An Engaging Faith: 11/2-11/6

You are invited to join me this week for An Engaging Faith on Breadbox Media daily at 4pm EST.

Enter To Win a Copy of The Fransciscan Heart Of Thomas Merton by Fr. Dan Horan, O.F.M(Ave Maria Press) , Trusting God with St. Terese by Connie Rossini 
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How important are contemplation and dialogue in our daily lives?

Jordan Denari  with Interfaith Dialogue and Islamophobia,  Dan Horan, O.F.M joins us with The Fransciscan Heart Of Thomas Merton, Connie Rossini with The Contemplative Family, An Encore of The Ignatian Solidarity Network(ISN)

And Karee Santos to discuss closing thoughts on the Synod of Bishops On The Family 2015.

Monday: Jordan Denari, is a writer, speaker, and Research Fellow for the Bridge Initiative, a project of the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University. A voice on interfaith issues, Jordan writes about Islam, Christianity, the Middle East, and Islamophobia. Jordan has published articles in TIME, America, Commonweal, Sojourners, Huffington Post, On Faith, Busted Halo, and other outlets.

Tuesday: Fr. Dan Horan, O.F.M
is a Franciscan friar of Holy Name Province (New York) and is currently a Ph.D. student in systematic theology at Boston College. Fr. Dan has previously taught at Siena College and St. Bonaventure University and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Thomas Merton Society. The author of many scholarly and popular articles, Fr. Dan received a 2011 Catholic Press Association first-place award for his writing on spirituality. He is the author of several books, including Dating God: Live and Love in the Way of St. Francis, Francis of Assisi and the Future of Faith: Exploring Franciscan Spirituality and Theology in the Modern World, and The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton. In addition to his column in America, Fr. Dan is a regular contributor to Give Us This Day, The Huffington Post and blogs at 

Wednesday: Connie RossiniConnie Rossini gives whole families practical help to grow in holiness. She is the author of Trusting God with St. Therese, A Spiritual Growth Plan for Your Choleric Child, and the free ebook Five Lessons from the Carmelite Saints That Will Change Your Life. She writes a spirituality column for The Prairie Catholic of the Diocese of New Ulm, Minnesota, and blogs at Contemplative Homeschool. She is also a columnist for Her posts have appeared on Catholic Lane and elsewhere. She administers the Catholic Spirituality Blogs Network and owns the Google+ Community Indie Catholic Authors. Connie and her husband Dan have four young sons.

Thursday: The Ignatian Solidarity Network(ISN): a national social justice education and advocacy network inspired by the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola will be discussing the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice to be held November 7-9 in Washington D.C. ISN was founded in 2004 and is a lay-led 501(c)3 organization working in partnership with Jesuit universities, high schools, and parishes, along with many other Catholic institutions and social justice partners. Executive Director, Chris Kerr and intern Grace Donnelly will be joining us to share their passion for social justice at work in our communities today.

Friday: Karee Santos, will be joining  us again this time to talk about the Synod of Bishops On The Family 2015.. Karee and husband, Manuel P. Santos, M.D., a psychiatrist, began teaching marriage preparation and enrichment classes in New York City in 2003. Their Catholic marriage advice book The Four Keys to Everlasting Love will be published by Ave Maria Press in 2016. She also blogs at Can We Cana? a community to support Catholic Marriages.


An Engaging Faith: 10/19-10/23

You are invited to join me this week for An Engaging Faith on Breadbox Media daily at 4pm EST.

Enter To Win a Copy of When Francis Saved the Church by Jon Sweeney(Ave Maria Press) , Advent with Pope Francis by Sr. Marianne Trouvé (Pauline Books & Media), or Sanctuary by Terry Hershey (Loyola Press).
Drawing runs 10/19-10/25 Click to enter..

Carving out time for sacred space, conversation and silence amidst our daily lives-

William Barry, SJ joins us with A Friendship Like No Other, also Jon Sweeney of When Francis Saved the Church, Sr. Marianne Trouvé’s Advent with Francis, and Terry Hershey with Sanctuary 

And Tony Agnesi with Finding God’s Grace in the Everyday

Monday: William Barry, SJ., is a veteran spiritual director and author who is currently serving as tertian director for the New England Province of the Society of Jesus at the Campion Center in Weston, MA. A native of Worcester, MA, Fr. Barry entered the Society in 1950 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1962. After earning a  Ph.D. in clinical psychology, he taught at the University of Michigan, Weston Jesuit School of Theology, and Boston College.  Fr. Barry served the New England Province in a variety of leadership roles including provincial.  Fr. Barry is the author and co-author 15 books. He currently resides at Campion Center where he continues to write and direct retreats. His many works include Letting God Come Close, A Friendship Like No Other, Here’s My Heart, Here’s My Hand, Seek My Face, and God’s Passionate Desire (Loyola Press), and God and You.

Tuesday: Jon M. Sweeneyauthor and editorial director at Franciscan Media, whose 11 books have sold more than 150,000 copies. The Pope Who Quit, sold more than 35,000 copies in the trade edition, was a selection of History Book Club, received a starred review in Booklist, and was excerpted by Reader’s Digest for its iPad subscribers. His books have become History Book Club, Book-of-the-Month Club, Crossings Book Club, and Quality Paperback Book Club selections. Sweeney has been interviewed on CBS Saturday Morning, Fox News, CBS-TV Chicago, Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, and on the popular nightly program Chicago Tonight. He is married, the father of three, and lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Today we will be talking about his book, by Ave Maria Press, entitled When Francis Saved the Church: How a Converted Medieval Troubadour Created a Spiritual Vision for the Ages.

Wednesday: Since 1976, Sr. Marianne Lorraine Trouvé, FSP, has been a member of the Daughters of St. Paul, an international congregation of women religious. She has an M.A. in theology from the University of Dayton. Since 1994 she has served on the editorial staff of Pauline Books & Media publishing house in Boston, Massachusetts. Author/editor of Mary: Help For Hard Times, St. Clare of Assisi, Angels, The Rosary with Pope Francis and Advent with Pope Francis. In addition to her numerous books Sr. Marianne blogs over at Thomas For Today.

Thursday: Terry Hershey, author, inspirational speaker, ordained minister, self admitted golf addict, and gardener. Terry lives on Vashon Island, near Seattle, WA.  His work has been featured on The Hallmark Channel, PBS, and NPR and he is the author of The Power of Pause (Loyola Press) which encourages us to slow down, Soul Gardening and his latest book Sanctuary: Creating a Space for Grace in Your Life .  He “divides his time between designing sanctuary gardens and sharing his practice of “pausing”and “sanctuary,” to help us do less and live more”.

Friday: Tony Agnesi, who is Finding God’s Grace in Everyday Life is the Senior Vice President of Rubber City Radio Group, WQMX, WONE, and WAKR in Akron and WNWV in Cleveland and member of Radio and Television Hall of Fame. A relentless storyteller, his Sunday blog and Wednesday podcast have an International audience in over 70 counties and has been translated in over 40 languages. Tony and his wife Diane have two adult sons and are members of the Sacred Heart of Jesus parish in Wadsworth, Ohio.