Kresta in the Afternoon – March 25, 2020 – Hour 2

+  The Love That Keeps Us Sane

  • Description: St Therese is beloved for her “Little Way,” seeing all things as God sees – in the light of Eternity. This allows us to live more authentically and attentively, dealing with life’s absurdities without losing hope. We talk with Fr. Marc Foley
  • Segment Guests:
    • Fr. Marc Foley
      Fr. Marc Foley is a Discalced Carmelite priest. He is the author of The Love that Keeps Us Sane and has given lectures on St Therese of Liseux and Br Lawrence of the Resurrection. Visit
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    • The Love That Keeps Us Sane: Living the Little Way of St. Therese of Lisieux

      At the heart of Therese's method is learning how to keep one's perspective by seeing all things in light of eternity, seeing all things the way God sees. This enables one to live more authentically and more attentively. The method helps readers to become involved in life without being absorbed by it, to love without becoming enmeshed, and to deal with life's absurdities without losing faith or peace of mind. Five simple everyday choices help foster this perspective and transform ordinary life into moments of true grace.Those already devoted to the Little Flower will love this fresh new look at her spirituality. In addition, the book makes for enlightening and perhaps surprising reading for pastors, clergy and religious, directors of religious ed, retreat directors, chaplains, and family counselors. The principle of viewing life in light of eternity can also provide comfort and relief for parents dealing with children, for those experiencing change or loss, and for people in therapy. (learn more)

+  Empowering our Kids for the Decisions that Matter Most (2 segments)

  • Description: Spring is almost here and students around the country are finalizing their college and career plans. What if we taught them to measure success not by the school they attend or the size of their bank account, but by how they follow Christ? On the upcoming Feast of the Annunciation, we'll remember Mary's decision to offer a complete yes to God...what if we taught our kids to do the same? We'll talk with Leonard Delorezno.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Leonard DeLorenzo
      Leonard J. DeLorenzo teaches theology at the University of Notre Dame, where he directs Undergraduate Studies for the McGrath Institute for Church Life. He's the author of "What Matters Most: Empowering Young Catholics for Life's Big Decisions," "Witness: Learning to Tell the Stories of Grace that Illumine Our Lives," and "Work of Love."
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    • What Matters Most: Empowering Young Catholics for Life’s Big Decisions

      What if we taught young people that they can measure success by how they follow Christ rather than by how much money they make or where they go to college? In What Matters Most, University of Notre Dame theology professor Leonard J. DeLorenzo urges youth ministers, teachers, and parents to help young people redefine success in light of their call to discipleship—completely saying yes to God. In Luke's account of the Annunciation, Mary offers a true model of discipleship for young people to follow. Her example will empower them to make choices about how to live their lives as a courageous yes to God in everything they choose—just as she did. DeLorenzo, who served as the long-time director of Notre Dame Vision—a program designed to help young Catholics find their true calling as disciples of Jesus—shows how Mary exhibited four habits that will guide young people to make important life decisions:

      • Listen carefully and practice patience.
      • Remember who we are and what we value most.
      • Respond with compassion to choices we face.
      • Embrace sacrifice for the sake of love.
      DeLorenzo includes personal stories from his experience as a father and working with youth and young adults with spiritual wisdom to equip teachers, mentors, pastoral ministers, and parents to reexamine the way they encourage and help form young Catholics approaching significant life choices such as college and jobs. He presents ways to remedy spiritual deficits in these young people created by cultural realities such as the fast pace of tech-driven lives and the looming pressure to succeed with worldly accomplishments. (learn more)

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