Responding to the Call
In this episode, Walter and Amy discuss the 3rd stage of the Heroic Hearts' Journey and how Joan of Arc responds with courage and resolve to overcome obstacles and those who would resist her Call. They also share thoughts on Lent and how the Church's penitential season can provide opportunities to experience enchantment.
Hosts: Walter Emerson, Amy Chase
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01:07 Reflections on Lent
05:36 Search for Meaning vs. Happiness
07:37 Walter's Enchanting Moment
08:21 Prayer Journal
11:51 Amy's Enchanting Moment
13:30 Tolkien's creation myth in Silmarillon
14:18 The Phenomenological World
14:32 Bishop Barron on our participation in creation
16:15 Review of last week's Reflective Questions
19:37 Walter's hierarchy of values changes after his encounter with Joan of Arc
21:23 Joan of Arc's heavenly advice
22:55 St. Therese's hermeneutic of St. Joan
23:09 St. Therese's "Pious Recreations"
26:30 Life of St. Therese book
27:48 3rd Stage of the Hero's Journey - Questioning the Call
28:04 The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
29:43 St. Joan's response to her Call to Adventure
31:33 Joan's preparation period following her Call
33:25 Regine Pernoud on Joan of Arc
35:18 Joan of Arc faces resistance to her call
37:12 Robert de Baudricourt, governor of Vaucouleurs
39:22 Joan of Arc meets Jean de Metz
42:44 Joan of Arc's father threatens her
45:08 The loyalty of Jean de Metz
48:18 Questioning our own calls when we face obstacles
50:51 Walter's Reflective Questions
52:17 Amy's Reflective Question
55:07 "The Morning" by W.S. Merwin
This episode: Mark Twain’s “Joan of Arc”, Book 1, Chapters 7-8
Next episode: None (catch up week)
Describe a time when you felt a call and were immediately confronted by obstacles or challenges. What was the outcome, and did you grow or shrink in response?
Describe a time you felt others were speaking poorly and unfairly about you. Did you defend yourself with virtue or anger/vice? Did your response help or hurt you in accepting your call?
How has doubt, fear, or resistance to change manifested in your own higher calling? How have you dealt with it?
Poem: "The Morning" by W.S. Merwin (see publication info below)
Mark Twain's "Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc"
Bishop Barron's Catholicism series
JRR Tolkien's "Silmarillon"
August Laveille's "Life of St. Therese of Lisieux"
JRR Tolkien's "The Hobbit"
Cover Art: Henri Chapu, via Wikimedia Commons