IGF009 In Good Faith with Father James Bacik, PhD, recorded live on May 5, 2011. Produced by aNunsLife.org ministry. The nuns talk with Father Jim about finding God in everyday life, prayer, Christian spirituality, theologian Karl Rahner, and more!
Summer is here and that means bicycle riding for me. Having grown up with bikes, taken bike day trips with my family, commuted by bike, ridden mountain bike trails and long stretches of open road, I feel very much at home on a bike.
Today is Divine Mercy Sunday, a Catholic feast day that originated with Saint Faustina Kowalska. Saint Faustina was a Catholic nun belonging to the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy. She experienced visions of Jesus Christ including a message about spreading the word about God’s mercy to the whole world.
This morning’s reading in my prayer book (People’s Companion to the Breviary) is truly awesome. The author, Annice Callahan, RSCJ (who was teaching at Regis College in Toronto while I was studying there), writes about one of theologian Father Karl Rahner, SJ’s central messages in all of his theology (and trust me, he’s written a lot … he happens to be my all-time favorite theologian and the subject of my Masters’ thesis).