Dr. Tom Curran is joined by Fr. Kurt Nagel, Fr. Jim Northrop and Pam Gunderson to celebrate the Feast of St. Teresa of Avila by reflecting on her life and quotes from her writings.
Dr. Tom Curran shares complementary insights from two diocesan priests who have profoundly impacted his life, Fr. Marc Montminy and Fr. Mark Noonan: 1.) praise and silence, 2.) solidarity and solitude, 3.) action and contemplation, 4.) leading and being led, 5.) vision and tradition, 6.) purpose and identity, 7.) healing and learning to live well with one’s brokenness, 8.) gifts and gift, 9.) multiplicity and simplicity, 10.) Mary/Joseph and Bonaventure/St. JPII.
Dr. Tom Curran continues to explore the gift of silence, highlighting the insight that “one doesn’t master silence, one is mastered by silence.” Tom talks about the benefits to fostering stillness and silence: contemplating form, distinguishing between one and many, finding silence amidst noise, discerning the sign of the times, and communicating through being.
Do you struggle to find silence in today’s noisy, busy world? Dr. Tom Curran shares several insights and stories about the gift of silence. Tom references the lack of ‘dialogue and solidarity’ in the digital world and explores the connection between silence and communication.
“To make an end is to make a beginning” –T.S. Eliot: Dr. Tom Curran honors Poet T.S. Eliot by sharing quotes on a new beginning, home, exploration, contemplation, entertainment and human life. Tom shares his list of ‘2016 favorites’ (movies, books, media, etc.) and anticipates what’s to come in 2017!