Becoming Fire 14: Suffering and Holiness

Life has a way of wounding us and yet through all of this, the grace of God is at work. Fr Ken barker MGL speaks about how our sufferings can become a fount of grace when they are united with the suffering of Christ.

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By |October 11th, 2013|Becoming Fire, Becoming Fire Audio|0 Comments

Becoming Fire 13: Having a radical trust in the love of God

Fr Ken continues this series of talks on our vocation to holiness by speaking about the virtue of having a radical trust in the love of God. This is an ability to trust God at all times no matter what happens.

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By |September 27th, 2013|Becoming Fire, Becoming Fire Audio|0 Comments

Becoming Fire Part 12 – Detatchment of Heart

We can only advance in the spiritual life if we are detached from all things. We are created for the one purpose: to love, honour and obey God. Fr Ken says that we must be detached from all things that prevent us from going forward into union with God.

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By |September 20th, 2013|Becoming Fire, Becoming Fire Audio|0 Comments

Becoming Fire Part 11 – Yeilding to the Fire

How do we yield to the fire of the Holy Spirit in our life. Fr Ken tells us that we need to have a desire for holiness so that our whole life will be given over to God.

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By |September 13th, 2013|Becoming Fire, Becoming Fire Audio|0 Comments

Becoming Fire 10: Growth in Virtue

Growth in virtue is not a matter of human effort, but rather it is the work of the Holy Spirit in us. We can do nothing towards our spiritual growth unless we have Christ dwelling within us. Fr Ken Barker MGL speaks of how we cooperate with this grace as he continues this series based on the book “Becoming Fire”.

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By |August 16th, 2013|Becoming Fire, Becoming Fire Audio|0 Comments

Becoming Fire 9 – The virtue of obedience

Fr Ken Barker MGL continues the “Becoming Fire” series by looking at the virtue of obedience as the third primary virtue. It is a grace of God to accept the will of God completely in our life. Obedience is the ‘way to God’s heart’, shaping our friendship with the Lord.

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By |August 8th, 2013|Becoming Fire, Becoming Fire Audio|0 Comments

Becoming Fire part 8 – The way of Humility

Humility is one of the least understood virtues. We need to understand the difference between true humility and false humility. St Francis of Assisi once said that ‘what a man is before God, that he is and nothing else’. Fr Ken continues this series on ‘Becoming Fire’ by leading us deeper into the understanding of this most important virtue.

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By |August 2nd, 2013|Becoming Fire, Becoming Fire Audio|0 Comments

Becoming Fire part 7 – Practical love

Fr Ken Barker MGL presents the seventh part of the Becoming Fire series. In this week’s talk he focuses on the virtue of Practical love. Love is the center of virtuous life, it is the virtue that lies at the heart of the church. Our desire to love needs to be something practical in our life so that our life is conformed to the image of Christ.

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By |July 26th, 2013|Becoming Fire, Becoming Fire Audio|0 Comments

Becoming Fire 6 – Growth in Virtue

 Continuing the talks on Becoming Fire, Fr Ken Barker speaks about the growth in virtue. God gives us a freedom that brings us into union with Christ. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, virtues are the habits that bring our life into conformity with the life of Jesus.

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By |July 19th, 2013|Becoming Fire, Becoming Fire Audio|0 Comments

Becoming Fire 5 – Dealing with Temptation

Fr Ken Barker continues the series of Becoming Fire by talking about the mystery of temptation. In this weeks talk he says that a thousand temptations do not make a sin, as long as we stand against the temptation. We can learn how to fight this battle by understanding the anatomy of temptation. Fr Ken gives us some tips on how to fight this battle.

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By |July 12th, 2013|Becoming Fire, Becoming Fire Audio|0 Comments