Joe discussed the trappings of attachments. A common problem we see in the world today. It is through mortification and prayer that this modern form of slavery is overcome and the path to holiness is achieved.
Strength when we most need it can sometimes be elusive. We have seen how great athletes overcome great adversity by holding in their hearts a reward that goes beyond any accolade or gold medal. Common to them and to us this Lent is an opportunity to offer our efforts for a greater good, to sacrifice something we prefer for someone else. Through prayer, fasting and alms giving, we have an opportunity to draw closer to God. The result is the renewal of our strength and vitality. The champion David, in his fight against Goliath, shows us the way to do this.
Radio Maria presenter Kathleen Beckman interviews Andy Lavallee, Founder of “Live the Fast” on the spirituality of “fasting for God”. They discuss what Blessed Pope John Paul II said, “One of the meanings of penitential fasting is to help us recover an interior life”. How can fasting and prayer “stop wars and (one can) suspend the natural laws of nature”? Andy gives his testimony on how he began “Fasting Breads”.
Joe discussed the beauty of Advent and the opportunity it provides for us to grow in holiness. At the beginning of our Liturgical year, during this time of penance and mortification, now is the time to make our resolutions and elevate our spiritual game! We are called to be Saints, let’s get after it!
Ken talks with Stephen Martin about The Messy Quest for Meaning – Five Catholic Practices for Finding Your Vocation. (Published by Sorin Books, an imprint of Ave Maria Press) Drawing on lessons learned from Catholic monks and saints as well as his own experience, Stephen Martin has crafted five unique practices to help Catholics and other seekers grapple with life’s truly important questions and discover their calling in the world. Stephen blogs at www.messyquest.com His book is available at https://www.avemariapress.com/product/1-933495-32-4/The-Messy-Quest-for-Meaning/
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Mary Britt and Jenny Belokony of Dayton, OH about 40 DAYS FOR LIFE a focused pro-life campaign with a vision to access God’s power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil to end abortion. The mission of the campaign is to bring together the Body of Christ in a spirit of unity during a focused 40 days of prayer, fasting, and peaceful activism, with the purpose of repentance, seeking God’s favor to turn hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life to end tune in to see how you can participate in this great movement and the vigil to be held on abortion.
This program is the introduction to Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection’s life and biographical sketch. It details his early military experience and his failed effort to become a hermit. It ends with his entry into the Carmel in Paris where he spent the rest of his life.
This program deals with the last and most difficult of St John of the Cross’ four stages of the spiritual journey, the Passive Night of Sense. Here the Lord takes us through the later stages of interior prayer. This is where God takes us through the very painful experiences necessary to teach us that He will not be limited by our all too small perception of him.