The Morning Walk

The Morning Walk

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Podcast by mknightretke
15: A Sign and More than a Sign
Dec 2, 2018 • 47 min
2 December 2018 | First Sunday of Advent | Menlo Park, Calif. And so we come around again to the beginning of another liturgical year. The season of Advent is a graced time to reflect on the awesomeness of God’s providence, His will which orders all of…
14: Our Hungry Hearts
Nov 25, 2018 • 30 min
25 November 2018 | Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe | Palo Alto, Calif. Hunger is something you can’t help but experience: not just occasionally, but over and over again, like an alert on your phone you can snooze, but never dismiss. No matter…
13: Theology at Teatime
Nov 19, 2018 • 63 min
18 November 2018 | 6th Resumed Sunday after Epiphany | Menlo Park, Calif. What is the role of women in the Catholic Church? What about the role of the priest? How can we reach young people? How do we proclaim God’s saving truth in a secular culture? And…
12: An Indelible Seal
Nov 11, 2018 • 41 min
11 November 2018 | 5th Resumed Sunday after Epiphany | Menlo Park, Calif. It’s 11 a.m. on 11/11 — traditionally (think medieval tradition) the first day of winter, although you wouldn’t know it on this sunny day in the San Francisco Bay! After a month or…
11: My Vocation is Love
Oct 1, 2018 • 27 min
1 October 2018 | St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face | Menlo Park, Calif. Why am I driving down Highway 101 in the dark at 6:00 in the morning? Because it’s my sister(-saint)’s feast day, and I have to be with the rest of the family for…
10: The Head and the Body
Sep 23, 2018 • 28 min
23 September 2018 | 18th Sunday after Pentecost | Menlo Park, Calif. One of the hallmarks of the modern world is division. Conservative or liberal? Progressive or traditional? Sadly, some even go so far as to try to divide Christ from the Church—as if the…
9: A Plan of God’s Love
Sep 17, 2018 • 42 min
17 September 2018 | St. Albert of Jerusalem, Bishop, and Lawgiver of Carmel | Menlo Park, Calif. If you want to be a better athlete, you need an exercise plan. If you want to be a better student, you need a plan of study. So what if you want to be a…
8: Every Moment Was Right
Sep 10, 2018 • 34 min
10 September 2018 | Monday in the 16th Week after Pentecost | Menlo Park, Calif. Long journeys make great analogies for the spiritual life. What are we supposed to do with hardships, detours, and delays along the road? When you have no money to pay the…
7: The Poorest of the Poor
Sep 2, 2018 • 32 min
2 September 2018 | 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time | Menlo Park, Calif. Let’s take a walk on the Eastern side of the Church (or at least of Menlo Park!) This morning, as I make my way across town to a Byzantine Catholic Divine Liturgy—more on that later—I…
6: Our Mother
Aug 26, 2018 • 32 min
26 August 2018 | External Solemnity of the Immaculate Heart of Mary | San Jose, Calif. We’re all aware of the scandals coming to light in the Church even as we speak. In this episode, I want to share my response to those scandals as a seminarian and son…
5: Love and Providence
Aug 21, 2018 • 58 min
21 August 2018 | St. Pius X | Menlo Park, Calif. The show resumes after a long break and many changes. Featured in this episode: “What I Did With My Summer Vacation,” what I’m doing now that I’m back in school, and reflections on everything from sacred…
4: Discernment and Desire, Part Two
Mar 6, 2018 • 52 min
6 March 2018 - Tuesday in the Third Week of Lent - Mt. Angel, Ore. - Part 2 Continuing where Part 1 ended, I discuss my early discernment with the Dominicans, my time as a postulant and novitiate in Carmel, and how God ultimately led me back to the…
4: Discernment and Desire, Part One
Mar 6, 2018 • 29 min
6 March 2018 | Tuesday in the Third Week of Lent | Mt. Angel, Ore. After a long break (hey, I’ve been working hard — no time to walk and talk!), the podcast resumes with some thoughts on discernment and desire, as well as discussion of my philosophy…
3: Prayer, Fasting, & Almsgiving
Feb 15, 2018 • 26 min
15 February 2018 | Thursday after Ash Wednesday | Mount Angel, Ore. “The time of penance has come, the time to atone for our sins and to seek our salvation!” Lent has begun, just as the days are beginning to get lighter, the cherry trees are starting to…
2: The Fruit You’re Eating
Jan 30, 2018 • 32 min
30 January 2018 | Tuesday in the Fourth Week after Epiphany | Mount Angel, Ore. On this rare sunny morning under a cloudless blue sky, let’s talk about life on other worlds. C.S. Lewis’ Space trilogy can teach us something very important about our own…
1: The Inaugural Episode
Jan 24, 2018 • 36 min
24 January 2018 | St. Francis de Sales | Mount Angel, Ore. This semester, I’m blessed not to have any classes at 9:00 any day of the week, so I’m going for a daily run or walk—come hell or high water or fierce Oregon rains! I’ve also decided to start a…