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Stories from life and the faith . . . as told after a few beers.

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Stories from life and the faith . . . as told after a few beers.

    13. Kateri Tekakwitha with Paul Fotter

    13. Kateri Tekakwitha with Paul Fotter

    Colonialism! Catherine of Siena 2.0! Confusion on whether to refer to first peoples as "native," "Indian," or "aboriginal!"Kateri Tekakwitha (1656 – 1680) is the first Native American to be canonized. A young woman of Mohawk descent, her commitment to chastity, fasting, and penances earned her a reputation for holiness among the Jesuit missionaries and fellow converts with whom she lived. But the shadow of colonialism looms large...Guest: Paul Fotter (Instagram, blog)

    • 26 sec
    12. Jesús Malverde

    12. Jesús Malverde

    ¡Modern Mexican Robin Hoods! ¡Narcos! ¡El Chapo!Jesús Malverde (1870 - 1909) was a bandit who arose from Mexico's rural poor. Though his existence is primarily that of legend, this Generous Bandit inspires many today--particularly the narcos, who have adopted him as a patron saint. Enjoy our Cinco de Mayo special!

    • 54 min
    11. Catherine of Siena (feat. Bry from Pontifacts)

    11. Catherine of Siena (feat. Bry from Pontifacts)

    More Italian civil wars! Self-imposed starvation! THE RETURN OF THE FORESKIN OF CHRIST!Catherine of Siena (1347 - 1380) was a laywoman of Dominican tertiary Order, mystic, activist, diplomat, author, and theologian. One of only four women to be designated as "Doctors of the Church," she was as interesting as the time in which she lived.Featuring our Italian Renaissance Correspondent, Bry from Pontifacts Podcast.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    10. Hildegard of Bingen (feat. Dr. Kara Pickens)

    10. Hildegard of Bingen (feat. Dr. Kara Pickens)

    Women telling emperors where they can shove it! Women telling popes where they can shove it! Women possibly telling each other where they can shove it...?!Hildegard von Bingen (1098 - 1179) was an abbess, writer, composer, poet, playwright, physician, philosopher, mystic, visionary, and general polymath. One of only four women to be designated as "Doctors of the Church," she was basically one of the most impressive BAMFs to ever grace the pages of history. Featuring: Dr. Kara Pickens

    • 1 hr 13 min
    9. Dante Alighieri with Pontifacts Podcast

    9. Dante Alighieri with Pontifacts Podcast

    Real Dead Poets Society! Unrequited Love! Popes in Hell!Dante Alighieri (1265 - 1321) was a nobleman, politician, and poet in Medieval Florence, Italy. Inspired by his childhood love, Beatrice, he went on to write the greatest work of Italian poetry in the Divine Comedy—all while serving a lifelong exile from his beloved city.Guest Hosts: Fry and Bry of Pontifacts PodcastTwitterFacebook

    • 1 hr 12 min
    8. Patrick of Ireland with Michael Baysinger (feat. Ian Irving)

    8. Patrick of Ireland with Michael Baysinger (feat. Ian Irving)

    Kidnappings! Horseplay! No snakes!Saint Patrick of Ireland was born into a devout noble family in western Britain, but his life changed forever when pirates raided his villa and took him prisoner. He labored as a slave in the sheep fields of Ireland for 6 years until his escape, only to return of his own accord years later, this time as a bishop.Guest: Michael Baysinger of Inglorious Pasterds PodcastFeaturing: Living Saint Ian Irving of Ireland

    • 1 hr 35 min

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