"The only tragedy in life is not to become a saint." -Leon Bloy
Sunday, November 22, 2020
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Episode 32: "Alone with the Alone" -Mary Kloska Speaks on Living Radical Solitude as a Desert Dweller
Monday, November 16, 2020
Sunday, November 1, 2020
Do you feel like everything in life you touch fails?
God entrusts something big to you and suddenly it falls apart?
For no apparent reason a close friend shuns you?
Maybe your children who you formed in the faith left the Church?
What about a healing that you prayed for for years and the person continues to be ill or their heart is just plain hard and closed to grace?
You are not alone.
A sign of true greatness in the lives of the saints was being a failure.
The Cross looked like the greatest failure of all time. Jesus came as the Savior of the world and they totally rejected Him and killed Him on the Cross.
And saints weren't saints because they succeeded at everything or were superheros. Mother Teresa used to say, 'God doesn't ask us to be successful, but to be faithful.'
Often those saints who we count as the greatest, in their own estimation failed at what they truly felt God calling them to do, to be -for Him.
What God asks of us is to give Him everything and to live heroic TRUST that He can take our little efforts and weave a beautiful tapestry from the shreds of our lives that glorifies God.
My podcast this week is about THE GIFT OF BEING A FAILURE. It is a gift because it makes us humble and it makes us more like our Crucified King. Please LISTEN TO THIS this week and PLEASE SHARE IT.
Title: Mary Kloska Speaks on The Gift of Being a Failure
Description: In this episode, Mary speaks about the reality of being a failure even in the spiritual life and how this can be a gift allowed by God in order to help the soul grow in humility and bear even greater fruit. Mary reflects on St. Paul's words, 'I boast in my weakness' and 'God chose the foolish of the world to shame the wise, the weak of the world to shame the strong.' She looks to the examples of many saints who in many exterior ways seemed to 'fail' at what they were trying to accomplish for God on earth -but whose virtue was sharpened by the experience. And she shows how God made all work out to bear great fruit in the end -even if it was sometimes after their death. The greatest example she turns to is Jesus Himself on the Cross -Who appears to have failed in His Mission as He hung bleeding on Calvary. And yet, it was through what some see as His greatest human failure (allowing Himself to be crucified) that He was able to save all souls from hell and open up for us an eternity of joy with Him in Heaven. She encourages the listener to simply be faithful to what God has asked of them in life with true faith, trust, and hope -while leaving the results of one's work in the hands of God.
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Episode 30: Mary Kloska Speaks about the Carmelite St. Teresa Margaret Redi -Being a Victim of the Sacred Heart's Love
My radio/podcast this week speaks about being a VICTIM of THE SACRED HEART'S LOVE. I specifically talk about St. Teresa Margaret Redi (Carmelite) and St. Margaret Mary Alacoque who gave their entire lives to burn of victims of love in Jesus' Heart. I also tie it with St. Teresa of Avila (whose name St. Teresa Margaret took) and St. Therese of Lisieux who later lived and taught the same spirituality as Teresa Margaret, and even was named Doctor of the Church for living and teaching what her 'older sister' had 150 years earlier.
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Sunday, October 18, 2020
Monday, October 12, 2020
My radio program/podcast this week is on ST. TERESA of AVILA and the French Carmelite priest PERE JACQUES BUNEL, who died from the concentration camps.
If you haven’t seen the last few weeks about these holy Carmelites (St. Therese of Lisieux, St. John of the Cross, St. Edith Stein, Blessed Titus Brandsma) and how the found Union with Christ through the suffering of darkness, abandonment, rejection and sometimes physical pain of the Cross, please GO BACK and LISTEN. These are such important lessons for us all in the midst of such difficult times.
And please LISTEN to this week’s episode and SHARE!
Title: Episode 28: Mary Kloska Speaks about St. Teresa of Avila and Pere Jacques Bunel
Description: In this episode, Mary continues discussing the idea of how God uses darkness, abandonment, suffering and other experiences of the Cross to unite as one with the soul. She specifically focuses on the teachings of the Carmelite St. Teresa of Avila on this topic, as well as showing the reality of these teachings in the life of the French Carmelite Pere Jacques Bunel (who died from what he suffered as a prisoner in a concentration camp, shortly after it was liberated after WWII. ) Mary ties together this process of union with Jesus Crucified that God leads many of His saints through -including mystical sufferings, as well as exterior sufferings imposed by the world around them. Through it all she offers hope that suffering is actually a sign of God's predilection and a means to make one holy.