The Universalis podcast


Here are the most recent episodes:

Friday 14 June 2024

The week ahead – from 16 to 22 June

The Psalms and their position in the Liturgy of the Hours. Saint Thomas More. (17 minutes)
Episode notes.

Friday 7 June 2024

The week ahead – from 9 to 15 June

Returning home to Ordinary Time. The Universalis anniversary. The tempest and the still small voice; the cliff and the beach. St Ignatius of Antioch. The Spiritual Reading page. (17 minutes)
Episode notes.

Thursday 30 May 2024

The week ahead – from Corpus Christi to 8 June

The Body and Blood in short words; the birth of the feast; Transubstantiation; Communion, Exposition and Benediction. The Sacred Heart of Jesus. (17 minutes)
Episode notes.

Friday 24 May 2024

The week ahead – from 26 May to 1 June

The Athanasian Creed; the doctrine of the Trinity; Trinitarian doctrine and human creation; the Visitation. (Corpus Christi will be in the next podcast.) (17 minutes)
Episode notes.

Friday 17 May 2024

The week ahead – from 19 to 25 May

Pentecost; the works of the Holy Spirit; Hebrew and Greek culture; St Bede the Venerable. (14 minutes)
Episode notes.

Thursday 9 May 2024

The week ahead – from the Ascension to 18 May

The Ascension as art and as drama. The time of waiting. The structure of a single Hour. From the Fall to the coming of the Spirit. (17 minutes)
Episode notes.

Friday 3 May 2024

The week ahead – from 5 to 11 May

The last few days before the Ascension; the disciples as school-leavers. The psalm with Leviathan; delight in creation. St Gorg Preca. The date of the Ascension. (16 minutes)
Episode notes.

Friday 26 April 2024

The week ahead – from 28 April to 4 May

Saint Joseph the Worker. The mysterious 7th Hour in the Liturgy of the Hours. (16 minutes)
Episode notes.

Friday 19 April 2024

The week ahead – from 21 to 27 April

Acts, St John and the Apocalypse. What is the Liturgy of the Hours? A week of missionaries. (15 minutes)
Episode notes.

Friday 12 April 2024

The week ahead – from 14 to 20 April

What it means to be a saint; “Saint You”. Madagascar, Ireland, Africa, England. Justin Martyr and the beginnings of Christianity. The unnoticed saints. (13 minutes)
Episode notes.

Friday 5 April 2024

The week ahead – from 7 to 13 April

Highlights of the coming week. The apprentice Apostles. What is the risen Jesus? Our bodies and ourselves. Thomas, faith and reason. Could Mary have said No? Theology as music. (15 minutes)
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Friday 29 March 2024

The week ahead – from 31 March to 6 April

Highlights of Easter week. “Drunk on the Spirit”. Coming to terms with un-bereavement. Salvation history as drama. Reasons for avoiding the Liturgy. “At Easter there can be no fear”. The earliest Patristic passages. Alleluia!!! (15 minutes)
Episode notes.

Friday 22 March 2024

The week ahead – from 24 to 30 March

Highlights of the coming week, Holy Week. Communication by means of silence. The Passion and how we encounter it. Julian of Norwich. The first and last Mass. The empty church and the end of everything. (14 minutes)
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