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A Byzantine Catholic Podcast about Divine Mystery WhatGodIsNotPodcast@gmail.com

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

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 428 Ratings

A Byzantine Catholic Podcast about Divine Mystery WhatGodIsNotPodcast@gmail.com

    Word from a Poustinik: Rest

    Word from a Poustinik: Rest

    This week Mother Natalia talks about her recent poustinia, where she reflected on rest. Mother Natalia talks about taking to-do lists to pray while also trying to remember that prayer is relational and not something to fulfill check-boxes.Follow and Contact Us!Follow us on Instagram and FacebookWe're on YouTube!Join our Goodreads GroupFr. Michael's TwitterChrist the Bridegroom MonasteryOur WebsiteOur NonprofitSend us a Text Message.Support the Show.

    • 58 min
    Knights of Poustinia with Br. Simeon Miriam

    Knights of Poustinia with Br. Simeon Miriam

    This week we’re joined by special guest Brother Simeon Miriam from the CFRs. Brother Simeon was imminently about to start an 8-day poustinia, so in this episode we talk a bit about poustinia, the nights of poustinia he helped start in NYC, a bit about how he became Roman Catholic, and the love of breathing with both lungs.References:The Way of a PilgrimThe PhilokaliaFranciscan Friars of the RenewalFollow and Contact Us!Follow us on Instagram and FacebookWe're on YouTube!Join our Goodreads Gro...

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Word from a Poustinik: Imperfection

    Word from a Poustinik: Imperfection

    This week Mother Natalia talks about imperfection and recognizing that we will always be imperfect, following a retreat she gave at Wyoming Catholic College. She and Fr. Michael talk about the externals of our prayer practice, both personal prayer and prayer during Diving Liturgy or Mass. They talk about how our relationship with Christ should grow and develop over time.References:From Christendom to Apostolic Mission by University of MaryScrupulosity and the SacramentsThe Reed of God by Cary...

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Despair Not

    Despair Not

    This week Mother Natalia talks about attacks of the devil that lead to despair. She vulnerably shares some personal examples, and talks about people in her life who encouraged her during these moments of despair. Mother Natalia shares some writings from St. John Chrysostom related to despair as a way to encourage and strengthen us.Want to be a backstage listener? Become a patron on Patreon!References:On Repentance and Defeating Despair: Letters to Theodore by St. John ChrysostomFollow and Con...

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Becoming an Altar

    Becoming an Altar

    This week Fr. Michael reflects on the names of Adam and Noah, how they're linked, and how they reflect the new Adam. Fr. Michael talks about becoming an altar and how we can live that out in our day-to-day lives.Want to be a backstage listener? Become a patron on Patreon!References:The Beginning of Desire: Reflections on Genesis by Avivah Gottlieb ZornbergFollow and Contact Us!Follow us on Instagram and FacebookWe're on YouTube!Join our Goodreads GroupFr. Michael's TwitterChrist the Bri...

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Weak Forever

    Weak Forever

    This week Mother Natalia comes to us with some hot takes fresh off her poustinia. She talks about fear, love, vulnerability, and weakness. She talks about each of those in our relationship with God as well as our relationship with others. This episode is deep!Follow and Contact Us!Follow us on Instagram and FacebookWe're on YouTube!Join our Goodreads GroupFr. Michael's TwitterChrist the Bridegroom MonasteryOur WebsiteOur NonprofitSend us a Text Message.Support the Show.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
428 Ratings

428 Ratings

PeteRER ,

Reverent and joyful discussions

This podcast is an oasis of reverence and joy. Mother Natalia and Father Michael focus their discussions on their love for Christ and his Church.

Erifneerg ,

A wonderful eastern catholic podcast

As a Ukrainian Catholic currently attending a west seminary(as per my archbishop), this podcast has been a great resource!

Schneidkay ,

Beautiful & inspiring

I love listening to this podcast. Father Michael and Mother Natalia are such beautiful people. I’ve learned so much about the Eastern traditions of the church through these episodes, and they’ve inspired my own spiritual journey & growth. Also, I agree that the banter is fun because it shows their personalities and makes them so relatable.

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