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Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Marilyn regarding the genesis of Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women that has grown to 78 international chapters. Marilyn shares her personal devotion to the Holy Rosary and why the Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary was chosen for the launch of Magnificat in 1981. They discuss the evolving “theology of Catholic womanhood” that Pope Francis mentions in recent interviews. Marilyn and Kathleen lead a decade of the rosary for the intentions of the Immaculate Heart and share personal stories from their many years of serving Magnificat.
Host Kathleen Beckman will dialogue with Dr. Nicole Shirilla about her medical work at Saint Padre Pio’s Hospital for the Relief of Suffering in San Giovanni, Italy.
They discuss the many special graces of St. Pio that abound for the sick and suffering. Nicole shares also about the hospital in Kentucky that is affiliated with Padre Pio’s Hospital
and how her Catholic faith impacts her medical career.
Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Jere Palazzolo, President of Catholic Healthcare International Foundation founded to model the Saint (Padre) Pio of Pietrelcina Hospital. Jere. inspired by the “Work” and charism of St. Padre Pio, founded the non profit apostolate of Catholic Healthcare International Foundation with a formal collaboration agreement with the Vatican owned hospital in San Giovanni, “The Home for the Relief of Suffering” as a model of truly Catholic healthcare delivery in the USA. The impact of Padre Pio’s life will be discussed.
Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Fr. James Kubicki, National Director of the Apostleship of Prayer regarding the apostolate’s mission of intercessory prayer for the Pope’s intentions, their history and connection to St. Therese of Lisieux. Father Kubicki also shares about the importance of developing a discipline of prayer,and comments about the St. Ignatius way of morning offering, evening examen, and discernment.
Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Angela Rizzo on the subject of perseverance in faith, hope and love for the family. They discuss the power of intercessory prayer, especially how the prayers of a mother really work! Angela shares her personal testimony on how suffering can be endured for love of God. They share their experiences in Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women.
Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with acclaimed author, speaker, Marge Fenelon on her new book, Imitating Mary: Ten Marian Virtues for the Modern Mom (Ave Maria Press). They discuss how to deepen Marian spirituality and how a virtuous life blesses the family, Church and world. They also suggest ways honor the Church’s celebration of Mary’s Nativity on September 8th.
Kathleen presents the Congregation for the Clergy’s initiative on “Eucharistic Adoration for Priests and Spiritual Maternity”. She announces that in accord with the wishes and encouragement of the Holy See, she is on the founding team of a new apostolate, “Catholics for the Sanctification of Priests”. This is a global Eucharistic Movement of intercessory prayer and catechesis to serve the personal holiness of priests for the “future of the evangelization of humanity” (PDV).
Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with William May on the topic of “Getting the Marriage Conversation Right”. They discuss the present attacks against marriage between a man and a woman, and how the movement to “redefine marriage” is a movement against marriage. William gives helpful talking points to be used in defense of marriage and he responds to common questions regarding the Church’s teaching on marriage.
Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Professor Christopher Blum regarding the wisdom of Blessed John Henry Newman published in a new book, Everyday Meditations and the spirituality of St. Francis de Sales published in a new book, The Sign of the Cross. They discuss how the spirituality of the saints help us to live rich interior lives of prayer.
Host Kathleen Beckman will broadcast live from Mundelein Seminary, Chicago, Ill. with priest guests from the Conference on Healing and Deliverance. They will discuss the prudent engagement of the “good fight” and how to “put on the armor of God” for spiritual protection against the fiery darts of the Enemy and prayers will be offered for liberation.