Happy feast of St. Nicholas! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell discuss the life and legacy of one of the Church’s most beloved saints. Other guests include Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History, Fr. John Gavin with more thoughts on the Lord’s Prayer, and Brendan Hodge from the Pillar with data on how Catholic education impacts whether or not people remain in the practice of their faith. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…
Kevin Schmiesing, co-host of the Catholic History Trek podcast
Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio is online at dritaly.com.
Fr. John Gavin, author of Mysteries of the Lord’s Prayer
Peter Breen is online at thomasmoresociety.org.
Teresa Tomeo is online at teresatomeo.com.
Brendan Hodge is online at pillarcatholic.com.
Ken Craycraft is online at craycraftlaw.com.
Kevin Prendergast is online at athenaeum.edu.
Bill Donaghy is online at tobinstitute.org.
Tommy Tighe, author of St. Dymphna’s Playbook
A Prayer to St. Nicholas
O good St. Nicholas,
you who are the joy of the children,
put in my heart the spirit of childhood,
which the gospel speaks, and teach me to seed happiness around me.
You, whose feast prepares us for Christmas,
open my faith to the mystery of God made man.
You good bishop and shepherd,
help me to find my place in the Church
and inspire the Church to be faithful to the Gospel.
O good Saint Nicholas, patron of children, sailors and the helpless,
watch over those who pray to Jesus, your Lord and theirs,
as well as over those who humble themselves before you.
Bring us all in reverence to the Holy Child of Bethlehem,
when true joy and peace are found. Amen.