One of the major themes of the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II) was the “universal call to holiness.” The Council Fathers urged all Catholics–not just priests and religious–to strive for sainthood. But what does it mean to be a saint in our time, to acquire holiness in the particular context we find ourselves in? Brandon and Fr. Blake discuss traits of our particular age which shape our pursuit of sanctity.

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  • I would happily listen to this podcast for an hour and a half per episode. Wonderfully enjoyable, intelligent, and intellectual. If you guys are taking recommendations, I would love an extensive episode on the Catholic truths hidden in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. Thanks so much for putting this podcast together, and I am eagerly awaiting the next episode.

  • Thank you both so much for doing this podcast. Listening to this gave me so much hope at a time when hope is needed the most. Do you have any advice for “calling in the troops,” so to speak, not just convincing Millennials that they can become saints, but also convincing other generations, both older and younger, that they, too, can achieve sanctity?

  • Beautiful!! Have shared it around with friends & FB.

    My husband & I are both 74 & have been married 53 yrs. We became back-to-the-land hippies soon after our marriage & left the church. 10 yrs latter having accepted much but not all of the lies that accompanied that decision we found ourselves on the verge of a divorce. We had two beautiful children… Then Mary saved our marriage. It’s a long story. I’ll send you more latter.

    Just loved listening to your discussion about why we were born at this time in history. Keep up the podcasts!!!

  • Thanks Brandon and Fr.Blake for the wonderful podcast! Although I am not a millennial at age 64, I am a Catholic bibliophile and truly enjoyed your quotes from Lewis, Tolkien and Chesterton too. Can’t wait for the next installment! God bless you both.

  • Saw post of Burrowshire podcast #3 on FB today and after watching proceeded to watch preceding podcasts! A very timely podcast for millennials – mother of two myself – who are fallen away Catholics and need all the help I can get in sharing the reasons for our faith. Prayers for your success and the fruit borne in the lives of others! God bless

  • Hi Brandon and Fr. Blake – I am a Catholic convert of about 14 years, married to a Catholic for almost 25 years and follow Bishop Barron and the Word on Fire Institute. I am always searching ways to learn more about my faith. I wasn’t sure your podcast was for me at first because you said your target audience is millenials, but I think I may be hooked. I am the mother of two young men (21, 23), educated in Catholic schools, and I worry constantly about their generation’s loss of direction and faith. It is clearly leading to spiritual sickness in our culture as seen in suicides, addiction to drugs and pornography, etc. You raised so many issues I have been thinking about. Thank you for your commitment to getting the message out to those who are clearly searching but are hard to reach. I look forward to hearing more.

  • Thank you for making this knowledge available. It gave me inspiration to grow in holyness in this age. I pray that Our Lord inspires all of us.

  • Hello, what’s the Catholicism definition of holiness and who confers it? by living according to the word of God or what? Is it same as the bible prescribes? In 1 Peter 1:15-16 we are told this: But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” and Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.
    Hebrews 12:14…Thank you

      • Thanks Brandon for your insight…am not Catholic though but i see some people canonized as saints once they die and that necessitated the question…i don’t know what Catholic doctrines are but not so sure why canonization or some people are initiated into sainthood when they leave their bodies…Please can you explain?

  • Wow!!! I’m going to send this to my millennial children and spouses!!! Thank you!!! You are so right living in these times is a real challenge but God is calling each one of us to do our part. This podcast is going to be a wonderful tool to help us strive towards sainthood and heaven and bring as many as possible with us!!! God bless you both 🙏💓 I especially love thinking about the little kindergartener sleeping on the floor on Ash Wednesday ….how beautiful! I have so much to learn!

    • Great question! We are going to have a whole podcast on that topic in the future. Very important thing to discuss.

  • I love listening to both of you. I laughed with you and I also cried copious tears when Fr. Blake shared how he wept because of the shame brought about by the sexual abuse crisis. You two are a pleasure to behold and listen to as you are showing and teaching me the path to holiness. More power to both of you!

  • This new podcast is wonderful! Your smiles and your passion are contagious and beautiful thank you for all the information and for all the positivity!!

  • Brandon and Father Blake,

    Thank you for a wonderful platform to discuss these wonderful topics. Extremely timely and compelling. I’m going to read Redemtor Hominis, Deus Caritas Est and Evangelii Gaudium! Great recommendations.

  • Becoming Saints in our Time: exactly where Opus Dei is leading us in the daily meditations found In Conversation With God ” [7 volumes and now available in Kindle]
    One of the major themes of the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II) was the “universal call to holiness.”

    The Council Fathers urged all Catholics–not just priests and religious–to strive for sainthood.

    But what does it mean to be a saint in our time, to acquire holiness in the particular context we find ourselves in?
    Becoming Saints in our Time: exactly where Opus Dei is leading us in the daily meditations found In Conversation With God ” [7 volumes and now available in Kindle]

  • Thank you for the wonderful broadcast. I would be more happy if you could show us the covers of the books you recommend, or write the title and the author, so I will save a lot of time trying to find it on the internet. Thank you in advance.

  • Thank you Brandon and Fr. Blake for this wonderful episode of “Becoming Saints in our time”. I had no idea of such podcast , it seems God has subscribed this for me through you to understand the meaning of my life and do atleast one good thing that God wants me to do is try to be in the image of his likeness . I appreciate once again and definitely i will be sharing this to all possible Gods owned Souls, because each and every soul on earth is Gods property and not our property. It is our duty to bring every soul to Gods kingdom , and defeat the evil once again who tried to tempt Jesus by saying “No one man can save all souls .. Never” ,but our Lord Jesus in his humbleness sacrificed and conquered death over evil . All souls will be saved . Amen.

  • I have watched the podcast today. I seriously love the insights. I think this pertaining problem of technologist and list is our ‘goliath’. let’s pray so that together we overcome. well done Brandon and father Brad.

    would love to hear more on the subtopics. let’s be men for Him.

  • Thank you so very much for modeling the pursuit of sainthood so beautifully through your wholesome and joyful podcast. The world, and especially young people, are starving for the nourishment you provide. We hope your example will lead them to live with a passionate desire for radical holiness. Continue this good work. You are truly soldiers battling for souls! The ring will be destroyed by such as you! You are promised my prayers and support.

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