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Podcasts: Classic Texts in Times of Crisis and a Playbook for Anxiety

Two new episodes of The Living Church podcast for your listening pleasure:

Classic Texts in Times of Crisis: Thomas Merton

What are some of the benefits and dangers of being alone? How can solitude build up love? Fr. Mac Stewart presents and reflects on an excerpt from a chapter in Thomas Merton’s New Seeds of Contemplation: “Solitude Is Not Separation.”

Anxiety: A Practical Playbook

These are anxious times. Dr. Monique Reynolds breaks down for us the phenomenon of anxiety — how it feels, what causes it — and practical approaches to dealing with it while continuing to care well for others and yourself.

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