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 passes on an insight given to him: “Be careful to whom you open your mind.” Tom talks about which publishers he trusts when selecting spiritual reading and gives quotes from Hans Urs von Balthasar.
Dr. Tom Curran reads a consoling letter announcing the unexpected, tragic death of a young man. Tom reads passages from scripture, writings from saints and Preparation for Death: Considerations on Eternal Truths by St. Alphonsus Liguori.
Dr. Tom Curran is joined by his daughter, Mary Grace, to discuss the gift and the battle of prayer. Tom and Mary Grace discuss some helpful books on growing in faith and give practical examples of the “good” things that can tempt one away from the best thing.