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TOS043: The Sacraments - The Eucharist

More Join Patti Brunner for Truth of the Spirit and completion of the series “The Eucharist and Other Sacraments” to find the connection of the power signs from God called Sacraments. The Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life.” “The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it.” The sacraments all flow from the gift of salvation given to us...


TOS042: The Sacraments - Holy Orders

Truth of the Spirit with Patti Brunner welcomes Ken Hunter, a deaconate candidate, as he shares (1) the Biblical Roots of Holy Orders, (2) about two priesthoods: the “priesthood of all the faithful” and the “priesthood of the ordained” (3) the origin of Bishop, Priest and Deacon, (4) who may be ordained and (5) the effects/graces of the Sacrament of Holy Orders. Holy Orders is not like “military orders”. Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his...


TOS040: The Sacraments - Annointing of the Sick

More Truth of the Spirit with Patti Brunner welcomes Rick Brunner as he explores for us the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, a sign of God’s presence that brings special healing to those who are seriously sick or frail or dying. Rick’s example of ministering at the hospital shows the need for a touch from the Lord’s grace when most vulnerable due to illness and old age. He shares the glory of complete cleansing and preparation for glory—no matter the outcome...


TOS039: The Sacraments - Matrimony

More Truth of the Spirit with Patti Brunner welcomes Sheila Canup for a personal and truth filled look at the Sacrament of Matrimony. She explores the meaning of the Canon Law 1055 quote in the Catechism, “This covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament.” In Genesis “The LORD God said: It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suited to him.” Sheila shares how early in her marriage, she...


TOS038: The Sacraments - Reconciliation

More Join Rebecca Brandes as she speaks about the Sacrament of Reconciliation on the Truth of the Spirit podcast during the series “Eucharist and Other Sacraments”. Dreading confession is a natural thing. Our natural instincts tell us to avoid pain but at the gym you hear “no pain no gain”. In Confession we have to humble ourselves. St. Faustina says we should derive two profits from holy Confession [the Sacrament of Reconciliation]; we come to Confession to be...


TOS037: The Sacraments - Confirmation

More Join Patti Brunner for the new Truth of the Spirit series “The Eucharist and Other Sacraments”. This first episode introduces the concept of sacrament and begins with the Sacrament of Confirmation. The flow of the Spirit and the Spirit’s gifts is taught by the Catechism to take root at the decision to be open to God. The sacraments –the signs-of initiation of Baptism and Confirmation witness the choice and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit’s presence. Patti...


TOS036: Watching the Saints - Lesser Known Saints

More Join Patti Brunner to look at the lives of Saint Joseph of Cupertino, Saint Josephine Bakhita and St. John Bosco. It was quite easy for movie makers to choose these three saints as subjects for their movies because of their unique stories: Joseph of Cupertino: a dim-witted flying monk, Bakhita: a tattooed slave, and John Bosco: a gatherer of delinquent boys. The movies artfully portray the lives of these saints and Patti Brunner will give you some of the truth...


TOS035: Watching the Saints: John XXIII and John Paul II

Join Patti Brunner to look at Pope Saint John XXIII and Pope Saint John Paul II. See for information. In this modern age we expect to know all about public figures but you may be pleasantly surprised to watch the bio-movies about two popes of modern times who were rather quickly canonized. Exploring their youth and the time of their early priesthood draws us into a friendship with these two men. Patti Brunner adds other interesting information as she reviews the...


TOS034: Watching the Saints: Patrick and Augustine

Join Patti Brunner to look at a couple of saints whose movies are based on their own account of their lives. Today we would call them autobiographies but both St. Augustine’s and St. Patrick’s were called “Confession” and seem to be a “tell all” to the Church. Both of these men had events in their youth that were scandalous which makes their conversion stories more interesting. See the contrasts and similarities of these saints who were contemporaries of one another. A closer look at St....


TOS033: Watching the Saints: Joan of Arc and Noah

Join Patti Brunner for an entertaining movie review series that targets saints. Patti has discovered that the ratings given to modern movies by the motion picture industry don’t always give the truth about the moral objections to the screening. She recommends the USSCB Movie Guide. This Truth of the Spirit episode of Watching the Saints finds the glaring flaws as Patti looks at various movie versions about Noah who was instructed by God to build an ark to save mankind from total destruction...


TOS032: Season of Living Bread

Join Patti Brunner as she welcomes Msgr. David LeSieur in a broadcast of Living Seasons of Change. They discuss the true presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. In the Season of Living Bread we find the truth of the Living Word—the sacrifice shared; the nourishment for the journey into the kingdom, and the fullness of the Presence of God. In John 6: 51 Jesus says, “I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread which I shall...


TOS031: Prayer through Fasting

Have you ever had the doldrums when it came to prayer time and you just found yourself seemingly going through the motions? Or perhaps you even found it impossible to pray? When distractions overwhelm you to where your mind just won’t settle down and focus? Does that happen to you? I have an answer for you! Enter into the prayer of fasting! St. Thomas Aquinas says that “we fast for three purposes: to restrain the desires of the flesh; to raise the mind to contemplate sublime things; and to...


TOS030: Healing Prayer

Our God is a God of Healing, He desires us to be whole. God provides healing in his words. In Proverbs 40:20-23, “Pay attention to what I say, turn your ear to my word, don’t let out of your sight; keep them in your heart, for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body.” Lissa Applewhite suggests that various words of scripture are God’s “medicine” for our healing, our restoration, and our continued health! Reading and memorizing these scriptures allow these words to...


TOS029: Praying the Scriptures

Truth of the Spirit with Patti Brunner welcomes Ken Hunter for this episode of Praying the Scriptures as the series on Prayer-Reaching Out to God continues. Praying scripture is not new – it dates back to the early Church, and even back to the Jews. Scripture is sacred, significant. “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” Colossians 3:16. “But he...


TOS028: Public Prayer - The Mass

Patti Brunner is the speaker in this episode of Truth of the Spirit as the series on prayer continues. Prayer is communication with the Lord. This series on Prayer-Reaching Out to God is exploring various ways we use prayer to grow closer to God and how prayer can assist us in our faith journey. Now you must see that during Mass God reaches out to you! Heaven comes to earth for the intimate moment of the Consecration and Communion. Also, God is uniquely with you in the readings. How is this...


TOS027: Supernatural Prayer - Tongues

Truth of the Spirit with Patti Brunner welcomes Rick Brunner for this episode. The most supernatural prayer Rick knows is praying in Tongues. Praying in Tongues is easy and very helpful. The person does need good teaching and usually someone to help them begin. It is part of the Church’s Baptismal gifts. And unlike the other supernatural gifts of the Spirit which are given to different people as the Holy Spirit wills, this gift seems to be for everyone. Therefore we encourage all to receive...


TOS026: Protection, Deliverance, and Cleansing Prayer

Truth of the Spirit with Patti Brunner welcomes Sheila Canup for the series on Prayer-Reaching Out to God. As Sheila teaches on Deliverance, Protection and Cleansing Prayer, she shares her “on the job training” deliverance experiences. Unless you know your authority in Christ and are sure of the Holy Spirit’s power working in you leave it alone! Because like the woman sweeping her house and had it all cleaned out of spirits, and did not fill it, seven more came back. But sometimes when we...


TOS025: The Duties of a Christian

This episode of Truth of the Spirit with Patti Brunner reminds us that we are not alone in our relationship with God. We are not alone in the Church. And so we need to know how to get along with each other in the Church. That’s why God, through the Fathers of the Church, gave all Christians rules to follow. These Church rules are called Canon Law. The Lord is the Master Builder of the kingdom of God. Canon law provides a blueprint. It is not the kingdom itself but a way to best bring the...


TOS024: Healing and Gifts of the Spirit

This episode of Truth of the Spirit with Patti Brunner, Healing and Gifts of the Spirit, will explain the application of the gifts as used in healing. It includes personal testimony to instill the hope that all Christians can be open to spiritual gifts of the Holy Spirit and that the purpose of these gifts are to edify the Church to prepare it for the ultimate healing in eternal life. As we read the scriptures we can see that Jesus taught us how to use these gifts of grace. This episode also...


TOS023: Winning the Battle (Part 2)

Truth of the Spirit welcomes Ken Hunter as he completes part 2 of his talk “Winning the Battle” as we wrap up the series on the Armor of God with a closing by Lissa Applewhite. Advance your spiritual journey. That which does not grow, stagnates. Lots of people complain, say “somebody should do something” – well, be part of it! Recognize the battles in our lives. Morals are not defined by us. They are inherent – but can fool ourselves. Luke 6:46 “Why do you call me Lord, Lord, but don’t do...