The Ave Maria Hour Radio Show
About This Show
This show is hosted by Fr. Bob Warren S.A., of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement. Since its inception in 1898, reconciliation and healing through at-one-ment — the unity of men and women with God and one another — has been the mission of the Friars' work and ministries to people of every race, religion, and walk of life.
The social ministries of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement serve the poor, the needy, and the homeless, people living with HIV/AIDS, those in hospitals and prisons, and people seeking recovery from alcoholism and chemical dependency. The ecumenical work makes them leaders of the international movement to heal the divisions within Christianity, and among all faiths. Finally, their pastoral ministry is the vigorous outreach that brings atonement to diverse peoples worldwide.
Most Recent Episode
St. Patrick – Missionary, Bishop and Patron Saint of Ireland
6 days ago
Rebroadcast of the long-running radio program, "The Ave Maria Hour," a presentation of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement. www.AtonementFriars.org
St. Patrick of Ireland was born in Britain around the year 386. Around the age of fourteen, he was captured by pirates and taken to Ireland as a slave to herd and tend sheep. Patrick's captivity lasted until he was twenty, when he escaped after having a dream in which God told him to leave Ireland by going to the coast. There he found some sailors who took him back to Britain and was reunited with his family.
Patrick entered the priesthood and, inspired by a vision, he returned to Ireland, then a land of Druids and pagans. Patrick spent 40 years preaching the Gospel and converting people throughout Ireland. He built churches across the country, and many miracles were attributed to him. St. Patrick died on March 17, 461. We observe the Feast of St. Patrick on March 17.