Happy feast of St. Agatha! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Mike Aquilina to discuss this early Christian martyr who’s mentioned in the liturgy. Other guests include Dr. John Bergsma with more on Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls, Sarah Christmyer on Leah in our ongoing series on women in the Bible, and Gary Zimak on how Jesus promises to restore our joy. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…
Dr. John Bergsma, author of Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls
Sarah Christmyer, author of Becoming Women of the Word
Gary Zimak is online at followingthetruth.com.
Mike Aquilina is online at fathersofthechurch.com.
Fr. Philip-Michael Tangorra, author of Holiness and Living the Sacramental Life
Gail Finke, Producer of Driving Home the Faith with Fr. Rob Jack
Karlo Broussard is online at catholic.com.
Fr. Frank Donio is online at catholicapostolatecenter.org.
Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio is online at dritaly.com.
Msgr. Charles Pope is online at blog.adw.org.
A prayer to St. Agatha for those who suffer from breast cancer:
St. Agatha, woman of valor,
from your own suffering we have been moved
to ask your prayers for those of us who suffer from breast cancer.
We place (person’s name) before you,
and ask you to intercede on their behalf.
From where you stand in the health of life eternal,
all wounds healed,
and all tears wiped away,
pray for (prayer intention),
and all of us.
Pray God will give us His holy benediction of health and healing.
And, we remember you were a victim of torture
and that you learned, first hand,
of human cruelty and inhumanity.
We ask you to pray for our entire world.
Ask God to enlighten us
with a “genius for peace and understanding.”
Ask Him to send us His Spirit of Serenity,
and ask Him to help us share
that peace with all we meet.
From what you learned
from your own path of pain,
ask God to give us the Grace we need
to remain holy in difficulties,
not allowing our anger
or our bitterness to overtake us.
Pray that we will be more peaceful and more charitable.
And from your holy pace in our mystical body, the Church,
pray that we, in our place and time will, together,
create a world of justice and peace.