FORMED Daily Reflections

FORMED Daily Reflections

33 Episodes

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FORMED Daily Reflections
  • FORMED Daily: Saint Teresa of Ávila

    Episode 1

    Friendship with the saints.

    How do we cultivate friendship with saints such as Teresa of Avila?

    Watch the entire episode from True Reformers here:

  • FORMED Daily: The Eucharist- Source & Summit of Christian Life

    Episode 2

    Why did Jesus choose to come to us under the appearances of bread and wine?

    Watch the entire episode from Symbolon here:

  • FORMED Daily: Giving Thanks

    Episode 3

    The story of the lepers in the Gospel today teaches us that a key aspect of faith is gratitude.

    Watch the entire Opening The Word episode here:

  • FORMED Daily: "Do this in memory of me"

    Episode 4

    Whenever we’re at Mass, the Last Supper, Good Friday, and the Resurrection of Christ are made present.

    Watch the entire episode from Presence: They Mystery of the Eucharist here:

  • FORMED Daily: How to understand the depth of Christ’s parables

    Episode 5

    There is a depth to the parables that Christ shares with us that takes a knowledge of Scripture to fully understand.

    Watch the rest of this Lectio: Mark episode here:

  • FORMED Daily: How the Word of God comes to us

    Episode 6

    The Word of God comes to us through Scripture and through the Tradition of the Church.

    Watch the Symbolon series here:

  • FORMED Daily: Why did Christ implement the Sacrament of Reconciliation?

    Episode 7

    Why do we need a priest for confession? Why can’t we go straight to God to confess our sins? It’s important that the sacraments have physical signs.
    Watch the entire Forgiven series here:

  • FORMED Daily: In the Sacraments, God meets us with what we need

    Episode 8

    The Sacraments are about a relationship. They are how God is with us.

    Watch the rest of this episode from Symbolon here:

  • FORMED Daily: the Bible is a love story

    Episode 9

    All the pieces of the Bible come together to tell the story of God’s love for us.

    Watch the rest of this episode from Beloved: Finding Happiness in Marriage here:

  • FORMED Daily: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time—October 6, 2019

    Episode 10

    How much faith do we need to start following Christ? Reflect on today's Gospel, and what Christ says about faith the size of a mustard seed.
    Watch the rest of this episode from Opening the Word here:

  • FORMED Daily: “Do this in remembrance of me”

    Episode 11

    Every time the Mass is celebrated, we are making present Christ’s sacrifice and gift of himself.
    Watch the rest of the episode from Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist, here:

  • FORMED Daily: We’re called to go out and proclaim the Gospel to every creature

    Episode 12

    We’re called to echo the living word that we receive in Scripture and the Church’s tradition.
    Watch the full episode of ECHO with Bishop Donald Hying, Proclaim the Gospel to Every Creature, here:

  • FORMED Daily: Is the Rosary biblical?

    Episode 13

    Many protestants think that there is biblical evidence that we shouldn’t pray repetitive prayers like the Rosary. Is this true? Karlo Broussard from Catholic Answers explores what the Scriptures say about this.
    View the whole Catholic Answers series, Ready Reasons, here:

  • FORMED Daily: The Church's Social Teaching

    Episode 14

    Dr. Edward Sri discussed how encountering Christ’s love changes our hearts to serve those around us.
    Watch the full episode of YDisciple, Catholic Social Teaching: Building a Civilization of Love, here:

  • FORMED Daily: Our hearts are always hungry

    Episode 15

    We are made for God and for the infinite. We’re made for God himself. Bishop Donald Hying reflects on the question “How is God the fulfillment of your desires?”
    Watch the whole episode from ECHO, My Soul Longs for You, O God, here:

  • FORMED Daily: Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of God

    Episode 16

    What does it mean to be “poor in spirit?” How can the story of Job in the Old Testament help us understand what this means?
    Watch the whole episode from Why Believe?, The Example of St. Jerome, here:

  • FORMED Daily: 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time—September 29, 2019

    Episode 17

    Dr. Ben Akers from the Augustine Institute Graduate School of Theology discusses today’s Gospel, and how Saint Mother Teresa is a beautiful example to us of how to love the “Lazarus” in our lives.

    Watch the whole episode from Opening the Word, 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, here:

  • FORMED Daily: How does God decide to come to us?

    Episode 18

    Dr. Christopher Blum reflects on God’s power, and how he decides to come to us through ordinary things: bread and wine.
    Watch the entire episode of Presence, God is With Us, here:

  • FORMED Daily: Practical and active concern for the poor

    Episode 19

    Why is it so important for us to minister to the poor, as Saint Vincent de Paul did? In Matthew chapter 25 Christ tells us that whatsoever you do for the least of my brothers and sisters, you do unto me.
    Watch the entire episode, Option for the Poor and Vulnerable, here:

  • FORMED Daily: Charity, Brotherhood, Family

    Episode 20

    God created us to live in community, to love, and care for one another, and our family is one of the main ways that we practice this.
    Watch the whole episode, Call to Family, Community, and Participation, here:

  • FORMED Daily: Are you Living out Heaven?

    Episode 21

    In this reflection, Fr. Burns explains how we can turn to our experiences of love and community to give us an idea of what Heaven will be like, and how we can start preparing for Heaven now.
    Watch the full episode, Vita, here:

  • FORMED Daily: Why the Priest's Clothes Matter

    Episode 22

    Fr. Douglas Martis explains how the vestments at Mass are sacramental signs with significance.
    Watch the full episode, Vestments - Part I, from The Elements of the Catholic Mass:

  • FORMED Daily: The cross that Padre Pio Bore

    Episode 23

    Padre Pio's love for Christ can be an example to us all. This scene from the movie Padre Pio: Miracle Man is right before he receives the Stigmata from our Lord.
    Watch the full movie, Padre Pio: Miracle Man, here:

  • FORMED Daily: What kind of stewardship has Christ given you?

    Episode 24

    Watch the full episode from Opening the Word: