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Catholic Connection – Nov 16, 2022 – Hour 2

Guest host Vanessa Denha Garmo speaks with Eric Sammons about his new book, “The Jesse Tree: An Advent Devotion.” We catch up with Joan Lewis to get the latest Vatican news.


Segment 1 – Intro and News


Segment 2 & 3 – The Jesse Tree: An Advent Devotion
“This Advent, lead your family closer to Christ as you prepare for the Lord’s coming at Christmas. Engage with the Old Testament patriarchs and prophets who are the branches in Jesus’ family tree and come to understand fully how, in Christ, this family history becomes the history of our salvation.”  Eric Sammons joins us.

Eric Sammons is the author of seven books and the former Director of Evangelization for the Diocese of Venice in Florida. He has spoken to thousands of people on various Catholic topics; has conducted evangelization, Scripture, and apologetic workshops on the parish and diocesan levels; and has worked with many parishes to improve their evangelization efforts.

Book: The Jesse Tree: An Advent Devotion


Segment 4 & 5 – Latest News from the Vatican w/Joan Lewis

Joan Lewis is the author of the blog “Joan’s Rome.” She joins us each week to share the latest news out of the Vatican concerning the Holy Father and the Catholic Church.

Joan Lewis
Host, Joan’s Rome and The Vatican Insider

Joan’s Blog: Joan’s Rome

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