16 episodes

Welcome to the Blessed Sacrament Parish Community Podcast! Here we explore the different aspects of being a disciple of Christ, being Catholic, and what we believe. We will hear from the voices of the parish community. Thank you for joining us on this journey!

Blessed Sacrament Parish Community Podcast Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church - Midland, MI

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 7 Ratings

Welcome to the Blessed Sacrament Parish Community Podcast! Here we explore the different aspects of being a disciple of Christ, being Catholic, and what we believe. We will hear from the voices of the parish community. Thank you for joining us on this journey!

    S2 E8: Contemplative Prayer

    S2 E8: Contemplative Prayer

    Kristyn Russell sits down with long-time parishioner, Stacey Trapani, to talk about contemplative prayer. It is nothing to be afraid of! In fact, contemplative prayer is for everyone, not so sure? Listen to the podcast to try your hand at a 5 minute prayer.
    More reading:
    Cloud of Unknowing
    Thomas Merton
    Thomas Keating

    • 59 min
    S2 E7: Radical Love in Action

    S2 E7: Radical Love in Action

    In this episode, Kristyn Russell talks with Hannah Baker, a college junior, about her internship with a nonprofit that works with the immigrant population. The conversation ranges from personal experiences to thoughts on social justice and faith with a lot in between! Love is radical, love is an action, and we are all called to love one another radically.
    St. Juan Diego, pray for us!

    • 38 min
    S2 E6: Mental Health and the Holidays

    S2 E6: Mental Health and the Holidays

    On this episode, Kristyn Russell sits down with licesened counselor, Terri Stevenson, to discuss mental health and why it is SO IMPORTANT to take care of our mental health. They examine everything from 1 Kings 19 to mental health and grief during the holidays to mental health and stress during the holidays. Terri also offers some practical tools for putting your mental health first this holiday season.
    Midland-Area Resources:
    Partners in Change
    The Connection for Mental Health
    Community Mental Health
    211
    National Resources:
    NAMI
    Suicide Prevention Hotline

    • 40 min
    S2 E5: Prayer and Mission in Romania

    S2 E5: Prayer and Mission in Romania

    Kristyn Russell and Christine Sellnow sit down to talk about Christine's 14 month stay in Romania as a missionary.

    • 43 min
    S2 E4: On the Journey with St. Teresa of Avila

    S2 E4: On the Journey with St. Teresa of Avila

    Kristyn Russell is joined by Mary Jo Kerlin and Jean Thiele to talk about their mutual love and admiration for St. Teresa of Avila. Teresa was a force to be reckoned with whether she was setting forth reforms for the Carmelite order or writing down her experience of the divine for the Inquisition or to instruct others on the journey to the center of the soul.
    If you are interested in learning more about spiritual direction in the Midland area, please contact the Parish Office at 989-835-6777.

    • 46 min
    S2 E3: A Quartet of Teresas

    S2 E3: A Quartet of Teresas

    Kristyn Russell is joined by Corinne Cathcart to talk about A Quartet of Teresas: St. Teresa of Calcutta, St. Thérèse of Lisieux, St. Teresa of Avila, and St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross.
    To view the stained glass windows discussed in the podcast, click here.

    • 58 min

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