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Epiphany – June 1, 2023

Peter Herbeck talks about St. Mark. Patricia Montemurri talks about her new book Ss. Peter and Paul Jesuit: Detroit’s Oldest Church.


Segment 1

Peter Herbeck talks about St. Mark.

Peter Herbeck is the executive vice president and director of missions for Renewal Ministries. For more than thirty years, he has been actively involved in evangelization and Catholic renewal throughout the US, Canada, Africa, and Eastern Europe. Peter is a co-host for the weekly television programs The Choices We Face and Crossing the Goal. He also hosts the daily radio show Fire on the Earth. He and his wife Debbie have co-written Lessons from the School of Love: Cultivating a Christ-Centered Marriage and he is the author of the booklet Receiving Fire.


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Segment 2

Patricia Montemurri talks about her new book Ss. Peter and Paul Jesuit: Detroit’s Oldest Church.




Patricia is an author and award-winning journalist, who in a decades-long career with the Detroit Free Press specialized in coverage of the Catholic Church. She was in Vatican Square to see the white smoke from the Sistine Chapel signaling the selection of Pope Benedict XVI after the passing of Saint John Paul II, and she covered Pope Francis 2015 visit to the U.S. Now retired from the Free Press, she still contributes freelance pieces. Since 2017, she’s authored four books on Catholic institutions and legendary Catholic figures in Michigan.

Her books are photo-rich histories that illustrate the scope and legacy of Catholic pioneers in the state, each with more than 200 photos and published through Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series.

She is the author of “Blessed Solanus Casey,” which chronicles the life and legacy of the legendary Detroit Capuchin friar who is one miracle away from being declared a saint, Other books include “Detroit Gesu Catholic Church and School,” a history of one of Detroit’s largest and most vibrant city parishes which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and the book “Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters of Michigan,” which traces the impact of the blue-robed IHM nuns from Monroe who educated some 700,000 Catholics in schools throughout Michigan and the U.S..

Her most recent book is “Mercy High School of Michigan,” about the all-girls Catholic school in Farmington Hills which was founded in Detroit in 1945 and has more than 16,000 alumnae. She attended St. Thomas Aquinas elementary school in Detroit and graduated from the now-closed all-girls Rosary High School in Detroit. Her in-laws were architects and stained glass window makers who designed landmark churches in the Detroit-area.

Buy “Ss. Peter and Paul Jesuit: Detroit’s Oldest Church here: Ss. Peter and Paul Jesuit: Detroit’s Oldest Church

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