Tag Archives: Holy Days

The Feast of the Transfiguration


Dr. Eileen Burke Sullivan joins hosts Dr. John O’Keefe and Dr. Wendy M. Wright in a conversation about the feast of the Transfiguration.

The Transfiguration is celebrated on August 6th.

St. Justin Martyr


Fr. Bill Harmless comes back to the program to discuss the life and legacy of St. Justin Martyr.

Justin, a philosopher, converted to Christianity in the second century. His surviving works are an important source for our knowledge of the emerging Christian theological tradition.

The Feast of the Ascension


Dr. Eileen Burke-Sullivan comes back to the program to discuss the feast of the Ascension of Lord. Burke-Sullivan points out that, liturgically, the Ascension is as important as Christmas, but most people are unaware of the feast’s significance.

The Feast of the Annunciation


The feast of the Annunciation is March 25th.  Scripture scholar and Creighton professor Dr. Susan Calef joins John O’Keefe and Wendy M. Wright to discuss the function of this story both in Luke’s gospel (where it appears) and in the Catholic tradition of interpretation.

Photo: “The Annunciation” by “Mr. Ducke” from Flickr (Used under Creative Commons license)

Perpetua and Felicitas


In this program, recorded last year, hosts John O’Keefe and Wendy M. Wright discuss the early Christian martyrs Perpetua and Felicitas.

The stories of the martyrdoms of these two women are exteremely important sources for our knowledge of the history of earliest Christianity.  The stories also maintian a remarkable ablity to move people, even after nearly two thousand years.

The feast day of Perpetual and Felicitas is March 7th.

Photo: “Study for Christian Martyrs Last Prayer by Jean Leon Gerome French 19th century OIl” by “mharrsch” from Flickr (Used under Creative Commons license)

Proclaim a Fast


Dr. Eileen Burke Sullivan joins host John O’Keefe and Wendy M. Wright to help us prepare for Lent, which starts on Wednesday.  Today’s discussion focuses on the lenten fast.

Listeners may also enjoy some our our previous programs on Lent:

* Ash Wednesday

* The Spirit of Lent

* Lent 2007 and 2008.