"A Little Way-Word" Podcast (19)
Jim and Nick (and sometimes a special guest) discuss various topics, from Scripture to prayer to movies to books within the context of the 'little way' of St. Thérèse.
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With the podcast being recorded on Pope St. John Paul II's feast day (Oct. 22), Jim and Nick reflect on the impact that the heroic Pope had on both of their lives. Discussing personal experiences of John Paul II as well as the import of his teaching, the podcast ends with a reflection on the relevance of John Paul II for the present and future Church.
In today's show, Jim and Nick unpack the four classical temperaments— sanguine, choleric, melancholic and phlegmatic — and discuss their respective strengths and weaknesses, and the benefit of discerning one's own. Through their pondering, they unveil a very sanguine and calm appreciation of the four temperaments as beneficial to Christian mission, holiness, and self-knowledge.
In this podcast episode, Jim and Nick discuss the importance of affirmation. Exposing the theological roots of affirmation, they argue that affirmation is not optional, but necessary for good Christian community and is the antidote to the growing 'culture of contempt' in secular and ecclesial circles. At the heart of the Gospel is an affirmation of the human person: 'It is good that you exist!'
In this podcast episode, Jim and Nick chat about a teaching recently delivered to students in the formation program: "The Duty of the Moment." Because the Duty of the Moment is such a fundamental activity for a life of holiness, it could even be said that "The Duty of the Moment is my salvation." Jim and Nick unpack this teaching, that quote, and more in their usual way-word banter.
In this episode of a Little Way-Word, Jim and Nick discuss one of St. Thérèse of Lisieux's favorite poetry verses: "The world is thy ship, not thy home." They reflect that this line reveals a vision of Christian life as a pilgrimage, a journey to heaven with the world as vessel of God's grace.
Welcome to the 13th episode of A LITTLE WAY-WORD! In this episode of "A Little Way-Word" podcast, Nick and special guest Gabby Marshall talk about their spiritual mind-set regarding the upcoming year at St. Therese Institute. Particularly, they address the problem of doing something that seems 'unnecessary' or perhaps even wasteful in times of uncertainty. In the end, their answer deals with trusting in God and aiming for faithfulness, not just success.
Welcome to the (much delayed) twelfth episode of St. Therese Institute's "A Little Way-Word" Podcast. In this episode, Jim and Nick discuss a fascinating quote attributed to Pope Saint John Paul II: "The 21st century will see the greatest renaissance of Christendom since the incarnation, on the condition that we recognize the real presence of Christ among us."
Welcome to the eleventh episode of St. Therese Institute's "A Little Way-Word" Podcast. In this episode, Jim and Nick unpack and dive into a spiritual reflection on Jesus' teaching during the Sermon on the Mount regarding keeping your fasting, praying and alms-giving hidden. The goal? Grow in holiness and purity of intention.
Welcome to the tenth episode of St. Therese Institute's "A Little Way-Word" Podcast. In this episode, Jim and Nick discuss the question of "How do I fit prayer into my already full day of work and family?" Hear what they do, and the suggestions that they have for starting a new prayer routine or enhancing your existing prayer time.