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Come Away By Yourselves

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"Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while." These words of Jesus Christ are an invitation to personal and intimate prayer. The meditations offered in this podcast are intended to help the listener enter into his own prayerful relationship with God. By reflecting on scenes from the Gospel, on other passages from Scripture, and on the insights of saints and spiritual writers, we can strengthen our faith in Jesus and our love for God. In the Gospel of John, Jesus says, "I have called you my friends." By regular meditation and dialogue with Our Lord in prayer, our life can be transformed into an ever deepening and loving friendship with God.

"Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while." These words of Jesus Christ are an invitation to personal and intimate prayer. The meditations offered in this podcast are intended to help the listener enter into his own prayerful relationship with God. By reflecting on scenes from the Gospel, on other passages from Scripture, and on the insights of saints and spiritual writers, we can strengthen our faith in Jesus and our love for God. In the Gospel of John, Jesus says, "I have called you my friends." By regular meditation and dialogue with Our Lord in prayer, our life can be transformed into an ever deepening and loving friendship with God.

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United States

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"Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while." These words of Jesus Christ are an invitation to personal and intimate prayer. The meditations offered in this podcast are intended to help the listener enter into his own prayerful relationship with God. By reflecting on scenes from the Gospel, on other passages from Scripture, and on the insights of saints and spiritual writers, we can strengthen our faith in Jesus and our love for God. In the Gospel of John, Jesus says, "I have called you my friends." By regular meditation and dialogue with Our Lord in prayer, our life can be transformed into an ever deepening and loving friendship with God.

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English

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Episodes

Praying with Our Lady of Fatima

5/15/2022
Recorded live Wednesday, May 11. Reflections on Marian devotion and Our Lady of Fatima.

Duration:00:29:41

Good Shepherd, Good Sheep

5/7/2022
The image of our Lord as Good Shepherd is a challenging one. It means that we Christians are sheep. Our pride and self-sufficiency naturally bristle at this image. Only with deep humility, and contemplating Jesus the Lamb of God, can we embrace being sheep and having a Shepherd. https://comeawaybyyourselves.com

Duration:00:26:29

Rebroadcast - "We fly to your patronage": Trust in Mary

5/1/2022
Originally published May 2021 The month of May is Mary's month. The Church teaches and lives an extraordinary love for Mary, our Mother. This month is an opportunity to entrust big, important intentions and problems to Our Lady's loving care and intercession. https://comeawaybyyourselves.com

Duration:00:28:31

Divine Mercy Sunday: The Power of Forgiveness

4/23/2022
God's power is especially evident in his mercy. There are no sins that he can't forgive and his mercy waits upon the smallest opening of repentance and sorrow for sin. Receiving God's mercy is also the result of being merciful ourselves. Forgiving others is a condition for being forgiven. Our own forgiveness and mercy make us like our Father God: constant in love and invincible in goodness. Thanks for listening and supporting Come Away By Yourselves. Please rate and review the podcast...

Duration:00:29:54

Our Easter Joy

4/16/2022
Easter is the feast of all feasts, the new day of great joy. Like the apostles and first disciples, we rejoice in the resurrection of Jesus. Contemplating their interactions with the risen Lord, we learn to find Christ in the most ordinary moments of our lives. https://comeawaybyyourselves.com

Duration:00:30:30

Good Friday: The Seven Last Words (Part 1)

4/14/2022
The first of two meditations on the Seven Last Words of Jesus on the Cross. https://comeawaybyyourselves.com Originally published on Youtube in 2020.

Duration:00:27:29

Good Friday: The Seven Last Words (Part 2)

4/14/2022
The second of two meditations on the Seven Last Words of Jesus on the Cross. https://comeawaybyyourselves.com Originally published on Youtube in 2020.

Duration:00:30:12

Lent - Day 34

4/9/2022
Caiaphas unknowingly predicts our redemption by planning our Lord's death. He plays right into God's own greater plan. https://comeawaybyyourselves.com

Duration:00:04:35

Our Lady of Sorrows: Mary at the Foot of the Cross

4/8/2022
A week before Good Friday, the Church contemplates Mary at the foot of the Cross. Mary shares her son's passion. She co-redeems with him by actively accepting her suffering and also consenting to his. This consent is an act of love and support for Jesus as he completes his mission, suffering and dying for us on the Cross. Her fiat at the Annunciation carries through to a fiat at the foot of the Cross. We need to say our own fiats, to all of those crosses that are sent to us without our...

Duration:00:29:52

The Crowning of Thorns: Humility, Rectitude, and Courage

4/2/2022
The Crowning of Jesus with thorns reveals his humility and his rectitude of intention. Christ's intense focus on his mission frees him from concern for the respect of others. God the Father's love and affirmation makes up for the disdain of men. We too need to rectify our intention, trying to do all for the glory of God. Along with realizing God's fatherly love for us, this will free us from the fear of ridicule and attachment to human respect. https://comeawaybyyourselves.com

Duration:00:29:04

Lent Day 27

4/1/2022
The book of Wisdom predicts the rejection of Christ who is a reproach to the wicked. We can react in the same way to goodness. https://comeawaybyyourselves.com

Duration:00:03:52

Lent - Day 24

3/29/2022
"Do you wish to be healed?" A great question from Jesus to each one of us. https://comeawaybyyourselves.com

Duration:00:03:34

"The Joy of Your Salvation": Laetare Sunday

3/26/2022
On the Fourth Sunday of Lent the Church encourages us to rejoice. The joy proper to Lent is the joy of repentance and of receiving God's mercy. The prodigal son experienced this joy when he returned contritely to his father. King David experienced it when he repented of his grave sins against Uriah. Only by admitting our deep sinfulness will we experience the "joy of salvation" expressed in the psalms. The recognition of our status as sinners takes nothing away from the awareness of our...

Duration:00:31:33

Lent - Day 22

3/26/2022
Originally published in 2021 Justification is a gift that we receive from God. This takes humility and an appeal to his mercy. https://comeawaybyyourselves.com

Duration:00:04:46

Lent - The Annunciation of Jesus

3/25/2022
Originally published in 2021 Mary's "yes" changes everything. Our "yes" can do a lot too. https://comeawaybyyourselves.com

Duration:00:04:25

Lent - Day 20

3/24/2022
Originally published in 2021 In spite of all of the good he does, Jesus is criticized and viewed with suspicion. Why and what does it mean for us? https://comeawaybyyourselves.com Apologies for the earlier repeat, here is a reflection on today's Gospel.

Duration:00:04:16

Lent - Day 19

3/23/2022
Originally published in 2021 In redeeming and saving us, God does not do so from a distance. He rather enters history and comes near to us. https://comeawaybyyourselves.com

Duration:00:04:17

Lent - Day 18

3/22/2022
Originally published in 2021 Looking for something to let go of? Let's start with our grudges. https://comeawaybyyourselves.com

Duration:00:03:38

Lent - Day 17

3/21/2022
Originally published in 2021 Are we rejecting Jesus? https://comeawaybyyourselves.com

Duration:00:03:02

Lent - Feast of St. Joseph

3/18/2022
Originally published 2021 (when the feast of St. Joseph fell on a Friday) St. Joseph is a man on a mission. His life is all about just one thing. Ours should be too. https://comeawaybyyourselves.com

Duration:00:03:43