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A Byzantine Catholic Podcast about Mystery WhatGodIsNotPodcast@gmail.com

What God is Not Father Michael O'Loughlin and Mother Natalia

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 265 Ratings

A Byzantine Catholic Podcast about Mystery WhatGodIsNotPodcast@gmail.com

    Word(s) from a Poustinik: Awareness of Self and Humanity

    Word(s) from a Poustinik: Awareness of Self and Humanity

    We're doing back to back episodes where Mother Natalia reflects on words she received while she led a poustinia with Wyoming Catholic. On this episode she talks about having an awareness of self.
     
    References:
    Word from a Poustinik: Motherhood
    Poustinia by Catherine Doherty

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    • 53 min
    Word from a Poustinik: Motherhood

    Word from a Poustinik: Motherhood

    We're doing back to back episodes where Mother Natalia reflects on words she received while she led a poustinia with Wyoming Catholic. This episode she talks about motherhood, the graces she receives from giving spiritual direction, and how God can work through any circumstance to reach us where we're at.

    References:
    Poustinia by Catherine Doherty
    Madonna House
    Catechumen Catherine

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    100

    100

    We're so excited to celebrate episode 100. We had a live recording where were joined by some listeners for vespers, dinner, and the recording. In this episode you get a bit of a behind the scenes look at "how the sausage is made" and then we dive into listener questions. Thank you so much for your support. We really appreciate it!



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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Letter to Diognetus

    Letter to Diognetus

    This week Fr. Michael uses the Letter to Diognetus (chapters 5 and 6) as a jumping off point for our episode this week, inspired by  Deacon Michael Hyatt's episode on this same topic. Fr. Michael talks about the paradox of being in the world but not of it.

    References:
    40 Days with the Church Fathers
    Christ the Bridegroom Monastery's Typikon
    St Mary of Jesus Crucified - she was canonized a saint May 17, 2015
    Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton
    Poustinia by Catherine Doherty
    Mother Natalia and Father Michael's presentation on God with Us Online

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    What Suffering is Not with Mother Iliana

    What Suffering is Not with Mother Iliana

    This week we continue our "Meet the Nun" series with Mother Iliana! Mother Iliana talks about suffering and sickness, and how we encounter God in our suffering. She also talks about visiting the sick and how allowing others to visit you when you're sick helps them fulfill Jesus' command to visit the sick.

    Mother Iliana wrote a blog post about her reactions to the war in Ukraine and recognizing that Jesus is with her and the people in Ukraine. It's a worthwhile read and a good bookend to what you'll listen to in today's episode.

    References:
    Matt 25: 31-46
    Romans 8:28
    Mother Teresa - movie shot by Sir Richard Attenborough on Mother Teresa
    The Hiding Place by Corri ten Boom
    Always Good by Andrew Peterson

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Gratitude and the Hand of God

    Gratitude and the Hand of God

    This week Fr. Michael uses Isaiah 10:15 as a jumping off point to talk about recognizing God's hand at work in everything, even in the things that we're good at. Many times we're aware of the work God is doing in our life in relation to "bad things" or things we're working on, but we may not always be aware of the work God is doing in our life for things that come naturally to us.

    References:
    Isaiah 10:15
    For the Life of the World by Alexander Schmemann

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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
265 Ratings

265 Ratings

tarynrebecca ,

just the best

I only have good things to say about this podcast! They treat complex topics with thoughtfulness, nuance, and a genuine love. It is a deeply human, personal look at the realities of the Christian life.

spindernh ,

What God is Not

Love this podcast. Thought provoking. Nice to get a Byzantine perspective and Fr. Michael and Mother Natalia are knowledgeable, thoughtful and fun to listen to.

natalie bisjay ,

love these two people!!

Love this podcast!!! from an Orthodox <3

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