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  • Prayer and Spirituality

    Episode 1

    Dr. Tim Gray sits down with Dr. Ben Akers to discuss the Church's teaching on prayer and how prayer is our response of love and faith to God's thirst for us. Rather than prayer being an obligation it is an interior invitation from God to come into conversation with Him so that He may transform ou...

  • The Spirituality of Advent

    Episode 2

    Dr. Tim Gray discusses the spirituality of Advent and the joy of waiting for Christ.
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  • An Apostolic Spirituality

    Episode 3

    Dr. Ben Akers welcomes Tim Glemkowski, Director of Strategy for the Archdiocese of Denver, to have a conversation about the Apostolic age in which the Church finds herself. In four sessions, Dr. Akers and Tim will cover the times we are in today, an apostolic mindset, and an apostolic spiritualit...

  • FORMED Now! National Day of Prayer and Fasting

    Episode 4

    Dr. Tim Gray and Fr. John Riccardo discuss Acts XXIX and the National Day of Prayer and Fasting.

  • FORMED Now! Prayer in Desperate Times

    Episode 5

    Dr. Ben Akers and author Sarah Christmyer discuss the need for prayer in desparate times and how scripture can be a critical instrument in cultivating a fruitful prayer life when life is difficult.

  • How and Why to Pray the Rosary

    Episode 6

    Dr. Tim Gray and Dr. John Sehorn discuss the beauty of praying the Rosary.

  • Discernment of Spirits

    Episode 7

    Dr. Tim Gray and Dan Burke of the Avila Institute discuss the Discernment of Spirits.

  • What Is Contemplation?

    Episode 8

    Dr. Tim Gray and Dr. Scott Hefelfinger discuss how daily contemplation will change your life.

  • Jesus and the Psalms

    Episode 9

    Join Dr. Tim Gray and Dr. Mark Giszczak as they discuss Jesus and praying the Psalms.

  • Our Life in Christ

    Episode 10

    Join Dr. Tim Gray and Dr. Scott Hefelfinger as they explore moral theology in the third pillar of the Catechism.

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  • Discernment and the Holy Spirit

    Episode 11

    Join Dr. Tim Gray and Dr. Scott Hefelfinger for a conversation on discerning God's path, making decisions and listening to the Holy Spirit.

  • The Holy Spirit in Light of Pentecost

    Episode 12

    Join Dr. Tim Gray and Dr. Ben Akers as they discuss the Holy Spirit throughout salvation history and the roll of Pentecost in our lives.

  • Why Do Catholics Do Penance on Fridays?

    Episode 13

    Join Dr. Tim Gray and Dr. Scott Hefelfinger as they talk about the Catholic practice of doing penance on Fridays.

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  • Overcoming Difficulties in Prayer

    Episode 14

    Dr. Tim Gray and Dr. Scott Hefelfinger discuss overcoming difficulties in prayer. What are ways that we can surrender our struggles and allow God to pour grace into our lives?

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    FORMED Now! How to Pray

  • How to Pray

    Episode 15

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    Join Dr. Tim Gray and Dr. Elizabeth Klein for a FORMED Live Event on prayer.

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    FORMED Now! Difficulties in Prayer

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  • Praying as Christ Taught Us

    Episode 16

    Pope Francis has invited the Church to pray the Our Father together so the Lord might hear all of Christendom united in prayer. Join Dr. Tim Gray, with special guest Dr. Ben Akers, and dive into the prayer Jesus Christ taught us: the Our Father.

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  • Worldwide Rosary for Pandemic Relief

    Episode 17

    Join Dr. Tim Gray and Matt Meeks as they pray the rosary in union with Catholics around the World. The Augustine Institute prays to answer the summons of the Holy Father, Pope Francis, beseeching God through our lady for mercy to end the Coronavirus pandemic. Pray with us!

  • The Litany of Loreto

    Episode 18

    Happy New Year!

    On this feast day devoted to Mary Mother of God and the inaugural day of 2021, we would like to pray the Litany of Loreto with you to spend time with our Mother as we enter into the new year.

  • Making Scripture Part of Your New Year

    Episode 19

    We are excited to announce our series of FORMED Now! Christmas and New Year special episodes. In these episodes, professors from the Augustine Institute Graduate School will lead us in reflections throughout the season from December 22nd through January 11th.

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  • The Litany of the Infant Jesus

    Episode 20

    Merry Christmas! On this special day when we celebrate our Savior entering into the world, we would like to pray the Litany to the Infant Jesus with you and reflect on the mystery of God becoming a child for our salvation.

  • Teacher of Prayer: Saint Teresa of Avila

    Episode 21

    Dr. Ben Akers and Annette Bergeon, Executive Director of Endow, discuss St. Teresa of Avila and her love of conversations with Jesus.

  • How Does God Use Miracles?

    Episode 22

    Dr. Tim Gray and Dr. Mark Giszczak, professor of Sacred Scripture at the Augustine Institute Graduate School, sit down to discuss miracles. This conversation touches on the nature of miracles, how God uses them, and the role they play in the process of Canonization.

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