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What Role Does Fasting Play In Your Life?

We often think of fasting as something we do on a few days during Lent. But it can – and, perhaps, should – be a part of our spiritual lives all throughout the year. On Monday, let’s talk about this, and walk away with some inspiring ideas of how we can make fasting a regular part of our lives.

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Special Guest: Matthew Schneider

Father Matthew P. Schneider is an openly autistic Catholic priest with the Legionaries of Christ. He’s originally from Calgary, Canada, but since joining the Legionaries of Christ, has done ministry across North America. He has written for many publications including the National Catholic Register, America, Crux, Aleteia, and Pauline Books & Media including his new book, “God Loves the Autistic Mind: Prayer Guide for Those on the Spectrum and Those Who Love Us. You can find him on social media at @FrMatthewLC, @AutisticicPriest. He currently lives in Northern Virginia, writing a doctoral thesis in moral theology.
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Has There Been Infidelity In Your Marriage?

Wow. That’s a heavy topic to bring up on the show. But, hey, we always say that we take a close look at the good, the bad, and the ugly of our lives. While infidelity may have seriously harmed your marriage, there are also stories of triumph when couples forgive, get any help they may need, and rebuild their lives together. Join us as we go deep on Thursday.

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Author Michelle Laque Johnson

Author Michelle Laque Johnson has more than 30 years of journalism and communications experience, as Director of Communications for EWTN, as Editor-in-Chief for The Catholic Standard & Times in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and as an Editor/Reporter for several national publications, including Investor’s Business Daily. In her extensive career, Michelle has been honored multiple times with Gabriel Awards for social media, with journalism awards for column writing, investigative reporting, and business and economic news, and with the Newmann Award for “outstanding contribution to family, church, profession or country and whose courage and integrity are unquestionable.” She is also a fully professed Secular Carmelite. Recent book is about her journey of caring for her husband and what we can learn from her as we care for our family when they are sick or dying.

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The Real Presence

It’s the First Friday of the month, and that means our popular show on the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. Call and share anything you’d like about this precious gift we have received from Our Lord.

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Stay with me, Lord

Prayer of St. Pio of Pietrelcina after Holy Communion

Stay with me, Lord, for it is necessary to have You present so that I do not forget You. You know how easily I abandon You.

Stay with me, Lord, because I am weak
and I need Your strength,
that I may not fall so often.

Stay with me, Lord, for You are my life,
and without You, I am without fervor.

Stay with me, Lord, for You are my light,
and without You, I am in darkness.

Stay with me, Lord, to show me Your will.

Stay with me, Lord, so that I hear Your voice
and follow You.

Stay with me, Lord, for I desire to love You
very much, and always be in Your company.

Stay with me, Lord, if You wish me to be faithful to You.

Stay with me, Lord, for as poor as my soul is,
I want it to be a place of consolation for You, a nest of love.

Stay with me, Jesus, for it is getting late and the day is coming to a close, and life passes;
death, judgment, eternity approaches. It is necessary to renew my strength,
so that I will not stop along the way and for that, I need You.

It is getting late and death approaches,
I fear the darkness, the temptations, the dryness, the cross, the sorrows.
O how I need You, my Jesus, in this night of exile!

Stay with me tonight, Jesus, in life with all it’s dangers. I need You.

Let me recognize You as Your disciples did at the breaking of the bread,
so that the Eucharistic Communion be the Light which disperses the darkness,
the force which sustains me, the unique joy of my heart.

Stay with me, Lord, because at the hour of my death, I want to remain united to You,
if not by communion, at least by grace and love.

Stay with me, Jesus, I do not ask for divine consolation, because I do not merit it,
but the gift of Your Presence, oh yes, I ask this of You!

Stay with me, Lord, for it is You alone I look for, Your Love, Your Grace, Your Will, Your Heart, Your Spirit, because I love You and ask no other reward but to love You more and more.

With a firm love, I will love You with all my heart while on earth
and continue to love You perfectly during all eternity.    Amen


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Who or What Are you Praying for?

We like to start each month with one of our popular prayer shows. Join us today and let the entire Take 2 Family around the world pray with you for your important intentions. You can also submit your prayers into the Prayer Book. https://take2show.com/take-2-prayer-book/

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Stay with me, Lord

Prayer of St. Pio of Pietrelcina after Holy Communion

Stay with me, Lord, for it is necessary to have You present so that I do not forget You. You know how easily I abandon You.

Stay with me, Lord, because I am weak
and I need Your strength,
that I may not fall so often.

Stay with me, Lord, for You are my life,
and without You, I am without fervor.

Stay with me, Lord, for You are my light,
and without You, I am in darkness.

Stay with me, Lord, to show me Your will.

Stay with me, Lord, so that I hear Your voice
and follow You.

Stay with me, Lord, for I desire to love You
very much, and always be in Your company.

Stay with me, Lord, if You wish me to be faithful to You.

Stay with me, Lord, for as poor as my soul is,
I want it to be a place of consolation for You, a nest of love.

Stay with me, Jesus, for it is getting late and the day is coming to a close, and life passes;
death, judgment, eternity approaches. It is necessary to renew my strength,
so that I will not stop along the way and for that, I need You.

It is getting late and death approaches,
I fear the darkness, the temptations, the dryness, the cross, the sorrows.
O how I need You, my Jesus, in this night of exile!

Stay with me tonight, Jesus, in life with all it’s dangers. I need You.

Let me recognize You as Your disciples did at the breaking of the bread,
so that the Eucharistic Communion be the Light which disperses the darkness,
the force which sustains me, the unique joy of my heart.

Stay with me, Lord, because at the hour of my death, I want to remain united to You,
if not by communion, at least by grace and love.

Stay with me, Jesus, I do not ask for divine consolation, because I do not merit it,
but the gift of Your Presence, oh yes, I ask this of You!

Stay with me, Lord, for it is You alone I look for, Your Love, Your Grace, Your Will, Your Heart, Your Spirit, because I love You and ask no other reward but to love You more and more.

With a firm love, I will love You with all my heart while on earth
and continue to love You perfectly during all eternity.    Amen


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What’s Your Favorite Religious Order?

The church is known for having many different ministerial charisms. These shine brightly in the lives and work of all the different religious orders of men and women. Do you have a favorite, one that you identify with in a special way? Share it with us on Tuesday.

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