Ken talks with his guest Eric Sammons, author of Holiness for Everyone – The Practical Spirituality of St. Josemaria Escriva. The early Church held that all believers could achieve holiness. Over time, this conviction was largely forgotten. Sainthood seemed to be an honor only intended for a select few among the priests and religious. Eric Sammons tells us how Spanish priest and canonized saint Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei, recovered the message of the universal call to holiness. His legacy is the belief that each of us can, by God’s grace, achieve holiness through the course of our ordinary life and work. You can download the introduction and 1st chapter of his book at www.ericsammons.com You can read all of St Escriva’s writings for free at www.escrivaworks.org His book can be purchased at catalog.osv.com
Archive for November, 2012
In the first half hour Ken talks with his guest Fr Joseph Fessio S.J, the founder and editor of Ignatius Press. Fr Fessio talks about the book The Price to Pay – A Muslim Risks All to Follow Christ (published by Ignatius Press) The book author, Joseph Fadelle, lives in France. This is the author’s true story of a harrowing escape from Iraq to enter the Catholic Church with his wife and children. Mr. Fadelle was heir to a very prominent Iraqi family, members of whom had him thrown in prison and tried to kill him for becoming a Christian. The book can be purchased at www.ignatius.com
In the second half hour Ken’s guest is T.M. “Tom” Doran, author of the novel Terrapin (published by Ignatius Press) This book is an exciting murder mystery and coming of age story. His book can be purchased at www.ignatius.com
Ken talks with his guest Nancy Mayer-Whittington author of For the Love of Angela (Saint Catherine of Siena Press) Her book is an inspirational memoir in which Nancy recounts her experience of carrying and delivering her daughter, Angela, who died shortly after birth. The author focuses on how her Catholic faith saved her in these circumstances and how her relationship with Angela has changed and enriched her life. To learn more about Nancy and her story read this article in “The Catholic World Report” magazine www.catholicworldreport.com To learn more about the support group Nancy cofounded visit www.isaiahspromise.net Her book can be purchased at www.saintcatherineofsienapress.com
Ken talks with his guest Chris Haw author of From Willow Creek to Sacred Heart – Rekindling My Love for Catholicism (Ave Maria Press) Chris’s journey spans contemporary American Christianity–from a nominal Catholic background to megachurch Evangelicalism, to a new monastic community, and then back to Catholicism after an intense spiritual experience on Good Friday. Visit his website at www.chris-haw.com His book can be purchased at www.avemariapress.com.