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Show Notes for Tuesday, 12/7/2021

Happy feast of St. Ambrose of Milan! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Dr. Matthew Bunson to talk about why Ambrose is called the Honey-Tongued Doctor of the Church. Other guests include Sr. Stephanie Still from the Retirement Fund for Religious, Steve Ray on vines and wines in the Bible, and Fr. Boniface Hicks on the three modes of discerning God’s will. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…

Fr. Boniface Hicks is online at fatherboniface.org.

Marlon De La Torre is online at knowingisdoing.org.

Kathryn Lopez is online at nationalreview.com.

Dr. Matthew Bunson is online at doctorsofthechurch.com.

Fr. Frank Donio is online at catholicapostolatecenter.org.

Sr. Stephanie Still is online at retiredreligious.org.

Steve Ray is online at Catholicconvert.com.

Kris McGregor is online at discerninghearts.com.

Dina Dwyer-Owens is online at dinadwyerowens.com.

Robert Nicholson is online at indefenseofchristians.org.

Danielle Bean is online at Catholicmom.com.

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Prayer of St. Ambrose

Lord Jesus Christ,
I approach your banquet table in fear and trembling,
for I am a sinner,
and dare not rely on my own worth,
but only on your goodness and mercy.
I am defiled by many sins in body and soul,
and by my unguarded thoughts and words.
Gracious God of majesty and awe,
I seek your protection,
I look for your healing.
Poor troubled sinner that I am,
I appeal to you, the fountain of all mercy.
I cannot bear your judgment,
but I trust in your salvation.
Lord, I show my wounds to you and uncover my shame before you.
I know my sins are many and great,
and they fill me with fear,
but I hope in your mercies,
for they cannot be numbered.

Lord Jesus Christ, eternal king, God and man,
crucified for mankind,
look upon me with mercy and hear my prayer,
for I trust in you.
Have mercy on me,
full of sorrow and sin,
for the depth of your compassion never ends.
Praise to you, saving sacrfice,
offered on the wood of the cross for me and for all mankind.
Praise to the noble and precious blood,
flowing from the wounds of the my crucified Lord Jesus Christ and washing away the sins of the whole world.
Remember, Lord your creature,
whom you have redeemed with your blood;
I repent my sins,
and I long to put right what I have done. Merciful Father, take away all my offenses and sins;
purify me in body and soul,
and make me worthy to taste the holy of holies.
May your body and blood,
which I intend to receive, although I am unworthy,
be for me the remission of my sins,
the washing away of my guilt,
the end of my evil thoughts,
and the rebirth of my better instincts.
May it incite me to do the works pleasing to you and profitable to my health in body and soul,
and be a firm defense against the wiles of my enemies. Amen.