Saints Podcast
Saint Lucy and the Saints of Sicily

Super Saints Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 18:48


We travel with Bob and Penny to Sicily, to share in the lives of two powerful Saints of Sicily, Santa Rosalia, patron Saint of Palermo, and the famed Santa Lucy, patron Saint of eyes and Breasts, and slo Patron Saint of Siracusa, Sicily.We go with Bob and Penny to the top of Monte Pellegrino, where St. Rosalia lives her final days, and where she appeared to a hunter and saved the city of Palermo from the Plague.We travel to Venice and Siracusa, where the story of the life of St. Lucy unfolds. Listen to Bob and Penny's eyewitness testimony about the day the body of St. Lucy was stolen from the Church in Venice, and then returned. The life of both Saints is fascinating.See the celebrations which take place each year in honor of the Saints.Browse our Sicily Collection Journeys of Faith Bob and Penny Lord's StoreJourneys of Faith Blog Subscribe to our Free Blog Easy PeasyBob and Penny Lord TV Channel Miracles of the Eucharist, Apparitions of Mary, and lives of the Saints videos on demand.Support the show (https://bobandpennylord.store/pages/we-need-your-help)

Blueprint - Separate stories
Lost and Found — Kefalonia

Blueprint - Separate stories

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 25:01


An odyssey of loukamades, fir trees and feasts for a Patron Saint

Today's Catholic Mass Readings
Today's Catholic Mass Readings Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Today's Catholic Mass Readings

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021


Full Text of ReadingsSolemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Lectionary: 689All podcast readings are produced by the USCCB and are from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States _______________________________________The Saint of the day is Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Maryof the Immaculate Conception of Mary A feast called the Conception of Mary arose in the Eastern Church in the seventh century. It came to the West in the eighth century. In the 11th century it received its present name, the Immaculate Conception. In the 18th century it became a feast of the universal Church. It is now recognized as a solemnity. In 1854, Pius IX solemnly proclaimed: “The most Blessed Virgin Mary, in the first instant of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege granted by almighty God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, the savior of the human race, was preserved free from all stain of original sin.” It took a long time for this doctrine to develop. While many Fathers and Doctors of the Church considered Mary the greatest and holiest of the saints, they often had difficulty in seeing Mary as sinless—either at her conception or throughout her life. This is one of the Church teachings that arose more from the piety of the faithful than from the insights of brilliant theologians. Even such champions of Mary as Bernard of Clairvaux and Thomas Aquinas could not see theological justification for this teaching. Two Franciscans, William of Ware and Blessed John Duns Scotus, helped develop the theology. They pointed out that Mary's Immaculate Conception enhances Jesus' redemptive work. Other members of the human race are cleansed from original sin after birth. In Mary, Jesus' work was so powerful as to prevent original sin at the outset. Reflection In Luke 1:28 the angel Gabriel, speaking on God's behalf, addresses Mary as “full of grace” or “highly favored”. In that context, this phrase means that Mary is receiving all the special divine help necessary for the task ahead. However, the Church grows in understanding with the help of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit led the Church, especially non-theologians, to the insight that Mary had to be the most perfect work of God next to the Incarnation. Or rather, Mary's intimate association with the Incarnation called for the special involvement of God in Mary's whole life. The logic of piety helped God's people to believe that Mary was full of grace and free of sin from the first moment of her existence. Moreover, this great privilege of Mary is the highlight of all that God has done in Jesus. Rightly understood, the incomparable holiness of Mary shows forth the incomparable goodness of God. Mary as the Immaculate Conception is the Patron Saint of: Brazil United States Enjoy this prayer to Mary! Saint of the DayCopyright Franciscan Media

Marketing Unplugged
Joe Chernov — Marketing Authenticity and Deeply Connecting to Consumers

Marketing Unplugged

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 47:40


Joe Chernov is the Chief Marketing Officer at Pendo. He has been at the forefront of B2B marketing, creating impactful campaigns and strategies for various companies over his 20-plus-year career. Before Pendo, he was the CMO of two Boston startups, Robin and InsightSquared, which was named the most awarded sales intelligence company in tech. He takes huge risks and reaps huge rewards. What are his keys to marketing success? Listen to this week's episode to find out more. Key Takeaways: [1:35] Joe shares his journey from his double major to becoming a marketing executive. [3:50] He almost joined Eloqua but he was ghosted and they hired someone else. So when they called him back a year later, what did he do? [5:35] What is the key to building a peer community in tech that evolves so quickly? [8:20] Joe shares Pendo's struggle in seeing brands as a demand generator and how they shifted that into brand surveys. [10:30] It takes practice to input data into your planning and decision-making. The lines aren't always clear. [13:15] Churn is death. Joe shares a story of how he and his team turn a churn into a million dollars. [15:55] A good customer marketing program gets closer to a customer at the right time, not when they are about to go to a competitor. [17:30] Choosing a cause that is meaningful to that organization is becoming an expectation in today's working generation. [19:35] Joe explains his analogies, The Dragon Slayer and the Patron Saint, two ways on how to build a brand. Which one is better? [28:40] Technical marketing vs. content marketing. Joe shares what got him into writing and how it is important to marketing. [34:10] Joe talks about his live event, Pendomonium 2021, and how important that was to create his community at Pendo. [37:35] Joe also answers “This or That” questions. [41:30] To close, Joe shares his thoughts on the biggest growth areas in marketing for the next five years.   Mentioned in This Episode: Pendo.io Joe in LinkedIn  

Today's Catholic Mass Readings
Today's Catholic Mass Readings Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Today's Catholic Mass Readings

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021


Full Text of ReadingsMemorial of Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church Lectionary: 182All podcast readings are produced by the USCCB and are from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States _______________________________________The Saint of the day is Saint AmbroseOne of Ambrose's biographers observed that at the Last Judgment, people would still be divided between those who admired Ambrose and those who heartily disliked him. He emerges as the man of action who cut a furrow through the lives of his contemporaries. Even royal personages were numbered among those who were to suffer crushing divine punishments for standing in Ambrose's way. When the Empress Justina attempted to wrest two basilicas from Ambrose's Catholics and give them to the Arians, he dared the eunuchs of the court to execute him. His own people rallied behind him in the face of imperial troops. In the midst of riots, he both spurred and calmed his people with bewitching new hymns set to exciting Eastern melodies. In his disputes with the Emperor Auxentius, he coined the principle: “The emperor is in the Church, not above the Church.” He publicly admonished Emperor Theodosius for the massacre of 7,000 innocent people. The emperor did public penance for his crime. This was Ambrose, the fighter sent to Milan as Roman governor, and chosen while yet a catechumen to be the people's bishop. There is yet another side of Ambrose—one which influenced Augustine of Hippo, whom Ambrose converted. Ambrose was a passionate little man with a high forehead, a long melancholy face, and great eyes. We can picture him as a frail figure clasping the codex of sacred Scripture. This was the Ambrose of aristocratic heritage and learning. Augustine found the oratory of Ambrose less soothing and entertaining but far more learned than that of other contemporaries. Ambrose's sermons were often modeled on Cicero, and his ideas betrayed the influence of contemporary thinkers and philosophers. He had no scruples in borrowing at length from pagan authors. He gloried in the pulpit in his ability to parade his spoils—“gold of the Egyptians”—taken over from the pagan philosophers. His sermons, his writings, and his personal life reveal him as an otherworldly man involved in the great issues of his day. Humanity for Ambrose was, above all, spirit. In order to think rightly of God and the human soul, the closest thing to God, no material reality at all was to be dwelt upon. He was an enthusiastic champion of consecrated virginity. The influence of Ambrose on Augustine will always be open for discussion. The Confessions reveal some manly, brusque encounters between Ambrose and Augustine, but there can be no doubt of Augustine's profound esteem for the learned bishop. Neither is there any doubt that Saint Monica loved Ambrose as an angel of God who uprooted her son from his former ways and led him to his convictions about Christ. It was Ambrose, after all, who placed his hands on the shoulders of the naked Augustine as he descended into the baptismal fountain to put on Christ. Reflection Ambrose exemplifies for us the truly catholic character of Christianity. He is a man steeped in the learning, law, and culture of the ancients and of his contemporaries. Yet, in the midst of active involvement in this world, this thought runs through Ambrose's life and preaching: The hidden meaning of the Scriptures calls our spirit to rise to another world. Saint Ambrose is the Patron Saint of: Beekeepers Beggars Learning Milan Saint of the DayCopyright Franciscan Media

No Bad Food
32. Citrus Fruits & The Patron Saint of Stinky Feet

No Bad Food

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 50:47


This week, hosts Teffer Adjemian (@tefferbear) and Tom Zalatnai (@tomzalatnai) dig into their favorite citrus fruits! What are the little pods inside an orange called? Where did the orange get its name in the first place? Why does Saint Nicholas put fruit in people's boots? We answer all these questions then share our favorite ways to eat various citrus fruits, including Tom's lemon potatoes and Teffer's favorite orange-based desserts! You can follow this show on social media @NoBadFoodPod! Check out The Depot! www.depotmtl.org This episode is brought to you in part by Whisky Lane! www.whiskylane.ca SUPPORT THE SHOW! patreon.com/nobadfoodpod MERCH! https://www.teepublic.com/stores/up-for-discusssion?ref_id=2539 Our logo is by David Flamm! Check out his work (and buy something from his shop!) at http://www.davidflammart.com/ Our theme music is "It Takes A Little Time" by Zack Ingles! You can (and should!) buy his music here: https://zackingles.bandcamp.com/ www.upfordnetwork.com Want to send us fan mail? Upford Network ℅ Tom Zalatnai PO Box 22585 Monkland PO Montreal, Quebec H4A 3T4 Canada

Cigars Liquor And More
206 Discuss Patron Saint of Genital Diseases with an Aladino and Bacoo

Cigars Liquor And More

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 54:00


Julia joins Bill and Darrell to discuss an interesting saint. They find an article on St. Vitalis, the patron saint of genital disease and bladder. His head went up for auction in 2011 before moving to a US collector in 2016. They smoke the Aladino Vintage Selection with Bacoo 12 Yr Dominican Rum. Then they rant about outlets and remote controls. https://cigarsliquorandmore.com/ https://www.huffpost.com/entry/decapitated-head-of-catholic-saint-on-auction-block_n_866694  

Today's Catholic Mass Readings
Today's Catholic Mass Readings Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Today's Catholic Mass Readings

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021


Full Text of ReadingsFeast of Saint Andrew, Apostle Lectionary: 684All podcast readings are produced by the USCCB and are from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States _______________________________________The Saint of the day is Saint AndrewAndrew was Saint Peter's brother, and was called with him. “As [Jesus] was walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is now called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen. He said to them, ‘Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.' At once they left their nets and followed him” (Matthew 4:18-20). John the Evangelist presents Andrew as a disciple of John the Baptist. When Jesus walked by one day, John said, “Behold, the Lamb of God.” Andrew and another disciple followed Jesus. “Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them, ‘What are you looking for?' They said to him, ‘Rabbi (which translated means Teacher), where are you staying?' He said to them, ‘Come, and you will see.' So they went and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day” (John 1:38-39a). Little else is said about Andrew in the Gospels. Before the multiplication of the loaves, it was Andrew who spoke up about the boy who had the barley loaves and fishes. When the Gentiles went to see Jesus, they came to Philip, but Philip then had recourse to Andrew. Legend has it that Andrew preached the Good News in what is now modern Greece and Turkey and was crucified at Patras on an X-shaped cross. Reflection As in the case of all the apostles except Peter and John, the Gospels give us little about the holiness of Andrew. He was an apostle. That is enough. He was called personally by Jesus to proclaim the Good News, to heal with Jesus' power and to share his life and death. Holiness today is no different. It is a gift that includes a call to be concerned about the Kingdom, an outgoing attitude that wants nothing more than to share the riches of Christ with all people. Saint Andrew is the Patron Saint of: Fishermen Greece Russia Scotland Click here for more about Saint Andrew! Saint of the DayCopyright Franciscan Media

Scottish Blethers
Episode 63 | St Andrew; Patron Saint of Scotland

Scottish Blethers

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 33:52


This episode airs on November 30th which is traditionally the day on which we honour St Andrew, special protector of Scotland. One of Jesus Christ's twelve disciples, he literally took his master at his word when he told him to go out and preach the word of God "to the ends of the world". We look at the man and his travels and in particular, his links with our small nation.

Holmberg's Morning Sickness
11-29-21 - BR - MON - St Nicholas Is The Patron Saint Of Prostitutes - Woman Tries To Breastfeed Cat On Flight And All Cats Are Psychotic - Woman Shoots Herself In Vagina On Chaturbate Site

Holmberg's Morning Sickness

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 44:30


Holmberg's Morning Sickness - Brady Report - Monday November 29, 2021

Today's Catholic Mass Readings
Today's Catholic Mass Readings Monday, November 29, 2021

Today's Catholic Mass Readings

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021


Full Text of ReadingsMonday of the First Week of Advent Lectionary: 175All podcast readings are produced by the USCCB and are from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States _______________________________________The Saint of the day is Saint ClementClement of Rome was the third successor of Saint Peter, reigning as pope during the last decade of the first century. He's known as one of the Church's five “Apostolic Fathers,” those who provided a direct link between the Apostles and later generations of Church Fathers. Clement's First Epistle to the Corinthians was preserved and widely read in the early Church. This letter from the bishop of Rome to the Church in Corinth concerns a split that alienated a large number of the laity from the clergy. Deploring the unauthorized and unjustifiable division in the Corinthian community, Clement urged charity to heal the rift. Reflection Today many in the Church experience polarization regarding worship, how we speak of God, and other issues. We'd do well to take to heart the exhortation from Clement's Epistle: “Charity unites us to God. It knows no schism, does not rebel, does all things in concord. In charity all the elect of God have been made perfect.” Rome's Basilica of St. Clement, one of the city's earliest parish churches, is probably built on the site of Clement's home. History tells us that Pope Clement was martyred either in the year 99 or in 101. His liturgical feast is celebrated on November 23. Saint Clement is the Patron Saint of: Marble Workers Mariners Tanners Check out these seven books on saints! Saint of the DayCopyright Franciscan Media

Bonkers Romance
Jenny Gets Her C*ck Pocket with Stacey Hamel

Bonkers Romance

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 24:04


We recap https://amzn.to/2ZlpXTo (I Married a Naga) by Regine Abel with Stacey Hamel! Many of you already know and love Stacey, but for those who don't, we thought it was high time to introduce you to her beautiful brain. She's an admin of our Facebook group,https://www.facebook.com/groups/195432502418826 (The Altar of Defiant Joy), and Patron Saint of the https://www.tiktok.com/@bonkersromance (Bonkers Romance TikTok). We've affectionately dubbed her our Adminotaur. We talked about many things, but the most important is clearly that Jenny finally got to recap a book with a motherfudging c*ck pocket! This book features a human woman who is forced into an arranged marriage with an alien snake man when she accidentally violates the law on his planet. But he's marrying her to save her from being executed and is actually a cinnamon roll, sexy provider whose snake parts convince his lady that humans are vastly inferior lovers. For the full episode, check out https://www.bonkersromance.com/temple-information (The Temple of Defiant Joy), our members site that gets you exclusive content, bonus episodes, free books, custom artwork and more! The last episode of every month is only available in full to our members, but all the other episodes will continue to be available to everyone. If you're reading ahead, here are the upcoming books: 12/2 https://amzn.to/3kse8Ce (Sing Me to Sleep) by RM Virtues https://amzn.to/3ktfcWp (A Lady of Rooksgrave Manor) by Katherine Moon will be coming sometime early next year. We'll be on hiatus starting 12/3, but back with more shenanigans in January! https://www.bonkersromance.com/book-club (December Bonkers Book Club) features six free ebooks from authors we love, so if you aren't a member yet, you can join on our website!

Today's Catholic Mass Readings
Today's Catholic Mass Readings Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Today's Catholic Mass Readings

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021


Full Text of ReadingsMemorial of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious Lectionary: 499All podcast readings are produced by the USCCB and are from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States _______________________________________The Saint of the day is Saint Elizabeth of HungaryIn her short life, Elizabeth manifested such great love for the poor and suffering that she has become the patroness of Catholic charities and of the Secular Franciscan Order. The daughter of the King of Hungary, Elizabeth chose a life of penance and asceticism when a life of leisure and luxury could easily have been hers. This choice endeared her in the hearts of the common people throughout Europe. At the age of 14, Elizabeth was married to Louis of Thuringia, whom she deeply loved. She bore three children. Under the spiritual direction of a Franciscan friar, she led a life of prayer, sacrifice, and service to the poor and sick. Seeking to become one with the poor, she wore simple clothing. Daily she would take bread to hundreds of the poorest in the land who came to her gate. After six years of marriage, her husband died in the Crusades, and Elizabeth was grief-stricken. Her husband's family looked upon her as squandering the royal purse, and mistreated her, finally throwing her out of the palace. The return of her husband's allies from the Crusades resulted in her being reinstated, since her son was legal heir to the throne. In 1228, Elizabeth joined the Secular Franciscan Order, spending the remaining few years of her life caring for the poor in a hospital which she founded in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. Elizabeth's health declined, and she died before her 24th birthday in 1231. Her great popularity resulted in her canonization four years later. Reflection Elizabeth understood well the lesson Jesus taught when he washed his disciples' feet at the Last Supper: The Christian must be one who serves the humblest needs of others, even if one serves from an exalted position. Of royal blood, Elizabeth could have lorded it over her subjects. Yet she served them with such a loving heart that her brief life won for her a special place in the hearts of many. Elizabeth is also an example to us in her following the guidance of a spiritual director. Growth in the spiritual life is a difficult process. We can play games very easily if we don't have someone to challenge us. Saint Elizabeth of Hungary is the Patron Saint of: Bakers Catholic Charities Secular Franciscan Order Saint of the DayCopyright Franciscan Media

Today's Catholic Mass Readings
Today's Catholic Mass Readings Monday, November 15, 2021

Today's Catholic Mass Readings

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021


Full Text of ReadingsMonday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 497All podcast readings are produced by the USCCB and are from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States _______________________________________The Saint of the day is Saint Albert the GreatAlbert the Great was a 13th-century German Dominican who decisively influenced the Church's stance toward Aristotelian philosophy brought to Europe by the spread of Islam. Students of philosophy know him as the master of Thomas Aquinas. Albert's attempt to understand Aristotle's writings established the climate in which Thomas Aquinas developed his synthesis of Greek wisdom and Christian theology. But Albert deserves recognition on his own merits as a curious, honest, and diligent scholar. He was the eldest son of a powerful and wealthy German lord of military rank. He was educated in the liberal arts. Despite fierce family opposition, he entered the Dominican novitiate. His boundless interests prompted him to write a compendium of all knowledge: natural science, logic, rhetoric, mathematics, astronomy, ethics, economics, politics, and metaphysics. His explanation of learning took 20 years to complete. “Our intention,” he said, “is to make all the aforesaid parts of knowledge intelligible to the Latins.” He achieved his goal while serving as an educator at Paris and Cologne, as Dominican provincial, and even as bishop of Regensburg for a short time. He defended the mendicant orders and preached the Crusade in Germany and Bohemia. Albert, a Doctor of the Church, is the patron of scientists and philosophers. Reflection An information glut faces us Christians today in all branches of learning. One needs only to read current Catholic periodicals to experience the varied reactions to the findings of the social sciences, for example, in regard to Christian institutions, Christian life-styles, and Christian theology. Ultimately, in canonizing Albert, the Church seems to point to his openness to truth, wherever it may be found, as his claim to holiness. His characteristic curiosity prompted Albert to mine deeply for wisdom within a philosophy his Church warmed to with great difficulty. Saint Albert the Great is a Patron Saint of: Educators/Teachers Medical Technicians Philosophers Scientists Check out these seven books on saints! Saint of the DayCopyright Franciscan Media

Slashers
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 (1986)

Slashers

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 57:52


This week for Thanksgorging, we feature a film with what is inarguably Jake's favorite horror movie poster of all time: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2! For those of you wonderying why we didn't review the first, the answer is twofold: 1) every podcast has done an episode on it; 2) we put it behind a damn paywall. #shamelessplugforourmiddlingpatreon This film, like the original, was directed by Tobe Hooper. It was written by someone named L. M. Kit Carson, who kinda just fell into obscurity thereafter. Remember a day when a box office flop would end your carrer, but then people like Uwe Boll kept getting movies made? Yeesh. TCM2 brings back the old favorite and introduces Bill Moseley's iconic Chop Top to the Sawyer clan. Bill Johnson takes over for Leatherface after the makers could not come to terms with Gunnar Hanson on a return. We talk about the deleted scenes, one of which involves the Patron Saint of Slashers, Joe Bob Briggs. We also talk about the long-languishing All American Massacre, which was directed by Hooper's son, William, but has yet to see the light of day. Did you know that this soundtrack features the like of Oingo Boingo, The Cramps, and Stewart Copeland (of The Police and the guy who did the damn music for Spyro the Dragon). If you ever have feedback or recommendations on future episodes, please let us know at slasherspod@gmail.com. You can always find us on our social media: Instagram, Twitter, Slasher App: @slasherspod Facebook: /slasherspod Reddit: u/slasherspod https://www.youtube.com/c/slasherspodcast You can find our merch, and links to all our online presence here: linktr.ee/slasherspod Theme song is I wanna Die by Mini Meltdowns. https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ZAk6lUDsaJj8EAhrhzZnh https://minimeltdowns.bandcamp.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slasherspod/support

Today's Catholic Mass Readings
Today's Catholic Mass Readings Sunday, November 14, 2021

Today's Catholic Mass Readings

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021


Full Text of ReadingsThirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 158All podcast readings are produced by the USCCB and are from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States _______________________________________The Saint of the day is Saint Albert the GreatAlbert the Great was a 13th-century German Dominican who decisively influenced the Church's stance toward Aristotelian philosophy brought to Europe by the spread of Islam. Students of philosophy know him as the master of Thomas Aquinas. Albert's attempt to understand Aristotle's writings established the climate in which Thomas Aquinas developed his synthesis of Greek wisdom and Christian theology. But Albert deserves recognition on his own merits as a curious, honest, and diligent scholar. He was the eldest son of a powerful and wealthy German lord of military rank. He was educated in the liberal arts. Despite fierce family opposition, he entered the Dominican novitiate. His boundless interests prompted him to write a compendium of all knowledge: natural science, logic, rhetoric, mathematics, astronomy, ethics, economics, politics, and metaphysics. His explanation of learning took 20 years to complete. “Our intention,” he said, “is to make all the aforesaid parts of knowledge intelligible to the Latins.” He achieved his goal while serving as an educator at Paris and Cologne, as Dominican provincial, and even as bishop of Regensburg for a short time. He defended the mendicant orders and preached the Crusade in Germany and Bohemia. Albert, a Doctor of the Church, is the patron of scientists and philosophers. Reflection An information glut faces us Christians today in all branches of learning. One needs only to read current Catholic periodicals to experience the varied reactions to the findings of the social sciences, for example, in regard to Christian institutions, Christian life-styles, and Christian theology. Ultimately, in canonizing Albert, the Church seems to point to his openness to truth, wherever it may be found, as his claim to holiness. His characteristic curiosity prompted Albert to mine deeply for wisdom within a philosophy his Church warmed to with great difficulty. Saint Albert the Great is a Patron Saint of: Educators/Teachers Medical Technicians Philosophers Scientists Check out these seven books on saints! Saint of the DayCopyright Franciscan Media

Today's Catholic Mass Readings
Today's Catholic Mass Readings Saturday, November 13, 2021

Today's Catholic Mass Readings

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021


Full Text of ReadingsMemorial of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin Lectionary: 496All podcast readings are produced by the USCCB and are from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States _______________________________________The Saint of the day is Saint Frances Xavier CabriniFrances Xavier Cabrini was the first United States citizen to be canonized. Her deep trust in the loving care of her God gave her the strength to be a valiant woman doing the work of Christ. Refused admission to the religious order which had educated her to be a teacher, she began charitable work at the House of Providence Orphanage in Cadogno, Italy. In September 1877, she made her vows there and took the religious habit. When the bishop closed the orphanage in 1880, he named Frances prioress of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart. Seven young women from the orphanage joined her. Since her early childhood in Italy, Frances had wanted to be a missionary in China but, at the urging of Pope Leo XIII, Frances went west instead of east. She traveled with six sisters to New York City to work with the thousands of Italian immigrants living there. She found disappointment and difficulties with every step. When she arrived in New York, the house intended to be her first orphanage in the United States was not available. The archbishop advised her to return to Italy. But Frances, truly a valiant woman, departed from the archbishop's residence all the more determined to establish that orphanage. And she did. In 35 years, Frances Xavier Cabrini founded 67 institutions dedicated to caring for the poor, the abandoned, the uneducated and the sick. Seeing great need among Italian immigrants who were losing their faith, she organized schools and adult education classes. As a child, she was always frightened of water, unable to overcome her fear of drowning. Yet, despite this fear, she traveled across the Atlantic Ocean more than 30 times. She died of malaria in her own Columbus Hospital in Chicago. Reflection The compassion and dedication of Mother Cabrini is still seen in hundreds of thousands of her fellow citizens who care for the sick in hospitals, nursing homes, and state institutions. We complain of increased medical costs in an affluent society, but the daily news shows us millions who have little or no medical care, and who are calling for new Mother Cabrinis to become citizen-servants of their land. Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini is a Patron Saint of: Hospital Administrators Immigrants Impossible Causes Click here for more Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini! Saint of the DayCopyright Franciscan Media

The Drew Mariani Show
Chaplet / Patrons of Pregnancy

The Drew Mariani Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 50:57


Hour 2 of The Drew Mariani Show on 11-9-21 Because of one of the last calls during the Chaplet, Drew opens up conversation and calls about Patron Saints of pregnancy All show notes at Chaplet / Patrons of Pregnancy - This podcast produced by Relevant Radio

BewilderBeasts
Ep 50: Arson Pigeon Revenge (Olga of Kiev)

BewilderBeasts

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 28:46


In this 50th episode, we  meet Olga of Kiev, a PATRON SAINT who murdered a lot of people using earth, wind, fire, ale and homing pigeons. She inspired the character of Cersei Lannister,  a death metal band's concept album, a ballet and the US Military in WW2. Let's go!************** Rejected Princesses: Tales of History's Boldest Heroines, Hellions and Heretics by Jason Porath - https://www.rejectedprincesses.com/princesses/olga-of-kiev Moxie Labouche's "Your Brain on Facts" PodcastEndless Thread Podcast (WBUR)Fierce Females of History Podcast https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/04/old-weird-tech-the-bat-bombs-of-world-war-ii/237267/https://military.wikia.org/wiki/Bat_bombhttps://medium.com/lessons-from-history/the-bizarre-history-of-the-bat-bomb-437d6d33c27bhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat_bombhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olga_of_Kievhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Griffinhttps://houston.culturemap.com/news/arts/10-25-13-lessons-from-a-farce-houston-grand-operas-idie-fledermausi-looks-to-restore-the-genres-good-name/Encyclopedia Britannica Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/BewilderBeastsPod)

RNZ: Saturday Morning
Daniel Ellsberg: the patron saint of whistleblowers

RNZ: Saturday Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 29:30


Fifty years ago Daniel Ellsberg released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret study of the US involvement in the Vietnam War. Ellsberg is a firm supporter of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who has also been charged for violating the Espionage Act.

Today's Catholic Mass Readings
Today's Catholic Mass Readings Thursday, November 4, 2021

Today's Catholic Mass Readings

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021


Full Text of ReadingsMemorial of Saint Charles Borromeo, Bishop Lectionary: 488All podcast readings are produced by the USCCB and are from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States _______________________________________The Saint of the day is Saint Charles BorromeoThe name of Charles Borromeo is associated with reform. He lived during the time of the Protestant Reformation, and had a hand in the reform of the whole Church during the final years of the Council of Trent. Although he belonged to the Milanese nobility and was related to the powerful Medici family, Charles desired to devote himself to the Church. In 1559, when his uncle, Cardinal de Medici was elected Pope Pius IV, he made Charles cardinal-deacon and administrator of the Archdiocese of Milan. At the time Charles was still a layman and a young student. Because of his intellectual qualities Charles was entrusted with several important offices connected with the Vatican, and later appointed secretary of state with responsibility for the papal states. The untimely death of his elder brother brought Charles to a definite decision to be ordained a priest, despite his relatives' insistence that he marry. Soon after being ordained a priest at age 25, Borromeo was consecrated bishop of Milan. Working behind the scenes, Saint Charles deserves the credit for keeping the Council of Trent in session when at several points it was on the verge of breaking up. Borromeo encouraged the pope to renew the Council in 1562, after it had been suspended for 10 years. He took upon himself the task of the entire correspondence during the final phase. Because of his work at the Council, Borromeo was unable to take up residence in Milan until the Council concluded. Eventually, Borromeo was allowed to devote his time to the Archdiocese of Milan, where the religious and moral picture was far from bright. The reform needed in every phase of Catholic life among both clergy and laity was initiated at a provincial council of all the bishops under him. Specific regulations were drawn up for bishops and other clergy: If the people were to be converted to a better life, Borromeo had to be the first to give a good example and renew their apostolic spirit. Charles took the initiative in giving a good example. He allotted most of his income to charity, forbade himself all luxury, and imposed severe penances upon himself. He sacrificed wealth, high honors, esteem, and influence to become poor. During the plague and famine of 1576, Borromeo tried to feed 60,000 to 70,000 people daily. To do this he borrowed large sums of money that required years to repay. Whereas the civil authorities fled at the height of the plague, he stayed in the city, where he ministered to the sick and the dying, helping those in want. Work and the heavy burdens of his high office began to affect Archbishop Borromeo's health, leading to his death at the age of 46. Reflection Saint Charles Borromeo made his own the words of Christ: “…I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me” (Matthew 25:35-36). Borromeo saw Christ in his neighbor, and knew that charity done for the least of his flock was charity done for Christ. Saint Charles Borromeo is a Patron Saint of: Catechists Catechumens Seminarians Saint of the Day Copyright Franciscan Media

Today's Catholic Mass Readings
Today's Catholic Mass Readings Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Today's Catholic Mass Readings

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021


Full Text of ReadingsWednesday of the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 487All podcast readings are produced by the USCCB and are from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States _______________________________________The Saint of the day is Saint Charles BorromeoThe name of Charles Borromeo is associated with reform. He lived during the time of the Protestant Reformation, and had a hand in the reform of the whole Church during the final years of the Council of Trent. Although he belonged to the Milanese nobility and was related to the powerful Medici family, Charles desired to devote himself to the Church. In 1559, when his uncle, Cardinal de Medici was elected Pope Pius IV, he made Charles cardinal-deacon and administrator of the Archdiocese of Milan. At the time Charles was still a layman and a young student. Because of his intellectual qualities Charles was entrusted with several important offices connected with the Vatican, and later appointed secretary of state with responsibility for the papal states. The untimely death of his elder brother brought Charles to a definite decision to be ordained a priest, despite his relatives' insistence that he marry. Soon after being ordained a priest at age 25, Borromeo was consecrated bishop of Milan. Working behind the scenes, Saint Charles deserves the credit for keeping the Council of Trent in session when at several points it was on the verge of breaking up. Borromeo encouraged the pope to renew the Council in 1562, after it had been suspended for 10 years. He took upon himself the task of the entire correspondence during the final phase. Because of his work at the Council, Borromeo was unable to take up residence in Milan until the Council concluded. Eventually, Borromeo was allowed to devote his time to the Archdiocese of Milan, where the religious and moral picture was far from bright. The reform needed in every phase of Catholic life among both clergy and laity was initiated at a provincial council of all the bishops under him. Specific regulations were drawn up for bishops and other clergy: If the people were to be converted to a better life, Borromeo had to be the first to give a good example and renew their apostolic spirit. Charles took the initiative in giving a good example. He allotted most of his income to charity, forbade himself all luxury, and imposed severe penances upon himself. He sacrificed wealth, high honors, esteem, and influence to become poor. During the plague and famine of 1576, Borromeo tried to feed 60,000 to 70,000 people daily. To do this he borrowed large sums of money that required years to repay. Whereas the civil authorities fled at the height of the plague, he stayed in the city, where he ministered to the sick and the dying, helping those in want. Work and the heavy burdens of his high office began to affect Archbishop Borromeo's health, leading to his death at the age of 46. Reflection Saint Charles Borromeo made his own the words of Christ: “…I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me” (Matthew 25:35-36). Borromeo saw Christ in his neighbor, and knew that charity done for the least of his flock was charity done for Christ. Saint Charles Borromeo is a Patron Saint of: Catechists Catechumens Seminarians Saint of the Day Copyright Franciscan Media

Today's Catholic Mass Readings
Today's Catholic Mass Readings Saturday, October 30, 2021

Today's Catholic Mass Readings

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021


Full Text of ReadingsSaturday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 484All podcast readings are produced by the USCCB and are from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States _______________________________________The Saint of the day is Saint Alphonsus RodriguezTragedy and challenge beset today's saint early in life, but Alphonsus Rodriguez found happiness and contentment through simple service and prayer. Born in Spain in 1533, Alphonsus inherited the family textile business at 23. Within the space of three years, his wife, daughter, and mother died; meanwhile, business was poor. Alphonsus stepped back and reassessed his life. He sold the business, and with his young son, moved into his sister's home. There he learned the discipline of prayer and meditation. At the death of his son years later, Alphonsus, almost 40 by then, sought to join the Jesuits. He was not helped by his poor education. He applied twice before being admitted. For 45 years he served as doorkeeper at the Jesuits' college in Majorca. When not at his post, he was almost always at prayer, though he often encountered difficulties and temptations. His holiness and prayerfulness attracted many to him, including Saint Peter Claver, then a Jesuit seminarian. Alphonsus' life as doorkeeper may have been humdrum, but centuries later he caught the attention of poet and fellow-Jesuit Gerard Manley Hopkins, who made him the subject of one of his poems. Alphonsus died in 1617. He is the patron saint of Majorca. Reflection We like to think that God rewards the good, even in this life. But Alphonsus knew business losses, painful bereavement, and periods when God seemed very distant. None of his suffering made him withdraw into a shell of self-pity or bitterness. Rather, he reached out to others who lived with pain, including enslaved Africans. Among the many notables at his funeral were the sick and poor people whose lives he had touched. May they find such a friend in us! Saint Alphonsus Rodriguez is the Patron Saint of: Majorca Saint of the Day Copyright Franciscan Media

Today's Catholic Mass Readings
Today's Catholic Mass Readings Thursday, October 28, 2021

Today's Catholic Mass Readings

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021


Full Text of ReadingsFeast of Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles Lectionary: 666All podcast readings are produced by the USCCB and are from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States _______________________________________The Saint of the day is Saints Simon and JudeJude is so named by Luke and Acts. Matthew and Mark call him Thaddeus. He is not mentioned elsewhere in the Gospels, except of course where all the apostles are mentioned. Scholars hold that he is not the author of the Letter of Jude. Actually, Jude had the same name as Judas Iscariot. Evidently because of the disgrace of that name, it was shortened to “Jude” in English. Simon is mentioned on all four lists of the apostles. On two of them he is called “the Zealot.” The Zealots were a Jewish sect that represented an extreme of Jewish nationalism. For them, the messianic promise of the Old Testament meant that the Jews were to be a free and independent nation. God alone was their king, and any payment of taxes to the Romans—the very domination of the Romans—was a blasphemy against God. No doubt some of the Zealots were the spiritual heirs of the Maccabees, carrying on their ideals of religion and independence. But many were the counterparts of modern terrorists. They raided and killed, attacking both foreigners and “collaborating” Jews. They were chiefly responsible for the rebellion against Rome which ended in the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70. Reflection As in the case of all the apostles except for Peter, James and John, we are faced with men who are really unknown, and we are struck by the fact that their holiness is simply taken to be a gift of Christ. He chose some unlikely people: a former Zealot, a former (crooked) tax collector, an impetuous fisherman, two “sons of thunder,” and a man named Judas Iscariot. It is a reminder that we cannot receive too often. Holiness does not depend on human merit, culture, personality, effort, or achievement. It is entirely God's creation and gift. God needs no Zealots to bring about the kingdom by force. Jude, like all the saints, is the saint of the impossible: Only God can create his divine life in human beings. And God wills to do so, for all of us. Saint Jude is the Patron Saint of: Desperate Situations Saint of the Day Copyright Franciscan Media

Popcorn Theology
Episode 248: The Lost Boys

Popcorn Theology

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 111:11


Bite into a bloody good episode as James and Miles are joined by horror aficionado Joe Thorn to discuss this classic rockin' fang film, as well as the vampire mythos and horror genre in general. Just wear your garlic T-shirt (or it's your funeral). If you like what you are hearing and want to help support our show, consider pledging to support us over on Patreon! If you do, you'll be canonized as an official Patron Saint of Popcorn Theology and be given access to an exclusive Facebook group just for supporters, giveaways, polls to decide what films we discuss, and much more! We hope you enjoy the listen and we would love it if you'd share this content with your friends.  Please take a moment to check out our sponsor, MissionalWear - Awesome T-Shirts, Posters, and more... Let them know Popcorn Theology sent you!  www.popcorntheology.com

Catholic Daily Reflections
Feast of Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles, October 28 - Sent Forth by Christ

Catholic Daily Reflections

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 5:34


Jesus went up to the mountain to pray, and he spent the night in prayer to God. When day came, he called his disciples to himself, and from them he chose Twelve, whom he also named Apostles...  Luke 6:12Simon and Jude were among those very select few who were chosen by Jesus Himself to be His Apostles. Today's Simon is not the same person as Simon Peter, and today's Jude is not the same person as Judas Iscariot. Little is known about these two Apostles. Simon is referred to as a zealot in the Gospels, which could have meant he was a member of a more radical sect within Judaism. Jude is popularly known as the Patron Saint of Hopeless Causes. Some suggest this is because he was often the last Apostle to be prayed to by the early Christian faithful on account of the fact that he shared a name with Judas Iscariot, and praying to Jude reminded people of that betrayer. If that was the case, then in God's providence, since Jude became the last Apostle to be prayed to, he also became the last hope for many and, thus, the patron saint for those with truly hopeless causes.One tradition states that Saints Simon and Jude are linked together in the Roman Canon and also share the same feast day because they were both martyred together on the same day, possibly in Syria, Lebanon, or Persia. However, the true details of their missionary journeys and martyrdom is unclear. The one thing that is certain about these Apostles, however, is that they were Apostles. They were chosen by our Lord and appointed by Him as two of the first bishops of our Church and were given a mandate to share the Gospel to the ends of the earth.From our perspective today, being one of those chosen Twelve is an incredible privilege. The effect of their ministry in establishing the first Christian communities has resulted in our worldwide universal Catholic Church. These men most likely did not realize the impact that their faithful service would have upon the world.As we honor these two Apostles, we are also reminded that each one of us is called to go forth to proclaim the Gospel to the ends of the earth. We each do so in a way specific to the calling and mission that Christ has entrusted to us. We are each called to make an eternal difference in the lives of those whom we serve. And if we are faithful to our mission, we can be certain that the effects of our apostolic service will be felt in the lives of countless others until the end of the world.Reflect, today, upon Jesus choosing these two men and appointing them as Apostles. As you do, listen to God's voice as He also speaks to you. Do not underestimate the importance of accepting the mission that Jesus gives to you. Say “Yes” to Him in imitation of these two Apostles and know that your choice to serve our Lord in this way will not only have a great effect in your life, it will also have an effect in the lives of many others for all eternity. My glorious Lord, You called these two ordinary men, Simon and Jude, to be Your Apostles. You filled them with Your grace, taught them with Your Word, and sent them forth to preach to the ends of the earth. Please also send me, dear Lord, to whomever You choose. Use me as Your instrument and help me to always remain faithful and zealous, reaching out to those in need, especially to those who lack faith and hope in their lives. Saints Simon and Jude, pray for us. Jesus, I trust in You.Source of content: catholic-daily-reflections.comCopyright © 2021 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission via RSS feed.

History Hack
History Hack: Patron Saint Cromwell

History Hack

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 54:25


Rebecca Warren joins us to explain why, when it came to religion at least, Cromwell wasn't all bad. Like the episode? Send us a tip! https://ko-fi.com/historyhack Like the podcast, join the fun on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/historyhack

DrinkIN GeekOUT
Episode 227 – Nintendo Direct 2021

DrinkIN GeekOUT

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 66:29


In this episode, Dustin, Saf and Keith discuss the upcoming changes to the Nintendo universe along with the changes to the gaming experience with the switch, including new games and.. new expansions!Beers for the Episode:Bad Dad’s Plumbers Crack [ https://untappd.com/b/bad-dad-brewing-co-plummer-s-crack/3834972]Indiana City’s Patron Saints [https://untappd.com/b/indiana-city-brewing-company-patron-saints-of-beer/4356868] The post Episode 227 – Nintendo Direct 2021 appeared first on DrinkIN GeekOUT.

Popcorn Theology
Episode 247: Ghostbusters

Popcorn Theology

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 102:57


Who you gonna call, when you need a hilarious cult classic examined from a Christian world view? Popcorn Theology! Join Kat, James, and Miles as they discuss one of their favorite movies. Included is an overview of ghosts, demons, and evil gods in the Bible, a discussion on what makes a movie a horror or Halloween movie, as well as a look at how people react when faced with the supernatural. If you like what you are hearing and want to help support our show, consider pledging to support us over on Patreon! If you do, you'll be canonized as an official Patron Saint of Popcorn Theology and be given access to an exclusive Facebook group just for supporters, giveaways, polls to decide what films we discuss, and much more! We hope you enjoy the listen and we would love it if you'd share this content with your friends.  Please take a moment to check out our sponsor, MissionalWear - Awesome T-Shirts, Posters, and more... Let them know Popcorn Theology sent you!  www.popcorntheology.com

History Unplugged Podcast
Alfred Hubbard Was a 1920s Inventor, Bootlegger, and Psychedelic Pioneer Who Became the Patron Saint of Silicon Valley

History Unplugged Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 56:12


Not many people have heard about Alfred Hubbard but he was one of the most intriguing people from the 20th Century. His story begins in 1919 when he made his first newspaper appearance with the exciting announcement that he had created a perpetual-motion machine that harnessed energy from the Earth's atmosphere. He would soon publicly demonstrate this device by using it to power a boat on Seattle's Lake Union, though, at the time, heavy suspicions were cast about the legitimacy of his claims. From there, he joined forces with Seattle's top bootlegger and, together, they built one of Seattle's first radio stations. He was then involved in a top secret WWII operation, and even played a role in the Manhattan Project. In the 1950s, he was one of the first people to try a new drug by the name of LSD, and helped pioneer psychedelic therapy. He was known as “The Johnny Appleseed of LSD,” as he introduced the drug to everyone from Aldous Huxley to early computer engineers in what is now known as Silicon Valley. He was a fraud, to be sure, but may have also been a genius. Famous California psychiatrist Oscar Janiger once said, "Nothing of substance has ever been written about Al Hubbard, and probably nothing ever should." And yet, there is little dispute regarding the fascinating scope of his adventurous life. To explore his story is Brad Holden, author of the book “Seattle Mystic: Alfred Hubbard – Inventor, Bootlegger, and Psychedelic Pioneer”.