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Show Notes for Wednesday, 12/9/2020


Happy feast of St. Juan Diego! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell discuss this indigenous Mexican saint to whom Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared. Guests include Dan Cellucci of the Catholic Leadership Institute on the question of what effect the pandemic might have on Mass attendance once everything reopens, Dr John Bergsma on the theme of covenant in the first five books of the Bible, Gary Zimak on persevering in faith during times of adversity, and Dr. Matthew Bunson to reflect on yesterday’s announcement by Pope Francis of a Year of St. Joseph. Plus news, weather, sports and so very much more…

Dan Cellucci is online at osvtalks.com/press.

Gary Zimak is online at followingthetruth.com.

Dr. John Bergsma is online at franciscan.edu.

Dr. Matthew Bunson is online at ewtnnews.com.

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

Steve Ray is online at catholicconvert.com.

Karlo Broussard is online at catholic.com.

Ken Craycraft is online at athenaeum.edu.

Fr. Frank Donio is online at catholicapostolatecenter.org.

Teresa Tomeo is online at teresatomeo.com.

Msgr Charles Pope is online at blog.adw.org.


A Prayer to St. Juan Diego for Employment

Dear Juan Diego, when the Lady of Tepeyac Hill gave you her picture, she also gave you a task to fill your days with happy labor. It was your privilege and joy to spend the hours caring for the chapel of the Tilma, telling its story to those who came there. Here the time of your earthly pilgrimage passed quickly and happily because you worked for Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Dear Juan Diego, please help me find steady employment that my time and talent may be devoted to the tasks suited to my nature and ability.

May my hours of toil then, give fair return and more to him who hires me. May my work not be done for mere profit, or just to make a living. Rather, may it be done to make of myself, one more able to honor the Creator. May it be done with reverence and appreciation of the materials, all supplied by God, and only modified by man. May my work be done to enjoy the benefits of skilled and honest craftmanship.

And especially let my work be done to make known and lead others to love the same Lady you serve so well.

Through Christ Our Lord, Amen.

Prayer found here.