90 Aragorn & the Four Cardinal Virtues
The Myth Pilgrim
by Br Lawrence MGL
6d ago
Blurb: The four cardinal virtues (Prudence, Temperence, Fortitude and Justice) are as important as they are forgotten. Follow St Thomas Aquinas and Aragorn as they offer examples of each virtue from The Lord of the Rings. Excerpt from episode: "An example of Aragorn’s prudence takes place shortly after Gandalf the grey is apparently slain by the Balrog inside the mines of Moria. Naturally, the fellowship are in grief and shock, unable to think rationally. After Gandalf’s fall, they are immediately ambushed by orcs and are in immediate peril. Checking his own emotions, Aragorn realises that he ..read more
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89 Tangled, Rapunzel and seeing the Light
The Myth Pilgrim
by Br Lawrence MGL
2w ago
Tangled presents us a chance to explore St John Paul II's Theology of the Body! Explore his profound teaching on love, lust and eros alongside Rapunzel, Mother Gothel & Flynn. Let's follow the light! Excerpt from episode: "I love the fact that the floating lanterns are released every year on Rapunzel's birthday, because the church actually recognises that baptism is our true birthday, for on that day we are born into the kingdom of God. So there’s a big baptism detail already.  Then there’s the thousands of light floating off and illuminating the night! Recall that baptisms traditiona ..read more
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88 The Neverending Story's neverending wisdom
The Myth Pilgrim
by Br Lawrence MGL
1M ago
We can only access our inner worlds symbolically, and our myths and fairytales have always helped us do this. Explore how Atreyu's journey mirrors Bastian's real-world experiences, revealing how the real hero's journey lies within. Soundtrack credits: tracks are borrowed from the OST of The Neverending Story (by Klaus Doldinger ..read more
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87 Glow: A Christmas story (by Sr Angela Uybaretta MGL)
The Myth Pilgrim
by Br Lawrence MGL
2M ago
Do you sometimes feel invisible and insignificant? Join Sr Angela Uybaretta MGL as she narrates her original story "Glow". Follow this slow and dim star as she travels across the galaxy, to find the One True Light!  "... Quietly tucked away in the heavenly sky called Stardom, lived a simple, cheerful, preciously ordinary star named Glow. She was born the tiniest star and with a hole in her heart. This birth mark was like no other for each star gave off light from their hearts. Unlike other stars who were fast and bright, Glow was slow-moving, and her light was faint and duller. Without th ..read more
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86 The Last Samurai: On Discipline & Building Habits
The Myth Pilgrim
by Br Lawrence MGL
2M ago
Among many things, The Last Samurai exhibits the beauty of a disciplined life and spirit. Follow the traumatised Captain Algren as he is recieved into the Samurai village and undergoes spiritual awakening.  Practical Pilgrim Exercise Video - Atomic Habits Summary (by James Clear ..read more
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85 Annie: celebrating the family vocation (ft. Karen Luzan)
The Myth Pilgrim
by Br Lawrence MGL
3M ago
We’re all orphans in the spiritual life, and the story of Annie offers an image for our yearning. Journey with Annie and Mr Warbucks, as paediatric occupational therapist Karen Luzan spotlights the Catholic vocation of family!   ..read more
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83 An original story about The Dark Night of the Soul
The Myth Pilgrim
by Br Lawrence MGL
4M ago
St John of the Cross' 'Dark Night of the Soul' is as much bewildering as it is misunderstood. Drawing from my own recent trials, I share an original story, "The Fallen Knight" to explain the key features of the Dark Night, and why it is an indispensable gift for our spiritual growth. Further recommended reading:   The Impact of God (Fr Iain Matthew): An excellent general introduction to St John of the Cross's spirituality, and his concept of Night Dark Nights of the Soul (Thomas Moore): A brilliant read from an author who is both theologian and psychologist. De-mystifies The Dark Night, a ..read more
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80 Snow White: On Jealousy & Freedom from it
The Myth Pilgrim
by Br Lawrence MGL
7M ago
This most classic of fairytales is not only profoundly Christian in it's story and symbols, it offers us a reflection on jealousy, and a way out of it.  Excerpt from episode: ... "Snow White represents a type of Eve, who is lowly and yet incredibly beautiful in the eyes of God – woman as depicted in Genesis is the pinnacle of God’s creation, and its crowning beauty. Amen! Like Eve, Snow White is the mother of all living things (which is what the name Eve means), and has a close connection with all the animals in her kingdom. Satan, however, is jealous of all this privilege, and so sets ou ..read more
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79 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Meaning: on Order & Chaos
The Myth Pilgrim
by Br Lawrence MGL
7M ago
A new 'Chinese philosophy and holiness' episode! Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon offers not only a expose of Confucian and Taoist philosophies, it also offers Christians reflection on the balance between order and chaos in our lives. Both are vital dimensions of a flourishing spirituality, but are they both welcome?  Excerpt from episode:"Dear friends, this is the fourth episode on the Myth Pilgrim that follows the theme of Chinese philosophy and holiness. Today, I present before you Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, a cultural icon not only in Asia, but also in the West. Winning the ..read more
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78 Titanic: On Hubris & the Eternal Love Story
The Myth Pilgrim
by Br Lawrence MGL
8M ago
11 Oscar winner Titanic is both a mythical love story and a dire warning against hubris (arrogance towards the gods). Learn how divine love conquers hubris, and how Jack and Rose reveals Christ's love upon the cross!  Excerpt: ..."substitute Rose and Jack with us and God, and you’ll realise that an experience of divine love is akin to flying, it expands our horizons, sets us free and gives us a future full of hope. Partnering with God it’s a bit like sailing into a sunset – there’s enough light to allure us, but mystery enough to seduce us. Notice that Jack as Rose’s saviour figure lifts ..read more
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