Listen to Fr. Rodney Kissinger, S.J.

Fr. Rodney Kissinger, S.J. has recorded a number of is writings over the years in his Journey of Faith series of homilies. To listen to these homilies, click on the appropriate menu tab at the top of the page, then select the reading you wish to listen to.

Fr. Rodney Kissinger, S.J. has been a Jesuit for over 71 years and a priest for over 60 years. His seasoned spirituality is the fruit of more than 60 years of making and giving the Spiritual Exercises in all of its formats to priests, religious and laity. It is presented not in the jargon of academia but in a language that everyone can understand. He is neither “old breed” nor “new breed,” he is just “half breed.” Having studied both the old theology and the new theology he is convinced that the continuity is so great that you cannot understand the new until you have mastered the old.

“Seasoned Spirituality” is not an intellectual pursuit but a pursuit of the heart, the realization of the simple truth, the discovery of the obvious, that is salutary and life-changing. It holds that the division of reality into the sacred and the secular is a false dichotomy which produces a departmentalized life. Discernment, decision and action must be woven into the fabric of everyday life so that we become contemplatives in action. Besides the strong winds of Pentecost there are the gentle breezes of the present moment.

 Special thanks to Spirit FM 90.5, Tampa Bay’s Hit Christian Music station for providing the audio files that were recorded by Spirit’s Station Manager, John Morris, many years ago when he was an intern at the station!  Spirit FM also makes these recordings available on the air, contact Spirit FM for times and days when the recordings are aired.

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