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CAFOD’s Children’s’ Liturgy
Every Sunday at 9:45am and 2:30pm, join a family that discusses the Gospel for the day. CAFOD provides some lovely questions and prayers for the family to use and guide the parents in discussing the Gospel with their children. This is a wonderful programme to listen to with the family or for parents to listen to as an example of how they may approach teaching the gospel to their children. To follow along and see the other excellent resources provided by CAFOD, please check out: https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Children-s-liturgy
Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Recently we celebrated in our churches the Feast of Pentecost and the giving of the Spirit. Saint Paul in 1Corthians writes that it is the Spirit of God who distributes to the people of God gifts which are the source of the Church’s vitality and mission (1Cor. 12:11. See also Rom. 12: 6-8, 1Cor. 12: 4-10, 28-30, Eph. 4:11-12, 1Pet. 4: 10-12). These gifts are the supernatural graces for service, and they are given freely and abundantly to all the people of God. ‘Gifts of the Spirit’ is a new series which will answer questions such as what the gifts are, what they are for, and how we can use them! In the first of the series, we explored the Holy Spirit as the third Person of the Trinity, co-eternal and consubstantial with the Father and Son. We experience God through the Spirit as comforter and as advocate. In the second programme I am joined by Damian Stayne to explore the different gifts, what they do, and how we can access them. In the third programme of the series, we will explore the experience of the gifts in the New Testament and the Early Church. In the fourth in the series, we will explore the gifts of the Spirit in the life of the Saints. The twentieth century has witnessed a new awakening of the Spirit and this fresh outpouring has been supported and encouraged by all the Pope’s of the twentieth century and by the Second Vatican Council. In the final programme we will explore what is meant by the ‘Baptism in the Spirit’ and the difference this can make in our lives.
Broadcast: LIVE on Tuesdays at 1:30pm and rebroadcast Wednesdays at 5am, Thursdays at 4pm, Fridays at 8pm and Saturdays at 12:30am and 11:00am.
Helena starts your day with traditional church hymns mixed with prayer and reflections.
Broadcast: Weekdays at 8:10am
Radio Maria England’s The Morning Show:
Songs in the Wilderness:
What songs have influenced you journey of Faith? Join Diane Redmond as she interviews Priests, Sisters, Brothers, Deacons and other Church laity as they share their journey of faith and the music that supported and inspired them along the way. Did any of the songs mentioned inspire you? Do you have any personal connections with hymns or worship music? Email us at Music@RadioMariaEngand.uk Broadcast: LIVE – Wednesday at 11am and Rebroadcast – Thursdays at 9pm, Saturdays at 8pm and Tuesdays at 2am
Past Programmes from 2020:
In Poetry for the Season, poet Sally Read lead us through poems, new and old, familiar and unfamiliar, that are redolent of the liturgical season, and explored what they might mean to us and our faith. Sally is the author of three collections of poetry, all published by Bloodaxe Books, and Night’s Bright Darkness, the story of her conversion to Catholicism from atheism, and Annunciation, a Call to Faith in a Broken World, both published by Ignatius Press. Her first collection of poems as a believer, Dawn of this Hunger, is reaching completion. Sally trained and worked as a psychiatric nurse in her twenties, but was always writing poetry. During her conversion Sally came to understand that all poets seek to see with the eyes of God—that is, to perceive the connections between things, and their meaning in the world—and that poetry is the fabric of the Catholic faith in that it lives in scripture, liturgy, prayer and the way we think about Truth. Poetry for the Season aims to seduce you with beauty and make you see that real poetry is never far from God. Sally broadcast from Rome where she lives with her family. To listen to previous episodes, please listen on the following Podcast services: Spotify, Google Podcasts, Radio Public, and other podcast services.
David has created a a newly edited version of his Peter Calvay Trilogy Wisdom from the Western Isles. Part One, The Hermit tells the story of an academic, James Robertson from the USA, whose wife tragically died in childbirth. He turned from prayer and sought solace in drink instead. His life changed radically when he met Peter, the hermit, on the Island of Barra in the Outer Hebrides, where Peter was living the eremitical life on the remote Island of Calvay. Peter introduces James to prayer and he is led from Christian Meditation through to the understanding of Christian Contemplative prayer. It turned out to be a spiritually life-saving experience for James and it could be the same for you if you tune in to this fascinating story read by the author himself. David Torkington is an English Spiritual Theologian, author and speaker, specializing in Prayer, Christian Spirituality and Mystical Theology. His website with details of his blogs, podcasts, Facebook and twitter accounts can be found on www.davidtorkington.com
Wisdom from the Workshop:
What must it have been like to grow-up next to St Joseph? Jesus grew-up under the protective and affectionate gaze of his foster father. In a time when many young people are looking
for father-figures to lead them into their identity and destiny, Pope Francis has inaugurated a year dedicated to St Joseph pointing the Church to this model of fatherhood and discipleship. Based on the Litany of St Joseph and their own personal friendship with St Joseph, Fr Gabriel Kyte, CFR and Br Francois Fontanie, CFR of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal will be leading us in a reflection and prayer each Wednesday throughout the month of March. Fatherhood and masculinity has been undermined in our culture but the Lord is faithful and is drawing men and women to find in the Church sources of authentic fatherhood rooted in the love of God, our Heavenly Father. With the year of St Joseph our attention has been drawn to him who remains an icon of God the Father for all of us. St Joseph desires to draw us to Jesus his son to find in Him our identity as sons and daughters. Join us in this time of prayer as we make the journey from St Joseph’s workshop to the Father’s House!
Introduction to the Prayer of the Church
Introduction to the Prayer of the Church. Father Euan Marley, a Dominican priest at Blackfriars in Cambridge, introduces listeners to the Liturgy of the Hours.
Science and Faith:
Tune in to our new Science and Faith programme on Radio Maria England (www.RadioMariaEngland.uk). Broadcast times every week until Easter: Sundays at 5pm, Wednesdays at 2am, Thursdays at 11am and Fridays at 9pm. We will be covering topics such as the big bang theory, creation, evolution, genetic modifications, bioethics, neuroscience, freewill, miracles and divine actions, and the resurrection of Jesus. Several guests are world-renown leading scientists or theologians from universities around the world. Facebook/Instagram: @radiomariaengland #RMESCIENCEANDFAITH