Archive for December, 2013

December 30, 2013 – Mary Johnstone, Oakland Diocese Magnificat Coordinator

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Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Mary Johnstone regarding her journey of faith, devotion to Eucharistic Adoration and leadership in Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women. Mary, a wife and mother of three children, shares how the God of miracles has worked within their family; most recently through the death of her brothers. Mary’s testimony encourages obedience to the inspirations of the Holy Spirit and a Marian “yes” to God’s will.

December 23, 2013 – John Nahrgang, Seminarian, Phoenix, AZ Diocese

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Host Kathleen dialogues with Phoenix, AZ diocese seminarian John Nahrgang regarding his conversion to the Catholic faith. John, a former agnostic and graduate of Notre Dame University, was converted through special graces of Our Lady of Guadalupe. His story aired on EWTN’s Marcus Grodi’s “Coming Home” program. After spending 3 years with the Marian’s of the Immaculate Conception he discerned his vocation to diocesan priesthood and is studying at the Pontifical Josephinum College Seminary.

December 16, 2013 – Most Reverend Kevin W. Vann, JCD, DD, Bishop of Orange, CA

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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.

December 09, 2013 – Msgr. John Esseff

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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.

December 02, 2013 – Fr. Ambrose Criste, O. Praem., St. Michael’s Abbey

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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.