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    Introducing: "Imagine" Season 4: Called and converted by Jesus

    Introducing: "Imagine" Season 4: Called and converted by Jesus

    Lent is a time of personal and communal conversion, when we acknowledge that God calls each one of us to draw closer and we examine the ways in which we need to grow in response to that call.
    That’s why this new season of Imagine: A Guide to Jesuit Prayer will focus on stories of calling and conversion in the New Testament. In each episode, we will experience the many different ways in which Jesus calls people into relationship with him. Some are sudden, dramatic moments like St. Paul on the road to Damascus; others are more subtle like the woman who meets Jesus at the well. No matter how they are called, each figure continues to grow and learn what it means to be a follower and friend of Jesus. The same is true for each of us. By immersing ourselves in these scriptural encounters, we can see a bit of ourselves reflected back and better respond to Jesus’ call.
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    • 18 min
    Introducing: Hark! The stories behind our favorite Christmas carols

    Introducing: Hark! The stories behind our favorite Christmas carols

    The Word is proud to share the latest podcast in the America Media family: Hark! The stories behind our favorite Christmas carols.
    Even though “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” was never meant to be a Christmas carol, it has proven one of the most popular in history. We’re exploring its soaring descants and hallmark harmonizations with conductor/composer Colin Britt. And we’re unpacking its many scriptural allusions with Laurie Brink, a Dominican sister and New Testament scholar. 
    Subscribe to the entire Hark! podcast series online, on apple podcasts, or wherever you get your podcast.
    Special thanks to the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, the Ignatian Schola 
    and One Hope Project, for allowing us to play parts of their recordings of “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.”
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    Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    "‘This is truly the Prophet, the one who is to come into the world.’" (Jn 6:14)
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    • 10 min
    Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    "His heart was moved with pity for them." (Mk 6:34)
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    Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    "So they went off and preached repentance." (Mk 6:12)
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