Kresta in the Afternoon – December 15, 2017 – Hour 1

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+  Reform Yourself! The Example of the Counter-Reformation Heroes (2 segments)

  • Description: Throughout this year we've been looking at the 500th anniversary of the Reformations. The Church at the time was certainly in need of reform, but not the revolution that resulted. Our own souls are also in need of reform. When we decide to reform ourselves, can we learn from the heroes of the Church reformations? Shaun McAfee thinks so. He joins us with more.
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    • Shaun McAfee
      Shaun McAfee is the author of Reform Yourself: How to Pray, Find Peace and Grow in Faith with the Saints of the Counter-Reformation. He's the founder and editor of epicpew and the author of several other books. He's a lay Dominican and holds a master's degree in dogmatic theology. Visit and
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    • Reform Yourself!: How to Pray, Find Peace, and Grow in Faith with the Saints of the Counter-Reformation

      The sixteenth-century Catholic Church was definitely in need of reform. Too many of its leaders were worldly and corrupt; too many of the faithful were living in laxity or ignorance. Unfortunately, Protestantism brought revolution rather than reform, but the saints who rose up in response to it helped renew and transform the Church for generations to come. Our own souls, too, are in constant need of reform, of re-conversion to God and his will for us. We struggle with sin, we become distracted in prayer, we find it hard to be loving and easy to be selfish. In Reform Yourself!, Shaun McAfee (founder of Epic Pew and author of Filling Our Father s House) shows you how these magnificent saints can be guides in your own personal transformation. Drawing upon the saints writings, works, and life events, Reform Yourself! reveals in each of them a model of a particular virtue or grace that we all need along with practical tips for imitating them in our own lives. For example: Francis de Sales: sharing the Faith with gentleness and patience Teresa of Avila: the courage to persevere in prayer Philip Neri: joyful humility and a sense of humor even during trials Jane de Chantal: loving God with simplicity of heart and childlike trust Aloysius Gonzaga: mastery of the flesh through self-sacrifice Through the lessons of these saints and others, Reform Yourself! shows you a time-tested path to a richer spiritual life, deeper knowledge of God s revealed truths, and a more fruitful living-out of your vocation. We all need to reform our souls- let the saints who reformed the Church show you how! (learn more)

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