A school of prayer and discernment for the New Evangelization! The best authors, teachers, spiritual leaders discussing topics that effect our every day lives. Shows range from Inside the Pages w/Kris McGregor to series with Fr. Timothy Gallagher, Deacon James Keating, Dr. Anthony Lilles, Dr. R. R. Reno, Mike Aquilina, Joseph Pearce, Msgr. John Esseff, Archbishop George J. Lucas and many others. From lives of the saints to the basics of Catholic Social teaching, from the Sacred Liturgy to prayer in the everyday moments of our lives, we walk together as we fulfill our call to be saints in the making.
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Rich and enriching
This is one of the best prayer apps. There is such a variety of content that I’m certain everyone will find something suitable and relevant to their current prayer life, although all of the sessions really are suitable and relevant if one is serious about receiving spiritual formation, enriching their prayer life, and learning about the different spiritualities and religious traditions in our Catholic Church, amongst many others.
It’s a perfect app, too, if you desire to learn about our faith but are always on-the-go and working on tasks—simply choose and play a session in the background and you will be attending a free retreat or workshop session! The sessions are certainly accessible and comprehensible so it would not be difficult to listen while multi-tasking.
As for myself, I am currently without a spiritual director, so I have been especially finding so much grace and fruit in the spiritual formation series and in Fr. Timothy Gallagher’s prayer and discernment series. I have learned so much and am so grateful for this ministry. Very sound and grounded content from inspiring holy men and women, including from our saints of course. Very educational, formative, and truly enriching.
I am so grateful for Discerning Hearts! I have been listening for over 5 years and it truly is inspiring. My prayer life and knowledge of our Catholic faith has grown to surmountable heights since discovering this app. Kris Mac Gregor is a beautiful woman and I look forward to the latest podcasts with her guests. Like another reviewer has said, I, too, don’t have a spiritual director (still searching) at this time but those men and women listed in the spiritual formation section serve me very well in that role. A couple of favorites include Dr. Anthony Lilles, Fr. Timothy Gallagher, and Fr. Mauritius. It’s not even very fair to name those three because there are so many others. The prayers, novenas, audio books on the saints.... My goodness, the Holy Spirit is at work here! I most strongly encourage anyone who wishes to deepen in their spiritual growth, learn the richness and truth of the Catholic faith, or simply need a prayer companion, download this app. It has been and will continue to be a blessing to me and will be for you. Thank you Discerning Hearts for sharing this work with the world! God bless you!
Excellent Catholic Resource
I truly love this app and I use it multiple times a day. I have learned so much about God through the direction and experiences of the saints. The saints have told their stories of their quest to know Him and to do His Will. Listening to these podcasts I learn how to become closer to Him by using the tactics which the saints revealed to us through their writing. In our busy world today it is easy to put on some headphones while I go for a walk or connect to my Bluetooth speaker and listen to these as I’m doing chores. Or to connect to my car’s audio system while I’m driving. There is so much to learn from this app. There are prayers and novenas. There are interviews with priests who outline how to be a better person through prayer as guided by the saints...such as St Therese of Avila or St Ignatiaus of Layola. All of the speakers are professional and pleasant to listen to.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.