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 shares insights from a recent homily he heard about four realities of fulfilling a new level of engagement: prayer, mortification, duties of stages in life, and providence. Tom talks about his new moment in parenting, homeschooling, moving, engaging the culture, and more.
Dr. Tom Curran continues to explore the theology of Lent by reading insights from St. Pope Paul VI on asceticism and mortification written in the Apostolic Constitution Paenitemini. Tom prays a Thomistic Litany of Humility by Br. Joseph Martin Hagan, O.P. and references a quote from Hans Urs von Balthasar about the importance to “dredge out the soul.”
Dr. Tom Curran begins the program joined by a special guest and talks about the Christian concept ‘you’re always on.’ Tom reflects on the virtue of magnanimity and continues to explore the practices of mortification and asceticism during Lent.