Happy feast of St. Damien of Molokai! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell talk to Dr. Matthew Bunson about the legacy of St. Damien in Hawaii, and Stephanie Mann about how novelist Robert Louis Stevenson, who wasn’t even Catholic, defended the work of St. Damien with the lepers. Other guests include Barb Szyszkiewicz on her new book, “The Handy Little Guide to Prayer,” Dr. Catherine Pakaluk from Catholic University on the Pope’s economically focused prayer intention for May, and Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…
Kevin Schmiesing, host of the Catholic History Trek podcast
Barb Szyszkiewicz, author of The Handy Little Guide to Prayer
Dr. Matthew Bunson is online at ewtnnews.com.
Dr. Catherine Pakaluk is online at cua.edu.
Teresa Tomeo is online at teresatomeo.com.
Dr. Jim Schroeder is online at James-schroeder.com.
Stephanie Mann is online at supremacyandsurvival.blogspot.com.
Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, author of Real Religion.
Sean Ater is online at catholiccincinnati.org.
St. Damien of Molokai Prayer
God, our Father, we give thanks for Damien, our brother. Following Jesus, Your Son, he went to the lepers of Molokai, he became one of them even onto death; he showed them that You love them; he gave them back the pride of being human, and the hope of a future.
Therefore, we ask You; may we be resurrected by Your Spirit to walk in the footsteps of Damien, to be animated by the same faith.
Open our eyes, open our hearts, that we might go to all those abandoned, ignored, forgotten. Obtain that through us they may discover who You are. Raise up men and women ready to follow the road he has walked.
This is the prayer that we address to You, Father full of tenderness and love, You, our God, always and for all eternity. Amen.