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Brandon Vogt and Fr. Blake Britton are best friends, two Millennial Catholics living near Orlando, FL. “The Burrowshire Podcast” is an extension of their friendship, sharing conversation about faith, culture, books, and the spiritual life. New episodes release every two weeks.

The Burrowshire Podcast Brandon Vogt

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    • 4.9, 71 Ratings

Brandon Vogt and Fr. Blake Britton are best friends, two Millennial Catholics living near Orlando, FL. “The Burrowshire Podcast” is an extension of their friendship, sharing conversation about faith, culture, books, and the spiritual life. New episodes release every two weeks.

    #007: True Friendship

    #007: True Friendship

    In numerous studies, Millennials and Gen Z’ers mention “true friendship” as one of their most unmet needs. What is true friendship? What’s unique about Christian friendship? Brandon and Fr. Blake explore what ancient thinkers such as Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, and Augustine have said about friendship, and also explain how to develop deep friendships ourselves.

    LINKS

    Laelius De Amicitia (Treatise on Friendship) by Cicero
    Friends and Friendship for Saint Augustine by Sr. Marie Aquinas McNamara
    Spiritual Friendship by Aelred of Rievaulx

    • 1 hr 14 min
    #006: Video Games and Culture

    #006: Video Games and Culture

    Video games are surging in popularity. There are over a billion gamers in the world, and the gaming industry is eclipsing the impact of social media, Hollywood, and live sports. It's the new digital frontier, especially for evangelization. But why are so many young people drawn to video games? What longings do these games fulfill? And how should Christians engage this increasingly important realm? Brandon and Fr. Blake, avid gamers and guides, take you on a tour of this exciting landscape.

    All links/resources in show notes: https://burrowshirepodcast.com/video-games

    Fr. Blake's articles on video games (Word on Fire)


    “Kingdom Hearts III” and the Essential Goodness of the Heart
    Video Games: A Lesson on the Importance of Aesthetics
    Video Games and Music
    Video Game Culture and the Millennial Soul (Evangelization & Culture Journal, only available to members of the Word on Fire Institute)

    Carlo Actusi, possible patron saint of video games


    Daily Mail - "Patron Saint of the Internet"
    Our Sunday Visitor - "With a miracle approved, beatification awaits computer programmer Carlo Acutis"

    • 57 min
    #005: How to Start a Good Catholic Library

    #005: How to Start a Good Catholic Library

    Every Catholic should have a solid home library, as Brandon and Fr. Blake explain. But why is that important? Which books should we definitely have? And where can Catholics find good book recommendations? Join the two bibliophile hosts as they discuss.
    All links/resources in show notes: https://burrowshirepodcast.com/library

    Must-Have Catholic Books

    Bible (we recommend Ignatius Bible, RSV-CE)
    Catechism of the Catholic Church
    Vatican II Documents

    Bible Commentaries


    New Jerome Biblical Commentary
    Sacra Pagina
    Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture
    Ancient Christian Commentary Series

    Other Books


    Liturgy of the Hours (4-volume set)

    To Know Christ Jesus (Frank Sheed)
    Life of Christ (Fulton Sheen)
    The Lord (Romano Guardini)

    Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives (Pope Benedict XVI)
    Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration (Pope Benedict XVI)
    Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week (Pope Benedict XVI)


    St. Vladimir Seminary Press "Popular Patristics" series



    Book Lists


    Brandon Vogt - Best Catholic Books of All Time
    Bishop Barron - Bishop Barron’s Recommend Books
    Mortimer Adler - Great Books of the Western World

    • 1 hr 1 min
    #004: How (and Why) to Pray the Liturgy of the Hours

    #004: How (and Why) to Pray the Liturgy of the Hours

    Did you know there is one set of prayers that the Church recommends ALL Catholics pray, every day? It’s called the Liturgy of the Hours, the official prayer of the Church…and it’s not just for priests. Fr. Blake and Brandon talk about this transformative discipline, and how to overcome obstacles that beginners usually face. We also share some book recommendations and tips on how to get started with these prayers.

    LINKS

    Liturgy of the Hours (4-volume set)
    The Everyday Catholic’s Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours by Daria Sockey
    A Layman’s Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours: How the Prayers of the Church Can Change Your Life by Fr. Timothy Gallagher
    iBreviary app: Apple + Android
    iBreviary online

    • 53 min
    #003: Catholic and Intellectual

    #003: Catholic and Intellectual

    Few of us are geniuses, but all of us should be intellectuals. Brandon and Fr. Blake discuss the rich patrimony of the Catholic intellectual tradition and why we shouldn’t dumb down religion. They also offer tips on how to develop your own intellectual life.

    LINKS

    How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization by Thomas Woods
    Bishop Barron’s Recommended Books (PDF)
    100 Best Catholic Books of All Time by Brandon Vogt
    The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods by A. G. Sertillanges, OP

    • 41 min
    #002: Becoming Saints in Our Time

    #002: Becoming Saints in Our Time

    One of the major themes of the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II) was the “universal call to holiness.” The Council Fathers urged all Catholics–not just priests and religious–to strive for sainthood. But what does it mean to be a saint in our time, to acquire holiness in the particular context we find ourselves in? Brandon and Fr. Blake discuss traits of our particular age which shape our pursuit of sanctity.

    LINKS

    Lumen Gentium (Second Vatican Council)

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

Book Lover Tricia ,

Burrowshire podcasts

Each episode has contained such invigorating intellectual conversations interspersed with their friendly banter with each other that are wonderful to listen to. I being a fellow bookaholic love the dozens of book recommendations that they give in each episode as well!

AppleMom95 ,

Encourages joy through the faith

This podcast exceeded my expectations. I've always enjoy listening to Brandon and Bishop Barron's Word on Fire Show podcast, so I was curious as to this new podcast. Brandon and Fr. Blake have such a deep love for each other and the faith, and it really shows. This podcast has helped me in my prayer life and helped my relationship with son grow, as we listen to them together. Can't recommend this podcast enough!

SirLandrick ,

Thoughtful and fun

I am really enjoying this podcast! I appreciate the casual yet thoughtful approach to important thoughts for modern day Catholics. There is no watering down of ideas and yet it feels as if Brandon & Fr. Blake have knocked some lofty goals down to a reachable level. A perfect balance of logical, educational, and practical information.

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