Category Archives: History

#185 – The Church in India

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Fr. John Kochuchira, TOR shares his reflections on the Catholic Church in India, meeting with Blessed Mother Teresa and becoming a priest. Plus, I share my Lenten reading.

Links:
The Art of Prayer – Collected writings on the Jesus Prayer
Unseen Warfare – Guide to spiritual improvement

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podcasticon#185 – The Church in India

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#183 – Caravaggio and Conversion

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It’s the Year of St. Paul and one of the most famous depictions of his conversion was done by the artist Caravaggio, not only a striking image, but an interesting history. Plus, a bit more on the Eastern Churches and What Is God Doing In My Life Right Now Day.

Links:
The Catholic Foodie

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podcasticon#183 – Caravaggio and Conversion

#181 – Union in Love

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How Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras and Pope Paul VI took important steps toward promoting Church union, visiting Salzburg and Munich and answers to listener questions.

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podcasticon#181 – Union in Love

#180 – Separation and Union

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Archbishop John Ireland and why some call him the founder of the Orthodox Church in America. Plus, the problems of cold churches and an interesting icon exhibit.

Links:
Light of the East – Very interesting podcast by Fr. John Loya of the Eastern Catholic Church
Shepherd of Souls – Another interesting podcast by Fr. Peter Preble of the Orthodox Church
My Austrian and other pictures

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podcasticon#180 – Separation and Union

#179 – The Jesuit Bark

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Hear why some call the Jesuits the first multinational pharmaceutical organization (and what that has to do with their bark) also music appreciation and a visit from the Magi.

Links:
Mongol Beach Party
The Austrian Dreik├Ânig Tradition and the Sternsingen tradition of Epiphany

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podcasticon#179 – The Jesuit Bark

#178 – Rosary Crusade

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Austria was in very bad shape after the end of WWII but a renewed devotion to the Rosary brought hope and freedom. Plus, the celebration of Silvester/Sylvester and some great music.

Links:
Website for Rosary Crusade for World Peace [in German]
Mary in Monmouth – the blog/podcast for information on Catholic history in England
“O Tannenbaum” by Gian Carlo Cervone

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podcasticon#178 – Rosary Crusade

#177 – The Babushka

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Hear a famous story of someone who was too busy during Christmastime and a history of the Catholic Church’s care for unwanted children.

Link:
“Have come the 3 kings to Christ with gifts” by Drevo from magnatune.com

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podcasticon#177 – The Babushka

#176 – Presepio

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The history and devotion of the early Nativity Scene, the story of St. Francis and Greccio, and the Neopolitan Presepio show the great importance of the Christ child in the life of the Church.

Links:
Photo by Howard Hudson

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#175 – The Unconquered Son

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Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus on the 25th of December, is that really when Christ was born or is there a different reason? Plus, Fr. Seraphim tries to sing again.

Links:
Vox clara ecce intonat
Austrian Krampus/Perchten

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#174 – A Spanish Thanksgiving

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Almost 25 years before the Pilgrims arrived in the New World a group of Spanish Catholics and native Seloy people celebrated their own Thanksgiving, but it probably didn’t include turkey…

Links:
SQPN’s Saint’s Page
Recipe for Cocido
Photo of Cocido by Tnarik
Michael Gannon’s work on the history of Florida

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podcasticon#174 – A Spanish Thanksgiving