Category Archives: Lent and Easter

#226 – Where Peace Reigns

Maria Gaetana Agnesi was one of the brightest mathematicians of the 18th century who just as she had been given a position at the Bologna Academy of Sciences gave it all up to serve the poor. Also in this episode a few words on Kyriopascha and Palmbuschen.

Links:
Massimo Mazzotti has written a recent book on Maria Agnesi called “The World of Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Mathematician of God”
Here’s a good website with information about Maria Agnesi
Here’s a good website explaining “The Witch of Agnesi”

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#225 – Dominica de Rosa

Laetare Sunday, also known as Dominica de Rosa, is probably best known for the rose – yes, rose – vestments the priest wears. This week, we take a look at how this tradition began and what it means for the spirituality of Lent.

Links:
Other examples of the Golden Rose

Photo from L’Osservatore Romano

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#224 – Ember Days

From the earliest days of the Christian Church, periods have been set aside for a “joyful fast” in remembrance of the gifts of God. Not only would these days increase Christian devotion through prayer and fasting, they would also have a significant influence on Japanese cuisine.

Ember Days for 2010:
February 24, 26, and 27 (the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after the First Sunday in Lent)
May 26, 28, and 29 (the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after the Feast of Pentecost)
September 15, 17, and 18 (the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after Holy Cross Day)
December 15, 17, and 18 (the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after December 13)

Links:
Ember Days article at fisheaters
Ember Days article at Family in Feast and Feria
Ember Days article at Rorate Caeli
Readings and Prayers for the Ember Days

Last year’s talk by Sr. Gaudia about the Divine Mercy

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#191 – The Mercy of God

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This week’s episode is a special lecture from Sr. Gaudia from the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Poland speaking about Sr. Faustina and the spirituality of Divine Mercy. Also, listener e-mail with some more questions about Orthodoxy and the Eastern Churches.

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podcasticon# 191 – The Mercy of God

The Life of Saint Mary of Egypt

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A special episode dedicated to the life of the patron saint of penitents and a saint very popular in both the Eastern and Western Churches. Her story can inspire all of us to repentance and trust in God’s mercy.

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From Magnatune.com
Kyiv Chamber Choir – One Thousand Years Of Ukrainian Sacred Music
By the Rivers of Babylon

Kyiv Seminary Choir
Traditional worship singing of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra
Lord I cry unto Thee and Now lettest Thou depart

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podcasticonThe Life of Saint Mary of Egypt

#189 – The Penitent Man

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Lent is the season of penance and what better example of penance than that of the Order of Penitents. Find out what it takes to undergo a “second baptism”, plus listener e-mail.

Links:
Confraternity of Penitents
Kyrie Eleison – Kyiv Chamber Choir
One Thousand Years Of Ukrainian Sacred Music from Magnatune.com

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#188 – The Swallow

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The Swallow in Europe has spiritual links both to Jesus Christ and to his Blessed Mother. The Swallow also announces the coming of spring and of our Savior. Plus, the Akathist and animal sounds.

Links:
Paul Camarata’s Saint Cast Episode on The Swallows of Capistrano
Ordinary of the Mass in Eight Languages

Picture – Swallow by Philip Price

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podcasticon#188 – The Swallow

#187 – Sober Joy

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More on the saying of Alleluia during Lent, this time why the Eastern Church says it so often. Information on the devotion to St. Joseph and St. Patrick in the Eastern Church.

Links:
Chimes of the Kiev Pechersk Lavra – Monks and Choirs of Kiev Pechersk Lavra
Wild Rover – Marc Gunn
Pope John Paul II’s letter to artists

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podcasticon#187 – Sober Joy

#186 – The A Word

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The history of “Alleluia” and why we don’t say it during the Lenten season, the Mission of the Eastern Catholic Church and a patron saint for metrologists – not meteorologists.

Links:
Out of Print Catholic Books
Metrology work by Ephiphanius of Salamis
SQPN Fundraising Drive

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podcasticon#186 – The A Word

#166 – Of Pirates and Beer


An early CUTH in honor of International Talk Like A Pirate Day! This week – that most wonderful of beverages – Beer! Learn about the saints who loved beer, why we can drink beer during Lent and the beer prayer!

Links:
The Beer Prayer in Latin and English
Information on International Talk Like A Pirate Day – and Weekend!
Official Song for International Talk Like A Pirate Day by Tom Smith

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podcasticon#166 – Of Pirates and Beer