Epiphany – October 6, 2020

  • Description: Vanessa peers through the portal into Heaven with Iconographer, Claire O'Reilly the artist of the Fountain of Divine Mercy displayed in parishes throughout the Diocese of Detroit, Sandra McDevitt host of Stories from the Heart shares how her faith was increased by stories and how our stories can influence others. Fr. Stephen Pullis, Director of Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship, Archdiocese of Detroit engages Vanessa with good habits of being docile to the Holy Spirit.

+  Claire O'Reilly

  • Segment Guests:
    • Claire O'Reilly
      Iconographer

      God has been present in so many aspects of my life. When facing significant life choices, I always find God has shown me the way—even when it is not what I had anticipated. It was God’s Holy whisper to me that led me to consider taking up iconography. I have had multiple opportunities to learn and grow as an iconographer— learning from many gifted and generous teachers including Father Damian (egg tempura), Father Marek (acrylic), and others. I have also been fortunate to travel to so many places around the globe (Rome, Sienna, Assisi, Florence, Milan in Italy, France, Germany, Singapore, Poland, Mexico, and the Holy Land). Each place provided opportunities to admire many of the most stunning works of art ever created. In my ten years practicing the art of iconography, I have been the understudy for several works including St. Frances, St. Clare, Juan Diego, and the San Domino Cross. I was fortunate to be the primary designer of the Fountain of Divine Mercy icon thanks to the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. God’s nudge to me over ten years ago has resulted in this glorious gift of iconography. Thanks be to God

+  Sandra McDevitt

  • Segment Guests:
    • Sandra McDevitt
      Host , Stories from the Heart , Ave Maria Radio

      Sandra McDevitt has been producing Catholic radio since 1992, beginning with “The Catholic Broadcast,” the first Catholic program to air in the Ann Arbor area. EWTN Radio ran the show from 1998-2002. She is a graduate of Concordia University with a degree in Human Resources and English. She and her husband John opened St. Michael’s Academy in 1990 which grew into the Spiritus Sanctus Academies. Sandra wrote numerous articles on Catholic culture for, “Credo,” a Catholic newspaper which served southeastern Michigan.

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+  Fr. Stephen Pullis

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