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Epiphany – January 30, 2024

Sandie Weathers and Sr. Mary Ignatius talk about 40 Days for Life. Catherine Zardus talks about Magic Carpet Theatre and their shows.



Segment 1

Sandie Weathers and Sr. Mary Ignatius talk about 40 Days for Life.




Sandie Weather Campaign Director 40 Days for Life Ann Arbor

Sr. Mary Ignatius is a member of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, a community of Catholic religious Sisters founded in 1997 and based in Ann Arbor, MI. The Dominican Sisters are devoted to the contemplation of Christ and his truth and to sharing that truth with the world through education. Sr. Mary Ignatius entered the Dominicans in 2008, received her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Eastern Michigan University in 2014, and has taught in elementary, middle, and high school. She is presently working towards a master’s degree in theology and catechetics from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. She currently serves her community in Content Development for Openlight Media, an online platform that provides educational materials for schools and families.

Segment 2

Catherine Zardus  talks about the Magic Carpet Theatre and their shows.



Catherine Zardus (Founder and Artistic Director of Magic Carpet Theatre) has produced, directed, performed and promoted MCT for thirty years and whose audience spans over 200,000.  In 2008, she founded MCT Drama Ministry conceiving, writing and producing three original shows that promote the Gospel: The Parable Project, The Parable Project: Take Two, and At His Feet, Women in Scripture, and an original CD of At His Feet (Nominated for two Detroit Music Awards.)  She obtained her BS in Theatre, from Eastern Michigan University and earned her MFA in Acting from Wayne State’s Hilberry Repertory Theatre, where she performed in scores of plays and was nominated twice for Best Supporting Actress in Detroit.  She has performed in numerous regional theatres across the country and some roles include: Emily in Our Town – Boarshead Theatre, Fanny Squeers in NicholasNickleby – Hilberry, Ado Annie in Oklahoma – Circa ’21 Playhouse- II., Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar – Green Mountain Guild- VT and Nina in A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine – Memphis.  She directed the 2012 production of The Living Stations (now Cross and Light) at The Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament and the drama portion of the 2015 production of We Humble Ourselves. She has performed her original works at the Catholic Women’s Conferences in Detroit and Lansing.  She is an active member of Divine Child Church in Dearborn, has been trained in intercessory prayer by a Franciscan missionary and leads intercession teams, and has been blessed with a vocation as a wife and mother.

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