Life Is Still Worth Living Episode 13: Mary, Mother of God
Nic, Francis, and Jacob to discuss their relationship with Mary, the Mother of Jesus. They discuss practical devotions to Mary and their favorite Marian titles. How are you growing in your relationship with your Heavenly Mother?
"We never give more honor to Jesus than when we honor his Mother, and we honor her simply and solely to honor him all the more perfectly. We go to her only as a way leading to the goal we seek - Jesus, her Son. " -Saint Louis Marie de Montfort
Life Is Still Worth Living Episode 12: Social-Distancing Struggles/Knowing Yourself/False Idols
Nathan Hopper returns to join Nic and Jacob to discuss how they are learning more about themselves and the false idols they still have in their life through quarantine. They discuss the Church's advice for detaching themselves from these comforts. Remember to be patient with yourself in your disciplines, but how are you growing in quarantine?
"The unexamined life is not worth living" -Socrates
Life Is Still Worth Living Episode 11: Our Pilgrimage Continues/E-Formation/Lux in Tenebris Lucet
Nic and Jacob are joined by Francis Strong (Class of 2025) to discuss how they are continuing formation now back in the diocese at rectories and under the stay-in-place order from the government. They continue by giving advice on how this time can be fruitful as we unite our sufferings with Christ's on the Cross during these difficult times. Remember to be patient with yourself in your disciplines, but how are you going to become a saint along with those around you in this quarantine?
“They did not talk, not because they hated conversation, but because they wanted to listen intently to the voice of God in silence; they did not dislike eating, but were feeding on the Word of God so that they did not have room for earthly food or time to bother with it; they did not avoid company because it bored them, but, as one of them said, ‘I cannot be with you and with God.’34 It was not a dislike of sleep that made them keep vigil, but an eager and longing attitude of waiting for the coming of Christ:”
― Benedicta Ward, The Desert Fathers: Sayings of the Early Christian Monks
Life Is Still Worth Living Episode 10: Cloister Protocol/Prayer
Nic, Nathan, and Jacob are joined by special guest Msgr. Michael Heintz, Academic Dean at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, priest from Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, and was at St. Matthew's Cathedral in South Bend with our very own Bishop Jenky to discuss more about how their formation is being adjusted in response to the coronavirus. They continue by giving advice on how to grow in your spiritual life during these difficult times. What practices are you going to begin to ensure your faith life does not go to the wayside? "“The good man is neither uplifted with the good things of time, nor broken by its ills; but the wicked man, because he is corrupted by this world's happiness, feels himself punished by its unhappiness...Real and secure felicity is the peculiar possession of those who worship that God by whom alone it can be conferred.” -St. Augustine, De civitate Dei
Life Is Still Worth Living Episode 9: God's Will/Evangelization Trip
Nic, Nathan, and Jacob are joined by Patrick Wille to discuss discovering God's will in their spring break plans and evangelization. The guys start with explaining how God's will is revealed to them through Bishop Jenky in the midst of the corona virus. They continue by telling stories about how God confirmed His will was to be on the evangelization trip and with the Missionaries of Charity. How are you growing in your relationship with Christ and how are you helping those around you grow as well? “The world offers you comfort. But you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness” -Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
Life Is Still Worth Living Episode 8: Work/Leisure/Sabbath Rest
Nic, Nathan, and Jacob are joined by Austin Bosse and Marko Culjak to discuss work and leisure. The guys talk about how they follow God's 6 days of work and resting on the 7th day as found in Genesis in the busy seminary schedule.
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Hi guys I came upon your podcast while on Facebook during a reading break, I have been struggling in this time of uncertainty and especially not having mass is difficult. I started with your episode from Sunday about what you are doing during this time and it was a great episode and all your suggestions were great and so helpful. I am looking forward to listening to more episodes, know of my prayers for you all.