Literature

On this week's episode of Godsplaining, Fr. Jacob-Bertrand and Fr. Patrick discuss Amor Towles, author of novels "A Gentleman in Moscow". The friars chat about the themes throughout the novel, such as tradition, meaning, identity, and relationships, and how these themes tie back to our Catholic faith.

On this week's episode of Godsplaining, Fr. Bonaventure and Fr. Patrick delve into the themes of "Abandonment to Divine Providence", by Jean Pierre Coussade. Topics such as heresey of Jansenism, the Blessed Mother's influence in the book, 'abandonism', the themes of simplicity and holiness, what 'abandonment' truly is in the Christian sense, and purity of heart are also dicussed.

This week's episode of Godsplaining is all about George Orwell, his background, themes in his works and Christian ideas throughout, along with appreciating the classic philosophical authors of the time, and more. You won't want to miss this one!

Over the past few weeks, the Godsplaining Friars took a deep dive into Dante's Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. On the series' final episode, Fr. Bonaventure and Fr. Patrick discuss the different levels of Heaven, what real happiness is, how Lucifer, the highest of angels, could fall, who Dante sees in Paradise, and more. You won't want to miss this intriguing episode!

On this week's episode, Fr. Gregory and Fr. Jacob Bertrand are discussing Dante's Purgatorio. What does Purgatory tell us about God's mercy? Is it a scary place? What role does trust play in Purgatory? How does Purgatory heal us? These questions and more answered on this week's episode of Godsplaining.

Over the next few weeks, the Godsplaining Friars are taking a deep dive into Dante's Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. This week, Fr. Joseph-Anthony and Fr. Patrick discuss Dante's Inferno, examining medieval Christianity's most important poet's outlook on Satan's influence, the nine circles of Hell, and more.

On this episode, Fr. Gregory Pine and Fr. Bonaventure Chapman discuss the works of Italian author Alessandro Manzoni.

On this episode, Fr. Gregory Pine and Fr. Patrick Briscoe discuss T.S. Eliot's collection of poems, The Four Quartets.

Join in as Fr. Gregory Pine and Fr. Patrick Briscoe discuss popular mystery novels and what purpose they serve us as Christians.

Join Fr. Gregory Pine and Fr. Bonaventure Chapman as they discuss Cormac McCarthy for the second time on the show.

Join Fr. Bonaventure Chapman and Fr. Gregory Pine as they discuss the author Kazuo Ishiguro and some of his work.

Join Fr. Gregory and Fr. Patrick as they discuss Walker Percy and some of his works