Happy feast of St. Maria Goretti! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Patrick O’Hearn, author of “Parents of the Saints,” to talk about the family life that shaped St. Maria. Other guests include Fr. Boniface Hicks on how to manage spiritual direction if a direct doesn’t like to talk, Dina Dwyer-Owens on Summer as a time to re-evaluate your values, Conor Gallagher on his new book, “Parenting for Eternity,” and Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…
Fr. Boniface Hicks is online at fatherboniface.org.
Marlon de la Torre is online at knowingisdoing.org.
Kevin Schmiesing, host of the Catholic History Trek podcast
Fr. Sebastian Walshe, author of Secrets from Heaven
Patrick O’Hearn, author of Parents of the Saints
Conor Gallagher, author of Parenting for Eternity
Steve Ray is online at catholicconvert.com.
Stephanie Mann is online at supremacyandsurvival.blogspot.com
Dina Dwyer-Owens is online at dinadwyerowens.com.
Shane Kapler, author of James: Jewish Roots, Catholic Fruits
Ambassador Sam Brownback is online at indefenseofchristians.org
Danielle Bean is online at catholicmom.com.
St. Maria Goretti Prayer
we ask you to help all those who suffer from abuse. Help them find healing and peace in their life. May Maria Goretti who was strengthened by Your Grace join with us in prayer for healing of all victims of abuse, particularly those abused as children or young adults. Grant us your Love that we might reach out to them in Your Name with hope in times of trial. As Maria prayed for her attacker, grant us the grace to pray for the true conversion of all involved with the abuse, that they might seek Your Mercy through prayer and penance. Loving God, pour into our hearts and lives your healing Spirit, that the sacredness of every human person might be respected and protected as the precious image of God. Help us to live in the peace which Maria Goretti had found in Christ and in the love of his mother Mary.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Prayer source here.