Friday, July 2, 2010
Saints Series on CatholicTV Examines Mother Teresa, St. Francis and Other Saints
Beginning July 6th, CatholicTV will air a mini-series looking at the lives and spirituality of Catholic saints.
The series is entitled “The Saints Always Belong to the Present” (The Saints) and is hosted by Msgr. Anthony Mancini from the Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island.
In this series, Msgr. Mancini discusses short biographies of the various saints including quotes from prominent hagiographers. The program includes musical performances by the Gregorian Concert Choir of the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul in Providence, RI; Msgr. Mancini is the founder and Director of the choir.
The Saints examines the lives and spirituality of St. Peter, St. Paul, Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and St. Mary. In an engaging manner, Fr. Mancini shares the many ways in which the saints are relevant to our contemporary times, he also makes frequent references to scripture during the program.
Msgr. Anthony Mancini completed his studies for the priesthood at the Pontifical North American College in Rome and the Catholic University of America in Washington DC. He is the Administrator of Holy Cross Parish in Providence. In 1990, he succeeded the late Dr. C. Alexander Peloquin as Music Director at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, after having served as assistant conductor of the famed Peloquin Chorale. He also serves as Rector of the Cathedral.
After completing musical studies, Msgr. Mancini pursued sabbatical studies in 1994 at the Royal School of Church Music in London. The Gregorian Concert Choir has performed widely in the Northeast and in private audience for Pope John Paul II, as well as on radio and television.
The Saints will air during the weekly programming block “Catholic Saints and Lay People.” The Saints will air on CatholicTV.com and CatholicTV during the month of July and August.
The regular air times for the programming block Catholic Saints and Lay People are as follows (Eastern Time): Tuesday 11:30AM; Wednesday 5AM; Friday 8AM; Sunday 10:30PM