Formation | A Podcast from Mundelein Seminary
RECTOR REFLECTION: Living on the Edge of Chaos | Bible Study Q&A with Father John Kartje

RECTOR REFLECTION: Living on the Edge of Chaos | Bible Study Q&A with Father John Kartje

August 12, 2020

This summer Mundelein Seminary rector Father John Kartje led a Bible study entitled Living on the Edge of Chaos: Biblical Lessons for Finding Hope in the Face of Fear. In this episode, listen to a Q&A in which Father John explores some of the themes he covered in the Bible study. Even if you have not completed the study, you will still find value in this conversation, as it covers issues of prayer, identity and other topics that are particularly pertinent in these uncertain times.

 

Sign up for the online Bible study: www.usml.edu/chaos

Support the seminary: www.usml.edu/giving

Submit prayer intentions: www.usml.edu/prayers

 

RECTOR REFLECTION: Where is God? | August 9, 2020

RECTOR REFLECTION: Where is God? | August 9, 2020

August 10, 2020

Homily for Matthew 14:22-33

After he had fed the people, Jesus made the disciples get into a boat
and precede him to the other side,
while he dismissed the crowds. 
After doing so, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. 
When it was evening he was there alone. 
Meanwhile the boat, already a few miles offshore,
was being tossed about by the waves, for the wind was against it. 
During the fourth watch of the night,
he came toward them walking on the sea. 
When the disciples saw him walking on the sea they were terrified. 
“It is a ghost,” they said, and they cried out in fear. 
At once Jesus spoke to them, “Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.” 
Peter said to him in reply,
“Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” 
He said, “Come.” 
Peter got out of the boat and began to walk on the water toward Jesus. 
But when he saw how strong the wind was he became frightened;
and, beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” 
Immediately Jesus stretched out his hand and caught Peter,
and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” 
After they got into the boat, the wind died down. 
Those who were in the boat did him homage, saying,
“Truly, you are the Son of God.”

 

If you would like to receive these reflections to your email, sign up: usml.edu/rector-reflections/

Audio courtesy of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Libertyville, Ill.

 

Support the seminary: usml.edu/offering/
Submit prayer intentions: usml.edu/prayers/

 

Sign up for "Living on the Edge of Chaos," an online Bible study with Father John Kartje: https://usml.edu/online-bible-study/

RECTOR REFLECTION: Healing Wounds Bible Study | Session 4

RECTOR REFLECTION: Healing Wounds Bible Study | Session 4

August 5, 2020

Thank you for listening to Formation, a podcast from Mundelein Seminary. Today we are sharing the final session of the online Bible study with Father John Kartje, rector of Mundelein Seminary, which was released in 2019.

 

In session 4, Father John Kartje talks about the Book of Revelation. "Although it might not seem obvious, the Book of Revelation contains a profound meditation on a church that is in need of healing. In our final session, we will delve into this complex book’s insights on hope grounded in healing grace."

 

Join Father John Kartje for this year's online Bible study titled, "Living on the Edge of Chaos: Biblical Lessons for Finding Hope in the Face of Fear." Sign up: https://usml.edu/online-bible-study/

 

Support the seminary: usml.edu/offering/
Submit prayer intentions: usml.edu/prayers/

RECTOR REFLECTION: Actions Led by Christ’s Love | August 2, 2020

RECTOR REFLECTION: Actions Led by Christ’s Love | August 2, 2020

August 3, 2020

Homily for Matthew 14:13-21

When Jesus heard of the death of John the Baptist, he withdrew in a boat to a deserted place by himself. The crowds heard of this and followed him on foot from their towns. When he disembarked and saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them, and he cured their sick. When it was evening, the disciples approached him and said, “This is a deserted place and it is already late; dismiss the crowds so that they can go to the villages and buy food for themselves.” Jesus said to them, “There is no need for them to go away; give them some food yourselves.” But they said to him, “Five loaves and two fish are all we have here.” Then he said, “Bring them here to me,” and he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing, broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, who in turn gave them to the crowds. They all ate and were satisfied, and they picked up the fragments left over—
twelve wicker baskets full. Those who ate were about five thousand men, not counting women and children.

 

If you would like to receive these reflections to your email, sign up: usml.edu/rector-reflections/

Audio courtesy of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Libertyville, Ill.

 

Support the seminary: usml.edu/offering/
Submit prayer intentions: usml.edu/prayers/

 

Sign up for "Living on the Edge of Chaos," an online Bible study with Father John Kartje: https://usml.edu/online-bible-study/

FORMATION #10: Monsignor Michael Boland

FORMATION #10: Monsignor Michael Boland

July 31, 2020

Monsignor Michael Boland (Mundelein Seminary Class of 1986) recently returned to campus to receive the Joseph Cardinal Bernardin “As Those Who Serve” Award at the 2020 Celebration of Mundelein. He took some time to reflect on memories of his formation at Mundelein and his years of priestly ministry, especially his tenure leading Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Chicago. We are blessed to count him among our hundreds of talented alumni priests and grateful for his self-giving service to the Church.

 

Support the seminary

 

Submit prayer intentions

 

Thank you for subscribing to Formation! Please spread the word to your family, friends and parish community about this podcast. Please rate and review this podcast wherever you listen to your podcasts so that others can discover it more easily. Together with you in Christ, we are Mundelein. We form parish priests.

RECTOR REFLECTION: Healing Wounds Bible Study | Session 3

RECTOR REFLECTION: Healing Wounds Bible Study | Session 3

July 29, 2020

Thank you for listening to Formation, a podcast from Mundelein Seminary. In the coming weeks we will be sharing a four-part online Bible study with Father John Kartje, rector of Mundelein Seminary, which was released in 2019.

 

In session 3, Father John Kartje talks about the life of St. Peter in the Gospel of Mark. "The life of Saint Peter is marked by limitation and healing. From his initial call in the Gospel of Mark to his apostolic ministry in the Book of Acts, Saint Peter continually relies on trust in Jesus to overcome human weakness and be healed."

 

Join Father John Kartje for this year's online Bible study titled, "Living on the Edge of Chaos: Biblical Lessons for Finding Hope in the Face of Fear." Sign up: usml.edu/online-bible-study/

 

Support the seminary: usml.edu/offering/
Submit prayer intentions: usml.edu/prayers/

RECTOR REFLECTION: Catholic Guilt | July 26, 2020

RECTOR REFLECTION: Catholic Guilt | July 26, 2020

July 27, 2020

Homily for Matthew 13:44-52

Jesus said to his disciples: “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls. When he finds a pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net thrown into the sea, which collects fish of every kind. When it is full they haul it ashore and sit down to put what is good into buckets. What is bad they throw away. Thus it will be at the end of the age. The angels will go out and separate the wicked from the righteous and throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth. “Do you understand all these things?” They answered, “Yes.” And he replied, “Then every scribe who has been instructed in the kingdom of heaven is like the head of a household who brings from his storeroom both the new and the old.”

 

If you would like to receive these reflections to your email, sign up: usml.edu/rector-reflections/

Audio courtesy of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Libertyville, Ill.

 

Support the seminary: usml.edu/offering/
Submit prayer intentions: usml.edu/prayers/

 

Sign up for "Living on the Edge of Chaos," an online Bible study with Father John Kartje: https://usml.edu/online-bible-study/

RECTOR REFLECTION: Healing Wounds Bible Study | Session 2

RECTOR REFLECTION: Healing Wounds Bible Study | Session 2

July 22, 2020

Thank you for listening to Formation, a podcast from Mundelein Seminary. In the coming weeks we will be sharing a four-part online Bible study with Father John Kartje, rector of Mundelein Seminary, which was released in 2019.

 

In session 2, Father John Kartje talks about the Book of Ruth. "Infertility–a lack of fruitfulness–manifests itself in our lives in many ways beyond the inability to have children. It is present throughout the Book of Ruth, and there are several attempts to overcome this limitation and remain faithful to God’s plan."

 

Join Father John Kartje for this year's online Bible study titled, "Living on the Edge of Chaos: Biblical Lessons for Finding Hope in the Face of Fear." Sign up: https://usml.edu/online-bible-study/

 

Support the seminary: usml.edu/offering/
Submit prayer intentions: usml.edu/prayers/

RECTOR REFLECTION: The Intentional Reminders We Need | July 19, 2020

RECTOR REFLECTION: The Intentional Reminders We Need | July 19, 2020

July 20, 2020

Homily for Matthew 13:24-43

Jesus proposed another parable to the crowds, saying: “The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a man who sowed good seed in his field. While everyone was asleep his enemy came and sowed weeds all through the wheat, and then went off. When the crop grew and bore fruit, the weeds appeared as well. The slaves of the householder came to him and said, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where have the weeds come from?’ He answered, ‘An enemy has done this.’ His slaves said to him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’ He replied, ‘No, if you pull up the weeds you might uproot the wheat along with them. Let them grow together until harvest; then at harvest time I will say to the harvesters, “First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles for burning; but gather the wheat into my barn.”’” He proposed another parable to them. “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that a person took and sowed in a field. It is the smallest of all the seeds, yet when full-grown it is the largest of plants. It becomes a large bush,
and the ‘birds of the sky come and dwell in its branches.’” He spoke to them another parable. “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed with three measures of wheat flour until the whole batch was leavened.” All these things Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables. He spoke to them only in parables, to fulfill what had been said through the prophet: I will open my mouth in parables, I will announce what has lain hidden from the foundation of the world. Then, dismissing the crowds, he went into the house. His disciples approached him and said, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.” He said in reply, “He who sows good seed is the Son of Man, the field is the world, the good seed the children of the kingdom. The weeds are the children of the evil one, and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels. Just as weeds are collected and burned up with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his kingdom all who cause others to sin and all evildoers. They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears ought to hear.”

 

If you would like to receive these reflections to your email, sign up: usml.edu/rector-reflections/

Audio courtesy of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Libertyville, Ill.

Support the seminary: usml.edu/offering/
Submit prayer intentions: usml.edu/prayers/

Sign up for "Living on the Edge of Chaos," an online Bible study with Father John Kartje: https://usml.edu/online-bible-study/

RECTOR REFLECTION: Healing Wounds Bible Study | Session 1

RECTOR REFLECTION: Healing Wounds Bible Study | Session 1

July 15, 2020

Thank you for listening to Formation, a podcast from Mundelein Seminary. In the coming weeks we will be sharing a four-part online Bible study with Father John Kartje, rector of Mundelein Seminary, which was released in 2019.

 

In this episode, Father John Kartje talks about the Book of Genesis. "All healing goes back to one primal core wound--the fact that we are limited. We are not God, and that is our primary limitation."

 

Join Father John Kartje for this year's online Bible study titled, "Living on the Edge of Chaos: Biblical Lessons for Finding Hope in the Face of Fear." Sign up: https://usml.edu/online-bible-study/

 

Support the seminary: usml.edu/offering/
Submit prayer intentions: usml.edu/prayers/

Play this podcast on Podbean App