Podcast Notes

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S04 Ep19 – Merry Christmas

20/12/2023

Stina and Fr Sean Byrnes take this time before Christmas to help us prepare for the 4 Sunday of Advent and Christmas Day back to back. They explore the idea the Christ child juxtaposed with his Crucifixion, the beginning and end of Christ’s life, the power of Christ overcoming the darkness, and then shine a light on how we can manage this season, keeping the Christmas Grinch at bay as we navigate the week ahead.

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S04 Ep18 – ‘Rejoice’- Advent Episode 3

13/12/2023

Part 3 of our Advent series has us talking about joy and rejoicing taken from Philippians 4:4. Padre and Stina discuss the necessity of rooting and cultivating one’s joy in the depth of Christ Jesus during Advent, and not being persuaded or hoping to find one’s true Christmas joy in the materialism of the season, nor even the ‘perfect’ Christmas dinner.

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S04 E17 – ‘Hearts of the Holy Family and Interior Disposition’ Advent Part 2

06/12/2023

Part 2 of our Advent series opens the conversation of the interior dispositions of the Holy Family, Mary and Joseph. Stina and Fr Sean Byrnes talk about the beauty of the Holy Family’s character, the disposition and relationship with God each individually possessed and the emphasis of prayer and the need to withdraw before taking action.

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S04 Ep16 – Preparing the Way – Advent Pt 1

29/11/2023

This episode is the first of our 4-part advent series – preparing a way for the Lord. We focus on the scripture passages of Matthew 3:3 and 3:11, and the purpose of John the Baptist and the preparation he undertook for his mission. We hope this series provides inspiration and motivation for your time of preparation this Advent.

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S04 Ep15 – Seasons of Singleness – Longing Acceptance & Focus

22/11/2023

This week we are talking about the topic of singleness, covering how to navigate it in seasons, how we may fall into traps of personal growth that may become pitfalls in our character, plus providing practical tips to help navigate this season and grow with the community around us.

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S04 Ep 14 – ‘Jesus Wept’ – Grief

15/11/2023

Fr Sean Byrnes and Stina Constantine talk about grief and our response to it, from three different angles: pastorally, therapeutically and of course theologically. Jesus wept with those He loved – weeping is not a wrong state to be in, but how do we best assist others in this state? This episode provides aspects and angles to better grasp how we may help others in our family and community with the loss of someone they may love.

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S04 Ep12 – When a Shepherd Leaves His Flock w/ Grace Morey

01/11/2023

We are airing a very sensitive and delicate topic with co-host Grace Morey this week – the gap and silence that has been felt in the Church and community when priests and pastors relinquish their pastoral vocations, NOT to point the finger or blame them, but to address the lack of conversation

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S04 Ep11 – Shattering of Loneliness – Book Study Pt 3

25/10/2023

This is the final episode of our three part book study of Erik Varden’s Shattering of Loneliness. We delve into chapter’s 5 and 6, the importance of the Holy Spirit in our remembering, healing, and finding the Truth, how our personal remembrance is to be shared and how awareness is so important to the building of the Church, plus MUCH more.

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S04 Ep10 – The Shattering of Loneliness – Book Study Part 2

18/10/2023

Stina and Padre are opening the pages of chapters 3 and 4 of Bishop Erik Varden’s book The Shattering of Loneliness. These pages cover the biblical context of Lot’s wife, and why she looked back, and how that relates to us? Plus Chapter 5 covers the magnitude of the Eucharist and what our disposition should be in the Mass and towards the Eucharist, and much more!

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S04 Ep09 – Book Study 1 – The Shattering of Loneliness

11/10/2023

We are embarking on the first part of our three part book study with the work – ‘The Shattering of Loneliness – On Christian Remembrance’ by Erik Varden.

Have a listen as we start at the beginning with chapters one and two, and we reflect on our childhood, recognising good and evil, and understanding the ‘wholeness’ of the sacraments and our existence in it.

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