Creo en Dios! Podcasts
Podcasts for spirtitual reflection
This is a recording of a talk I gave during the final session of an Advent Retreat in Daily Living I offered at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.  My final talk had the goal of helping us to focus on what gift we will offer the Christ child as we kneel before the creche on Christmas morning.  To do that, I used the Van Dyke story, The Story of the Other Wise Man.  The presentation is part summary, part reading of a story that I re-read each Christmas.
Direct download: The_Other_Wise_Man.mp3
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This is a recording of a talk I gave during the third session of an Advent Retreat in Daily Living, which I am currently offering at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.  During this talk I talk about preparing a dwelling for the Lord, which requires that we first get in touch with the fact that God already dwells within us.
Direct download: DW_A0015.mp3
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This podcast is drawn from a reflection on John the Baptist that I gave at an Advent communion service for the elderly and homebound using the Gospel for the Second Sunday of Advent.  The talk focuses first on what is special about John and then on his message, which is as applicable to us as we prepare for Christ's coming today as it was for the people John spoke to before the birth of Christ.  The length of the podcast is 10:24.
Direct download: John_the_Baptist.mp3
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This is a recording of a talk I gave during the second session of an Advent Retreat in Daily Living, which I am currently offering at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.  During this talk I focus on the geneology of Jesus Christ that begins St. Matthew's Gospel, which is part of this week's prayer material.
Direct download: Advent_RDL_-_2.mp3
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This is a recording of a talk I gave during the first session of an Advent Retreat in Daily Living, which I am currently offering at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.  During this talk I introduce the retreat, explaining how a retreat in daily living operates, and talk about the prophets of Advent, focusing on Isaiah.
Direct download: Advent_Retreat_in_Daily_Living_FINAL.mp3
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This podcast is the third in the series, Reclaiming Who I Am, drawn from a women's retreat I gave at St. Ignatius Retreat House from Feb. 28-March 2, 2008.  It addresses first the giftedness of women and second the unique giftedness of each of us.  (The podcast runs for 17:23.)
Direct download: Uniquely_Gifted_by_God.mp3
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This podcast, titled Mary, Mother of God, is the third in a planned series of six podcasts drawn from an 8-day guided retreat I gave in June 2007, on the theme of Embracing Mary. It uses Luke's account of the Visitation as an entre into a consideration of what calling Mary the Mother of God says about Jesusa and about Mary. (The podcast runs for 17:58.)

Direct download: Mary_Mother_of_God.mp3
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This is a recording of a short talk I gave on Catherine of Siena at the final gathering of participants in the Fall Retreat in Daily Living I just finished presenting at the University of St. Thomas School of Law on the theme of Praying With the Mystics.  The podcast runs for 16:15.
Direct download: Catherine_of_Siena.mp3
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This podcast is the third in the series, Reclaiming Who I Am, drawn from a retreat I gave at St. Ignatius Retreat House from Feb. 28-March 2, 2008.
Direct download: Who_I_Am_Beloved_of_God.mp3
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This is a recording of the introductory talk I gave on John of the Cross today at the gathering of participants in the Fall Retreat in Daily Living I'm currently giving at the University of St. Thomas School of Law on the theme of Praying With the Mystics.  The podcast runs for 12:40.
Direct download: John_of_the_Cross.mp3
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