Thursday, March 19, 2009
Holy Hot Boy to Appear on Catholic Talk Show Along With Rosary Singer
“Holy Hot Boy” Ansel Augustine and Catholic musician Susan Bailey will appear on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day” on Friday, March 20th. Susan recently released a CD and meditation guide which features her singing the Rosary while playing her acoustic guitar. Ansel is a hip youth minister with a Master’s Degree from Loyola University of New Orleans. Susan is the editor of Grapvine Magazine; it's mission is to support the community of Catholic artists throughout the US.
CatholicTV is a nationally-broadcasted television station headquartered near Boston.
According to Ansel Augustine, a “hot boy” is someone “who is about handling their business, and is full of courage and is known to have a big heart” among other things. Ansel tweaked the “hot boy” image a little to develop the “Holy Hot Boy”. Ansel claims to be a “Holy Hot Boy”, which means he considers himself an ambassador for Christ. Ansel claims that “he is willing to die for what he believes.” He is a coordinator for Black Youth & Young Adult Ministry in the Archdiocese of New Orleans and also works with the Campus Ministry at Xavier University of Louisiana.
He is also on the Faculty for the Institute for Black Catholic Studies. Ansel has also published various articles related to ministry and has done various workshops, conferences, and retreats around the country.
Also featured on the show, will be Susan Bailey. Susan is a singer/songwriter/recording artist, speaker, and publisher and editor of “GRAPEVINE”, the magazine devoted to Catholic performing artists. Susan has been actively sharing her ministry locally, nationally and internationally. She has made appearances at World Youth Day 2002 in Toronto, on EWTN and on the Catholic Family Network. Susan also serves on the Commission for Women of the Diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts.
Susan believes her mission is to encourage, inspire and uplift Catholics in their faith. She also feels called to minister to the dying and to those in mourning.
Ansel and Susan can be seen on Friday, March 20th live at 10:30AM (EST) on CatholicTV where available (rebroadcast at 8PM).