Show Notes for Friday, 3/13/2020

Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome art historian Liz Lev to discuss an image of Our Lady that was a source of hope and healing during a time when Rome was dealing with a plague. Other guests include Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo to preview the Sunday Mass readings, and Amy Welborn on the history of fasting in the Church, as well as the latest on how the Catholic Church in the United States is responding to the COVID-19 virus. All that, plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…

Amy Welborn writes at the Catholic Herald (UK).

Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo is online at instituteofcatholicculture.org.

Liz Lev, author of How Catholic Art Saved the Faith

Dina Dwyer-Owens is online at dinadwyerowens.com.

Ken Craycraft is online at athenaeum.edu.

Bobby Schindler is online at lifeandhope.com.

Lisa Hendey, author of The Chime Travelers: The Secret of the Shamrock.

More information on the movie "I Am Patrick," starring John Rhys-Davies, is available at fathomevents.com.

Joseph Pearce, author of Literature: What Every Catholic Should Know

Maria Dunlap is online at viviansvictory.org.

Catherine Fishlock is online at stgertrude.org.

St. Joseph Novena, Day 4

Saint Joseph, you are the faithful protector and intercessor of all who love and venerate you. You know that I have confidence in you and that, after Jesus and Mary, I come to you as an example for holiness, for you are especially close with God. Therefore, I humbly commend myself, with all who are dear to me and all that belong to me, to your intercession. I beg of you, by your love for Jesus and Mary, not to abandon me during life and to assist me at the hour of my death.

Glorious Saint Joseph, spouse of the Immaculate Virgin, pray for me to have a pure, humble, charitable mind, and perfect resignation to the divine Will. Be my guide, my father, and my model through life that I may die as you did in the arms of Jesus and Mary.

Loving Saint Joseph, faithful follower of Jesus Christ, I raise my heart to you to implore your powerful intercession in obtaining from the Divine Heart of Jesus all the graces necessary for my spiritual and temporal welfare, particularly the grace of a happy death, and the special grace I now implore:

(Mention your request)

Guardian of the Word Incarnate, I feel confident that your prayers on my behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God.

St. Joseph Most Strong, Pray for us!

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.