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Show Notes for Thursday, 8/12/2021

Happy feast of St. Jane de Chantal, founder of the Order of the Visitation! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Dr. John Bergsma to look more at the priestly underpinnings of the Biblical account of the Visitation. Other guests include pastoral counselor Kevin Prendergast on how the pandemic has increased mental health risks for adolescent girls, Dr. Jim Schroeder on what he’s learned about faith and priorities from being a bicycle commuter, and Rita Heikenfeld to discuss grapes on Bible foods. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…

Dr. John Bergsma is online at johnbergsma.com.

Rita Heikenfeld is online at abouteating.com.

Fr. Sebastian Walshe, author of Always a Catholic

Kevin Prendergast is online at athenaeum.edu.

Brad Hahn is online at solidarityhealthshare.org.

Dr. Jim Schroeder is online at James-schroeder.com.

Dr. Kevin Vost is online at drvost.com.

Fr. Philip-Michael Tangorra, author of Holiness and Living the Sacramental Life.

Fr. Nicholas Blackwell is online at thefrankfriar.com.

Elizabeth Scalia is online at theanchoress.com.

Fr. Dwight Longenecker is online at dwightlongenecker.com.


Prayer to St. Jane de Chantal

O glorious saint, blessed Jane Frances,
by fervent prayer, attention to the Divine Presence,
and purity of intention,
you attained on earth an intimate union with God.
Be now our advocate, our mother,
our guide in the path of virtue and perfection.
Plead our cause near Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
to whom you were so tenderly devoted, and whose holy virtues you so closely imitated.
Obtain for us, O amiable and compassionate Saint,
the virtues you deem most necessary for us;
an ardent love of Jesus in the most holy Sacrament,
a tender and filial confidence in His Blessed Mother,
and like you, a constant remembrance
of His sacred Passion and death.