Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Dr. Carrie Gress

Dr. Carrie Gress speaks to us about her book, The Marian Option, and her upcoming book on the Anti-Marian spirit in the world.  She describes for us how Mary is especially a model for women today and is a solution for the challenges we face in the culture today. 

Carrie Gress has a doctorate in philosophy from the Catholic University of America. She is the editor at Helena Daily, a faculty member at Pontifex University and a member of the International Marian Association.

Dr. Gress is a regular blogger at The National Catholic Register, has written for numerous publications, and is a regular guest on EWTN.

Dr. Gress has lived and worked professionally in Washington, D.C. and Rome, Italy and her work has been translated into nine languages.

A homeschooling mother of four, Dr. Gress and her family live in Virginia.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Antigua

This video is of the Cathedral in Panama City, Our Lady of Antigua.  Is was recently renovated after being closed for seven years.  We were fortunate enough to get a great tour of the Cathedral.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Fr. Augustine Wetta, O.S.B.

Father Augustine Wetta, O.S.B. is a monk of Saint Louis Abbey and a teacher at the Saint Louis Priory School, where he also coaches rugby and serves as chaplain. He runs “Monk Camp” during the summers for the youth and recently wrote a book, "Humility Rules."

He gave us this talk at an EWTN employee retreat. Father speaks about saints who were considered failures in life. It is liberating to hear how the saints did not live by the standards of this world. Very moving!

Friday, January 18, 2019

Fr. Thomas Acklin, O.S.B.

Fr. Thomas Acklin, OSB, is a Benedictine monk of St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He earned an MA in philosophy at Duquesne University as well as an STD in theology and a PhD in religious studies at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium where he specialized in psychology of religion. He is a psychoanalyst as well as a spiritual director and has been a professor at St. Vincent Seminary where he also served as rector.

Father gave us our community retreat this year. This podcast is one of the conferences he gave us. It is the best talk on the cross that I have ever heard:

This is a talk on prayer by Father: