I am a Candidate-postulant from the Carmel of Antwerp. I found Pray-as-you-go on the top 10 podcast list from iTunes. I've downloaded it, and loved it immediately. I listen to it daily about 15 minutes before the Holy Mass starts. I was so enthusiastic about it that I shared it with my fellow Carmelite sisters, and our Rev. Mother Mary-Margerite listens to it every day. I can't imagine my day without my 10 minutes' Jesuit meditation. I understand more about the Gospel, and see things through other eyes now... For example, the genesis meditation, it started snowing here and going with my hands through the snow was completely different since that meditation. It was Gods creation!! I always knew that, but now I was aware of it. It's really excellent!!! Thank you, Jesuit Media Initiatives.
I discovered Pray-as-you-go by accident, while posting my own podcast at iTunes (quantum chemistry). I generally listen on my evening walks, but yesterday I listened while waiting for surgery (much to the amusement of the nurses). Music, readings and reflection enabled me to face that experience, and the complications that followed knowing full well I was held in the presence of God. Thanks!
I can't remember how I heard about Pray-as-you-go -- I think maybe it was on a website somewhere. It was pretty early on, because it was during Lent 2006. I listen every morning on my subway ride. When my mp3 player broke, I was very dissapointed I couldn't get my PAYG podcasts anymore. Then my boyfriend gave me a new one for Christmas, and the first thing I thought was "I can listen to my daily meditations again!". I find it very calming and peaceful -- it is a wonderful way to start the day, centered on what is important. Sometimes it is hard to listen with all the train announcements, but I still find it worthwhile. Thank you for this resource -- I really appreciate it.
I heard about Pray-as-you-go at a retreat at Loyola Hall, Prescot, Lancashire, and am very grateful for it. I use it each morning on the bus going to work. My daughter gave me her cast-off mp3 player and that's how I listen. I had got out of the habit of regular daily prayer, and this has helped me to get back into praying and meditating. It gives my thoughts a God-ward direction at the beginning of the day. I appreciate the fact that the reading is repeated. I agree with other contributors that it would be great to havepray-as-you-go for Saturdays as well, and maybe Sundays - although being at the Mass is central on that day. Thank you so much.
We are very happy for this gift,this weekly meditation. It is marvelous. Our time of meditation is on the bicycle through the dark mornings here in Karlstad. Warm greetings and blessings.