It's time to reflect on Mary, the Mother of our Redeemer! Tune into this episode of EvangeliNation to listen to excerpts from Blessed James Alberione's book, Mary, Hope of the World. How well do you know the Mother of Jesus and our own loving Mother?
Today's podcast continues our reflections on the portion of the Sermon on the Mount known as "the beatitudes." Open up to the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 5 and follow along. I also encourage you to read the contextualizing framework around the verses we are considering today, which include the last four beatitudes. If you missed part 1 of this talk, go back to last week's podcast to hear an introduction to this topic and some reflection on the first four beatitudes.
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Today's mini-retreat takes a walk in the sunny enlightenment given us in the Beatitudes, those wisdom sayings given to the world at the beginning of Christ's Sermon on the Mount (cf. Gospel of Matthew, chapter 5). Take a walk with me and other listeners today, as we ponder the riches of The Beatitudes!
If you are feeling adrift on the waters of discontent about now, grab hold of these Messianic teachings as your anchor for human happiness.
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How hard do you work in life? What are you working for and are you storing up treasure in heaven? Tune in today for some fresh considerations on the intersection of temporal and eternal affairs. Won't you also share it in love with someone else today?
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After a month-long podcasting hiatus while on "domestic mission," I'm back in the recording studio to reflect with you anew on the Christian Life. Join me today as we take a look at what makes us more fully human and more fully alive than anything else in the world.
Although I am away on retreat, I still want to share our glorious faith with you! As such, this week's podcast retreat is being replaced with a self-guided preparation for the Feast of Pentecost, which the universal Church celebrates this Sunday, May 23, on the last or 50th day of the Easter season. The term pentecost refers to this "fiftieth" day.
In modern times, prudence has gotten a bad wrap; however, it is more needed now than ever! Maybe that is because so few are taught to value it. Prudence is a critical virtue, an essential "skill" really for living in the world today and for reaching the perfection of your human potential for happiness. This mini-retreat reflection on prudence is for every person in ALL STAGES AND STATES in life, and especially for those young people trying to figure out what to do with their lives.
As promised, here are a several links related to the 10 institutes of the Pauline Family mentioned in this podcast:
https://www.instituteofjesuspriest.org/ https://www.instituteofsaintgabrielthearchangel.org/ourbeginnings.html https://instituteofourladyoftheannunciation.org/
The theme of justice is not only a major thread running through the tapestry of Biblical literature, but it is in fact a major theme of salvation history, of human history itself. It is an issue that we grapple with in every society and every generation. The Bible offers us a deep pedagogy on justice, and because justice is intrinsic to the human experience, the Bible offers us a deep pedagogy not only on justice, but on the mystery of humanity itself, the mystery of the human experience, of who you are and who I am.
Join me today in a walk through the biblical definition of justice (per Jeremiah 22) and a look at how this is playing out in current events in society today. Additionally, we will take a look at 13 aspects of the cardinal virtue of justice and how we can exercise these habits in our daily lives to live the Gospel call to justice.
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Christianity is not just a list of beliefs you either intellectually assent to or not; it is a lifestyle that brings about the extraordinary transformation of persons, relationships, families, communities, states, regions, nations, and indeed, the whole world! Its power to do this for the good is so ubiquitously evident that people sometimes "can't see the forest for the trees." It's up to you and to me to make the Gospel reach the ends of the earth and to allow it to soak into our very bones and into the bones of our relationships and society. We need to do this so that people living on earth can truly be free, so that we can experience justice, which is one of the cardinal virtues and which is the common cry for every person and society throughout all time since Cain killed Abel.
The United States of America was founded because the British colonists living here were deprived of justice. After many long years of trying to negotiate for just and equitable laws, courts, and governance, the leaders of the people determined that they needed their own government--but not more of the same kind of tyrannical governance that had ruled peoples mercilessly for thousands of years. No, the new American government would be different, an exception to history. They knew that there was only one way to do that: to found a nation on Biblical principles and to teach the people who would govern the nation by themselves to live upright, moral, and religious lives; and that is precisely what they did. Tune in to learn more.
In this Holy Week podcast, we consider how the celebration of the Lamb's Supper on Holy Thursday, the New Passover, can be lived out in our lives in a practical way.
Holy Thursday isn't just the little prelude to Good Friday and Easter Sunday; the entire Gospel is announced with the mysteries of Holy Thursday! So, let's settle in for a mini-retreat on how to live the Last Supper in our lives every day. May you have a blessed Holy Week . . . in the sense of the French blessé, which means "wounded." Yes! May our hearts be wounded together with His by the darts of love's passionate charity for others.
Here's is the link to the video I mention in this podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkkoA6H0Izs
PCSJ's Founder and Executive Director, Lisa Tuggle, is a vowed and consecrated Pauline living the spirituality and apostolic outreach of St. Paul in the married state according to the Statute of the Holy Family Institute, one of the branches of the Pauline Family founded by Blessed James Alberione, SSP. Lisa holds a B.A. in Great Books from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Arts degree in Theology and Christian Ministry from Franciscan University. After 20+ years in the performing arts and 10 years as a youth minister and Director of Religious Education, she is dedicating the "second half" of her life to global catechesis initiatives while enjoying family, friends, and a simple life of prayer.