Happy feast of St. Lucy! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell discuss traditions related to the patron saint of those with eye ailments. Other guests include Sean Callahan from Catholic Relief Services on how they’re helping amid the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, Brendan Hodge with data on why Catholics stop going to Mass, Liz Lev with the latest on the Notre Dame Cathedral renovations, and Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…
Kevin Schmiesing, co-host of the Catholic History Trek podcast
Rita Heikenfeld is online at abouteating.com.
Fr. John Gavin, author of Mysteries of the Lord’s Prayer
Liz Lev’s article on the restoration of Notre Dame is at the Washington Post.
Teresa Tomeo is online at teresatomeo.com.
Brendan Hodge is online at pillarcatholic.com.
Sean Callahan is online at crs.org.
David Kissell is online at aocstewardship.org.
Dr. Jim Schroeder is online at James-schroeder.com.
Saint Lucy Prayer
Whose beautiful name signifies ‘LIGHT’
by the light of faith which God bestowed upon you
increase and preserve His light in my soul
so that I may avoid evil,
Be zealous in the performance of good works
and abhor nothing so much as the blindness and
the darkness of evil and sin.
Obtain for me, by your intercession with God
Perfect vision for my bodily eyes
and the grace to use them for God’s greater honour and glory
and the salvation of souls.
St. Lucy, virgin and martyr
hear my prayers and obtain my petitions.