Monday, August 31, 2009
Superior General of Sisters of Life to be Featured in Interview on CatholicTV
On Tuesday, September 1st, the Superior General of the Sisters of Life, Mother Agnes Mary Donovan will be featured in a live interview on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”. Mother Agnes is a licensed clinical psychologist and a certified school psychologist. Mother Agnes has a PhD in psychology from the University of North Carolina. She will discuss the book she co-authored called “The Foundations of Religious Life: Revisiting the Vision”. George Weigel, author of “Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II” called Mother Agnes’ book “essential reading for all those, whatever their vocation, who take seriously the universal call to holiness.”
The Sisters of Life is a contemplative / active religious community of women founded in 1991 by John Cardinal O’Connor for the protection and enhancement of the sacredness of every human life. In addition to the three traditional vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, the Sisters of Life are also consecrated under a special, fourth vow to protect and enhance the sacredness of human life.
The book “The Foundations of Religious Life: Revisiting the Vision” consists of essays written by six religious sisters representing five different orders. The topics they address are: religious consecration, the spousal bond, the threefold response to the vows, communion in community, and mission.
Also on the talk show “This is the Day” on September 1st will be Matthew Boerke, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry of the Diocese of Salt Lake City, Utah. Matthew recently worked at a large Catholic youth camp in Brighton, UT. “The purpose of the camp was to build Catholic community,” said Matthew in an interview with “Intermountain Catholic”.
These guests can be seen on Tuesday, September 1st live at 10:30AM (EST) on CatholicTV where available (rebroadcast at 8PM). The show will also be streamed simultaneously at www.CatholicTV.com and will be available on the site’s archives starting Tuesday night. All videos at the website are viewable in full-screen. Paste this URL into your browser in order to access the “This is the Day” video archives. http://www.CatholicTV.org/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=72