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Tony Agnesi – Five Minutes2018-12-24T13:55:46-04:00

Hall of Fame broadcaster, award winning author and blogger, Tony Agnesi is a master storyteller. Following his book, A Storyteller’s Guide to a Grace-Filled Life, Tony shares a new collection of stories that celebrate turning life’s misery into ministry. Tony’s award-winning blog was named one of the top 100 Catholic blogs and was a finalist in the 15th annual International weblog awards. A frequent guest on Catholic radio Tony is a member of the Catholic Writers Guild and is a frequent contributor to Christian publications. Tony and Diane, his wife of 46 years, live in Wadsworth, Ohio. They have two adult sons, a beautiful daughter-in-law, and two grandsons, Nico and Luca. They are the love of their lives. Visit his website at https://tonyagnesi.com.

Add some joy to your life!  Be inspired. Catholic Storyteller Tony Agnesi shares inspirational stories in five minutes or less in these snackable podcasts. A great way to start your day on a positive note.

“Hi-yo, Silver! Away!”

In this podcast Tony reminisces about the super heroes of yesteryear and how they remained humble and grateful to do God’s work. We explore what has changed today.

Scripture:
“[But] take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them;otherwise, you will have no recompense from your heavenly Father. When you give alms, do not blow a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets to win the praise of others. Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right is doing, so that your almsgiving may be secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you. Matthew 6:1-4


Quotes:
Forget about applause, honors, or awards. Do great things simply because it’s the right thing to do! –Tony Agnesi


Reflection:
What can we learn from the code of conduct of the old 1950’s superheroes like The Lone Ranger?


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By |May 20th, 2020|Categories: Five Minutes with Tony Agnesi, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Blessed, I’m Blessed!

In this podcast, Tony remembers an old friend who when asked, “Ace, how are you?” Would always answer,” Blessed, I’m Blessed!” Let’s look at our blessings.

Scripture:
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,for they will be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3-10

Reflection:
If someone asked, “How are you?” Would you answer blessed? Do you feel blessed? What do you think of my friend Ace’s answer?

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By |May 13th, 2020|Categories: Five Minutes with Tony Agnesi, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Evening in Paris

In this podcast, Tony talks about Mother’s Day and the gift he bought his mother every years, Evening in Paris perfume. Do you have a memory of something thoughtful that someone gave you. Maybe it’s your Evening in Paris!

Reflection: Do you have a found memory of your mother on this mother’s day? When you remember your mom, what is the one thing that sticks out above all the rest?

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By |May 6th, 2020|Categories: Five Minutes with Tony Agnesi, Uncategorized|0 Comments

To Have a Father

In this Podcast, Tony relates a story of a young man going to prison for 25 years. How passing judgement on this young man proved to be an eye-opening experience for Tony. Let’s not be so quick to judge. We never know the circumstances that get someone to a particular point in their lives.

Reflection: As you listened to the story, did you pass judgement on this young man? Once you understood the circumstances, did it change the way you will approach judgement in the future?

Scripture: We have become orphans, fatherless; widowed are our mothers. Lam 5:3

Note: *Dr. Ray Guarendi is the father of 10, clinical psychologist, author, public speaker and nationally syndicated radio host. His radio show― “The Doctor Is In” can be heard on EWTN.

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By |April 29th, 2020|Categories: Five Minutes with Tony Agnesi, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Do We Gain From Prayer?

An unattributed quote about the benefits of prayer has been making its way across the internet via social media the past few weeks. Reading it, I was moved to reflect on the question, “What do we gain from prayer? In this podcast, Tony asks the question, “What do we really gain from praying?”

Quote: Once a man was asked, “what did you gain by regularly praying to God?” The man replied, “Nothing…but let me tell you what I lost: anger, ego, greed, depression, insecurity, and fear of death.” Sometimes the answer to our prayers is not gaining but losing; which ultimately is the gain. –Anonymous


Scripture: Amen, amen, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you. –John 16:23


But if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and he will be given it. –James 1:5


Again, [amen,] I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything for which they are to pray, it shall be granted to them by my heavenly Father. –Matthew 18:19


Reflections: Do you ever ask Jesus for help with your problems? What do you do when you realize you can’t handle a situation on your own? Do you have an example of how God met your needs through prayer?


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By |April 22nd, 2020|Categories: Five Minutes with Tony Agnesi, Uncategorized|0 Comments