Christine Watkins interviews Dominican priest, Fr. Michael Fones, formerly the co-Director of the Catherine of Siena Institute, www.siena.org, which helps disciples learn of the gifts given to them by the Holy Spirit. God has spread His charisms among His people, gifts such as spiritual discernment, administration, encouragement, etc., for the building up of the Kingdom. Listen and find out what your charisms might be! Knowing one’s charisms is a helpful tool for discerning God’s will in this life.
Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with seminarian William Goldin regarding his conversion to Catholicism, subsequent call to the priesthood, and how the Holy Spirit guided him each step of the way. Part of William’s academic training took place as a lay graduate student at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC. On the Church’s liturgical feast of St. Catherine of Siena, Doctor of the Church, William offers insights into the Dominican tradition and the spirituality of Saint Catherine, a third order lay Dominican. They discuss “contemplatives in action”.
Debut Broadcast: Farewell to Pope Benedict XI and what it means to “put on the armor of God.”
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
Steve Koob speaks with two representatives of Aquinas College in Nashville TN, Sr Catherine Marie–Executive Director and Brother Ignatius Perkins–Dean. They talked about the Nashville Dominican order, their rapid growth, distinctive charisms, and vocations. They also discussed Aquinas College, its programs (especially their nursing school), and how the HHS mandate may effect programs and health insurance.