Natalia Juzyn honors the life of her uncle, Mons. Miguel Mykycej - 2nd bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Argentina - and speaks about her time at the March of Life in Rome. Recorded May 22, 2017.
Sister Catherine Joseph Droste, O.P. is a Dominican Sister of the Congregation of St. Cecilia, Nashville, Tennessee. She is a professor of theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome and also serves as vice-dean of the theology faculty.
Sister’s theological degrees (STB, STL & STD in dogmatic theology) are from the Angelicum. Her other degrees include a Bachelor of Arts in history from Christendom College, a Masters in history from Middle Tennessee State University, and a Masters in Educational Administration from Marymount University.
Sister Catherine speaks in this episode on growth in Virtue - Affective Maturity in the Spiritual Life.
Fr. Luke Buckles, OP - On the Feast Day of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a conversation about Mary's role in Dominican spirituality.
Joe Heschmeyer, a seminarian for Kansas City, at the NAC and studying at the Angelicum. Until May 2012, Joe Heschmeyer was an attorney in Washington, D.C., specializing in litigation. These days, he is a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas, and can use all the prayers he can get. Follow Joe through his blog, Shameless Popery or contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fr. Tom Simon, MSA - A Life and Calling. Recorded on April 24, 2017. No show was recorded or aired on April 17, 2017.
Dr. Lorraine Hartnett - A Life. Recorded and Aired live on April 10, 2017.
Church Militant - How military life shaped the lives and vocations of three seminarians.
Recorded and Aired Live on April 3, 2017
Immigration Formation: Follow Jesus' and Cesar's journeys from Mexico to Rome. Recorded and Aired Live on March 27, 2017.
With special guest Fr. Glenn Breed. Recorded and Aired on March 20, 2017.
Recorded and Aired Live on March 13, 2017.
Recorded and Aired Live on March 6, 2017.
Recorded on February 13, 2017. Aired on February 20, 2017.
Recorded on January 30, 2017. Aired on February 6, 2017.
Recorded on January 23, 2017. Aired on January 30, 2017.
Recorded on January 16, 2017. Aired on January 23, 2017.
Recorded on January 9, 2017. Aired on January 16, 2017.
Recorded on January 2, 2017. Aired on January 9, 2017.
Recorded on December 26, 2016. Aired on January 2, 2017.
Recorded on December 19, 2016. Aired on December 26, 2016.
Recorded on December 12, 2016. Aired on December 19, 2016.
Recorded on December 5, 2016. Aired on December 12, 2016.
Recorded on November 26, 2016. Aired on December 5, 2016.
Special Guests whom Natalia has had on her program.
April 3rd - Church Militant - How military life shaped the lives and vocations of three seminarians
Bradley Jantz, originally from Vincent, Alabama, graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 2005. He went on to serve on active duty for 6 years as an engineering officer in the US Air Force. In 2011, he began full-time studies in preparation for the priesthood and was ordained a deacon in April 2016. He is currently looking forward to priestly ordination in June 2017, as well as service in his native Diocese of Birmingham.
Tim Mergen was commissioned as an officer from the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in 2010 graduating with a degree in Political Science. Following graduation he completed the Euro-Nato Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT) program at Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls, TX. From there he was assigned in 2012 as a pilot to the 524th Special Operations Squadron at Cannon AFB in Clovis, NM. In 2014 he was accepted in the Air Force Religious Professional Deferment Program (RPDP) whereby he was able to temporarily separate from active duty military service to attend seminary for both the Diocese of Madison, WI and the Archdiocese for the Military Services. God willing following ordination, he plans to return to the Air Force to serve as an active duty priest and chaplain in the U.S. Air Force.
Benjamin Pitre is a diocesan seminarian from Opelousas, Louisiana and is sponsored by the Diocese of Lafayette, LA. In 2006 he was commissioned to the rank of Ensign in the US Navy by the Naval ROTC Unit at Southern University in Baton Rouge. That same year, he earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University. He served on active duty for five years as a submarine officer and spent most of that time attached to the USS Olympia (SSN 717), whose homeport is Pearl Harbor, HI. In the summer of 2012 after returning home from military service, Ben approached the Diocese of Lafayette and was accepted as a seminarian. In August 2012 he was sent to begin formation at St. Joseph’s Seminary College in Covington, LA and, after two years, was sent to the Pontifical North American College (NAC) in Rome. Ben is in his fifth year overall of seminary formation and his third at the NAC. He will be ordained to the Order of Deacons on September 28, 2017 at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
March 27th Recording - Immigration Formation: Follow Jesus' and Cesar's journeys from Mexico to Rome (Photo below of Jesus, Natalia and Cesar)
On February 27, 2017 (recorded February 20, 2017),, we welcome Lorraine Hartnett, MD to discuss wounds and healing, both physical and spiritual.
Dr. Hartnett graduated from New York University School of Medicine, and has been practicing medicine for over 30 years as a pediatrician, emergency room physician, and most recently as Medical Director at St. Vincent’s Center for Wound Healing in Stratford, CT. She is also a member of the American Board of Wound Management and the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Join us as we examine the relationship between exterior and interior wounds, and the shame that hinders healing. Listen as Dr. Hartnett shares her experiences of attending to her patients’ dignity, and how God’s grace has worked wonders in her practice.
Br. Joseph Maria Buckley, OSPPE and Br. Casimir Zielinski, OSPPE will my guests on Monday, Feb. 13th. Br. Joseph and Br. Casimir belong to the Order of St. Paul the First Hermit (Ordo Sancti Pauli Primi Eremitae) and both belong to the Australian Province.See http://czestochowa.us
Br. Joseph Maria Buckley
I am known as Br. Joseph Maria Buckley, although I was baptised as Michael. Originally I am from Brisbane, Australia, one of five children. If you go back enough generations you would find that I am mostly English or Irish in heritage, though that is quite a few generations now. For the past six years, I have been a member of the Order of St. Paul the First Hermit and am currently a seminarian in my final year of Theology at the Angelicum in Rome.
Br. Casimir Zielinski
My name is Casimir, well at least in Religious life. I am a seminarian of the Order of St Paul the First Hermit. I have been in the order for three years now. Before this I was a seminarian for the diocese of Lismore, Australia. I studied at Vianney College, the Seminary of the Diocese of Wagga Wagga Australia. I have a Bachelor of Arts Majoring in History and minoring in Australian Politics from Charles Sturt University, as well as half an honours degree with a supposed dissertation entitled "Polding's Benedictine Dream and the Colony of New South Wales: a study of colony and church building in the antipodes." I am currently in my final year of my Bachelor in Sacred Theology in the Italian section at the Angelicum. I am interested in History, Liturgy, Law and Monasticism. I was born in Australia of Polish parents.
Welcome to Natalia's first guest, Fr. Luke Buckles, OP.
A short personal autobiography of Fr. Luke:
I was born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1949 and three months later baptized in St. John’s Lutheran Church. When I was 7 years old my family moved to San Diego, California where I grew up. I entered the University of California campus in San Diego where I was enrolled in the pre-med program. That year I was received into the Catholic Church and after two years in the pre-med program I experienced the call to the priesthood. I entered the novitiate of the Western Dominican Province making first profession in 1973 and on March 17, 1978 I was ordained a priest.
After three years of priestly ministry I entered the licentiate-doctoral program of studies at the Angelicum in Rome. Having completed my studies in 1985 I returned to California where I taught in the area of dogma and Catholic spirituality at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. I was unexpectedly invited to become a part of the faculty at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in 2003. For four years I taught in the spring semester and in the fall of 2006 I began teaching for the full academic year in Rome.
In 2008 I was appointed to be rector of the Convitto Internatzionale San Tommaso d’Aquino. It is a residence for priests who are studying in Rome and who have no national college here in the city where they could live in community. We are a community of 40 priests from 16 different countries who are full-time students at one of the Pontifical Universities in Rome.
My teaching responsibilities is primarily in the licentiate program of spirituality however over the years I have had the opportunity to teach in the first cycle of theology courses in Sacramental Theology: the Holy Eucharist, Mariology, Pneumatology and the Holy Trinity as I am presently teaching.
In the summer months when I return to the United States I am able to offer retreats to Catholic Laity, serve in parishes and offer spiritual conferences to priests and religious. I have one brother who lives in San Diego and I complete my summer with a visit to his home helping in his parish. He himself teaches at a Catholic elementary school and in the evenings he teaches philosophy at the community college.
About Natalia Juzyn
Natalia Juzyn is currently living in Rome, studying theology at the Pontificia Universita S. Tommaso D’Aquino, also known as the Angelicum.