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
Who Is Jesus Christ? Unlocking the Mystery in the Gospel of Matthew
Ken talks with author Eric Sammons about his book Who Is Jesus Christ? Unlocking the Mystery in the Gospel of Matthew, published by Our Sunday Visitor. Eric explores the many names for Jesus, e.g., rabbi, prophet, teacher etc., found in Matthew’s Gospel, while drawing on the Old Testament, Early Church Fathers, and historical sources to draw the reader into a fuller understanding of Jesus.
A convert to Catholicism from Evangelical Protestantism, Eric was received into the Catholic Church in 1993 and has received a Master’s Degree in Theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He lives with his wife Suzan and five children in Maryland, but will soon be working in full time ministry in Florida.