Is your New Year’s resolution to grow in the virtue of patience? Dr. Tom Curran reads insights from St. Bonaventure on the role of leadership and the virtue of patience, written to superiors of Franciscan Friars. Tom applies Bonaventure’s 3-fold Shield of Patience to parents, business leaders and those with authority over others: 1. Answer everyone modestly, maturely and kindly. 2. Be a peacemaker. 3. Persevere.
What is the central message of Jesus? Dr. Tom Curran begins the program with a prayer for travelers and for those in a fragile state without an advocate. Tom explores the five themes of Jesus’ proclamation (Mark: 1): repentance, belief, the Good News, the Kingdom of God, and “here now!”
Dr. Tom Curran reads today’s Gospel reading on the Baptism of Jesus (MT 3:13-17) and reflects on eleven insights on the Baptism of Jesus identified in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. [CCC:536] In the final segment, Tom shares more book recommendations, highlighting the category of ‘Daily Readers’: The business of Heaven by C.S.Lewis, Co-Workers of the Truth: Meditations for Every Day of the Year by Cardinal Ratzinger, and Benedictus: Day by Day with Pope Benedict XVI by Fr. Peter Cameron, O.P.
Dr. Tom and Kari Curran discuss the impact of reflecting on past goals and setting new goals together as a family to foster a sense of identity. Tom talks about how to set SMART goals and Kari gives ideas for goals to set with kids and goals for the whole family.
Is your New Year’s resolution to pray more? Did you make a goal to renew your spiritual life in 2017? Dr. Tom Curran recommends several of his favorite books on prayer from authors such as: Hans Urs von Balthasar, C.S. Lewis, Fr. Jacques Philippe, Peter Kreeft, and more! Check out the full version of Dr. Tom Curran’s Book Recommendation List