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26 minutes | a month ago
"We are All Missionaries:" Reading Chaminade's Letter of 1839
In this episode, Patti Gehred and Sr. Gabby Bibeau discuss the most famous and most important letter in Marianist history: Father Chaminade's Letter to the Retreat Masters of 1839. In this letter, Chaminade lays out exactly what it means to be Marianist, especially the importance of Mary and her power to defeat evil, as well as our call to be missionaries. You don't want to miss this one! Click this link to read the entire letter on our website: https://nacms.org/epubs/letter-retreat-masters-1839
26 minutes | 3 months ago
"Does Your Cow Give Milk?" A Deep Dive into One of Adele's Letters
In an episode that is a bit of a departure from the usual format, Patti and Sr. Gabby discuss one of Blessed Adele's letters, which was written to a Marianist sister who was the director of one of the community's houses in 1825. This letter is a great window into the final years of Adele's life and the strength of her leadership. Patti and Sr. Gabby discuss the challenges the Marianist Sisters faced at this time, the tensions that existed between the Sisters and Father Chaminade, and the humor that is part of daily life in community. It's an interesting conversation that is sure to be informative whether you know a little or a lot about Adele! To read the full text of Adele's letter and see more information about this episode, visit https://nacms.org/epubs/podcasts/episode-19
22 minutes | 6 months ago
We're All in This Together: the Marianist Sisters Vocation Fund (Matt Meyers and Linda Zappacosta)
In this episode, Lay Marianists Matt Meyers and Linda Zappacosta share the story of how they helped start the Marianist Sisters Vocation Fund, which is a group of Marianist brothers, sisters, and laity who raise funds to offset the college debt of women entering the Marianist Sisters. They share about how they came to know that student debt was an obstacle to women discerning with the Sisters, how they were able to put their heads together to find a solution to the problem, and they also reflect on the beauty of the three branches working together for the future of the entire Marianist Family. To learn more about the Marianist Sisters Vocation Fund and how to donate, you can visit https://marianistdonations.givingfuel.com/marianist-sisters-vocation-fund Interviewed by Patti Gehred Edited by Sr. Gabby Bibeau, FMI Music by Jason Shaw, used with permission
30 minutes | 7 months ago
Beatification Memories: Interviews Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Chaminade's Beatification
On September 3rd, 2000, Father Chaminade was Beatified along with five other holy people during a Mass in St. Peter's Square. Pope St. John Paul II was the presider, and he noted that Blessed Chaminade was an "apostle of the laity." In this podcast, we interviewed six different people who were at the Beatification and the events surrounding it. Each of them provides their own perspective on that experience, as well as the legacy of Chaminade officially being named "Blessed." Interviewees: Bro. Tom Giardino, SM; Bro. Tim Phillips, SM; Erin Fucci; Anthony Fucci; Steve Mueller; Fr. Peter Heiskell, SM Interviewed by: Patti Gehred and Sr. Gabby Bibeau, FMI Music by Jason Shaw, used with permission
20 minutes | 8 months ago
Commitment to Community: Ann Hirt and Carol Ramey
Lay Marianists Carol Ramey and Ann Hirt originally met as undergraduate students at the University of Dayton in the 1960s, where they both became involved in the UD Sodality. After graduating, both of them joined the Marianist Visitation State Community, where they have been members for over 50 years. In this podcast, they reflect on how their friendship, their Marianist commitment, and relationship with Mary has sustained them for the past 50 years. Edited by: Gabby Bibeau, FMI Interviewed by: Patti Gehred Music by Jason Shaw, used with permission
26 minutes | a year ago
Once a Missionary, Always a Missionary: Sister Columba Yu, FMI
Sister Columba is a Marianist Sister from South Korea who has spent the last 13 years of her life as a missionary in India. She was among the original 4 Marianist Sisters who went to India in 2006 to begin a community of Marianist Sisters there. The Sisters live in Ranchi in the northern part of India where they do a variety of ministries including healthcare work and job training for women. Sr. Gabby interviewed Sr. Columba in December while she was visiting the United States. In this podcast, Sr. Columba shares her story of being a missionary, becoming a Marianist Sister, and what her reaction was when she was first asked by the Sisters to go to India 13 years ago. Edited by: Gabby Bibeau, FMI Music by Jason Shaw, used with permission
27 minutes | a year ago
Wisdom from Our Founders for this Time of Pandemic
In this "socially distanced" episode of the podcast, Patti Gehred interviews Sister Gabby Bibeau about an article she wrote for the NACMS website on the parallels between the current COVID crisis and the Founders' own experiences of crisis during the French Revolution and experiences of illness. In particular, the focus is what we can learn from our Marianist Founders about how to approach the current pandemic by growing in the virtues of faith, hope, and love. You can read her article on the NACMS website here: https://nacms.org/epubs/living-time-crisis-its-our-marianist-dna Recorded using Zoom video conferencing software. Interviewed by: Patti Gehred Edited by: Gabby Bibeau, FMI Music by Jason Shaw, used with permission
26 minutes | a year ago
Responding to God's Invitation: Brother Tom Redmond on Spiritual Direction
Marianist Brother Tom Redmond is a staff member at NACMS. He has been working for the past several years to adapt the Spirit of Saragossa Retreat--which has traditionally been a 30 day retreat centered on Marianist spirituality, Mary, and the Founders--into a retreat that people can do in their daily life. A major component of the retreat is meeting with a spiritual director. In this podcast, Patti Gehred talks to Bro. Tom about spiritual direction. What is it? Why is it important? How is it different from counseling or confession? Throughout the course of the interview, Bro. Tom shares insights into how we can respond to God's invitation to growth and deeper relationship. To read more about the Spirit of Saragossa Retreat in Daily Life that is now being offered through NACMS, go to https://nacms.org/spirit-of-saragossa-retreat Interviewed by: Patti Gehred Hosted by: Patti Gehred and Sr. Gabby Bibeau, FMI Music by John Sayles, used with permission.
11 minutes | a year ago
The Nativity (Advent Marian Meditation)
This is the fourth and final episode of our Advent Marian Meditation series. In this podcast, we reflect on the Nativity. We invite you to take some time away from the busy-ness of shopping and Christmas parties to reflect on the mystery we celebrate: God becoming flesh and dwelling among us, all through the cooperation of a young woman. Our regular podcast of stories shared by Marianists will continue after the new year. Host: Sr. Gabby Bibeau, FMI Scripture Reading: Bro. Tom Redmond, SM The reflection on Scripture was taken from the book "Enfleshing the Word: Prayer and the Marianist Spiritual Journey" by Enrique Aguilera, SM and Jose Maria Arnaiz, SM. Music credits (in order): "Emmanuel" by Jon Sayles "The Curious Roe" by Axletree "Surface Tension 3" by Podington Bear "Nirvana VEVO" by Chris Zabriskie "Holding Hands" by Podington Bear "Little Babe Born of Mary (James Kevin Gray)" by Oxford Academic (OUP) All songs used with permission
10 minutes | a year ago
The Visitation (Advent Marian Meditations)
This is our third episode of our Advent Marian Meditation series. In this podcast, we reflect on the Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth. Our regular podcast of stories shared by Marianists will continue after the new year. Host: Sr. Gabby Bibeau, FMI Scripture Reading: Bro. Tom Redmond, SM The reflection on Scripture was taken from a 2012 circular letter from Sister Franca Zonta, FMI, Superior General of the Marianist Sisters. Music Credits (in order): "Emmanuel" by Jon Sayles "Goodnight Esme" by Axletree "Pompeii" by Josh Woodward "The 49th Street Galleria" by Chris Zabriskie "Chrysalis" by Podington Bear "Salve Regina" chant by the monks at Pluscarden Abbey, Scotland All songs used with permission
9 minutes | a year ago
The Immaculate Conception (Advent Marian Meditation)
This podcast features a Scripture reading, reflection questions, and soothing music to lead you deeper into prayer on the Immaculate Conception. Host: Sr. Gabby Bibeau, FMI Scripture Reading: Bro. Tom Redmond, SM The reflection on Scripture was taken from an essay in the monograph "The Promised Woman" by Brother Larry Cada, SM Closing Prayer by Fr. Paul Landolfi, SM in the book "Until Christ Be Formed in You" Music Credits (in order): "Emmanuel" by Jon Sayles "The Curious Roe" by Axletree "Falling, Falling" by Podington Bear "Meditation Impromptu" by Kevin MacLeod "Angelus Chant" by The Mark LaBelle Schola All songs used with permission
21 minutes | 2 years ago
Embracing Marianist Life and Service (Maureen O'Rourke)
Lay Marianist Maureen O'Rourke reflects on how she embraced her Marianist identity and call to serve her neighborhood. She talks about the Marianist PULSE volunteer program that she directs, how the Marianist Family has become part of her marriage, and she shares about the various Marianists who have played an important role in her life. For more information about the Marianist PULSE program, visit marianist.com/PULSE Interviewed by: Sr. Gabby Bibeau, FMI Hosted by: Patti Gehred and Sr. Gabby Bibeau, FMI Music by John Sayles, used with permission.
15 minutes | 2 years ago
Finding Family Far From Home: Jessica González Uhlig
Lay Marianist Jessica González Uhlig is originally from Puerto Rico. She grew up knowing members of the Marianist Family but didn't fully know what it meant to be Marianist until she attended the University of Dayton. Now she helps with the formation of Marianist Educational Associates at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, TX. Listen to this episode to hear Jessica share some reflections about what the Marianist Family has meant to her in her personal, professional, and spiritual life. Originally recorded at the 2017 Lay Marianist Assembly in Dayton. Interviewed by: Juliet Fromholt from WYSO Public Radio Hosted by: Patti Gehred and Sr. Gabby Bibeau, FMI Music by John Sayles, used with permission.
23 minutes | 2 years ago
The Five Silences and Marianist Mindfulness (MSP 2.0 Participants)
Some of the people who participated in the MSP 2.0 program in the summer of 2018 share their reflections about Father Chaminade's Five Silences and how they relate to mindfulness in the 21st century. Hear a project that interests you? You can see the projects from these participants and others posted on our new website at nacms.org/msp-20-past-projects Interviews: LeeAnn Meyer, Kay Stone, Mike Bennett, Maureen Hoock, Beth Garascia, and Diane Browne Edited by Sr. Gabby Bibeau, FMI Music by John Sayles (used with permission)
11 minutes | 2 years ago
Lent Meditation 4: Three O'Clock Prayer Guided Meditation
Most of us Marianists have heard of the Three O'Clock prayer, and many pray it every day. But have you ever paused to meditate on its significance? This last Lenten Meditation is a guided meditation on the Three O'Clock Prayer that transports you to the foot of the Cross with Mary. This podcast would be a great way to pray through Good Friday and the Triduum. You will never pray the Three O'Clock Prayer in the same way again. Produced by: Sr. Gabby Bibeau, FMI Three O'Clock Prayer read by Bro. Tom Redmond, SM Music Credits: Holding Hands by Podington Bear Calmant by Kevin MacLeod Meditation Impromptu 03 by Kevin MacLeod There's Probably No Time by Chris Zabriskie Used with permission via Creative Commons license.
9 minutes | 2 years ago
Lent Meditation 3: Confidence in God
This is the third episode of our Lenten series of meditations. This episode's theme is Faith and Confidence in God. Narrator and Producer: Sr. Gabby Bibeau, FMI Scripture Reader: Br. Tom Redmond, SM Music featured in this episode: Holding Hands by Podington Bear Cotswold Snow by Axletree Surface Tension 03 by Podington Bear Solage by Blue Dot Sessions Chrysalis by Podington Bear All used with permission via Creative Commons License.
8 minutes | 2 years ago
Lenten Meditation 2: The Transfiguration
This is our second episode of our Lenten series of meditations. This episode's theme is the Transfiguration of Jesus and our call to become like Jesus. Narrator and Producer: Sr. Gabby Bibeau, FMI Scripture Reader: Br. Tom Redmond, SM Music featured in this episode: Holding Hands by Podington Bear The Curious Roe by Axle Tree Meditation Impromptu 3 by Kevin MacLeod Calmant by Kevin MacLeod Chrysalis by Podington Bear All used with permission via Creative Commons License.
11 minutes | 2 years ago
Lent Meditation 1: Praying with Jesus in the Desert
Similar to our popular Advent series of podcasts, this is the first in a series of podcasts that are meditations for Lent. Every other week we will release one podcast that features a Scripture reading, Marianist reading, and guided reflection, all related to a Lenten theme. Today's theme is Praying with Jesus in the Desert. We hope these podcasts can supplement your life of prayer, fasting, and service this Lent. Sit back, relax, and enjoy spending time with your God. Host: Sr. Gabby Bibeau, FMI Scripture read by Bro. Tom Redmond, SM Music heard (order of appearance): "Holding Hands" by Podington Bear "Song for a Sunlit Moth" by Axletree "Vennedet 1" by the Blue Dot Sessions "The 49th Street Galleria" by Chris Zabriskie Used with permission under a Creative Commons license
15 minutes | 2 years ago
Marianist Lessons from Rough Patches: Linda Zappacosta and Brad Leger
Linda Zappocosta and Brad Leger are good friends. Linda has been a lay Marianist for over 50 years; Brad is a "new kid," as he says, in the Marianist Family. Listen to Brad interview Linda about her life as a Marianist and some things she learned about God, herself, and Marianist community after her struggle with illness. Recorded by Juliet Fromholt from WYSO Public Radio at the July 2017 Marianist Lay Assembly in Dayton, OH. Hosted and Produced by Sr. Gabby Bibeau, FMI Music by Jason Shaw, Creative Commons License.
19 minutes | 3 years ago
The Gift of Relationship: Father Norbert Burns, S.M.
Father Norbert Burns, S.M. is a 95 year old Marianist priest who just celebrated his 75th anniversary of first vows. Father Norb is well known for his teaching and work on the vocation of marriage. He is especially well known for teaching classes on Christian Marriage for several decades at the University of Dayton. His last class that he taught, in 2007, had 125 students in just one class. In this podcast, Fr. Norb talks about his life, reflects on his vocation, and talks about the greatest gift of his life: relationships. Hosted by: Patti Gehred and Sr. Gabby Bibeau, FMI Music by Jason Shaw under Creative Commons License.
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