October 28, 2011
Have you marked your calendar yet? Remember, Patrick Madrid will be here for a Day of Reflection on Saturday, November 12. This FREE event, presented by the Christ Renews His Parish Ministry as a gift to all, will offer inspiring talks as well as breakfast and lunch to registered guests. Expect to be engaged by Patrick's presentations on the following topics:
1. Why Be Catholic, when you can be anything else?
2. The Bible in the Catholic Church: A Marriage Made in Heaven
3. Moral Relativism
4. Search and Rescue
Learn more about the event and RSVP today!
Recently, we got a hold of this popular Catholic author, radio and EWTN host and learned more about this learned man. Seeing that he is planning his travels to Zionsville to spend an entire day of spiritual and faith enrichment with us, we thought we would share these fun facts about Partick:
Patron saint: St. Patrick (namesake and man of courage); St. Thomas Aquinas (scholarly example with the faith)
Most memorable holy site visited: the tomb of Peter in Rome
Would like to still travel to: Russia
Favorite breakfast: any breakfast shared with his wife; Southwestern menu of beans and tortillas, eggs with salsa, and a hot cup of coffee
Favorite family activity: outdoor barbecues, hanging out and listening to music
Era of intrigue: Civil War times
Hobby/talent: taking long walks and learning foreign languages
Biggest influence: in addition to Our Lord, St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Augustine
Family pets: two dogs - Charlie (male) and Lola (female)
PATRICK MADRID is a life-long Catholic. He has authored or edited 16 books on Catholic themes, including Search and Rescue, Where Is That in the Bible, and the acclaimed Surprised by Truth series. Since 1996, Patrick has published Envoy Magazine, and he also serves as the director of the Envoy Institute of Belmont Abbey College.
Prior to launching the Envoy apostolate, he worked at Catholic Answers from1988 to1996 where he served as vice president. A veteran of a dozen, formal, public debates with Protestant ministers, Mormon leaders, and other non-Catholic spokesmen, he has presented over 1500 seminars on Catholic themes in English and Spanish at parishes, universities, and conferences across the U.S. and around the world.
Patrick hosts the Thursday edition of EWTN’s “Open Line” radio broadcast (3-5 p.m. ET), heard on over 190 AM & FM stations across the country, as well as on Sirius Satellite Radio channel 130. He is also an adjunct professor of theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville.
On February 7th, 2012, Patrick and his wife Nancy will celebrate their 31st wedding anniversary. They have been blessed by the Lord with 11 children and 11 grandchildren (so far). They live in the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio.