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Show Notes for Friday, 11/17/2023


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Happy feast of St. Elizabeth of Hungary! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell talk more about this great saint who serves as a model for caring for the most vulnerable among us. Guests include Ken Craycraft on how various songwriters have handle the subject of death during this month of the Holy Souls, as well as Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo from the Institute of Catholic Culture and Fr. Jonathan Duncan from the Diocese of Charleston to preview the Sunday Mass readings. Plus news, weather, sports and more..


Prayer to St. Joseph the Worker

Joseph, by the work of your hands and the sweat of your brow, you supported Jesus and Mary, and had the Son of God as your fellow worker.

Teach me to work as you did, with patience and perseverance, for God and for those whom God has given me to support. Teach me to see in my fellow workers the Christ who desires to be in them, that I may always be charitable and forbearing towards all.

Grant me to look upon work with the eyes of faith, so that I shall recognize in it my share in God’s own creative activity and in Christ’s work of our redemption, and so take pride in it.

When it is pleasant and productive, remind me to give thanks to God for it. And when it is burdensome, teach me to offer it to God, in reparation for my sins and the sins of the world. Amen.


Bill Schmitt is online at onword.net.

We also discussed the children’s book, The Mass and the Manger.

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