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Gone, Here, Coming

Gone, Here, Coming

June 1, 2021

The Ascension...Memorial Day...Pentecost and the baptism in the Holy Spirit. During these days we focus on the words: gone, here, coming. We know that Christ has died, is risen, and will come again; and that knowledge is the source of hope.

Love Demands Justice

Love Demands Justice

May 26, 2021

St. Paul VI wrote that created goods should flow freely and fairly to all. This podcast episode reflects on the words of St. Paul VI and that Jesus' love demands justice for the world, especially the poor.

With Us God Is

With Us God Is

May 25, 2021

On May 25, 1977, we were introduced to a galaxy far, far away with the release of Star Wars Episode IV (A New Hope). In this podcast episode, Friar Michael Lasky talks about the Psalms, Dorothy Day, King David, and adds in a little Yoda. So, grab a cup of coffee and listen to get a little inspiration. May the force be with you!

The End

The End

May 21, 2021

Saint Luke and sci-fi author Frank Herbert? St. Paul and a sword? Is there an ending to this story? Friar Michael Lasky ties these threads together to show us how to move forward as Easter ends: we prepare for Pentecost and the gift of the Holy Spirit, ready to live as witnesses to the hope of Jesus.

Jesus Sweaters

Jesus Sweaters

May 16, 2021

The truth will set you free. What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus? How do we embody Jesus in our day-to-day existence? Friar Michael Lasky reflects on John 8:32 and how it is time to purge our closets and give our Jesus sweaters to those in need.

God’s in Control

God’s in Control

May 10, 2021

God is not the co-pilot. God is in the driver's seat. Friar Michael Lasky reminds us why we should 'lean in' and pray from our hearts, knowing that God is in control.

Things Go Different

Things Go Different

April 16, 2021

When it seems that things aren't working out the way they're supposed to, remember: that's what the two travelers thought on the road to Emmaus. As we travel similar roads today, are we open to an encounter with the living God? This reflection was originally given on tax day in 2020 (April 15).

Learning to Make the Bed

Learning to Make the Bed

April 7, 2021

St. Peter was a man of action; but not always for good. Friar Michael Lasky explains how through his relationship with Jesus, cooperation with God’s grace, and learning to make his bed, St. Peter left betrayal behind and became a man who could work wonders, even curing the sick.

 

Read the Signs

Read the Signs

February 23, 2021

Here is an invitation to check in on our penances - Did we choose well? Did we see the signs that are telling us to change for bigger reasons?

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