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My Soul Delights is a Catholic podcast and programme exploring the beauty of our Christian faith and the way in which God's love restores and renews us. If you would like to contact us, email us at msdcatholic@gmail.com.
 
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The prayer known as St Patrick's Breastplate is attributed to the great saint, St Patrick and it is considered a prayer of protection. The words of this prayer remind us that we arise each day through the strength of Christ with His protection as our shield and His wisdom to guide us. Music Credits: Inspirational Innovation by Ashamaluev Music Cont…
 
In this episode we look at the Miraculous Medal, a story that has many interweaving threads and contributes many examples of the providence of God and the closeness of our Blessed Mother Mary. The Miraculous Medal was a revelation of Our Lady to a young sister called Catherine Laboure, later to be declared a saint. St Catherine was born in 1806, Fr…
 
In a special episode of the Poetry Podcast, Kimiko Hahn, Monica Youn, Paul Tran, and Megan Fernandes join Kevin Young to read their work, and to discuss Asian-American poetics and the role of poetry in our tumultuous times. Kimiko Hahn, a distinguished professor at Queens College, City University of New York, has received a Guggenheim Fellowship an…
 
Johny Pitts talks to Jon McGregor about his latest novel Lean Fall Stand, inspired by a trip to Antarctica. Opening with sparse, barely describable landscape in the midst of a storm, it follows Robert "Doc" Wright's recovery in the aftermath and sensitively examines heroism, modern masculinity and the failure of words.Chester Himes is an often over…
 
Elizabeth Day talks to Chris Power, writer of the short story collection Mothers, about his debut novel A Lonely Man. Robert Prowe is a struggling writer living in Berlin with his wife and two young daughters. One night he meets Patrick, a stranger with a story to tell, who is a ghostwriter for a Russian oligarch who is now being followed. Robert f…
 
In this episode, we look at the story of Our Lady of Lourdes and St Bernadette. In 1858, Our Lady appeared to a young girl called Bernadette Soubirous, at the grotto near to Lourdes, at Massabielle. Bernadette came from a humble family who were familiar with poverty but her interior life proved to be a rich source of blessing not only reserved for …
 
Johny Pitts visits his local bookshop, Review in Peckham, as it prepares to reopen and talks to manager Ben Pope about missing bookseller recommendationsNaomi Ishiguro discusses her debut novel Common Ground, about a friendship across a cultural divide and the importance of open space for everyone.And we reflect on making room in our homes for Spri…
 
In this episode, we look at the meaning of Easter and its subsequent meaning and impact for all of humanity. The life, death and resurrection of Jesus reveal God's plan for humanity, one that is not confined to one place or time. The hope and glory of the resurrection is the focal point of our Christian faith, and a revelation of a God who is a God…
 
Toi Derricotte joins Kevin Young to read “We Feel Now a Largeness Coming On,” by Tracy K. Smith, and her own poem “I give in to an old desire.” Derricotte is a poet, memoirist, and co-founder, with Cornelius Eady, of the literary organization Cave Canem. Her honors include the PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry and the Paterson Poetry Prize for Sustaine…
 
In this short episode, we look at St Joseph. This year is being dedicated to St Joseph by the Church, known as the Year of St Joseph. #YearofStJoseph There is an increase in materials, prayers and talks relating to St Joseph and the consecration to St Joseph taking place! This humble man and saint, who was the most blessed and found himself in the …
 
In this short episode we take a look at the Holy Spirit, who desires to be our best companion, draw us deeper into the life of the Trinity and ignite in us the fire of God's divine love. We can make a prayer to the Holy Spirit everyday and ask Him to fill us with His gifts and fruits; to enlighten us in our decisions; to guide us towards truth; to …
 
The words to the Litany of the Holy Spirit. This Litany can be used as part of your own prayer time. As you pray, may the words inflame your heart with the light of the Holy Spirit. Music Credits: Inspirational Innovation by AshamaluevMusic and Folk Inspiration from Pixabay Contact Email: msdcatholic@gmail.com…
 
Words to a prayer of St Francis, also known as the Prayer of the Cave or the Prayer before the Crucifix, seeking the wisdom and light of God. Music Credits: Inspirational Innovation by AshamaluevMusic Contact Email: msdcatholic@gmail.comBy Eileen O'Driscoll and Joyson Joy
 
The words of the prayer to the Holy Trinity as written by St Elizabeth of the Trinity (1880 - 1906) Music Credits: Inspirational Innovation by AshamaluevMusic Contact Email: msdcatholic@gmail.comBy Eileen O'Driscoll and Joyson Joy
 
Cultivating a language of gratitude. Why is gratitude important? In what ways can we increase our practice of giving thanks each day? In this short episode you will also find references to selected Psalms which through the grace of the Holy Spirit, can encourage us to give thanks. Music Credits: Inspirational Innovation and Nature by AshamaluevMusi…
 
In this episode, we look at what it means to be a child of God and the gift of wonder, an innate gift that keeps us moving in our search for more. The promise of God's protection is something reassuring and affirming, this is particularly evident in Psalm 91 and Psalm 121. The life of Mother Teresa or St Teresa of Calcutta is an inspiring witness a…
 
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