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The Pilgrim's Path

In this month’s episode, we hear from Loyd Allen on the spiritual practice of pilgrimage. Loyd offered the following teaching at a Five-Day Academy in northern Georgia in February of 2015. Loyd’s teaching invites listeners to consider how we pay attention to where we are and who we are. His ...

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Radical Ordinariness

In this month’s episode, we hear from Kathryn Damiano on how we live life as a divine office and on how we understand all things as sacramental and therefore as sacred. Kathryn offered the following teaching at Two-Year Academy #33 in Donaldson, IN in November 2013. Kathryn’s teaching invites listeners ...

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Secular and Sacred: Prayer and Spirituality in a Postmodern World

In this month’s episode, we hear from Roger Owens on the topic of prayer and spirituality in a postmodern world, taken from his lectures he offered in August 2011 at a Five-Day Academy in Alabama. Listen on as ...

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Growing in God's Love

In this month’s episode, we hear from Roberta Bondi about God’s unconditional love for all of us. Roberta’s lifetime of studying the desert mothers and fathers of the Early Church lends itself to the wisdom shared – that the whole of the Christian spiritual life is about growing in the ...

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Healing and Wholeness

This month's episode draws from Sister Kathleen Flood's teaching on "Spirituality and Ways of Healing" at a Two-Year Academy in Alabama in February 2006. Inspired by the Gospel of Luke's passion narrative, Sister Kathleen offers wisdom and insight ...

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Christian Spirituality in a Global Context

In this month's episode, we hear from Bishop Hee-Soo Jung on the topic of Christian Spirituality in a Global Context. Illuminating the topics of liberation and compassion and pointing to the other-centered focus of Jesus, Bishop Hee-Soo invites ...

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"I'm There, Too: Afro-Centric Theology and Worship"

This month's episode draws from Safiyah Fosua's teaching on afro-centric theology and black worship at a Two-Year Academy in Alabama in February 2006. Offering us a rich history of afro-centric theology and worship, Professor Fosua invites us to consider the themes of belonging, contemplation, and the vital impact of black ...

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