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Catholic Connection – Aug 3, 2021 – Hour 1

Teresa is live from the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. Fr. Mark Livingston shares his journey to the priesthood. Grand Hotel historian Bob Tagatz. Corporate Travel’s John Hale.

Segment 1 – Being Called to the Priesthood

Fr. Mark Livingston is an Associate Pastor at the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica in Royal Oak, MI. He joins Teresa this morning to talk about his journey to the priesthood.

Segment 2 – Learning about the history of the Grand Hotel

Bob Tagatz has more than thirty years of civic experience in historical preservation in Michigan, Florida and Georgia. Twenty-one years ago, Bob came to Mackinac Island specifically because of his interest in Grand Hotel and the study of turn-of-the century wood frame hotels – which Grand Hotel is one of eleven still standing today. He became enamored with the beauty and history of Michigan and its people, and feels fortunate to be able to study at what he feels is one of the most historically significant resorts hotels in the United States. He assembled Grand Hotel’s first archives and published a book and DVD on its history.

Segment 3 – Pilgrimage and the Grand Hotel

John Hale is the President of Corporate Travel Service.

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