Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC — Do It Yourself Retreat

Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, author of “Consoling the Heart of Jesus” and “Divine Mercy Explained”, Director of the Association of Marian Helpers, and an alum (Class of 1999) of Franciscan University of Steubenville, talks about his book, “Consoling the Heart of Jesus”, a guide to a 30-day Do-It-Yourself retreat.

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Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC — Divine Mercy and Mary

Join Host Michael Hernon, Panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn, and special guest Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, as they discuss the message of Divine Mercy and the special role Mary plays in this devotion.

HANDOUT: Get Fr. Gaitley’s handout for this episode.

Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC — April 2013 Show: “Divine Mercy and Mary”

Fr-GaitleyApril 2013 Show: “Divine Mercy and Mary”

With special guest Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC

What are the essential aspects of Divine Mercy? How does Marian Consecration draw us to the Divine Mercy? Why should we make the message of mercy a special focus during this Year of Faith? Franciscan University Presents host Michael Hernon and Franciscan University theology professors Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn will discuss these questions and more with Father Michael Gaitley, MIC, the director of the Association of Marian Helpers.

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Divine Mercy Sunday: The Readings

This coming Sunday is the Second Sunday of the Octave of Easter, also known as “Divine Mercy Sunday.”  The theme of God’s mercy runs through the readings.

Breath of New Life: Scott Hahn Reflects on Divine Mercy Sunday

Acts 5:12-16
Psalm 118:2-4,13-15, 22-24
Revelation 1:9-13,17-19
John 20:19-31

The prophet Daniel in a vision saw “One like the Son of Man” receive everlasting kingship (see Daniel 7:9-14). John is taken to heaven in today’s Second Reading where He sees Daniel’s prophecy fulfilled in Jesus, who appears as “One like a Son of Man.”

Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC — The Message of Divine Mercy

Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, Director of the Association of Marian Helpers, discusses Divine Mercy. This is an excerpt from a talk Father Gaitley gave on campus on January 22, 2013, titled “Mary’s Gift of Mercy: John Paul II and the Second Greatest Story Ever Told.”

Watch the full talk here: Mary’s Gift of Mercy: John Paul II and the Second Greatest Story Ever Told

Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC — Mary’s Gift of Mercy: John Paul II and the Second Greatest Story Ever Told

Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, Director of the Association of Marian Helpers, delivers a talk to  Franciscan University students about Mary’s role in Divine Mercy and how John Paul II was a champion of this message.

PODCAST: Download the podcast of this talk here.

Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC — Mary’s Gift of Mercy: John Paul II and the Second Greatest Story Ever Told

Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, Director of the Association of Marian Helpers, delivers a talk to  Franciscan University students about Mary’s role in Divine Mercy and how John Paul II was a champion of this message.

VIDEO: Watch the video of this talk here.

Jeff Cavins — “Offer it Up”: Opportunities to Grow in Holiness

Jeff Cavins, author and creator of EWTN’s Life on the Rock, spoke to Franciscan University of Steubenville’s 2011 Applied Biblical Studies Conference “Unveiling the Mystery: The Book of Revelation.”  In this talk, “Redemptive Suffering”, Cavins addresses the problem of pain, speaking from personal experience and the wisdom of the Scriptures, popes, and saints.  He explains the mysterious gift given to Christians: we are permitted to suffer alongside Jesus as a witness and martyr. “What is lacking in the suffering of Jesus?” asks Cavins.  “Nothing.  But you are allowed to participate…Many of us are missing the opportunity for the Passion in our own lives, and it doesn’t become salvific.”

Living Chastity in Today’s World

Kimberly Hahn, popular speaker and author of many books, gave the closing keynote talk entitled “Knowing God’s Will, Transforming Your Mind” at Franciscan University of Steubenville’s 2010 Defending the Faith Conference “Be Transformed by the Renewal of Your Mind.”  In her talk, Kimberly exhorted the audience to embrace the path to holiness and give themselves entirely over to Jesus Christ.  “What has Jesus withheld from you?  Nothing,” she said.  “And he asks the same in return.  We are to give all of ourselves to him…Don’t be conformed to this world.  We don’t even know the ways we are conformed to this world!  We don’t even know the ways in which we are influenced!…How do we even begin to change the way we think if we are immersed in our own culture?  That comes from the transformation of our minds.”

PODCAST: Download a podcast of the full talk here.

Dr. Scott Hahn — Faith and Hope are Distinct

Dr. Scott Hahn, the Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville, spoke to Franciscan University of Steubenville’s 2010 Defending the Faith Conference “Be Transformed by the Renewal of Your Mind.”  In his talk, “Should Catholics Have Assurance of Salvation?”, he explains the distinction between the belief that “once saved, always saved,” and the Catholic belief that followers of Christ may have the “assurance of hope.”  “Despair is like an act of spiritual suicide,” explained Hahn.  “You are never beyond the saving reach of God’s all-powerful mercy.  His love and his capacity to save us is always greater than our capacity to sin, if only we turn and repent.”

Dr. Scott Hahn — Holding on to Hope

Dr. Scott Hahn, the Fr. Michael Scanlan Chair in Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization, spoke to Franciscan University of Steubenville’s 2010 Defending the Faith Conference “Be Transformed by the Renewal of Your Mind.” In his talk, “Should Catholics Have Assurance of Salvation?”, he explains the distinction between the belief that “once saved, always saved,” and the Catholic belief that followers of Christ may have the “assurance of hope.” “Despair is like an act of spiritual suicide,” explained Hahn. “You are never beyond the saving reach of God’s all-powerful mercy. His love and his capacity to save us is always greater than our capacity to sin, if only we turn and repent.”

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