Dr. Tom Curran begins the program with a message from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on Ash Wednesday, 21 February 2007. (Vatican.va) Tom explores what happens right before and after Jesus’ time in the desert.
Dr. Tom Curran recaps Super Bowl LI, as an analogy for our life of faith: “It’s not important how you start, it’s most important how you finish.” Tom talks about losing power and shares insights on humility, humiliation, and poverty.
Dr. Tom Curran is joined by Fr. Kurt Nagel and Pam Gunderson to reflect on quotes from the Desert Fathers, to honor tomorrow’s Feast Day of St. Anthony the Abbot. Listeners are encouraged to join Fr. Nagel, Pam and Tom at the March for Life in Olympia, Washington, on January 23rd.
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!