A few months ago I was looking for a means to make better use of the time I have to spend in the train and subway when going to work every day. At the same time I felt that my busy schedule did not include sufficient time to communicate with God in prayer. So I got myself an MP3 player and searched the web for some 'inspiration material'. I was looking for spiritual food, not just for music, and your daily prayer sessions are exactly the right thing. I feel really so much blessed by listening to the podcasts and I would not like to miss it anymore. My mother tongue is German, but my main language at work is English, so I have no problem to understand (although sometimes I have to smile because some of your speakers have accents that sound funny to my ears). I also find I can understand the daily Gospel or bible passage much better when I hear it once or twice in English, after having read it in German before (or heard it read in Church). I am Catholic and really enjoy the openness of your prayer style: it feels so good to get your impulses and suggestions and then have time to continue talking to God in my own heart. Thank you so much, and please continue!
Thank you so much for your podcasts. They are one of the highlights of my day. My children got me a "Shuffle" for Mothers' Day this year and I stumbled upon your podcast while I was searching for weight loss inspirational podcasts. I was hesitant, at first, because I saw the word "Jesuit" and I'm not Catholic. I didn't know what that meant and I wasn't sure what I would find (I've never even been to a Catholic worship service). I have been so glad I stopped and listened. It is my treat every morning. I use them to center and renew myself, to get in the right frame of mind on my way to work as a 911 dispatcher. My job is very emotionally draining and it makes a huge difference in my day to stop and think about God, his plans, and his words, before I start dealing with people's tragedies. Thank you again.
At times I feel my life is scattered even worthless, as it were. Listening to the music, the readings, thoughts and the voices is so soothing, gentle, relaxing and sometimes inspiring. A few sessions I specially reserve and go back listening to again and again as they translate exactly that part of my life. By mere coincidence I was on the train coming home from London, reading a free newspaper when I discovered your website. Maybe the great Divine showed me the light then, approximately two years ago. Despite all sort of difficulties, being away from home and living a life full of uncertainties, I still believe there is Hope, thanks mainly to your website. Thank you very much for your great work. God Bless.
I am just an old hippie (61) that has finally seen the light, that Jesus does save.I have found a new commitment to prayer and just happen to stumble into your site. I started to use Lectio Divina and your site has become part of my daily prayer life. I love everything from the bells as the call to prayer to the help from the questions that stimulate my thought process. I access your site at 10:PM every evening and find it a peaceful and filling way to end my day. I intend to use my mp3 player when I am out of town. I have even thought of taking it to my men's Bible study to share with the guys. Thank you very much for this outreach to the world. I pray that many more find this site and most importantly that they find salvation in Christ. I am not a Catholic and find it most exciting when believers come together for the cause of Christ. May God bless you and your effort.
I bought my first iPod and started looking at podcasts to download last month. I stumbled upon your site and and so elated with what I found. As a Benedictine oblate form St Mark's Abbey in Camperdown, Victoria I am used to daily times for prayer and meditation. But when I found this site I thought I had reached heaven itself. Your daily podcasts are quite simply profound and I wake each morning and wecome the day with you and God. It is so heartening to read all the other responses made by others around the world who, like me, listen daily to our little iPods with reverence and joy. Thank you so very much for providing this vital service.