How can we show mercy to others?

Unexpected_Discovery2I recently briefly discussed the Works of Mercy on my continuing series “Mother Teresa and Mercy” on the Son Rise Morning Show. Sometimes, I think that parents and grandparents believe they must carry out huge endeavors to accomplish a Work of Mercy. But I think not.

I do wholeheartedly admit that many times while the Work of Mercy we want to do might not be so “ginormous,” we often must put a lot (or maybe a HUGE amount) of effort into our Work of Mercy. That is because in a family we are dealing with delicate or very personal matters of the heart that can sometimes involve pain or heart ache. On a lesser level, the situations can involve the butting of heads, of egos, and even stubborn grudges.

Showing mercy, offering forgiveness, and bearing wrongs patiently can be really tough to do in the family, but they are essential to our true happiness and our growth in holiness.

Take a listen here when you have about 10 minutes. Slide the marker to the “17:50” mark to hear just my segment (at the end of the show) or listen to the whole thing. I hope that you will enjoy my discussion with the lovely Anna Mitchell!


“Mother Teresa and Mercy”: Offering forgiveness and showing mercy even when it’s difficult


I recently spoke with Anna Mitchell on Son Rise Morning Show. We continued our series on “Mother Teresa and Mercy” during this Year of Mercy. We talked about offering forgiveness and mercy at home and why it is important to do so. Take a listen to the interview here.

Chatting about Lent on the Son Rise Morning Show


[I have no idea why the wording is backwards on the image above!]


I recently chatted with Matt Swain on the Son Rise Morning Show about Lent with our families. My latest in my Lenten series is Bringing Lent Home with Pope Francis. You can listen to the archive here at your leisure.

Let’s make this Lent count!


Chatting on the Son Rise Morning Show about The Kiss of Jesus

It was so nice to chat with Matt Swain on EWTN’s Son Rise Morning Show about my memoir The Kiss of Jesus.



Here is the audio of my recent radio interview with Matt Swaim on EWTN’s Son Rise Morning Show. I hope you will enjoy it.




Autographed copies of The Kiss of Jesus are available here at my website.




Talking about Mother Mary, Mother Teresa, and Moms


I recently spoke with radio host Matt Swaim on the Son Rise Morning Show. Since we are in the month of May which is dedicated to Mary, and with Mother’s Day fast approaching, we talked about Mother Teresa, Mother Mary, and Motherhood. You can listen to the short ten minute segment here.

Enjoy and God bless!


“I Thirst”

Do we thirst for Jesus’ love? Are we aware that He actually thirsts for us? Here is a recording of my visit with Matt Swaim this morning on the Son Rise Morning Show. If you have about ten minutes, you can listen in at any time that is convenient for you.

Happy Holy Thursday! Pray for the graces!

Listen here.

Teaching kids how to give alms


How can we teach our kids to want to give when they might be more interested in receiving?

I recently chatted about teaching our kids how to give alms with Matt Swaim on the Son Rise Morning Show. You can listen in to our latest segment about Mother Teresa and Mothers right here.