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Holy Redeemer Podcasts lists your favourite talks, homilies, sermons by and conversations with the Redemptorists on various topics. Listen and be inspirited.

Holy Redeemer Podcasts lists your favourite talks, homilies, sermons by and conversations with the Redemptorists on various topics. Listen and be inspirited.

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India

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Holy Redeemer Podcasts lists your favourite talks, homilies, sermons by and conversations with the Redemptorists on various topics. Listen and be inspirited.

Language:

English


Episodes

WHY IS CHURCH SO BORING???

10/1/2022
HEART ROCK CAFE (Heartfelt conversations, based on the solid rock of faith (Mt 7:25) and over a cup of coffee.) In this heartfelt conversation on "Why is Church so Boring?" our young host, Rishika Miranda, discusses this commonly felt attitude towards the Catholic Church among young people. She is joined by Fr Sandeep Menezes, CSsR (the current Youth and Vocation Ministry secretary for the Bangalore Province of Redemptorists) and Kimberly Xavier (a member of the Missionary Families of...

Duration:01:10:39

KNOW THE JESUS DIFFERENCE

10/1/2022
IN THIS PODCAST: What is common between the characters of today's reading? Jesus’ life, along with his death, grants life-changing healing. It is a healing authority that crosses boundaries. Jesus chooses not to leave people in the conditions in which he finds them. Are we willing to cooperate with him? May we find the courage to do so through Him. This homily was preached on the passage from Mk 5:21-43 by Rev.Fr.Sandeep Menezes, CSsR, on 1st Feb. 2022. Let us reflect and pray to the Lord

Duration:00:09:10

WHERE IS GOD IN MY SITUATION?

10/1/2022
IN THIS PODCAST: In this podcast, the reaction of King David to the death of his son Absalom is contrasted to the reaction of the villagers to the liberation of the Gerasene demoniac in the Gospel. Do we instinctively react with fear like the villagers to unexpected situations in our lives? OR, like King David, do we ask the question “Where is God in this situation?” - The answer to this question can help us to respond to situations with greater wisdom and calmness. This homily was...

Duration:00:12:54

KNOW THAT GOD IS IN CONTROL

10/1/2022
IN THIS PODCAST: Are you worried about a situation in your life? Do you feel that your sins prevent you from drawing closer to God? In this reflection, we are invited to recognise that God is filled with steadfast mercy for sinners. Despite all appearances of the storms that surround us, God is ever in control of our lives. All that we need to do is surrender to God’s mercy and the providence and we shall be at peace. This homily was preached on the passage from Mk 4:35-41 by Rev.Fr....

Duration:00:10:22

THE OPPOSITE OF ‘THE IDLE MIND IS THE DEVIL’S WORKSHOP’

10/1/2022
IN THIS PODCAST: “The idle mind is the devil’s workshop” this saying proved true in the life of King David as he gave in to the temptation of lust in a moment of idleness. However, in contrast,, we are invited to recognise that a mind dedicated to faith and right reason, like that of St. Thomas Aquinas, can become a powerful instrument of God. This homily was preached on the passage from Mk 4:26-34 by Rev.Fr.Sandeep Menezes, CSsR, on 28th Jan. 2022. Let us reflect and pray to the Lord

Duration:00:10:42

TO WHOM MUCH IS GIVEN, MUCH WILL BE REQUIRED

10/1/2022
IN THIS PODCAST: What does God expect from us? Many of us might have these questions in our hearts. Whether rich or poor, it is upto us to recognize what our purpose and mission is and to use the gifts which have been given to us, as God wills. Are we faithful in our use of our gifts? This homily was preached on the passage from Mk 4:21-25 by Rev.Fr. Charles V, CSsR, on 27th Jan. 2022. Let us reflect and pray to the Lord

Duration:00:09:36

ONLY THE TRUTH WILL KEEP US FREE

10/1/2022
IN THIS PODCAST: As India celebrated its 73rd Republic Day, the Church celebrated the feast of St Titus who boldly professed his faith in a tyrannical Roman empire and readings of the liturgy spoke of God’s offer of true freedom in Christ. In his reflection, Fr Sandeep connected these three themes and highlighted the many Indian Christians who fought for the independence of India. On this day, we are invited to acknowledge the fact that the truth made us free back in 1950 and only defending...

Duration:00:13:33

A TRUE CONVERSION OF HEART

9/24/2022
IN THIS PODCAST: The Krist Bhaktas of North India are a fascinating case study of how people can be transformed so profoundly through a personal encounter with Jesus. Starting with this example, this homily helps us to reflect on the meaning of a true conversion of heart. Like St. Paul may we all shed the ‘blindness’ that keeps us apart from God and put on the radiant light of Christ. This homily was preached on the passage from Mk 16:15-18 by Rev.Fr.Charles Vijay, CSsR, on 25th Jan. 2022....

Duration:00:12:25

SAINT OF GENTLENESS AND UNITY

9/24/2022
IN THIS PODCAST: Today, the Holy Church celebrates St. Francis de Sales, a saint of gentleness and unity. In the readings today, the Pharisees accuse Jesus and make fun of him. The Pharisees try to divide those who were following Jesus by making them feel ashamed of him. This homily was preached on the passage from Mk 3:22-30 by Rev.Fr.Sandeep Menezes, CSsR, on 24th Jan. 2022. Let us reflect and pray to the Lord

Duration:00:06:57

CHRIST IN THE BATTLE NOT JUST THE CHAPEL

9/24/2022
IN THIS PODCAST: Though today's readings are very short, Fr. Sandeep provides us with an in depth understanding of what actually Jesus' family meant when they accused him of being mad or “besides himself”. Listen to this podcast to discover that we can recognise Christ’s presence not only in the chapel, but also in our daily life’s battles. This homily was preached on the passage from Mk 3:20-21 by Rev.Fr.Sandeep Menezes, CSsR, on 22nd Jan. 2022. Let us reflect and pray to the Lord

Duration:00:05:42

PURITY AND DIVINE JUSTICE

9/24/2022
IN THIS PODCAST: How does our struggle to grow in purity and holiness correlate the life of St Agnes, the virgin and martyr? How does divine justice play out in our lives over time? Find out as you listen to this reflection which was given on the feast of St. Agnes of Rome who gave up her life for the sake of purity and for Christ. This homily was preached on the passage from Mk 3:13-19 by Rev.Fr.Sandeep Menezes, CSsR, on 21st Jan. 2022. Let us reflect and pray to the Lord

Duration:00:06:19

TRUE FRIENDSHIP

9/24/2022
IN THIS PODCAST: What is it that separates a true friend from a sworn enemy? In the characters of both the readings of today, we see Saul operating from the spirit of jealousy and envy contrasted to Johnathan who operated with the spirit of friendship and understanding. Listen in to find out the difference as applied to our own lives. This homily was preached on the passage from Mk 3:7-12 by Rev.Fr.Sandeep Menezes, CSsR, on 20th Jan. 2022. Let us reflect and pray to the Lord.

Duration:00:07:02

WHY ME LORD?

9/24/2022
IN THIS PODCAST: Why me, Lord? Why does the Lord allow unfavourable things to happen in our lives, when in a moment he can change things around? We often found ourselves asking these questions in the context of the covid19 pandemic. Fr. Sandeep gives us an insightful reflection based on the day’s gospel and the example of King David from the Old Testament. Listen to this podcast and find out why we, as God’s children, are allowed to face challenges in our lives. This homily was preached on...

Duration:00:07:01

THE NEWNESS OF THE GOSPEL

9/17/2022
IN THIS PODCAST: 'The newness of the Gospel', join Fr. Sandeep in his reflection from the passage of Mk 2:18-22 about the contrast and newness that Jesus brings along with his message. Why did the disciples not fast when the Pharisees did so? A question for reflection, What is the purpose of our fasting? This homily was preached by Rev.Fr.Sandeep Menezes, CSsR, on 17th Jan. 2022. Let us reflect and pray to the Lord.

Duration:00:06:48

CAME TO CALL SINNERS

9/17/2022
IN THIS PODCAST: 'I came not to call the righteous but sinners. Those who are well have no need of a doctor.' With these words, let us approach Jesus as we join in this reflection with Fr. Charles on the passage from Mark 2:13-17. This homily was preached by Rev.Fr. Charles Vijay, CSsR, on 15th Jan. 2022. Let us reflect and pray to the Lord.

Duration:00:09:41

MEMORIAL OF BLESSED PETER DONDERS & DEVASHAYAM PILLAI

9/17/2022
IN THIS PODCAST: What does it take to love one's neighbour? The answer is in today's gospel from Mt 22:34-40 as we reflect with Fr. Peter on the memorial of two great blesseds, Devashayam Pillai and Peter Donders. This homily was preached by Rev.Fr. Peter B. CSsR, on 14th Jan. 2022. Let us reflect and pray to the Lord.

Duration:00:07:19

LORD, IF YOU WILL!

9/17/2022
IN THIS PODCAST: Join Fr. Shane in this reflection taken from the passage of Mk 1:40-45 on healing of the man with leprosy. This man persistently implored the Lord to heal him and the Lord rewarded him for his faith and persistence and healed him. This homily was preached by Rev. Fr. Shane Varghese, CSsR, on 13th Jan. 2022. Let us reflect and pray to the Lord.

Duration:00:10:06

WHAT QUALITIES MAKE A PROPHET?

9/17/2022
IN THIS PODCAST: What are the qualities that make an authentic prophet today? Jesus healed many people in the readings of the day, let us join Fr. Joseph Abraham in his reflection. This homily was preached on the passage from Mk 1:29-39 by Rev. Fr. Joseph Abraham CSsR, on 12th Jan. 2022. Let us reflect and pray to the Lord.

Duration:00:09:16

FIVE FALSE SOURCES OF IDENTITY

9/13/2022
IN THIS PODCAST: Fr. Sandeep takes us into reflection on today's readings especially being caught up in today's world of false identity. Do we link our identity to what job we do, how much money we have or how many likes/friends we have on social media? This homily was preached on the gospel reading from Mk 2:23-28 by Rev.Fr.Sandeep Menezes, CSsR, on 18th Jan. 2022. Let us reflect and pray to the Lord.

Duration:00:08:04

POWER IN THE WORD OF GOD

9/10/2022
IN THIS PODCAST: Do we keep the Lord as the last option in our lives? Do we seek help from others only to be ridiculed by them? In the readings of the day, we see the authority of God's word in the life of Hannah and the Man with the impure spirit. This homily was preached on the passage from Mk 1:21-28 by Rev. Fr. Gerald Anand C.Ss.R. on 11th Jan. 2022. Let us reflect and pray to the Lord.

Duration:00:08:39