Happy feast of St. Bernadine of Siena! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell discuss the Franciscan preacher who was so effective that he came to be known as the patron saint of public relations. Guests include Fr. Jeffrey Kirby to discuss his new book about the Lord’s Prayer, Sarah Christmyer on the witness of Judith in the Old Testament, Gary Zimak on being living temples of the Holy Spirit, and Rita Heikenfeld on the “seven species” of food found in the Bible. Plus news, weather, COVID-19 updates, and more…
Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, author of Thy Kingdom Come
Rita Heikenfeld is online at abouteating.com.
Sarah Christmyer, author of Becoming Women of the Word
Gary Zimak is online at followingthetruth.com.
Fr. Philip-Michael Tangorra, author of Holiness and Living the Sacramental Life
Benj Klare is online at catholiccincinnati.org.
Mike Aquilina is online at fathersofthechurch.com.
Karlo Broussard is online at catholic.com.
Kevin Prendergast is online at athenaeum.edu.
Fr. Frank Donio is online at catholicapostolatecenter.org.
Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio is online at dritaly.com.
Kristin Barrett-Anderson is online at saintmarianne.org.
A Prayer for Charity
Keep me, O God, from pettiness; let me be large in thought, in word, in deed. Let me be done with fault-finding and self-seeking. May I put away all pretense and meet everyone face to face without self-pity and without prejudice. May I never be hasty in judgment and always generous. Let me take time for all things. Make me grow calm, serene and gentle. Teach me to put into action my better impulses, straightforward and unafraid. Grant that I may realize it is the little things of life that create differences and that in the big things of life, we are one. And, O Lord God, let me not forget to be kind. Amen.