Take 2

with Jerry & Debbie

Who’s Your Hero?

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Everyone looks up to others. That’s a part of life. It’s important that we have role models, people who we call “heroes.” On Friday, Jerry and Debbie will ask you to share your hero with the world. Is it a great saint? Your spouse? A parent? A teacher you had way back when? Give it some thought and prayer, and be sure to call with your take by finishing the sentence, “My hero is…” Looking forward to the show on Friday!

My Hero Is

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5 thoughts on “Who’s Your Hero?

  1. I am writing the comments to you instead of calling because I know I would not make it through the phone call . My hero is my grandmother, Martha Eicher. I lost her 4 years ago, and she had 102 years on this earth. I was blessed to have her for 47 years. I never heard her say one unkind word about anyone ever. She was a very devout Christian woman reading her Bible cover to cover every year. She also sang in Handel’s Messiah for over 70 years at her church. From the time I was 5 years old until I got married at 27 I would spend at least a week with her and my grandpa on the farm in the summertime. I will always cherish the lessons she taught me about life, love, and Christ. She’s more than a hero she is my Saint Martha. May her soul rest in peace in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior, our Blessed Mother and our Creator. Amen

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  2. My hero is my husband! We have been married for thirty years and he is everything a husband and father should be! He is the spiritual leader of our family and is a great example to our three children and two grandchildren. He says the rosary with me every day and is leading his family to heaven.
    Sherry Kenner from Lafayette, Louisiana

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  3. My hero has been Mother Teresa for many years. She gave herself completely to Jesus Christ and saw Jesus in the face of street people who were very ill and even in the famous and arrogant. She persevered in giving all in spite of not having the feelings of joy. She has given me so many words of wisdom in the book of her meditations, Jesus, The Word to be Spoken that I read every night. Her words guide me to persevere in my life through various struggles and serve others.

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  4. Great show! I heard you say your next show will be about regrets. Just this morning I reposted a blog from last year with the title, “Regrets…Rebirth”. It is the testimony of a friend of mine who had an abortion and it is the best testimony of God’s love and mercy that I have ever heard. You can read it at this link:
    http://proudcatholic.com/2015/07/17/regrets-rebirth-2/

    Thanks for your ministry!
    Sherry Kenner

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  5. MY FOURTH MOST IMPORTANT (but not great) HERO:
    I have many heroes, such as my wife Bernadette, St. Francis of Assisi, the many other saints recognized by the Catholic Church and Civil War “singing nun” Sister Mary Lucy. Arguably the greatest and three most important heroes in my life are the three persons in the Holy Trinity, particularly our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who, as the Good Shepherd, was not afraid to take up His cross and lay down His life out of love for us. Jesus the Great Teacher told us to be not afraid, to take up our Cross and follow Him and to follow His commandment “Love one another as I have loved you.” In short, Jesus commanded each of us to be, in the Christian sense, a Hero to others and to inspire and teach others to be heroic Christians. And so in following Jesus’ command, there is someone who is MY (not yours) fourth most important “hero” (not a great hero, but one important to me and my Guardian Angel). That someone is me. Please pray for my fourth most important hero.

    About SISTER MARY LUCY:
    Sister Mary Lucy (the former Elizabeth Dosh) and other Sisters of Charity of Nazareth cared for wounded and ill civil war soldiers – both union and confederate. Sister Mary Lucy (like my wife) had a beautiful singing voice. Sister would sing soothing songs while caring for the many wounded and ill soldiers being treated in December 1861 at a makeshift “hospital” in the Baptist Church in Paducah, KY. Sister Mary Lucy died at age 22 of a contagious illness on 12/29/1861, contracted while working at the hospital through the day after Christmas. In response to her death, the two armies called a truce, whereby “several files of soldiers, Federal and Confederate, Catholic and non-Catholic, marched from the Baptist Church Hospital . . . to the Ohio river” where a gunboat under a flag of truce then carried the coffin containing Sister’s body upriver for burial with full military honors at the cemetery for Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. Both union and confederate officers served as the “military escorts” on the gunboat and at the burial. This account of her death and the truce is taken from an 8/29/1931 article in The Guardian newspaper. The article is by Ellen Ryan Jolly, LL.D., author of Nuns of the Battlefield.

    GOD BLESS THE MANY UNKNOWN HEROES ! For example, my thanks to the unknown person(s) who wrote in 1912 A.D. or earlier that French prayer “A Beautiful Prayer to Say During the Mass” that inspires so many now to be heroic. The prayer was translated into English and renamed Prayer of St. Francis, which begins “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.” (For more info, see http://www.franciscan-archive.org/franciscana/peace.html). St. Francis of Assisi did not write the Prayer of St. Francis, but perhaps the life of St. Francis of Assisi provided inspiration for the unknown hero who did compose the prayer nearly seven hundred years after the death in 1226 A.D. of St. Francis.

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