Kresta in the Afternoon – June 29, 2018 – Hour 1

+  An Undivided Heart: The Life of St Aloysius Gonzaga (2 segments)

  • Description: Saint Aloysius Gonzaga was a prince of the Holy Roman Empire who renounced his titles and wealth to serve God and the Church as a member of the Society of Jesus. While he lived a short life and is honored as the patron saint of youth, Saint Aloysius invites all Christians to reflect on how they are living their unique vocations to be witnesses to Christ. We look at his life with Br Silas Henderson.
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    • Brother Silas Henderson
      Silas S. Henderson is a catechist, retreat leader, and the author of Saint Aloysisus Gonzaga: With an Undivided Heart. He has written four other books (including Lights for a Waiting World: Celebrating Advent with the Saints and From Season to Season: A Book of Saintly Wisdom), as well as dozens of articles and reflections on prayer, spirituality, Mary, and the Saints.
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    • Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, S.J.: With an Undivided Heart

      Saint Aloysius Gonzaga (1568-1591) was a prince of the Holy Roman Empire who renounced his titles and wealth to serve God and the Church as a member of the Society of Jesus. While he lived a short life and is honored as the patron saint of youth, Saint Aloysius invites all Christians to reflect on how they are living their unique vocations to be witnesses to Christ. Using the saint s own letters and spiritual reflections, and other historical documents, this book offers unparalleled insights into his life and personality. Woven together with his biography are also portraits of other Jesuits and Reformation saints. The author explains the history of the Society of Jesus and shows how Aloysius Gonzaga played an important part in developing the Jesuit's educational apostolate. For those interested in Jesuit history, the Reformation, or simply this appealing saint, this book offers a unique perspective on an important period of Church history and what it means to pursue God's will without counting the cost. "Most people don't understand the life of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga. But Silas Henderson reveals the complicated, brief, beautiful life that is still, perhaps especially, relevant today." -- Jon M. Sweeney, Author, When St. Francis Saved the Church "This new biography of Aloysius Gonzaga gives us just what we need to grasp the nature of his sacrifices in leaving an aristocratic life for a fledgling religious community, and in risking his health by serving plague victims for the sake of Christ." --Joseph Koterski, S.J., Professor of Philosophy, Fordham University (learn more)

+  Return to Order

  • Description: We are experiencing social decay, and it manifests itself in many ways. It can be seen in the breakdown of the family and community. It can be experienced in the frenetic intemperance of hectic lifestyles, the frenzied activity of economic markets and the abuse of technology and social media. Above all, there is the abandonment of God and His law and the increasing public recognition of satanic acts, symbols and ideas. Can we fix it? We talk with John Horvat.
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    • John Horvat
      John Horvat is the author of Return to Order and the new book Lighting the Way: Stories that Show How Our Culture Went Wrong and How we can Restore Order. Visit Returntoorder.org.
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