Renowned speaker, author, and musician Vinny Flynn makes the angel’s message at the Annunciation come alive with meaning and relevance by delving into Scripture, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and the writings of St. John Paul II. Vinny helps listeners understand the deeper significance of the words of the Hail Mary prayer and the angel’s greeting, offering penetrating insights into the role of our Blessed Mother in God’s plan of salvation.
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¿Damos limosna o traemos una ofrenda? ¿Conoces el impacto de no entenderlo correctamente? El reconocido orador y teólogo mexicano Luis Soto, nos habla del tema de la corresponsabilidad y de nuestro deber de administrar correctamente los dones que Dios nos dio.
Con su forma muy peculiar y directa, a la que ya nos tiene acostumbrados, nos invita a reflexionar sobre la importancia de este tema para el futuro de nuestra Iglesia y de nuestra comunidad hispana.
Do we give alms or bring an offering? Do you know the impact of not understanding it correctly? The renowned Mexican orator and theologian, Luis Soto, speaks to us about the subject of stewardship and our duty to properly administer the gifts that God gives to us. With his peculiar and direct form, to which we are already accustomed, Luis invites us to reflect on the importance of this topic for the future of our Church and our Hispanic community.
Born a slave in Missouri, Fr. Augustine Tolton became the first African-American priest in the U.S., where he was much loved by the people and showed great priestly zeal. This story of Fr. Tolton’s courage in the face of incredible prejudice within the Church and society will be a source of strength and hope for modern Christians who face persecution for their faith. Also included is an interview with Bishop Joseph Perry, in which he outlines the ongoing cause for the canonization of Fr. Tolton.
Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe es venerada con gran devoción en el Continente Americano. En esta plática, el orador y catequista Luis Soto (nacido y criado en México) nos ayuda a profundizar en esta gran historia y a entender por qué es llamada “Emperatriz de América” ó “Reina del Continente Americano” por millones de personas incluyendo el Papa San Juan Pablo II. Es a ella a quien recurren millones de personas pidiendo por su intercesión, recordando esta bellísima frase que le dijo al indígena de nombre Juan Diego: “No se entristezca tu corazón….¿Acaso no estoy yo aquí que soy tu madre?
Sister Raffaella Cavallin, a consecrated lay-person with the Apostles of the Interior Life, shares her inspiring spiritual journey. At the height of her professional soccer career, while attending a parish mission, she discovered that the ultimate goal in life is to become a saint. Sister Raffaella’s story illustrates how holiness and happiness go hand in hand, and that through prayer, the Sacraments, and spiritual direction, we can live a Christ centered life and become the person God wants us to be.
Marcela García López, nos presenta la tradición del Quinceaños, su origen, significado e importancia que tiene en nuestros días. Una bella tradición que ha estado en nuestra cultura por más de 500 años y se sigue manteniendo, pero que necesitamos transmitir a las generaciones futuras el verdadero significado de la celebración.
Esta plática además nos brinda una oportunidad para renovar nuestros esfuerzos hacia la santidad, ante el reto de vivir fiel a nuestra identidad verdadera.
Marcela García López, presents to us the tradition of the Quinceaños, its origin, meaning and the relevance it has in our day and time. This beautiful custom has been a part of our culture for over 500 years and continues today, so we must transmit the true significance of this celebration to our future generations.
This talk also offers us an opportunity to renew our efforts towards holiness, by the challenge of living faithfully our true identity.
Masculinity. In recent years, the use of this word has become controversial, and discussion about it unwelcome or silenced. Is all masculinity “toxic”? Dr. Tim Gray strongly asserts that while fallen masculinity does exist, authentic, God-given masculinity is a great virtue that is desperately needed in our world. Drawing on personal and cultural examples, Tim challenges men to face their fears about failing or "striking out," and encourages them to become the men they desire to be—loyal, dependable, and beloved friends, spouses, and fathers—in the image of Jesus Christ, the Perfect Man.
Narrated by Christopher O. Blum
In 1978, Pope John Paul II became one of the youngest popes ever elected. At the time of his death in 2005, he was also one of the longest serving popes, having lived into his early 80s. From his own experience of growing old, and only five and a half years before his death, John Paul wrote and shared this moving letter, addressed “To my elderly brothers and sisters.” His letter shares and cherishes the experiences, beauty, agony, and dignity of growing old and drawing closer to God. “The years pass quickly,” he writes, “and the gift of life, for all the effort and pain it involves, is too beautiful and precious for us to ever grow tired of it.”
Matthew Arnold recounts the life story of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, a twentieth century saint and mystic who is known around the world as Padre Pio.
This presentation includes fascinating details about St. Pio’s ministry of hearing confessions, his ability to read souls, the multitude of miracles attributed to his intercession, and how he bore the stigmata, that is, the wounds of Christ. All are wise to learn from the advice of this holy man to “pray, hope, and don’t worry.”