Audio Files

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The Older Testament

Intro to OT Genesis 1-11 Exodus Numbers
Deuteronomy Prophets Psalms Ecclesiastes
Song of songs Proverbs Sirach Wisdom

The Newer Testament

Matthew Mark Luke John
Acts Paul Jesus in gospels Hebrews
James Jude John Letters Peter
Apocalypse Gospel Portraits Paul's Jesus  

 

Jesus in the New Testament

 

Who is Jesus?

 

Sharing Jesus' Mission

 

Consecrated Life today

 

The Catechism of the Catholic Church

Creed Liturgy Life in Christ Prayer

Prayer Series

Contemplation

John of the Cross: 'The Impact of God

John of the Cross: Spiritual Canticle

 

Holy Week

Love

Clergy Retreat inspired by Pope Francis: Evangelii Gaudium (for copy Click HERE)

Retreat on Laudato Si' 2016

12 reflections on the encyclical

Creator Spirit

 

Audio Part 1

Audio Part 2

Audio Part 3

Audio Part 4

Audio Part 5

Heaven: the Human Heart

God's Heaven (the human heart)

Audio 1

Audio 2

 

Building missionary parishes

NB takes time to download pdf files

Cursillo (pdf)

01. Grace

Audio

02. Faith

Audio

03. Sacraments

Audio: Baptism and Confirmation

Audio: Eucharist

04. Obstacles to Grace

Audio

05. Christian Life

Audio

The Heart

Characteristics of 'heart' (from 'Yielding to Love')

Heart Spirituality 1 pdf

Heart Spirituality 2 pdf

Heart in Scripture

Spirituality of the heart (from 'Life's Healing Journey'

 

Introduction to the Older Testament

2. Retreat February 2016

'Journeying through the Older Testament with the Mind and Heart of Jesus.'

 

Brochure

01. A reflection on what is meant when we declare that the Older Testament is inspired Part A

Audio 01 Part 1

Audio 01 Part 2

02. A reflection on what is meant when we declare that the Older Testament is inspired Part B

Audio 02 Part 1

Audio 02 Part 2

03. An examination of Prophecy in Ancient Israel

Audio 03 Part 1

Audio 03 Part 2

04. An  introduction to  Wisdom in Ancient Israel

Audio 04 Part 1

Audio 04 Part 2

05. An examination of the process of interpretation of ancient texts.

Audio 05 Part 1

Audio 05 Part 2

06.  The various sciences employed in studying the Bible

Audio 06 Part 1

Audio 06 Part 2

Audio 06 Part 3

07. A reflection on the central place of the Torah.

Audio 07 Part 1

Audio 07 Part 2

08. An introduction to the two most important ‘Schools’ respons-

ible for the development of the Older Testament: 1. the Deuteronomists

Audio 08 Part 1

Audio 08 Part 2

09. 2. The Priestly School

Audio 09 Part 1

Audio 09 Part 2

10.  The Book of Genesis

Audio 10 Part 1

Audio 10 Part 2

11. The history of Israel from the 13th to the 9th centuries BC.

Audio 11 Part 1

Audio 11 Part 2

12. The beginnings of the Older Testament in the 8th century BC

Audio 12 Part 1

Audio 12 Part 2

13. The history and writings of the 7th centuries BC.

Audio 13 Part 1

Audio 13 Part 2

14. A study of the 6th century BC: the destruction of Jerusalem, the Babylonian Exile, and the return to Judah, with the various writings that belong to this period.

Audio 14 Part 1

Audio 14 Part 2

Audio 14 Part 3

15. The history and writings of the 5th century BC

Audio 15 Part 1

Audio 15 Part 2

16.  The history and writings of the 4th and 3rd centuries BC.

Audio 16 Part 1

Audio 16 Part 2

Audio 16 Part 3

17. The history and writings of the 2nd and 1st centuries BC.

Audio 17 Part 1

Audio 17 Part 2

Throughout this fascinating journey we walked with Jesus, noticing the sacred texts that inspired him, and how, from his intimate communion with God, he was able to bring a beautiful flowering to their inspired insights.

 

Genesis 1-11

I gave a series of lectures on Genesis 1-11 in Canberra in 2004. I offered a revised series again in Canbera in 2008. In the light of the research that I did in order to produce the commentary I have altered my position in regards to the Source that is customarily called 'The Yahwist', and is represented in commentaries with the letter J (from the German Jahvist). In 2004 I favoured the opinion of those who placed the so-called 'Yahwist' during the reign of King Josiah of Judah (late 7th century). It seems to me now more likely that he wrote a century later (late 6th century). If this is correct it means that he was writing in the light of the experience of the Fall of Jerusalem (597 and 586) and the Babylonian Exile.

Exodus

I offered a series of lectures on Exodus in 2009.

Numbers

I offered a series of 3 lectures on Numbers in 2009.

Deuteronomy

I offered a series of lectures on Deuteronomy in Canberra in 2009.

Israel's Prophets

IIn 2009 I presented a series of lectures on Isaiah and in 2011 a series on the other prophets. You can listen to my reflections on the section of the Prophets that interests you by clicking on one of the following. The process for downloading and saving the file varies from browser to browser (generally right-click for Widows PC and control-click for Mac).

The Psalms

From October 2004 to November 2005 I offered lectures in Canberra on the Psalms. You can listen to my reflections on the psalm that interests you by clicking on one of the following. The process for downloading and saving the file varies from browser to browser (generally right-click for Widows PC and control-click for Mac).

Ecclesiastes

I offered a series of lectures on Ecclesiastes in 2012.

Song of Songs

I offered a series of lectures on the Song of Songsin 2012

Proverbs

I offered a series of lectures on Proverbs in 2012

Proverbs 1-9

Proverbs 10-14

Proverbs 15-24

Proverbs 25-31

The Wisdom of Ben Sira

I offered a series of lectures on Sirach (Ecclesiasticus) in 2012

Sirach 1-4

Sirach 4-14

Sirach 14-38

Sirach 38-51

The Wisdom of Solomon

I offered two lectures on Wisdom in 2012

Wisdom 1-3

Wisdom 4-18

 

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The Newer Testament

Gospel Portraits of Jesus

In 2013 I offered a series of lectures on the portrait of Jesus presented by Mark, Matthew, Luke and John

1. Importance of knowing the real Jesus (2012)

2. Jesus in Mark 1 (2012)

3. Jesus in Mark 2 (2012)

4. Jesus in Matthew (2012)

4. Jesus in Matthew 1 (2013)

4. Jesus in Matthew 2 (2013)

5. Jesus in Luke 1 (2012)

6. Jesus in Luke 2 (2012)

7. Jesus in John 1 (2012)

8. Jesus in John 2 (2013)

The Gospel of Matthew

In 1996 in Adelaide I offered a series of 28 lectures on Matthew.

 

The Gospel of Mark

In 1997 in Adelaide I offered a series of 28 lectures on Mark.

Retreat on Mark 2015 (pdf files)

 

The Gospel of Luke

In 1995 in Adelaide I offered a series of 28 lectures on Luke.

In 2010 in Canberra I offered a series on selected passages from Luke

Luke Retreat

text files in pdf

 

The Gospel of John

In 1998 in Adelaide I offered a series of 27 lectures on John.

In 2010 I offered 7 lectures on selected passages from John's Gospel.

The Acts of the Apostles

In 2003 in Canberra I offered a series of 14 lectures on the Acts.

The Letters of Paul

In 2002 and 2003 in Canberra I offered a series of 42 lectures on all of Paul's 13 letters.

In 2008 in Canberra I offered a series of lectures on a central theme from 7 of Paul's Letters

In 2013 I offered a series of lectures on 'The Jesus that won Paul's heart'

1. Introduction and Galatians 48AD

2. 1&2 Thessalonians and 1Corinthians

3. Colossians, 2Corinthians, Romans

4. Ephesians, Philippians, Pastorals

 

Other Letters of the Newer Testament

In 2004 I offered a series of lectures on the following letters

The Letter to the Hebrews (2004)

The Letter of James (2004)

The Letter of Jude (2004)

The 3 Letters of John (2004)

The First Letter of Peter

The Second Letter of Peter

The Apocalypse [Book of Revelation]

I offered a series of 12 lectures on the Apocalypse in Melbourne in 1990

Jesus in the Gospels (2015)

1. The Importance of knowing the real Jesus

Audio Part 1

Audio Part 2

2. How to read the gospels

Audio Part 1.

Audio Part 2.

Audio Part 3.

3. Jesus' Teaching

Audio Part 1.

Audio Part 2.

Audio Part 3

4. Jesus' Miracles

Audio Part 1

Audio Part 2

New Testament Portraits of Jesus

[NB It takes some time for the pdf files to download].

Two Introductory Files

001. Knowing the real Jesus

Audio Knowing the real Jesus

002. Jesus' intimacy with God

Audio Jesus' intimacy with God

Four lectures on the Jesus that won Paul's heart

01. Galatians 48AD

Audio Introduction and Galatians 48AD

02. 1&2 Thessalonians and 1Corinthians

Audio 1&2 Thessalonians and 1Corinthians

03. Colossians, 2Corinthians and Romans

Audio Colossians

Audio 2Corinthians, Romans

04. Ephesians, Philippians and Pastorals

Audio Ephesians, Philippians, Pastorals

Gospel Portraits of Jesus

05. Mark's Portrait Part 1 Mark 1-6

Audio Mark 1-6

06. Mark's Portrait Part 2 Mark 6-16

Audio Mark 6-16

07. Matthew's Portrait Part 1 Matthew 1-13

Audio Matthew 1-13

07a. Matthew in one presentation

 

08. Matthew's Portrait Part 2 Matthew 14-28

Audio Matthew 14-28

09. Luke's Portrait Part 1 Luke 1-10

Audio Luke 1-10

10. Luke's Portrait Part 2 Luke 10-24

Audio Luke 10-24

11. John's Portrait Part 1 John 1-4

Audio John 1-4

11a. John in one presentation

 

12. John's Portrait Part 2 John 5-21

Audio John 5-21

Who is Jesus?

I offered a series of 33 lectures on the topic in Sydney in 1984

Sharing Jesus' Mission

.....1. Jesus

John's Prologue is substituted from an earlier presentation, because of failure to record).

Audio Part 1

Audio Part 2

.....2. Jesus' Intimacy with God

Audio Part 1

Audio Part 2

.....3. Jesus' Mission

Audio part 1

Audio part 2

.....4. Sharing Jesus' Mission

Audio Part 1

Audio Part 2

.....5. Sacraments of Initiation

Audio Part 1

Audio Part 2

.....6. Anointed priest, prophet, king

Audio Part 1

Audio Part 2

.....7. The Holy Spirit

Audio Part 1

Audio Part 2

.....8. The Spirit breathes where the Spirit wills.

Audio Part 1

Audio Part 2

.....9. Freedom

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.....10. Holiness

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.....11. The heart

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.....12. Mary, the perfect disciple

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Catechism of the Catholic Church (1992)

I offered a series of 48 lectures on the Catholic Catechism in Cnberra, throughout 2006 and in the first half of 2008. In 2013 I offered a new series on the First Part of the Catechism: 'The Profession of Faith'.

The Profession of Faith 2013

The Celebration of the Christian Mystery (2006)

Life in Christ (2006 and 2008)

Christian Prayer 2008

 

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Prayer

In 1999 in Adelaide I offered a series of 18 lectures on prayer.

John of the Cross: Iain Matthew

A Retreat following 'The Impact of God: soundings from Saint John of the Cross' by Iain Matthew

NB It takes time for the files to download, because of the number of pictures.

01. Communing in Jesus' Prayer

Audio Part 1

Audio Part 2

02. Entry: the impact of God

Audio Part 1

Audio Part 2

03. Gift: Living Flame of love

Audio Part 1

Audio Part 2

04. The Gospel has eyes

Audio Part 1

Audio Part 2

05. Space

Audio Part 1

Audio Part 2

06. Night

Audio Part 1

Audio Part 2

07. Journey

Audio Part 1

Audio Part 2

08. Healing Darkness

Audio Part 1

Audio Part 2

09. Experience of God: faith, hope & love

Audio Part 1

Audio Part 2

10. Jesus

Audio Part 1

Audio Part 2

11. Prayer

Audio Part 1

Audio Part 2

12. Prayer 2

Audio Part 1

Audio Part 2

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Series on Love

I gave a series of lectures in Adelaide in 1995 on love.

Holy Week

1. Jesus Agony in the Garden & the Piercing of Jesus' Heart.

Audio Jesus' Agony

Audio Jesus' dying

2. The Last Supper

Audio 1

Audio 2

3. Holy Saturday.

Audio 1

Audio 2

4. Isaiah 40-55 & Psalm 22