Alexis is the new host of the Mary’s Touch Radio Program. She will lead the new evangelization of the award-winning, inspirational radio program designed to bring a greater understanding of Mary, to remind everyone of the Blessed Mothers loving presence in the lives of humanity, and to help people everywhere recognize the healing grace she still brings to this world.
“For ten years, Mary’s Touch Radio Show has featured countless stories of Catholic Marian devotion, and that foundation has paved the way for a new generation to be introduced to the teaching, devotion and reality of Mary’s presence in today’s world,” said Susana Garza, executive director of Mary’s Touch. “We are so grateful to our founder Cheri Lomonte for the apostolate she has built over the past decade and we are excited about the start of our second decade with Alexis leading our radio evangelization.”-Susana Garza, Executive Director
This weekend we are re-airing a wonderful story on Mary’s Touch Radio Program. Rebecca Frech is a devout Catholic wife, mom of nine children…two saints…seven in training. She is an avid political junkie, able debater, aspiring home-maker, amazing friend, homeschooling guru, a writing addict, public-speaker, a CrossFit coach, managing editor for The Catholic Conspiracy, regular contributor for the National Catholic Register, and an advocate for staying true to the person God created you to be. She shares her Catholic journey growing up, feeling left out, angry with God, and the miracles of novenas – Our Lady Undoer of Knots. Rebecca is the author of “Teaching In Your Tiara – A Homeschooling Book for the Rest of Us”. Teaching in Your Tiara is a soup-to-nuts homeschooling book that walks you through the first years – deciding that home education is right for your family, choosing the right curriculum, understanding learning styles, not raising socially awkward kids, maintaining your own identity, and more. She has another book soon to be released “Can We Be Friends”; tackles the issue head on, taking a fun and honest look at friendship: why we need friends, where we find friends, and even when to let friends go.
This weekend we have a special guest on this week’s Mary’s Touch Radio Program. * Bonnie Engstrom is a cradle Catholic and stay-at-home mom. She married her dashing husband in 2006 and they now have seven children: one in Heaven and six more wandering around their house, probably eating pretzels found under the couch. Bonnie lives in central Illinois, loves the Blessed Trinity and gets excited about baking, music, film adaptations of Jane Austen books, and the Chicago Bears. She blogs at A Knotted Life. * Bonnie shares her devotion to the church and Our Blessed Mother Mary. * She is a devotion writer for Blessed Is She; co-host of the now retired Visitation Project radio show; and host of the Sheenazing Blogger Awards.
his weekend we will replay Dr. Mary Amore story on this week’s Mary’s Touch Radio Program. * Dr. Mary Amore holds a Doctor of Ministry Degree and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies from Catholic Theological Union. * She is the author of Primary Symbols of Worship and the Call to Participation and the newly released DVD entitled Eucharist: A Journey to Transformation, Healing and Discipleship. A Cardinal Bernardin Scholar and distinguished member of the North American Academy of Liturgy, Mary is a highly sought after presenter of parish missions in the area of the Eucharist and Pope Francis Year of Mercy, plus workshops, seminars and retreats. * A monthly columnist at Ministry and Liturgy Magazine, Dr. Amore also serves as the full time Executive Director of Mayslake Ministries in Downers Grove, Il. Mary is a wife, mother and grandmother! * She sahres with us about her passion and devotion to our Blessed Mary.
This week we will rerun a special military story on the Mary’s Touch Radio Program that listeners have requested: Colleen Saffron shares her story about her walk of faith, how she stays positive, how she chooses joy over depression, and how her husband Terry was given a second chance and what it means to them. Colleen has been married to Terry for over 27 years and a military wife/caregiver for 15 years. Terry was wounded in 2004 in Iraq within 6 weeks of deployment, he was injured and developed PTSD.
Kaiser Johnson background is in acting, and he “rediscovered his faith while earning a BFA in acting from the University of Minnesota – Duluth.” He and his wife Keeley have one child. Kaiser is a committed Catholic and runs the Hollywood Chesterton Society and speaks on G.K. Chesterton and other topics within the faith. He has been in TV acting and was on a premier episode of “Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge” on NBC, as well as the “Catholic Central” YouTube series through Family Theater Productions. Kaiser has experience in world championship racing, which makes him a true expert in the field of exercise and fitness. His expertise is apparent throughout his book “Grit & Glory: Cross Training Your Body and Soul”. He talks about building strength, speed, endurance, and flexibility and learn what it means to be physically and spiritually fit.