Dr. Tom Curran shares stories from the history of the Jewish people and the Desert Fathers. On today’s podcast hear Tom’s reflections on The Abba and the Bowman, Where Rabbi Akiva Saw Joy, The Fish, Who’s the Thief?, The Fishing Net, The Boat, Abba Moses, and The Snake in the Wall.
Dr. Tom Curran explores three scriptures on the foundation of prayer, seven attitudes to take in prayer, seven aids to grow in prayer and seven practices of prayers.
-7 Attitudes to Take in Prayer: Be Humble, Be Open, Be Intentional, Be Hilarious, Be Patient, Be Alert, and Be Grateful
-7 Aids to Grow Prayer Life: Silence, Solitude, Simplicity, Community, Confession, Formation, and Eucharist
– 7 Practices for Fruitful Prayer: Pick a time, Pick a place, Read scripture, Examine your conscience, Pray the rosary, Pray the liturgy of the hours, and Pray always!
Tom reads and reflects on the parable of ten gold coins in today’s Gospel reading from Luke 19. Tom talks about the responsibility of living a ‘ten cities life’ in this graced moment of the Jubilee Year of Mercy and explores the four last things: death, judgement, heaven and hell.
Dr. Tom Curran encourages listeners to not miss the graced moment of the Jubilee Year of Mercy! Tom shares insights from one of the Sisters of the Benedictines of Jesus Crucified and Pope Francis on ‘being known by God.’ To conclude, Tom reflects on the letters to the seven churches in Revelation, Chapter 2.
Dr. Tom Curran is joined by Fr. Kurt Nagel and Pam Gunderson to discuss the Sacred Heart Book Club Selection for the month of November, Seven Revolutions: How Christianity Changed the World and Can Change It Again by Mike Aquilina and James L. Papandrea.