Saints Alive! Guest Speakers featuring Father Benedict Groeschel, Father Andrew Apostoli and Dr. Ronda Chervin at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Waterbury, CT - An Arcadia Films Production for EWTN

Saints Alive! Guest Speakers

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Fr. Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R.Fr. Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R. CONFIRMED - Saturday February 5th

Father Benedict (born July 23, 1933) is a Roman Catholic priest, retreat master, author, psychologist, activist and host of the television talk program Sunday Night Live with Father Benedict Groeschel, which is broadcast on the Eternal Word Television Network. He is the director of the Office for Spiritual Development for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York as well as associate director of Trinity Retreat and the executive director of The St. Francis House. He is professor of pastoral psychology at St. Joseph's Seminary in New York and an adjunct professor at the Institute for Psychological Sciences in Arlington, Virginia. He is one of the founders of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal.



Father Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R.Father Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R. CONFIRMED - Sunday February 6th

Father Andrew is a founding member of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, has been active in teaching, preaching retreats and parish missions, and in giving spiritual direction. Fr. Apostoli is the vice-postulator for the cause for the canonization of Archbishop Fulton Sheen. Fr. Apostoli is the author of numerous books, including "Following Mary to Jesus: Our Lady as Mother, Teacher, and Advocate" (Word Among Us) and "Walk Humbly With Your God: Simple Steps to a Virtuous Life" (Servant). A frequent host on the Eternal Word Television Network, Fr. Apostoli hosted the television special "Our Lady of Fatima and the First Saturday Devotion" seen on EWTN.



Dr. Ronda ChervinDr. Ronda Chervin CONFIRMED - Monday February 7th

Dr. Ronda Chervin received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Fordham University and an MA in Religious Studies from Notre Dame Apostolic Institute. She is teaching philosophy at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut.

Dr. Chervin is a widow, mother, and grandmother. She converted to the Catholic Faith from a Jewish, though atheistic, background and has been a Professor of Philosophy and Theology at Loyola Marymount University, the Seminary of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and Franciscan University of Steubenville. She is an international speaker and author of some fifty books about Catholic thought, practice and spirituality.

Dr. Chervin is currently discerning being a consecrated widow in an ecclesial movement in Connecticut.

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