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Imitation of Christ

The Sacrifice of Faith

https://youtu.be/Kdc3OloV4_M As we celebrate the Second Sunday of Lent, we are confronted by what appear to be radically different scenes from Scripture. On the one hand, we witness the terrifying Akedah, and on the other the Transfiguratio...
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40 Days in the Desert

https://youtu.be/7UP6rG2Npwo As we enter into the Season of Lent, the Church calls us to a participatory imitation of Christ's 40 day experience in the desert. As Tony explains, God desires for these 40 days in the desert to be a period of ...
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The Imitation Game

https://youtu.be/36h-QSIp6bQ On this 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, St. Paul calls us to be imitators of him as he is an imitator of Christ. As Tony explains, by doing so, Paul is drawing from the ethics of the ancient world, which placed imi...
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Docile Trust: Living as Creatures of the Creator

https://youtu.be/TujpyvQVAdg In this episode, Tony Crescio, discusses how an overemphasis on the capabilities of modern science has led to a misremembering of our creatureliness as humans, and more specifically, as creatures “created in the...
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Faith Must Be Lived

https://youtu.be/KfqkIHgBDns This Sunday, Jesus impresses upon us the importance of living out our faith through the parable of the two sons. As Tony Crescio discusses in light of the Gospel and our first reading from the Book of Ezekiel, t...
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The Finest Quality of the Human Family

https://youtu.be/c4LoATGabE4 On this Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jesus teaches us a very difficult spiritual lesson in his rebuke of St. Peter. The only way to grow in holiness is to die to our false selves, the selves that we ha...
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St. Augustine of Hippo On The Christian Life of Prayer-Pt. 2

In part one of this article on St. Augustine’s understanding of the Christian life of prayer we saw that for Augustine, prayer forms the Christian life to such an extent that it can itself be thought of as a prayer. We then began to explore the ...
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Living in the Real World

https://youtu.be/wgnJt2IrrLE In our Gospel reading for this Sunday, Jesus calls us to be meek and humble. These are two virtues sorely missing from our society today. And, as Tony Crescio explains, when they are, the result is a narrow imag...
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Sent by Name

https://youtu.be/2PTy8eI2AcY On this Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, we hear Jesus calling His twelve disciples. As Tony Crescio explains in his reflection, there is deep significance to the calling of the twelve on both communal and indi...
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