Dr. Tom Curran shares a story from St. Patrick ’s Day and continues to explore the topics of asceticism and mortification. Tom reads quotes from St. Augustine, Hans Urs von Balthasar and Fullness of Life: Historical Foundations for a New Asceticism by Margaret Miles.
Dr. Tom Curran continues to explore the theology of Lent by reading insights from St. Pope Paul VI on asceticism and mortification written in the Apostolic Constitution Paenitemini. Tom prays a Thomistic Litany of Humility by Br. Joseph Martin Hagan, O.P. and references a quote from Hans Urs von Balthasar about the importance to “dredge out the soul.”
Dr. Tom Currran encourages men to seek and develop a relationship with The Father and talks about approaching God in prayer as a little child. He shares insights on approaching all three persons of the Holy Trinity in prayer and talks about the concepts of gratitude, asceticism and hilarity.
Dr. Tom Curran begins the program joined by a special guest and talks about the Christian concept ‘you’re always on.’ Tom reflects on the virtue of magnanimity and continues to explore the practices of mortification and asceticism during Lent.