Season two of the Practically Catholic podcast starts off with an explosion of love and fire fueled by the Holy Spirit. Fr. Anthony and Natalia welcome the first guests to the podcast, Gerry Martins and Eric Martin. Gerry and Eric are “professional Holy Spirit caller-downers.” They share some of their testimony and how the Holy Spirit has called them to the work they do today. The Holy Spirit really stirred up a burning love for the Lord in each of their hearts. Listen to this episode to hear how you can open your heart to the movements of the Holy Spirit that God graciously pours out on each one of us. With the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, God also calls us to action, how are you going to respond?
What you'll hear in this episode:
01:42 Shout out Bell - Natalia’s Mother in Law, and faithful podcast listener
02.26 Shout out Bell and Introduction of Jerry Martins first guest – missionary with FMC who is working on starting a new school in Augusta, GA
03:36 Shout out Bell and Introduction of Eric Martin second guest – missionary with FMC stationed at Abbeville, LA
10:22 Eric mentions a lyric in the song, Fresh Fire by Maverick City: “a man on fire doesn’t care what he looks like”
22:15 Shout out Bell - Chocolate Milk (as an analogy to the Holy Spirit...and chocolate milk too, it’s yummy)
25:50 parable of talents – God wants to share more with people who step out and take more risks, God gives more to those who use their talents more. There is an outpouring of faith and trust when Eric stepped out.
27:00 “The first gift of every Christian existence is the Holy Spirit.” Pope France (from his weekly general audience March 17, 2021)
35:40 Hail Mary Moment
36:53 Divine Renovation Fr. James Mallon