journey-header

Modern

Teresa of Avila
Teresa of Avila, the No-Nonsense Mystic – Podcast

In this podcast Dr. Italy describes the great Carmelite mystic, Teresa of Avila, pointing out how she combined practical wisdom, mysticism and a sense of  humor in an extraordinary way. St. Teresa of Avila is rightly known as a towering figure in the history of the...

Padre Pio Power Weakness podcast September 23
Padre Pio & the Power of Weakness – Podcast

Dr. Italy discusses the Capuchin friar Padre Pio who in his lifetime was first famous in Italy and then the whole world for his stigmata and miracles worked through his intercession.  How Christ's power is made perfect in weakness. The first thing people think about when...

Pio Highlights
Padre Pio Highlights of His Life

Timeline and biographical highlights of the great 20th century Capuchin Franciscan Saint, Padre Pio of Pietralcina whose feast day is September 23.  Comments and bio by Dr. Italy....

St Maximilian Kolbe Chaplain of Auschwitz martyr hero august 14 die death charity love
St. Maximilian Kolbe, Chaplain of Auschwitz – Podcast

14 minute podcast in which Dr. Italy tells the fuller story of St. Maximilian Kolbe, the Chaplain of Auschwitz.. Few know the extent of his heroic charity before he volunteered to die in the place of another, or the days after his fateful decision....

maria goretti life virtue
St. Maria Goretti – Pope Pius XII

In his homily at the canonization of St. Maria Goretti, a paragon of chastity and purity, Pope Pius XII notes how the example of her life and death is a call to all Christians to a persistent, even relentless pursuit of virtue and perfection....

saint st. thomas more integrity courage podcast June 22
St. Thomas More, Courage & Integrity – Podcast

In this 14 minute podcast, Matt Swaim of the Sonrise Morning Show interviews Dr. Italy about St. Thomas More and his relevance for us today, in the struggles we face to maintain our integrity with courage in an increasingly hostile secular society. In the Roman liturgical...

St. Josaphat apostle of unity Pius XI november 12 martyr ukraine
St. Josaphat, apostle of Unity – Pius XI

Pope Pius XI on St. Josaphat, martyr and apostle of unity.  Born in the Ukraine to Orthodox parents in 1580, St. Josaphat embraced the Catholic faith and became a Basilian monk. Ordained to the priesthood and chosen bishop of Polock, he worked for the unity...