LIVE to Ireland tomorrow on Morning Glory with Father Benedict Benedict Andersen!

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Join us in the morning on the airwaves of EWTN! We’ll be broadcasting LIVE from the DC studios while the radio conference is in full swing down in Birmingham. Affiliates from all over the nation attend to the meet the star-studded talent that loves to live out the mission of Mother Angelica!

We’ll have Father Bjorn Lundberg back with us in-studio tomorrow. Serving as high school chaplain to St. John Paul the Great students in Dumfries, Virginia, Father can give us his take on the big election results that are still coming out – just announced a few seconds ago, Senator Kelly Ayotte  just conceded to her opponent, which is a big loss to the pro-life movement!

Guests include Mike Berry of First Liberty discussing some NFL players coming to the aid of Coach Kennedy who is still under attack for praying on the sidelines while coaching during his high school football game.

Steve Largent, a retired Seattle Seahawk and member of the NFL Hall of Fame, and Chad Hennings, a retired Dallas Cowboy and three-time Super Bowl champion. In the brief, the former NFL stars recall how football coaches were a positive influence on their lives.
–They contend that Bremerton ISD’s actions unnecessarily restrict free speech and impair coaches’ ability to serve as role models and mentors to their students.
–They ask the court to rule in Coach Kennedy’s favor so he can resume coaching his players.

Sam Meier of the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas joins to tell us about the My House Initiative that works to help men (and women) struggling with an addiction to pornography.

Pornography use within a marriage can have devastating effects, causing betrayal, deep hurt, and broken trust. In the pamphlet “Pornography’s Effects on Marriage and Hope for Married Couples,” counselor Sam Meier and his wife Beth share their hopeful story along with practical tips for healing marriages from pornography. This is a good resource for married couples, engaged couples, and those who minister to couples and families. The brochure is a part of the Create In Me A Clean Heart Series.

We also learn about Silverstream Priory with Father Benedict Andersen who has a fascinating story to share. The Benedictine Monks of Perpetual Adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar are a monastic family serving the Holy and Undivided Trinity under the sixth-century Rule of Saint Benedict. They are established at Silverstream Priory in Stamullen, Co. Meath, Ireland, in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Meath.

Under the patronage of Our Lady of the Cenacle, the monks of Silverstream Priory devote themselves to the worthy celebration of the Sacred Liturgy (which St Benedict called the Opus Dei, or “Work of God”), in its age-old classical forms and to perpetual adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar, the Eucharistic Face of Christ, in a spirit of reparation. Their life of praise and adoration is marked by a heartfelt solicitude for the sanctification of priests.

Without leaving the enclosure of the monastery, the monks undertake various works compatible with their vocation, notably hospitality to the clergy in need of a spiritual respite, and the operation of an excellent Catholic book shop located in the gatehouse of the priory.

Dr Michael Smith, Bishop of Meath, writes concerning the monks of Silverstream:

The Benedictines of Silverstream Priory came to Ireland to take root among us, recalling in some way the Irish monks of old who, for the love of Christ, set out as pilgrims to plant new cloisters on foreign shores.

The real stability of a monk is both inward and ecclesial, insofar as it is fixed in the Sacred Host, that is, in Jesus Christ truly present as Priest and Victim upon the altars of the Church, whence He offers Himself to the Father as a pure oblation from the rising of the sun to its setting. Ubi Hostia, ibi Ecclesia.

The particular form of Benedictine life that has come, finally, to bury itself, take root and, by the grace of the Holy Spirit, flourish in the Diocese of Meath, is profoundly Eucharistic and ecclesial.

The influences that have come to bear upon its development are as many as they are rich, beginning with the final years of the pontificate of [Saint] John Paul II, marked by the Encyclical Ecclesia de Eucharistia, and by the indiction of the Year of the Eucharist in the Apostolic Letter Mane nobiscum Domine, and including the post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Benedict XVI, Sacramentum Caritatis, in which the Holy Father expressed his “appreciation and support for all those Institutes of Consecrated Life whose members dedicate a significant amount of time to Eucharistic adoration.

We hope to hear from you! Feel free to leave a comment or question here!

See you bright and early!


Alyssa Murphy

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