49 episodes

St Ignatius says, "He who goes about to reform the world must begin with himself, or he loses his labor.”

St Augustine pleads, "Let me know myself; let me know thee".

Bottom line: We can't change the world until we change ourselves.

Join me as we work to improve ourselves so that we can be light in the midst of darkness.

Beauty So Ancient Cynthia Burley

    • Religion & Spirituality
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St Ignatius says, "He who goes about to reform the world must begin with himself, or he loses his labor.”

St Augustine pleads, "Let me know myself; let me know thee".

Bottom line: We can't change the world until we change ourselves.

Join me as we work to improve ourselves so that we can be light in the midst of darkness.

    49: Prayer Before a Crucifix

    49: Prayer Before a Crucifix

    The prayer before a crucifix is a great tool that we can use to keep our minds focused on Christ. St Bonaventure says ““He who desires”to go on advancing from virtue to virtue, from grace to grace, should meditate continually on the Passion of Jesus.“

    Everytime we pass a crucifix, we should pause, if time permits to reflect on his passion, and contemplate his wounds.

    We must remember that because of us, they pierced his hands and feet and numbered all his bones.

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    • 2 min
    48: The Power of Silence - External Silence

    48: The Power of Silence - External Silence

    Sometimes we forget how important silence is and the power of external silence.
     
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    • 7 min
    47: DO YOU REFLECT ON YOUR DEATH? 3 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD

    47: DO YOU REFLECT ON YOUR DEATH? 3 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD

    On Ash Wednesday, we are reminded our our deaths and the brevities of our lives.
     
    "Remember man, thou art dust."
     

    Today, we take a look at 3 reasons why we must embrace death.

    • 24 min
    46: How Your Zeal Can Destroy Souls - A Tale of Three Zeals

    46: How Your Zeal Can Destroy Souls - A Tale of Three Zeals

    What a wonderful thing it is to have great zeal for the Gospel, but is it true zeal? 

    Did you know mistaken zeal can destroy souls? In this Episode In this episode we take a look at three types of zeals:
     



    The zeal that destroy souls. Mistaken zeal. True zeal. Sources The Spirit of St Francis de Sales
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    • 14 min
    45: What To Do If Your Husband Doesn't Lead Spiritually - 8 Tips

    45: What To Do If Your Husband Doesn't Lead Spiritually - 8 Tips

    IN THIS EPISODE

    Show notes
    What do you do if your husband doesn't lead spiritually?
    Pray for God to show him how to lead. Let him lead in prayer. Praise him privately for the good things he accomplishes. Praise him publicly. Don't compare him to others, not even in your home. Encourage him to read Catholic websites and books on masculinity. Dress in a feminine manner. Encourage him to Make a Consecration to St. Joseph.   MENTIONED IN THE PODCAST
    Article: “Comparing You = Comparing Me: Social Comparisons of the Expanded Self"
    Book: : Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father

    • 10 min
    44: 3 Roots of Rash Judgment & Why You Must Be Really Careful!

    44: 3 Roots of Rash Judgment & Why You Must Be Really Careful!

    This podcast was originally posted on the the A More Rigorous Lent Podcast on beautysoancientcom.

    Rash Judgment is something that came up in discussion a couple of years ago because of the hasty reporting on the Covington Catholic boys. 

    However, it’s something that we all do from time to time. 

    Did you know that rash judgment is a sin? Why do we do it?
    In this Episode What is rash judgment? How does confirmation bias come into play? The three roots of rash Judgement The remedies of Rash Judgment Sources Mentioned in this Episode An Introduction to the Devout Life
    Imitation of Christ
     

    • 17 min

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