Feedback… nice

You never know what your past labors might offer in the future.

I received this today about an old PODCAzT, #33, in which I deal with St. Augustine’s discussion of loving God too late:

Although I had read it many years ago, I sobbed my way through the entire PODCAzT during my walk tonight.  Anymore, it’s not just scholarship or "beautiful ancient literature."  It’s personal.


I make these things and throw them into cyberspace like messages in bottles.

Sometimes something comes back.


Thank you very much.

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  1. JohnMa says:

    I started going through the PODCAzT’s that I missed before starting to read this blog on my drive home for Thanksgiving. Got through 25 on the drive there and back. All of them were great, but some were just outstanding. Thanks Father!

  2. Frank H says:

    My favorite is #56, wherein Fr. Z discusses the Octaves in the church’s calendar, and seriously rants about the re-ordering of the calendar after Vatican II.

  3. “I make these things and throw them into cyberspace like messages in bottles.

    Sometimes something comes back.”

    And we are blessed by it; may God expand your ministry!

  4. jbalza007 says:

    While lining up at Staples during the Black Friday madness (1AM to 6AM!!), I got to catch up on the PODCAzTs. Helped to keep me awake. But it was worth the wait — got $300 off on a badly needed laptop!

  5. Agnes says:

    In a stormy sea that wearies the soul, such messages in bottles are not only welcome friends, but essential lifelines. Thank you.

  6. Your work is well-appreciated Father.

  7. irishgirl says:

    I am a ‘recent’ listener to the PODCAZTs, since I got my laptop upgraded.

    I enjoy them very much-you’ve got such a great ‘radio voice’, Fr. Z!

    Thank you for all the hard work you do!

  8. Melania says:

    I also have been working my way slowly through your podcasts since I first discovered your site and have profited from them greatly. Thank you for all your work, Fr. Z.

  9. Roland de Chanson says:

    Very beautifully expressed, Agnes.

    Though I have not yet listened to all of them, two of my favorites are the Verbum supernum prodiens and the Creator alme siderum. If I had an ipod or some such gadget, I could listen to them on my perambulations. Temporis autem numquam satis est.

    Gratias plurimas tibi, Pater Z! (quomodo dicitur? Pater Zeta? Ignoro.)

  10. wanda says:

    I echo what Agnes said. Thank you Father for throwing out the message and thank the reader who heard it and tossed it back for the rest of us. Faith comes by hearing..hearing St. Augustine in this case. How very alive he is in your pod cast. Wonderful.

  11. Random Friar says:

    It’s nice when our Lord gives us a hint of the fruits of our labor in His vineyard.

  12. Agnes says:

    Squashed grapes!

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