Spiritual Fortitude show

Spiritual Fortitude

Summary: Each episode is a unique talk recorded at one of SCRC's events throughout the years, presented by an expert and acclaimed speaker. Check for new episodes multiple times each week. This podcast is presented by Southern California Renewal Communities (SCRC), a spiritual renewal ministry officially commissioned by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Since 1972, SCRC has helped shepherd the modern-day renewal among the faithful. Our mission is to make known the transforming power of Jesus Christ in the Holy Spirit to the Glory of God the Father.

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 Where Is God When Bad Things Happen? - Fr. Benedict Groeschel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2835

The question of why evil exists is one of the oldest questions of humankind. In this episode, Fr. Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R. provides the Christian answer to that question and stories of inspiration that God provides in dark times.You can find more talks by Fr. Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R. and others at SCRC's Online Store at SCRC.org/OnlineStore .

 The Holy Spirit: Making Saints Down the Centuries From Pentecost to You! - Patricia Treece | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3302

At Pentecost, the Holy Spirit descended on the gathered and gave to them the Gifts that would transform them from disciples into Saints. In this episode, Patricia Treece tells a history of the Church and its Saints from the perspective of the Gifts and miracles empowered by the power of the Holy Spirit.You can find more talks by Patricia Treece and others at SCRC's Online Store at SCRC.org/OnlineStore .

 Spiritual Warfare Made Easy - Fr. Fio Mascarenhas | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3398

The first battlefronts of spiritual warfare are of the flesh and of the world, where we as individuals and society as a whole are being drawn away from God. In this episode, Fr. Fio Mascarenhas, S.J. explains how standing firm in our faith is central to the spiritual battle that we can and must win.You can find more talks by Fr. Fio Mascarenhas, S.J. and others at SCRC's Online Store at SCRC.org/OnlineStore .

 The Healing Power of Humor - Fr. Lou Cerulli | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2996

Humor opens your heart for the Lord to heal you. In this offbeat episode, Fr. Lou Cerulli simply spends his time trying to make you laugh.You can find more talks by Fr. Lou Cerulli and others at SCRC's Online Store at SCRC.org/OnlineStore .

 Become with His Grace a Carrier of Hope - Sr. Antonia Brenner | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3038

Everyone of us is a carrier of hope, and hope can be God's grace to convert a soul. In this episode, Sr. Antonia Brenner tells stories of hope she encountered during her years spending times among the most violent criminals in a Mexican prison.You can find more talks by Sr. Antonia Brenner and others on SCRC's Online Store at SCRC.org/OnlineStore .

 Fruits of the Holy Spirit: Armor Against Evil - Fr. Bob Garon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3037

How do we fight the evil that tries to enter our life? In this episode, Fr. Bob Garon addresses the ways that God has given us for protection "under the shadows of His wings", through the fruits of the Holy Spirit.You can find more talks by Fr. Bob Garon and others at SCRC's Online Store at SCRC.org/OnlineStore .

 The Dynamic Power of Gratitude - Fr. Bill Adams | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3480

Both the Scriptures and modern psychology proclaim the power of gratitude to lift up and set free. In this episode, Fr. Bill Adams, CSsR reflects on both Scripture and science to open us up to this dynamic power.You can find more talks by Fr. Bill Adams, CSsR and others at SCRC's Online Store at SCRC.org/OnlineStore .

 Healing Our Inner Weakness - Dr. Elizabeth Kim | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2415

In order to fulfill God's commandments to love God and love each other, we must be whole and spiritually healthy. In this episode, Dr. Elizabeth Kim explains how identifying and healing our weaknesses can empower us while guiding us thorugh prayers for inner healing.Dr. Elizabeth Kim is psychologist and director of the Brain Fitness Center in California.Visit SCRC.org/podcast for more episodes or SCRC.org/OnlineStore for more talks by Dr. Elizabeth Kim.

 Fasting and Prayer: Doorways to Intimacy with Jesus - Fr. Al Baca | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3497

Fasting and prayer aren't ends in themselves but rather helpful doorways through which we may pass in our walk toward Jesus and holiness. In this episode, Fr. Al Baca explores all the aspects of how fasting and prayer can help us become more intimate with Jesus.Visit SCRC.org/podcast for more episodes or SCRC.org/OnlineStore for more talks by Fr. Al Baca.

 I Will Repay You for the Years Which the Locust Has Eaten - Fr. Patrick Crowley | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3318

This quote from scripture (Joel 2:25) is a promise of healing, forgiveness, and above all, restoration. In this episode Fr. Patrick Crowley, SS.CC. focuses on healing the family tree and explains how God's restoration can bring healing even to the harms of the past.Visit SCRC.org/podcast for more episodes or SCRC.org/OnlineStore for more talks by Fr. Patrick Crowley, SS.CC.

 I Can Do All Things in Him Who Strengthens Me - Fr. George Montague | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3242

The strength of God allows us to accomplish so much that is beyond our ordinary capability. In this episode, Fr. George Montague, S.M. discusses this strength and avoiding what blocks us from experiencing the full power of God in our lives.Visit SCRC.org/podcast for more episodes or SCRC.org/OnlineStore for more talks by Fr. George Montague, S.M.

 Christ, Born of Woman - Fr. George Reynolds | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2601

Christ our redeemer is "born of woman" (Galatians 4:4). In this episode, Fr. George Reynolds explores the call of Mary as Mother and the true Eve who gives life and as the true disciple that leads each of us into a full relationship with Jesus as Lord.Visit SCRC.org/podcast for more episodes or SCRC.org/OnlineStore for more talks by Fr. George Reynolds.

 Freely You Have Received—Freely Give - Deacon Steve Greco | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3040

God's will is that you be blessed. In this episode, Deacon Steve Greco walks us through how we might receive God's blessings in optimal ways and share that blessing with others.Visit SCRC.org/podcast for more episodes or SCRC.org/OnlineStore for more talks by Deacon Steve Greco.

 Prayer: The Power of Intercession - Deacon Alex Jones | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2980

Prayer is powerful! In this episode, Deacon Alex Jones discusses prayer's ability to unite us with the Father, and through that union, help us to cope, to grow, and to pray for others. He shares how we can be the most Christ-like when we place the needs of others before our own and pour out our hearts on their behalf.Visit SCRC.org/podcast for more episodes or SCRC.org/OnlineStore for more talks by Deacon Alex Jones.

 The Wonders of Divine Mercy - Patricia Treece | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3448

In this episode, Patricia Treece helps explain the vastness of God's Divine Mercy by telling stories from the lives of saints and ordinary people where Divine Mercy was manifest.Patricia Treece is an author specializing nineteenth- and twentieth-century saints.Visit SCRC.org/podcast for more episodes or SCRC.org/OnlineStore for more talks by Patricia Treece.

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