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AS199 Ask Sister - saintly double standards, biblical fatty portions for God, default prayers

Podcast Recorded: August 16, 2017

AS199 Ask Sister podcast recorded live. Topics: saintly double standards, biblical fatty portions for God, default prayers, and more! Hosted by Sister Maxine, with guest Sister Shannon Schrein, OSF.  

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Show Notes

(1:30)  About Sister Shannon: College Theology Society, OSF leadership team, singer of national anthem at the ballpark.

(5:30)  Listener question: Why do some Catholic websites list women saints as “martyrs” and “virgins” but men saints as only “martyrs”?

(10:30) Therese of Lisieux’s little ways of holiness.

(20:00) Listener question: In the bible, why did Abel give God the “fatty portion”? That doesn’t sound very good.

(23:00) Practices of sacrifice: Abraham and Isaac.

(29:00) Does God lead us into temptation to test us?

(31:00) Theodicy and why bad things happen to good people: Job.

(35:00) Transformed by encounter with Jesus: Samaritan woman.

(42:00) Listener question: I’ve fallen into “default prayer” mode. What can I do?

(44:00) Jesus’ prayer life and the psalms.

(47:00) Sister Shannon’s favorite default prayer.

(49:00) Expressing all our emotions to God: Jeremiah.

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About our Guest

Shannon Schrein, OSF, Ph.D.

Sister Shannon Schrein is a Sylvania Franciscan and currently serves on the Leadership Team. She has a PhD in Systematic Theology and is president of the College Theology Society.  

She is the author of Quilting and Braiding: The Feminist Christologies of Sallie McFague and Elizabeth A. Johnson in Conversation, published by the Liturgical Press, 1998. Sister Shannon is also the editor of God Has Begun a Great Work in Us: Embodied Love in Consecrated Life and Ecclesial Movements, The 2014 Annual Volume of the College Theology Society.  She is a contributor to The Saint Mary’s College Study Bible, 2007.

Sister Shannon is the 2012 recipient of the Franciscan Federation Award. She has shared her Franciscan way of life and her love of Jesus and the Scriptures with her students for more than forty years.


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