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Rebuilding the Church, continuing the call to St. Francis of Assisi. How can we as individuals continue the mission of Francis and become Heralds of the Great King?

Franciscan Dave David Seitz, OFS

    • Religion & Spirituality
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Rebuilding the Church, continuing the call to St. Francis of Assisi. How can we as individuals continue the mission of Francis and become Heralds of the Great King?

    The Examen: Part 4 and 5 Asking Forgiveness and Looking to the Next Day

    The Examen: Part 4 and 5 Asking Forgiveness and Looking to the Next Day

    In this episode we conclude our reflection on the Examen prayer by contemplating steps 4 and 5; asking forgiveness and looking forward to the next day. We begin by exploring what the Catechism teaches regarding forgiveness. We walk through the Psalms and Canticles in the Liturgy of the Hours as they relate to mercy and forgiveness. We realize that approaching God with a humble and contrite heart pleases God. God wants to forgive us, but we must do our part and...

    • 34 min
    The Examen: Part 3 Review of the day

    The Examen: Part 3 Review of the day

    In this episode we continue our reflection on the practice of the Examen. The third step is to review our day. This is where we get to "Know our sins and to rid ourselves of them."We begin by having a discussion on the uncomfortable topic of sin. Sin is mentioned over 750 times in the scriptures, and so, we must take sin seriously. Sin, we discover, is a breach of our relationship with God. We reflect on the story of the first sin in the garden. We learn th...

    • 27 min
    The Examen: Part 2 of 5

    The Examen: Part 2 of 5

    As we continue to explore the Examen Prayer, we delve into Thanksgiving. As you recall, the first part of the Examen is to call on the Holy Spirit to guide us. Step 2, we examine our day and give thanks to God for all He has done for us. We will Explore:1. The Scriptural Roots of Thanksgiving The Psalms of Thanksgiving Old Testament Examples of Thanksgiving Thanksgiving in the Liturgy and Prayers of the Church2. We wil...

    • 23 min
    The Examen: Part 1 of 5 Ask God to Send His Spirit

    The Examen: Part 1 of 5 Ask God to Send His Spirit

    In this episode we introduce the "Examen". Developed by St. Ignatius of Loyola, (1471-1556), the Examine is a part of the spiritual exercises. The practice of a daily Examine is part of the formation and life of those in the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits. The Exame consists of 5 parts: 1. Ask God to send his Spirit 2. Give thanks for the day 3. Review the day 4. Ask for forgiveness 5. Pray for the next day In this episode,...

    • 30 min
    7 Guideposts for a Holy Life

    7 Guideposts for a Holy Life

    In this episode David shares insights into what he has learned by the masters of the spiritual life. What has he found in common? There are 7 commonalities that seem to resonate with those saints we hold up as heros and teachers of the faith. David summarizes these 7 common traits.1. Eucharistic Focus2. Frequent Confession3. Live a Life Centered on Prayer4. Sacrifice / Redemptive Suffering5. Humility6. Put on the Armor of Christ (Eph 6:10-19)7. Be FerventYou can download a s...

    • 34 min
    Jesus is Risen! Now What?

    Jesus is Risen! Now What?

    In Episode 1 of Season 2, Franciscan Dave talks about how we are called to share the good news of the Risen Lord. What happens after Easter? We Rejoice and we tell the good news. Faith comes by "hearing". It is not enough to simply live a good life, we must go forth and witness to the good news of the Gospel.1. What not to do.2. Always be ready to offer a reason for the hope in you.3. What is the main message of the Gospels? Why did Jesus come?4. What did Jesus c...

    • 42 min

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