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The Pilgrim Soul is a Catholic podcast about the journey of faith in the modern world. Join us every Monday for conversation about the presence of God in the Church, the culture, and daily experience.

The Pilgrim Soul Podcas‪t‬ Sofia, Adrianna, and Giuliana

    • Religion & Spirituality
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The Pilgrim Soul is a Catholic podcast about the journey of faith in the modern world. Join us every Monday for conversation about the presence of God in the Church, the culture, and daily experience.

    #10: Sharing the Gospel

    #10: Sharing the Gospel

    Fr. Colin Parrish joins Sofia on the podcast for a conversation about evangelization. Who is called to be a missionary? What does it mean to share the Gospel without proselytizing? Is it possible to be a witness for Christ in the everyday circumstances of an ordinary life? What if we fail?

    Our weekly challenge is to ask God (1) how He is going to answer a persistent need of your own heart, and (2) how He wants to use you to respond to the needs of someone in your life. And our media recommendations are the songs Pontiac 87 by Protomartyr and This Must be the Place by The Talking Heads.

    We’d love to hear from you! Write to us at pilgrimsoulpodcast@gmail.com or find us on Instagram at @pilgrimsoulpodcast. We're happy to pass on a message to Fr. Colin.

    Other resources we mention:
    - Pope St. John Paul II’s apostolic exhortation Vita Consecrata
    - Luigi Giussani’s book The Journey to Truth is an Experience
    - St. Thérèse of Lisieux's autobiography Story of a Soul
    - The life of St. Francis Xavier: www.jesuits.global/saint-blessed/saint-francis-xavier/

    Our theme music is Nich Lampson’s “Dolphin Kicks.”

    • 41 min
    #9: Poverty and Detachment

    #9: Poverty and Detachment

    Adrianna and Sofia explore the ideas of poverty and detachment. Our points for discussion include: What is poverty of spirit and why should we desire it? How is it related to material poverty? How are we personally trying to grow in freedom through detachment?

    Our weekly challenge is to engage in some form of fasting. And our media recommendations are the book The Long Loneliness and the film Life Is Beautiful.

    We’d love to hear from you! Write to us at pilgrimsoulpodcast@gmail.com or find us on Instagram at @pilgrimsoulpodcast.

    Other resources we mention:
    - Saint Francis’ Canticle of the Sun
    - Luigi Giussani’s book Morality: Memory, and Desire
    - Mother Mary Francis’ book of reflections Come Lord Jesus
    - Saint Teresa of Calcutta’s “I Thirst” letter to her sisters

    Our theme music is Nich Lampson’s “Dolphin Kicks.”

    • 38 min
    #8: Mortality and Mourning

    #8: Mortality and Mourning

    Fr. Chase Pepper joins Sofia on the podcast to share some wisdom about death. What’s missing in our Western society’s relationship to mortality and mourning? What alternative does the Church offer? What steps can we take so that, when we are confronted with our finitude, fear and anxiety can give way to gratitude?

    Our weekly challenge is to visit and pray at a cemetery. And our media recommendation is the collection of poetry “Love Poems from God,” compiled by Daniel Ladinsky.

    We’d love to hear from you! Write to us at pilgrimsoulpodcast@gmail.com or find us on Instagram at @pilgrimsoulpodcast. We’re happy to pass a message on to Fr. Chase as well.

    Other resources we mention:
    - The beatitudes (Catechism 1716-1729), the three theological virtues (1812-1829), and the corporal works of mercy (2443-2449)
    - Introduction to the Order of Christian Funerals www.liturgyoffice.org.uk/Resources/OCF/OCF-Intro.pdf
    - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger’s book Eschatology: Death and Eternal Life
    - The “Sayings of Light and Love” of Saint John of the Cross
    - Paul Tillich’s Systematic Theology, volume I
    - An interview given by Fr. Luigi Giussani in 1987: english.clonline.org/fr-giussani/t246/fr-giussani-three-interviews

    Our theme music is Nich Lampson’s “Dolphin Kicks.”

    • 39 min
    #7: Unfulfilled Desires

    #7: Unfulfilled Desires

    Sofia and Giuliana (with a mic malfunction, sorry!) have a conversation about unfulfilled desires. Does God care about our longing? When we feel unfulfilled, does that mean Christ isn’t enough for our hearts? Will our unfulfilled desires ever be answered? How can we live with them today?

    Our weekly challenge is to pray the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary and reflect on Mary’s years of longing after the Ascension. And our media recommendation is the choral work The Long Road by Ēriks Ešenvalds.

    We’d love to hear from you! Write to us at pilgrimsoulpodcast@gmail.com or find us on Instagram at @pilgrimsoulpodcast.

    Other resources we mention:
    - Francis Thompson’s poem The Hound of Heaven
    - Romano Guardini’s book The Lord
    - Saint Anselm’s prayer from the Proslogion
    - Saint Augustine’s Discourse on Psalm 37
    - The stories of Saint Gemma Galgani and Chiara Corbella Petrillo

    Our theme music is Nich Lampson’s “Dolphin Kicks.”

    • 35 min
    #6: Ancient Heresies Today

    #6: Ancient Heresies Today

    Adrianna and Sofia have a conversation about faith through the lens of heresy, which is the choice of a partial view of God. What were some of the major heresies of the early Church? Where do we see them in the culture today -- and in our own lives? And what do mercy and tenderness have to do with it?

    Our weekly challenge is to meditate on the story of the prodigal son, Luke 15:11-32. And our media recommendation is the film The Painted Veil.

    We’d love to hear from you! Write to us at pilgrimsoulpodcast@gmail.com or find us on Instagram at @pilgrimsoulpodcast.

    Check out the Minding Scripture podcast at www.mindingscripture.com.

    Other resources we mention:
    - G.K. Chesterton’s book Orthodoxy
    - Romano Guardini’s book The Lord
    - Athanasius’ treatise Against the Arians
    - Charles Peguy’s poem The Portal of the Mystery of Hope
    - Sigrid Undset's trilogy of novels Kristin Lavransdatter
    - Luigi Giussani’s diagram of the Incarnation: https://it.clonline.org/cm-files/img/2019/08/19/gius3-b.jpg
    - Augustine’s treatise Against Two Letters of the Pelagians

    Our theme music is Nich Lampson’s “Dolphin Kicks.”

    • 42 min
    #5: Prayer

    #5: Prayer

    Sofia and Giuliana talk about prayer. What is the relationship between prayer and the rest of our lives? Why does Luigi Giussani say prayer is begging? Then, through the lens of our personal journeys, we explore the unique beauty and power of different forms of prayer, including the Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, Lectio Divina, and the Rosary. Stay tuned for a follow-up episode on dealing with difficulties and dryness in prayer.

    Our weekly challenge is to download the prayer app Hallow. And our media recommendation is the Galician song Lela: youtu.be/lGLRrW7lwUE.

    We’d love to hear from you! Write to us at pilgrimsoulpodcast@gmail.com or find us on Instagram at @pilgrimsoulpodcast.

    Other resources we mention:
    - Luigi Giussani’s book The Religious Sense
    - Saint Teresa of Avila’s book The Interior Castle
    - The poetry of Saint John of the Cross
    - Fr. Aldo Trento’s foundation in Paraguay: www.sanrafael.org.py
    - The Rule of Saint Benedict

    Links to overviews of the prayer forms prayer we discussed:
    Mass: www.usccb.org/offices/public-affairs/structure-and-meaning-mass
    Morning Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours: www.universalis.com/lauds.htm
    Eucharistic Adoration: www.catholic-link.org/how-to-go-to-adoration-eucharist
    Lectio Divina: www.bustedhalo.com/ministry-resources/lectio-divina-beginners-guide
    Rosary: www.catholic.com/tract/the-rosary

    Our theme music is Nich Lampson’s “Dolphin Kicks.”

    • 42 min

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