Spiritual Fortitude

Spiritual Fortitude

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Inspiration and Strength Through Christ.


The Healing Power of Humor - Fr. Lou Cerulli
May 26 • 49 min
Humor opens your heart for the Lord to heal you. In this offbeat episode, Fr. Lou Cerulli simply spends his time trying to make you laugh.You can find more talks by Fr. Lou Cerulli and others at SCRC’s Online Store at SCRC.org/OnlineStore .
Become with His Grace a Carrier of Hope - Sr. Antonia Brenner
May 24 • 50 min
Everyone of us is a carrier of hope, and hope can be God’s grace to convert a soul. In this episode, Sr. Antonia Brenner tells stories of hope she encountered during her years spending times among the most violent criminals in a Mexican prison.You can…
Fruits of the Holy Spirit: Armor Against Evil - Fr. Bob Garon
May 22 • 50 min
How do we fight the evil that tries to enter our life? In this episode, Fr. Bob Garon addresses the ways that God has given us for protection “under the shadows of His wings”, through the fruits of the Holy Spirit.You can find more talks by Fr. Bob Garon…
The Dynamic Power of Gratitude - Fr. Bill Adams
May 20 • 58 min
Both the Scriptures and modern psychology proclaim the power of gratitude to lift up and set free. In this episode, Fr. Bill Adams, CSsR reflects on both Scripture and science to open us up to this dynamic power.You can find more talks by Fr. Bill Adams,…
Healing Our Inner Weakness - Dr. Elizabeth Kim
May 18 • 40 min
In order to fulfill God’s commandments to love God and love each other, we must be whole and spiritually healthy. In this episode, Dr. Elizabeth Kim explains how identifying and healing our weaknesses can empower us while guiding us thorugh prayers for…
Fasting and Prayer: Doorways to Intimacy with Jesus - Fr. Al Baca
May 16 • 58 min
Fasting and prayer aren’t ends in themselves but rather helpful doorways through which we may pass in our walk toward Jesus and holiness. In this episode, Fr. Al Baca explores all the aspects of how fasting and prayer can help us become more intimate with…
I Will Repay You for the Years Which the Locust Has Eaten - Fr. Patrick Crowley
May 14 • 55 min
This quote from scripture (Joel 2:25) is a promise of healing, forgiveness, and above all, restoration. In this episode Fr. Patrick Crowley, SS.CC. focuses on healing the family tree and explains how God’s restoration can bring healing even to the harms…
I Can Do All Things in Him Who Strengthens Me - Fr. George Montague
May 12 • 54 min
The strength of God allows us to accomplish so much that is beyond our ordinary capability. In this episode, Fr. George Montague, S.M. discusses this strength and avoiding what blocks us from experiencing the full power of God in our lives.Visit…
Christ, Born of Woman - Fr. George Reynolds
May 10 • 43 min
Christ our redeemer is “born of woman” (Galatians 4:4). In this episode, Fr. George Reynolds explores the call of Mary as Mother and the true Eve who gives life and as the true disciple that leads each of us into a full relationship with Jesus as…
Freely You Have Received—Freely Give - Deacon Steve Greco
May 8 • 50 min
God’s will is that you be blessed. In this episode, Deacon Steve Greco walks us through how we might receive God’s blessings in optimal ways and share that blessing with others.Visit SCRC.org/podcast for more episodes or SCRC.org/OnlineStore for more…
Prayer: The Power of Intercession - Deacon Alex Jones
May 6 • 49 min
Prayer is powerful! In this episode, Deacon Alex Jones discusses prayer’s ability to unite us with the Father, and through that union, help us to cope, to grow, and to pray for others. He shares how we can be the most Christ-like when we place the needs…
The Wonders of Divine Mercy - Patricia Treece
May 4 • 57 min
In this episode, Patricia Treece helps explain the vastness of God’s Divine Mercy by telling stories from the lives of saints and ordinary people where Divine Mercy was manifest.Patricia Treece is an author specializing nineteenth- and twentieth-century…
Jesus the Healer - Bro. Pancratius Boudreau
May 2 • 60 min
The healing power of Jesus is real. In this episode, Bro. Pancratius Boudreau, C.Ss.R. shares with us how Jesus as healer is present in our lives and how we can open ourselves up to God’s healing.Visit SCRC.org/podcast for more episodes or…
Taming the Lion Within: 5 Steps From Anger to Peace - Dr. Ronda Chervin
Apr 30 • 52 min
Anger is a suffering for the angry person as well as others. In this episode Dr. Ronda Chervin, PhD walks us through spiritual steps and methods to control and lessen our anger.Visit SCRC.org/podcast for more episodes or SCRC.org/OnlineStore for more…
And I Will Heal Their Land - Fr. Bill Delaney
Apr 28 • 59 min
How is God calling us to minister His light to our nation in this need? In this episode Fr. Bill Delaney S.J. invites us to reflect on our call.Visit SCRC.org/podcast for more episodes or SCRC.org/OnlineStore for more talks by Fr. Bill Delaney, S.J.
The Healing Power of Forgiveness - Fr. Raymond Roh
Apr 25 • 50 min
Forgiveness is a power, and you have that power. In this episode, Fr. Raymond Roh, O.S.B. explains the healing power of forgiveness and guides us through forgiving others, forgiving ourselves, and accepting forgiveness from God.Visit SCRC.org/podcast for…
The Holy Spirit Sets Us Free - Fr. George Montague
Apr 23 • 47 min
In this episode, Fr. George Montague, S.M. explains how Jesus, through his death and resurrection, bought our freedom from death and sin. And it is through the Holy Spirit that we can claim this freedom fully.Fr. George Montague, S.M. is a Marianist…
Hearing the Lord - Fr. Bob Bedard
Apr 21 • 55 min
Our experience should be that hearing from God is normal, and yet a common complaint is that people can’t hear him at all. But God is speaking at all times; all we have to do is tune in to HimIn this episode, Fr. Bob Bedard, discusses how we can open…
Go Out and Find the Meaning of Mercy - Fr. Michael Barry
Apr 19 • 52 min
Jesus spoke of mercy in Matthew 9:1 as the result of an understanding between the Lord and ourselves. Mercy is mostly an anointing of the divine, but it ministers both to the giver and the receiver and leaves us thirsting for more.In this episode, Fr.…
There Are No Accidents—In All Things Trust God- Fr. Benedict Groeschel
Apr 18 • 42 min
Why do terrible things happen despite our prayers? We are called to trust in Jesus and salvation by the Father, yet in the face of tragedy it be difficult. Fr. Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R. takes on this dilemma as it relates to the accident that nearly cost…
Resurrection Style Living - Bob Canton
Apr 16 • 48 min
Christ’s resurrection is the ultimate victory over death, and it is a victory that God hopes to share with all of us. In this episode Bob Canton explains how by living a resurrection-style life, we can share in that victory. If you enjoy this episode,…
My Peace I Give to You - Sr. Briege McKenna
Apr 14 • 47 min
Jesus spoke the words, “my peace I give to you,” offering us a great gift that can only come from Him. Sr. Briege McKenna, O.S.C. discusses what it means to experience Jesus’ peace, even in the midst of great suffering.Sr. Briege McKenna, O.S.C.,…
The Events of Easter Sunday - Fr. Jim Nisbet
Apr 12 • 50 min
In this episode, Fr. Jim Nisbet, a Biblical scholar, weaves together the Gospels surrounding Jesus’ Resurrection in an enlightening and detailed explanation of the events of Easter Sunday. If you enjoy this episode, please consider visiting…
A Journey With the Cross - Jim Murphy
Apr 11 • 59 min
Despite enduring 18 months of discomfort, pain, and hunger while carrying a 6 foot cross 4200 miles across the United States, Jim Murphy came to see and understand the cross as a symbol of victory — despite its weight and burden.In this episode, Jim…
Calvary’s Crosswalk-Way to Grow - Fr. John Hampsch
Apr 10 • 53 min
Anyone who who has suffered seeks a solution to pain and misery and may wonder at God’s role in suffering. But Jesus at Calvary is an example of one who accepted even the tortuous death of the cross with an understanding that the Father’s will would work…
The Cultural Significance of the Eucharist - Fr. Stan Fortuna
Apr 9 • 62 min
According to St. Pope John Paul II, “culture” is everything that molds a person and his community. In this episode, Fr. Stan Fortuna, C.F.R. discusses the great transformative power of the Holy Eucharist and how to allow the Eucharist into our lives and…
The Seven Sorrows of Mary - Kay Murdy
Apr 8 • 49 min
The Devotion of the Seven Sorrows promotes union with the sufferings of Christ through the sufferings that his mother endured throughout her life. Kay Murdy explains that by meditating on the Seven Sorrows, we find healing for our own wounds and…
Safe and Secure - Fr. Bill Adams
Apr 7 • 57 min
“What we FEAR is HERE”, we are told. But there is no fear when we put on St. Paul’s Armor of God. Fr. Bill Adams, CSsR explores what this means for our daily lives.You can find more talks by Fr. Bill Adams, CSsR and others at SCRC’s Online Store at…
Accessing God’s Irrevocable Gift of Peace Today - Ursula “Babsie” Bleasdell
Apr 6 • 59 min
To be in the presence of God is to be in the presence of Peace. In this episode, Ursula “Babsie” Bleasdell explores what it means to us as Christians that Jesus left with us the gift of Peace and what we are to do with it.Babsie Bleasdell was a world…
From Bitterness to Joy: How Forgiveness Heals - Fr. Robert DeGrandis
Apr 5 • 54 min
In this episode, Fr. Robert DeGrandis SSJ discusses how the forgiveness and love we are called to share as Christian heals afflictions of all kinds.If you enjoy this episode, please consider visiting SCRC.org/OnlineStore for more talks from Fr. DeGrandis…
Lord, Give Me Strength - Sr. Regina Marie Gorman
Apr 4 • 61 min
The heartfelt prayer, “Lord, give me strength,” is repeated daily in a myriad of languages throughout the world by people of every nationality and culture. In this talk, Sr. Regina Marie Gorman, O.C.D. inspires us to turn Our Blessed Mother with…
From Despair to Hope - Bishop Alex Aclan
Apr 3 • 45 min
In this episode, Bishop Alex Aclan explains how hope flourishes in this midst of unplanned changes to our lives. Often at moments not of our choosing, even personal breaking points, God brings about his most potent blessings.Bishop Alex Aclan is currently…
Friend, Come Up Higher - Patti Mansfield
Apr 2 • 53 min
When suffering comes into your life in one of its many forms, what do you do?In this episode, Patti Mansfield helps you to learn how to unite yourself to Jesus, your best friend, and to “come up higher” in His grace and in holiness. “These are the trials…
The Gospel Call to Conversion - Fr. Benedict Groeschel
Apr 1 • 58 min
In this episode, Fr. Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R. explains how the call to conversion is an ongoing process throughout our lives. He explores the many distractions and obstacles we often encounter that can hinder our growth in the faith.Fr. Groeschel was a…
Prayer: Fellowship with God - Charles Whitehead
Mar 30 • 63 min
In this episode, Charles Whitehead discuses prayer — the most talked about and least practiced part of our spiritual life. But prayer is not his idea—it is God’s. Prayer touches God in a way nothing else does, so how can we improve our prayer life? (Jer.…
I Will Hope In Him - Barbara Shlemon
Mar 28 • 56 min
“I Will Hope In Him” By Barbara Shlemon.In this episode, Barbara discusses the value and power of faith and hope in God in the face of adversity.Barbara Shlemon was an author, evangelist, and one the founding members of the Association of Christian…
Why the Cross? - Dominic Berardino
Mar 26 • 56 min
“Why the Cross?” By Dominic Berardino. In this episode, Dominic Berardino, president of SCRC, explores the purpose and value of the suffering of Jesus’ cross in our lives. You can find more talks by Dominic Berardino and others at SCRC’s Online Store at…
Be Not Afraid - Sr. Antonia Brenner
Mar 25 • 60 min
In this episode, Sr. Antonia Brenner, who ministered to and cared for inmates at a maximum security prison in Mexico, discusses how living a life through God is a life free of fear and full of peace and forgiveness.You can find more talks by Sr. Antonia…
Finding Inner Peace in a World Going to Pieces - Fr. John Hampsch
Mar 24 • 55 min
In this episode, Fr. John Hampsch, C.M.F discusses how to deal with the problems we all face, both external and internal, and how the love of God can help us all through the anxiety and trouble that we face.Fr. Hampsch is the founder of Claretian Teaching…