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Jesuits and friends come together to look at the world through Ignatian eyes, always striving to live Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam -- For the Greater Glory of God. Hosted by Mike Jordan Laskey and guest host Eric Clayton. Learn more at jesuits.org. A production of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States.

AMDG: A Jesuit Podcas‪t‬ Jesuit Conference

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 66 Ratings

Jesuits and friends come together to look at the world through Ignatian eyes, always striving to live Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam -- For the Greater Glory of God. Hosted by Mike Jordan Laskey and guest host Eric Clayton. Learn more at jesuits.org. A production of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States.

    Along the Way for Lent: Episode 3

    Along the Way for Lent: Episode 3

    Matt Wooters, SJ, and Damian Torres-Botello, SJ, are back to journey with us along the way this Lent. Tune in on Saturdays for new episodes.

    • 17 min
    From "Seinfeld" to the Society of Jesus with Fr. Radmar Jao, SJ

    From "Seinfeld" to the Society of Jesus with Fr. Radmar Jao, SJ

    If you have a Hulu subscription or the DVDs of "Seinfeld," pull up episode 16 of the eighth season. It’s called "The Pothole." A few minutes in to the episode, Elaine, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, is waiting for Chinese food delivery on the sidewalk. The delivery man approaches. A hilarious interaction ensues that we don’t want to spoil for you. The actor playing the delivery man is named Radmar Jao, who was an up-and-coming actor back then in 1997 and would go on to appear in shows like "ER" and "General Hospital" and the Steven Spielberg movie "Minority Report."

    But he left that career path about 20 years ago for something just a little bit different: Actor Radmar Jao is now Father Radmar Jao, a Jesuit priest and the director of vocations for the USA West Province.

    He talked with host Mike Jordan Laskey about his acting career, his entrance into the Jesuits, how he uses his acting talents in his ministry, and so much more. There’s no better way to get ready for the Golden Globe Awards this Sunday and the start of our delayed awards season than this incredibly fun conversation.

    AMDG is a production of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States.

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    • 49 min
    Along the Way for Lent: Episode 2

    Along the Way for Lent: Episode 2

    Matt Wooters, SJ, and Damian Torres-Botello, SJ, are back to journey with us along the way this Lent. Tune in on Saturdays for new episodes.

    • 14 min
    Learning to Pray this Lent with Fr. James Martin, SJ

    Learning to Pray this Lent with Fr. James Martin, SJ

    Prayer is one of the pillars of Lenten spirituality. But it’s hard, right? We’re constantly tempted to ask, “Am I doing this right? Am I doing this enough? Is it even working?” Prayer is so foundational to our lives as Christians and yet at the same time feels somewhat mysterious. We might even convince ourselves it’s just not worth the effort.

    Fortunately, today’s guest has some experience in prayer. And he’s familiar with these very struggles – these temptations to throw in the towel and assume praying is better left to someone else. That’s why he wrote a new book: Learning to Pray: A Guide for Everyone.

    Today, Fr. James Martin, SJ, returns to AMDG to kick off the Lenten season, to give us a little insight into prayer and to offer us a word of encouragement in our own spiritual lives.

    • 38 min
    Along the Way for Lent: Episode 1

    Along the Way for Lent: Episode 1

    Matt Wooters, SJ, and Damian Torres-Botello, SJ, are back to journey with us along the way this Lent. Tune in on Saturdays for new episodes.

    • 13 min
    Finding Hope in Suffering with Joe Hoover, SJ

    Finding Hope in Suffering with Joe Hoover, SJ

    Last year was a tough year. This year has gotten off to a rocky start.
    Many of us – on more than one occasion – have thrown up our hands and said, “Why God? Why is this happening?”

    Joe Hoover, a Jesuit brother, actor and writer, asked this very question in his new book, O Death, Where is Thy Sting? He asked it again and again as he reflected back on experiences his had throughout his own life: experiences in El Salvador, experiences at the gravesides of young people, experiences coping with 9/11 and the wars that followed.

    Suffering, as it turns out, is not a question easily answered. But it is one that demands contemplation – that very Ignatian approach to prayer.

    As Joe discusses in today’s episode, sometimes it just is, and we’re left to stand in wonder and awe, shock and horror at this unavoidable part of human existence.

    Nevertheless, there is hope to be found. And Joe speaks to that, too.

    Check out Joe's book: https://www.orbisbooks.com/o-death-where-is-thy-sting.html

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

NJ Dan 08558 ,

Interesting guests

Michael Jordan Laskey asks great questions that are often unexpected. The caliber of his guests is also high - CEOs, college presidents, bestselling authors. This makes for excellent conversations on important topics. I recommend wholeheartedly!

Tweedyknows ,

Enjoyable listen!

I just finished the show from the 1st of January. Really enjoyed the guest- he straightforward and experienced wisdom was refreshing and I learned quite a bit! I will certainly be tuning in regularly! It looks like there's a ncie variety of shows, too.

Skimalama ,

Great Podcast

This podcast is a great blend of serious discussion and light hearted banter. It shows that a religious life can be joy filled and loving and fun. Thanks Jesuits

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