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Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Bishop Vann regarding the gift of Advent and Christmas seasons; how to spiritually mine the graces available. Bishop Vann shares his Advent and Christmas family memories to encourage all families to bring the light of Christ into their gatherings. He speaks about the blessing of the liturgical seasons, how they help us to pray and draw closer to Jesus. They dialogue on the important role of Marian devotion, the relevancy of his formation in canon law, and the vision for the 10th largest diocese in America at their new home Christ Cathedral. Bishop prays and imparts his blessing upon the global Radio Maria network and all families.
Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Monsignor John Esseff, who met Mother Teresa and Padre Pio, about the enthronement of the Sacred Heart in the family. Monsignor shares about the power of divine love healing the domestic church. Father shares his inspiring family testimony of how his 18 year old sister laid down her life so that he could live. Through the agonizing death of this young girl, his family came to know the love of Jesus who laid down His life for them. He speaks to the power of suffering love, and encourages all the baptized to build a kingdom of love. His website is www.msgrjohnesseff.net.
Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Fr. Ambrose Criste, a Rhodes Scholar who attended Oxford University in England before receiving the call to religious life as Norbertine priest of St. Michael’s Abbey. Father shares his journey to the priesthood, the spirituality of St. Norbert, the founding of St. Michael’s Abbey, the life of prayer at the Monastery and gives recommendations on spiritually mining the liturgical season of Advent.
Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Dr. Robert Moynihan upon his return from several months in Rome regarding recent events at the Vatican and with the Holy Father. Dr. Robert shares his inspiration and commitment to publishing the monthly magazine “Inside the Vatican” to bring the pulse of the heart of the Church to the world. Dr. Moynihan also updates his vision for the apostolate and how his book, “Pray for Me”, about Pope Francis helps the lay faithful to become acquainted with the spirituality of our new Holy Father.
Host Kathleen Beckman and Father Gary Thomas dialogue about his priestly journey; Rome experiences in formation to exercise priestly ministry as the appointed exorcist for his diocese.
Kathleen and Fr. Gary have participated in the Healing and Deliverance Conferences at Mundelein Seminary where hundreds of priests are trained in the Church’s healing ministry of deliverance. Father Gary responds to the most common questions regarding spiritual warfare: the tactics of the Enemy and the power of the Church’s arsenal against evil.
Host Kathleen and Fr. George Zeck dialogue about how people are seeking liberation from spiritual oppression; and how the faithful can use the Church’s spiritual arsenal for protection against evil. They discuss several cases of spiritual warfare dealing with individuals, families, places and how the priest works to help set people free. Father offers prayers and other suggestions for the spiritual warfare that affects many believers and their families.
November 04, 2013 – Dr. Christine Mugridge, Author, Broadcast Journalist, Media Director Archdiocese of San Francisco
Host Kathleen Beckman and Dr. Christine Mugridge dialogue about her doctoral studies in Rome at the time of Pope John Paul II’s pontificate and her role as Vatican Press Corp (permanent status). Christine offers keen insight about living “Marian Consecration” and Pope John Paul II’s “Spirituality of Solidarity” that stresses an “encounter” with God and others. They dialogue about the JPII message of “Ecclesia in America”.
October 28, 2013 – Sister Timothy Marie, OCD, Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles
Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Sr. Timothy Marie of the Communications Office of the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles. Sister discusses the history of the Carmelite Foundation in Los Angeles and the cause of canonization for their Foundress Mother Luisita. Sister Timothy edited the two volume “In Love’s Safekeeping: The Letters of Mother Luisita.” Sister shares her wisdom about Carmelite spirituality, deepening one’s prayer life, and her personal experiences as a nun in full habit amidst today’s culture.
Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Fr. Leo Celano, a Norbertine Father of St.Michael’s Abbey. Father did his graduate studies in medical ethics at Kennedy Institute of bio-ethics at Georgetown University, Washington DC. They discuss Father’s role as founding member of Mary’s Shelter, a home for pregnant teen age girls. Father Leo shares his gift of fatherly wisdom and exhortation to encourage us to live the pro-life Gospel of truth always reaching out to the men, women and children in great need of our love and support.
Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Father Phillip Scott regarding healing the family, specifically the “mother” and “father” wound that is prevalent among the faithful today.
Father shares his personal testimony including some of the suffering in his family and how the Lord brought about his healing.
He also shares the work of his Order dedicated to healing the family and offers sage advice on how to receive the healing grace that God wants to offer us.