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In order to hear God speak, one must become aware of the movements of one’s interior life and understand their origins.

In order to hear God speak, one must become aware of the movements of one’s interior life and understand their origins. While many of our thoughts, feelings, and desires have natural origins, Christians have always believed that God (and the enemy) speak to us in our lives and the quiet of our hearts. Once we have discerned the source of the movements of our interior lives, we can receive those that are from God as true, reject those that are opposed to God as false, and act accordingly.

Reflecting on their experiences in parish ministry and working with students of all ages, Msgr. Richter and Fr. Bouck present a profound and lively view of Christian prayer. The conversation begins in Episode 1: The Christian Vision of Prayer.

An audio version of this series on prayer and discernment is available ​on our podcast channels: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Google Podcasts, and Stitcher.

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Episode 3: Rethinking Discernment and Relationship

Christian discernment can only take place once one has experienced the presence of Christ and has begun to receive from the heart of God.

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Episode 5: How God Speaks, Part 2

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Spiritual consolation on the third level of the human heart is God’s most basic language: he gives encouragement and energy concerning one’s relationship with him.

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