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Ryan and Mary-Rose Verret “Witness to Love” - Lisa Hendey & Friends #114

Ryan and Mary-Rose Verret “Witness to Love” - Lisa Hendey & Friends #114

August 11, 2020
On this week's show, Mary-Rose and Ryan Verret join us to discuss their “Be Light” Virtual Date Night Series and the marriage mystagogia they share through their ministry Witness to Love.
 
About Ryan and Mary-Rose Verret:
 
Mary-­Rose and Ryan Verret are the founders of Witness to Love and authors of Witness to Love: How to Help the Next Generation Build Marriages that Survive and Thrive. Ryan and Mary-Rose speak on issues regarding evangelization, marriage, NFP, miscarriage and medical ethics. They reside in the heart of Cajun Country with their five children. Their passion is teaching couples to share their marriage with others!
 
About Witness to Love:
 
Witness to Love is a virtues-based, Catechumenate model of marriage renewal and preparation that integrates modern principles of psychology and the virtues to help couples facilitate an authentic dialogue about their relationship.
 
For more information visit www.WitnesstoLove.com 
 
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Natasha Howes “Fatima” - Lisa Hendey & Friends #113

Natasha Howes “Fatima” - Lisa Hendey & Friends #113

August 4, 2020
On this week's show, producer Natasha Howes offers behind the scenes insights into the soon-to-be-released film "Fatima", opening August 14 nationwide.
 
About Natasha Howes:
 
Natasha Howes has produced several adaptations of the Fátima story: The 13th Day (2009), an award-winning digital feature that is available in eight languages and 11 territories worldwide; “The Fátima Story” (2010), a large-scale, multi-language photo-story experience staged in Fátima, Portugal; and an instructional DVD on the meaning and message of the story. Howes’ other credits include Late Harvest (2016), a musical drama that won the Golden Sheaf Award, and 3D documentary Cosmic Origins
 
About Fatima:
 
In 1917, outside the parish of Fátima, Portugal, a 10-year-old girl and her two younger cousins witness multiple visitations of the Virgin Mary, who tells them that only prayer and suffering will bring an end to World War I. As secularist government officials and Church leaders try to force the children to recant their story, word of the sighting spreads across the country, inspiring religious pilgrims to flock to the site in hopes of witnessing a miracle. What they experience will transform their quiet lives and bring the attention of a world yearning for peace. Based on real-life events and starring Joaquim de Almeida (“Queen of the South”), Goran Višnjić (Beginners), Stephanie Gil (Terminator: Dark Fate) and Lúcia Moniz (Love, Actually), with Sônia Braga (Aquarius) and Harvey Keitel (The Piano, The Irishman), Fatima is an uplifting story about the power of faith. 
 
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Allison Gingras “Seeking Peace” - Lisa Hendey & Friends #112

Allison Gingras “Seeking Peace” - Lisa Hendey & Friends #112

July 28, 2020
On this week's show, Allison Gingras helps us find our way through worry and anxiety and into lasting trust and peace as we discuss her new book, Seeking Peace: A Spiritual Journey from Worry to Trust.
 
About Allison Gingras:
 
Allison Gingras shares the beauty of the Catholic faith with honesty and laughter as experienced in the ordinary of life. Allison created the Stay Connected Journals for Catholic Women (OSV), which includes — Seeking Peace and The Gift of Invitation. Allison speaks on Grace, Seeking Peace and Forgiveness, and is a Catholic Social Media Consultant. 
 
About Seeking Peace:
 
In Seeking Peace the reader will discover many ways to build on their trust in God. Allison uses the devotions and traditions of the Catholic faith along with Scripture passages to reflect on our personal experiences and to guide readers to find the peace Jesus promises each of us. The Stay Connected Journals for Catholic Women help deepen your connection with Christ through inspiring stories, reflections, Scripture study, and prompts for prayer and journaling. You can record your own responses to these insights right in the journal and bring those thoughts to your small faith groups for further discussion
 
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Anthony DeStefano “Our Lady’s Wardrobe” - Lisa Hendey & Friends #111

Anthony DeStefano “Our Lady’s Wardrobe” - Lisa Hendey & Friends #111

July 21, 2020
On this week's show, bestselling children's author Anthony DeStefano shows us an innovative way to introduce Marian apparitions with his new Sophia Institute Press book Our Lady's Wardrobe
 
About Anthony DeStefano:
 
Anthony DeStefano is the bestselling author of 20 Christian books for adults and children, including  A Travel Guide to Heaven, Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To, The Donkey No One Could Ride, and Little Star. He has hosted two TV series on EWTN. Anthony is a member of the Knights of the Malta, the Militia Immaculata, and Legatus, as well as being is a long time pro-life activist.
 
About Our Lady's Wardrobe:
 
This delightful rhyming book introduces Catholic children to the Blessed Virgin Mary in a fun and simple way—through her clothes! When Our Lady lived in Nazareth two thousand years ago, she was very poor and probably didn’t have many nice things to wear. But now that she’s in Heaven, she has an enormous mansion. And in that mansion, she has an incredibly beautiful wardrobe filled with a great variety of dresses, veils, slippers, sashes, robes, rings and crowns. Over the centuries, Our Lady has visited the people of Earth many times. On each of these occasions, she has dressed very differently. Our Lady’s Wardrobe tells the story of some of her most famous apparitions, highlighting the clothes she wore and the things she did. By reading this book, children will not only learn about the Mother of God, but will also learn the main purpose of her life—to love and serve her son, Jesus Christ, and to lead others to do the same.
 
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Mark Bosco, S.J. and Elizabeth Coffman “Flannery” - Lisa Hendey & Friends #110

Mark Bosco, S.J. and Elizabeth Coffman “Flannery” - Lisa Hendey & Friends #110

July 14, 2020

On this week's show, we meet Mark Bosco, S.J. and Elizabeth Coffman, the filmmakers behind the new documentary "Flannery" coming soon to virtual cinemas nationwide.

About the Filmmakers:

Elizabeth Coffman has produced and directed films about communities in crisis from Louisiana to Bosnia. Many of her films include or are about writers, such as Flannery, One More Mile with writer Aleksandar Hemon, Veins in the Gulf with Martha Serpas and Souls and Sonnets with Rita Dove. She works with Ted Hardin at Long Distance Productions.
Mark Bosco, S.J. is a Jesuit priest and a professor. He is an authority on the works of Flannery O'Connor and Graham Greene. Mark’s most recent book is Graham Greene’s Catholic Imagination, published by Oxford University Press. He is the Vice President for Mission and Ministry at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Flannery is his first film.
 
About Flannery:
 
Winner of the first-ever Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film, Flannery is the lyrical, intimate exploration of the life and work of author Flannery O’Connor, whose distinctive Southern Gothic style influenced a generation of artists and activists. With her family home at Andalusia (the Georgia farm where she grew up and later wrote her best-known work) as a backdrop, a picture of the woman behind her sharply aware, starkly redemptive style comes into focus. Including conversations with those who knew her and those inspired by her (Mary Karr, Tommy Lee Jones, Lucinda Williams, Hilton Als and more), Flannery employs never-before-seen archival footage, newly discovered personal letters and her own published words (read by Mary Steenburgen) alongside original animations and music to examine the life and legacy of an American literary icon.
 
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Jim Coleman “Tolton: From Slave to Priest” - Lisa Hendey & Friends #109

Jim Coleman “Tolton: From Slave to Priest” - Lisa Hendey & Friends #109

July 7, 2020

On this week's show, the history of a saint in the making comes to life as we discuss the story and legacy of Ven. Fr. Augustus Tolton with actor Jim Coleman, who portrays Fr. Tolton in the St. Luke's Production play "Tolton: From Slave to Saint".

About Jim Coleman:

A Hollywood actor for over 30 years, Jim Coleman stars as Ven. Fr. Augustus Tolton in Saint Luke Productions' "Tolton: From Slave to Priest" play touring the country. He is best known for his starring role as Roger Parker in the hit Nickelodeon series "My Brother and Me." His filmography includes "Ant-Man," "The Quad," "Ace Ventura," "American Gangster," and "Law and Order." He says his role as Fr. Tolton “is the most meaningful one I’ve had in my whole career. Fr. Tolton’s story needs to be told. As a black man, this very important part of history is something that I want the world to hear about. I truly feel blessed to be the one to share Fr. Augustus Tolton with all who will listen!” Jim and his wife Robin reside in Florida.

About Tolton: From Slave to Saint:

"Tolton: From Slave to Priest," the remarkable story of America's first black priest who lived 1854-1897, is a captivating multi-media live production, filled with music, drama, and inspiring performances. It brings a message of hope and healing for the wounds that plague our culture. "Tolton" is having a powerful impact in our country, drawing all people to the truth of Jesus Christ.

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Kramer Soderberg “Fill Your Cup for Christ” - Lisa Hendey & Friends #108

Kramer Soderberg “Fill Your Cup for Christ” - Lisa Hendey & Friends #108

June 30, 2020

On this week's show, we talk faith, basketball and life with Kramer Soderberg, author of the new book Fill Your Cup for Christ: A Journey Sown & Grown through Sports.

About Kramer Soderberg:

College basketball coach and first-time author, Kramer Soderberg, is a devoted husband to his wife, Andrea, and father. Son of long time college basketball coach, Brad Soderberg, Kramer grew up in Saint Charles, Missouri where he excelled on the basketball court at both the high school and college levels. Kramer is currently an assistant men's basketball coach at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. Kramer devotes much of his free time to growing in his Catholic faith and spreading his love of Jesus to others through speaking opportunities and personal interactions throughout his community.

About Fill Your Cup for Christ:

Fill Your Cup for Christ looks to help lay-Catholics grow in their understanding and love of the Catholic Church. The book was written to help inspire and motivate Catholics to grow in their relationship with Christ and pursue a deeper and more authentic faith life by learning to strive for spiritual greatness in the midst of everyday life.

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Jaymie Stuart Wolfe “Teachings for An Unbelieving World” - Lisa Hendey & Friends #107

Jaymie Stuart Wolfe “Teachings for An Unbelieving World” - Lisa Hendey & Friends #107

June 23, 2020

On this week's show, we're joined by Jaymie Stuart Wolfe, the editor of the new Ave Maria Press book Teachings for an Unbelieving World: Newly Discovered Reflections on Paul’s Sermon at the Areopagus.

About Jaymie Stuart Wolfe:

Jaymie Stuart Wolfe is the editor of the book Teachings for an Unbelieving World: Newly Discovered Reflections on Paul’s Sermon at the Areopagus.

About Teachings for An Unbelieving World:

Teachings for an Unbelieving World is a newly discovered work written by St. John Paul II—then Archbishop Karol Wojtyła of Kraków—in the years just after Vatican II. He uses St. Paul’s sermon to the people of Athens in Acts 17 as a framework for articulating the faith in a culture of skepticism and unbelief. These thirteen brief reflections provide compelling teaching for Catholics in today’s post-Christian world and give fresh insight into JPII’s pontificate. This is the first English-language publication of this important work.

Learn more about Teachings for an Unbelieving World at Ave Maria Press

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Dominic Albano “The Fundamental Theory of Happiness - Lisa Hendey & Friends #106

Dominic Albano “The Fundamental Theory of Happiness - Lisa Hendey & Friends #106

June 9, 2020

On this week's show, author and speaker Dominic Albano offers some tips and insights to help us to find purpose and to achieve one of life's greatest goals based on the work in his new book The Fundamental Theory of Happiness.

About Dominic Albano:

Dominick Albano is a Catholic author and speaker. He likes baseball and burritos. He wants people to fall in love with Jesus. He has two books (The Fundamental Theory of Happiness and The Essential Guide to Prayerful Decisionmaking).

About The Fundamental Theory of Happiness:

Happiness is not a science. It is an art. There are rules and guidelines that once we learn them and live them lead to a true and lasting happiness. By examining the fundamentally happy role models of our modern age, the lessons learned throughout history, the best research from the most prestigious institutions, and personal life experience, this book gives the reader insight into their own journey with happiness. That insight is combined with practical and actionable steps to begin living a happier life, right now!

Visit Dominic Albano at www.DominicAlbano.com

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Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet “Pray Fully” - Lisa Hendey & Friends #105

Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet “Pray Fully” - Lisa Hendey & Friends #105

June 2, 2020

On this week's show, authors and speakers Emily Jaminet and Michele Faehnle join us to discuss a fruitful spiritual life for a conversation about the new book Pray Fully: Simple Steps for Becoming a Woman of Prayer.

About Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet:

Michele Faehnle is a school nurse at St. Andrew School in Upper Arlington, Ohio, and the host of Answering the Call on St. Gabriel Radio. She is a contributor to CatholicMom.com, codirector of the Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference, and coauthor of Divine Mercy for Moms, The Friendship Project, and Our Friend Faustina.

Emily Jaminet is executive director of the Sacred Heart Enthronement Network and a contributor to CatholicMom.com and coauthor of Divine Mercy for Moms, The Friendship Project, and Our Friend Faustina. She serves on the board of directors of the Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference. Jaminet offers a daily segment called A Mother’s Moment on St. Gabriel Catholic Radio and Mater Dei Radio. 

About Pray Fully:

In Pray Fully, Faehnle and Jaminet share basic prayer principles that have helped them to become women of prayer:

. make time for personal, daily communication with Jesus
. spend time meditating and engaging in other spiritual practices such as adoration or the Examen
. recognize the critical times of each day when you need a “prayer boost”
. live deeply in the sacraments and enrich your life with sacramentals
. record your intentions and thank God for answered prayer

Encouraging stories and practical advice—including tips from the lives and writings of the saints—questions for personal reflection and private meditation, and journaling space will help you develop a lifelong dialogue with God.

Inspire the faith (inspirethefaith.com) is the platform of Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet to share additional free resources with their readers such as free videos and study guides.

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Marie Miller “Little Dreams” - Lisa Hendey & Friends #104

Marie Miller “Little Dreams” - Lisa Hendey & Friends #104

May 26, 2020

On this week's show, we converse about the joy of music, creating during Coronavirus, and the beauty of "Little Dreams" with singer/songwriter Marie Miller.

About Marie Miller

Marie Miller is a singer/songwriter and mandolin player from the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. She grew up on a small vineyard with her parents and nine siblings in an old house named Glenway. Her most notable performance was for Pope Francis and 700,000 attendees at the Festival of Families in Philadelphia, PA.

About Little Dreams

With LITTLE DREAMS Miller has chosen to return to the acoustic, folk-oriented, approach of her roots. But she’s still creating music for the same reason she always has: a desire to connect people with beauty, solace, and cheer. “It’s the reason why I came, the reason why I’ll stay,” to pull a line from the album’s title track. “No matter where I go, beauty finds me somehow,” she says. Still, LITTLE DREAMS isn’t following the script of “happily ever after” after hard times; this is an album that encounters the moments when all seems dark, and cold winds threaten to blow out your internal spark. Everyone’s got that spark. For Miller, it’s to make music that asks listeners to acknowledge their own spark— the motivating force that reminds us all why we’ve been put on this earth.

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Josh Holdenried “Napa Legal Insitute” - Lisa Hendey & Friends #103

Josh Holdenried “Napa Legal Insitute” - Lisa Hendey & Friends #103

May 19, 2020

On this week's show, we examine the role of faith-based organizations during times of crisis and beyond with Josh Holdenried of the Napa Legal Institute.

About Josh Holdenried

Josh Holdenried serves as Vice President and Executive Director for Napa Legal Institute. He holds a B.A. in Public Policy Leadership from the University of Mississippi and a Certificate in Applied Religion in Public Policy from Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy. He is currently pursuing an M.A. at Hillsdale College’s School of Government.

About Napa Legal Institute

Napa Legal Institute (NLI) was launched in 2019 to empower evangelization through corporate education and legal resources for faith-based nonprofits aligned with the Catholic faith. The founders of NLI realized that, as the legal environment increases in complexity, spiritual entrepreneurs will need specific education and timely resources so they may exercise their religious liberty without fear of transgressing the law. This requires a better knowledge of taxes, corporate structures, and a tangle of local, state, and federal labor laws and regulations.

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Marcel LeJeune “The Contagious Catholic” - Lisa Hendey & Friends #102

Marcel LeJeune “The Contagious Catholic” - Lisa Hendey & Friends #102

May 12, 2020

On this week's show, we talk about the art and joy of sharing our faith with Marcel LeJeune as he discusses his new Ascension Press book The Contagious Catholic: The Art of Practical Evangelization.

About Marcel LeJeune

Marcel LeJeune is the President and Founder of Catholic Missionary Disciples. As a Catholic evangelist, international speaker, and award-winning author, Marcel’s greatest passion is helping others come to know the love of Jesus and share it with others. Marcel and his wife, Kristy, have five children.

About The Contagious Catholic

The Contagious Catholic: The Art of Practical Evangelization
Following Christ's own strategy and drawing from years of evangelization experience, Marcel LeJeune diagnoses the common problems that Catholics face when it comes to sharing the Faith. He offers simple but profound strategies to overcome these problems. Fruitful evangelization hinges on personal renewal, commitment to Christ, and readiness to become the missionary disciples we’re all called to be.

Learn more about The Contagious Catholic at Ascension Press

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Rhonda Hoffman “When I’m Not Me Anymore” - Lisa Hendey & Friends #101

Rhonda Hoffman “When I’m Not Me Anymore” - Lisa Hendey & Friends #101

May 5, 2020

On this week's show, we address the importance of having sometimes difficult family conversations and what a diagnosis of dementia means for families with Rhonda Hoffman, author of When I'm Not Me Anymore: A Pre-Dementia Love Letter to My Daughters.

About Rhonda Hoffman

Rhonda Hoffman is a first-time author who lives in Sherwood Park, Alberta – right around the corner from her daughters.

About When I'm Not Me Anymore

From Rhonda Hoffman: "A familiar stranger. That is who my mom became as dementia slowly took hold of her. She was someone I knew and loved but not the same person she had been. A profound sadness hit me when I realized that my daughters may one day have to deal with me in this same condition and I wanted them to know that who I become if this happens is not really who I am. The things I will say and do will be coming from someone who has gradually become a stranger to them. Everything about our life together will change when I have nowhere to go and all day to get there, forgetting that they still have commitments, appointments, and things to do. We will experience a sense of time travel as my memories from the past become jumbled up in the happenings of each new day. The change in my language could bring about surprising and sometimes disturbing conversations as the filters from the past wane and they see me in my uncut glory. This is a love letter of instruction to my daughters while I am able to express myself fully with prompts for you to do the same for your children or to chronicle meaningful times in the lives of your parents before the chance is lost forever."

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LeAnn Thieman “Seeing God’s Action in Our Lives” - Lisa Hendey & Friends #100

LeAnn Thieman “Seeing God’s Action in Our Lives” - Lisa Hendey & Friends #100

April 28, 2020

On this week's show, author LeAnn Thieman helps us to pause and notice all of the ways in which God is present to us in a conversation about her new Sophia Institute Press book Chicken Soup for the Soul: Everyday Catholicism -  Seeing God's Action in Our Lives.

About LeAnn Thieman

LeAnn Thieman is a Hall of Fame Speaker, author, and nurse who was “accidentally” caught up in rescuing 300 babies during the Vietnam Orphan Airlift in 1975. Through God’s grace, she is living proof that God uses ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things. Her presentations and writings fill people with hope and love, nourishing their souls, and deepening their faiths.

About Everyday Catholicism

These compelling stories present convincing evidence of God's active presence in our everyday lives. Whether you're a cradle Catholic or a convert, solid in the Faith or wavering, these stories will deepen your conviction and stimulate your hope and trust in God.

 
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Allan Smith “Fulton Sheen on Prayer” - Lisa Hendey & Friends #99

Allan Smith “Fulton Sheen on Prayer” - Lisa Hendey & Friends #99

April 21, 2020

On this week's show, we discuss the legacy and spiritual life of Venerable Fulton J. Sheen with Allan Smith, author of the new Sophia Institute Press book Lord, Teach Us To Pray: A Fulton Sheen Anthology.

About Allan Smith

Allan Smith is a husband, father, grandfather, a man of trade, and a business owner. Al has served the Church for fifteen years as a Catholic evangelist, radio host, writer, Internet broadcaster, and retreat director. He is the founder and director of the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Mission Society of Canada.

About "Lord, Teach Us to Pray"

Over the course of Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s storied career, thousands approached him with a simple request: “Teach us to pray.” Now, for the first time ever, his wise teachings on prayer have been collected into a single volume to help you perfect your prayers and make them what they must become: a daily, holy habit. First come Bishop Sheen’s insightful reflections on the Our Father and its indispensable connection to the Seven Last Words of Christ. Then Bishop Sheen unveils smoldering, oft-overlooked riches in other everyday Catholic prayers, transforming them from rote recitations into powerful moments of communion with God.

Learn more about Lord, Teach Us to Pray at Sophia Institute Press

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Jon Sweeney “The Pope’s Cat” - Lisa Hendey & Friends #98

Jon Sweeney “The Pope’s Cat” - Lisa Hendey & Friends #98

April 14, 2020

On this week's show, we talk popes, cats, and storytelling with Jon M. Sweeney, creator of the wonderful series "The Pope's Cat" from Paraclete Press. We virtually travel to Italy as we chat about his latest book Margaret and the Pope Go to Assisi.

About Jon M. Sweeney

Jon M. Sweeney is one of religion’s most respected and award-winning authors. He’s been interviewed in print by a wide range of publications from the Dallas Morning News to The Irish Catholic, and on television for CBS Saturday Morning and Fox News. His 2012 history, The Pope Who Quit, was optioned by HBO. He’s also the author of thirty-plus other books including a new biography, James Martin, SJ: In the Company of Jesus; The Pope’s Cat fiction series for children; St. Francis of Assisi: His Life, Teachings, and Practices, with a foreword by Richard Rohr, new from St. Martin’s Press; A Course in Christian Mysticism by Thomas Merton; and Meister Eckhart’s Book of the Heart, with Mark S. Burrows.
Jon’s books on Franciscan spirituality have sold more than 200,000 copies. His Francis of Assisi in His Own Words has become a standard text on many university and seminary campuses. Jon speaks regularly at literary and religious conferences, retreat centers, and churches. He is Catholic, married to a rabbi; their interfaith marriage has been profiled in national media. He writes often for America: The Jesuit Review in the US, and The Tablet in the UK, and is active on social media (Twitter @jonmsweeney; Facebook jonmsweeney). He’s also the publisher at Paraclete Press in Massachusetts and lives in Milwaukee with his wife and daughters. He also has two grown children.

About "Margaret and the Pope Go to Assisi"

Margaret and the Pope Go to Assisi is the fourth book in a still-new fiction series for kids (mostly Catholic kids), about a stray cat that is brought inside the Vatican, and who then helps show kids what Popes do all day long!

Learn more about The Pope's Cat at Paraclete Press

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Emily DeArdo “Living Memento Mori” - Lisa Hendey & Friends #97

Emily DeArdo “Living Memento Mori” - Lisa Hendey & Friends #97

April 7, 2020

On this week's show, we ponder the concept of "memento mori" and its connection to the Stations of the Cross with author Emily DeArdo, whose new book Living Memento Mori was recently published by Ave Maria Press.

About Emily DeArdo:

Emily DeArdo is a Catholic writer, speaker, and Lay Dominican who shows that an imperfect life can be filled with joy and fulfillment. Her book, Living Memento Mori: My Journey Through the Stations of the Cross, was published in January by Ave Maria Press. Emily writes about joy, carrying your cross, and the Catholic life on her blog, emilymdeardo.com.

About Living Memento Mori:

In Living Memento Mori, Emily DeArdo shares the insight she has gained from living her life on the precipice of death: a willingness to embrace the Cross of Christ can transform the pain and loss we all inevitably experience into a source of spiritual growth. DeArdo shows you how even a life of considerable suffering can be full of joy, hope, and peace. DeArdo’s life and reflections on mortality give a fresh voice to the traditional themes found in the Stations of the Cross. She offers you the courage to face your own suffering and concerns about death and to follow Jesus wherever he leads.

Learn more about Living Memento Mori at Ave Maria Press

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Dr. James Papandrea “What Really Happens After We Die” - Lisa Hendey & Friends #96

Dr. James Papandrea “What Really Happens After We Die” - Lisa Hendey & Friends #96

March 31, 2020

On this week's show, we discuss the Church's teachings on the afterlife with Dr. James Papandrea, author of the newly released book What Really Happens After We Die from Sophia Institute Press.

About Dr. James Papandrea:

James L. Papandrea is a Catholic professor, author, speaker, and musician. Baptized Catholic but raised Protestant and eventually ordained in a Protestant denomination, Jim reverted to the Catholic Church through his studies of the Church Fathers. He holds an M.Div. degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in the History and Theology of the Early Christian Church from Northwestern University. Jim is currently Professor of Church History and Historical Theology at Garrett-Evangelical Seminary at Northwestern University, as well as a consultant in Adult Faith Formation and a regular speaker in parish and lay formation programs across the Chicago area.

About What Really Happens After We Die:

Here professor of Church history Dr. James Papandrea gathers in one place all that is known about the afterlife — drawn from the teachings of Jesus, the Apostles, the Church Fathers, and the Church’s Magisterium — affording, for the first time ever, a complete, authoritative, detailed portrait of the state of souls after death and the realms we enter.

Learn more about What Really Happens After We Die from Sophia Institute Press

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Dr. Kevin Vost “Life Lessons from St. Thomas Aquinas” - Lisa Hendey & Friends #95

Dr. Kevin Vost “Life Lessons from St. Thomas Aquinas” - Lisa Hendey & Friends #95

March 24, 2020

On this week's show, we gain some valuable coping skills for today's turbulent world from Dr. Kevin Vost, author of the new book 12 Life Lessons from St. Thomas Aquinas.

About Dr. Kevin Vost:

Dr. Kevin Vost taught psychology at Aquinas College in Nashville and the University of Illinois at Springfield. He’s the author of twenty books from Memorize the Faith! to 12 Life Lessons from St. Thomas Aquinas. After 25 years as an atheist, Kevin came back to Christ through the stirrings of the Holy Spirit and the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas.

About 12 Life Lessons from St. Thomas Aquinas:

In 12 Life Lessons from St. Thomas Aquinas Dr. Kevin Vost provides you with essential life lessons, culled from the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas. Together these lessons will elevate your mind, enrich your spirit, and teach you how to participate fully in the universal vocation to holiness and happiness. They will help you cultivate a rich, robust faith life that will bring you into closer communion with God and beckon others to follow. You'll soon find yourself confidently and happily living in imitation of Our Lord, the Way, the Truth, and the Life for all men and women.

Learn more about 12 Life Lessons from St. Thomas Aquinas from Sophia Institute Press.

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