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Such a helpful way to incorporate more spiritual reading, and the books chosen are true classics for a reason. Love this podcast!
AMPM83 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/14/24
I tried reading the confessions by Saint Augustine several times and have been unsuccessful. This podcast is not only informative, but introspective and well worth listening.
sbdavel via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/02/23
Reflecting on the past 60 days of this journey thru The Confessions of St Augustine. Thank you for virtually “walking” me thru this book. It was eye opening to see that I could relate to a father of our church from the late 3rd century and amazed at some of the topics that I had never really...Read full review »
Eikejdjdnsjsnsjd via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/01/23
I am truly enjoying this for book! Thank you and totally recommend!
library liver via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/28/23
So thankful for this podcast, what a gift!
jjjjjj bean via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/18/23
Such a wonderful way to help understand the beauty and power of our faith through the example of the humanity of St. Augustine. Thank you for making this podcast so easily accessible to us all. 🙏🏼
consecrated one via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/17/23
This book has had so much of a personal connection with my own feelings and thoughts. A blessed find.
wilkowjo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/17/23
Just thank you. Perfect
Giambelardo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/09/23
I have been looking forward to this season since it was announced. I’ve always wanted to read Confessions, but never got past the first few pages. I find your format of reading a few chapters at a time very helpful as is your commentary at the end of each session! Thank you both!!
AMKINNC via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/05/23
It’s so great to have a guide for these Catholic Classics! I’ve always been curious about them but too intimidated to undertake reading them. This podcast is helping me explore the richness of my faith and take it to a new level in small manageable pieces.
ddaye via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/03/23
I love the success of this amazing apps. I especially love that they are being downloaded from Apple Podcasts. Zing…every time someone downloads the app an angel gets their wings. Every time a podcast is played it’s a prayer ascending to heaven and a wonderful witness to the hope that only...Read full review »
ocsh615 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/03/23
I absolute love the content of this podcast. Happy listener ✨✨✨
Chiomalize via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/03/23
In this time & age & era, this is much NEEDED, not only by people who have less problems, BUT, those who are Confuse, LOST, ambivalent, DESPERATE, hopeless & overwhelmed with what’s going on in their life.
Theophila4God via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/03/23
Just found this podcast. Into 4 sessions on St Augustine’s Confessions. The content is superb…lighthearted and spontaneous, clear and consistent. Looking forward to trekking with the Padres thru Confessions. Keep up the great work, gents!
maui jim tx via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/03/23
So grateful for this podcast. I’ve been looking for a way to read some of these classics. What better way than this podcast?!😊❤️
MLKoester via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/03/23
Yay, I was hoping you would do Confession of St. Augustine next. So excited for this one to start.
marie5573 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/02/23
I’m so glad that I found this podcast! This is what I have been longing for to work through these classics! Yay! Can’t wait for the next one!
15$&6;:3;&87;,:2;77( via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/29/23
I have always wanted to read more Catholic books but don’t have the time. This podcast is just what I needed. Thank you!
Joe092593 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/01/23
Knowledgeable presenters. I am ready for our next book! When will you be back?
Fruga1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/16/23
Absolutely wonderful! Looking forward for the next book!
Beastcheese via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/05/23
It’s hard to find substantive, spiritual literature that is also digestible. I don’t have the time to sit down and read so being able to play this has been a game changer! Thank you
Tanya Maezie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/05/23
I am glad you were talking about this. To me I always felt it was depressing because during lent you need the images to carry on to be reminded why are you doing this lent Jesus , our mother and all his saints have gone this path for the greater glory of God …we are not alone.
Gods will in everything via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/14/23
Great podcast. Thank you Fr Gregory and Fr Jacob for reading and reflecting on Introduction to The Devout Life. The book & your reflections are very thought-provoking. I’m looking forward to the next Catholic classic! Thank you for answering God’s call to the priesthood.
962/& via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/03/23
Thank you Ascension, for choosing Fr. Janczyk and Fr. Pine to host this podcast. At first I was hesitant to dive into St. Francis de Sales’ spiritual writings because they’re ancient. This dynamic duo from the O.P. show us that the saint’s spiritual guidance is fit for our current times, and has...Read full review »
Forexter1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/28/23
Thank you for putting this together. As a new Catholic, it can be difficult to know what to take away from different spiritual writings. Having the wisdom of St. Francis along with the teaching of these two great priests is such a blessing. Every day I grow more grateful for the heroic service...Read full review »
Greylance via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/20/23
The reading of Francis de Sales bracketed by thoughtful discussion makes this 400 year old classic accessible right here, right now. Pray that we might all have such a desire for God. Thank you, Fathers, for your work. Am looking forward to your next classic!
ontfan via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/11/23
When Fr Pine speaks truth flows. I love to listen and pause and write out some of the sections of his comments in longhand, helps it sink in. Beautiful words and so much goodness
dymphnaann via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/06/23
Thanks Ascension for making this Catholic Classic so accessible. Fr. Pine’s and Fr. Janczyk’s narration helped me stay focused and their commentary was so helpful in deepening my understanding. The Ascension version of the book completed the experience and is a beautiful addition to my Catholic...Read full review »
Beth @ MQOP CWOC via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/29/23
I loved listening to this classic. I didn’t plan it but I finished listening to it today, on the Memorial of St. Francis de Sales. Thank you for your insights and especially the humor sprinkled in. I’m looking forward to the next classic. Thank you both for your priestly vocations.
MarilynMM17 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/25/23
Because of illness and other interruptions I am late in doing this podcast. I am just now getting caught up with it as well as the book. I enjoy listening to Father Gregory and Father Jacob. The book could be a little daunting without their guidance. Learning things I didn’t know about the devout...Read full review »
Fran 378 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/14/23
So far I’m loving the book! I’m probably going to end up buying it. Cuddos to the brothers, they are doing an excellent job with the narration and with the comments!
grincon55 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/30/22
Introduction to the Devout Life is a great book, but the commentary is such that it will twist St Francis’ recommendations around. They mean well and are trying to stop people from thinking the spiritual life is utterly programmatic, but their attempts to do so damage the delightful structure...Read full review »
pgmath via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/17/22
Thank you for helping to make sense out of a challenging book. I would have never read it on my own. I’m looking forward to seeing what your next season brings!
Christie M S via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/14/22
I almost gave up, I wasn’t sure if I had the time. I’m so grateful I didn’t. The Holy Spirit truly moved me to persevere. The book was presented in digestible chunks. The priests are a wonderful team. Having different personalities really gave a dimension to the discussion you don’t find with a...Read full review »
SAM602W via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/13/22
I can’t wait to see what we are reading next! This was a great book! Thank you for this podcast
Elizabeth5599886 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/12/22
This translation is incredible and it’s amazing how relevant and applicable this writing is 400+ years later. While the commentary was good, it was somewhat cerebral/high-brow when compared to Fr. Mike’s BIAY (more what I was expecting) which I found to be much more relatable. Overall, though,...Read full review »
cahillk2 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/05/22
I have read pieces and bits here and there of this book. Listening to this podcast was the perfect occasion to finally “read” it cover to cover. Not only is Ascension’s edition beautifully made with a wonderful, very understandable translation, the commentaries by the two Dominican priests (Fr....Read full review »
Very73 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/05/22
I really like this podcast and it’s goal of reading great spiritual books. However, I wish the Fathers would slow down their reading a bit. I often feel like they are speed reading.
Pinkscissors via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/26/22
This is so good. Thank you. God Bless!!
mbfelty via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/20/22
Thank you for undertaking this project ☀️ God bless you both. I’m not sure how I came to decide to listen in, but Providence is so merciful. It was for this time and in this way that healing ❤️‍🩹 is being made possible. The balm in the hands of His faithful. Thanks guys! I will be in solidarity...Read full review »
Grateful in Covington via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/19/22
My morning routine has expanded from the Bible in a year with father Mike to also Catholic Classics thank you each for helping to center me on the things of God.
#Roni via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/17/22
Great podcast!
AlaniaJ via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/02/22
I first heard Introduction to the Devout Life on the Hallow app and loved it. I was so excited to see that it would be featured in an Ascension podcast! I glean new insight every time I hear or read it. I love the commentary from Fr. Gregory and Fr. Jacob-Bertrand. Fr. Gregory’s voice is also...Read full review »
DRPT4 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/02/22
Here we are at day 9 and I still don’t have the book. Moreover, I now expect that it will be delivered while I am traveling for Thanksgiving. I understand that certain things are beyond your control. But in the future, I will wait until I have the book in hand to sign up.
MarkDavid12 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/01/22
This Podcast is the perfect companion to reading great Catholic books, the perfect way to spend a few moments of your day, the perfect way to grow closer to Christ and the perfect way to feed your soul! I am so grateful!
Tranbe123 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/30/22
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