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Maximilian Kolbe’s Last Days – Death and Beyond – video

Into Death and Beyond it is an inspiring short film  of the last days of St. Maximilian Kolbe and the prisoners with whom he was confined in the starvation bunker of Auschwitz. https://vimeo.com/262935794   Little is known for certain about what transpired in the starvation bunker at Auschwitz...

Edith Stein
Edith Stein, An Introduction – Podcast

7 min podcast of Dr. Italy discussing the amazing story of Edith Stein, aka St. Benedicta of the Cross, philosopher, mystic, martyr. In this brief excerpt from the Sonrise Morning Show, Dr. Italy introduces listeners to the fascinating story of Edith Stein, born into an observant...

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Blessed Franz Jägerstätter, A Hidden Life – Podcast

5 min podcast discussing Terence Malick's film, A Hidden Life, which tells the story of World War II martyr of conscience, Blessed Franz Jagerstatter and his equally heroic wife Fani. Terence Malick recently directed a film about a simple Austrian farming couple whose alpine paradise was...

Polycarp, Disciple of Apostles
Polycarp, Disciple of Apostles – Podcast

7 minute interview of Dr. Italy by Anna Mitchell of the Sonrise Morning Show, on St. Polycarp, one of the most fascinating of the Apostolic Fathers, those who pass on to us what they heard from the apostles of Jesus. Dr. Italy and Anna Mitchell here...

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Feast of the Annunciation, God Becomes Man – Leo

The Solemnity or Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord is celebrated on March 25. Here, in his typically lyrical language and powerful imagery, Leo the Great ponders the unfathomable mystery of God becoming man in the womb of a Virgin who had the...

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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....

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Tabor to Calvary: Was Jesus Abandoned by God?

This post examines the relationship between the transfiguration and the passion of Christ, between Mount Tabor and Calvary. It also asks the question of of whether God the Father ever abandoned Jesus on the Cross. Helpful reading either for the Feast of the...

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Prayer, Fasting and Mercy – Peter Chrysologus

The key penitential practices of Lent-prayer, fasting, and almsgiving or mercy are here explained by one of the greatest preachers of the early Church. Saint Peter Chrysologus shows how Lenten prayer, mercy and fasting are one, and they give life to each other....