Happy feast of St. Martin of Tours, and Happy Veteran’s Day! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Mike Aquilina and Stephanie Mann to talk about how St. Martin came to be the patron of soldiers. Other guests include Rita Heikenfeld with Thanksgiving recipe tips and why gratitude and hospitality are connected, Sarah Bassil on last weekend’s Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians, and Kevin Prendergast with some thoughts on veterans from his perspective on working for decades counseling people with military and first responder backgrounds. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…
Sarah Bassil is online at indefenseofchristians.org.
Stephanie Mann is online at supremacyandsurvival.blogspot.com.
Bobby Schindler is online at lifeandhope.com.
Kevin Prendergast is online at athenaeum.edu.
Mike Aquilina is online at fathersofthechurch.com.
Dr. John Bergsma is online at abouteating.com.
Rita Heikenfeld is online at abouteating.com.
Gary Michuta is online at handsonapologetics.com.
Amy Welborn is online at amywelborn.com.
Fr. Patrick Mary Briscoe, O.P., is online at aleteia.com.
Fr. Boniface Hicks is online at fatherboniface.com.
From the Novena to St. Martin of Tours
Blessed Saint Martín of Tours,
full of the Spirit of the Lord
always having inexhaustible charity for the needy.
You, who full of love and generosity
when you saw the beggar that was freezing from cold,
without knowing that in truth he was Christ,
did not doubt to give him half of your cape,
and did not give it completely to him
since the other half belonged to the Roman army;
you, who did not seek recognition
but only to favor your neighbor,
found glory before the Lord.
And when the Savior appeared to you
dressed with the half-cape
so as to express appreciation for your gesture
and He told you “today you covered me with your mantle”,
you decided to no longer serve the army
and to dedicate your life to God
and to the salvation of souls,
being from then on a propagator of the faith
and a holy man totally dedicated
to whomever was in need.