Live From the Catholic Marketing Network Expo
4:00 – Under the Mantle: Marian Thoughts from a 21st Century Priest
Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC is here to share his personal insights on topics including Divine Mercy, the Eucharist, the papacy, the Church, confession, prayer, the cross, masculinity, and femininity. The Blessed Virgin Mary is the central thread weaving a tapestry throughout with quotes about Our Lady from saints, blessed, and popes. Certain to become a "tour de force" Marian book for the Year of Faith! He joins us.
4:20 – Battle Saint
The BattleSaint™ project was hatched by a military Mom at a recent family reunion. She hosted 7 of her immediate relatives who were enlisted in the military. Many of them had been deployed multiple times. The night was full of stories of war and close calls. She realized how great it would be to create a unique bracelet to honor their service and provide a sense of protection from the dangers of the battlefield. With this inspiration, she designed handmade, wooden bracelets with pictures of Saints relevant to the military. There is more to this story and Jim LeMay is here to discuss it.
4:40 – Blessed, Beautiful and Bodacious: Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood
In her memoir, Pat Gohn draws on decades of women's ministry experience, her popular Catholic women's podcast Among Women, and her own story as a wife and mother, proclaiming the Church's compelling vision of every woman: you have dignity, you are gifted, and you have a mission. She guides us through moments of her life that have shaped her identity and understanding of womanhood--abiding love and talent for music, breast cancer in her thirties, and coming to understand true feminism in light of Church teaching and Mary's example. Gohn is here to share how she became empowered to embrace her blessings, beauty, and bodaciousness, and how we can do the same.
5:00 – The Ear of the Heart: An Actress' Journey from Hollywood to Holy Vows
Dolores Hart stunned Hollywood in 1963, when after ten highly successful feature films, she chose to enter a contemplative monastery. Now, fifty years later, Mother Dolores gives this fascinating account of her life. Dolores was a bright and beautiful college student when she made her film debut with Elvis Presley in Paramount's 1957 Loving You. She also gave a Tony-nominated performance on Broadway. Born Dolores Hicks to a complicated and colorful Chicago family, Mother Hart has traveled a charmed yet challenging road in her journey toward God, serenity and, yes, love. She entered the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Conn., at the peak of her career, not in order to leave the glamorous world of acting she had dreamed of since childhood, but in order to answer a mysterious summons she heard with the "ear of the heart". While contracted for another film and engaged to be married, she gave up everything to become a bride of Christ. Mother Dolores Hart joins us.
5:20 – The Miraculous Medal: Stories, Prayers, and Devotions
Over twenty years ago, Mother Teresa gave Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle a blessed Miraculous Medal, and she has never taken it off. To date, Donna-Marie has given away thousands of Miraculous Medals. But what is the Miraculous Medal--and why is it considered miraculous? Why is it important for us today? Donna-Marie is here to answer these questions and tells us about the origin and history of the Miraculous Medal, how the medal got its name and more.
5:40 – Rapunzel Let Down: A Fairy Tale Retold
A teen summer romance in New England has disastrous consequences when the daring son of a conservative senator forms a secret relationship with the isolated daughter of a reclusive scientist. It’s a modern retelling of the classic tale “Rapunzel” by Regina Doman. She joins us.