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#183 Jamie Lerner Self-Care: If You Dont, Who Will? - burst 03

OC Talk Radio

15:29 min | 5 months ago

#183 Jamie Lerner Self-Care: If You Dont, Who Will? - burst 03

"We just are and were very well equipped to do it. And it's also interesting about reinvention. Is that we lose a lot of something. That is very important along the way which is south care so women are masterful in reinventing themselves and then they also are masterful in forgetting themselves. How did how did how did he know. We're going to make a transition to self care. I mean seriously on my sheet in front of the next. The next bullet point was self care and you made a wonderful trenches transition to it. So that is what. I'd like to talk about now. And and focus probably the majority of our time is self care and personal responsibility and and especially in this current cova time of chaos and confusion and and one of the things that you told me about when we chatted before the podcast was that you described your passion. Your current passion for helping people find themselves in the moment. Can you tell me what that what that means to you. Find yourself in the moment every moment that we can be present and it is just a moment by moment and establish or reestablish connection with ourselves that that is the ultimate in self care and and i think a lot of that comes from being able to manage our thoughts and then are feeling but first and foremost our thaw and i think it's important cut. We rarely slow everything down and allow ourselves to be in that moment contain. That's why one of the most important things of how we can care for ourselves and then others it's always about foul firth and then others. It's kind of a win win for everybody. Jesus talks about that. When he says you know i it's always quoted love god and love your neighbor but what's always left out is love. Love your neighbor as yourself and to me that assumes self love precedes other love the cacao kangaroo barber care for another if they're not taking care of yourself self love is sort of. it's almost frowned upon that. You are selfish. You are ego centric if you do that and and if you take care of yourself too much and yet and yet if you don't take care of yourself you're you're no good to anyone else you know want when you could on the airplane they tell you to put your mask on on first before assisting other people and there's a reason for that. That is a universal truth. We cannot care for anyone until we care for ourselves without feeling resentment and if we feel is not much then we are not caring for ourselves or another. So you know. I think people don't really understand what it means to wrap third loving arms around themselves and nourish and nurture themselves into connection. That is the most unselfish thing that you can do. And in some ways it sure responsibility if you're then going to assume the care of others whether be children or a teacher or if you're in any role where you're in a leadership role it's just not possible to do it without having spent some time with yourself and nourishing yourself and if they're self some something to give agree with you on that and i was thinking about taking care of ourselves. There's there's just a number of of ways to do that in you know we're going to get into tactics toward the end of the Of the of the of the show. But right. Now i i'd like to disorder. Get a big picture of what do you mean by taking care of yourself. I know account. I have an idea of what i need by but but i'm curious what your interpretation is kind of goes hand in hand with taking personal responsibility to understand that really. It is known responsibility to care for your responsibility to begin to have an understanding of what year in the evening for yourself and then to figure out a way a gentle loving way to kind of implement some of that self care and most people do the opposite. They expect other people to care for them. They don't even know their own news. They expect others around them to know what they need and they expect that they should be given what they need. There's this really Twisted sense of entitlement. just because the very I think the other interesting thing about women reinventing themselves then they get to hide behind all of the roles that they've taken on as they never care for themselves the end up feeling resentful. They ended up feeling overwhelmed. The end up feeling all the things that they should be feeling and yet known even knows what they need. Not even know. They haven't even taken the time to figure out like okay but only know what i need for my. What do i need to do first thing in the morning but the guy can so myself up before we take care of all these other people so to step into that role of personal responsibility for sending the morning and ask yourself now. What are what. I need so myself. That is such a loving and lovely question to ask one and then to answer it with you. Maybe coffee before. I serve an to eat something before i i just some basic things. That really remind us that we're important. How counter cultural that is because we you know we're we're thinking we always have to be givers don't we we. We can't be. we can't be takers. we can't be an it's not even really taking it's it's more of. You're giving love from an empty cup and you've got to fill that love your love cup for yourself because unless you do you end up resenting the very people that you are serving and it doesn't feel good on your and it doesn't feel good on there and either never feels good to be given some things from someone who is representing you in the process so yet to unconditionally give to hand. That is a lovely feeling for the giver and the receiver and the way we get there is by taking care of ourselves so that we can give which hand alternate goal to feel good about the giving and to feel good about the person who is receiving what your kid i have for the last year been very involved on my own in in the in the sort of tradition node as mystic christianity and the mystics and and and i'm reading people of the thirteenth to fourteenth century teresa viola saint john of the cross and and teresa viola sort of my my guru. Now and she was. She was in the fifteenth century. And they talk about spending this time in divine contempt mystical prayer. But she is very strong that you do that in doing that. You are taking care of yourself your relationship with yourself yourself in the divine how how you relate in the divine but that that then becomes the resource for helping others that so you don't you don't just folk off. Yeah you don't just focus on yourself and forget everybody else. You have to focus on yourself but then the result is it results in a self care you. You can't help but want to share that with other people tackle once again. It's a win win for every beautiful idea. Now you want. You talked about personal responsibility in that. And i've even thought about making when i make a title for this show and we'll see what happens after the show. They make the title. But i i'm working on a premise of the me. Look at my own title here. Self care your responsibility to be responsible for yourself. Well is it so you would. You says it's good. I'm glad you agree because you're not title if you said no i don't believe any of that however it's a turn off for people a lot of people do not want to be responsible from south. They feel resentful that they should have to be responsible for themselves. They feel entitled that others should be responsible for their happy. And i think that it just needs to be thought about in a different way because who would know better for you than you know and yet we expect others to know what we need what. We consider south for first and foremost look. We need the great question. People don't ask themselves that question very often. But do you want. Don't ask themselves that either but people will tell you all day long what they want and what they get is more of what they don't want so and it's always someone else's all so you know if that doesn't work very well that way no it doesn't and and how in the world like you said if we haven't even really investigated pin through the thought process of understanding what we want and what we like in life. How in the world is someone else supposed to know that you know great costal one and yet we expect them to set us fai our needs and we've not identified their their needs. I mean our our needs and how they need to respond. You know My listeners heard have heard this before. But my wife. And i for probably. We've been married thirty six years and for at least twenty five of those. If not more. We take every year between christmas and new years now. This happens throughout the year but we take an intentional time of three days away so we can have two nights in one place. You know two full days in place and we ask each other So how was i. What kind of husband was last year. What kind of wife was i. And and what do you want from me. How can i serve you in helping. You find. You know helping you fulfill your needs and so we're forcing ourselves to identify our knees and until the other person. This is what i would like fantastic. I mean that's that's a conscious of our relationship a nice guy. Yeah yeah you know a lot of good writing on that jamie is. Are you familiar with the land baton. Elaine de button depends on how you want to pronounce it. The scarlet life. You know he's rich and really good stuff on that he's ridden maybe the best stuff of love between a man and a woman as anyone is written for you know. He's just barely turned forty now but he just has has exceptional writing on that. You know what i wanna do. I i want to go a bit deeper but before we do. I'd like to take a quick break. And then we will come back. And we're going to pursue a little bit more about this personal responsibility and how the victim mentality may come into play in that. Hi there this is charlie hedges. And you're listening to the next with charlie and my very special guests. Today's jaime lerner A woman who is a therapist adventurer pleasure seeker and a cute devil tae of self care. And that's exactly what we're talking about. And and i think she has so much teaches that i've learned so much from jamie and jimmy. We've talked about a bit about personal responsibility. And that letting other people know not expecting other people to somehow somehow be able to read our minds in our souls and understand what we need. We need to articulate that. What other kinds of personal responsibility you know. We're talking about our own personal responsibility and our self care. How can i take responsibility for myself. Do you have any examples of that for me now. I think that away are rewarded in society. Forbidden since Mainstream media that. They reminded us every moment. That's come we are the victim of everything. We have no control so for me. I always suggest to people to turn off the television and to Find a new source. That is a little more emotionally intelligent. That will allow us to feel good when you're done breathing. You're listening to or watching in fetter feeling paralleling cars. We have to take personal responsibility for what we are chasing to consume and hall. We will fail one way or done firmly cloud video. You know that's brilliant. You know is that we have to take responsibility for what we consume in our media. And and i find pretty much nothing but danger when not not just. Tv in general but for me. It's tv news and tv news. You know their their purpose is to stir up controversy in stirrup.

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"teresa viola" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

03:56 min | 5 months ago

"teresa viola" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

"He was a prince in terms of virtue and he's a model for all the generations that followed down to our own and we can go on a very long list. I'm sure of the importance of the father passing on that. How how you do it. How you live it in and we can see that in the lives of saints. I'm thinking of saint. John paul and his father or so many others down the road who were influenced a saints because of how their fathers lived out their lives and that model of virtue and boy. We need that because she said even today. The image of fatherhood dislike those apocryphal writings of that. Jesus had come home on the rescue poor saint joseph because he didn't get something right that we do that and like t television sitcoms and things like that. We sacrificed the character of a strong family. Yes all the things. That were characteristic. Saint joseph were mocked in those times that the fact that he grew up in the hinterlands that he was rural that he he was in flyover country so to speak in the middle of nowhere the fact that he worked with his hand the fact that he was lower middle-class. If you wanna put it that way all of these things that were mocked in that time you know we should see just as beautiful really that god works in this way and he really does drive history using instruments using the means using guiding the people really we would least expect. We should always be attentive to others and we should try to trim our prejudices and really ask ourselves about our expectations of people. You know what kind of Sweeping generalizations do we make about people who live in places like nazareth or occupy certain trades. That are necessary but which we find without distinction. No these may be the people who are driving history in our own time and when we neglect them were neglecting. The likes of the holy family saint joseph. He didn't stop working. Discussing teresa viola or seemed andre beset. That's right that's right. As any he is. He is and he and and emerging more into the light from the shadows as the centuries. Go on. there's been such an increase in devotion to saint joseph over the last half millennium. Really and it's been driven by saints like the ones you mentioned. He's a great man. He's emerging more into the light and he seems to be taking more and more and active role in the piety of the church. And i think that's wonderful. Well mike thank you so much. I can't wait for our next conversation about the great saint justice Yes i'm looking forward to it. You've been listening to saint joseph and his world. Mike aquilina learn more about this subject. You can purchase the book. Joseph in his world on which the series is based visit sceptre publishers dot org website for the publisher sceptre hoping or you can find it at any fine catholic bookstore to hear and or to download this episode along with hunters of others spiritual formation programs visit. Discerning hearts dot com. Or you can find it in. The discerning hearts free app. This has been a production of discerning hearts in cooperation with saint paul center for biblical theology. I'm your host chris mcgregor. We hope that if this has been helpful for you that you will least pray for our mission and if you feel us. Worthy consider charitable donation which is fully tax deductible to help support our effort but most of all. We hope that you will tell a friend about discerning. Hearts dot com and china's specs time for saint joseph and his bro- with michelina..

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"teresa viola" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera

Podcast RadioViajera

04:28 min | 5 months ago

"teresa viola" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera

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"teresa viola" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

07:07 min | 8 months ago

"teresa viola" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

"Lydney of humility. Oh jesus meek and humble of heart hear me from the desire of being esteemed deliver meet. Jesus from the desire of being loved deliver meet jesus from the desire of being extolled from the desire of being honored to live from the desire of being praised chief from the desire of being preferred to others from the desire of being consulted. Ever meet you from the desire of being approved deliver. Meet jesus from the fear of being humiliated deliver me. Jesus from the fear of being despised. Deliver me jesus from the fear of suffering rebukes deliver me jesus from the fear of being deliver me. Jesus from the fear of being forgotten. Delivery me jesus from the fear of being ridiculed deliverer. Jesus from the fear of being wrong delivery jesus from fear of being suspected deliver. Meet that others may be loved more than i that others may be esteemed more than i. But in the opinion of the world others may increase. And i may decrease that others may be chosen. And i set aside that others may be praised and i noticed that others may be preferred to me in everything that others may become than i provided that i become this holiest i should jesus the grace to desire. Now return to beginning to pray with. Dr anthony lewis as you describe it. How ultimately our journey leads us to the foot of the cross and maybe even to experience that ourselves in a very real way through with an in him. We really are. We experienced that. Don't we in some way. Every time we go to. Mass is in that the apex of the spiritual journey is we. We celebrate that at every time. We go to mass. That's right and that's you know right now while we're doing this recording catholics. All over the world are deprived of of the grace of being able to participate in the eucharistic liturgy by being physically present in the church. Fortunately because of technology so might many of us have access to video streams and so forth. You're removed from the action of the priests by not being able to be physically present. What's going on the sacrament mental ministry. The the church signs or things that are meant to be experienced not only in real time but but actually rather than simply you know virtually electronically the actual experience. No electric format is diminished. But at the same time at the same time the The reality of what's playing out. Wherever father is celebrating mass. An act of faith i can unite myself to that and if the elect electronic media helps me do that all the better for it. If it distracts me then i can turn it off. I don't need it to participate in the mass. I'm thinking right now. i think it was an ethiopian. I heard a description about christians walking for hours so the day could sit on the outside of the of a church. They weren't able to enter in there sitting on the outside of the church while waiting for hours for the kristich liturgy to take place and then the eucharistic liturgy would would take place but they were not on the inside of the church being able to see or hear very much of anything at all they were on the outside and yet on the outside of the church. They were making all the chess chooses. If they were in the inside of the church they were following the liturgy. The best they could just to be near the church. They have their hands on. The wall was For them the way the participated in the liturgy they put their whole minds and hearts into it well. I think we're called to do that today. Win teresa viola is inviting us into the inner chambers of the heart. The the inner dwelling places of this beautiful spiritual counsel that she's unpacked for us with such astonishing detail. She's inviting us to be. Draw close to the eucharistic lord. He is the light of the world. He's the light of our souls in the mass great work that he did for us on a cross is being renewed and extended into space and time for us. And if we join ourselves spiritually to that that is the most sure fire and most powerful means to draw his close in his intimate to the lord as we possibly can and so. It's not either mental prayer or liturgical prayer in order to enter into the mass. Whether you can be physically present there not you need to mentally in your heart and your mind unique mentally. Make yourself present to it by faith. And when you do then your ability to receive a spiritual communion all the graces that you could have received. Had you been at mass and been able to receive communion communion. You can do that. Spiritually by asking jesus for those graces even though you're not at mass and jesus will give you all the graces that he intends for you to have all those eucharistic racists will be poured into your soul because you've drawn close to him by this act faith. 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"teresa viola" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

06:29 min | 11 months ago

"teresa viola" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

"Dr Bunsen thank you so much for joining me privileged to be with you as always Chris, what a joy to be able to explore the lives of the doctors of the Church and in particular this Dr. One. Who many may not even be aware has played such an important role in the life of the church and we're talking about. Saint Robert Bellman. What's interesting about the life of Robert Bellarmine is that we seen this before with doctors and that is you have someone who by his temperament by his disposition. Is a truly gentle soul. But who was absolutely on fire with love for the Church with love for our Lord and who was a lion in defense of her teachings and the defense of the truth of the Catholic faith. So it's it's a fascinating a seeming contradiction that one who could be so gentle could actually also be so forceful and so strong and that's the case with Robert Bellarmine someone who in his lifetime Consider. He was born from fifteen, forty, two died in sixteen, twenty, one, hundred, seventy, eight long years he managed to cover. So much of the actual implementation of the Catholic reform, the socal Catholic reformation and left as you noted, immense contributions to the apologetic of the faith to the great controversies of his time. But who did so with courtesy with charity with gentleness and in a way? That drove his enemies especially the the Protestant polemicist crazy because of the breadth of his knowledge but also the thoroughness of his approach. He was born in those incredible fifteen hundreds and in part of Italy that is just breathtaking in its beauty in the area of Tuscany. Yeah, the central part of Italy specifically multiple Jonah one of the great wine producing areas, of Italy, of course, the son of as is often the case of that era parents who were of the Talian nobility. But who nevertheless had very little by wave material wealth, his father Vincenzo and his his mother Chin Siu Servini Servini I. Mentioned specifically because she was a sister of Pope, Marcello the second. So he had right from the start considerable connections both in terms of nobility but also in terms of the church as often also the case with doctors of the church with the Great Minds he displayed immense talent is child for memorization. It is estimated that he had developed very quickly a photographic memory so that he could look at an entire homily in Latin win with one read then be able to recite it. Verbatim For his homily as a child he. Memorized of the poems of the Great Roman poet Virgil, and also composed a number of poems in both Italian and Latin. It gives us a little snapshot also in his capacity for learning. that's at one point as a young jesuit he was commanded to teach a room full of students. Greek, even though he did not know Greek. So way he learned it was with the students. So in other words, he began with a very systematic review of Greek grammar, picked it up as he went along and within a very short amount of time was fluent in Greek and became one of. The great experts in the subject that gives us a little idea of what it was like a to be Robert. Miller again just to give people a sense of what's going on. Of course when we think of that particular period of time is often we think of what's happening in Spain with other doctors of the church like John of Avalon. Teresa Viola also the work of the Grade Ignatius Loyola. And Peter King. And others. This was a time of giants and it became clear that. Robert wanted to become a priest. In fact, his his mother encouraged Oliver sons to enter the priesthood. His father was disappointed that Robert wanted to join the jesuits hoping that his son would be able to to the rank of Cardinal. It was customary to those who joined the jesuits did so with no. They would receive those types of performance. In fact, they were a regularly commanded to decline them because the jesuits were very focused on the church in their unique way as established by Ignatius. so his joining the Jesuits, a was a bit of a disarming to his father, and yet it was perfectly positioning him in order to have that exposure to the genius of the Early Society of Jesus. And so he entered the officiant for the jesuits in Rome in fifteen sixty, and then studied elsewhere in Italy including in Piedmont where he mastered that Greek. Hours I was mentioning but very very quickly came to the attention of his Jesuit superiors who allowed him a very comprehensive study of theology at PA. That's important because this is one of those fast growing centers for a to mystic studies under the JESUITS and finished up in fact in flanders at the University of Louvain where he was ordained and became a great preacher it's worth noting that rob reproved one of the great preachers of his era. Now now, we're talking about again with John of Avi Law and and Francis Borgia and and Ignatius Loyola. The sang these giants Biller also mastered the art of Preaching and he said that there are three things that are necessary for.

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"teresa viola" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

06:33 min | 1 year ago

"teresa viola" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

"While. The the Great Catholic reform picked up speed and she was one of those towering figures of the sixteenth century and became then a incredible beneficiary of the richness of the teachings that were gaining such strength in that time I think, for example, one of the formative figures in her early prayer life the Spanish Franciscan Francisco Osuna. Who wrote these beautiful books and spirituality that in the end shaped her then there's the the meditations by Saint, Peter's Volcan, Tara. we know as well as the influence of Ignatius of Loyola we know the influence of the Dominicans, so her autobiography became a Living Testament. To the strength and vitality of the Church in the sixteenth century is results the Catholic reform, but also the strength and vitality of Catholic spirituality authentic spirituality that every step of the way helped to shape her. So she became an away distillation, the synthesis of the the great spiritual reform that was accompanying the great institutional reform through Trent in through the great reforming movements in the reforming popes and the the JESUITS and others. All played out in the quiet drama. Of the life of one Carmelite nuns in Spain let's talk about Spain and that would have a profound influence on her life. Yes. Of course. But because of the effect that it had on her ancestors I, mean a her immediate family thinking of her grandparents. Keep break that open for us. Matthew we know that her grandfather and her father side Sanchez Toledo. Was a Jewish convert to Christianity Madonna. And in at one point, we know that he was investigated and probably condemned by the Spanish inquisition for possibly abandoning the Christian. Faith after he'd converted. Her father than the sunshines disobeyed. Was Eager to. Join into the Christian culture of the time. pure political reasons because I think he saw it as essential for the betterment of his family her mother batery stay off Mata was a deeply prayerful woman. and. So it's interesting that in the life of these great saints in Sixteenth Century. Spain. The movement of the Spanish inquisition, and we could devote an entire series to that conversation. The Spanish inquisition was was a constant factor in the lives of so many of these saints to think of John of the Cross I. Think of John of Avila. Who spent two years essentially under house arrest by the inquisition. What did we learn from this? What we see from this is that there there was this internal tension in Spain at the time of how to deal with the the Protestant revolt. But also the the changing culture of Spain at the time it's easy to forget that in it was only in fourteen ninety, two that the Spanish. That the Iberian Peninsula was united fully under the Christian banner. With the final defeat of the Moore's the result was a very difficult transition period as the Moore's. declined. The ended their supremacy especially in under Lucia. And it required rate evangelization but also great vigilance in rebuilding what was supposed to be a unified Spanish culture. And so the the inquisition Sponsored and directed by the crown it's always important now. was. Hyper. Vigilant. And the great saints of his era, all of them in one form or another had an encounter with the inquisition and three survive below was. No exception to this, and yet each of these saints dealt with the inquisition not by abandoning the church. In fact, by embracing the church, all the more because they knew they that they could have trust in the church that the right thing would happen, and in each of these cases, it did in the case of John of Avila he was given total exoneration, and in fact, his reputation was deepened and as a consequence of his time with the inquisition, he became one of the great living experts in the Church on Saint Paul. In the case of John of the Cross, in the case of Theresa Vavilov which we're GonNa talk more about I know the the great reforming movement that they wanted to institute. Was Not just validated but was as a consequence encouraged when they were exonerated. So, there's so much going on at this time and a figure like Teresa Viola practical earthy as a to use your phrase. was ideally suited four her time because she was so confident in herself. But not out of ego but because she knew that she was doing the right thing. Return in just a moment to the doctors of the church, the CARE is wisdom with Doctor Matthew Bunsen. Did. You know that discerning hearts has a free. APP. In which you can find all your favorite discerning hearts programming Father Timothy Gallagher Dr Anthony, Lewis Beacon, James Keating Mike Aquilina Dr Matthew Bunsen, and so many more are found on the discerning hearts free APP. Did you also know that you can stream discerning hearts programming on numerous streaming platforms such as apple podcast Google play iheartradio Pandora, spotify stitcher tune in and so many more and did you know that discerning hearts also has the youtube page? Be sure to check out all these different places where you can find discerning hearts..

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"teresa viola" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

07:22 min | 1 year ago

"teresa viola" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

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We now return to the doctors of the Church the ISM of wisdom with Dr, Johnson. That obedience that in in submitting to that ultimately and end responding to the distressing guys of the poor in the church, and so many other things. Make him a standout. He was able. Even as the great harmless. To be able to teach through example, but also he on in a level through those homilies in through his spiritual direction to be able to be called the master. That's an extraordinary title it is. It seemed very unlikely that he'd get that title when he delivered his first sermon In July of fifteen twenty nine in. Federal of severe. He stood there. Up on the pulpit, for would probably seemed like the length of a Bible to. The congregation. He there in silence because he was nervous, anti seriously to wasn't sure exactly what to say. But then he's admitted himself in obedience, not to what he wanted, but to a God wind. And it is said that he looked to heaven, and said very quietly my God. If it is your will, I should preach removed from me this great confusion that I am feeling. I baked this of you by the memory of your passion. For you know whether I seek out. Your glory and the salvation of souls. And by every account, he began to preach with incredible joy, but. Such eloquence that word soon spread across Andalucia of his preaching. and. Such were the size of the congregations that would gather the the doors of churches had the open hours early. Because of the number of people who had started gathering there, and the doors of the churches were never shut during his masses. Because so many people were stretched out the door. Of the church eager to hear him. But what did he do? He finished every sermon. With plea and the admonition for those who heard his voice to go as soon as possible to the Sacramento break conciliation, and then he himself would be available in the confessional. For as many hours as were needed to hear the confessions of those Game Day, Wow and the thing ebb about his homilies from what I understood. Matthew is that. The yes, there is that that blending in calling upon the spirit to be his guide yet it was short up with a study and an understanding of scripture that amy. He prepared himself in a way a by his studies so that when it came time to preach to the people it was, it was the combination and allowing a grace to Kinda give. US what he knew, but the fact is you still have to put the study in. Yes! Yes, exactly and but here's here's one of those ways to. As we saw with the the the lives of three Ayalon John of the cross. Even disasters. His life for seeming disasters were turned by God in his life. In two ways of shaping him. I'm referring to the fact that John in his preaching was always exhorting reform renewal care for the poor s speaking out about the defenseless, starving sick, and often preaching unst the wealth of the clergy materialism. His fellow priests and the. At the total unwillingness of the rich and so many cases to even turn an eye toward the poor starving. Now as you can imagine that there were some priests who did not appreciate. His preaching. They felt that He was a threat to their status. This is also true with the some of the members of the wealthy classes, and even some of the nobility in Spain. And as a result, he was denounced to the inquisition. And in fifteen thirty one and he was arrested in then investigated on the claims in in a homily he had. Gone so far as to reclaim that the doors of heaven were closed to the rich. He spent an entire year in the jails of the inquisition. He was time as is often misunderstood by people regarding position. He was never tortured but he was under investigation. And in much the same way as Teresa, Viola and John of the Cross, had faced accusations in examinations by the inquisitors John was examined and was fully acquitted. In fifteen thirty three, the inquisition declared him utterly innocent that he had no stain upon his reputation that his teachings were entirely faithful to the church. But what he done. In that year. Instead of languishing instead of. Feeling that. He had been mistreated that he had been oppressed by those who wouldn't listen to him. Instead, he spent the entire year in the study of Pauline Literature. Letters of Saint Paul. And he came away from this experience. With so deep and understanding of the pauline epistles that appre famously commented after one of his homilies that he had heard quote Saint Paul Interpreting Saint Paul. Wow this then became a springboard. For a new era for John's activities that he left severe went to.

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"teresa viola" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

08:27 min | 1 year ago

"teresa viola" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

"If you have been blessed in some way by the spiritual nourishment and teachings offered freely by all those involved with discerning hearts programs. Please consider a positive review for the various programs on the I tunes and Google play stores. This is a great way to help the ministry and is an encouragement to others who are seeking the best in spiritual formation to find. Check out the program. Won't you please help? It's an easy way to help. Give back and be a part of the mission. Thank you and God bless from all turning hearts we now return to the doctrine of the church. The care is some of wisdom with doctor. Matthew bouncing there comes at this period a dramatic change in her lifestyle that even though she was still very much in. The heart of the family was a dramatic shift. And I'm talking about the cell that she would encounter below stairs. And even though unlike I young Saint Benedict or others who have gone often those times of encounter those formative years. Something would happen in those three years below that little staircase yeah she was blossoming in the spiritual life and all of these things were pointing toward the event a hobby around thirteen sixty eight when she was twenty one and her famous Incredible mystical marriage with our Lord And this is something of. It was covered enthusiastically. Bhai artists in the years after her life in which she received a ring From our Lord and the thing that I find especially interesting about that is that here was her mystical marriage. She could see the ring on her finger. It was as to her as an he. Golden Ring that anyone could wear In normal life and for her This was part of her daily reality in the same way that She was able to see your Guardian Angel I. She had the ability to gaze into the spiritual realm in a way. I think that no one else in her circle certain able to do but never was the source for her of pride. It was something that she always didn't take for granted but as soon would be there now as we begin to really go into some of the tales of Catherine of Sienna. Think it needs to be said. Doesn't it matthew that in some cases when we hear stories of occurrences in the middle ages they may seem to some ears as rather fanciful? Yes in yet for Catherine. The chronicling of much of what she experienced happened under the gaze of one of the Dominicans. Most formidable personages in the former blessed Raymond of Capela right this was no fanciful person. Yes fancy I mean he. This is not a gullible soul. That's right this is one of the trained Dominican order. Preacher men not known for NECESSARILY SUFFERING FOOLS. No no and in thirteen seventy four Catherine makes her way to. Florence and what follows is something that Is One of those lessons that we learn from other doctors of the church. Were we discussed this of course in Our conversations about Catherine Teresa Viola We've seen this already with the Hildegard of being a we see this with other doctors of the church that those who are embarking on spiritual life especially to the degree that Catherine and Hildegard to resent others did they. First and foremost submit themselves to proper authority of the Church that the church serves as their guide that they do not suffer from pride. They do not seek to go it alone. The embraced every possible. Way that perfection of the virtues the Eucharist above all in their lives. They make the central to their lives. They avail themselves of the sacraments of penance. And Catherine was no exception she went. Florence almost certainly To meet with the authorities of the Dominicans and this was sensible on the part of the Dominicans because by thirteen seventy four catherine was acquiring a reputation as a brilliant Prayerful person who was drawing other people to her and so understandably the Dominicans wanted to make certain what they had a choice. She actually Faithful was she faithful to the teachings of the Church but also wish she submitting herself to the rightful authority of the Church and of course Katherine always did and so she was given as Her confessor and her spiritual director one of the strongest of the Dominicans. As you say a Raymond of Coppola and not only was he impressed with her. As a person impressed with her spiritual development gracie went onto right of arguably the greatest life of Catherine and this is a man who became the master. General of the preacher's Yes. The order of Thomas Aquinas. So I mean even in his writings there is a check upon check upon check in. I think that just needs to be really stated out because I think sometimes we become cynical. Don't we matthew when we think that in the experiences of these great saints that somehow that their teachings and everything else can be diminished because while justice sounds too wild to be true right and also It's vital to stress the relationship of the saints in these doctrines of the church with the Institutional Church with the rightful authority of the church. Why because in an age like today in which we have deconstruction we have revisions We have efforts to kidnap Some of these saints in particular the Women Doctors of the Church Hildegarde being in has been held up as a model of a proto. Feminism Catherine Sienna has been held up as a model of a lone woman fighting the patriarchal power structures of the church fighting a guerrilla war against the Institutional Church of for the Voice of women. It's important to know the truth. About Katherine Katherine was given a place of honor and respect in the church by the church and every step of the way in her life. She recognized the rightful authority of the Church and submitted herself to the rightful authority of the church. In the same way that every saint in every doctor of the Church has done and this is not a guerilla war. This was somebody who loved the Church and.

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"teresa viola" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

06:50 min | 1 year ago

"teresa viola" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

"Times of great struggle and persecution of the church. All of this happened only two hundred years ago but I. I think we're not really too familiar with the history and it can surprises to realize that for five years during his life. Well actually two popes in a row pope pious the six. I was taken by the French. When the troops of the French Revolution invaded Rome? He was taken prisoner of forcibly brought up in into France whereas the French intended he died alone and unaided. It was perhaps one of the most critical moments in the history of the church when the pope had died Rome was occupied by hostile forces. The cardinals were exiled and scattered in various nations and there seemed no way to even approach a conclave to elect another pope and walking Lee pious. The six was called pious. Last God found his. Providence collided the church through those circumstances but and then his successor pious seventh was likewise taken prisoner forcibly bind Polian troops and for five five years held prison brow beaded by the Emperor Napoleon to align the church with his policies and the pope at great cost to himself held out her Oakley against that. And so we'll ASEAN future conversations. The venerable and Terry was a key player in supporting the Holy Father During those times at the cost and risk his own life and eventually was discovered offered by the French police was arrested interrogated and exiled his bishop was ordered to suspend his faculties to hear confessions and the rest and for the next three years until Napoleon's fall was exiled. His whole ministry came to a complete halt so there were. There were these enormous dangers and risks six and penalties to be paid for his fidelity to the church. Father Gallagher. His life is an extraordinary one and I think the real gift gift for us and reflecting on his life and the conversation that we'll have coming up is the same type of benefit that maybe can we say Ignatius received when he began to read the lives of the saints that was a real instrumental part of his conversion and in the lives of so many others. But I think it was Teresa Benedicta of the Cross who you just sign reading the life of Teresa Viola. There's something about reflecting on those who've gone before us. That seems to flip on a light switch it. Does it opens up possibilities. He's for us it. It shows us what grace can do in our fragile and imperfect humanity. We take a step into that space of a cloud out of witnesses of which the letter to the Hebrews speaks and it's enormously strengthening forest. I think what especially does that for us as I begun since the biography geography has been published a to be asked to give talks here and there on the Federal Brunel Antares Life. What I find people love in him is that this was a man who pursued and in God's grace achieved a real degree of holiness in the midst of struggles not only physical physical and events around him in the Church as we've been saying but personal as well and very very how would you say very wanna say small things but that's not quite exactly the right word? Daily kinds of things might be better so for example in a time when it was very unpopular Bula and could be even dangerous to be publicly and openly Catholic in a culture. This was the enlightenment and the French Revolution when the modern world was was created created in when great hostility was there to the church the venerable and Terry resolved already as deacon that he was going to hallways an openly show himself a member member of the Catholic Church a disciple of Christ but it was not easy for him. Because if you did so in public there could be a price to pay. And so you find him grappling with this for example in his retreat eight notes when he sends his human respected himself. And sometimes it's just hard for him to accept a price that you might have to accept an order to be openly a member of the church. It was apparent apparent to him that the deep reason. Why so many baptized Catholics and Christians do not live? According to their faith was that although although they had X. have accepted it in childhood. They've never really seriously reflected on it. Never really seriously explored what it means to believe the things that we mean about this life and eternity in the church and the sacraments and scripture in Christ and the rest and so it was important to him that he would be making that effort throughout his is life deeply attempting to learn and study and appropriate the truth of our faith but that takes effort that takes labor and you see him at times in his notes also also speaking about the reluctance to to face. That kind of effort will return to begin again with Father Timothy Gallagher in just a moment and did you know that you can obtain a free APP which which contains all your favorite discerning hearts programs Father Timothy Gallagher. Dr Anthony Lewis Archbishop George. Lucas Father Meritas filthy and so many more including episodes from inside the pages can be obtain on the discerning hearts free APP. This also includes all the Novi knows and devotional nationals and prayers including the Holy Rosary and stations of the Cross. The tablet a same Michael and the seven sorrows of our lady all available on the discerning earnhardt's free half visit the I tunes and Google play APP stores to obtain your free discerning heart sap. Today the councils have mercy an expert from the writings of venerable. Brunel Len Terry Carey founder of the oblates of the Virgin. Mary if I should fall a thousand times a day the thousand times a day I will begin again with new awareness of my weakness. Promising God with a peaceful heart to amend my life. I will never think of God as if he he were of our condition and grows weary of our wavering weakness negligence rather I will think of what is truly characteristic of him and what what he prizes most highly that is is goodness and mercy. Knowing that he is a loving father who understands our weakness is patient with us and forgive.

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"teresa viola" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

10:27 min | 1 year ago

"teresa viola" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

"Feel I am connected at all with my family or my you know the position I have that I'm responsible for in my work or I just WANNA be free of all of that so that I can enter more deeply into this. I mean we can understand that with a religious because in their community this is this is taking seen them deeply into this type of prayer for the lay person who feels they may be experiencing this and they have this struggle. How do you counsel them? mm-hmm well the problem is there's self-deception is so huge because these goods when she talks about being free of earthly desires and despite our way of life or worldly of light which talks about those things which is talking about is a bad attachment to these things insofar insofar as we put our identity into the fact that I have a good marriage or bad marriage that I may good parent it or I'm a bad parent that I'm a good daughter or a good son. Insofar as that's where we put our identity were not really very open to the freedom that God would have us have our relationships we live in a world that can only see with is subject to death all of those relationships ships that I just mentioned will all pass away. Yes in the love of Christ. They'll be caught up again in. They'll be raised up but they're not forever. Not The way were experiencing seen them right now and our tendency because we're afraid of death because of self preservation is to try to cling to those in ways that aren't very healthy in trying to draw my identity into what kind of marriage I have or what kind of parent I am or a how successful I am in my business or not successful my business. I am putting my identity in that. I don't let God give me my density has a son as a daughter of God when we see ourselves assists sunning daughter. This is what Jesus came to reveal to us. This is why he was crucified on the Cross so that through his wounds we might received the grace to realize the truth food. We are and to become who we are in the eyes of the father. A children filled with his life. His love this find our identity in him what has to his soul. That is animated with a lover fought the father that comes through. Christ Jesus. They don't love their spouse or their children or their jobs any less. They loved them more because they are attached to them rightly what we thought was so important. Wasn't really this relationship. Tip this person in their their eternal good or this job and how to glorify God in it or this You know other other thing in our financial will be has a means of glorify. Got No what we were attached to with was the thing itself because we wanted wanted to preserve ourselves and sore love was like that of ugly little worm. It was all about me what I eat all the time and the fact act that made any silk at all was kind of accidental. And Not really from me. But from God's gift in me once we die eight though to our disorder affections ourself occupations and are so an her need to preserve ourselves above everything else to have it our way to make it according to our plans to being control once renounced all of that and And die to ourselves God. Slide in US doesn't make us less implicated in the plight of this world or the plight of those he's entrusted to us. He gives us the power the strength. The freedom freedom the fortitude to be more implicated and furthermore rather than seeking from creatures thing. Something that creatures can never give us. Are we have the feet to love them for exactly. Who and what they are which is much more than we do right now and we find what we need though what we really need for happiness from God moments we received from God we can love everything rightly in our lives we can be rightly? Attached attached rightly engaged. Right be implicated in the plight of those God sends to us in a way that will build them up and help them thrive our problem. Right now isn't that we we love you. Know our our Our families in our friends in and so you know we're afraid frade that if I have too much Faith all be separated from them and I don't want to turn them off. You know the problem isn't that we love them too much. The problem is we don't love them enough at all. We love ourselves and we're using them to satisfy yourself love. And and we'll that's it's not true I'm I'm very altruistic With my friend I spend all this time doing things for my family and and And I would say well. There's probably probably a little bit of self delusion in that. You're getting a satisfaction the satisfaction that comes out of being needed from everybody. That's a beautiful awful thing and it's a wonderful thing there's nothing intrinsically evil about it. God bless people who find joy in people needing them been life. God bless him. But that's not what we're created for were created for something much more. Our joy is to be in the Lord and and once our joy is found in the Lord once once the joy of possessing him breaks over our whole being thou we have the ability to serve our brothers and sisters not out of our need neediness to be needed but out of sheer joy and freedom. mm-hmm that comes his son and daughter of God someone who knows that the father delights in them doesn't need to be needed. Someone who delights in the father's love has the freedom to do whatever the father desired in that moment and the father who is all love all goodness all wisdom of all truth all being fullness of life to will what he wills is to bring life into the world in a way that it's never seen before war this is what trees avowal is talking about. With his little transformation into a butterfly. You sounded up so beautifully what she said in that that Thirteenth Paragraph Paragraph that chapter where she says what then must his majesty of felt at thus publicly manifesting his perfect obedience to his father and his love for his brethren what joy to suffer in doing God's will and there is that exclamation point what what joy to suffer in doing. God's will it and she's just as you said she's showing us. The I gotTa do is look at Christ and You said very early in this conversation on this chapter it's about ultimately the will is to love and to die to what we want. Want that self love and have that selfless love it on the right track Anthony. You certainly are. It's a selfless love. Love it's a suffering love. It's a loved that cannot rest until the beloved thrives Jesus's suffering love. He suffers for for the glory of the father and he suffered for our salvation. He suffers that we might know the father's love in our hearts and that seemed love is what can grip our whole existence and win it. Does it transforms everything. When is suffering love is in us we become fiery I consonant this world which is so dark and cold and his fiery icons we bring it a little bit of light and a little bit of warmth and that light and warmth gives hoped to people who otherwise would never had it and so we become implicated in the father's plan for the salvation of the world where we allow Jesus's suffering love to live us by our own dying to ourselves? Beautiful any final thoughts on this chapter. Anthony it's one of the richest and all of spiritual literature and it should be prayed over again and again. I think that if Christians would have the courage to let God show his suffering love to the soul. Let God's see it if they'd have the courage to die to themselves and avail availed themselves of his vision. I think so much hurt in l. in the world today could be healed because I know that God wants to address asset. But he's counting on us to die to ourselves so that through us. He can do that so I think. This is just powerful beautiful staff of one of the best arguments for Mr contemplation in the Christian life. Would you put an exclamation point on that one. I certainly would all right. Thank you so much anthony. Thank you Chris. You've been listening to beginning to pray with Dr Anthony Lola's to here and our are to download this conversation along with hundreds of others spiritual formation programs visit discerning hearts dot com there too. You'll find an audio version of the Interior Castle by Saint Teresa Viola. The masterwork in which this series has been based this has been a production of discerning hearts. I'm your host Chris McGregor. You hope that if this has been helpful for you that you will I pray for our mission. 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"teresa viola" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

09:01 min | 1 year ago

"teresa viola" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

"To take it away from bitterness. Resentment regret to to a kind of joy in that humility of offering ourselves to God. But we're doing it. Because it is just it is being unfaithful in perfecting the virtue of Justice we are giving God is do as our creator and we trusting him and that's something that the Gregory Yeah I think understood very profoundly and become manifest when you read these ninety five prayers. It's not to to look at us. As shameful creatures is but really realizing our little nece here we have a `nother mystical Dr Pre at the church lists us up. A WHO now. Is that the same lines as Saint Tarez and Theresa Vava and those others who are are always saying humility humility humility. It like the Queen of humility all modeled on our lady. Yes Yup Who is a very prominent figure? You're in in Gregory's writings and because of this declaration of him now is a doctor of the church. Universal church is able to reappraise in many ways to discover him at the start of our conversation here both acknowledged the fact that the vast majority of people who heard the name Gregory of Norwich cash. She had no wadia who he was that he probably in their entire lives had never heard of him. That doesn't mean that he wasn't a doctor of the church. And now we have this opportunity as a church to take his writings this book of lamentations and go line by line as as you suggest prayer by prayer her and appreciate it meditate on it. Study it and then live it in in precisely the same way that we have. It's been such powerful beneficiaries just great beneficiaries of other doctors as a church John of the Cross Teresa Viola Tereza who offered their own body of teachings for the betterment of the church but most important from their standpoint for the betterment of our souls calls a term mystic. I'm I've I've mentioned that a couple times here. It is essentially what we're all called to by nature. Baptism isn't it is when we think about other doctors of the Church John of the cross with the great figures in the history of the church Francis to sales and others. What did they tell us that? Mystical Union the progress. Chris in the spiritual life is not for a select group of people. It is for all of us. Sanctity is for all of us are are passer going to be a little different in here. You get into the whole discussion. Especially eastern Christianity eastern spirituality of catastrophic versus episodic prayer and then all of that Ah but Gregory stands in that tradition of helping to remind us that we are called to holiness that we are called to that Mystical Union to heal. Theo are broken this and find that the union with the divine teaching. I think that all of us need to appreciate and I think one of the things that we will benefit most from from these ninety five prayers on that time when he will be declared a doctor of the church it probably will not not go without a bit of controversy as we alluded to earlier because it is occurring at at the same time time of a tragic tragic reminiscence of the Armenian genocide and one that Pope Francis spoke about a fake in in a year prior and was taken to task by the Turks Sane. How dare you turn it that way? But yet that's indeed what it was when you have what one point two to one and a half million people killed in such a short period. Yes yes the Armenian genocide is a historical reality and it has been great pertinence to the situation in which we find ourselves now with the suffering and the plate of eastern Christianity. Gregory offers us as we. You and I have been talking. A source of understanding more about eastern Christianity eastern spirituality in a way the depth switch. The Armenian people have been able to go spiritually with Gregory to survive even find constellations in the midst of the suffering. The other is precisely that that this is an opportunity for us to revisit the catastrophe of the Armenian genocide and to recognize the historical reality of it but also the historical Oracle Reality of the Armenian people as a model for Christians everywhere. I would also suggest that as if people begin to to find these prayers and to really begin to take it in their heart they may also on who explored that beautiful rich liturgy of the Armenian Indian church and I mean there's just nothing quite like that. Their song celebration it is just so full. Fool I don't know how else to explain it. It's the fullness of worships in in many ways as an and as we've been talking they'd be the central place that the key place of the divine liturgy energy in the life of of eastern Christianity is something that cannot be underestimated and to hear the Armenian liturgy is to hear elements elements of the work of Gregory of Norwich is. We've been talking. Many of the prayer book of limitations have found their way into Armenian liturgy. And so we we see once again that union of the divine liturgy with the eloquence quits of their spiritual writings in their prayer life. In that something to that. I think we're called now as a universal church to appreciate and to meditate and hand to celebrate any final thoughts on this incredible Saint as well as this moment in the life of the church I I think that the surprise that surrounded Gregory's appointment to the position to the rank of doctor of the church tells us something about the diversity and the stunning historical life of the faith that we can even now having studied in reflected on the life of the Church and we have thirty five doctors of the church even now we can almost literally stumble onto someone like Gregory of Norwich and have placed before us a treasurer and a Treasury of Wisdom and spiritual graces tells us how much more we have to learn and reminds us. How many other treasures are out there that we haven't yet discovered advert it's why we persevere in the faith but it's also why we continue and can spend a lifetime studying the faith and never never reached the bottom of this? Well that's what makes it so excited. It makes us such an incredible journey. It is and why it's such a joy to be Catholic every day of your life. Amen Saint Gregory of Norwich for us. Amen Thank you Dr Matthew Buns to to be with you. You've been listening to the doctors of the church Carrozza of wisdom with Doctor Matthew Bunsen to hear and or a to download this program along with hundreds of others spiritual formation programs visit discerning hearts dot com. This has been a production of discerning hearts. I'm I'm your host Chris McGregor. We hope that if this has been helpful for you that you will I pray for our mission and if you feel as worthy consider a charitable donation which is fully tax deductible to support our efforts but most of all we pray that you will tell a friend about discerning hearts DOT COM and join us next time for the doctors of the church cares move wisdom with Doctor Matthew Bunsen..

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"teresa viola" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

14:59 min | 2 years ago

"teresa viola" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"KFI AM six forty. And welcome back to coast to coast, Scott Smith with us, Scott. Let's talk a little bit about the work. You've done on the visions of the Virgin Mary to us are back to you. Go you go back to Fatima. Yeah. And there were a lot of minor ones as well. And I think that in Catholic culture, there's probably many reported ones that I didn't go deep on this. But the most accessible and objective account. I would recommend would be Scott Rokos book called miracles. And there's actually a photo of the Virgin Mary in the book peering inside, tune Egypt of all places and the photos, probably not faked. This was taken in many many many decades ago. I think most of your listeners probably know there were about forty thousand people at fighting my who including a lot of atheists who were witness to these repeated, visions and. They probably have heard that. There was a silver disc that appeared I thought the sun came down. Yeah. Something like that that it was like a weird Senate hovered, you know. And so the assumption by people who believe in UFO's is this is somehow part of a, you know, a control system aliens are trying to impose by projecting these saints or these angels, or whatever they are. And he goes on to show other impressive evidence for Catholicism as a true religion, the incorruptibles there's about a hundred of the saints whose bodies never decompose. The I think everybody knows about the stigmata the wounds of Christ. And some of the saints Teresa viola was very well testified that she levitated, and there is a been a recent documentary mentally by William freed Ken who did the exorcist on the Vatican's last major exorcists. And he's an agnostic. So it it seems like somebody wants us to believe in Catholicism. So the question is why and know how would how should one respond to that? If you're not Catholic. And what I what he says is first of all understand. These are not just the lot of this stuff. Can't be dismissed as psychosomatic has the skeptics would. And it can't be things like the stigmata or they certainly the the incorruptible bodies can't be said just to be some kind of psychological or wishful thinking or anything like that. There has to be a psychic element that goes with this. And in the case of these alleged saints or angels that our people if you accept this is evidence for policies, and then how do you explain the Hindu gods? Appearing Richard Thompson's alien identities. Give lots of examples of that. What about Mohammed who I spent time in Saudi Arabia and Mohammed wrote or dictated, a very beautiful Arabic that would be beyond his literate abilities, which basically illiterate, and he would memorize all these revelations or more closer to home for me the angel Moroni appearing to Joseph Smith and. I Harold bloom wrote a book called the American religions famous literary critic and any pointed out that Joseph Smith was one of the few people who can make other people see his visions, and there were hundreds of people who said they saw angels at the kirtland temple dedication. So the point is supernatural manifestations of angels and saints. You can't say, oh, well that is the religion the Mormons probably in their history would say they take they in the Catholics are probably contenders. For the the Gold Cup for having these kind of things. So I think they do go with truth. I do think that if something has a real supernatural core do it. There will be these things, but you can't take these on face value is evidence that the bible or the Cran or the book of Mormon are the only pass. But but I learned a lot from it. Which is that there? There's this tremendous tradition of witnesses. You know from Mexico to Portugal and Yugoslavia and so forth, where they have, you know, thousands of people have witnessed these entities that appeared to them. So it's an intriguing and kind of under reported underappreciated a phenomenon. It's amazing Scott how you've tied UFO's into these things to how did that happen. Well, I originally thought that oh these must just be extraterrestrials. And so on the one hand, I was just kind of curious. I didn't think I'd find it answer. About this about whether there was any kind of evidence for it. And I was astonished by a couple of things which I recount in one of my chapters, and that is if you take some of the best known sightings, and I I give a few of these. And then you go back and read the books by the skeptics that are supposedly refuting these events. It's absolutely amazing. How often they either lie or they're lying to themselves because you can compare the original events, and then go back and see what they say happened, and then their explanations don't make any sense and probably the most famous defector from the skeptical field was Jaylen Hynek, there's this new TV program the blue book project, I think it's called. Yeah. And and he he was the official the bunker of UFO's for the air force when there was all this hysteria. And then he flipped. Yeah. And he founded the center for UFO studies in his right hand guy was shocked filet who went onto become a great theorist about what these phenomena could be. So when I looked into this. I was really impressed with how much evidence hard evidence. There was that something was there. You know, experienced pilots radar burns on the ground. You know, all this kind of stuff there were even as probably a lot of your listeners know whole wave in the Hudson valley and New York for maybe five thousand people saw these great sightings. Yeah. I it's standing how much information is. And yet when you talk to the skeptics off, there's nothing proven. This would have to take a great government conspiracy to cover this up and so forth, and it's really. Just another example of how close minded and uninformed. These guys are now my thinking on all this has evolved in the book. I don't bring up the abduction thing or what this phenomenon really could be because I want to focus people on the hard evidence. Because the message there is we don't know what these things are. They're worth studying, and this is where the so-called skeptics actually reveal themselves to be debunked who have no interest in the truth because if they weren't afraid of this stuff if they didn't see all these so-called paranormal things slope to belief in God, they wouldn't be. So irrational about it and the whole history of UFO's is filled with lies not just from the government. But from their so-called scientific co conspirators, and the some of the cases I side in the Booker beyond any. Kind of explanation. So I show exactly how the the defenders of the atheist skeptic physician try to blow smoke and just miss all these things, and but eventually I came around to shock fillets theory, which is these entities really aren't extraterrestrials. There might be some some of these might just be people from another planet who landed and realize we were too crazy to mess with. And you know, that's why they don't land on the proverbial lighthouse lot. But I think it's more of a paranormal phenomena, and then then like hard flying saucer technology, in most cases. You know, when we look at all of this, Scott, let me ask you the sixty four thousand dollar question. And that is in your opinion. What is God? Okay. Yes. I may have to raise my price dancer this eighty four. So here here, I you can as I said, I reverse engineer the answer to these things to try to figure out what was wrong with conventional wisdom, and and what I what I have to say. And I and I respect people's spirituality, and if people are happy with their path they can go to the refrigerator and get a snack. Why I explain this? Because it's really quite obvious that the traditional notion of God doesn't really work very well. And then the to some extent understand this. But let's just consider for a moment. The assumption that God is all knowing and all powerful. So he gave us genetics. He put us in our social circumstances to which we were born this help farm personalities and most people don't know this. But the subconscious has been proven to be a literally a million times more powerful than that. Little chattering monkey we call the conscious mind and also all of this means that our physical and mental weaknesses. Whether it be schizophrenia or a tendency to cancer, or whatever, you know, we're loaded up with all this programming. And then supposedly God waved a magic wand called free will absolving him for any responsibility for what happens to us. And yet we're supposed to find the truth. We're supposed to believe in the true religion, behave in a certain way, according to the current interpretation, and then try to get to heaven, basically to kind of make it really simple and an eastern philosophy really isn't any better because it turns reincarnation karma into this all powerful all knowing God, the, but this whole notion breaks down when you think about it because the chaos of the world that were thrown into it right down to the quantum level. Makes it impossible for a God. Or? Any great psychic to predict what's going to happen. There's too many moving parts here. Most people don't even realize how why they've had bad relationships. Harvey'll Hendrix wrote a book called I getting the love you want where he says, you know, in your first few months of life your behavior in relationships is pretty much set in concrete. I think it was Saint Paul said, I don't know why it is. I do the things I do something to that effect. We don't realize that we are really puppets of our subconscious now into this crazy world, we're supposedly being put by a loving God who wants us to come to heaven or whatever the faith says and yet. When you dig back into history realize a quarter of all the people who were born a hundred billion people died in early childhood. So how does this square either? With the notion of the monotheistic religions that were supposed to lead a life. Obey the commandments or the eastern religions that books. We didn't do everything. Right. We're gonna come back and do it better. A second or third or tenth time. Furthermore, what about evolution as I show in my book? There is no evidence that God or aliens guided evolution I mean, it took five hundred million years one hundred and eighty million years for the dinosaurs. That was kind of a wasteful detour on the way to human who only emerged about two hundred thousand years ago. So it does it there's no evidence for intelligence design that doesn't sound like a God who's all powerful moving these things along. But then think about this. Why did this loving God not reveal the existence of germs or even Santa the need for sanitation? Or at least give us anesthesia, so we didn't have to suffer so much, but it's worse than that. I would say I think about our our lives. What is it that relates to the eternal? If we are here try to become. More spiritual people whether by eastern or western religious standards. I consider the lives throughout history. Most people were preoccupied with just trying to starve, but even now in the twenty first century, we spend a third of our lives either studying for work or commuting working a third sleeping and the rest of the time. We're fooling around with our Twitter feed or watching sports or something. What what does any of this has to do with that? So you have to say the concept of God that is depicted in religious scripture can't possibly be right? So what would you say ATS sarong, eighth atheists? Are are right about the fact that the traditional notion of God doesn't make any sense that we are put here, you know, God placed us here in order for us to spiritually develop others way too much suffering for a loving God to have just thrown us into the mix. So I'm sympathetic to their feeling their problem is they're not interested in God. They want to deny any kind of supernatural paranormal thing, and that's where they go wrong. There is is superstitious as the most fundamentalist is. It's just they have a different kind of religion. When I talk to them, they'll always say, well, so. And so professor at Berkley says, there's no ESP just to give you an example. And I say, well, why don't you read a book on the latest scientific research? Nope. I've been told that's nonsense. That's exactly like, the Catholic. Who says well, I can't read that book..

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"teresa viola" Discussed on WLAC

WLAC

15:28 min | 2 years ago

"teresa viola" Discussed on WLAC

"Coast to coast, Scott Smith with us, Scott. Let's talk a little bit about the work. You've done on the visions of the Virgin Mary to us are back to you. Go. Do you go back to Fatima? Yeah. And there were a lot of minor ones as well. And I think that in Catholic culture, there's probably many unreported ones that I didn't go deep on this. But the most successful and objective account. I would recommend would be Scott Rokos book called miracles. And there's actually a photo of the Virgin Mary in the book, peering inside, Tunisia, Egypt of all places and the photos, probably not faked. This was taken many many many decades ago. I think most of your listeners probably know there were about forty thousand people at fighting my who including a lot of atheists who were witness to these repeated visions, and they probably have heard that. There was a silver disc that appeared. I thought the sun came down. Yeah. Something like that that it was like a weird send that hovered, you know. And so the assumption by people who believe in UFO's is this is somehow part of a, you know. A control system aliens are trying to impose by projecting these saints or these angels, or whatever they are. And he goes on to show other impressive evidence for Catholicism as a true religion, the incorruptibles there's about a hundred of the saints whose bodies never decompose. The I think everybody knows about the stigmata the wounds of Christ. And some of the saints Teresa viola was very well testified that she levitated, and there is a been a recent documentary mentoring by William freed Ken who did the exorcist on the Vatican's last major exorcist, and he's an agnostic. So I it it seems like somebody wants us to believe in Catholicism. So the question is why and you know, how would how should one responded? Of that. If you're not Catholic, and what I what he says is first of all understand. These are not just the lot of the stuff can't be dismissed as psychosomatic has skeptics would. I, and I it can't these things like the stigmata or they certainly the the incorruptible bodies can't be said just to be some kind of psychological or wishful thinking or anything like that. There has to be a psychic element that goes with this. And in the case of these alleged saints or angels that are people if you accept this as evidence for Catholicism, then how do you explain the Hindu gods? Appearing and Richard Thompson's alien identities gives lots of examples of that. What about Mohammed who I spent time in Saudi Arabia and Mohammed wrote or dictated a very beautiful. Awful Arabic that would be beyond his literate abilities was basically illiterate. And he would memorize all these revelations or more closer to home for me the angel Morona appearing to Joseph Smith. And herald bloom wrote a book called the American religion is famous literary critic, and and he pointed out that Joseph Smith was one of the few people who can make other people see his visions, and there were hundreds of people who said they saw angels at the kirtland temple dedication. So the point is supernatural manifestations of angels and saints. I you can't say, oh, well that is the religion the Mormons probably in their history would say they take that they in the Catholics are probably contenders. For the the Gold Cup for having these kind of things. So I think they do go with truth. I do think that if something has a real supernatural core do it. There will be these things, but you can't take these on face value as evidence that the bible or the Koran or the book of Mormon are the only path. But but I learned a lot from it. Which is that there? There's this tremendous tradition of witnesses, you know, from Mexico to Portugal and Yugoslavia and so forth, where they have, you know, thousands of people have witnessed these entities that appeared to them. So it's an intriguing and kind of under reported under appreciated phenomenon. It's amazing Scott how you've tied UFO's into these things to how did that happen. Well, I originally thought that oh these must be extraterrestrials. And so on the one hand, I was just kind of curious I didn't think I'd find it answer about this about whether there was any kind of evidence for it. And I was astonished by a couple of things which I recount in one of my chapters, and that is if you take some of the best known sightings, and I give a few of these. And then you go back and read the books by the skeptics that are supposedly refuting these events. It's absolutely amazing. How often they either lie or they're lying to themselves because you can compare the original events and then go. Go back and see what they say happened, and then their explanations don't make any sense and probably the most famous defector from the skeptical field was j Allen Hynek. There's this new TV program the blue book project, I think it's called back. Yeah. And and he he was the official the bunker of UFO's for the air force when there was all this hysteria. And then he flipped. Yeah. And he founded the center for you, folks. Studies in his right hand guy were shocked filet who went on to become a great theorist about what these phenomena could be. So when I looked into this. I was really impressed with how much evidence hard evidence. There was that something was there. You know, experienced pilots radar burns on the ground. You know, all this kind of stuff there were even as probably a lot of your listeners know whole. L wave in the Hudson valley and New York for maybe five thousand people saw these great sightings. Yeah. I it's astounding how much information is. And yet when you talk to the skeptics, there's nothing proven. This would have to take a great government conspiracy to cover this up and so forth. And it's really just another example of how close minded and uninformed. These guys are now my thinking on all this has evolved in the book. I don't bring up the abduction thing or what this phenomenon really could be because I want to focus people on the hard evidence. Because the message there is we don't know what these things are. They're worth studying, and this is where the so-called skeptics actually reveal themselves to be debunked who have no interest in the truth because if they weren't afraid of this stuff if they didn't see all the so called paranormal things as a slippery slope to belief in God, they wouldn't be so irrational about it and the whole history of UFO's is filled. With lies not just from the government, but from their so-called scientific co-conspirators, and the some of the cases I side in the Booker beyond any kind of explanation. So I show exactly how the the defenders of the atheist skeptic physician try to blow smoke and dismiss all these things. And but eventually I came around to shock fillets theory, which is these entities really aren't extraterrestrials. There might be some some of these might just be people from another planet who landed and realize we were too crazy to mess with. And you know, that's why they don't. Land on the proverbial lighthouse lot. But I think it's more of a paranormal phenomena, and then then like hard flying saucer technology, in most cases. You know, when we look at all of this, Scott, let me ask you the sixty four thousand dollar question. And that is in your opinion. What is God? Okay. Yes. I may have to raise my priced answer this year eighty four. So here here, I I you can as I said, I reverse engineer the answer to these things to try to figure out what was wrong with conventional wisdom, and and what I what I have to say. And I and I respect people's spirituality, and if people are happy with their path they can go to the refrigerator and get a snack. Why I explain this? Because it's really quite obvious that the traditional notion of God doesn't really work very well. And then the ACS to some extent understand this. But let's just consider for a moment. The assumption that God is all knowing and all powerful. So he gave us genetics. He put us in our social circumstances to which we were born this help farm our personalities and most people don't know this. But the subconscious has been proven to be literally a million times more powerful than that. Little chattering monkey we call the conscious mind and also all of this means that our physical and mental weaknesses. Whether it be schizophrenia or a tendency to cancer, or whatever, you know, we're loaded up with all this programming. And then supposedly God waved a magic wand called free will absolving him for any responsibility for what happens to us. And yet we're supposed to find the truth. We're supposed to believe in the true religion, behave in a certain way, according to the current interpretation, and then try to get to heaven, basically to kind of make it really simple and an eastern philosophy really isn't any better because it turns reincarnation karma into this all powerful all knowing God, the, but it this whole notion breaks down when you think about it because the chaos of the world that were thrown into it right down to the quantum level. Makes it impossible for a guide or. Any great psychic to predict what's going to happen. There's too many moving parts here. Most people don't even realize how why they've had bad relationships. Harvey'll Hendrix wrote a book called I getting the love you want where he says, you know, in your first few months of life your behavior in relationships is pretty much set in concrete. I think it was Saint Paul said, I don't know why it is. I do the things I do something to that effect. We don't realize that we are really puppets of our subconscious now into this crazy world, we're supposedly being put by a loving God who wants us to come to heaven or whatever the faith says and yet when you get dig back into history realize a quarter of all the people who were born a hundred billion people died in early childhood. So how does this square? Either. With the notion of the monotheistic religions that were supposed to lead a life. Obey the commandments or the eastern religions that books. We didn't do everything. Right. We're gonna come back and do it better the second or third or tenth time. Furthermore, what about evolution as I show in my book? There is no evidence that God or aliens guided evolution I mean, it took five hundred million years one hundred and eighty million years for the dinosaurs. That was kind of a wasteful detour on the way to human who only emerged about two hundred thousand years ago. So it does it there's no evidence for intelligence design that doesn't sound like a God who's all powerful moving these things along. But then think about this. Why did this loving God not reveal the existence of germs or even Santa the need for sanitation? Or at least give us anesthesia. So we didn't have to suffer so much, but it's worse than that. I would say. Think about our our lives. What is it that relates to the eternal? If we are here to try to become more spiritual people, whether by eastern or western religious standards, consider the lives throughout history. Most people were preoccupied with just trying not to starve, but even now in the twenty first century, we spend a third of our lives either studying for work or commuting working a third sleeping and the rest of the time. We're fooling around with her Twitter feed or watching sports or something like that. What what does any of this has to do with that? So you have to say the concept of God that is depicted in religious scripture can't possibly be right? So what would you say atheists the wrong, the eighth atheists are are right about the fact that the traditional notion of God doesn't make any sense that we are put here, you know, God. Placed us here in order for us to spiritually develop. There's way too much suffering for a loving God to have just thrown us into the mix. So I'm sympathetic to their feeling their problem is they're not interested in God. They want to deny any kind of supernatural paranoia anything. And that's where they go wrong. There is as superstitious as the most fundamentalist is. It's just they have a different kind of religion. When I talk to them, they'll always say, well, so and so professor at Berkley says, there's no ESP just to give you an example. And I say, well, why don't you read a book on the latest scientific research? Nope. I've been told that's nonsense. That's exactly like, the Catholic. Who says well, I can't read that book..

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"teresa viola" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

News Radio 920 AM

14:58 min | 2 years ago

"teresa viola" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

"Four seven FM. And welcome back to coast to coast, Scott Smith with us, Scott. Let's talk a little bit about the work. You've done on the visions of the Virgin Mary to us are back to you. Go you go back to Fatima. Yeah. And there were a lot of minor ones as well. And I think that in Catholic culture, there's probably many on reported once and I didn't go deep on this. But the most accessible and objective account. I would recommend would be Scott rose book called miracles. And there's actually a photo of the Virgin Mary in the book, peering inside, Tunisia, Egypt of all places and the photos, probably not faked. This was taken in many many many decades ago. I think most of your listeners probably know there were about forty thousand people at my who including a lot of atheists who were witness to these repeated, visions and. They probably have heard that. There was a silver disc that appeared I thought the sun came down. Yeah. Something like that that it was like a weird Senate hovered, you know. And so the assumption by people who believe in UFO's is this is somehow part of a, you know, a control system aliens are trying to impose by projecting these saints or these angels, or whatever they are. And he goes on to show other impressive evidence for Catholicism as a true religion, the incorruptibles there's about a hundred of the saints whose bodies never decompose. The I think everybody knows about the stigmata the wounds of Christ. And some of the saints Teresa viola was very well testified that she levitated and there is a been a recent documentary mentally by William free. Who did the exorcist on the Vatican's last major exorcist, and he's an agnostic? So I it it seems like somebody wants us to believe in Catholicism. So the question is why and you know, how would how should one respond to that? If you're not Catholic. And what I what he says is first of all understand. These are not just the a lot of the stuff can't be dismissed as psychosomatic has the skeptics would I and it can't be things like the stigmata or they certainly the the incorruptible bodies can't be said just to be some kind of psychological or wishful thinking or anything like that. There has to be a psychic element that goes with this. And in the case of these alleged saints or angels that our people. If you accept this is evidence for Catholicism. Then how do you explain the Hindu gods? Appearing Richard Thompson's alien identities gives lots of examples of that. What about Mohammed who I spent time in Saudi Arabia and Mohammed wrote or dictated a very beautiful Arabic that would be beyond his literate abilities was basically illiterate. And he would memorize all these revelations or more closer to home for me the angel Moroni appearing to Joseph Smith. And Harold bloom wrote a book called the American religion is of famous literary critic and any pointed out that Joseph Smith was one of the few people who can make other people see his visions, and there were hundreds of people who said they saw angels at the kirtland temple dedication. So the point is supernatural manifestations of angels and saints. I you can't say, oh, well that is the religion the Mormons probably in their history would say they take that they in the Catholics are probably contenders. For the the Gold Cup for having these kind of things. So I think they do go with truth. I do think that if something has a real supernatural corridor, it there will be these things, but you can't take these on face value as evidence that the bible or the Koran or the book of Mormon are the only path. But but I learned a lot from it. Which is that there? There's this tremendous tradition of witnesses, you know, from Mexico to Portugal and Yugoslavia and so forth, where they have, you know, thousands of people have witnessed these entities that appeared to them. So it's an intriguing and kind of under reported underappreciated phenomenon. It's amazing Scott how you've tied UFO's into these things to how did that happen. Well, I originally thought that oh these must just be extraterrestrials. And so on the one hand, I was just kind of curious I didn't think I'd find it answer about this about whether there was any kind of evidence for it. And I was astonished by a couple of things which I recount in one of my chapters, and that is if you take some of the best known sightings, and I give a few of these. And then you go back and read the books by the skeptics that are supposedly refuting these events. It's absolutely amazing. How often they either lie or they're lying to themselves because you can compare the original events and then go. Oh back and see what they say happened, and then their explanations don't make any sense and probably the most famous defector from these skeptical field was j Allen Hynek. There's this new TV program the blue book project, I think it's called back. Yeah. And and he he was the official the bunker of UFO's for the air force when there was all this hysteria. And then he flipped. Yeah. And he founded the center for UFO studies in his right hand guy was shocked filet who went on to become a great theorist about what these phenomena could be. So when I looked into this. I was really impressed with how much evidence hard evidence. There was that something was there. You know, experienced pilots radar burns on the ground. You know, all this kind of stuff there were even as probably a lot of your listeners know hole. Wave in the Hudson valley and New York for maybe five thousand people saw these great sightings. Yeah. It's astounding. How much information is? And yet when you talk to the skeptics, there's nothing proven. This would have to take a great government conspiracy to cover this up and so forth. And it's really just another example of how close minded and uninformed. These guys are now my thinking on all this has evolved in the book. I don't bring up the abduction thing or what this phenomenon really could be because I want to focus people on the hard evidence. Because the message there is we don't know what these things are. They're worth studying, and this is where the so-called skeptics actually reveal themselves to be debunked who have no interest in the truth because if they weren't afraid of this stuff if they didn't see all these so-called paranormal things as a slippery slope to belief and. God they wouldn't be. So irrational about it and the whole history of your foes is filled with lies not just from the government, but from their so-called scientific co conspirators, and the some of the cases I side in the Booker beyond any kind of explanation. So I show exactly how the the defenders of the atheist skeptic physician try to blow smoke and dismiss all these things. And but eventually I came around to shock fillets theory, which is these entities really aren't extraterrestrials. There might be some some of these might just be people from another planet who landed and realize we were too crazy to mess with. And you know, that's why they don't land on the proverbial White House lawn. But I think it's more of a paranormal phenomena and then. Then like, a hard flying, saucer, technology, and most cases. You know, when we look at all of this, Scott, let me ask you the sixty four thousand dollar question. And that is in your opinion. What is God? Okay. Yes. I may have to raise my price to answer. This. Eighty four. So here here, I you can as I said, I reverse engineer the answer to these things to try to figure out what was wrong with conventional wisdom, and and what I what I have to say. And I and I respect people's spirituality, and if people are happy with their path they can go to the refrigerator and get a snack. Why I explain this? Because it's really quite obvious that the traditional notion of God doesn't really work very well. And then the to some extent understand this. But let's just consider for a moment. The assumption that God is all knowing and all powerful. So he gave us genetics. He put us in our social circumstances to which we were born this helped farm our personalities and most people don't know this. But the subconscious has been proven to be a literally a million times more powerful than that little chattering. Monkey we. We call the conscious mind and also all of this means that our physical and mental weaknesses. Whether it be schizophrenia or tendency to cancer or whatever. You know, we're loaded up with all this programming. And then supposedly God waved. A magic wand called free will absolving him for any responsibility for what happens to us. And yet we're supposed to find the truth. We're supposed to believe in the true religion, behave in a certain way, according to the current interpretation, and then try to get to heaven, basically to kind of make it really simple and an eastern philosophy really isn't any better because it turns reincarnation karma into this all powerful knowing God, the, but it this whole notion breaks down when you think about it because the chaos of the world that were thrown into it right down to the quantum level makes it impossible for God or any great psychic to predict what's going to happen. There's too many moving parts. Here. Most people don't even realize how why they've had bad relationships. Harvey'll Hendrix wrote a book called I getting the love you want where he says, you know, in your first few months of life. Your behavior in relationships is pretty much set in concrete. I think it was Saint Paul said, I don't know why it is. I do the things I do something to that effect. We don't realize that we are really puppets of our sub conscious now into this crazy world were supposedly being put by a loving God who wants us to come to heaven or whatever the faith says and yet when you dig back into history realize a quarter of all the people who were born a hundred billion people died in early childhood. So how does this square either? With the notion of the monotheistic religions that were supposed to lead a life. Obey the commandments or the eastern religions that. Whoops. We didn't do everything. Right. We're gonna come back and do it better the second or third or tenth time. Furthermore, what about evolution as I show? Oh in my book. There is no evidence that God or aliens guided evolution. I mean, it took five hundred million years one hundred and eighty million years for the dinosaurs. That was kind of a wasteful detour on the way to human who only emerged about two hundred thousand years ago. So it does it there's no evidence for intelligence designed that doesn't sound like a God who's all powerful moving these things along. But then think about this. Why did this loving God not reveal the existence of germs or even Santa the need for sanitation? Or at least give us anesthesia, so we didn't have to suffer so much, but it's worse than that. I would say. Think about our our lives. What is it that relates to the eternal? If we are here to try to become more spiritual people, whether by eastern or western religious standards, consider the lives throughout history. Most people were preoccupied with just trying to starve, but even now in the twenty first century, we spend a third of our lives either studying for work or commuting working a third sleeping and the rest of the time. We're fooling around with our Twitter feed or watching sports or something. What what does any of this have to do with that? So you have to say the concept of God that is depicted in religious scripture can't possibly be right? So what would you say ATS sarong, eighth atheists? Are are right about the fact that the traditional notion of God doesn't make any sense that we are put here, you know, God place. Here in order for us to spiritually develop. There's way too much suffering for a loving God to have just thrown into the mix..

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"teresa viola" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

02:59 min | 3 years ago

"teresa viola" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"Seeing the Holy Spirit at work. And maybe maybe. Ways that we didn't plan, but prude of this period is alive and the word of God is being spread in the US by these great friends of Christ to a good thing to have especially blood is going after the break. We're gonna talk some more with Leo Peres about mission Sunday and the work of the church around the world. This is Chris Conte. And you're listening to Catholics. Catholic news from the archdiocese of Baltimore and around the world with the Catholic review. Candidates for that ministry alike. Agree that the timeless called a serve transcends. Any crisis facing the Catholic church that was among the takeaways convey of enrichment October six at Saint Francis of Assisi parish in full approximately twenty five of the archdiocese of Baltimore renewed their vows and another thirteen entered their emissions they candidacy from holy orders. That came during a morning mass celebrated by Bishop marquee Brennan who after very led a candidate forum about the state of the church in the wake of the clergy sexual abuse scandal and the role of deacons in nature. The thirteen has completed a urine discernment confirm. They're calling and are in the first three years a formation, which includes assignments in parishes, hospitals and other ministries. In his homily. Bishop Brennan reminded the candidates of the importance of the roles they serve during that process. The community of disciples. The church has got to get to know you and see how you respond. He said if you are to serve God's people. Now, you must seek the Lord's faith in daily personal prayer. If you do you will be krypton tear yearly to haul in agreed catch for the Lord for the service. You'll be able to say confidently here, I am send me three more on the story and many more physicality review dot org. Crease needs spiritual. Mothers in a talk sprinkle the stories of saints Terresa. The SU Teresa viola Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and John Paul the second keynote speaker Kathleen Beckman as participants at the Maryland Catholic women's conference October six to pray for priests to remain faithful to the church in spite of the clergy abuse scandals. And to be like Mary Beckman, author of when women pray and president of the foundation of prayer for priests urged participants to pray for priests I even before their own families. I'm investing in my family when I invest in the priesthood she said, noting the gifts her family has received three priests such as the sacraments in the wake of clergy sexual abuse Beckmann asked participants to remain faithful to church to read more about this story and many more visit Catholic review dot org from the newsroom of the Catholic review. This is Emily Rosenthal. Do you want to know more about what's? Going on in the church and the world.

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"teresa viola" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

02:58 min | 3 years ago

"teresa viola" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"We're seeing the Holy Spirit at work. And maybe maybe. Ways that we didn't plan, but prude of this period is alive and the word of God is being spread in US by these friends of Christ to a good thing to have especially black is going after the break. We're gonna talk some more with Leo parade about mission Sunday and the work of the church around the world. This is Chris Conte. And you're listening to Catholic Baltimore. Catholic news from the archdiocese and around the world with the Catholic review. Candidates for that ministry. Alight agree that the timeless called a serve transcends. Any crisis facing the Catholic church that was among the takeaways from a deacon enrichment October six at Saint Francis of Assisi parish in full approximately twenty five of the size is a folder more renewed their house and another thirteen injured their emissions they candidacy from holy orders. That came during a morning mass celebrated by Bishop Mark Brennan who afterward led a candidate been forum about the state of the church in the wake of the clergy sexual abuse scandal and the role of deacons in nature. The thirteen has completed a urine discernment you confirm. They're calling and are in the first of three years of formation, which includes assignments in parishes, hospitals and other ministries. In his homily. Bishop Brennan reminded the candidates of the importance of the roles they serve during that process that community of disciples. The church has got to get to know you and see how you respond. He said if you are to serve God's people. Now, you must seek the Lord's faith in daily personal pair. If you do you will be Clinton's here yearly to haul in agreed catch for the Lord for your service. You'll be able to say confidently here, I am send me to read more on this story and many more visit Catholic review dot org. Crease needs spiritual mothers in a talk sprinkled with stories of saints. Terresa Vasu Teresa viola Mother, Theresa Calcutta and Pope, John Paul the second keynote speaker Kathleen Beckmann asked participants at Maryland Catholic women's conference, I've Tober six to pray for priests to remain faithful to the church in spite of the clergy abuse scandals. And to be like Mary Beckman, author of when women pray and president of the foundation of prayer for peace urged participants to pray for priests. I even before their own families. I'm investing in my family when I invest in the priesthood she said, noting the gifts her family has received three priests such as the sacraments in the wake of clergy sexual abuse Beckmann asked participants to remain faithful to the church to read more about this story and many more visit Catholic review dot org from the newsroom of the Catholic review. This is Emily Rosenthal. Do you want to know more about what's?.

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"teresa viola" Discussed on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations

Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations

04:02 min | 3 years ago

"teresa viola" Discussed on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations

"Leaving church that that all of the experiences the dark wins. The light winds are really all here just to help us to embrace our humanity more fully that it's all just about trying to be more human. That's my nation of what it is to be. Yeah, a person of faith, even. I know that's not enough for most people, but the major religions all talk about what it is to be human. That's hugely important to me and I stick fully human in there because there are all kinds of ways to be human and they're plenty of days I want to be less than human right and days. I'm tempted to be more than human and to be fully humans. A nice inbetween. Another thing you write about is artificial light things. We use to numb ourselves when we can't tolerate dark feelings like. Like, I think I steal this notion from someone, but I can't remember who spiritual bypassing. They've been things. I've been taught that when anything gets too dark, I can use some religious teaching some bible verse to get out of there fast. Quick quick turn on the lights or leave that room as quickly as possible. And and there are people who do spiritual bypassing. I wouldn't mess with him for the world because some students in my classes are dealing with things I've never dealt with and the spiritual bypassing keeps them alive and keeps them afloat. So my job with him is to leave them alone. But there are others who are lazy and I can see him hanging onto things that won't even bare their weight anymore. And it's time you know, then maybe to say, what are you avoiding? What are you so afraid of here? What do you so not wanna look at because it's likely to be some huge part of the human experience that will bring you into communion with a lot more people, but you want to bypass it. You want to go straight to Easter. Right around Good Friday in Christian tradition, and there are parallels and all the others as well. But I'm not sure there's a way we use the phrase the dark night of the soul to describe a time of spiritual crisis. In anybody was ever had a dark night of the soul knows that is a that is a deep dark space. There. That phrase comes from the sixteenth century monk, John of the cross who spent eleven months in a dungeon. And you say that this dark night of the soul, it was really a love story. He said it was, he said it was, and that was such a surprise to me. He saw it as the way that his illusions about God were stripped away, and he was left with the pure love of God alone with no benefits. Absolutely. No benefits. He was thrown in a dungeon buys own brothers. I think largely for working with a woman Teresa viola, but he would not obey his superiors orders to stop working with her. So everything that had brought him life that far had been taken away and he experienced his dark Knight is a purification, a burning away of everything, unnecessary. And there's quite a lot of sensual language in that book and not a lot of language about religion, which is pretty interesting. So the dark Knight for him was not what he thought. So the dark night of the soul is a space in which we can learn the most about or maybe perhaps we have. The opportunity to grow. In every way, spiritually emotionally, correct. I think so. And anyone who doesn't wanna read a sixteenth century monk can regional may who has also written on this subject. And so as Thomas more, I think it's really good to have a guide because this is a reframing of dark night of the soul. No one I know praise please. God give me a dark night of the soul. I am here waiting nobody. Nobody was that one, but I do think there are people who have refrained that so that if I find myself in one, I can go to some guides to some sages who have told me ways I could live with that and maybe even work with that in ways that would be transformative more of our super so conversation after this support for this super conversation comes from third love. Remember that moment of having to buy your first bra feeling excited, but also a little nervous having to figure out the right size and shape. Well, super soldiers,.

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"teresa viola" Discussed on Outkick the Culture

Outkick the Culture

02:24 min | 3 years ago

"teresa viola" Discussed on Outkick the Culture

"But we realize the joy comes in the morning today is a day i said this on twitter and i'm going to end with this when you really stop and think about good friday and think about your own life i don't care right now if you've accepted christ into your heart or considered it or if you're sort of on the fence trying to learn more luke twenty three forty six father into the hands i commend my spirit jesus's last words on the cross after at that moment he was about to deliver the ultimate ultimate sacrifice to save us all from our sins and save us from the penalty of death no matter what's going on in your life no matter what challenges cement surmountable what things you feel like you're in by yourself what people you believe of wrong do i think it was teresa viola i'm not positive about this but i read it a couple of days ago someone much smarter than me said that if you will stop what you're doing stop your life when it feels like it's raining out of control or when it's in control if you will stop and see that hill outside of jerusalem outside the walls if you stop and see that hill picture that cross and picture christ nailed to the wood with a crown of thorns placed on him bleeding from the forehead in agony about to be pierced in the side by spear but even in that moment stretched across that cross his arms are outstretched and if you remove those nails his arms what ultimately start to fall forward and be able to actually embrace you and hug you because on the cross he wasn't showing his power over death he was showing he was he was showing who god is.

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