Testimony of Judy Zelden

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Testimony of Judy Zelden | Judy will share her life-changing experience of receiving the ‘Baptism of the Holy Spirit.’ the tragic death of her father, the conversion of her husband, Michael, and the great privilege of seeing her youngest son enter the seminary | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholic #testimony #CatholicTestimony #FollowtheJoy #TestimonyofJudyZelden #JudyZeldenTestimony of Judy Zelden

Judy will share her life-changing experience of receiving the ‘Baptism of the Holy Spirit.’ the tragic death of her father, the conversion of her husband, Michael, and the great privilege of seeing her youngest son enter the seminary.

Judy Zelden was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. She attended Catholic schools through college and graduated from Loyola University. She married Michael Zelden and they have three grown sons and nine grandchildren. They moved to Baton Rouge, LA., in 1983. After many years of Judy praying for her husbands conversion, Michael entered the Church in 1977 and serves as a Eucharistic Minister and loves to serve at Mass.

In 2015, Judy wrote her first bible study for Magnificat, ‘Women, Called by Name’, and in 2021, she wrote a second bible study ‘Women, Called and Sent’. Both bible studies have received the imprimatur. She is presently working on a bible study on the gospel of Luke.

Judy has been involved in Magnificat since its inception of its 42- year history and is one of the original CST members.

This testimony was given to the Nashville Chapter in February 2024.

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The Sacrament of Holy Orders

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The Sacrament of Holy Orders | Our presenter, James Seghers, explains the priesthood and The Sacrament of Holy Orders in this episode of the Understanding Catholicism Series | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #UnderstandingCatholicism #Episode14 #TheSacramentofHolyOrders #SacramentofHolyOrders #HolyOrdersEpisode 14 – The Sacrament of Holy Orders

Our presenter, James Seghers, explains the priesthood and The Sacrament of Holy Orders in this episode of the Understanding Catholicism Series.

Sacraments of Holy Orders and Holy Matrimony are two sacraments of service ordered to the salvation of others—matrimony to one’s spouse and children with the self-donating love of Jesus. Priests are uniquely conformed to the cross of Christ in order to pour themselves out for the salvation of the heavenly bridegroom’s bride—the church—and they do this in the “person” of Jesus.

St. Paul touches on this transformation, “I bear the marks of Jesus on my body.” (Galatians 6:17). James discusses the unique gift of the Holy Spirit given to priests to function in the person of Jesus. He also discusses the role of the priest in the Old Testament, beginning with Moses.

James mentions that Sacred Scripture teaches us that Jesus is a priest after the order of Melchizedek (in Genesis 14:18–20, Melchizedek brings out bread and wine and then blesses Abram and El Elyon.) Jesus, by a single offering, has perfected for all time those who are sanctified, and the sacrifice of Jesus is made present in the Eucharistic sacrifice of the church—the Mass. James continues to explain the hierarchy of the Holy Orders and how the rites of ordination function.

This is the 14th Episode in the (20 Episode Series) of Understanding Catholicism.

Jimmy Seghers was born in New Orleans. Jimmy has devoted much of his life to the pursuit of learning, teaching, and mentorship. Jimmy has taught Sacred Scripture and Apologetics (that is, the defense of the Catholic faith). Jimmy frequently gives retreats, parish missions, and talks on biblical subjects. He is seen on FOCUS with Lisa Flood discussing biblical and religious topics. His classes are approved by the Archdiocese of New Orleans for certification credits for religion teachers. Each week, Jim is heard on the Radio Maria network. He can also be heard each morning on Catholic Community Radio as he gives the daily Gospel reflection. His essays have been published in This Rock, the Clarion-Herald, and he contributed to a catechetical series published by Ave Maria University Press. His most recent book is The Fullness of Truth: A Handbook for Understanding and Explaining the Catholic Faith Biblically.

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Testimony of Kitty Cleveland

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Testimony of Kitty Cleveland | Kitty Cleveland raise in a devout Catholic family in New Orleans, LA. She was the middle child of six girls. Her father was a lawyer and wished for all his daughters to follow in his footsteps | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholic #testimony #CatholicTestimony #FollowtheJoy #TestimonyofKittyCleveland #KittyClevelandTestimony of Kitty Cleveland

Kitty Cleveland raise in a devout Catholic family in New Orleans, LA. She was the middle child of six girls. Her father was a lawyer and wished for all his daughters to follow in his footsteps. Kitty had a dream of her own, to become a singer on Broadway and see her name in lights. But she chose the path her father had for her and became a lawyer. After three years in her profession, knowing she was unhappy, she left. At the same time, her father was convicted of a felony and sentenced to 10 years in prison. It was devastating for the family because he was innocent. The word the family received from the Lord was that his power was made perfect in weakness and that His grace was sufficient in this time of trial.

In 1998 during Adoration, Kitty clearly heard the Lord tell her to go into Music Ministry. Kitty is a singer and songwriter. She has appeared on television and radio, EWTN and the Johnette Benkovic’s, ‘Women of Grace’ show, she has performed in many concerts and has been a keynote speaker at home and abroad. Kitty is married a to a musician, and they adopted a daughter from China in 2005.

This testimony was given to the Marrero, LA. Chapter in May 2018.

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Anointing of the Sick

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Anointing of the Sick | Our presenter, James Seghers, explains the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick in this episode of the Understanding Catholicism Series | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #UnderstandingCatholicism #Episode13 #AnointingoftheSickEpisode 13 – Anointing of the Sick

In this episode of the Understanding Catholicism Series, our presenter, James Seghers, explains the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.

To receive the church’s Sacrament of Anointing the Sick through the ministry of a priest, there is no need to wait until a person is at the point of death—a severe illness is sufficient. The hope is that the individual will be healed if it is God’s will. Without physical healing, the individual receives the Holy Spirit’s gift of peace and courage.

James continues to delve into how Jesus came to heal both the physical and spiritual. Jesus did not heal all people’s physical ailments, but the miraculous healings performed were to demonstrate the signs of the coming of the Kingdom.

Illnesses and suffering have always been among the most significant problems of human life. James discusses how enduring suffering matures a person by producing endurance, character, and hope and bringing one closer to God and how one can use their suffering as a redemptive suffering, uniting oneself with Jesus’ Passion.

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” (James 1:2-4)

This is the 13th Episode in the (20 Episode Series) of Understanding Catholicism.

Jimmy Seghers was born in New Orleans. Jimmy has devoted much of his life to the pursuit of learning, teaching, and mentorship. Jimmy has taught Sacred Scripture and Apologetics (that is, the defense of the Catholic faith). Jimmy frequently gives retreats, parish missions, and talks on biblical subjects. He is seen on FOCUS with Lisa Flood discussing biblical and religious topics. His classes are approved by the Archdiocese of New Orleans for certification credits for religion teachers. Each week, Jim is heard on the Radio Maria network. He can also be heard each morning on Catholic Community Radio as he gives the daily Gospel reflection. His essays have been published in This Rock, the Clarion-Herald, and he contributed to a catechetical series published by Ave Maria University Press. His most recent book is The Fullness of Truth: A Handbook for Understanding and Explaining the Catholic Faith Biblically.

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Testimony of Julia Monnin

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Testimony of Julia Monnin | Julia Monnin grew up in a good Catholic family in Ohio. She was one of 5 children. Like most kids growing up she was swooped in the ways of the culture and made some bad choices in her high school and college years | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholic #testimony #CatholicTestimony #FollowtheJoy #TestimonyofJuliaMonnin #JuliaMonninTestimony of Julia Monnin

Julia Monnin grew up in a good Catholic family in Ohio. She was one of 5 children. Like most kids growing up she was swooped in the ways of the culture and made some bad choices in her high school and college years. She was ashamed of the sinful nature she had chosen for herself and became aware there was a need to change. Her mother knew something was bothering her and suggested she go to confession. She took her mother’s advice and that was a turning point in her life. She began to pray more and gain a deeper relationship with Christ.

After Julia’s major conversion, she left her job and went into full time ministry. She is an author, speaker, and spiritual companion. She published her first book in in 2017, ‘The World is Noisy, God Whispers,’ Vol.1. She writes a monthly blog and host two monthly podcasts (“The World Is Noisy – God Whispers”® and “The Schoenstatt Way of Life”), co-hosts a weekly podcast with Fr. Sean Wilson (“Darting Through the Faith”), and hosts a semi-monthly radio show on Radio Maria called “Living the Lectionary.”

Julia is the founder and president of the Catholic nonprofit apostolate Journeys Revealed Ministries whose mission is to “Spread the Love of Jesus by Sharing the Stories of Our Souls, One Intimate Moment at a Time.”

This testimony was given to the Pittsburgh Chapter in August 2021.

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The Sacrament of Reconciliation Confession

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The Sacrament of Reconciliation Confession | Our presenter, James Seghers, explains the origins of the Sacrament of Reconciliation Confession in this episode of the Understanding Catholicism Series | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #UnderstandingCatholicism #Episode12 #TheSacramentofReconciliationConfession #ReconciliationConfessionEpisode 12 – The Sacrament of Reconciliation Confession

Our presenter, James Seghers, explains the origins of the Sacrament of Reconciliation Confession in this episode of the Understanding Catholicism Series.

In John 20:21-23, Jesus, having risen from the dead, bestows the miraculous power to forgive sins. “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so, I send you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”

James discusses how the grace of the spirit has been bestowed on priests and how to understand the marvel of this Sacrament, one must comprehend the terrible reality of sin.

Using scripture to demonstrate, James describes how Jesus warns us that sin is inherent in human appetites and how specific human desires go against the will and law of the Father. Jesus also implores humanity to draw closer to the Father to receive grace and mercy in order to strengthen us and fight the pull of earthly appetites.

Additionally, James explores the types of sin, the degrees of their graveness, and how confession was even instituted in the Old Testament as a means of repentance, healing, and forgiveness.

This is the 12th Episode in the (20 Episode Series) of Understanding Catholicism.

Jimmy Seghers was born in New Orleans. Jimmy has devoted much of his life to the pursuit of learning, teaching, and mentorship. Jimmy has taught Sacred Scripture and Apologetics (that is, the defense of the Catholic faith). Jimmy frequently gives retreats, parish missions, and talks on biblical subjects. He is seen on FOCUS with Lisa Flood discussing biblical and religious topics. His classes are approved by the Archdiocese of New Orleans for certification credits for religion teachers. Each week, Jim is heard on the Radio Maria network. He can also be heard each morning on Catholic Community Radio as he gives the daily Gospel reflection. His essays have been published in This Rock, the Clarion-Herald, and he contributed to a catechetical series published by Ave Maria University Press. His most recent book is The Fullness of Truth: A Handbook for Understanding and Explaining the Catholic Faith Biblically.

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Testimony of Mary Lou McCall

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Testimony of Mary Lou McCall | Mary Lou was a ‘military brat.’ Her family moved every three to four years. Her father was in the air force. Her mother was German, and her family spent much of her growing up years visiting her mother’s relatives in Germany | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholic #testimony #CatholicTestimony #FollowtheJoy #TestimonyofMaryLouMcCall #MaryLouMcCallTestimony of Mary Lou McCall

Mary Lou was a ‘military brat.’ Her family moved every three to four years. Her father was in the air force. Her mother was German, and her family spent much of her growing up years visiting her mother’s relatives in Germany. Mary Lou was raised Catholic, and her mother showed by example the reverence for the Church by their many visits to the Cathedrals all over Europe. Mary Lou was a middle child, shy and introverted. She married her college sweetheart, and they had five sons together. She became a television journalist and documentary producer bringing political and spiritual news to the forefront.

As a television reporter, Mary Lou was given an assignment to go to Medjugorje. The experience changed the trajectory of her life. She and her family have experienced intense spiritual warfare. She will explain as she shares a number of her sons’ various addictions.

She became a Drug Addiction Prevention Specialist and spokesperson. In 2020, Mary Lou was commissioned by the Archbishop as an Ecclesial Lay Minister as part of a graduate program at Notre Dame Seminary and she also has a master’s degree in Pastoral Leadership.

This testimony was given to the Marrero, LA, Chapter in June, 2022.

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The Eucharist Part II

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The Eucharist Part II | On the second part of a two-part episode on the Eucharist in the Understanding Catholicism Series, our presenter, James Seghers, delves into the sixth chapter of St. John's Gospel | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #UnderstandingCatholicism #TheEucharistPartII #Episode11Episode 11 – The Eucharist Part II

On the second part of a two-part episode on the Eucharist in the Understanding Catholicism Series, our presenter, James Seghers, delves into the sixth chapter of St. John’s Gospel.

The prologue of St. John’s chapter six recalls two miracles that prepare Jesus’ audience for the following Bread of Life discourse. The first miracle identifies Jesus as the Messianic profit like Moses, which was predicted in Deuteronomy Chapter 18. The second miracle occurred when Jesus walked on the sea to meet up with his disciples. This is an act heralded Jesus as God in his Divinity.

In Chapter 6, Jesus multiplied five barley loaves and two fish, feeding the hungry gathering crow who began to follow up because of the signs Jesus was performing. The next day, the crowd, seeing Jesus and his disciples had left the area, the crowd began to search for Jesus, and when they found him, Jesus responded, “Amen, amen, I say to you, you are looking for me not because you saw signs but because you ate the loaves and were filled. Do not work for food that perishes but for the food that endures for eternal life— which the Son of Man will give you. For on him the Father, God, has set his seal.” (John 6:26)

In his conversation with the crowd, Jesus informs the crowd not to think of the material but the spiritual. The crowd, understanding, always asks what they must do to receive this bread. Jesus responds, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst. (John 6:35). In this statement, Jesus states that he is the life-giving bread that challenges the crowd to change their focus and understanding.

Jesus explains the holy wonder of his body and blood becoming the food for eternal salvation and instructs the crowd to proceed in faith, challenging them with their limited understanding. However, the crowd, still lacking in spiritual awareness, remains resistant and unwilling to accept Jesus’ teaching.

This episode underscores Jesus’ message as the Bread of Life “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. (John 6:54).

This is the 11th Episode in the (20 Episode Series) of Understanding Catholicism

Jimmy Seghers was born in New Orleans. Jimmy has devoted much of his life to the pursuit of learning, teaching, and mentorship. Jimmy has taught Sacred Scripture and Apologetics (that is, the defense of the Catholic faith). Jimmy frequently gives retreats, parish missions, and talks on biblical subjects. He is seen on FOCUS with Lisa Flood discussing biblical and religious topics. His classes are approved by the Archdiocese of New Orleans for certification credits for religion teachers. Each week, Jim is heard on the Radio Maria network. He can also be heard each morning on Catholic Community Radio as he gives the daily Gospel reflection. His essays have been published in This Rock, the Clarion-Herald, and he contributed to a catechetical series published by Ave Maria University Press. His most recent book is The Fullness of Truth: A Handbook for Understanding and Explaining the Catholic Faith Biblically.

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Testimony of Fr. Tony Mugavero

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Testimony of Fr. Tony Mugavero | Fr. Tony Mugavero is pastor of Holy Apostles parish in Rochester, NY. He has been devoted to the vocation of the priesthood for 44 years. He loves his vocation and he has many God stories | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholic #testimony #CatholicTestimony #FollowtheJoy #ComeFollowMe #TestimonyofFr.TonyMugavero #Fr.TonyMugaveroTestimony of Fr. Tony Mugavero

Fr. Tony Mugavero is pastor of Holy Apostles parish in Rochester, NY. He has been devoted to the vocation of the priesthood for 44 years. He loves his vocation and he has many God stories. He shares a fond memory of his sister Rosalie and the 25th wedding anniversary he and sister planned for their Italian parents. Fr. Tony encourages his audience to also share their God stories that profoundly speaks to the question the Lord asks, ‘Who do you say that I am.’

Fr. Tony has overcome all trials especially when he was arrested and convicted of harassment for talking to women wanting to enter an abortion clinic to end their child’s life. He served 15 days in jail. He is a strong and brave man of conviction.

Fr. Tony is a strong advocate for life in all stages and has deep respect and love for mankind, willing to help in all circumstances. He believes that ‘All things work for good for those who love him, those he has called according to his purpose.’ Romans 8:28

This testimony was given to the Rochester, NY, Chapter in October 2022.

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The Eucharist

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The Eucharist Part I | On this two-part episode of the Understanding Catholicism Series, our presenter, James Seghers, discusses the Eucharist, the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, and Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #UnderstandingCatholicism #TheEucharistPartIEpisode 10 – The Eucharist Part I

On this two-part episode of the Understanding Catholicism Series, our presenter, James Seghers, discusses the Eucharist, the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, and Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians.

On Holy Thursday, Jesus knew he would depart from this world to the Father, and not wishing to leave his followers desolate, he gave us the sacrament of coming to us in the humble form of bread and wine as a testament to his unconditional love and mercy.

Jesus’ ardent love drives our Lord to be present in the thousands of tabernacles worldwide, where he patiently waits for our visits to embrace us in his eucharistic heart.

Through sighting historical and biblical evidence, James shares the meaning of Jesus’ real presence in the Eucharist and why the Eucharist is the summit of Christian life. He also debunks teachings against this fact, offering solid evidence disputing heretical mindsets.

This is the 10th Episode in the (20 Episode Series) of Understanding Catholicism.

Jimmy Seghers was born in New Orleans. Jimmy has devoted much of his life to the pursuit of learning, teaching, and mentorship. Jimmy has taught Sacred Scripture and Apologetics (that is, the defense of the Catholic faith). Jimmy frequently gives retreats, parish missions, and talks on biblical subjects. He is seen on FOCUS with Lisa Flood discussing biblical and religious topics. His classes are approved by the Archdiocese of New Orleans for certification credits for religion teachers. Each week, Jim is heard on the Radio Maria network. He can also be heard each morning on Catholic Community Radio as he gives the daily Gospel reflection. His essays have been published in This Rock, the Clarion-Herald, and he contributed to a catechetical series published by Ave Maria University Press. His most recent book is The Fullness of Truth: A Handbook for Understanding and Explaining the Catholic Faith Biblically.

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Testimony of Denny Charbonnet

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Testimony of Denny Charbonnet | Denny grew up as an only child in a devout Catholic home. She attended Catholic schools. Her mother had breast cancer while Denny was in high school but recovered. Shortly after, she lost her father to an unexpected heart attack | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholic #testimony #CatholicTestimony #FollowtheJoy #ComeFollowMe #TestimonyofDennyCharbonnet #DennyCharbonnetTestimony of Denny Charbonnet

Denny grew up as an only child in a devout Catholic home. She attended Catholic schools. Her mother had breast cancer while Denny was in high school but recovered. Shortly after, she lost her father to an unexpected heart attack.  Denny’s plans to attend Theatre Arts in NY were dashed. She married her high school sweetheart, but it was a troubled marriage and eventually ended in divorce.

While on a pilgrimage to Medjugorje in 1987, Denny experienced an undeniable, life-changing interaction with the Blessed Mother and the Holy Spirit. Involvement with the Charismatic Renewal further solidified her conversion experience and launched her into a lifelong relationship with our Lord and his mother, Mary.

Denny has always been quick to credit God’s guiding and sustaining hand in her life. She has taught Theater Arts to hundreds of students for the past 31 years at St. Paul’s Catholic High School in Covington and has used the stage as a forum to bring Christ’s Gospel message to both her students and audiences.

Denny’s role as a mother is her most precious gift. Her children followed in her evangelistic footsteps, attending Franciscan University of Steubenville, and volunteering their time in the Catholic Church in various ways. Her oldest son, Beau, is pastor at St. Angela Merici Catholic Church in Metarie, and her son, Jean, and daughter, Elise Angelette, who passed away from cancer, and her 10 grandchildren live close by on the Northshore.

Denny offers Romans 8:28 as the Scripture that has been written onto her heart in a profound way these past four years as she walked alongside her daughter Elise in her battle against breast cancer. “For we know that all things work for good for those who love the Lord Jesus Christ and are called according to His purpose.”

This testimony was given to the Marrero, LA, Chapter in September, 2018.

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The Sacrament of Confirmation

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The Sacrament of Confirmation | On this episode of the Understanding Catholicism Series, our presenter, James Seghers, delves into how Christ, through the Sacrament of Confirmation, sends us an outpouring of the Holy Spirit | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #UnderstandingCatholicism #TheSacramentofConfirmationEpisode 9 – The Sacrament of Confirmation

On this episode of the Understanding Catholicism Series, our presenter, James Seghers, delves into how Christ, through the Sacrament of Confirmation, sends us an outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

The Sacrament of Confirmation is the second of the three sacraments of initiation. This Sacrament completes the Sacrament of Baptism and unites the confirmed more perfectly to the church, which is Christ’s mystical body. James explains how, through the Sacrament of Communion, Jesus marks each confirmed Christian with the “seal” of the Holy Spirit, empowering Christians to be faithful witnesses of Christ. James relays the story of the beautiful St. Agnes of Rome, who became a virgin martyr because of her commitment to Christ.

Additionally, James relays the characteristics of this unique “seal” — our belonging to Christ, a permanent enrollment to receive Christ’s services, and gives Christians a promise of divine protection and the final trial at the end of time. The confirmed person also receives the power to boldly proclaim faith in Christ publicly with courage.

James discusses several instances of how the Sacrament of Confirmation was foretold in the Old Testament. In the New Testament, Jesus proclaimed, “And when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not be anxious about how you should defend yourself or what you should say, for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.” (Luke 12:11-12).

James continues that with free will, the confirmed can either receive or block God’s grace and explains how when we are open to the Holy Spirit, this Sacrament roots us more deeply in divine affiliation, unites us more fully in a loving relationship with Christ, increases the gift of the holy spirit, renders our body with the church more perfectly, and provides a spirit of strength.

This is the 9th Episode in the (20 Episode Series) of Understanding Catholicism.

Jimmy Seghers was born in New Orleans. Jimmy has devoted much of his life to the pursuit of learning, teaching, and mentorship. Jimmy has taught Sacred Scripture and Apologetics (that is, the defense of the Catholic faith). Jimmy frequently gives retreats, parish missions, and talks on biblical subjects. He is seen on FOCUS with Lisa Flood discussing biblical and religious topics. His classes are approved by the Archdiocese of New Orleans for certification credits for religion teachers. Each week, Jim is heard on the Radio Maria network. He can also be heard each morning on Catholic Community Radio as he gives the daily Gospel reflection. His essays have been published in This Rock, the Clarion-Herald, and he contributed to a catechetical series published by Ave Maria University Press. His most recent book is The Fullness of Truth: A Handbook for Understanding and Explaining the Catholic Faith Biblically.

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Testimony of Deacon Kevin Helfers

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Testimony of Deacon Kevin Helfers | Deacon Kevin Helfers was ordained in the Diocese of San Diego in June of 2018 as a permanent deacon in the Catholic Church. He has been married to his wife Yvette for 31 years and together they have six children and four grandchildren | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholic #testimony #CatholicTestimony #FollowtheJoy #ComeFollowMe #TestimonyofDeaconKevinHelfers #DeaconKevinHelfersTestimony of Deacon Kevin Helfers

Deacon Kevin Helfers was ordained in the Diocese of San Diego in June of 2018 as a permanent deacon in the Catholic Church. He has been married to his wife Yvette for 31 years and together they have six children and four grandchildren. Kevin and Yvette have been active in Cursillo for 30 years and have been active in youth ministry, RCIA, bible studies and other charismatic prayer groups. Kevin was raised Baptist and attended various other Christian churches. Yvette was a cradle Catholic and as they became parents, they knew it was necessary to find common ground to raise their children.

Reluctantly, Kevin entered RCIA not convinced this would end well. But God had other plans and revealed them in part through a vision and ignited an excitement for serving God’s People that ultimately led him to be open to the diaconate. As a Deacon Kevin has been growing in his spiritual gifts and learning to be guided by the promptings of the Holy Spirit. Just this last year after completing the Encounter School of Ministry program he has begun to teach and encourage others what Jesus meant in John 14:12 when he told his disciples “Whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father”.  Deacon Kevin shares his excitement and inspirational story of the Holy Spirit working in his life.

This testimony was given to the North County San Diego Magnificat Chapter in February, 2024.

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The Sacrament of Baptism

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The Sacrament of Baptism | On this episode of the Understanding Catholicism Series, our presenter, James Seghers, explains the Sacrament of Baptism in four parts. First, James explains what it meant when Jesus declared himself "the living water | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #UnderstandingCatholicism #TheSacramentofBaptismEpisode 8 – The Sacrament of Baptism

On this episode of the Understanding Catholicism Series, our presenter, James Seghers, explains the Sacrament of Baptism in four parts. First, James explains what it meant when Jesus declared himself “the living water.” “Whoever believes in me, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” (John 7:38). Second, the necessity of Baptism, how Baptism was used in the early church, and what the Sacrament of Baptism does for the individual.

Jesus’ body is the true temple of God and was foreshadowed by the prophet Ezekiel. “I saw water flowing out from under the threshold of the temple toward the east, for the front of the temple faced east. The water flowed out toward the right side of the temple to the south of the altar. (Ezekiel 47:1) James relays more biblical examples that identify Jesus as the life-giving water to eternal life.

In his crucifixion on the cross, Jesus gives his bride the Holy Spirit—the “living” water that flows from his pierced side. This living water is the marital bath that cleanses Jesus’ bride from sin so she can be wedded to Christ through the sacrament of Baptism. James also describes additional “water” symbolism that explains how we are reborn by Baptism. Jesus answered, “Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. (John 3:5). James also highlights the necessity of Baptism and how this sacrament forgives sins, demonstrates obedience to what Jesus commands for entrance into Christ’s church, and other examples of what God’s mercy and Baptism do for souls.

This is the 8th Episode in the (20 Episode Series) of Understanding Catholicism.

Jimmy Seghers was born in New Orleans. Jimmy has devoted much of his life to the pursuit of learning, teaching, and mentorship. Jimmy has taught Sacred Scripture and Apologetics (that is, the defense of the Catholic faith). Jimmy frequently gives retreats, parish missions, and talks on biblical subjects. He is seen on FOCUS with Lisa Flood discussing biblical and religious topics. His classes are approved by the Archdiocese of New Orleans for certification credits for religion teachers. Each week, Jim is heard on the Radio Maria network. He can also be heard each morning on Catholic Community Radio as he gives the daily Gospel reflection. His essays have been published in This Rock, the Clarion-Herald, and he contributed to a catechetical series published by Ave Maria University Press. His most recent book is The Fullness of Truth: A Handbook for Understanding and Explaining the Catholic Faith Biblically.

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Testimony of Fr. Kyle Gorenski

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Testimony of Fr. Kyle Gorenski | Fr. Kyle Gorenski was raised in a Catholic home in Rhode Island. His mother was devout, and she was involved in many ministries in the Church, his father was a Sunday Catholic | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholic #testimony #CatholicTestimony #FollowtheJoy #ComeFollowMe #TestimonyofFr.KyleGorenski #Fr.KyleGorenskiTestimony of Fr. Kyle Gorenski

Fr. Kyle Gorenski was raised in a Catholic home in Rhode Island. His mother was devout, and she was involved in many ministries in the Church, his father was a Sunday Catholic. He was the 2nd sibling of four brothers. High School was a struggle for Kyle as he had several learning disabilities. He contemplated becoming a priest but found out that it required much more schooling, so he put the thought aside. Kyle chose not to go to college and enlisted in the Army. He had three tours to Iraq and Afghanistan. His self-image improved and he learned not to give up. After two tours, he came home and got a job as a State Highway Patrolman. He enjoyed the job but felt something was missing.  Kyle entered the Seminary in Rhode Island, but his grade point was low, and was asked to leave. He pursued his quest to become a priest and applied to many dioceses in New England. The Diocese of Albany, NY, accepted Kyle and he was able to complete his studies despite his low academic prowess, thanks to a parish priest who believed in his calling to the priesthood.

This testimony was given to the Vancouver Magnificat Chapter in June, 2022.

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God’s Grace

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God’s Grace | On this episode of the Understanding Catholicism Series, our presenter, James Seghers, explains how grace heals us, how Martin Luther was in error in explaining grace, how Jesus established His church as the instrument in which his grace comes to us, the importance of good works and how the sacraments lead to have grace and live the Christian life | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #UnderstandingCatholicism #God’sGraceEpisode 7 – God’s Grace

On this episode of the Understanding Catholicism Series, our presenter, James Seghers, explains how grace heals us, how Martin Luther was in error in explaining grace, how Jesus established His church as the instrument in which his grace comes to us, the importance of good works and how the sacraments lead to have grace and live the Christian life.

Sin and death came to the world through Adam and led to condemnation for all men; one man’s act of righteousness — Jesus’ life, passion, death, and resurrection led to the acquittal of sin, grace, and life.

Christians have always believed in the redemptive power of Jesus’ passion, death, and resurrection. In the 16th century, however, Martin Luther promoted a flawed understanding of what God’s grace does for us and how we must respond. Luther confused the tendency to sin (temptation) with actual sin. Luther taught human nature was essentially corrupt even after receiving the grace of redemption; thus, good works that please God were impossible. This distortion makes Adam’s sin more potent than the merits of Jesus Christ. Luther also taught salvation by faith alone and that the Bible is the only authority—not the church. James discusses how this belief is not historical or biblical and how the flaws and problems that developed with the perpetuation of this false belief caused a severe fracture between Christians. James also details the role and importance of good works, how we receive grace through good works, and how they constitute the Christian life.

This is the 7th Episode in the (20 Episode Series) of Understanding Catholicism.

Jimmy Seghers was born in New Orleans. Jimmy has devoted much of his life to the pursuit of learning, teaching, and mentorship. Jimmy has taught Sacred Scripture and Apologetics (that is, the defense of the Catholic faith). Jimmy frequently gives retreats, parish missions, and talks on biblical subjects. He is seen on FOCUS with Lisa Flood discussing biblical and religious topics. His classes are approved by the Archdiocese of New Orleans for certification credits for religion teachers. Each week, Jim is heard on the Radio Maria network. He can also be heard each morning on Catholic Community Radio as he gives the daily Gospel reflection. His essays have been published in This Rock, the Clarion-Herald, and he contributed to a catechetical series published by Ave Maria University Press. His most recent book is The Fullness of Truth: A Handbook for Understanding and Explaining the Catholic Faith Biblically.

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Testimony of Mildred Moy

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Testimony of Mildred Moy | Mildred Moy was born in Hong Kong. She was the youngest of four girls. She was a very shy child. She was born and raised Catholic and received a Catholic education through High School | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholic #testimony #CatholicTestimony #FollowtheJoy #ComeFollowMe #TestimonyofMildredMoy #MildredMoyTestimony of Mildred Moy

Mildred Moy was born in Hong Kong. She was the youngest of four girls. She was a very shy child. She was born and raised Catholic and received a Catholic education through High School. Her mother fostered in her a close relationship with the Virgin Mary. Her mother told her that the Blessed Mother never fails to console her when she is sad, and Jesus loves us, and we can trust him in everything. Mildred moved to Vancouver, Canada when she was 17 and attended college. She graduated with a degree in Computer Science and Business Administration. Mildred wanted to prove to the world that a female could succeed in business and technology. She did very well in the business world and received a special achievement award from a Fortune 500 company with stock options. She had everything the secular could dream of; the sports car, brand named clothes, the affluent social life, a great career and lucrative salary. but her spiritual life languished only attending Mass out of duty. Mildred was faced with challenging decisions to live her life for Christ or in the secular world. She lived in deep darkness.

Mildred’s life changed when she went on a street ministry retreat. She began to desire a deeper walk with Christ, and she also attended a Life in the Spirit Seminar. She wanted to do full-time ministry work. She went to China to check out volunteer opportunities in an orphanage and she returned to Vancouver to quit her job and began her work in street ministry eventually opening Mary’s Street Ministry catering to the emotional, homeless, drug addicted and prayerful needs of women. She has seen many miracles of the Holy Spirit moving powerfully in the lives of the street people. Mildred discovered that only when we are living and giving to others are we truly alive.

This testimony was given to the Vancouver Magnificat Chapter in October, 2022.

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Jesus Comes to Save Us

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Jesus Comes to Save Us | The name 'Jesus' means 'God saves,' and 'Christ' means the 'Messiah' or 'Anointed Savior' who fulfills all the prophecies of the Old Testament | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #UnderstandingCatholicism #GodEstablishesHisKingdom #JesusComestoSaveUsEpisode 6 – Jesus Comes to Save Us

The name ‘Jesus’ means ‘God saves,’ and ‘Christ’ means the ‘Messiah’ or ‘Anointed Savior’ who fulfills all the prophecies of the Old Testament. In this episode, James explains how, in each Gospel, Jesus is introduced as the Divine Word became flesh to bring about a new creation so humans could become children of God, highlighting moments in Jesus’ life that demonstrate his mission and message from the Sermon on the Mount to Jesus’ passion, death, and resurrection.

Jesus’ mission begins with a call to repentance — turning away from sin and embracing self-sacrificing love. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus, speaking with Divine authority, teaches how to think and value correctly and do the will of God. James takes us step-by-step through highlights in Jesus’ teachings.

Before Jesus begins his passion, he tells the apostles, “I give you a new commandment,” says the Lord. “Love one another as I have loved you. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” (John 13:34-35). With his death, Jesus also gives the gift of his mother (John 19:26-27), and his identity is revealed to the world, “When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, “Surely he was the Son of God!” (Matthew 27:54). Jesus’ love, passion, and resurrection conquer sin, allowing us the opportunity and a pathway to eternal life.

This is the 6th Episode in the (20 Episode Series) of Understanding Catholicism.

Jimmy Seghers was born in New Orleans. Jimmy has devoted much of his life to the pursuit of learning, teaching, and mentorship. Jimmy has taught Sacred Scripture and Apologetics (that is, the defense of the Catholic faith). Jimmy frequently gives retreats, parish missions, and talks on biblical subjects. He is seen on FOCUS with Lisa Flood discussing biblical and religious topics. His classes are approved by the Archdiocese of New Orleans for certification credits for religion teachers. Each week, Jim is heard on the Radio Maria network. He can also be heard each morning on Catholic Community Radio as he gives the daily Gospel reflection. His essays have been published in This Rock, the Clarion-Herald, and he contributed to a catechetical series published by Ave Maria University Press. His most recent book is The Fullness of Truth: A Handbook for Understanding and Explaining the Catholic Faith Biblically.

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Come Follow Me

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Come Follow Me | Fr. Tom Sparacino reads from the Gospel of Matthew 11:28 ‘Come to me all you who labor and are burdened. And I will give you rest, take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart, and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy and my burden light. | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholic #testimony #CatholicTestimony #FollowtheJoy #ComeFollowMe #Fr.TomSparacino #ThoughtsandPonderingsCome Follow Me

Fr. Tom Sparacino reads from the Gospel of Matthew 11:28 ‘Come to me all you who labor and are burdened. And I will give you rest, take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart, and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy and my burden light.’

The Lord calls us. He has called us from the moment of our baptism. He’s called us into these new waters to come to come and be with us. Come and be filled.   Come and be strengthened. Come and have hope and how powerful a thought, all we need to simply do is to go, he says. Come and we go. The question is, do we go? Do we realize that our lives are not an option? That it’s a demand really of the Lord when he says, “Come, follow me.” It is a matter of life and death, heaven and hell, salvation, and damnation. When we feel that we are burdened, we need to come after him and he will make us disciples. He will strengthen us to live in his presence. We must try to form a habit, of always walking in his presence. We must live, eat, eat, literally Jesus. Love him with all your being. Then, and only then, will you be able to come and follow him.

Fr. Tom has been a priest of Jesus Christ for the Diocese of Pittsburgh since 1998. He has served as high school chaplain, and co-vocation director and is currently the Rector of St. Paul Seminary and the Director of Pre-ordination Formation. Fr. Tom has been the spiritual advisor to the Magnificat Pittsburgh Chapter since 2010. The Holy Spirit has poured His joy into Fr. Tom, and he gladly pours it out on all of us. His infectious laughter and lightheartedness and like a bright light in a dark world. We know you will be inspired as you listen to this joyful servant of the Lord.

Fr. Tom Sparacino’s teaching was given to the Pittsburgh Magnificat Chapter in August 2021.

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God Establishes His Kingdom

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God Establishes His Kingdom | On this episode of the Understanding Catholicism Series, our presenter, James Seghers, discusses God’s founding of the Kingdom from the days of King Saul and King David to the destruction of the Temple in 586 to the Babylonian captivity | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #UnderstandingCatholicism #GodEstablishesHisKingdomEpisode 5 – God Establishes His Kingdom

On this episode of the Understanding Catholicism Series, our presenter, James Seghers, discusses God’s founding of the Kingdom from the days of King Saul and King David to the destruction of the Temple in 586 to the Babylonian captivity. James also gives examples of God’s boundless love, mercy, and forgiveness. James explains the many natural gifts bestowed on King Saul to make him a great ruler. However, Saul’s poor moral choices undermine his rule and faithfulness to God. King David, from the tribe of Judah, is chosen as Saul’s successor.

Capturing Jerusalem after a hard-won battle, King David made the city the capital of his Kingdom. He desires to build a temple for the Ark of the Covenant, temporarily housed in a portable tabernacle. However, through the prophet Nathan (1 Kings 8:17-18), God tells David, “In wishing to build a house for my name, you did well. But it is not you who will build the house, but your son, who comes from your loins; he shall build the house for my name.”

David, through adultery with Bathsheba and the subsequent placement of her husband, Uriah, to be slain in battle, eventually repents and is forgiven. However, he pays a hefty price— for the rest of his life, conflict, and war plagued his family and Kingdom.

David’s son Solomon, who also begins his reign faithful to the Lord, Under Solomon’s reign Israel reached her greatest point as a nation—honor, wealth, power, and respect, but at the end of Solomon’s reign, Israel became temporally and spiritually bankrupt.

God had a special love for David: “I will be to him as a father, and he will be to me as a son.” (2 Samuel 7:13–16). James delves into how this relationship lays the foundation for the future coming of Christ.

This is the 5th Episode in the (20 Episode Series) of Understanding Catholicism.

Jimmy Seghers was born in New Orleans. Jimmy has devoted much of his life to the pursuit of learning, teaching, and mentorship. Jimmy has taught Sacred Scripture and Apologetics (that is, the defense of the Catholic faith). Jimmy frequently gives retreats, parish missions, and talks on biblical subjects. He is seen on FOCUS with Lisa Flood discussing biblical and religious topics. His classes are approved by the Archdiocese of New Orleans for certification credits for religion teachers. Each week, Jim is heard on the Radio Maria network. He can also be heard each morning on Catholic Community Radio as he gives the daily Gospel reflection. His essays have been published in This Rock, the Clarion-Herald, and he contributed to a catechetical series published by Ave Maria University Press. His most recent book is The Fullness of Truth: A Handbook for Understanding and Explaining the Catholic Faith Biblically.

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Testimony of Evelyn Garcia

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Testimony of Evelyn Garcia | Evelyn Garcia is a message of hope to all who know her. She is a fourth-generation native of Orange County, CA. Evelyn is a cradle Catholic and has a large extended family | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholic #testimony #CatholicTestimony #FollowtheJoy #TestimonyofEvelynGarciaTestimony of Evelyn Garcia

Evelyn Garcia is a message of hope to all who know her. She is a fourth-generation native of Orange County, CA. Evelyn is a cradle Catholic and has a large extended family. She got married at the age of 19, and she knew it was a poor decision, so the marriage ended soon after. She was able to get an annulment. The experience challenged and riveted her faith, and she has been a daily communicant ever since. She has had a diverse career, first as a middle school teacher in public schools, and presently, she is the travel coordinator for Dynamic Catholic, which evolved from a long-time friendship with Matthew Kelly. She runs the west coast office at Christ Cathedral in Orange County, CA. Evelyn shares many unbelievable stories of how God showed up and how miracles happened as she traveled on pilgrimages around the globe. Evelyn has deep trust in the Lord and Blessed Mother and is not afraid to ask for what may seem impossible because she knows that all things are possible with God. She can’t wait to meet the Holy Family in heaven.

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The 10 Commandments

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The 10 Commandments | On this episode of the Understanding Catholicism Series, our presenter, James Seghers, discusses the 10 Commandments and how God gave us the 10 Commandments on Mount Sinai as the divine remedy to the slave of sin | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #UnderstandingCatholicism #The10CommandmentsEpisode 4 – The 10 Commandments

On this episode of the Understanding Catholicism Series, our presenter, James Seghers, discusses the 10 Commandments and how God gave us the 10 Commandments on Mount Sinai as the divine remedy to the slave of sin. Individuals who look upon the commandments as restrictions to their freedom have bought into the devil’s lie, like Adam and Eve. James explains that the commandments are a gift from God that teaches humanity the fundamental steps to grow in love and holiness. Observing the commandments and leading us closer to God promises a happier life. This fact is clearly stated in Deuteronomy (30:9): “…and the Lord your God will make you abundantly prosperous in all your undertakings, in the fruit of your body, in the fruit of your livestock, and in the fruit of your soil. For the Lord will again take delight in prospering you, just as he delighted in prospering your ancestors, when you obey the Lord your God by observing his commandments and decrees that are written in this book of the law because you turn to the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.”

In an age when humankind has drifted toward self-love, doing what feels right, and justifying living by their own rules, obedience to a higher authority is often frowned upon. James walks listeners through each commandment and explains how God’s laws translate in today’s society. The first three commandments focus on loving God, with commandments four through ten concentrating on loving others and helping one another get to heaven.

This is the 4th Episode in the (20 Episode Series) of Understanding Catholicism.

Jimmy Seghers was born in New Orleans. Jimmy has devoted much of his life to the pursuit of learning, teaching, and mentorship. Jimmy has taught Sacred Scripture and Apologetics (that is, the defense of the Catholic faith). Jimmy frequently gives retreats, parish missions, and talks on biblical subjects. He is seen on FOCUS with Lisa Flood discussing biblical and religious topics. His classes are approved by the Archdiocese of New Orleans for certification credits for religion teachers. Each week, Jim is heard on the Radio Maria network. He can also be heard each morning on Catholic Community Radio as he gives the daily Gospel reflection. His essays have been published in This Rock, the Clarion-Herald, and he contributed to a catechetical series published by Ave Maria University Press. His most recent book is The Fullness of Truth: A Handbook for Understanding and Explaining the Catholic Faith Biblically.

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Testimony of Denise Beyer

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Testimony of Denise Beyer | In 1994, during a time of questioning whether to remain in the Catholic Church, the Lord heard Denise’s cry for truth, she experienced a dramatic encounter of God’s love during Mass that forever changed her life | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholic #testimony #CatholicTestimony #FollowtheJoy #TestimonyofDeniseBeyerTestimony of Denise Beyer

In 1994, during a time of questioning whether to remain in the Catholic Church, the Lord heard Denise’s cry for truth, she experienced a dramatic encounter of God’s love during Mass that forever changed her life.

Denise’s understanding of the true presence of Christ in the Eucharist awakened her spirit as she read the scripture in John Ch. 6.She attended a Life in the Spirit Seminar and learned about the charismatic gifts of the Holy Spirit and was baptized in the Holy Spirit. Her prayer life deepened after she received the gift of tongues. She went back to Confession after many years of not receiving the sacrament.

Denise began praying the Rosary and attended daily Mass. She prayed that her family would also return to Mass and the sacraments. Denise has been married to Roy for 48 years. They have 4 grown children and 11 grandchildren.

Denise currently serves as a member of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of New Orleans (CCRNO) Core Team for Women’s Retreats and Days of Refreshment as well as on the Steering Committee for the Southern Regional Conference. She has co-hosted Catholic Community Radio’s “Wake Up” show with Jeff Blackwell and Gaby Smith.

Denise has spoken at Days of Renewal, Retreats, Conferences and Magnificat Breakfasts, and Life in the Spirit Seminars throughout southern Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. It is her hope and desire to make the living Presence of Jesus and the fullness of life in the Holy Spirit known to all by proclaiming the Word of God and the richness of our Catholic Faith.

“We have peace with God, through Jesus Christ…because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” Rom. 5:1,5

This testimony was given in August of 2018 to the Baton Rouge Magnificat Chapter.

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God Expands His Covenant

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God Expands His Covenant | On this episode of the Understanding Catholicism Series, our presenter, James Seghers, discusses how God expands His Covenant to prepare for advent—the period of preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ at Christmas and also of preparation for the Second Coming of Christ | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #UnderstandingCatholicism #GodExpandsHisCovenantEpisode 3 – God Expands His Covenant

On this episode of the Understanding Catholicism Series, our presenter, James Seghers, discusses how God expands His Covenant to prepare for advent—the period of preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ at Christmas and also of preparation for the Second Coming of Christ.

After the fall of Adam and Eve and within ten generations, the human race had become so wicked that God determined to create a flood to destroy most of humanity. Only the righteous Noah, Noah’s family, sons, and daughters-in-law, survived the flood. The Lord renews a covenant with Noah and his descendants. The flood was a prefiguration of the sacrament of baptism. Baptism now saves humankind as an “appeal to God for a clear conscience through the resurrection of Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 3:21).

Sin, however, rears again when Noah’s son Ham has an incestuous relationship with his mother (Leviticus 20:11) and the son of their illicit union, Canaan. Subsequently, some of the worst enemies of the Jewish people descend from the Canaanites. Ham’s sin shows how sin reverberates.

James takes us through the generations of our Lord’s genealogy up to the birth of Christ, explaining how some honored their covenant with God while others strayed following their will, not the Lord’s, and the subsequent blessings and chastisements transpired. It was through the birth of Christ that humankind was promised new life, new hope, and a chance at redemption.

This is the third episode in the (20 Episode Series) of Understanding Catholicism.

Jimmy Seghers was born in New Orleans. Jimmy has devoted much of his life to the pursuit of learning, teaching, and mentorship. Jimmy has taught Sacred Scripture and Apologetics (that is, the defense of the Catholic faith). Jimmy frequently gives retreats, parish missions, and talks on biblical subjects. He is seen on FOCUS with Lisa Flood discussing biblical and religious topics. His classes are approved by the Archdiocese of New Orleans for certification credits for religion teachers. Each week, Jim is heard on the Radio Maria network. He can also be heard each morning on Catholic Community Radio as he gives the daily Gospel reflection. His essays have been published in This Rock, the Clarion-Herald, and he contributed to a catechetical series published by Ave Maria University Press. His most recent book is The Fullness of Truth: A Handbook for Understanding and Explaining the Catholic Faith Biblically.

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Testimony of Louise Carson

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of Rochester, NY | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #Magnficat#TestimonyofLouiseCarsonTestimony of Louise Carson

Louise Carson is a cradle Catholic born and raised in Rhode Island. She met her first husband after college and moved to his hometown of Rochester, NY. They had three children. She went through a period of questioning why she was going to Mass. Shortly after, she went on a retreat, and the experience transformed her life, and she received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. She knew from then on that God truly loved her and would never leave her. Her renewed faith got her through a rough family time. Their oldest daughter was a troubled teenager who was put in foster care and became pregnant and a young mother at the age of 14.

Louise worked part-time in the medical field while raising her three children. She was divorced when her children were grown and was able to get an annulment. Louise went through a long grieving process and joined a support group that helped heal her pain. That is where she also met her 2nd husband. She received a certification in Pastoral Ministry and worked in her own parish for six years. Then, another tragedy enveloped the family with the loss of her grandson, and she shared how God reminded her that he would never leave her. The scripture she holds close to her heart is Jerimiah 29:11. ‘For I know the plans I have for you, a time to prosper and not of woe.’

This testimony was given in March 2022 to the Albany Magnificat Chapter, NY.

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Creation and Fall of Man

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Creation and Fall of Man | On this episode of the Understanding Catholicism Series, our presenter, James Seghers, touches upon four main points in the Creation and Fall of Man, beginning with an explanation of The Blessed Trinity, followed by God’s Creation of Angels and Humans, the Fall of Adam and Eve and the consequences, and the Promise Redeemer Jesus Christ | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #UnderstandingCatholicism #CreationandFallofMan #Episode2CreationandFallofManEpisode 2 – Creation and Fall of Man

On this episode of the Understanding Catholicism Series, our presenter, James Seghers, touches upon four main points in the Creation and Fall of Man, beginning with an explanation of The Blessed Trinity, followed by God’s Creation of Angels and Humans, the Fall of Adam and Eve and the consequences, and the Promise Redeemer Jesus Christ.

Jimmy delves into the mystery and the three persons of the Holy Trinity, distinct but always one divine family of endless love. While God created all creatures, only humans and angels are endowed with intelligence and free will, and both humans and angels are called to love like God. God created man out of love and for love and to have an intimate relationship. The need to love and be loved is so profoundly embedded in intelligent beings that the failure to love does violence to their very natures. Jim further explains the definitions of love and commitment and their qualities and how, in relationship to God, love is expressed in obedience. God’s covenant with Adam is explained, as well as the dire consequences and psychology behind the fall of Adam and Eve. And lastly, how humanity is given new hope in Jesus, the Messiah, the new Adam, the anointed one, who, with his mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary, the new Eve, amend the disobedience in the garden.

This is the 2nd episode in the (20 Episode Series) of Understanding Catholicism.

Jimmy Seghers was born in New Orleans. Jimmy has devoted much of his life to the pursuit of learning, teaching, and mentorship. Jimmy has taught Sacred Scripture and Apologetics (that is, the defense of the Catholic faith). Jimmy frequently gives retreats, parish missions, and talks on biblical subjects. He is seen on FOCUS with Lisa Flood discussing biblical and religious topics. His classes are approved by the Archdiocese of New Orleans for certification credits for religion teachers. Each week, Jim is heard on the Radio Maria network. He can also be heard each morning on Catholic Community Radio as he gives the daily Gospel reflection. His essays have been published in This Rock, the Clarion-Herald, and he contributed to a catechetical series published by Ave Maria University Press. His most recent book is The Fullness of Truth: A Handbook for Understanding and Explaining the Catholic Faith Biblically.

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Testimony of Jess Echeverry

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Testimony of Jess Echeverry | Jess Echeverry is a wife, mother, family advocate, and speaker. She has survived parental divorce and alcoholism, as well as emotional, physical, and sexual abuse | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #MagnificatInt'lConference2023 #TestimonyofJessEcheverryTestimony of Jess Echeverry

Jess Echeverry is a wife, mother, family advocate, and speaker. She has survived parental divorce and alcoholism, as well as emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. Her testimony includes dark times of physical and sexual violence, teenage pregnancy, years of on and off homelessness, abortion, same sex attraction and two attempts at suicide. She is a strong and effective speaker who has been able to, with the help of God’s grace, turn those past experiences, and all the healing that she has received along the way, into real, loving help for others. As you listen to Jess share her empowering and merciful story may you be enlightened, be healed, and your faith be enriched.

Her husband Charlie is a Permanent Deacon for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and together they have 5 children.

Jess has previously appeared on multiple episode’s of EWTN’s The Catholic View for Women and BEK TV’s Ladies of Another View; radio interviews with Spirit Radio, Guadalupe Radio, Son Rise Morning Show and Incorrupto Radio.

This testimony was given in 2023 to North County San Diego, Palm Desert and Orange County Chapters in southern CA.

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God Speaks to His Children

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God Speaks to His Children | On this first episode of the Understanding Catholicism Series, James Seghers, our presenter, will focus on ‘how God speaks to us,’ how he speaks to us through divine revelation, through sacred tradition, and sacred scriptures | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #UnderstandingCatholicism #GodSpeakstoHisChildrenEpisode 1 – God Speaks to His Children

On this first episode of the Understanding Catholicism Series, James Seghers, our presenter, will focus on ‘how God speaks to us,’ how he speaks to us through divine revelation, through sacred tradition, and sacred scriptures. It will explain how divine revelation comes to us in two forms. In a number of Saint Paul’s written books of the New Testament, he describes how sacred tradition was faithfully handed down and enlightened by the Holy Spirit of Truth so that they were faithfully preserved and spread abroad by preaching. Our sacred traditions and Church doctrine have been passed down through the generations but will not necessarily be found in Sacred Scripture. The sacred Scripture described beautifully as God’s love letters, was divided into the Old and New Testaments. The Latin meaning of the Testament will be defined, and the important significance of its overall theme throughout the entire bible.

The New Testament lies hidden in the old, and the Old Testament is unveiled in the new. The apostles were faithful to the Commission they received from Jesus, preached the gospel to all nations, that message, preaching the gospel of all nations is the same for us today as it was so many hundreds of years ago. It will explain how many books make up the Old and New Testaments and what happened in the period of Martin Luther King during the protestant reformation that caused them to remove seven books from the Old Testament. Jimmy Seghers will give us the name of every book of the Old and New Testament and the writer of each book. He will also share the central theme of each book. We can rely on the richness of Church teaching to better understand how God has spoken to his children throughout the ages and how he continues to speak to us today.

This is the first episode in the (20 Episode Series) of Understanding Catholicism.

Jimmy Seghers was born in New Orleans. Jimmy has devoted much of his life to the pursuit of learning, teaching, and mentorship.

Jimmy has taught Sacred Scripture and Apologetics (that is, the defense of the Catholic faith). Jimmy frequently gives retreats, parish missions, and talks on biblical subjects. He is seen on FOCUS with Lisa Flood discussing biblical and religious topics. His classes are approved by the Archdiocese of New Orleans for certification credits for religion teachers. Each week, Jim is heard on the Radio Maria network. He can also be heard each morning on Catholic Community Radio as he gives the daily Gospel reflection. His essays have been published in This Rock, the Clarion-Herald, and he contributed to a catechetical series published by Ave Maria University Press. His most recent book is The Fullness of Truth: A Handbook for Understanding and Explaining the Catholic Faith Biblically.

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Follow the Joy

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Follow the Joy by Fr. Tom Sparacino | Listen as Fr. Tom Sparacino, from the Diocese of Pittsburgh, proclaims with exuberance ‘Follow the Joy’ with his crowd-pleasing humor. He shares many stories that will captivate your attention. Joy at the foot of the cross with Mother Mary (“Ma” as he calls her) and answering the call of Jesus to “feed my sheep” are charisms of Fr. Tom | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #MagnificatInt'lConference2023 #FollowtheJoybyFr.TomSparacino #FollowtheJoy #Fr.TomSparacinoFollow the Joy by Fr. Tom Sparacino

Listen as Fr. Tom Sparacino, from the Diocese of Pittsburgh, proclaims with exuberance ‘Follow the Joy’ with his crowd-pleasing humor. He shares many stories that will captivate your attention. Joy at the foot of the cross with Mother Mary (“Ma” as he calls her) and answering the call of Jesus to “feed my sheep” are charisms of Fr. Tom. To live in joy is walking with purpose and overcoming any fear and pain when we give it all to Jesus. There may be sadness and atrocities all over the world, but there is joy in the house of the Lord. How we follow the joy is not done alone; we follow Jesus.  We focus on Him who strengthens us. Living in joy is embracing Jesus and holding onto Mary. Joy is the breath and grace of the Holy Spirit.  If we are joyful messengers, we will live out the good news with joy, passion, death, and resurrection. We need to remember the crib, the cross, and the crown. Fr. Tom suggests five habits to receive joy: live to listen to Him, live to praise Him, live in contentment, live in focus, and live to serve. We belong to the kingdom, so count it all JOY.

Fr. Tom has been a priest of Jesus Christ for the Diocese of Pittsburgh since 1998.  He has served as high school chaplain, co-vocation director and is currently the Rector of St. Paul Seminary and the Director of Pre-ordination Formation.  Fr. Tom has been the spiritual advisor to the Magnificat Pittsburgh Chapter since 2010.  The Holy Spirit has poured His joy into Fr. Tom, and he gladly pours it out on all of us.  His infectious laughter and lightheartedness and like a bright light in a dark world.  We know you will be inspired as you listen to this joyful servant of the Lord.

This talk – Follow the Joy was given at the 17th Magnificat International Leaders Conference in Pittsburgh, PA in October 2023.

Testimony of Barbara Heil

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Testimony of Barbara Heil | We are delighted that you have chosen to join us today! This podcast features the conversion testimony of Barbara Heil | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholic #testimony #CatholicTestimony #FollowtheJoy #TestimonyofBarbaraHeil #BarbaraHeilTestimony of Barbara Heil

We are delighted that you have chosen to join us today! This podcast features the conversion testimony of Barbara Heil.

Barbara Heil is a former Pentecostal prophetic minister who has traveled the world as a missionary, teacher, and evangelist. After an amazing journey, Barbara came into full communion with the Catholic Church in April 2013. She has spent the last few years traveling the U.S. and the world over, conducting worship seminars, retreats, and conferences, leading mission trips, offering prayer and counseling, and seeing thousands healed and set free inside and out, equipping lives for the Glory of God. She is a dynamic and inspirational speaker with a passion to awaken others to their destiny and purpose in Christ and to lead people in deepening their walk with God.” That is why her favorite scripture verse is 1 Peter 3:15: ‘But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.’

This testimony was given at the Pittsburgh Chapter Meal in October 2019.

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Fall on Me

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Fall on Me | Bishop David Toups introduces his dear friend for over 20 years, Dr. Carol Razza.    What we are about to experience is a woman who has stepped into the Holy Spirit with everything she's got, and that is what she is going to help us do | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #MagnificatInt'lConference2023 #FollowtheJoy #Fall on Me #Dr.CarolRazzaFall on Me

Bishop David Toups introduces his dear friend for over 20 years, Dr. Carol Razza.    What we are about to experience is a woman who has stepped into the Holy Spirit with everything she’s got, and that is what she is going to help us do. Carol expressed, ‘Expect the unexpected.’ We can expect God to move, and in fact, He’s already moving. He doesn’t stop moving. What happens is we just don’t keep up. We need to keep up. We need to cry out, ‘Holy Spirit fall on me, over and over again.’ Fall on me, and not just to be filled but to be overflowing. We need to be spilling out all over filled with Him. All you must do is take that first step. Because that first step says I trust you. Lord. We experience abundant life filled to overflowing in Him. Carol takes us through a healing process to experience freedom though forgiveness and fullness of the Holy Spirit. Her lively and animated delivery leads you through a time of transformation to be rid of the lies we tell ourselves to a place of peace and freedom as a child of God and an heir to the kingdom.

Dr. Carol Razza is a full-time faculty member and formation advisor at St. Vincent de Paul Seminary in Boynton Beach, Florida.  Her degrees include an Ed. D in child and Youth Studies from Nova Southeastern University, an M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Nova, and a B.S. in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University.  She has worked in Private practice as a psychotherapist for over twenty-five years.

Dr. Carol has written two books, Sonblock – How Christians Unknowingly Shield Themselves from Grace and Parent Me Please!, helping parents parent their adolescents.  Carol has been called to bring the awareness of God’s Kingdom throughout the world as an international evangelist.  She lives in Father God’s supernatural joy and encourages to do the same.  Dr. Razza’s greatest blessings are to her husband Paul, their wonderful sons and daughters-in-law and grandchildren.

This talk – Fall on Me was given at the 17th Magnificat International Leaders Conference in Pittsburgh, PA on October 7, 2023.

Exhortation to the Ministry

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Exhortation to the Ministry | In the final general session of the International Leaders’ Conference, Donna Ross, Coordinator of the CST (Central Service Team), gave a talk on the ‘Exhortation to the Ministry.’ She defined the word ‘exhortation’ to strongly encourage us, and as you listen to her talk, she will truly inspire you | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #MagnificatInt'lConference2023 #FollowtheJoy #ExhortationtotheMinistryExhortation to the Ministry

In the final general session of the International Leaders’ Conference, Donna Ross, Coordinator of the CST (Central Service Team), gave a talk on the ‘Exhortation to the Ministry.’ She defined the word ‘exhortation’ to strongly encourage us, and as you listen to her talk, she will truly inspire you.  Donna emphasizes the importance of not grieving or quenching the Holy Spirit with our sinful thoughts and behavior. Paul exhorted that warning in Ephesians 4:30. We need to rise up and follow the Holy Spirit’s lead. To be truly effective, we must model our Blessed Mother to be humble, trusting in God, and obedient in our lives. Donna shares a story about a Monastery that was transformed by the message, ‘The Messiah was among them.’ We need to remember that message in our Ministry and in our daily lives.

Donna Ross is a cradle Catholic who strayed from the Church for many years before she realized what she was missing! A powerful call of the Holy Spirit brought her back to the Church with a new appreciation for her faith. She ended a 25-year career with the Magic Kingdom of Disney in 1994 to work for the Eternal Kingdom of God. With numerous skills developed in the workplace and enriched by the Lord’s grace, she was called into full-time ministry in His beloved Church. She has shared her conversion of heart on programs such as St. Joseph Catholic Radio, Wordnet’s “From Kingdom to Kingdom,” and Women of Grace®. In addition, she hosts the “Magnificat Proclaims” radio series featuring testimonies of Catholic women from around the world. Donna has been a leader in the Southern California Charismatic community, founded the Palm Desert Magnificat Chapter, and is currently part of Magnificat’s Central Service Team. She received the Diocese of San Bernardino’s “Our Lady of Guadalupe Award” for using her God-given gifts for the sake of God’s people.

This talk was given at the 17th Magnificat International Leaders’ Conference in Pittsburgh, PA on October 8, 2023.

Testimony of Monique Moussot

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Testimony of Monique Moussot | Monique shares her personal testimony at the Magnificat Saturday night dinner held in Pittsburgh. The audience was enamored with her every word as she shared her ‘awe–inspiring’ testimony, and so will you | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #MagnificatInt'lConference2023 #FollowtheJoy #TestimonyofMoniqueMoussotTestimony of Monique Moussot

Monique shares her personal testimony at the Magnificat Saturday night dinner held in Pittsburgh. The audience was enamored with her every word as she shared her ‘awe–inspiring’ testimony, and so will you. To set the stage for Monique’s early years, she was baptized Catholic and received the sacraments of Holy Communion and Confirmation but had no sense of a loving God. She was quiet and did not talk much. She had few friends growing up. Her family life was unpredictable due to young and inexperienced parents. Her family was poor and lived in meager surroundings. She and a younger brother endured the uncertainties of home life and struggled with a low self-image.  Her college life brought new hope but then she got ill. She met a group of praying women, and that was the beginning of her physical and spiritual healing.

Monique Moussot was born and raised in the Bronx, New York.  Born to teenage parents struggling with, shame, drug addiction, bitterness, betrayal, and rejection, her stage was set for a lifetime of difficulty and failure.  Instead, Monique was transformed by God’s powerful grace. Hers is a joyful story of rescue and deliverance.  Small graces, turned into healing and transformation. Monique was freed from crippling illness, anxiety, resentment, and rage after she met a community of Prayer Group women who told her about Jesus. Monique will share her experiences of how living a new life and learning how to say ‘yes’ to Jesus led to unexpected miracles. Over 30 years in Corporate America, serving in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, working for the Archdiocese of New York, and now serving Magnificat with the Regional Communication Service Team, Monique knows that nothing is impossible for God, because He makes all things new.

This testimony was given at the 17th Magnificat International Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, October 7, 2023.

Stepping Into Your Anointing

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Stepping Into Your Anointing | Psalm 18:20 “He set me free in the open; He rescued me because He loves me.” Janice had a life changing encounter with the writings of St. John Paul II and through the power of the Holy Spirit a deep passion for ministering to women began | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #MagnificatInt'lConference2023 #FollowtheJoy #SteppingIntoYourAnointing #JaniceCharbonnetStepping Into Your Anointing

Psalm 18:20 “He set me free in the open; He rescued me because He loves me.”

Janice Charbonnet had a life-changing encounter with the writings of St. John Paul II, and through the power of the Holy Spirit, a deep passion for ministering to women began.  Born and raised in Canada Janice felt the call to quit her PR coordinator position in Canada and began service as a missionary with NET Ministries, traveling with teams across the US preaching the Gospel to teenagers. Janice moved to the New Orleans area and now serves on the women’s team for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of New Orleans.  She and her husband, Jean, speak at marriage retreats and draw on their life as parents of five children.  Janice preaches freedom in the power of the Holy Spirit.

This talk – Stepping Into Your Anointing, was given at the 17th Magnificat International Leaders Conference in Pittsburgh, PA in October 2023

Jesus Rejoices in the Father

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Jesus Rejoices in the Father | This is a moment with Scripture reflecting on the Gospel of Luke 10: 21- 24. Let's set the framework for this reflection. 72 disciples have returned from the mission. Jesus sent them on a mission to every town and place he intended to visit | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #JesusRejoicesintheFatherJesus Rejoices in the Father

This is a moment with Scripture reflecting on the Gospel of Luke 10: 21- 24. Let’s set the framework for this reflection. 72 disciples have returned from the mission. Jesus sent them on a mission to every town and place he intended to visit. A mission that sent them like lambs among wolves it sounds like a recipe for failure. Doesn’t it? Instead, they returned rejoicing because even the demons were subject to them when they invoked Jesus’s name. But Jesus tells them to rejoice, not because of the demon subjugation. Rather, rejoice because their names have been written in heaven. Moreover, this is the cause for Jesus’s spontaneous rejoicing and giving praise to the Father in the opening passage of Luke’s gospel. Just who are these 72 disciples? They’re humble souls to whom God has revealed the mysteries of his Kingdom.

In contrast to the trained religious leaders who may be puffed up with pride. From whom God has hidden the mysteries. This reversal is found elsewhere in Scripture. Recall the lowly shepherds to whom the birth of Jesus was first revealed. One would hardly call them wise and learn this great reversal being worked out by God is a reason for Jesus’s joyful praise. Yes, father, he says. Such has been your gracious will. As Christians, we all share in Jesus’s mission by virtue of our baptism. We don’t have to become scholars to bear witness to the Father. Son and Holy Spirit, this happens through the gift of faith. The same gift was given to the 72 disciples. It happens by the way we live our everyday lives. Uniting our love with the love of Jesus, to whom all things have been handed over by his father.

Deacon David Hockwalt was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team.

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Deacon David Hockwalt – A Moment in Scripture Reflection 12.2023

Power OF The Holy Spirit- Fr. Dave Pivonka

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Power OF The Holy Spirit - Fr. Dave Pivonka | One of the struggles we have in the Church today is that we get exactly what we expect. We do not expect much as a people, parish, and community. We do not see the Lord do great things because we do not expect him to | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #MagnificatInt'lConference2023 #PowerOFTheHolySpiritFr.DavePivonka #PowerOFTheHolySpirit #Fr.DavePivonkaPower OF The Holy Spirit – Fr. Dave Pivonka

One of the struggles we have in the Church today is that we get exactly what we expect. We do not expect much as a people, parish, and community. We do not see the Lord do great things because we do not expect him to. If we open our world, we will see God do amazing remarkable things. We need the Holy Spirit. We would then see things that have been there all along, but we just weren’t aware of it. The Holy Spirit wants us to see a world that is supernatural. A world of power, grace, freedom, and mercy. The Holy Spirit is the one that opens that up. There is lot of anxiety in our world today.

‘May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.’ Romans 15:3 ‘Hope does not disappoint because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.’ Romans 5:5. Our hope is in God and that can only happen through the power of the Holy Spirit. Because of that we can go through trials and tribulations and not be disappointed. Our question to God then changes from ‘why is this happening’ to ‘what do you want me to see?’

Fr. Pivonka is a well-known Catholic speaker, author, Priest, and President.  He received his undergraduate degree in 1989 from Franciscan University and has since earned a master’s in theology a doctorate in education and an executive juris doctorate.  He was ordained in 1996 and after holding various positions at Franciscan University of Steubenville was elected President of the University in May of 2019.  Fr. Dave has served as Director of Post- Novitiate Formation for Franciscans and hosts the Wild Goose video series on the Holy Spirit, a documentary on St Francis of Assisi and Metanoia.  Fr. Dave is the author of 7 books including Living Metanoia and Finding Freedom and Fulfillment in Christ.  He is the host of Franciscan University Presents and host a popular pod cast, They That Hope.  Fr. Dave believes that God is laying a foundation for revival in our Church and that Franciscan University is being invited to be the center of that revival.

As we too pray for revival in our church, let us place ourselves in the presences of our Heavenly Father, inviting the Holy Spirit to Enter In and allow Him to heal us, fill us and use us as only He can.

Enter In was given at the 17th Magnificat International Leaders Conference in Pittsburgh, PA in October 2023.

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Joy and Peace

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Joy and Peace | Sunday Homily of Bishop David Toups. Two of the themes echoed throughout the weekend are ‘joy and peace.’ The gifts the Lord wants us to go forth with as you return to your homes, Chapters, husbands and children, work, friends, and community | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #JoyandPeaceJoy and Peace

Two of the themes echoed throughout the weekend are ‘joy and peace.’ The gifts the Lord wants us to go forth with as you return to your homes, Chapters, husbands and children, work, friends, and community. He wants us to bring joy and peace as our traveling companions. Bishop Toups refers to the scripture from Philippians 4:4-7 in Paul’s epistle.

 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.  Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

The word in Greek for Joy is ‘Chara’. It is a greeting, the same word the angel Gabriel greeted Mary. Hail Mary is to be filled with joy.  He wants us to rejoice always. The word in Greek for peace is ‘Eirini,’ to be a peacemaker. Be peaceful, quiet, rest, to be unified, to be calm in the midst of the storm. The most peaceful place in a hurricane is in the eye of the storm. The heart of it, we need to remain in the center of it. That is what the Lord wants us to bring to the table, the table of the Magnificat Meals. It is the gift you have to offer to the women who come to join us. That is the anointing.

Bishop David Toups was appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Beaumont, TX, in 2020.  Before becoming Bishop, he was a previous professor and dean of students at St. Vincent de Paul Seminary in Boynton Beach, FL, becoming Rector/President in 2012, along with numerous other positions Bishop Toups served the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, DC.  He is the Arthur of Reclaiming Our Priestly Character and serves as the Spiritual Advisor to the Magnificat Central Service Team.  Bishop Toups’ charisma draws you in, but the real beauty is his interior life and how he lives it for the Lord.   From his ordination in Florida to his studies in Rome to now becoming a Bishop in the state of Texas, it is undeniable that he is on a journey allowing the Lord to send him where he is needed most.

This Homily was given at the 17th Magnificat International Leaders Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, in October 2023.

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Eucharist Presence Part 3

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Eucharist Presence Part 3 | The Eucharist- Part 3- The Presence- presented by Jimmy Seghers. The focus of this segment is on the presence. Jesus promised I will be with you always. It affirms a truth that Catholics have always believed: the blessed Eucharist is the source and the summit of the Christian life | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #Eucharisticunion #EucharistPresencePart3 #EucharistPresence #Part3Eucharist Presence Part 3

The Eucharist- Part 3- The Presence- presented by Jimmy Seghers. The focus of this segment is on the presence. Jesus promised I will be with you always. It affirms a truth that Catholics have always believed: the blessed Eucharist is the source and the summit of the Christian life. The Eucharist presents the redemptive sacrifice of Christ on Calvary, and it also unites our modest offering of the sacrifice of Jesus, our head. The Catechism teaches our Lord’s presence under the humble appearance of bread and wine, and it raises the Eucharist above all the sacraments as the perfection of the spiritual life and the goal of all the sacraments. The power of the blessed Eucharist to transform us into Christ is astounding. The blessed Eucharist is designed to form saints. Jimmy shares historical evidence that the Eucharist is the true body, blood, soul, and divinity of Christ.

Jimmy Seghers was born in New Orleans. He was raised in a devout Catholic family. Jimmy has devoted much of his life to the pursuit of learning, teaching, and mentorship.

Jimmy joined the seminary after his sophomore year in high school. He earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College with majors in Philosophy, History, Education, and Classical Languages. He followed this by completing a four-year graduate program in Theology and Sacred Scripture at St. Mary’s and earning a master’s degree in history from DePaul University.

Jimmy has taught Sacred Scripture and Apologetics (that is, the defense of the Catholic faith). Jimmy frequently gives retreats, parish missions, and talks on biblical subjects. He is seen on FOCUS with Lisa Flood discussing biblical and religious topics. His classes are approved by the Archdiocese of New Orleans for certification credits for religion teachers. Each week, Jim is heard on the Radio Maria network. He can also be heard each morning on Catholic Community Radio as he gives the daily Gospel reflection. His essays have been published in This Rock, the Clarion-Herald, and he contributed to a catechetical series published by Ave Maria University Press. His most recent book is The Fullness of Truth: A Handbook for Understanding and Explaining the Catholic Faith Biblically. He also has created a completely free video series, Understanding Catholicism to be used by anyone as a tool to teach or learn the faith.

In 1995, Jimmy and his wife, Michelle, formed Totus Tuus Ministries, Inc., a non-profit corporation devoted to evangelizing Catholics. The purpose of this ministry is to evangelize Catholics through essays, media, audio content, retreats, conferences, the study of Sacred Scripture, and defense of the Catholic Faith—called Apologetics.

Jim and Michelle are the parents of nine children.

This is the 3rd of a 3-part series on the Eucharist.

Rejoice & Be Glad

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Rejoice & Be Glad | Saturday Mass Homily – Fr. Bao Thai. Rejoice & Be Glad.  Fr. Bao swags his joyful body up to the podium to give his homily, and the audience laughs at his amusing behavior. He begins with the theme of the gospel reading from Luke, where Christ sends out the 72. Fr. Bao states,” Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven. Rejoice. Your name is written in heaven. | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #ThePoweroftheHolySpirit #Rejoice&BeGladSaturdaMassHomilyFr.BaoThai #Rejoice&BeGlad #SaturdaMassHomily #Fr.BaoThaiRejoice & Be Glad

Fr. Bao swags his joyful body up to the podium to give his homily, and the audience laughs at his amusing behavior. He begins with the theme of the gospel reading from Luke, where Christ sends out the 72. Fr. Bao states,” Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven. Rejoice. Your name is written in heaven.”  Fr. Bao shares his trip to Rome with his Bishop from the Diocese of Orange, the 42nd Anniversary of Magnificat, and the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. He said jokingly, ‘My homily is about all you can eat.’ Fr. Bao shared special events in his family and how they fell on significant feast days of the Blessed Mother and the Holy Spirit through the intercession of Our Lady of the Rosary. He concludes with how he became Rector of Christ Cathedral by giving his ‘yes’ just as his Mother Mary’s fiat. We are baptized and anointed in the Holy Spirit, so do not be afraid. Be Magnificat sisters to the world, sharing God’s love. It takes courage to change the hearts of the people. Remember, rejoice, and be glad your name is written in heaven.

Fr. Bao Thai was born in Saigon, Vietnam, and moved to the U. S. with his family in 1993.  Fr. Bao was appointed Rector of Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove, CA. in 2022.  He is a fourth-generation Vietnamese-American rector of a cathedral in the United States.  He was instrumental as an advisory board member for the July 2021 dedication of Christ Cathedral Our Lady of La Vang Shrine, an outdoor display devoted to the Virgin Mary.

This Homily was given at the 17th Magnificat International Leaders Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, in October 2023.

The Eucharist Part 2 The Union

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Eucharistic Union | Jimmy Seghers. The Eucharistic Sacrifice is something we as Catholics consider common place. In this three part presentation your faith will be renewed | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #EucharisticunionThe Eucharist- Part 2- The Union

The Eucharist. Part 2- The Union. The major theme of this segment is ‘the kiss of the bridegroom.’ The Mass procession is a reminder that every Mass is a wedding.

Presented by Jimmy Seghers

Jesus’ wedding reception begins in the upper room on Holy Thursday. It continues on Good Friday when our sins nailed him to his wedding bed and will be celebrated triumphantly in heaven as the marriage supper of the lamb. Jimmy takes us through scripture from the Song of Songs, Ezekial, and Jerimiah, to Ephesians, Galatians, and Revelations, explaining the relationship and union of the bridegroom, ‘Jesus,’ and his bride, ‘the Church.’ He shares how the bridegroom is deeply rooted in the covenant God established with his people, and its bond forms a nuptial relationship with God. Jimmy concludes by explaining the ‘three kisses’ and how we are transformed as we receive holy communion. Leading to the fulfillment of Jesus prayer, “Father, that they may be all in one, as you, Father, are in me and I in thee, that they may also be in us.”

Jimmy Seghers was born in New Orleans. He was raised in a devout Catholic family. Jimmy has devoted much of his life to learning, teaching, and mentorship.

Jimmy joined the seminary after his sophomore year in high school. He earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College with majors in Philosophy, History, Education, and Classical Languages. He completed a four-year graduate program in Theology and Sacred Scripture at St. Mary’s and earned a master’s degree in history from DePaul University.

Jimmy has taught Sacred Scripture and Apologetics (the defense of the Catholic faith). Jimmy frequently gives retreats, parish missions, and talks on biblical subjects. He is seen on FOCUS with Lisa Flood discussing biblical and religious topics. The Archdiocese of New Orleans approves his classes for certification credits for religion teachers. Each week, Jim is heard on the Radio Maria network. He can also be heard each morning on Catholic Community Radio as he gives the daily Gospel reflection. His essays have been published in This Rock and the Clarion-Herald, and he contributed to a catechetical series published by Ave Maria University Press. His most recent book is The Fullness of Truth: A Handbook for Understanding and Explaining the Catholic Faith Biblically. He also has created a completely free video series, Understanding Catholicism, to be used by anyone as a tool to teach or learn the faith.

In 1995, Jimmy and his wife, Michelle, formed Totus Tuus Ministries, Inc., a non-profit corporation devoted to evangelizing Catholics. The purpose of this ministry is to evangelize Catholics through essays, media, audio content, retreats, conferences, the study of Sacred Scripture, and defense of the Catholic Faith—called Apologetics.

Jim and Michelle are the parents of nine children.

This is the 2nd of a 3-part series on the Eucharist.

The Banquet

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The Banquet | The Banquet by Deacon David Hockwalt. This is the time of year for holiday parties. Decisions need to be made. What will be the best date? Who should we invite? What kind of meal | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #ThePoweroftheHolySpirit #TheBanquetThe Banquet

The Banquet Parable Lk. 14:15-24 by Deacon David Hockwalt. This is the time of year for holiday parties. Decisions need to be made. What will be the best date? Who should we invite? What kind of meal? In Lukes parable of the Banquet the host prepared a delicious meal and invited guests with a social standing who were his relatives, friends, and business associates.

For one reason or another the invited guest declined the invitation. The Master then told his servants to go out into the streets and invite those with no social standing, the lame, the blind, the deaf, and the poor so that his house may be filled. The parable points to another kind of banquet, the banquet of God the Father. The ultimate banquet, ‘the bread of life and cup of salvation’ which is the Mass. At the end of Mass, we are commissioned to ‘go forth’ and extend an invitation to others also to share in the banqueting feast.

DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team.

We pray that today may be a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this reflection. Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. We trust that this reflection will help us all better understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness. We want to come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me and holy is His Name!

To find out more about Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women, visit us at www.magnificat-ministry.org

The Power of the Holy Spirit

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The Power of the Holy Spirit | Bishop David Zubik, Bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh welcomed the women of Magnificat to Pittsburgh, PA, and how we were all brought together by the Holy Spirit | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #ThePoweroftheHolySpiritThe Power of the Holy Spirit

Bishop David Zubik, Bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh welcomed the women of Magnificat to Pittsburgh, PA, and how we were all brought together by the Holy Spirit. Bishop Zubik reflected on Luke’s gospel and the power of the Holy in the visitation of Mary and Elizabeth, who were recipients of the promises of God through the Holy Spirit. Bishop Zubik shared a story of the arch enemy the devil wanting to stop the power of God from spreading. He wanted to stop the good news of God’s love. The devil and his cohorts came up with a plan to delay God’s plan by influencing the people not to take God’s word seriously which resulted in their exile. It is apropos and necessary in our own times, as we too do not listen and put God’s plan aside as we live out our own selfish desires.  Bishop Zubik enthusiastically encouraged the women of Magnificat to be moved by the power of the Holy Spirit and stay true to the 5 principle objectives of the Ministry: the Meal, fellowship, praise, personal testimonies, and intentional prayer.

Bishop Zubik was appointed auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh in 1997, eleventh Bishop of the Diocese of Green Bay in 2003 by Pope John Paul II and twelfth Bishop of Pittsburgh by Pope Benedict XVI in 2007.  Bishop Zubik has had numerous assignments including, Parochial Vicar, Vice Principal, Chaplain, Spiritual Director, Administrative Secretary to then Pittsburgh Bishiop Anthony J. Bevilacqua, Administrative Secretary and Master of Ceremonies to then Pittsburgh Bishop Donald W. Wuerl, Director of Clergy Personnel, Associate General Secretary and Chancellor, and Vicar General and General Secretary.

This Homily was given at the 17th Magnificat International Leaders Conference in Pittsburgh, PA in October 2023.

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Eucharistic Sacrifice

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Eucharistic Sacrifice | Jimmy Seghers. The Eucharistic Sacrifice is something we as Catholics consider common place. In this three part presentation your faith will be renewed | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #EucharisticSacrificEucharistic Sacrifice ~ Jimmy Seghers 

The Eucharistic Sacrifice is something we as Catholics consider common place. In this three part presentation your faith will be renewed.

Eucharistic Sacrifice Explained

Eucharist Sacrifice. By Jimmy Seghers explains what we participate in at every Mass and how the Eucharist is a mystery of incomprehensible love. He answers why the Eucharist is a sacrifice once, and for all and how in Jesus self-sacrificing love to the Father, he is suffering for us and saving us from our sins for all eternity. Listen to Jimmy’s profound delineation as he unfolds the mystery of the Eucharist.

Jimmy Seghers was born in New Orleans. He was raised in a devout Catholic family. Jimmy has devoted much of his life to the pursuit of learning, teaching, and mentorship. Jimmy joined the seminary after his sophomore year in high school. He earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College with majors in Philosophy, History, Education, and Classical Languages. He followed this by completing a four-year graduate program at St. Mary’s in Theology and Sacred Scripture, and earned a master’s degree in History from DePaul University.

Jimmy has taught Sacred Scripture and Apologetics (that is, the defense of the Catholic faith). Jimmy frequently gives retreats, parish missions, and talks on biblical subjects. He is seen on FOCUS with Lisa Flood discussing biblical and religious topics. His classes are approved by the Archdiocese of New Orleans for certification credits for religion teachers. Each week, Jim is heard on the Radio Maria network. He can also be heard each morning on Catholic Community Radio as he gives the daily Gospel reflection. His essays have been published in This Rock, the Clarion-Herald, and he contributed to a catechetical series published by Ave Maria University Press. His most recent book is The Fullness of Truth: A Handbook for Understanding and Explaining the Catholic Faith Biblically. He also has created a completely free video series Understanding Catholicism to be used by anyone as a tool to teach or learn the faith.

In 1995, Jimmy and his wife, Michelle formed Totus Tuus Ministries, Inc., a non-profit corporation devoted to evangelizing Catholics. The purpose of this ministry is to evangelize Catholics through essays, media, audio content, retreats, conferences, the study of Sacred Scripture, and defense of the Catholic Faith—called Apologetics.

Jim and Michelle are the parents of nine children.

This is the 1st of a 3-part series on the Eucharist.

 

The Kingdom of God Is At Hand

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The Kingdom of God Is At Hand | Magnificat 2023 Thursday Homily.  The kingdom of God is at hand, and Fr. Dave Privonka dives into the Gospel reading of Luke 10:1-12 | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #MagnificatInt'lConference2023 #TheKingdomofGodIsAtHandThe Kingdom of God Is At Hand 

Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR. The Thursday evening opening Mass at the Magnificat Int’l Conference 2023 was held on November 5th, the Feast of St. Faustina and Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, in the ballroom of the Pittsburgh Airport Hyatt Hotel. Bishop David Toups, Ministry Spiritual Advisor and Bishop of the Diocese of Beaumont, Texas, was the presider to open the Conference weekend. Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR president of Franciscan University, Steubenville, OH, was the homilist. The first reading is from Nehemiah 8:1-4a, 5-6,7b-12.

The Kingdom of God is at Hand

The Gospel reading is Luke 10:1-12. Fr. Dave Pivonka recalled in his homily how the Israelite people had been exiled for generations and were coming back to rebuild the temple and hear the law from the prophet Ezra. The Word of God moved them, and they began to fall in worship, repentance, and tears. They were raising their hands and praising God. They spent their whole life longing for the Messiah, for Him to come with His Kingdom and reign. The kingdom of God is at hand; It is in our midst. It should stir something in your heart. The reality is that He is present in our midst. The Lord wants us to come with freshness as we celebrate the Eucharist, as we eat his body and drink his blood so that we have new life in us. We would then approach the Eucharist differently. Our lives should be profoundly changed in the Mass. We would experience the longing, the hope, and the hunger. Come, Lord Jesus, the kingdom of God is at hand. Magnificat 2023 Thursday Homily.

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Raising The Son Of The Widow Nain

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Raising The Son Of The Widow Nain | A reflection on Raising The Son Of The Widow at Nain by Deacon David Hockwalt. Jesus raises from the dead the only son of the widow of Nain. Nain was a small village 25 miles from Capernaum. It was at the city gate that Jesus met a funeral procession. He stopped the processionn | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #RaisingTheSonOfTheWidowNainRaising The Son Of The Widow Nain

A reflection on Raising The Son Of The Widow at Nain by Deacon David Hockwalt. Jesus raises from the dead the only son of the widow of Nain. Nain was a small village 25 miles from Capernaum. It was at the city gate that Jesus met a funeral procession. He stopped the procession. The widow had no male advocate.  She was in financial and legal ruin. Jesus was moved with pity for the widow. God cares deeply for us. The grace he gives is the help we need at a particular moment. The grace comes from his initiative, and it is free and undeserved.

By raising the widow’s son from the dead, he immediately rectified her situation. Fear seized them all, and they glorified God. Just as Jesus raised the son from the dead, we are called to use the grace and charisms we have received. Come, Holy Spirit, fill me with your grace and fill me with your charisms.

DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team.

We pray that today may be a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this reflection. Magnificat, taken from Luke 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. We trust that this reflection will help us all better understand that we are indeed children of God, made in His image and likeness. We want to come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me, and holy is His Name!

To find out more about Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women, visit us at www.magnificat-ministry.org

Testimony of Kimberly Mouledoux

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Testimony of Kiimberly Mouledoux | Kimberly Mouledoux’s testimony is about how she has learned the voice of God and how it has led her. Kimberly grew up in an Episcopal family of four in New York. She was the oldest of two girls. She came from a musical family and learned to play the piano at four | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #TestimonyofKiimberlyMouledouxTestimony of Kimberly Mouledoux

Kimberly learned the voice of God and how it has led her. Kimberly grew up in an Episcopal family of four in New York. She was the oldest of two girls. She came from a musical family and learned to play the piano at four. She learned to play the French horn as she got older and got very good at it.

Many opportunities came her way. She learned to play the guitar and sing. Kimberly began to write her own songs and met a man named Guy who produced them for her. She later married Guy, who was Catholic, and moved to Metairie, LA.  She was in the music ministry in the Episcopal Church and Baptist Church in her early married life. Thirsting and being fed was part of her journey, and she accepted Christ while working in the Baptist Church. Kimberly and Guy have five children who attended Catholic School in Metairie. Her journey eventually led her to the fullness of the Catholic faith when she was hired to be the Director of Music at St. Angela Marissi parish and school. She joined the Pauline Formation and has written two books.

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My Amen

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My Amen | Mary Wilson shares the definition of Amen from different sources. It means, ‘It is so, so be it.’ To say ‘Amen’ to something expresses strong approval or support for an idea | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #MyAmenMaryWilson #MyAmen #MaryWilsonMy Amen

My Amen by Mary Wilson shares the definition of Amen from different sources. It means, ‘It is so, so be it.’ To say ‘Amen’ to something expresses strong approval or support for an idea. It also means,’ truly or true, I believe.’ Jesus, himself, is called the ‘Amen’, the one who is faithful to his word. It is frequently used in scripture, doxologies, the Eucharist, and at the end of prayers. It is used to add a solemn affirmation. It is a Hebrew word. The Lord himself often uses it in the Gospels. It shows God’s faithfulness toward us in his promises and our trust in him. Through him, with him, and in him, to the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Mary Wilson serves on the (CST) Central Service Team of the Magnificat Ministry as Secretary.

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The Seven Sorrows of Mary

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The Seven Sorrows of Mary | Deacon Dave reflects on Our Lady of Seven Sorrows celebrated on September 15th. Just as Mary is the mother of Jesus, she is mother to all his followers, she is mother to us, especially the mothers of today | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #TheSevenSorrowsofMaryDeaconDave #TheSevenSorrowsofMary #TheSevenSorrows #DeaconDaveThe Seven Sorrows of Mary

The Seven Sorrows of Mary. Deacon Dave reflects on Our Lady of Seven Sorrows celebrated on September 15th. Just as Mary is the mother of Jesus, she is mother to all his followers, she is mother to us, especially the mothers of today. St. Louis de Montfort said, “if you put the love of all mothers into one heart it still would not equal the love of Mary for her children.” The seven sorrows are: 1. The Prophesy of Simion 2. The Flight into Egypt 3. The Loss of the Child Jesus 4. Mary Meets Jesus on the Way to Calvery. 5. The Crucifixion of Jesus 6. The Body of Jesus taken down from the Cross. 7. The Burial of Jesus.

The Blessed Mother knows the sorrow of today’s mothers. She connects with them heart to heart. Mothers of today can turn to Our Blessed Mother in both their joys and their sorrows.

DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team.

We pray that today may be a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this reflection. Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. We trust that this reflection will help us all better understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness. We want to come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me and holy is His Name!

To find out more about Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women, visit us at magnificat-ministry

Testimony of Sr. Jacqueline Gitonga

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Testimony of Sr. Jacqueline Gitonga | Sr. Jackie Jean-Marie Gitonga was born and raised Kenya on a farm. She was the oldest of 3 children, with a younger brother and sister. She grew up in the Catholic faith. A program called Opus Dei taught her the basics of living and gave her the foundations of her faith | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #TestimonyofSr.JacquelineGitongaTestimony of Sr. Jacqueline Gitonga

Sr. Jackie Jean-Marie Gitonga was born and raised Kenya on a farm. She was the oldest of 3 children, with a younger brother and sister. She grew up in the Catholic faith. A program called Opus Dei taught her the basics of living and gave her the foundations of her faith. Her parents gave her a prayer book and a bible to help her spiritual growth. In High School she attended a boarding school and started questioning her faith as she did not have the answers. She decided to leave the faith and told her parents. They gave her words of wisdom that she did not have to leave the faith but to go deeper.

Sr. Jacqueline Gitonga. studied her undergrad at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa and received a degree in Business Administration. She then got the opportunity to come to the United States and received an M.Ed. in Education, Human Resource Development and went on to getting her doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Human Resources. While in college she joined the Newman Center and a Charismatic group. She went on a retreat and heard about consecrated singles. She was also healed of a stomach ailment. From that moment on her faith became alive for her, she loved going to Mass and Adoration. She was introduced to the idea of religious life and that began her quest to search out different orders. She discovered the Daughters of St. Paul. In 2019, Sr. Jackie professed her final vows. She is currently the National Director of Pauline Cooperators- Daughters of St. Paul in the USA. She resides in Metairie, LA.

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Testimony of Carla Comer

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Testimony of Carla Comer | Carla Comer was raised Catholic and attended Catholic parochial schools through High School. During high school, she suffered from depression and rebelled against God | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #TestimonyofCarlaComer #CarlaComerTestimony of Carla Comer

Testimony of Carla Comer. Carla Comer was raised Catholic and attended Catholic parochial schools through High School. During high school, she suffered from depression and rebelled against God. Carla went to college, dropped out after a year, and came back home. Her mother was a devout Catholic and Rosary prayer. Carla’s mother attended charismatic prayer meetings, and Carla began to get curious about them because her mother exhibited so much joy. Carla ended up reading a book that her mother’s friend wrote, and it was precisely what Carla was experiencing.

Carla became friends with the mother’s friend and was introduced to the bible, and soon she too would start attending the prayer meeting. Carla received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and her life was transformed. She finished college and had a great job. She met her future husband and had two boys. She shares her mother’s declining health and the miracles that occurred. Her favorite verse was Proverbs 3:4-6, and it carried her through some tough times, but her faith remained strong as her mother led her to the Blessed Mother, and she finally picked up that Rosary and began to see the graces unfold.

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Testimony of Fr. William Moorby

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Testimony of Fr. William Moorby | Fr. William Moorby is from the area of Rochester, NY. Fr. Moorby was raised in a strong Catholic home with fond memories of his early sacraments.  He shares in his story how he became involved in the Charismatic Renewal and how it led him to the priesthood | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #TestimonyofFr.WilliamMoorby #Fr.WilliamMoorbyTestimony of Fr. William Moorby

Fr. William Moorby is from the area of Rochester, NY. Fr. Moorby was raised in a strong Catholic home with fond memories of his early sacraments.  He shares in his story how he became involved in the Charismatic Renewal and how it led him to the priesthood. His parents were involved in the Charismatic Renewal and encouraged him when he was in college to attend a prayer group.

After many attempts, he was able to find one. Through his connection with a roommate in college and his Spiritual Director, he was encouraged to consider the vocation of priesthood. Fr. Moorby attended St. John Fisher University in Rochester, NY. Father Moorby was ordained in 1982. He began his stay in Tioga in 1993 as pastor of St. John the Evangelist, Newark Valley, and St. Francis of Assisi, Catatonk. Four years later, he was named administrator of St. Patrick, Owego, and a year after that, he became pastor of all three churches. In 2003, he doubled his pastorate by adding on St. James, Waverly; St. Margaret Mary, Apalachin; and St. Pius X, Van Etten in the newly formed Blessed Trinity/St. Patrick parishes.

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Testimony of Dr. Carol Razza

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Testimony of Dr. Carol Razza | Dr. Carol Razza shares her empowering testimony with wisdom and humor. Her lively and animated delivery leads you through a time of transformation to be rid of the lies we tell ourselves to a place of peace and freedom as a child of God and an heir to the kingdom | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #TestimonyofDr.CarolRazza #Dr.CarolRazzaTestimony of Dr. Carol Razza

Dr. Carol Razza shares her empowering testimony with wisdom and humor. Her lively and animated delivery leads you through a time of transformation to be rid of the lies we tell ourselves to a place of peace and freedom as a child of God and an heir to the kingdom.

Dr. Carol Razza is a full-time faculty member and formation advisor at St. Vincent de Paul Seminary in Boynton Beach, FL. Her degrees include an Ed. D in Child and Youth Studies from Nova Southeastern University, an M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Nova, and a B.S. in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University. She also serves on the Advisory Board, as the Regional Representative for Europe and Asia, for the International Magnificat. She has worked in private practice as a psychotherapist for over twenty-five years.

Dr. Carol has written two books, “Sonblock-How Christians Unknowingly Shield Themselves from Grace” and “Parent Me. Please!”, helping parents parent their adolescents. Carol presents at seminars, conferences, workshops, and retreats both nationally and internationally. She lives in Father God’s supernatural joy and encourages others to do the same. Carol’s greatest blessings include her marriage of 50 years to her husband Paul, their wonderful sons and daughters-in-law, and grandchildren.

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Teaching Reflection from Fr. Pat Crowley

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Teaching Reflection from Fr. Pat Crowley | Magnificat is about witness, sharing their stories. Our story brings us deeper into the mystery of God’s love. As we ask the Blessed Mother for guidance, Mary helps move the freshness of the Spirit manifested in our lives into a deeper intimacy with Jesus | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #Fr.PatCrowley #TeachingReflection #TeachingReflectionfromFr.PatCrowleyTeaching Reflection from Fr. Pat Crowley

Teaching Reflection from Fr. Pat Crowley. Magnificat is about witness, sharing their stories. Our story brings us deeper into the mystery of God’s love. As we ask the Blessed Mother for guidance, Mary helps move the freshness of the Spirit manifested in our lives into a deeper intimacy with Jesus.

Fr. Crowley shares how his experience in Medjugorje had a profound effect on him.  He listened to many confessions and saw many transformations. He shares how he was introduced to the baptism of the Holy Spirit in his priesthood and explains how the baptism of the Holy Spirit is an extension of one’s infant baptism. The Holy Spirit rekindles the fire within each of us.  Fr. Crowley reminds us to never underestimate the power of the Holy Spirit.

Father has been actively involved in healing ministry within the Charismatic Renewal since 1972. Since that time, he has been an eyewitness to many spiritual, physical, and emotional healings. God has used him as a most powerful instrument of His healing love.

Fr. Pat Crowley, CC.SS., (Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary), is the Spiritual Advisor for the North County San Diego Chapter of Magnificat.

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Testimony of Stacey O’Rourke

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Testimony of Stacey O’Rourke | Stacey O’Rourke is a cradle Catholic. She received all her sacraments, but her family were not big church goers. She grew up in a dysfunctional household as both parents were alcoholics. She also became an alcoholic at an early age | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #TestimonyofStaceyO’Rourke #StaceyO’RourkeTestimony of Stacey O’Rourke

Stacey O’Rourke is a cradle Catholic. She received all her sacraments, but her family were not big church goers. She grew up in a dysfunctional household as both parents were alcoholics. She also became an alcoholic at an early age. This spiraled her into unhealthy relationships and activities and failed marriages. After her sobriety she went back to church and found support through her church family. She discovered Charismatics within her parish and became very intrigued.

Stacey received the gift of the Holy Spirit, and her life began to have meaning, and purpose. People would come to her and ask for prayer. She got very involved in Ministries within the Church and worked in a Catholic bookstore. It took her a long time, but she was finally able to forgive her mother. Stacey was the caregiver of her father in his last years and brought him to Christ before he passed away. The Lord kept bringing angels into her life that would help her and her family with all their daily living needs. She has two grown daughters from her marriage of 25 years and seven grandchildren. Her story is compelling and miraculous in many ways.

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 Testimony of Angela Copenhaver

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Testimony of Angela Copenhaver. | Angela Copenhaver is a Catholic convert. She was raised in Lincoln, Nebraska in a protestant family. Her parents divorced when she was young. As an adult she worked for a delivery company and worked hard to climb the corporate ladder and financial security | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #TestimonyofAngelaCopenhaver #AngelaCopenhaverTestimony of Angela Copenhaver

Angela Copenhaver is a Catholic convert. She was raised in Lincoln, Nebraska in a protestant family. Her parents divorced when she was young. As an adult she worked for a delivery company and worked hard to climb the corporate ladder and financial security. She was promoted to management in sales and marketing and transferred to Montana and then Virginia Beach.  While walking on the beach one day she heard a message from God to move back to Lincoln, NE to be close to family and just be a grandma.

Angela’s daughter had recently become a Catholic. Jesus used her family to start her journey with Jesus. Angela and her husband went to Church with her daughter’s family and soon after they joined RCIA. She attributes St. Therese of Avila as being influential in growing in her faith from the many books she read. She and her husband became Catholic in April of 2012. Angela started listening to Spirit Catholic Radio, and the programming changed her life. She saw a job opportunity to work at the radio station in sales and marketing and though she had no experience in radio she convinced them to hire her. She sees it as a wonderful way to evangelize. Angela is also the founder of We Teach Think and Human from Day One.

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Testimony of Pat Higginbotham 

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Testimony of Pat Higginbotham | Pat Higginbotham was a daughter in a military family. She grew up with three sisters; she was the third child | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #TestimonyofPatHigginbotham #PatHigginbothamTestimony of Pat Higginbotham

Pat Higginbotham was a daughter in a military family. She grew up with three sisters; she was the third child. Her father was in the Airforce. They moved around a lot as most military families do but she felt she had one stable home in Lost Creek, W. Virginia, her mother’s family home. She grew up in the Methodist faith, but in her preteen years, she began to have curiosity about the Catholic faith because her neighborhood friend was Catholic. She got introduced to the Holy Water and the Sign of the Cross. Her friend also took her to a Catholic Mass. She felt the reverence of the Catholic tradition. She ended up marrying a Catholic man soon out of college.

Pat Higginbotham. and her husband had three children. She struggled being a good mother and read many books on parenting. In 1981, Pat converted to the Catholic faith for the sake of the family and felt the calling from the Blessed Mother. They moved into a new home and the local Catholic Church had a Charismatic Community she got very involved in. She received the gift of the Holy Spirit. She learned through Romans that God’s love is poured into our hearts by the power of the Holy Spirit. Pat shares a few of her life’s lessons when hearing the Lord speak but not responding to the call. Pat became active in the Healing Ministry, visiting people in hospitals and prisons. She shares how God spoke to her in those experiences and revealed his mercy, love, and compassion.

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Testimony of Michelle Seghers 

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Testimony of Michelle Seghers | Michelle begins her story with a verse from Jeremiah 31:3 “I have loved you with an everlasting love.’ She shares how His everlasting love has been with her throughout her lifetime in the Church, and in her family | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #TestimonyofMichelleSeghers #MichelleSeghersTestimony of Michelle Seghers 

Testimony of Michelle Seghers. Michelle begins her story with a verse from Jeremiah 31:3 “I have loved you with an everlasting love.’ She shares how His everlasting love has been with her throughout her lifetime in the Church, and in her family. God has always been faithful to her. Michelle grew up in a strong Catholic family in Louisiana. Her father was a Deacon. The family opened their home to many Religious as she was growing up, having daily Mass in their home, and being formed in the catechesis of the faith.

Michelle met the love of her life, a much older man and married Jim at the age of 20. They started their marriage living in California and had seven children of their own and raised two from Jim’s previous marriage. Michelle homeschooled the children. After having a successful career, Jim felt called to Ministry, when he retired, they moved back to Louisiana to start the Totus Tuus Ministry and wrote a book called the ‘Fullness of Truth.’ Michelle worked with the Young Adult Ministry and Theology on Tap in her Diocese for many years and then became the Office Manager and Event Planner for Magnificat.

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A Reflection on Sending Out Laborers

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A Reflection on Sending Out Laborers | What does the heart of God look like? Jesus is the perfect embodiment of God’s heart. Matthew tells us his heart was moved with pity as he surveyed the crowds before him. | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #CatholicTestimony #A ReflectiononSendingOutLaborers A Reflection on Sending Out Laborers

A Reflection on Sending out Laborers Matt. 9:32-38 By Deacon David Hockwalt. What does the heart of God look like? Jesus is the perfect embodiment of God’s heart. Matthew tells us his heart was moved with pity as he surveyed the crowds before him. He had compassion that sprang out of profound love. Jesus knew that he would one day return to the Father and that his ministry needed to continue on earth. The harvest is abundant, but the laborers are few. Jesus is referring to the harvest of evangelization. Pray for men and women who will dedicate themselves to the harvest.

DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team.

We pray that today may be a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this reflection. Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. We trust that this reflection will help us all better understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness. We want to come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me and holy is His Name!

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Testimony of Deacon John Bialorucki

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Testimony of Deacon John Bialorucki | John Bialorucki is a Deacon in the Huron Diocese. He entered the Deaconate late in life. Deacon John finished a five-year program at the age of 65. In his testimony he focuses on three questions, why am I here?| #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #DeacnJohnBialorucki #CatholicTestimonyTestimony of Deacon John Bialorucki

Testimony of Deacon John Bialorucki. John Bialorucki is a Deacon in the Huron Diocese. He entered the Deaconate late in life. Deacon John finished a five-year program at the age of 65. In his testimony, he focuses on three questions, why am I here? Where am I going? How am I going to get there? He answers the 2nd question first.  We are going to heaven. He accomplished getting his wife to heaven by her constant prayers for him. In his early life, he was searching.  He wanted a good life, job, and family.

John says, “We are all looking for happiness.”

In the seventh grade, he pondered entering the priesthood but was not mature enough. He went into the Navy instead.  When he left the service, he married his high school sweetheart. The Deaconate program taught him how to pray, learn scripture and apologetics, and turn his life into more faith-filled ways. Why am I here? I am here to serve.  Serving at St. Peter’s has taught him to pray now! He also learned how to surrender to the spirit. We need to step out; we need to evangelize; we need to pray for each other.

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Testimony of Shannon Austin 

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Testimony of Shannon Austin | Shannon focuses on three areas of her life, how life shaped her, how she helped and hindered God’s plan for her and how God showed up even when she didn’t | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #TestimonyofShannonAustin #ShannonAustinTestimony of Shannon Austin

Testimony of Shannon Austin. Shannon focuses on three areas of her life, how life shaped her, how she helped and hindered God’s plan for her and how God showed up even when she didn’t. Shannon grew up in Louisiana. She was an only child from a broken home. Her father came back from the Service a changed man from all the trauma he experienced which caused a troubled marriage. Her parents divorced when she was very young. Shannon and her mother moved into her grandmother’s home.

Shannon’s mother was very depressed and became an alcoholic. She was very withdrawn from Shannon. Shannon’s grandmother was a very devout Catholic and loved her in ways her mother could not. As a teenager, Shannon wandered from her faith and got involved in drinking and sneaking out at night. She went to college and got a degree in Psychology and Masters. Soon after, Shannon met her husband, Steven and had four children. They rediscovered their faith in God together. The family came back to the sacraments and have become very involved in various ministries in their parish. Shannon recently acquired a certification in Equine therapy.

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The Choices We Make

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The Choices We Make | This gospel is about choices. The choice to live a life of their pagan occupiers or according to Jewish law and faith. They faced dilemmas whether to pay the Roman tax or be tied to the temple. Whether to acknowledge Caesar or Herod is King | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #TheChoicesWeMakeThe Choices We Make

A Reflection on The Choices We Make Matt. 7:12-14 By Deacon David Hockwalt

The Choices We Make. This gospel is about choices. The choice to live a life of their pagan occupiers or according to Jewish law and faith. They faced dilemmas whether to pay the Roman tax or be tied to the temple. Whether to acknowledge Caesar or Herod is King. Whether to separate themselves culturally or to embrace the Roman way of life. Jesus is pointing out that choices have consequences, good and bad. The harder choice is the better choice, the narrow road that leads to God. What are the parallels of ancient life and our life today?

DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team.

We pray that today may be a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this reflection. Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. We trust that this reflection will help us all better understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness. We want to come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me and holy is His Name!

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Testimony of Heather King

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Testimony of Heather King | Heather King is a Los Angeles based writer, blogger, and speaker. Heather was raised on the coast of New Hampshire. She is the oldest of eight children from a Protestant family. She was considered the intelligent one with lots of drive | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #TestimonyofHeatherKing #HeatherKingTestimony of Heather King

Heather King is a Los Angeles based writer, blogger, and speaker. Heather was raised on the coast of New Hampshire. She is the oldest of eight children from a Protestant family. She was considered the intelligent one with lots of drive. She is an ex-lawyer, a contemplative and Catholic convert. Heather has written many books and memoirs which detail her journey through 20 years of alcoholism, lymes disease, breast cancer, childlessness, and a broken marriage. Her story is like the prodigal daughter who squandered her inheritance. Heathers conversion to Catholicism took place in 1996 around the same time she left her career as a very successful lawyer in Los Angeles to fulfill a lifelong goal of becoming a writer. The Church formed her and allowed her womanhood to come to fullness. The Church gives her a sense of purpose and a place of comfort to sustain her. Heathers story is one of passion and grit in the face of life’s trials and disappointments. Her writing has been depicted as riveting words and a lost soul that was found. Heather speaks nationwide and is a monthly contributor to the Magnificat publication.

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Testimony of Fr. Sidney Speaks

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Testimony of Fr. Sidney Speaks | Fr. Sidney Speaks grew up in Baltimore, MD. He was the firstborn of a large family with a devout Catholic mother and an alcoholic father. He first heard the call to the priesthood while doing his chores vacuuming at the age of 11 |#christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #TestimonyofFr.SidneySpeaks #Fr.SidneySpeaksTestimony of Fr. Sidney Speaks

Fr. Sidney Speaks grew up in Baltimore, MD. He was the firstborn of a large family with a devout Catholic mother and an alcoholic father. He first heard the call to the priesthood while doing his chores vacuuming at the age of 11. He ignored the call as he pursued other interests in High School, such as baseball and girls. Toward the end of High School, he befriended a priest that also felt he had a calling. He listened to the priest’s advice and went to St. Joseph Seminary in New Orleans. Unfortunately, he was not ‘all in’; he tried dating in Seminary, but the Lord had his hand on him, and Sidney continued his studies and graduate work in Washington DC. Fr. Sidney was assigned to a couple of parishes as Assoc.

Pastor in New Orleans. Still not content, he left his order of St. Joseph, no longer responsible to commit to his community vows. He became a Catholic High School teacher and was out dating again. About 5 years later, Our Blessed Mother wooed him again and told him to do whatever her son was asking of him, come back and just say ‘yes’ every day. The St. Joseph order would not take him back, but Archbishop Aymond assigned him to a parish in New Orleans. Fr. Speaks is very grateful for all the prayers prayed by Magnificat women for his priesthood.

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Testimony of Casey Sprehe

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Testimony of Casey Sprehe | Casey’s first experience of the Holy Spirit was as a teenager while attending a Retreat. She knew something was very different as she observed the attendees praising God | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #TestimonyofCaseySprehe #CaseySpreheTestimony of Casey Sprehe

Testimony of Casey Sprehe. Casey’s first experience of the Holy Spirit was as a teenager while attending a Retreat. She knew something was very different as she observed the attendees praising God. She discovered it was having a relationship with our Lord. Casey encountered Christ as never before and returned home transformed. She got involved in the Charismatic Renewal. She feels her calling is to bridge the generational gap and help the Millennials strengthen their faith and become leaders in the Charismatic Renewal in the Catholic Church.

Casey grew up in New Orleans. Her undergrad degree was in Theology teaching and then received an MA in Theology from the Augustine Institute. It was there that she met her husband. She serves on the board for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, the Southern Regional Conference Steering Committee and assists with the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of New Orleans Youth Retreat. Her main vocation is as a stay-at-home wife and mother taking care of four young children. Her extra time is spent as a Catholic speaker and evangelist.

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Testimony of Amy Del Valle

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Testimony of Amy Del Valle | Amy Del Valle grew up in New York in a culturally Jewish home.  She was the oldest of three children and had a younger sister and brother. Family life was very dysfunctional | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #TestimonyofAmyDelValle #AmyDelValleTestimony of Amy Del Valle

Testimony of Amy Del Valle. Amy Del Valle grew up in New York in a culturally Jewish home.  She was the oldest of three children and had a younger sister and brother. Family life was very dysfunctional. Her parents divorced when she was 8 yrs. old and there was a long custody battle. Her mother remarried hoping for a better family life but the stepfather was very abusive to her brother and sister. Amy tried her best to protect them. She spent much of her time at a friend’s house when they lived in Staten Island to get away from her unstable home life. The family was very kind to her, and she felt loved and accepted in their Italian Catholic home.

When Amy was in high school, she worked in her stepfather’s Dry-Cleaning business and would remain there to eventually to manage the store for many years after. It was through work that she met her future husband, Peter. He was a non-practicing Catholic. They were married by a Catholic priest that intertwined the Jewish and Catholic traditions in the ceremony, to appease both sides of the family. Their faith journey began together, and they became the parents of two daughters. They looked for a new church and found the Lutheran Church to be the best option as their daughters went to preschool there. They felt pulled back into the Catholic church once the daughters were old enough to receive the Sacraments. They became very involved in the new Catholic community. Amy became a Lector and Cantor and Peter became a Deacon. They knew they were home at last.

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Question about Paying Taxes

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Question about Paying Taxes | A Moment in Scripture- The Question about Paying Taxes Mk. 12:13-17 By Deacon David Hockwalt | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #QuestionaboutPayingTaxesQuestion about Paying Taxes

A Moment in Scripture- The Question about Paying Taxes Mk. 12:13-17 By Deacon David Hockwalt

Question about Paying Taxes. This scripture shows the greatness of Jesus. Two enemies join forces: the Herodians and the Pharisees. They try to entrap Jesus by setting up a lose-lose situation. Taxes were a hot button issue. They ask Jesus if it is lawful to pay taxes to Caesar or not? If Jesus agrees on taxation, he alienates the majority of Jews who can’t stand Roman rule. If he rejects the tax, he will be reported to the Roman authorities for instigating rebellion.

Jesus turned the lose-lose situation into a win-win. Because Caesar’s likeness is stamped on the coin for tax it should be given back to him as his rightful property. God’s image and likeness is stamped into every living person as we were created in the image of God. We have the higher duty of giving ourselves back to God by serving him. In these complex times we must discern among the likenesses who we are to give the rightful authority by whose image we are created.

Deacon David Hockwalt serves at the St. Francis of Assisi Parish in La Quinta, CA

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Testimony of Ashley Stevens

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Testimony of Ashley Stevens |Ashley Stevens was born outside of Philadelphia, PA. She was raised as a Methodist and was baptized at age 7. At age 9, her family moved to Oakridge, TN. Ashley’s young years were filled with sports activities and the family rarely had time for church| #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #TestimonyofAshleyStevens #AshleyStevensTestimony of Ashley Stevens

Ashley Stevens was born outside of Philadelphia, PA. She was raised as a Methodist and was baptized at age 7. At age 9, her family moved to Oakridge, TN. Ashley’s young years were filled with sports activities and the family rarely had time for church. When Ashley entered high school, she got involved in Young Life and accepted Christ into her life while on a retreat. Her priorities began to change as her faith became her driving force and understood how deep Christ’s love was for her. In college, she started going to a Catholic church and was mentored through friends in the Focus program.

One close friend, Brad, would become her future husband. She asked all the typical questions but her new understanding of John Chapter 6, sealed the deal. She enrolled in RCIA, became Catholic, and began work in the Focus program. Then tragedy struck and her faith was tested.  She had many people praying for her recovery and a loving God who fought for her. Her talk is based on the scripture verse, ‘The Lord himself will fight for you, you have only to be still.’ Exodus 14:14

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Testimony of Fr. Joseph Droessler

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Fr. Joseph Droessier | Testimony of Fr. Joseph Droessler. Fr. Joseph Droessler is a diocesan priest of Orange, well known for his charism of preaching and many other gifts of the Holy Spirit. |  #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #catholicpriest #testimony #Fr.JosephDroesslerTestimony of Fr. Joseph Droessler

Testimony of Fr. Joseph Droessler. Fr. Joseph Droessler is a diocesan priest of Orange, well known for his charism of preaching and many other gifts of the Holy Spirit. He is a native of Orange County and the seventh of eight children. His priestly formation includes years of study at Mt. Saint Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD, and Mt. Angel Benedictine Abbey and Seminary in Oregon.

He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Orange in 1995. Fr, Joseph has a great love for Church history, particularly as seen through the eyes of her saints. His unique testimony will portray the Lord’s pursuit of him and his resistance and then surrender.

After one year in the college seminary, he left the seminary for a full decade; a year before finishing a degree from Loyola Law School, he attended a St. Ignatius retreat. During this retreat, he heard the hound of heaven calling him to the priesthood again. He knew the appointed time had come to respond. Forgoing a law career, he entered immediately into formation to the priestly vocation that had been in his heart since first grade.

He is well known for his charism of preaching and devotion to the Blessed Mother. A special priestly work of his is to enkindle in others a great love of the Catholic Church with the fullness of her magisterial teachings, tradition, and sacred liturgy. Listening to this chosen priest will enkindle your heart in faith, hope, and love.

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God is Calling You

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God is Calling You |Mary Wilson shares a scripture from John 15:16.| #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #testimony #MaryWilsonGod is Calling You ~ Thoughts and Ponderings

Did God choose Me? By Mary Wilson

God is Calling You. Mary Wilson shares a scripture from John 15:16. “You did not choose me; I chose you and appointed you to go bear fruit that will remain.” He chose you for a purpose with a plan in mind. He chose you specifically for what he calls you to do. He is willing to work with us right where we are and get us to a point where we are a better version of ourselves. We must be willing to surrender and live a righteous life. Everything God has planned depends on our ‘Yes’ every step of the way. We need to be nourished in order to grow, and God prunes us. An example of the pruning process is given so that we produce good fruit that will last for His kingdom. Don’t we all want what God has for us? We need to pray for direction so that we can be the Christ-like person God needs us to be. Everything God does is for our salvation and for those he puts in our path.

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Testimony of Lu Cortese

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Testimony of Lu Cortese |Lu is the founder and Executive Director of St. Ignatius Retreat Association, St. Joseph Catholic Radio and IHS Productions| #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #testimony #TestimonyofLuCortese #LuCortese Testimony of Lu Cortese

Testimony of Lu Cortese. Lu is the founder and Executive Director of St. Ignatius Retreat Association, St. Joseph Catholic Radio, and IHS Productions. What started 25 years ago as an at-home apostolate is now a worldwide radio and evangelization ministry heard on EWTN Radio and Catholic radio affiliates throughout the country and abroad.

In addition, she is the Executive Producer of the Children’s Rosary CD, a Catholic school fund-raising project; My Freedom to Choose, which is an abortion counseling CD; and Magnificat Proclaims, a radio broadcast geared toward women. Lu is a former Catholic Women of the Year nominee for the Diocese of Orange, CA. She is a recipient of the Cardinal Mindszenty Freedom Award. Lu Cortese is proud to be the mother of two wonderful sons and grandmother of ten. St. Joseph Radio has an office, bookstore, and evangelization center in St. Charles, MO.

Lu shares how she got into radio. Media was dictating what Catholics believed, and Lu wanted to communicate to the world the true teaching of the Catholic Church. She had no real plan but was prepared to do the Lord’s will in all things through prayer and discernment.

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Testimony of Sharon Lee

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Testimony of Sharon Lee| Sharon Lee, a former Ms. San Diego County runner-up to Ms. California, left showbusiness at the height of her success to pursue a higher purpose|#christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #testimony #TestimonyofSharonLeeTestimony of Sharon Lee

Testimony of Sharon Lee. Sharon Lee, a former Ms. San Diego County runner-up to Ms. California, left showbusiness at the height of her success to pursue a higher purpose. Believing that she had found the true way to serve God through channeled spirits and the new age bible known as ‘The Course in Miracles,’ she had intended to teach in a new and enlightened way to be loving in this popular ‘ anything goes’ philosophies. But by 1999, disillusioned with the devastation these teachings so often produced, she realized they were deceptive. Sharon’s diligent search for truth began to lead her home.

When tragedy struck her family in the year 2000, her conversion was complete. Sharon saw clearly the true teachings of the bible playing out amid the tragic events surrounding her. With courageous honesty, Sharon reveals how her new age influence may have unwittingly played a part in her family’s tragedy. She shares how God’s saving word brought us out of spiritual darkness and into the light of truth. Sharon’s talk is titled, ‘How to do Love.’ It is intended to be a helpful and hopeful message of repentance and triumph over tragedy.

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Testimony of Annette Baber

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Testimony of Annette Baber | Annette was born into an Orthodox Jewish family. She was the oldest of five children, the little mother of the family|#christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #testimony #AnnetteBaber #TestimonyofAnnetteBaberTestimony of Annette Baber

Testimony of Annette Baber. Annette was born into an Orthodox Jewish family. She was the oldest of five children the little mother of the family. Her parents were very loving. She grew up in Iowa.  Her grandparents lived with them. Her grandfather gave her a blessing when she was three years old, saying that she would be a blessing to God and to her family. Annette loved being Jewish. Her family suffered a lot of persecution from Catholics.

As a teenager, she had a lot of questions about life and her faith. She felt so inadequate. She met her future husband at an art school, and he was a Roman Catholic.  After she married Tom and had a son, she felt her life crumbling. Feeling she was a failure as a wife and mother, she had a nervous breakdown and contemplated suicide. God sovereignly spoke to her, and the next day, she began to read the New Testament Gospels. She cried out to Father God. She immediately committed her life to Christ, and the miracles began to happen. She was born to be a Catholic, and God’s grace was constantly calling her throughout her life. Listen as she shares her story with humor and enthusiasm.

She founded two Magnificat Chapters, was the Coordinator of a chapter just outside of Chicago, and was a Regional Team Member.

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The Obedient Son

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The Obedient Son Jn. |A Moment with Scripture-8:21-30-By Deacon David Hockwalt. This gospel highlights the misunderstanding between Jesus and the Pharisees| #TheObedientSonJn #ObedientSon #chrishtan #chrishtanpodcastThe Obedient Son

A Moment with Scripture-8:21-30-By Deacon David Hockwalt

The Obedient Son. This gospel highlights the misunderstanding between Jesus and the Pharisees. It is based on the fact that they are coming from two different perspectives. The Pharisees are in this earthly world, and Jesus is from heaven, above. The Pharisees cannot understand Jesus because they think about him in their own earthly terms. The same is today for those who deny Jesus’s divinity.

When Jesus says, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come, they think he is going to take his own life. Jesus says, ‘If you do not believe I am, you will die in your sins.’ In the bible there is a deep connection between sin and death. St. Paul writes, ‘Through Adam sin entered the world and through sin, death.’ When Jesus is talking about dying in your sins, he is talking about dying in the state of separation from God. Only Jesus can heal humanity of sin and reconcile them with the Father. To this day, those who believe in Jesus accept eternal life with the Father. Those who reject Jesus refuse his gift and thus die separated from God.

DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT has ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team.

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Testimony of Donna Ross

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Testimony of Donna Ross. |After a wonderful 25-year career, Donna left the Magic Kingdom of Disney in 1994 to work for the Eternal Kingdom of God| #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #testimony #donnaross #testimonyofdonnarossTestimony of Donna Ross

Testimony of Donna Ross. After a wonderful 25-year career, Donna left the Magic Kingdom of Disney in 1994 to work for the Eternal Kingdom of God. The Lord enriched her natural gifts with supernatural grace and called her into full-time ministry to his beloved Church. Much to her surprise, many of her skills developed over the years in the workplace have been helpful in her ministry experience.

She was the organizational chair for the first Orange County Charismatic Conference. She served as vice president of Southern California Renewal Communities (SCRC) for six years. She has been involved with Magnificat in Orange County since its inception. She has been a host of St. Joseph Catholic Radio since 1998. As director of Pastoral and Educational Services and DRE for her parish, she loved sharing that God is alive and well with everyone. Donna is the founding coordinator of the new Magnificat Chapter in Palm Desert, CA, Our Lady of Desert Roses.

She served on the vicariate core team and was the team leader for Life in the Spirit and Growth Seminars. She is the recipient of the Bishops award, and the Our Lady of Guadalupe award for her generous and selfless service to the Diocese of San Bernadino. Donna is currently serving as the Coordinator of the Central Service Team (CST) of the Magnificat International Ministry. Donna is a woman led by the Holy Spirit, and her testimony truly proclaims the greatness of the Lord.

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Working on the Sabbath

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Working on the Sabbath| Jesus had gone up to Jerusalem, where there was a pool known as Bethesda. These waters were thought to have curative power| #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #Workingonthesabbeth #sabbath #deacondavdhockwaltWorking on the Sabbath

A Moment with Scripture- Jn. 5:1-18 By Deacon David Hockwalt

Working on the Sabbath. Jesus had gone up to Jerusalem, where there was a pool known as Bethesda. These waters were thought to have curative power. Jesus sees a paralytic at the pool of Bethesda that had been ill for a very long time. He had trouble getting to the pool. At Jesus’ command, he was healed without going to the pool. He got up on his feet and picked up his mat, and walked for the first time in 38 years.

God is showing that he is bringing salvation to his people through his son. The local Jewish authorities were mad at the man for carrying his mat on a Sabbath day, violating a law. One could not carry a burden out of one’s house or through the city gate. The healing miracle that had just taken place did not seem to count in their eyes.  You might want to ask yourself if you focus on something substantial or trivial. Jesus is in trouble for violating the Sabbath and blasphemy. He called God his own father, making himself equal to God. Jews wanted to kill Jesus. Jesus brought healing, forgiveness, and divine judgment to the world at the risk of his own life. What are we willing to risk to be a disciple of Jesus?

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Testimony of Lily Loh

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Testimony of Lily Loh |Lily Loh was born in China, the youngest daughter of 10 children from a devout Buddhist family| #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #testimony #lilyloh #testimonyoflilylohTestimony of Lily Loh

Lily Loh was born in China, the youngest daughter of 10 children from a devout Buddhist family. Her amazing conversion story to Catholicism has led her through four continents with an innate awareness that God was always watching over her.

Lily’s family moved from China to avoid Communism when she was a young child. They moved to Brazil, South America. She was a sickly child but with much nurturing was able to overcome the ills that she endured. Lily speaks three languages: Mandarin, Portuguese, and English.

She attended St. Mary’s College in Leavenworth, Kansas, and received her B.S. from Purdue University in Indiana and M.A. from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Lily was a prayer minister at St. James Church in Solana Beach, CA and the Christian Healing Center in Vista, CA for many years. She was also a member of the Order of St. Luke and the Association of Christian Therapists. She has authored three books: Lily Loh’s Chinese Vegetables and Seafood, Listen to God Daily, Listen to Jesus Daily. Lily is a widow and lives in Palo Alto, CA. Lily has a son and a daughter and four grandsons.

The three books Lily has written can be viewed and purchased on Amazon.

Listen To God Daily

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Testimony of Rosalind Moss

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Testimony of Rosalind Moss |Testimony of Rosalind Moss, Sr. Miriam of the Lamb of God Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God, as she is now called, is known to many in the Catholic world| #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #testimony #rosalindmoss #testimonyofrosalindmossTestimony of Rosalind Moss

Testimony of Rosalind Moss, Sr. Miriam of the Lamb of God Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God, as she is now called, is known to many in the Catholic world. Born and raised in a Jewish home in Brooklyn, New York, Rosalind Moss embraced Jesus as the Messiah of the Jewish people as an adult. Her initial conversion interrupted a successful 15-year business career as an executive with corporations in New York and California. She changed course, beginning a full-time Evangelical ministry and earning a master’s degree in Ministry from Talbot Theological Seminary. Then, a series of events in the summer of 1990 set her on a course to find out if the Catholic Church was, in fact, the Church Christ established 2,000 years ago. After 18 years of Evangelical Protestantism, she entered the Catholic Church in Easter 1995.

Since that time, she has traveled the world speaking and teaching through conferences, parish missions, women’s and family retreats, and all forms of media. From July 1999 to May 2008, Sister Rosalind was a full-time staff apologist with Catholic Answers and remains to this day a guest of the semi-monthly radio program “From the Heart” on Catholic Answers Live. She is the editor of Home at Last, 11 Who found their Way to the Catholic Church, co-host of EWTN‘s Household of Faith and Now That We’re Catholic!, host of Reasons for Our Hope: A Bible Study on the Gospel of Luke, and author of the Bible Study book by the same title.

On the Feast of the Queenship of Mary, August 22, 2008, the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel’s Hope, took root in St. Louis, Missouri, at the invitation of then Archbishop, now Cardinal, Raymond Burke. Following Cardinal Burke’s departure to Rome and her own novitiate term, Sister Rosalind, at the invitation of Bishop Edward Slattery, moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to establish the community’s foundation in what will become their permanent home.

On the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, September 8, 2011, Bishop Edward Slattery received Sister Rosalind’s Triennial Vows, approved her name in religion, Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God, and decreed the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel’s Hope to be a Public Association of the Faithful.

Mother Miriam is now Prioress of their first home in northeast Tulsa, henceforth known as the Priory of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Leaven Pharisees

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Leaven Pharisees |A Moment in Scripture Mk. 8:14-21 By Deacon David Hockwalt. Leaven Pharisees. If there is one, this story's theme is ‘missing the point.’ The disciples forgot to bring bread with them. Jesus reminded them of the multiplication miracles they witnessed| #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #secondprophesy #leavenpharisees #deacondavdhockwaltLeaven Pharisees ~ A Moment In Scripture

Join us for Leaven Pharisees with Deacon David Hockwalt as he discusses Mk. 8:14-21

Leaven Pharisees. If there is one, this story’s theme is ‘missing the point.’ The disciples forgot to bring bread with them. Jesus reminded them of the multiplication miracles they witnessed. The disciples did not absorb Jesus’ earlier teaching that the Father will always provide for their needs as long as they focus on seeking the kingdom. Don’t worry about the bread; focus on the leaven is Jesus’ point. He is referring to spiritual leaven, not earthly leaven. It also warns us not to be the leaven that hinders our understanding and acceptance of Jesus’ teaching.

DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained as a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team.

We pray that today may be a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this reflection. Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. We trust that this reflection will help us all better understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness. We want to come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me, and holy is His Name!

To find out more about Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women, visit us at www.magnificat-ministry.org

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Sandy Ourso

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Sandy Ourso |Sandy Ourso was born in Shreveport, LA, where she spent her early years. She attended Baptist church services every Sunday till she was 15 yrs. old. She received a wonderful foundation in her faith| #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #testimony #sandyourso #magnificatSandy Ourso

Sandy Ourso was born in Shreveport, LA, where she spent her early years. She attended Baptist church services every Sunday till she was 15 yrs. old. She received a wonderful foundation in her faith. The world’s cares lured her away from the boredom of church services. At the age of 20, she was a self-proclaimed agnostic. She married and moved to Dallas. For the next ten years, she lived her life according to the world’s definition. She had a great job. She was a newspaper reporter and editorial writer. She enjoyed an income that allowed her to satisfy every whim. She and her husband spent their spare time traveling, going to concerts, movies, and the theatre, dining at fine restaurants and partying with friends, and acquiring material possessions. At the age of thirty, after reading an interview with Francis Shaeffer, she began the pursuit of a new direction in her life. She was searching for answers, and God met her at a talk given by Schaeffer. The last statement he made changed her life and set her off on a Paul to Damascus experience. She rediscovered the stories of the bible and attended non- denominal churches again. She remarried after a  divorce and had a child at the age of 43.  You will be amazed by Sandy’s story of how she found her way to the Catholic Church.

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Passion Prophecy Two

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Passion Prophecy Two |A Moment in Scripture:  Passion Prophesy Two, the Second Prophecy of the Passion Mk.9:30-37 By Deacon David Hockwalt| #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #secondprophesyofthepassion #secondprophesy #secondprophesypassion Passion Prophecy Two ~ Episode

A Moment in Scripture:  Passion Prophesy Two, the Second Prophecy of the Passion Mk.9:30-37 By Deacon David Hockwalt

Jesus and the disciples are making their way from Galilee to Jerusalem. Jesus is privately instructing them in the final and most intensive part of their formation. The first part of instruction concerns his passion and death. Jesus knew what lied ahead for him and ait was important that his disciples understood this. The second part concerns the responsibility to serve and care for those who most need it. If anyone wishes to be first he shall be last of all and the servant of all. Jesus is mysteriously present whenever we welcome them.

DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team.

We pray that today may be a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this reflection. Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. We trust that this reflection will help us all better understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness. We want to come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me and holy is His Name!

To find out more about Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women, visit us at www.magnificat-ministry.org

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Testimony of Pat Turbitt

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Testimony of Pat Turbitt |Pat Turbitt, devoted wife, mother and grandmother, registered nurse, and gifted speaker| #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #testimony #TestimonyofPatTurbitt #PatTurbittTestimony of Pat Turbitt

Pat Turbitt, devoted wife, mother and grandmother, registered nurse, and gifted speaker. She organizes and directs weekend retreats for women. With her husband, Donald conducts parish missions and pilgrimages to Europe. Together, they have a preaching, teaching, and healing ministry in Europe through Renewal Ministries. Pat is the founding  Coordinator of the Divine Providence Chapter of Magnificat in Providence, Rhode Island.

Pat boasts of the goodness, kindness, and mercy of the Lord. Her testimony is not about her but what Jesus has done in her life. My goal is that you will love Jesus more and more from what you hear. In three parts, I want to share with you before my conversion, what happened when I accepted Christ and how it has changed my life for the better.

Pat is of Portuguese decent. Baptized and confirmed in the Church. She married at the age of twenty- one. She remembers processions in her parish and feasting, so many good memories. Daily Mass was a very important part of her life and praying the Rosary. She prayed the ‘Haily Mary’ with Donald and he proposed to her with a ring. They had three children together.  She was nurse in the operating room.  At 25 yrs. old had a great trial, she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Her legs were very weak. She prayed with desperation.  She had many questions about the teaching of the Church. Pat shares how God answered her questions and healed her.

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Testimony of Debra Herbeck

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Debra Herbeck | Debra Herbeck |Debra has worked extensively in youth and women’s ministries for the past 25 years| #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #debraherbeck #testimony Debra Herbeck ~ Testimony

Debra Herbeck has worked extensively in youth and women’s ministries for the past 25 yrs., evangelizing on college campuses, speaking at high school youth conferences, directing youth camps, and mentoring high school and college-age women. She has spoken at Franciscan University women’s and youth conferences and women’s events throughout the country.

Debra is a newsletter editor for Renewal Ministries and has written articles for New Covenant, Pastoral Ministries, Credo, and Catholic Faith and Family. She and her husband, Peter, recently co-authored a book entitled,’ When the Spirit Speaks, touched by God’s Word.’ She is also the producer for the weekly Catholic television program, ‘The Choice’s We Face,’ co-hosted by Ralph Martin and Peter Herbeck. The Herbeck’s live in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with their four children and are members of Christ the King parish.

Debra Herbeck:

Debra Herbreck was born and raised in the Jewish faith with devout Jewish parents. Her whole entire world was Jewish, and she grew up with a very strong cultural identity as a Jew. Her conversion came while in college when she had a personal encounter with Christ. She began her pursuit of truth through reading the bible and help from her college friends, who gave her a better understanding of the Christian faith. She knew saying ’yes’ to Jesus meant saying ‘no’ to all she knew as a Jew. She kept praying, asking God to show her if Jesus was real, and he answered her prayer, and it changed the trajectory of her life as she accepted Christ.

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Testimony of Dana Rosemary Scallon

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Dana Rosemary Scallon | Recording artist turned politician, an amazing testimony. | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #danascallon #danarosemaryscallon Testimony of Dana Rosemary Scallon

Dana Rosemary Scallon (born Rosemary Brown; on 30 August 1951, known professionally as Dana, is an Irish singer. While still a schoolgirl, she won the 1970 Eurovision Song Contest with “All Kinds of Everything.” Scallon was born Rosemary Brown in Islington, London, one of seven children. In December 1969, Tom McGrath, producer of the Irish National Song Contest, invited Scallon to try out, feeling that one of the entered songs, the ballad “All Kinds of Everything,” would suit her. Her second attempt to win the Irish contest was a success. Then on Saturday, 21 March 1970, the eighteen-year-old schoolgirl performed the song at the Eurovision finals held in the  Amsterdam RAI Exhibition Convention Center before an estimated viewing audience of two hundred million. Perched on a stool while wearing an embroidered white mini-dress, she was the last of twelve contestants to perform that night. After the voting, she was declared the winner with 32 points.

Scallon’s debut album All Kinds of Everything, recorded at Decca Studio in West Hampstead, London, on the weekend of 25 April 1970, was released in June and included four tracks co-written by the singer, as well as a new recording of the album’s title track. Having scored an Irish number one in January 1980 with the song based on the Pope’s motto:  Totus Tuus, Latin for Totally Yours, the much larger American Christian market became a possible outlet for her music.

She sang at a Rosary Rally in Palm Beach and was asked to write a theme song for the Rosary. The result was The Rosary, an album released with over a million sales worldwide. Dana and Fr Kevin Scallon’s recording of The Rosary, available from www.dsmusicstore.com  has achieved platinum sales throughout the world since 1991 and continues to bring great healing and conversion to millions of people through the power of this wonderful prayer.

To help celebrate the sixth World Youth Day event held in Denver in 1993, she was invited to sing in the presence of Pope John Paul II the theme song for the occasion, “We Are One Body,” a song she composed herself. She also sang at the World Youth Day celebrations held in Paris in 1997, Toronto in 2002, and Sydney in 2008.

Dana is married to Damien Scallon and has four grown children. She is a  former politician who served as a Member of the European Parliament from 1999 to 2004.

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Lord of the Sabbath-Deacon David Hockwalt

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Lord of the Sabbath | DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT is an ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. | #christianpodcast #podcast #catholicpodcast #lordofthesabbath #sabbath #lordsabbath #deacondavidhockwaitLord of the Sabbath

DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT is an ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team.

This is a brief podcast ~ A Moment of Scripture-Mk.2:23-28

by Deacon David Hockwalt

We pray that today may be a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this reflection. Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. We trust that this reflection will help us all understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness. We want to come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me, and holy is His Name!

To find out more about Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women, visit us at www.magnificat-ministry.org

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Testimony of Fr. Raymond Skonezny

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Testimony of Fr. Raymond Skonezny

fr. RaymondFather Raymond Skonezny served in the United States Navy. In 1952, on Dec. 23rd, 1961. Father Ray completed postgraduate studies for degrees in Theology and biblical studies in Rome. After serving many years in parish life, he retired at St. John Newman in Irvine, CA. He exemplifies the beauty of the priesthood through humility, true agape love, and tireless service to Christ’s Church.

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Testimony of Mary Ann Shields

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Testimony of Mary Ann Shields | The testimony of Mary Ann Shields from Orange Co, CA., will inspire you! Listen in to another wonderful Magnificat Ministry presentation. | #Christianpodcast #Catholicpodcast #podcast #Christiantestimony #MaryAnnShields #MagnificatMinistryTestimony of Mary Ann Shields

The testimony of Mary Ann Shields from Orange Co, CA., will inspire you! As you listen to another wonderful Magnificat Ministry presentation, think about who would benefit from hearing this audio.

Mary Ann Shields, also known professionally as Mary Ann Shulte, is a nationally recognized executive, accounting consultant, and humanitarian. She has earned an MBA in Executive Management and a BS in Business Administration and Accounting from USC. She is the recipient of many awards for her involvement in business, community, and church. She and her husband, Denny, are facilitators for the Ignatian exercises. She has lived in a wheelchair since the age of six.

To find out more about Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women, visit us www.magnificatministry.org

Testimony of Bonnie Hardey

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This week Bonnie Hardey shares her testimony. A story of the love of the crossBack in 1990, Bonnie’s family life was great. Her husband was a physician, they had two children and lived in a lovely home. Bonnie shares a series of events that changed everything and that was just the beginning of her faith journey. Bonnie Hardey’s story is about the love of the cross, about its blessings and the good that God can bring out of the cross.

To find out more about Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women, visit us ‘ www.magnificat-ministry.org

 

Testimony of Maria Vadia Oct. 1999

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This Week Maria Vadia shares her testimony of Ministry from when she was 10 years old till nowMaria Vadia was born in Cuba. Her family fled to the United States when Maria was 10 yrs. old. She is the founding Coordinator of Jesus is Lord Magnificat Chapter in Miami, FL.  She is member of the Advisory Team of the Magnificat Central Service Team. She has a vast knowledge of sacred scripture and is a vivacious speaker. She brings God’s powerful message of faith, salvation, and healing to many prayer groups.

To find out more about Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women, visit us at www.magnificat-ministry.org

Testimony of Linda Shubert 2008 Kearney, NE

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This week Linda Shubert shares her testimony of travel, writing, and ministry through prayerLinda was member of the Pastoral Advisory Board of the Charismatic Renewal in the Diocese of San Jose, CA. She was active in writing, teaching, and prayer ministry. Widely traveled, Linda has ministered all over the world. Linda was also a member of the Association of Christian Therapist

To find out more about Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women, visit us ‘ www.magnificat-ministry.org

 

Testimony of Joan Lococo 2001

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This week Joan Lococo shares her testimony of trust, prayer, and service in Magnificat's Mother ChapterJoan is married to Salvador Lococo. She is a mother to six grown children and grandmother to nine grandchildren. Her youngest child, John Paul died at age nine. It was through this experience that Joan learned more about the power of prayer and placing all her trust in the Lord. She was awarded the Regina Matrum award in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, voted the most outstanding mother of the year. She served for many years on the Mother Chapter of Magnificat and for 19 years on the Central Service Team the international governing board of this Ministry. Her favorite scripture is,’ Do whatever He tells you.’ John 2:5

To find out more about Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women, visit us ‘ www.magnificat-ministry.org

Annunciation Luke 1:26-38 By Deacon David Hockwalt

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This week Deacon David Hockwalt shares the annunciation of Jesus' birth that fulfilled the prophecies spoken of Christ DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team.

The Annunciation.

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Testimony of Elyse O’Kane

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This week Elyse O'Kane shares her testimony of God preparing her for ministryElyse O’Kane is a wife, mother and teacher and Catholic singer and songwriter. She has used her musical talents to lead liturgical music groups and has been music ministry chairwoman for the Joyful Visitation Mgnificat Chapter in Atlanta, GA.  In 1991 she wrote a joyous melody to Mary’s Magnificat which has become the theme song for the Magnificat Ministry. Her friends encouraged her to record the many songs she composed but because of her fears of inadequacy she was reluctant but with the love and support of her prayer community she received the courage tor record her first CD. Her testimony will tell how God prepared her for this ministry through a number of personal challenges that allowed her to experience the love of Jesus and his healing power. Through it all she learned how God can and will do extraordinary things with ordinary people. All he needs is our ‘Fiat’, our ‘Yes’.

 

Hope-Dec. 2022 CST Newsletter Article by Donna Ross

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This week Donna Ross shares a holy boldness in proclaiming the goodness of the LordDonna Ross is the Coordinator of the Central Service Team in the Magnificat Ministry, a Ministry to Catholic Women. This submission was taken from the December CST Newsletter 2022 for the Magnificat Ministry.  Magnificat hosts quarterly Meals where powerful witness stories are shared to touch hearts and change lives. We are called to be people of hope bringing people closer to Jesus. Hope can stand for H-hearing, O-others, P-peoples, E-experiences. It is time to have a holy boldness like never before in proclaiming the goodness of the Lord.

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Parable of the Lost Sheep by Deacon David Hockwalt 12.6.2022

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This week on Magnificat Ministries Podcast Deacon Hockwald shares the parable of the lost sheep showing that God will always be there for youDEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team.

We pray that today may be a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this reflection. Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. We trust that this reflection will help us all better understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness. We want to come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me and holy is His Name!

To find out more about Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women, visit us at www.magnificat-ministry.org

Testimony of Elizabeth Ficocelli May 2010 Lima, OH

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This week Elizabeth Ficocelli shares her testimony of questions, searching, and faith.Elizabeth was born in NY where she was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. By adolescence she grew dissatisfied to her lack of answers to her questions about certain beliefs. Since Elizabeth entered the Catholic Church in 1983 she immersed herself in reading about everything she could about her new faith and with supernatural phenomena such as Eucharistic miracles, stigmata, and apparitions. Then progressed to Church history, the saints and apologetics, the defense of the faith. The more she read the reasons Elizabeth found to love the Catholic faith. Elizabeth resides with her husband and four boys in Ohio where their Catholic faith remains the center of their family life. She has been a guest on the EWTN talk shows for Marcus Grodi, Johnette Benkovich, Fr. Benedict Groeschel and Doug Keck.

To find out more about Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women, visit us ‘ www.magnificat-ministry.org

Testimony of Olga Myers Atlanta 2007

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This week Olga Meyers shares Her desire to help those in need allowed God to use her in doing extraordinary things.Olga began the ministry of evangelization in 1991. Her desire to help those in need allowed God to use her in doing extraordinary things despite her feelings of inadequacy, fear of failure and the unknown. Prayer, God’s Word and Sacraments and the power of the Holy Spirit gave her the courage to say ‘yes’ to all he had called her to do. She confirms Pope John Paul’s words that ‘faith is strengthened when it is shared.’ Through her many challenging experiences, God continues to teach her that nothing is impossible with God. Do not be afraid. God gave her the courage to bring the ministry of Magnificat to Atlanta in 1991 and to serve as the SE Regional Rep Advisory Board of the Central Service Team of Magnificat. Olga is married to Roy, she is the mother of three grown children and grandmother of seven. She has taught elementary school in Florida and Georgia.

To find out more about Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women, visit us at www.magnificat-ministry.org

 

Doing What is Expected Luke 17:7-10 By Deacon David Hockwalt

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This Week Deacon David Hockwalt shares verses from Luke 17 to show what is expected of us by God.DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team.

We pray that today may be a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this reflection. Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. We trust that this reflection will help us all better understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness. We want to come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me and holy is His Name!

To find out more about Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women, visit us at magnificat-ministry.net

 

Spiritual Reflection 10 Oil Lamps By Fr. Pat Crowley 11.12.2022

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Fr. Pat Crowley, SS.CC. Shares a deeper faith experience in the healing love of Jesus Christ.Fr. Pat Crowley, SS.CC., MAS, is a member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in the Western United States Province. Father Crowley is the Spiritual Advisor for the Magnificat North County San Diego Chapter. He is a retreat director and conference speaker who brings a holistic approach to the healing ministry. Since 1972 his healing services have moved Christians into a deeper faith experience in the healing love of Jesus Christ. Father is He resides at the Sacred Hearts House of Prayer, Hemet, CA., 92544

 

I’m Going to Follow Jesus By Mary Wilson 11.10.22

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Mary Wilson shares parables and practical applications of life that can help answer questions about what it means to follow Jesus. #podcast #christianpodcastJesus says, “Come follow, me!“ But to where, how and to what? What do I have to do, what do I have to change to leave everything behind to follow Jesus? These questions are contemplated by Mary as she shares parables and practical applications of life, then and now, in ways the devil tempts us and what we must do to resist. Listening to insights of Jesus helps us to give our ‘yes’ with the definitive response, “I have decided to follow Jesus!

 

This podcast is provided for you by Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women. We pray that today may be a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this podcast.

 

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Testimony of Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa Oct. 2008

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Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa Shares his testimony as a preacher of the Gospel and as a Bishop proclaimed by Pope Francis #podcast #christianpodcastFr. Raniero Cantalamessa was born in Colli de Tronto, Italy. He was ordained a Franciscan Capuchin priest in 1958. In 1980, Fr. Cantalamessa was appointed by Pope John Paul II as preacher to the Papal household in the capacity he still serves. His official duties include preaching retreats to Pope Benedict 16th, Pope Francis, members of the Papal household and Vatican officials. He was a member of the International Theological Commission from 1975-81. In 1979, he resigned his full-time preacher of the Gospel and has written several books. He is the considered one of the greatest spiritual educators of our time. Fr. Cantalamessa was proclaimed Bishop by Pope Francis in November, 2020.

 

To find out more about Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women, visit us ‘ www.magnificat-ministry.org