Epiphany – October 16, 2020

  • Description: Vanessa talks with Fr. Alex Kratz, Spiritual Director of Terra Sancta, St. Joseph Chapel and Marian Shrine in Pontiac, and Vanessa's Spiritual Director about the upcoming Marython for America on October 30th and the importance of fasting and prayer. Sean Bingham and Roland Tuquero from Men of the Sacred Hearts shares the history of Men of Sacred Hearts, home enthronement, and St. Margaret Mary Alocoque. Closing today's show is student Sabrina Hanna who penned a beautiful essay about how to handle difficulties and the decisions to make.

+  Fr. Alex Kratz

  • Segment Guests:
    • Fr. Alex Kratz OFM
      Spiritual Director, Terra Sancta, St. Joseph Chapel and Shrine of Immaculate Heart of Mary

      A Franciscan priest in residence at Duns Scotus Friary, housed in the former convent across the street from Our Lady of La Salette Parish in Berkley, Michigan. Born and raised in Cincinnati to an Italian mother and American father, he learned Italian as his first language and was accustomed to traveling every summer to Italy to visit relatives. This experience gave him a global orientation as well as a love for travel and different cultures.

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+  Sean Bingham

  • Segment Guests:
    • Sean Bingham
      Men of the Sacred Hearts

      Parishioner in the Lansing Diocese, at Old St. Patrick (Ann Arbor). Received into the Church at Christ the King (AA) in 2014 as a convert from Protestantism. Active in PBJ Outreach to the poor in Detroit through OLGC, RCIA sponsor and Lector at Old St. Patrick. Additionally I’ve been involved in the Men of the Sacred Hearts (MoSH)/Enthronement since 2016. I’m also a day sponsor and monthly for Ave Maria Radio

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+  Roland Toquero

  • Segment Guests:
    • Roland Toquero
      Men of the Sacred Hearts

      My wife Megan and I have been married 10 years this past October 1st. We have 2 boys Benjamin, 7 years old who will be 8 on December 7th and Nicholas who turned 5 years old last week on October 8th. We live in Northville and have been active parishioners at OLGC for the last 10 years. Our boys attend OLGC, Ben in second grade and Nicholas in 4 year old pre-K. My wife Megan grew up in Harper Woods, MI and I grew up in Leamington, Ontario, Canada. I work as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) @ the VA Hospital in Ann Arbor. Sean and I met last year to the day, when he and David Tay and Tony Fanelli (the Men of the Sacred Heart) enthroned our home in Northville to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through his Blessed Mother Mary. I decided to join Sean and the Sacred Heart team after prayerful discernment. Jesus and Mary continue to change my life and the lives of my family. And I feel a strong love to bring others to Jesus through the Sacred Heart and his Blessed Mother.

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+  Sabrina Hanna

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    • Sabrina Hanna
      Student

      I am a third year undergraduate student at Oakland University majoring in health sciences. I am studying to become a doctor in pharmacy specializing in either neuropharmacology or infectious disease. That way I can build a strong bond with my patients opposed to working in retail pharmacy. A little bit about my background as a Christian, i was baptized in the catholic church, what makes me unique as a Christian is that i am half Palestinian so I’m from the holy land and the other part of me is Chaldean so I speak the language Jesus Christ spoke. I have been to the holy land twice now once when i was a flower girl and recently summer 2019 with my church group, it was amazing to give back to the land where our lord and savior grew up and to help the poor and less fortunate to make my peoples life better at the refugee camps they were forced into as well as buying fruit from people in the streets so they can support their family.

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