95 episodes

A spiritual formation podcast for FOCUS staff, students, and friends.

He Leadeth Me Jessica

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

A spiritual formation podcast for FOCUS staff, students, and friends.

    The Gospel in Color: Unlocking the Symbolism in Icons

    The Gospel in Color: Unlocking the Symbolism in Icons

    Have you ever seen a beautiful icon and wondered what the images in it symbolize?In this episode, Sr. Jeana Visel, OSB, joins Jessica to dive into icons. Sr. Jeana and Jessica discuss:How an icon is different than a normal religious paintingThe process of creating an iconThe meaning of different colors and symbolsSr. Jeana Visel OSB is a Benedictine sister at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, IN. At Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, she serves as Dean of School ...

    • 40 min
    The Power of One Hail Mary

    The Power of One Hail Mary

    In this episode, John Petrovich joins Jessica to share his testimony of the power of intercessory prayer.John was jogging one day and saw an ambulance outside of a house. He prayed one Hail Mary for the person in the ambulance. Listen to this episode and hear John recount the miracle that happened next!John Petrovich is a husband, father, and faithful Catholic layman who lives on the East Coast.

    • 23 min
    The Mystery of the Eucharist: Celebrating Corpus Christi

    The Mystery of the Eucharist: Celebrating Corpus Christi

    Liturgical expert Chris Carstens is back to talk about the Solemnity of Corpus Christi! Jess and Chris discuss:The history of Corpus ChristiSpecial elements of Corpus Christi, including Eucharistic Processions and the SequenceChris' advice for how we can enter more deeply into the Solemnity this yearChris Carstens is the Director of Worship in the Diocese of La Crosse, a visiting faculty member of the Liturgical Institute at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, IL, and the Edi...

    • 2 min
    The Breath of Love: The Holy Spirit in the Heart of the Trinity

    The Breath of Love: The Holy Spirit in the Heart of the Trinity

    St. Augustine says that the Holy Spirit is the Love between the Father and the Son. But what does this actually mean? Fr. Boniface Hicks joins Jessica today to talk about the Holy Spirit as love. Fr. Boniface and Jess discuss:St. Augustine's Trinitarian theologyHow the Holy Spirit is the love which unites each member of the ChurchHow the Holy Spirit is the love in each individual believerFr. Boniface's Spiritual Direction Training Program includes a special track for FOCUS Alumni. If you...

    • 39 min
    The Sanctifying Power of the Holy Spirit in Everyday Life

    The Sanctifying Power of the Holy Spirit in Everyday Life

    In this episode, Fr. Joseph-Anthony Kress joins Jessica to talk about the Holy Spirit's role as the Sanctifier. Fr. Joseph-Anthony and Jess discuss:How the Holy Spirit reproduces the image of Jesus within usHow the Holy Spirit sanctifies our sufferingPractical steps we can take to allow the Holy Spirit to possess us more fullyFr. Joseph-Anthony references the book, "The Sanctifier" by Archbishop Martinez in this episode. You can buy the book hereFr. Joseph-Anthony Kress is the chaplain at the...

    • 34 min
    Let's Talk About Charismatic Gifts

    Let's Talk About Charismatic Gifts

    Fr. James Brent is back! In this episode he and Jess dive into charismatic gifts. Fr. James and Jess discuss:The difference between a natural talent and a charismDoesn't Lumen Gentium say we shouldn't seek extraordinary gifts?How can people grow in use of their gifts without focusing on them too much?Be sure to check out Fr. James' new book, "The Father's House: Discovering Our Home in the Trinity" here and his podcast Contemplata here.Fr. James Brent, O.P., is a priest in the St. Joseph Prov...

    • 37 min

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