“Saints Who Lead Us” hosted by Katherine Laguna of the Communications Secretariat of the Diocese of Orlando. Through lively discussion – with plenty of laughter and pop-culture references – each week Katherine reflects upon a saint and will touch themed topics to better help young adults grow with courage, love and trust for God. Listen Fridays at 5 p.m.
- Saints Who Lead Us: A Saint & His Stigmata—St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina E19
Katherine and Seminarian Ricardo Salgado share significant parts of St. Padre Pio’s life including the controversy over his stigmata and how he became a spiritual director to hundreds of people.
- Saints Who Lead Us: Soldier Saint—St. John Capistrano
Katherine and co-host Fr. Chris Dorsey tell us about the saint who led an army into war during a time when faith and clergy were hard to find.
- Saints Who Lead Us: Surrender to the Beast—St. Ignatius of Antioch E17
St. Ignatius of Antioch is known for willingly giving himself to the lions in the Circus Maximus of Rome instead of denying his faith in Christ. But he also wrote seven letters on his long journey to death. These letters are filled with solid truths of how to spread peace, remain united in the faith and love above all things.
- Saints Who Lead Us: Brother Adam Neri E16
“Brotherhood of Hope”
Whose life inspires you to step out into your community and spread hope? Katherine introduces a new religious order to the Diocese of Orlando—the Brotherhood of Hope. Brother Adam Neri shares his vocation story, his commitment to the Brotherhood of Hope, the joys and challenges of doing campus ministry at public universities, and the saints who inspire their work.
- Saints Who Lead Us: St. Maximilian Kolbe E15
“The Prisoner and the Saint”
St. Maximilian Kolbe was a Polish Conventual Franciscan friar and a martyr in the German death Camp of Auschwitz during World War II. From a young age, he committed himself to the Catholic faith when he had a vision of the Virgin Mary. Although the war brought challenges, severe violence and harassment, St. Maximilian never abandoned his priesthood. He served those hospitalized and imprisoned because of the war. He also remained faithful to the two promises he made to Mary to the very end.
- Saints Who Lead Us: St. Philip Neri E14
“The Light of Christ within Me”
After experiencing a dramatic conversion, St. Philip Neri spread the spirit of joy and holiness to those in his community and anyone who traveled to witness the “Apostle of Rome.” He shared his love for his faith with the poor, cardinals, kings and popes until the very end. Do you carry the light of Christ with you at all times?
“Well, brothers, when shall we begin to do good?” –St. Philip Neri
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“Are you Preparing the Way for Someone?”
St. John the Baptist led a life of reverence, devotion and purpose. He spent much of his life preaching the coming of the Kingdom and called those far and near to reform their lives. In all of these small missions throughout his life, his true purpose was to prepare the way for Jesus. Are you preparing the way for someone by sharing the Word of God? Katherine and guest host Glenda share how we, as Christians, can be positive influences of God’s love in the world.
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“What is My Vocation?”
St. John Vianney felt a desire and determination to see his vision of his priestly vocation a reality. Although his country was in complete chaos during the French Revolution, St. John challenged himself to overcome diversity and hurdles to become a parish priest and serve his community.
Ask yourself, “What is My Vocation?”
- Saints Who Lead Us E11
“Will you Surrender and Set the World on Fire?”
Although St. Catherine of Siena lived a short life, her sincere surrender to Christ was a clear sign of devotion. Have you surrendered your life to Christ so you can live more fully in Him? Join Katherine as she shares the life of the patron saint of Italy and ways we can work towards surrendering and setting the world on fire.
- Saints Who Lead Us E10
“From Hate to Forgiveness”
Did you know St. Patrick was held captive as a slave in Ireland for most of his youth? Although he experienced a troubling past in Ireland, his faith encouraged him to let go of his hate and practice forgiveness. Join Katherine as she shares the life of this beloved saint and ways to open up a dialogue of forgiveness with those who have caused us pain.