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St. Mary's Aggie Catholic Talks

By St. Mary's Catholic Center
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The Well | April 2022 - Sr. Josephine Garrett, CSFN
Sr. Josephine sits down with our student leaders and discusses how she became a sister, her life as a licensed counselor, and more!
21:22
April 29, 2022
Magnify | April 2022 - Sr. Josephine Garrett, CSFN
Our guest speaker this month was Sr. Josephine Garrett, CSFN gave a talk entitled "Ushers of the Resurrection". She discussed what it means to be an Easter people!
37:17
April 29, 2022
The Oratory - Week 5 with Erin Nugent
On this final episode of The Oratory, one of our interns, Erin Nugent, discusses activism vs. contemplation in prayer.
16:09
April 14, 2022
The Oratory - Week 4 with Sr. Cherise Klekar, AVI
This week on the Oratory, Sr. Cherise joined us to talk about distractions in prayer. 
19:01
April 11, 2022
The Well | March 31, 2022 - The Culture Project
This month at The Well we were joined by The Culture Project! Listen in as Emily Liuzza and Amber Charles are interviewed by Kevin Pesek. They discuss what The Culture Project is, what is their mission, and how we can remind those around us who they are and what they are made for. 
27:54
April 01, 2022
Magnify | March 31, 2022 - Emily Liuzza
Our guest speaker Emily Liuzza, a missionary with The Culture Project,  spoke on Identity: what it is and where we find it.
26:14
April 01, 2022
The Oratory - Week 3 with Chalon Fogarty
Focus missionary, Chalon Fogarty, gave a talk on imaginative prayer.
32:10
March 31, 2022
The Oratory - Lectio Divina with Sr. Clara
Has your prayer life been a little dry lately? This week at The Oratory Sister Clara discussed Lectio Divina, which is a way to pray intimately with scripture.
29:36
March 29, 2022
The Oratory - Basics of Prayer with Fr. Chris
In this first episode of The Oratory, Fr. Chris discusses the basics of prayer, including tips on how to enter into prayer and make it a habit. He also discusses the ARRR method of prayer, which provides some great starting blocks to talk with God, even if you haven't really prayed in a while. The more vulnerable and intimate you are with God, the more intimate your relationship with Him will be.
29:13
March 11, 2022
Magnify | February 25, 2022 - Bishop Mike Sis
Our former pastor, Bishop Mike Sis, joined us as the guest speaker for Magnify! He discussed how to have a fruitful Lent. 
26:29
February 25, 2022
Magnify | January 2022 - Michael Gormley
Our guest speaker Micheal Gormley spoke on Jesus' atonement and answered the questions: why does God allow Jesus to suffer on our behalf when we are the sinners? How does the atonement satisfy God’s desire both for mercy and justice? And was Christ able to freely choose his death on the cross?
30:10
January 26, 2022
Magnify | December 2021 - Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB
This talk is a recording from Magnify on December 2, 2021. Our guest speaker, Fr. Boniface Hicks, spoke about entering Advent with humility, dependency on Jesus, and the comfort it is to be little compared to Him.
23:38
December 06, 2021
The Well | December 2021 - Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB
This talk is a recording from The Well on December 2, 2021. Kevin Pesek sat down with our guest speaker, Fr. Bonafice Hicks who spoke about growing in your own personal prayer.
30:57
December 06, 2021
Magnify | November 2021 - Meg Hunter-Kilmer
This talk is a recording from Magnify on November 4, 2021. Our guest speaker Meg Hunter-Kilmer spoke on suffering and the sacred heart of Jesus.
34:41
November 05, 2021
The Well | November 2021 - Meg Hunter-Kilmer
This talk is a recording from The Well on November 4, 2021. Kevin Pesek sat down with our guest speaker from Magnify Meg Hunter-Kilmer, to talk about sainthood.
36:04
November 05, 2021
The Well | October 2021 - Franciscan Friars of the Renewal
This talk is a recording from The Well, a special formation event held for our student leaders, on October 7, 2021. Kevin Pesek, our campus minister, sat down with our guest speakers from Magnify, Fr. Angelus Montgomery and Fr. Gabriel Bakkar, who are Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, to talk about how to encounter the poor. Be sure to subscribe to this podcast to keep up to date with other talks including future talks from Magnify. Thanks, God bless, and Gig 'em!
27:58
October 12, 2021
Magnify | October 2021 - Fr. Angelus Montgomery, CFR
This talk is a recording from Magnify on October 7, 2021. Our guest speaker Fr. Angelus Montgomery, a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal, spoke on the fire of the Holy Spirit preparing our Aggie Catholic students to be led out into a Eucharistic Procession on to Texas A&M's campus. Be sure to subscribe to this podcast to keep up to date with other talks including future talks from Magnify.
14:41
October 11, 2021
Magnify | September 2021 - Jackie Francois Angel
This talk is a recording from Magnify on September 2, 2021. Our guest speaker Jackie Francios Angel talked about "Living a Life in the Holy Spirit". 
25:05
September 03, 2021
Magnify | June 2021 - Marcel LeJeune
This talk is a recording from Magnify on June 2, 2021. Our guest speaker Marcel LeJeune talked about The Kindness of God. Be sure to subscribe to this podcast to keep up to date with other talks including future talks from Magnify. Thanks, God bless and Gig 'em!
24:21
June 03, 2021
Mission and Hospitality - Andrew Whaley
In this talk, Andrew Whaley, founder of Calix, brings the insight of 30 years of missional hospitality to the student leaders responsible for the annual Connect Retreat, covering topics including mission, hospitality, and the awakening of desire. Passionate and wonder-driven, Whaley’s signature style, shaped by conversation, preaching, and podcasting, weaves a pattern within vastly different topics and sources, largely culled from work with the deeply unchurched, and applies them to the life of a mission-driven Aggie Catholic. Make sure to subscribe to listen to Future talks. Thanks, God bless, and Gig'em
47:48
May 10, 2021
Magnify | April 2021 - Dr. Scott Powell
Thank you for tuning in to Aggie Catholic Talks this talk is a recording from Magnify on April 22, 2021. Our guest speaker Dr. Scott Powell talked about "Discipleship and the Dictatorship of Busy-ness". Be sure to subscribe to this podcast to keep up to date with other talks including future talks from Magnify. Thanks, God bless and Gig 'em!
47:43
April 28, 2021
School of Healing Bonus Talk | April 6, 2021 - Christopher Lafitte
The School of Healing consists of a series of talks provided to create an encounter with God and his healing love. In this series, our counselor on staff, Christopher Lafitte, walks us through what healing is and how we can invite Jesus, the healer, to meet us in our places of need. In this bonus talk, Christopher spoke on motherhood and fatherhood. Thanks, God bless, and Gig' em!
50:29
April 08, 2021
Magnify | March 2021 - Ennie Hickman
Our guest speaker Ennie Hickman talked about Struggle and the Holy Spirit. Be sure to subscribe to this podcast to keep up to date with other talks including future talks from Magnify. Thanks, God bless, and Gig' em!
31:07
March 26, 2021
School of Healing | March 16, 2021 - Christopher Lafitte
The school of healing consists of a series of talks provided to create an encounter with God and his healing love. in this series, our counselor on staff Christopher Lafitte walks us through what healing is and how we can invite Jesus, the healer, to meet us in our places of need. In this talk, Christopher spoke on identity and development. This is our fourth talk in this series. Make sure to come back on Easter Tuesday because we will be providing a special bonus talk!
01:49:23
March 18, 2021
Into the Longing - An LGBTQ+ Discussion with Eden Invitation and The Pursuit
As the culture’s ship of sexual identity sails for open waters, many well-meaning Catholics watch in confusion and dismay. In our increasingly open society, what is a Catholic to make of the changing attitudes towards gender, same-sex attraction and love? How do we balance truth with love, or accompaniment with our heavenly destination? This virtual talk and Q&A took place on March 10, 2021 with Anna Carter the president of Eden Invitation hosted by The Pursuit.
48:25
March 16, 2021
School of Healing | March 9, 2021 - Christopher Lafitte
In this talk, Christopher speaks on the dynamics of a wound. This is the third of four talks.  
01:23:31
March 11, 2021
School of Healing | March 2, 2021 - Christopher Lafitte
In this talk, Christopher spoke on wholeness, awareness of surface distress, compulsive reactions, and what these things are telling us about what’s in our hearts. The School of Healing consists of a series of talks provided to create a place of encounter with God and His healing love.  In this series, our counselor on staff, Christopher Lafitte, walks us through what healing is and how we can invite Jesus, the healer, to meet us in our places of need.  
45:07
March 04, 2021
School of Healing | Feb 23, 2021 - Christopher Lafitte
The School of Healing consists of a series of talks provided to create a place of encounter with God and His healing love. Christopher Lafitte, our counselor on staff, walks us through what healing is and how we can invite Jesus, the healer, to meet us in our places of need. This is the first of four talks!
49:45
February 24, 2021
Magnify | January 2021 - Jonathan Alexander
Guest speaker Jonathan Alexander, president of Adore Ministries, discusses Scripture in the Life of a Catholic this month. 
23:09
January 22, 2021
Women's Talk: Waiting during Advent: Erika Richard and Carolyn Leatherman
Join our campus ministers, Erika Richard and Carolyn Leatherman, as they dive into what it means to wait for our Savior during Advent and how we can do that this season. 
19:51
December 07, 2020
Men's Talk: Striving for Holiness Over the Christmas Break - Spencer Purdy
Join the Texas A&M FOCUS Team Director, Spencer Purdy, as he dives into Advent and how "to live well" as a Catholic man striving for holiness and virtue over the Christmas break. 
31:04
December 07, 2020
Magnify | November 2020 - Allison Sullivan
Allison Sullivan a wife, mother, writer, and speaker joined us this month with a talk on Missionary Discipleship! Find more from Allison on her own podcast "Sinner, Saint, Sister" or on her website allisonmsullivan.com
22:33
November 20, 2020
Healing of the Blind Man - Allison Sullivan Bonus Talk
Allison Sullivan discusses Jesus' healing of the blind man and how we can accompany others. 
24:42
November 20, 2020
Magnify | October 2020 - Michael Gormley
Michael Gormley joins us this month with a talk titled "Life in the Church". He spoke about how a Christian lives their faith in Jesus Christ specifically as a part of the Catholic Church.
20:11
October 23, 2020
Principles and Politics - Michael Gormley Bonus Talk
Michael Gormley gives a Catholic perspective on the importance of politics and how it affects our daily actions.
58:12
October 23, 2020
Magnify | September 2020 - Jason Deuterman
Special guest speaker Jason Deuterman, Director of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministry for the Diocese of Dallas, speaks on a life with Christ at our September Magnify! Jason specifically focuses on how a life with Christ demands surrender. Magnify is a monthly St. Mary's event that consists of community, prayer, adoration, praise, and a great talk. Check out www.aggiecatholic.org/magnify for our schedule!
22:10
September 28, 2020
A Talk about Desire: Jason Deuterman 4 PM Bonus Talk
Our special guest speaker Jason Deuterman gave a Bonus Talk at 4 PM where he discussed Desire. What do we desire, and do those desires bring us peace? Jason is the Director of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministries for the Diocese of Dallas.
52:50
September 28, 2020
A Talk with Sr. Miriam James at 9 PM
We were joined by special guest Sr. Miriam James on September 3, 2020, at 9 PM. She talked about how the Lord is not indifferent to what pierces our hearts and how His heart is moved with compassion for us. You can follow Sr. Miriam James @onegroovynun on Twitter or listen to her podcast Abiding Together.
01:00:00
September 07, 2020
A Talk with Sr. Miriam James at 7 PM
We were joined by special guest Sr. Miriam James on September 3, 2020, at 7 PM. She talked about trusting Jesus, going out to deep water, and casting our nets for a catch. You can follow Sr. Miriam James @onegroovynun on Twitter or listen to her podcast Abiding Together.
56:11
September 07, 2020
Let's Talk About Porn - Fr. Greg
To follow along with the slides referenced in the talk, visit http://bit.ly/aggiefreedom To see the talk on YouTube, visit bit.ly/aggiecatholicyoutube This episode is an audio recording of Fr. Greg's presentation on pornography that he gave in the fall semester of 2019. Whether you're struggling with this sin or not, knowing the prevalence, addictive nature, and ways to overcome pornography is essential to being a disciple of Christ today. Listen to be inspired, aware, and equipped to embrace the freedom that Christ has won for you and to help others do the same.
01:08:41
March 28, 2020
Choral Vespers at St. Mary's
You can follow along with the PDF found at http://bitly.com/aggievespers Vespers is the Evening Prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours, which is the official public prayer of the Church outside of Mass. Since public Mass has been suspended, now is as great a time as ever to check it out. The Liturgy of the Hours consists mostly of the Psalms, but is also includes hymns, canticles, readings, and petitions. It's prayed by monks, priests, nuns, Pope Francis, and laypeople throughout the world!  If you want to learn more about the Liturgy of the Hours, you can listen to another Aggie Catholic Talks podcast episode: Rule of Life.
26:26
March 26, 2020
Catholicism 101 | Cardinal Virtues
In this talk, we looked at the cardinal virtues- prudence, justice, courage temperance. We looked at an overview of the moral life, human nature beginning with the original creation of adam and eve, through the fall, and then where we are afterward, and then we looked at the particular virtues themselves. Catholicism 101 takes place on Thursdays at 7 PM in Room 201.
01:03:29
February 21, 2020
Magnify | February 2020 - Fr. Casey Cole
This month's talk is from Fr. Casey Cole, a Franciscan friar who specializes in online ministry. For this Magnify, he talks about virtue. Magnify is a monthly St. Mary's event that consists of community, prayer, adoration, praise, and a great talk. Check out www.aggiecatholic.org/magnify for our schedule!
27:28
February 14, 2020
Catholicism 101 | Daily Rule of Life
In this talk, we look at habits we can incorporate into our daily lives, including the Liturgy of the Hours, which is the official public prayer of the Church. We look at what it is, why to pray it, and how to do so. Catholicism 101 takes place on Thursdays at 7 PM in Room 201. 
52:52
February 12, 2020
Let's Talk About Dating - Fr. Greg
On February 5, 2020, Fr. Greg gave a talk that focused on a Catholic approach to dating, sex, and marriage. If you'd like to see the slides that Fr. Greg references, visit http://bitly.com/aggiedating
01:10:55
February 06, 2020
Catholicism 101 | Keeping Holy the Sabbath
This episode focuses on ways we can have a good rule of life on our journey as Christians. We look at why God commands us to keep holy the Sabbath, why we do so on Sunday, and the practical ways we actually do keep this day holy. To see the slides that Fr. Greg references, visit http://bitly.com/cath102week1. You can attend these lectures live on Thursdays at 7 PM in Room 201. If you attend in person, you'll also get to take part in a Q&A at the end. God bless you!
58:50
January 24, 2020
Magnify | January 2020 - Fr. Ryan
This month's talk is from our former associate pastor with a focus living a holy life to the full and on the thought of "Memento Mori." Magnify is a monthly St. Mary's event that consists of community, prayer, adoration, praise, and a great talk. Check out www.aggiecatholic.org/magnify for our schedule!
32:45
January 21, 2020
Catholicism 101 | Life in Christ: Part 3 - Why the Church?
In this episode, we discuss relativism and present three truths to our faith: God exists, Jesus is God, and Jesus founded the Catholic Church. If you'd like to see these lives, join Catholicism 101 on Thursdays at 7 PM in the church. Slides can be found here: http://bitly.com/cath101week7
58:09
November 08, 2019
Catholicism 101 | Life in Christ: Part 2 - Sacraments
This series continues our theme of Life in Christ. This episode focuses on prayer. To see the slides that Fr. Greg references, visit http://bit.ly/cath101week4. You can attend these lectures live on Thursdays at 7 PM in the church. If you attend in person, you'll also get to take part in a Q&A at the end. God bless you!
01:15:41
October 16, 2019
Catholicism 101 | Life in Christ: Part 1 - Prayer
This series follows from Dr. Sri's introduction to Life in Christ. This episode focuses on prayer. To see the slides that Fr. Greg references, visit http://bit.ly/cath101week4. You can attend these lectures live on Thursdays at 7 PM in the church. God bless!
56:22
October 07, 2019
Magnify | September 2019 - Dr. Edward Sri
On September 26, 2019, Dr. Edward Sri was our guest speaker at Magnify. Here, he dove into an introduction of Life in Christ. Magnify is a night of praise and worship, adoration, community, and a message. It takes place at the end of each month during the semester. For more information, including dates and a list of speakers, visit www.aggiecatholic.org/magnify.
31:50
October 07, 2019
Catholicism 101: Kerygma - Part 3
This episode continues a lecture series on the Kerygma --- the proclamation of the Gospel message. This episode focuses on the call to holiness. To see the slides that Fr. Greg references, visit http://bit.ly/cath101week3. You can attend these lectures live on Thursdays at 7 PM in the church. God bless!
56:36
October 04, 2019
Catholicism 101: Kerygma - Part 2
This episode continues a lecture series on the Kerygma --- the proclamation of the Gospel message. This episode focuses on sin and grace.  To see the slides that Fr. Greg references, visit http://bit.ly/101week2. You can attend these lectures live on Thursdays at 7 PM in the church. God bless!
54:03
September 13, 2019
Catholicism 101 - Kerygma: Part 1
This episode kicks off a lecture series on the Kerygma --- the proclamation of the Gospel message. This episode focuses on God's love, which is unconditional, spousal, and personal.  To see the slides that Fr. Greg references, visit http://bit.ly/catholic101-kerygma1. You can attend these lectures live on Thursdays at 7 PM in the church. God bless!
53:12
September 10, 2019
Magnify | August 2019 - Marcel LeJeune (The Kerygma)
On August 28, 2019, Marcel LeJeune was our guest speaker at Magnify. Here, he dove into an introduction of the Kergyma, the Gospel message.  Magnify is a night of praise and worship, adoration, community, and a message. It takes place at the end of each month during the semester. For more information, including dates and a list of speakers, visit www.aggiecatholic.org/magnify.
24:11
September 09, 2019