April 30, 2016
In This Episode:
“Blessed are They”: St Mary of the Cross (aka St Jeanne Jugan)
“Among Women” Guest: Diana von Glahn
I’ll be sharing about tips I’m trying to master from St Francis de Sales as I try to be more mindful of God’s Providence in the details of every day. Plus this show will offer a look at the life of Jeanne Jugan, later known as Mary of the Cross, and how her life providentially led to the formation of the Little Sisters of the Poor.
Finally we’ll hear some behind-the-scenes stories of the life of Catholic filmmaker Diana von Glahn as she shares details about her new film series for television on Francis’ 2014 pilgrimage in the Holy Land. This series came to be despite the heartbreak of Diana’s husband and producer/director staying home recovering from a heart attack. Plus Diana shares how this series profiles Francis’ pilgrimage and works, providentially, on promoting unity between Western and Eastern Christians. You’ll want to also hear the many interesting historical and spiritual details that Diana details about sacred sites in the Holy Lands.
Links for this episode:
Benedict XVI’s homily for St Mary of the Cross’ canonization
Little Sisters of the Poor Supreme Court battle
St Francis de Sales’s Introduction of the Devout Life
Pat Gohn’s Retreat in California May 13-15, 2016
Pat Gohn’s Retreat at Malvern, PA Sept 30-Oct 1, 2016
Other shows of related interest:
AW 29: An early episode of AW that has a bio of St Jeanne Jugan.
AW 7: My pilgrimage to Fatima.
AW 137: My pilgrimages to Lourdes and Rue de Bac in France.
AW 21: A bio on St Helena, Constantine’s mother who preserved many sites of the Holy Lands.
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