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Catholic Connection – Nov 1, 2023 – Hr 2

Dawn Marie Beutner is the author of “The Leaven of the Saints.” Susan Tassone tells us about “New Friends Now and Forever: A Story about the Holy Souls.”




Segment 1 – The Leaven of the Saints: Bringing Christ into a Fallen World
“The saints have come from every background, people, and era. They have been rich and poor, healthy and sick, single and married, members of the clergy and of the laity. The Leaven of the Saints groups them according to the kind of Christian witness they have given the world—as martyrs, Fathers and Doctors of the Church, priests and religious, popes and bishops, national heroes, founders of religious orders, married persons, and more. The vastness of this work reveals an important truth: that each saint is a unique individual with a unique mission to grow in the knowledge and love of Christ and to make him better known and loved in the world.”  (Originally aired August 24, 2023)

Dawn Marie Beutner entered the Catholic Church as a young adult and worked as an engineer before becoming a technical writer. She lives with her husband and two children in northern Virginia, where she leads various parish groups that promote life issues, serve the needy, and learn about the Bible and the Catholic faith.



Segment 2, 3, 4 – New Friends Now and Forever: A Story about the Holy Souls
New Friends Now and Forever is the delightful story of twins Ben and Hope, who become “prayer pals” with Mr. Ray, an elderly friend from their parish. They agree to pray for each other and to help him pray for his departed wife. Along the way, Hope and Ben learn that purgatory is real and that it is nothing to fear because it is a special way God shows His love for us. And the best part? The children learn that the power of their prayers helps the faithful departed reach heaven and that those souls will intercede for them, becoming their “forever friends.”  (Originally aired October 6, 2023)

Susan Tassone has long been a passionate champion for the holy souls in purgatory and is recognized as leading a worldwide “purgatory movement.” She is the award-winning author of fourteen best sellers, including Day by Day for the Holy Souls in Purgatory, Praying with the Saints for the Holy Souls, Prayers, Promises and Devotions for the Holy Souls, and Jesus Speaks to Faustina and You. Susan shares her passion for saving souls through innumerable speaking engagements throughout the country. More than a dozen cardinals and bishops around the world have endorsed her works. Susan’s a frequent and popular guest on national radio and television programs as well as having a major impact through social media.




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