Creo en Dios! Podcasts
Podcasts for spirtitual reflection
This is a recording of the talk I gave during the final session of the Advent Retreat in Daily Living I gave at UST Law School this Advent.  It focuses on the gift of hope that we as Christians are called to bring to a troubled world. The podcast runs for 20:50.
Direct download: UST-ARDL4.mp3
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This is a recording of the talk I gave during the third session of the Advent Retreat in Daily Living I'm giving at UST Law School this Advent.  It focuses on our response to God's invitation to transformation - of ourselves and of the world. The podcast runs for 20:37.
Direct download: UST-ARDL3.mp3
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This is a recording of the talk I gave during the second gathering of the four week Advent Retreat in Daily Living I'm giving at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.  Our theme for this week is God's Invitation and my talk focused on the invitations contained in our Advent scriptures.  The podcast runs for 23:12. 

Direct download: UST-ARDL2-09.mp3
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This podcast is the fourth in a series based on the 8-day guided retreat I gave this past summer at St. Ignatius Retreat House on the theme, <em>The Gift of an Awakened Heart</em>.  It seeks to help us get in touch with our call to gift the world with our awakened hearts, to know that we are each individually called by God to go out into the world.  The vehicle I use for doing that in this podcast is our baptism vows.  Reflecting on the radical nature of the three promises first made on our behalf at our Baptism, and remade by us each time we recite the Creed, helps us get in touch wil our call to gift the world with our love.  The length of this podcast is 19:11.

Direct download: Baptism_Vows.mp3
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This is a recording of the talk I gave during the first meting of the UST 2009 Advent Retreat in Daily Living.  The talk focused on Advent as a time of longing, our longing for God. The invitation during this first week is for the participants to get in touch with their own longing for God, focusing on what they need for God.  The rubric I invited them to use for doing that is the "O" Antiphones, the seven antiphons that are chanted or recited during the octave before Christmas.  I talked about both the structural pattern and the content of the antiphons.  The podcast runs for 23:49. 

Direct download: UST-ARDL-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:05pm EDT

This is a recording of a talk I gave during a mid-day reflection at the University of St. Thomas School of Law on the four cardinal virtues.  I address each of the four virtues - temperence, fortitude, justice and prudence and talk about what they mean in our lives.  The podcast runs for 24:24.
Direct download: Vitues.mp3
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This podcast is a recording of the talk I gave at St. Hubert's as part of the Fall Prayer Series I'm offering this fall at UST and at St. Hubert's.  In the talk I speak of one of Thomas Merton's foundational religious experiences and also a little about one of the great mystical writers of the 14th century, Julian of Norwich.  The podcast runs for 27:14.
Direct download: FPS_-_Mystics.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:53pm EDT

This podcast is a recording of a talk I gave at the University of St. Thomas School of Law on the subject, Sprituality Across Faith Traditions.  The talk identifies three dynamics that find expression in all major world religions.  (The podcast runs for 32:45.)
Direct download: Spir_Acr_Faith_Trad.mp3
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This podcast is the third in a series drawn from an 8-day guided retreat I gave at St. Ignatius Retreat House this summer on the theme of The Gift of an Awakened Heart.  It addresses our need to get in touch with those wounded areas of ourselves that prevent us from opening ourselves fully to God's love.  The length of the podcast is 14:59.
Direct download: Beginning_to_Heal_Our_Woundedness.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:05pm EDT

This is a recording of a talk I gave at the University of St. Thoams at the fifth session there of a Fall Prayer Series I'm offering both at UST and at St. Hubert's this fall.  During this talk, I explain what focusing prayer and what are its underpinnings. I then lead the participantes in a guided meditation of this form of prayer.  The podcast runs for 27:01; the guided meditation begins at about 11:45.
Direct download: FPS_-_Focusing_Prayer.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:12pm EDT