Category: Podcasts

Be Courageous and Do Something! | Sr. Rene Noel, O.P.

It is very countercultural to be a Sister. So, pray for the gift of courage and then do something! If the Lord is calling you to a certain Community or pulling you in a direction, you know, it’s great to research, it’s great to read books, it’s great to call people, but you have to […]

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“I’m Trying to be God, but I’m Not.”| Sr. Gianna Marie, O.P.

Sr. Gianna Marie, O.P. I didn’t really think about God that much; I went to Mass, I did everything that my parents asked me out of my love for them, but not for the love of Him. I didn’t really see God as a person and definitely didn’t think about His love for me. He […]

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Dr. Karen Villa Part 10 | Resilience and Fortitude

Dr. Karen Villa There are parents who want to protect our children from any kind of discomfort. They never learn to tolerate frustration. And you know, Dan Siegel talks about that. That’s really the goal of resilience is to increase this window to tolerate things like frustration. Sr. John Dominic, O.P. Welcome to Mind & […]

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Prayer Takes a Lot of Work | Sr. Maria Benedicta, O.P.

Sr. Maria Benedicta, O.P. Prayer takes a lot of work and I’ve realized that, more and more, over the years. I always think of St. Paul’s analogy of the spiritual life as a race. He talks about how runners and athletes will train to win a crown of laurel wreaths and how we’re training for […]

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Dr. Karen Villa Part 9: Resilience and Fortitude

Dr. Karen Villa One of our problems is that we’ve been so enamored with innate talent and performance that we have so lost sight that effort and practice is what leads to success, not just innate talent. Sr. John Dominic, O.P. Welcome to Mind & Heart. We continue our discussion with Dr. Karen Villa about […]

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“She was Speaking about Martyrdom” | Sr. Ave Maria, O.P.

Sr. Ave Maria, O.P.: I went to a Franciscan University and it was really there that I saw young people on fire to be Catholic, to live their faith. [It was there] I discovered Eucharistic adoration for the first time. I learned that Faith growing up but it really didn’t go from my head to […]

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Dr. Karen Villa Part 8: Resilience and Fortitude

Dr. Karen Villa Resilience essentially is a child having kind of a sense of resourcefulness that they can enter into the challenges of everyday life of learning, you know, bigger challenges that come along where they feel like they can you know handle that challenge and then they can bounce back from any kind of […]

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Drawing You with Bands of Love | Sr. Magdalena, O.P.

Sr. Magdalena, O.P.: It was very difficult, especially when I got older because I thought, “Well, how do I live my faith on my own? It doesn’t seem like it’s the most popular thing to do.” And so, it kind of gave me a little crisis of faith until I actually went off to college […]

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It All Began with Hot Chocolate | Sr. Simeon Marie, O.P.

Sr. Simeon Marie, O.P.: I always prayed for a religious vocation, but to be honest, I really hoped it wasn’t my vocation because I just love my family and I was like, “I want to have a bunch of kids like my mom.” I remember the one time I vocalized it: I was having an […]

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“Joyful Credible Witnesses of Jesus Christ” | Most Reverend Robert J. Brennan

Most Reverend Robert J. Brennan: That’s why I guess joy is so important to me as a charism of living the Faith because if it’s authentic, if you really enjoy what you’re doing, if that love of God is touching your life, then it is going to show and I could see it, I could […]

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