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January 22, 2014 – Dr. Vincent Ryan and Julie Dortch Cragon

Ken talks with Vincent Ryan about “The Maid of Orleans: The Life & Mysticism of Joan of Arc” by Sven Stolpe and Julie Dortch Cragon author of “Visiting Mary: Her U.S. Shrines and Their Graces.” Stolpe sees Joan of Arc as primarily a mystic, and her supreme achievement and lasting significance not so much in a mission to deliver France – though important – but in her sharing in the Passion of Christ. The Stolpe book is available at: www.ignatius.com

Julie Cragon and her family have visited many Marian shrines throughout North America. She has discovered that at each site there is a special grace connected to the particular devotion associated with each individual shrine. In this book Julie captures the experience of visiting these shrines, giving us a personal glimpse into each place. Julie’s book is available at: catalog.franciscanmedia.org Visit Julie’s website: www.juliecragon.com

April 40, 2014 – Julie Dortch Cragon about the importance of The Theotokos

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with prolific Catholic author Julie Dortch Cragon about the importance of The Theotokos, Mother of Jesus, Our Blessed Mother of all humanity and her special role in family life. As a wife and mother of six children ranging from six to twenty five years old, a Catholic business woman, author of numerous Catholic books and holy cards for children, Julie speaks to adult Catholic formation and Mother’s groups. She runs St. Mary’s Bookstore and Church Supply with her husband Allen, their six children and other family members in Nashville, Tennessee. Julie shares her family’s vacation experiences visiting Marian Shrines throughout the USA and how she turned her family ‘s fun vacations into her newly released book, Visiting Mary: Her U.S. Shrines and their Graces (Servant Books) and gives tips for adding pilgrimages into the travel plans for family vacations throughout the USA. Julie is one of the original board members of the Catholic Booksellers Association, a member of The Catholic Marketing Network and the National Church Goods Association. She writes a weekly blog, “Hand Me Down Heaven” at www.juliecragon.blogspot.com and hosts a web site at www.juliecragon.com and www.stmarysbookstore.com.

December 20, 2012 – Julie Cragon

Ken talks with his guest Julie Dortch Cragon, Jesus at my side – 365 Reflections on His Words (Our Sunday Visitor). A Tennessee Catholic bookstore owner and mother of six, Julie has written a great daily reflection book. Each day you will find a scripture meditation and prayer challenge. Julie has a website and blogs at www.juliecragon.com To order from her family run Catholic bookstore, St Mary’s Bookstore, visit www.stmarysbookstore.com Her books can be purchased at www.catalog.osv.com