TV Picks 08.09.15

SUNDAY, Aug. 9, 5am

Forgotten Heritage: Europe and the Eucharist

EWTN In this episode, “Fatima: The Eucharist and Reparation,” Irish Fathers Owen Gorman and John Hogan recommend leading a Eucharist-centered life and making Communions of reparation to fulfill Our Lady of Fatima’s requests for penance and prayer to Lucia Santos and Jacinta and Francisco Marto in 1917.
 

MONDAY-TUESDAY, Aug. 10-11

St. Clare

EWTN “Can a heart which possesses the infinite God be truly called poor?” So said St. Clare (1194-1253), follower of St. Francis of Assisi and foundress of the Poor Clares. At 3am and 6:30pm Monday, Poor Clare Nuns: A Life for God pictures the nuns in their cloistered monasteries. At 3am and 6:30pm Tuesday, Beacons of Light: The Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration in France visits the nuns in Troyes and interviews Sister Marie Antoinette, assigned there by Mother Angelica. Saint Francis and Saint Clare, at 6am Tuesday, bios St. Clare. In a Super Saints re-broadcast, at 5pm Tuesday, Bob and the late Penny Lord praise St. Clare.
 

SATURDAY, Aug. 15

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

EWTN Live at 8am, the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word celebrate Mass of the Assumption in Our Lady of the Angels Chapel in Irondale, Ala. Also live at noon, Mass is said at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. At 6pm, in Feasts and Seasons, Joanna Bogle details traditional English meals and customs for the Assumption and other August feast days.
 

SATURDAY, Aug. 15, 1:30pm

EWTN New Season Preview: Fall

EWTN Host Doug Keck has the scoop on EWTN’s upcoming new series and specials. Re-airs 11pm Tuesday, 2pm Wednesday, 5pm Thursday and 5am Saturday.
 

SATURDAY, Aug. 15, 4pm

Victory Gardens: Edible Feast: New England

PBS Visits to farms in Maine and Massachusetts yield secrets of beef raising, operating creameries, making hard apple cider and cooking apple dishes.
 

MONDAY-FRIDAY, Aug. 17-21, 3am, 6:30pm

Catholic Way Bible Study: The Gospels

EWTN In five half-hour daily episodes, Lavinia Theodoli Spirito offers an overview of the Gospels and then focuses on each of them.
 

THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 3am

Big Jim McLain

TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES In this reality-based 1952 suspense film, starring John Wayne, James Arness and Nancy Olson, federal agents battle a communist spy-and-sabotage ring and unmask collaborators. A-1, TV-PG.
 

FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 3:30am

The Story of Knock

EWTN On the rainy evening of Aug. 21, 1879, Our Lady, St. Joseph, St. John the Evangelist and Jesus, the Lamb of God, appeared in tiny Knock, County Mayo, Ireland, silently comforting the people in an area suffering from forced evictions, hunger and disease.

Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.

Cistercian Father Thomas Esposito says of discerning one’s college choice, ‘There has to be something that tugs at you and makes you want to investigate it further. And then the personal encounter comes in the form of a visit or a chat with a student or alumnus who communicates with the same enthusiasm or energy about the place. And then that love of a place can be a seed which germinates in your own heart through prayer.’

Choose a College With a Discerning Mind and Heart

Cistercian Father Thomas Esposito, assistant professor of theology at the University of Dallas (UD) and subprior (and former vocations director) of the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Dallas, drew from his experience as both a student and now monastic religious to help those discerning understand the parallels between religious and college discernment.

Cistercian Father Thomas Esposito says of discerning one’s college choice, ‘There has to be something that tugs at you and makes you want to investigate it further. And then the personal encounter comes in the form of a visit or a chat with a student or alumnus who communicates with the same enthusiasm or energy about the place. And then that love of a place can be a seed which germinates in your own heart through prayer.’

Choose a College With a Discerning Mind and Heart

Cistercian Father Thomas Esposito, assistant professor of theology at the University of Dallas (UD) and subprior (and former vocations director) of the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Dallas, drew from his experience as both a student and now monastic religious to help those discerning understand the parallels between religious and college discernment.

Representing the Holy Spirit that descended “like a dove” and hovered over Jesus when he was baptized.

Bishop Burbidge: The Pandemic is Our ‘Pentecost Moment’

This “21st century Pentecost moment” brought on by the pandemic, Bishop Michael Burbidge said, has underscored the need for good communication in the Church across all forms of media, in order to invite people into the fullness of the Gospel.