Happy feast of St. Martin de Porres! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell talk more about this first black saint from the Americas, who is the patron saint of African-Americans. Guests include Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB, to talk about the benefits of one-on-one spiritual direction, Marlon de la Torre from CatholicBrain.com on how to be a better Christian witness, Fr. Frank Donio from the Catholic Apostolate Center on what the new papal encyclical Fratelli Tutti has to say about love of neighbor, and Tom Peterson from Catholics Come Home on his new book, The Willpower Advantage. Plus sports, weather, and all the latest regarding the 2020 elections… join us!
Fr. Boniface Hicks is online at fatherboniface.com.
Marlon de la Torre is online at catholicbrain.com.
Fr. Frank Donio is online at catholicapostolatecenter.org.
Tom Peterson, author of The Willpower Advantage
Sarah Rogers is online at cincinnaticatholicyoungadults.com.
Meg Deblase is online at cincinnatirighttolife.org.
Kevin Schmiesing is online at fvinstitute.org.
Kevin Prendergast is online at athenaeum.edu.
Dina Dwyer-Owens is online at dinadwyerowens.com.
Gary Zimak is online at followingthetruth.com.
Toufic Baaklini is online at indefenseofchristians.org.
Danielle Bean is online at daniellebean.com.
Prayer for the Intercession of St. Martin de Porres
God, Who has given us in Thy Humble Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, the model of all virtue and perfection, grant to us the virtue of humility. We think so little of Thee because we are so full of self. We cannot love Thee more until humility shows us our own nothingness and makes us rejoice in our complete dependence upon Thee.
You have given to the world a glorious apostle of humility, St Martin de Porres. Guide us by his example and strengthen us through his intercessions in our efforts to conform our hearts to the humble Heart of Thy Crucified Son.
Renew, O Lord, in these days, when pride and forgetfulness of Thee are so widespread, the wonders which You performed through Thy humble servant, Martin de Porres, during his lifetime. We pray that all the world may know of St Martin and of the surpassing value of the virtue of humility. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.