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.
We will be holding our AGM virtually via Zoom this year. We invite all those interested in learning more about the operations and finances of St. Therese School of Faith and Mission Inc. to join us November 18, 7:00 PM CT. The Annual General Meeting will be accessible through www.St-T.ca/AGM2020. We recommend joining 5 minutes prior to start. See you there!
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!'
St. Therese Institute invites you to pray with us a novena for your personal intentions and the intentions of the whole Church. Beginning September 23, this novena will end on October 1st, the feast day of St. Thérèse of Lisieux.
Join us as we begin a Novena to St. Thérèse in preparation for celebrating her October 1 feast day! We will be praying the Novena daily starting September 23 and ending on October 1.
We will be posting the novena prayer of the day on Facebook (www.facebook.com/st.therese.institute; like and follow us to get post notifications!) as well at www.StTherese.ca.
St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus is "...one of the greatest and most known Saints of the modern era. St. Thérèse, also known as the Little Flower, commonly gives roses or flowers as a sign to those who receive miracles by her intercession. With the power of St. Thérèse’s intercession in mind let us imitate her great and innocent confidence in the loving promises of our God. May this novena to St. Thérèse of Lisieux help us to follow in her footsteps as she followed in Our Lord’s through her little way." (angeluspress .org)
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."