St. Mary's Aggie Catholic TalksDec 04, 2023
Magnify | Michael Gormley | October 26, 2023
Magnify | Chika Anyanwu | August 24, 2023
Let's Talk About: The Synod
Kevin Pesek '10 is joined by Colleen Dulle of Inside the Vatican to have a conversation about the most recent Synod in Rome.
About Colleen Dulle
In her current position as Associate Editor at America Media, Colleen writes and edits Vatican news and analysis pieces, along with hosting and producing the weekly news podcast Inside the Vatican. She creates Vatican explainer videos for America Media’s YouTube channel and contributes to Sacred Heart University’s “Go, Rebuild My House” blog.
Magnify | John 17 | July 5, 2023 - Kevin Kapchinski
Special guest Kevin Kapchinski speaks to us about John 17: being In the world, but not of the world.
Magnify | Friendship | June 7, 2023 - Fr. Will Rooney
For more info on our summer events happening every Wednesday at 7 PM, visit aggiecatholic.org/summer23!
Magnify | Relating with Others | April 27, 2023 - Allison Sullivan
We had special guest Allison Sullivan, who spoke on ecumenism, which describes how we as Catholics can relate to our non-Catholic and non Christian brothers and sisters. Magnify is a monthly night event at St. Mary's, with a talk from a guest speaker, followed by praise and worship, adoration, and community!
Spiritual Warfare: Victory for the Simple Hearted | Sr. Ruth
Whether we realize it or not, all of us are fighting interior battles. If you feel lost in times of temptation or inner struggle, know that Jesus is ready to fight in you and for you, and that victory comes through surrender and simplicity of heart. Join Sr. Ruth, an apostle of the interior life, as she encourages us during this Lenten season.
Let's Talk About Marriage | Kevin Pesek
What makes a Catholic marriage different from a civil ceremony? Why does the Church have so many rules about marriage? Where do I even begin if I want to get married in the Church? Have all these questions answered and more as Kevin Pesek, our Director of Marriage Preparation, shares with us about the sacrament of marriage.
Magnify | Victim, or Victory? | January 19, 2023 - Steve Allgeyer
Special guest Steve Allgeyer from Life Teen joins us to discuss how to come down from a place of comfort and go out to follow Christ where it is difficult. Magnify is a monthly night at St. Mary's with a talk from a guest speaker followed by praise & worship, adoration, and community. To see the full semester schedule, visit www.aggiecatholic.org/magnify
Introduction to Theology of the Body - Christopher Lafitte
Christopher Lafitte gives us an intro to St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body and leaves us with a few practicals of how we can flourish as college students in the modern world.
Dealing with Failure and Rejection | Amanda Kapchinski - November 16, 2022
Have you ever experienced failure in school, in relationships or in life in general? In this talk, Amanda discusses the meaning of suffering, perseverance, and how to allow "failures" to be helpful data instead of dead ends.
Let's Talk About Encountering The Poor | David Dominguez
Men's Talk - The Marks of Manhood | Fr. Mike Schmitz - October 26, 2022
In this talk presented to 550 college aged men, Fr. Mike Schmitz reflects on the Marks of Manhood and how college men can tangibly grow in virtue. Fr. Mike also speaks into the lies presented by the world to the feminine and masculine heart in whom only a father has the power to speak words of healing Truth into such brokenness. Fr. Mike concluded by challenging the men to begin now as college students to prepare in prayer and chastity for their future bride.
Let's Talk About Contraception | Fr. Greg Gerhart
Slides can be found at www.aggiecatholic.org/lta-contraception-slides
The Church's teachings on sexuality often seem difficult to follow and confusing to understand, but they are good news for love, women, and marriage! Join Fr. Greg Gerhart, vocation’s director for the Diocese of Austin, for a presentation on the meaning of sex, the effects of the pill on women, and the benefits of natural family planning.
Magnify with Fr. Mike Schmitz - Bringing Jesus Into Your Boat | October 27, 2022
Fr. Mike was our special guest at Rudder Auditorium for a special on-campus version of Magnify. He spoke about the importance of bringing Jesus with us in our daily lives the same way that he accompanied Peter in the boat in Luke 5. He also had a lot of fun experiencing some of Texas A&M's traditions!
Let's Talk About Anxiety | Amanda Kapchinski
For this slides that accompany this talk, visit www.aggiecatholic.org/anxietyslides
In the midst of our fast-paced culture, anxiety can be a stumbling block to fully living as a college student. Join St. Mary’s Counselor, Amanda Kapchinski, as she discusses how to view anxiety and anxious thinking in a new way. Amanda will explore how to honor this part of ourselves, how to better prioritize thinking, and how to invite the Holy Spirit into places of anxiety.
Understanding The Mass - October 5, 2022
Join Fr. Chris as he helps us to deepen our understanding of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Fr. Chris will focus on the purpose of the Mass, how we can more fully participate in this great mystery, and how we can allow the Mass to transform our lives.
Let's Talk About Dating and Friendship | Fr. Chris Smith and Carolyn Baudoin
What does Christian friendship look like? Is there such a thing as emotional chastity between guys and girls? How does dating in college play into all of this? We hope you enjoy this talk by Fr. Chris and our campus minister Carolyn Baudoin!
Conversion, Confession, and Community - Paul J Kim at Magnify - August 25, 2022
This is a recording from Magnify on August 25, 2022. Guest speaker Paul J Kim came to talk about his own conversion, the grace of God and grace found in the sacraments and community, and a call for us to seek God in our communities as well.
Magnify is a night of praise and worship, adoration, community, and a great talk. They take place once a month at St. Mary's Catholic Center in College Station, TX. For a full schedule, visit aggiecatholic.org/magnify.
Magnify | July 2022 - Amanda Kapchinski
This talk is a recording from Magnify on July 6, 2022. Our guest speaker was Amanda Kapchinski, the Director of Pastoral Counseling here at St. Mary's, who gave a talk on guilt and shame.
Magnify | June 2021 - Mark Knox
Kicking off our Magnify Summer series is Mark Knox, Director of Campus Ministry here at St. Mary's! This month he spoke on how to make Ordinary Time extraordinary!
The Well | April 2022 - Sr. Josephine Garrett, CSFN
Sr. Josephine sits down with our student leaders and discusses how she became a sister, her life as a licensed counselor, and more!
Magnify | April 2022 - Sr. Josephine Garrett, CSFN
Our guest speaker this month was Sr. Josephine Garrett, CSFN gave a talk entitled "Ushers of the Resurrection". She discussed what it means to be an Easter people!
The Oratory - Week 5 with Erin Nugent
On this final episode of The Oratory, one of our interns, Erin Nugent, discusses activism vs. contemplation in prayer.
The Oratory - Week 4 with Sr. Cherise Klekar, AVI
This week on the Oratory, Sr. Cherise joined us to talk about distractions in prayer.
The Well | March 31, 2022 - The Culture Project
This month at The Well we were joined by The Culture Project! Listen in as Emily Liuzza and Amber Charles are interviewed by Kevin Pesek. They discuss what The Culture Project is, what is their mission, and how we can remind those around us who they are and what they are made for.
Magnify | March 31, 2022 - Emily Liuzza
Our guest speaker Emily Liuzza, a missionary with The Culture Project, spoke on Identity: what it is and where we find it.
The Oratory - Week 3 with Chalon Fogarty
Focus missionary, Chalon Fogarty, gave a talk on imaginative prayer.
The Oratory - Lectio Divina with Sr. Clara
Has your prayer life been a little dry lately? This week at The Oratory Sister Clara discussed Lectio Divina, which is a way to pray intimately with scripture.
The Oratory - Basics of Prayer with Fr. Chris
In this first episode of The Oratory, Fr. Chris discusses the basics of prayer, including tips on how to enter into prayer and make it a habit. He also discusses the ARRR method of prayer, which provides some great starting blocks to talk with God, even if you haven't really prayed in a while. The more vulnerable and intimate you are with God, the more intimate your relationship with Him will be.
Magnify | February 25, 2022 - Bishop Mike Sis
Our former pastor, Bishop Mike Sis, joined us as the guest speaker for Magnify! He discussed how to have a fruitful Lent.
Magnify | January 2022 - Michael Gormley
Our guest speaker Micheal Gormley spoke on Jesus' atonement and answered the questions: why does God allow Jesus to suffer on our behalf when we are the sinners? How does the atonement satisfy God’s desire both for mercy and justice? And was Christ able to freely choose his death on the cross?
Magnify | December 2021 - Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB
This talk is a recording from Magnify on December 2, 2021. Our guest speaker, Fr. Boniface Hicks, spoke about entering Advent with humility, dependency on Jesus, and the comfort it is to be little compared to Him.
The Well | December 2021 - Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB
This talk is a recording from The Well on December 2, 2021. Kevin Pesek sat down with our guest speaker, Fr. Bonafice Hicks who spoke about growing in your own personal prayer.
Magnify | November 2021 - Meg Hunter-Kilmer
This talk is a recording from Magnify on November 4, 2021. Our guest speaker Meg Hunter-Kilmer spoke on suffering and the sacred heart of Jesus.
The Well | November 2021 - Meg Hunter-Kilmer
This talk is a recording from The Well on November 4, 2021. Kevin Pesek sat down with our guest speaker from Magnify Meg Hunter-Kilmer, to talk about sainthood.
The Well | October 2021 - Franciscan Friars of the Renewal
This talk is a recording from The Well, a special formation event held for our student leaders, on October 7, 2021. Kevin Pesek, our campus minister, sat down with our guest speakers from Magnify, Fr. Angelus Montgomery and Fr. Gabriel Bakkar, who are Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, to talk about how to encounter the poor. Be sure to subscribe to this podcast to keep up to date with other talks including future talks from Magnify. Thanks, God bless, and Gig 'em!
Magnify | October 2021 - Fr. Angelus Montgomery, CFR
This talk is a recording from Magnify on October 7, 2021. Our guest speaker Fr. Angelus Montgomery, a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal, spoke on the fire of the Holy Spirit preparing our Aggie Catholic students to be led out into a Eucharistic Procession on to Texas A&M's campus. Be sure to subscribe to this podcast to keep up to date with other talks including future talks from Magnify.
Magnify | September 2021 - Jackie Francois Angel
This talk is a recording from Magnify on September 2, 2021. Our guest speaker Jackie Francios Angel talked about "Living a Life in the Holy Spirit".
Magnify | June 2021 - Marcel LeJeune
This talk is a recording from Magnify on June 2, 2021. Our guest speaker Marcel LeJeune talked about The Kindness of God. Be sure to subscribe to this podcast to keep up to date with other talks including future talks from Magnify. Thanks, God bless and Gig 'em!
Mission and Hospitality - Andrew Whaley
In this talk, Andrew Whaley, founder of Calix, brings the insight of 30 years of missional hospitality to the student leaders responsible for the annual Connect Retreat, covering topics including mission, hospitality, and the awakening of desire. Passionate and wonder-driven, Whaley’s signature style, shaped by conversation, preaching, and podcasting, weaves a pattern within vastly different topics and sources, largely culled from work with the deeply unchurched, and applies them to the life of a mission-driven Aggie Catholic. Make sure to subscribe to listen to Future talks. Thanks, God bless, and Gig'em
Magnify | April 2021 - Dr. Scott Powell
Thank you for tuning in to Aggie Catholic Talks this talk is a recording from Magnify on April 22, 2021. Our guest speaker Dr. Scott Powell talked about "Discipleship and the Dictatorship of Busy-ness". Be sure to subscribe to this podcast to keep up to date with other talks including future talks from Magnify. Thanks, God bless and Gig 'em!
School of Healing Bonus Talk | April 6, 2021 - Christopher Lafitte
The School of Healing consists of a series of talks provided to create an encounter with God and his healing love. In this series, our counselor on staff, Christopher Lafitte, walks us through what healing is and how we can invite Jesus, the healer, to meet us in our places of need. In this bonus talk, Christopher spoke on motherhood and fatherhood. Thanks, God bless, and Gig' em!
Magnify | March 2021 - Ennie Hickman
Our guest speaker Ennie Hickman talked about Struggle and the Holy Spirit. Be sure to subscribe to this podcast to keep up to date with other talks including future talks from Magnify. Thanks, God bless, and Gig' em!
School of Healing | March 16, 2021 - Christopher Lafitte
The school of healing consists of a series of talks provided to create an encounter with God and his healing love. in this series, our counselor on staff Christopher Lafitte walks us through what healing is and how we can invite Jesus, the healer, to meet us in our places of need. In this talk, Christopher spoke on identity and development. This is our fourth talk in this series. Make sure to come back on Easter Tuesday because we will be providing a special bonus talk!
Into the Longing - An LGBTQ+ Discussion with Eden Invitation and The Pursuit
As the culture’s ship of sexual identity sails for open waters, many well-meaning Catholics watch in confusion and dismay. In our increasingly open society, what is a Catholic to make of the changing attitudes towards gender, same-sex attraction and love? How do we balance truth with love, or accompaniment with our heavenly destination? This virtual talk and Q&A took place on March 10, 2021 with Anna Carter the president of Eden Invitation hosted by The Pursuit.
School of Healing | March 9, 2021 - Christopher Lafitte
In this talk, Christopher speaks on the dynamics of a wound. This is the third of four talks.
School of Healing | March 2, 2021 - Christopher Lafitte
In this talk, Christopher spoke on wholeness, awareness of surface distress, compulsive reactions, and what these things are telling us about what’s in our hearts. The School of Healing consists of a series of talks provided to create a place of encounter with God and His healing love. In this series, our counselor on staff, Christopher Lafitte, walks us through what healing is and how we can invite Jesus, the healer, to meet us in our places of need.
School of Healing | Feb 23, 2021 - Christopher Lafitte
The School of Healing consists of a series of talks provided to create a place of encounter with God and His healing love. Christopher Lafitte, our counselor on staff, walks us through what healing is and how we can invite Jesus, the healer, to meet us in our places of need. This is the first of four talks!
Magnify | January 2021 - Jonathan Alexander
Guest speaker Jonathan Alexander, president of Adore Ministries, discusses Scripture in the Life of a Catholic this month.