Dr. Tom Curran explores three enemies of the Benedict Imperative: Wasting, Waffling and Wimpiness. Tom reads The Conditions of Discipleship [Mk 8: 31-38] and shares insights about The Benedict Option by Rod Dreher.
Dr. Tom Curran reflects on the first level of the spiritual life: the purgative stage. Tom reflects on the concept: “small things reveal a lot,” by sharing stories about sloth, attachment and comfort.
Do you inspire others by how you live? Dr. Tom Curran honors the Feast of St. Catherine of Siena by reading quotes from The Dialogue Of Saint Catherine Of Siena: A Conversation With God On Living Your Spiritual Life To The Fullest.
Dr. Tom Curran begins exploring 30 under-acknowledged themes in spirituality. Tom gives context for how he compromised the list of 30 topics and reads a passage from Things Worth Dying For: Thoughts on a Life Worth Living by Charles J. Chaput.
Dr. Tom and Kari Curran discuss practices to grow in faith. Kari reflects on the temptation to ‘belong’ in the digital world and references a new documentary on Sr. Clare Crockett. Tom explores three common responses to prayer: become dull, stop praying, or become the prayer.