This set of teachings and homilies by Richard Rohr is a perfect introduction to his fresh way of looking at Scripture, society, and life.
The newcomer to Richard's teachings will find this set a real treasure. The six CDs include the following list of talks:
CD #1: Two Major Tasks of the Spiritual Life—Much personal and pastoral confusion can be overcome when we realize that in the first half of life we have to master self control, and in the second half of life we must give up control. Length: 74 minutes.
CD #2: The Little Way: A Spirituality of Imperfection—Richard shares the insights of St. Therese of Lisieux, which show imperfection as the organizing principle of spiritual reality. This is a great introduction to the healing ministry of addiction and recovery. Length: 65 minutes.
CD #3: Spiral of Violence: the World, the Flesh, and the Devil—Richard looks at the traditionally labeled sources of evil: the world, the flesh, and the devil. He offers a tool for discerning evil on all levels so that we might make appropriate responses before we are caught up in an uncontrollable spiral. Length: 59 Minutes.
CD #4: Masculine Spirituality/Why Males Need Initiation—This CD offers Richard Rohr's two basic talks on masculine spirituality (Approximate length: 70 minutes):
Masculine Spirituality—Richard shows the need for real masculine spirituality, one that speaks to man's true core.
Why Males Need Initiation—Richard addresses the reality that if men are not led through an inner journey of powerlessness, they will inevitably misunderstand and abuse power.
CD #5: Francis—Turning the World on its Head: Subverting the Honor/Shame System—Richard shares insight into the life, vision, and vocation of St. Francis, as seen through the lens of Jesus’ teachings in the Gospel of Matthew. Length: 79 minutes.
CD #6: Collection of Homilies 2008—Richard's Gospel readings and homilies at Holy Family Parish, Albuquerque, New Mexico:
Each of these CDs is also available as a single CD or MP3 by the same title.This set is also available as an MP3 download.
- 07/14/08—The Law of Attraction, Mt. 13:1-17
- 07/20/08—Weeds and Wheat, Mt. 13:24-35
- 08/17/08—The Rock that Moved, Mt. 16:13-20
- 11/16/08—The Amazing Capacity for Missing the Point in the Scriptures, Mt. 25:14-30
- 11/30/08—To Be Awake is to Live in the Present, Mk. 13:33-37
- 12/24/08—Christmas Eve: “God as Intruder,” Lk. 2:1-14