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The Powerful Act of Listening

Listening is a critical skill in relationships and in any environment where personal interactions are required. Join Mary Jane Fox and her special guest, Bishop Gary Janank, as they explore the importance and the art of listening.

On today’s journey, we will discuss:

  • Listening as the foundation of all human relationships.
  • What is the key to the art of listening?
  • How can we improve our listening skills?
  • What are some ways we can listen to God with the ear of our heart?

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Guest Information

Bishop Gary Janak was ordained Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of San Antonio on April 20, 2021. He was raised in Palacios, Texas. In 1983 he received his bachelor’s degree in History and began at Assumption Seminary in 1984. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Victoria on May 14, 1988. He holds a Licentiate in Canonical Jurisprudence (JCL) as well as a master’s degree in Counseling, and has been licensed by the state of Texas as a Professional Counselor Supervisor since 2000. His hobbies include reading about spirituality, marriage enrichment and psychology; writing; running; biking; and paddle boarding.

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"Listening to other people’s needs is listening to God. Noticing simple, natural beauty, hearing music, even confronting the challenge of pain and problems - that can all be listening to God too." - Peter Kreeft

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