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It was an exciting day of live, Catholic broadcasting on Saturday, April 9th as listener supported Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio broadcast all day from the 19th annual Ignited By Truth Catholic Conference at NC State’s Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, NC.

Anchored by Divine Mercy Radio’s Volunteer Program Director Peter K. O’Connell and FaithWork’s host Ellen White from our remote broadcast center inside Reynolds Coliseum, the day’s live broadcast not only featured the full presentations of each speaker at the conference, but also interviews with presenters, vendors and attendees.

Our Divine Mercy Radio volunteers also sold our new t-shirts and tote bags at our Catholic 540-AM information table.

If you would like to buy a Divine Mercy Radio t-shirt or tote, call our Catholic 540-AM office at 919-300-5400.

Proceeds benefit Divine Mercy Radio.

Ignited By Truth 2022 was an exciting day of fellowship, spiritual awakening and renewal, education and...aw, let’s face it, we were all just happy to be together again...in person!

The Ignited By Truth team put on another excellent event!! We greatly appreciate the dedicated months of work all the IBT team put into this event.

Divine Mercy Radio is proud to be the media sponsor of such an important Catholic event in North Carolina.

Special thanks to Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, Msgr. Stephen Rossetti, Relevant Radio and Divine Mercy Radio host Patrick Madrid, Nikki Kingsley and Ralph Martin for taking time to speak with us on air.

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Pope Francis has asked the world wide church to join him in prayer as he consecrates Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Friday, March 25th (the Feast of the Annunciation) at 5:00 p.m. CET/Rome and 12:00 p.m. ET/Raleigh.

Listener supported Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio in Raleigh, North Carolina, will broadcast the Pope’s consecration live at 12:00 p.m. in lieu of our daily Mass broadcast.

You can also hear this special broadcast on-line at Catholic540am.org and on-app on the free Divine Mercy Radio app (search “Divine Mercy Radio NC” wherever you get your apps for iPhone and Android phones).

Please pray for the citizens of Ukraine and Russia. Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us!

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To encourage everyone in our listening area to help pray for a peaceful end to the conflict in Ukraine, Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio will offer a special, daily Rosary for Ukraine at 1:00 pm ET, following noon Mass. We will return to regularly scheduled programming at the end of each Rosary.

We feel this is something we can do NOW to pray for the people of Ukraine as well as a peaceful end of this conflict.

In addition to listening On-Air (on AM-540), you can also listen to and pray our Rosary for Ukraine On-Line at www.catholic540am.org as well as On-App via the FREE Divine Mercy Radio app for Android and i-Phone (search "Divine Mercy Radio NC" where ever you get your mobile apps).

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Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio welcomes Treasures of the Church to Raleigh from March 14-19.

This teaching and exposition of sacred relics offers visitors the opportunity to venerate some of their favorite saints as Treasures of the Church visits five (5) parishes in the Diocese of Raleigh:

Monday, March 14 at 6:30pm

St. Michael The Archangel Catholic Church | 804 High House Road, Cary, NC

Tuesday, March 15 at 6:30pm

St Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church | 12333 Bayleaf Church Road, Raleigh, NC

Wednesday, March 16 at 6:30pm

St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church | 520 W. Holding Avenue, Wake Forest, NC

Thursday, March 17 at 6:30pm

St. Joseph Catholic Church | 2811 Poole Road, Raleigh, NC

Saturday, March 19 at 1:00pm

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church | 2718 Overbrook Drive, Raleigh, NC

OVER 150 SACRED RELICS will be on display at each Church on the schedule including relics of St. Joseph, St. Maria Goretti, St. Therese of Lisieux (the Little Flower), St. Francis of Assisi, St. Anthony of Padua and St. Faustina Kowalska.

Exposition at each Raleigh-area Church begins with a multi-media presentation on the Catholic Church's use of relics that is scriptural, catechetical, and devotional, leading to a renewal of the Catholic faith for many people.

After the teaching, those in attendance will have an opportunity to venerate the relics of some of their favorite saints.

Treasures of the Church is a ministry of evangelization of the Catholic Church. Run by Fr. Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross, its purpose is to give people an experience of the living God through an encounter with the relics of his saints in the form of an exposition.

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Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio will again serve as Media Sponsor of the 19th annual Ignited By Truth Catholic Conference on Saturday, April 9th at NC State Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh.

Featured speakers include Patrick Madrid, host of The Patrick Madrid Show heard weekdays from 10am - noon on Catholic 540-AM.

Also speaking during the live, in-person event will be Fr. Chris Alar, MIC; Msgr. Stephen Rossetti; Nikki Kingsley; Ralph Martin & Dr. Edward Sri.

Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama of the Diocese of Raleigh will celebrate morning Mass on April 9th.

Tickets ($20 for adults, free for students aged 10 and up) are available by visiting ignitedbytruth.org.

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Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach addresses the 2022 North Carolina Right to Life Rally & March at Bicentennial Plaza in Raleigh, North Carolina on January 15 (PHOTO CREDIT Divine Mercy Radio)

On a day where hundreds and hundreds gathered together in Raleigh to celebrate the value of human life and the unborn, radio listeners in Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina heard the birth of the (unofficial) North Carolina Catholic Radio Network.

With a team of volunteer engineers, producers, anchors and support staff from Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio (WETC-AM) stationed at Raleigh’s Bicentennial Plaza (and our Raleigh studio) to broadcast live from the annual North Carolina Right to Life Rally and March on January 15th, the almost 3 year old non-commercial radio station made a little radio history in North Carolina.

Divine Mercy Radio's Ellen White interview's Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama of the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh during the 2022 North Carolina Right to Life Rally & March in Raleigh, NC (PHOTO CREDIT: Divine Mercy Radio)

WETC’s live remote broadcast from the state’s premier Pro-Life event marked the first intrastate Catholic radio broadcast within North Carolina.

Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio anchored the transmission of the NCRTL Rally & March from Raleigh with AM-1270 Carolina Catholic Radio (WCGC-AM) simulcasting Divine Mercy Radio’s more than 90 minute live broadcast to Carolina Catholic Radio’s audience in Charlotte.

In addition to their combined potential radio audience of almost 4 million people within WETC & WCGC’s broadcast signals, the live broadcast was also streamed on each Catholic radio station’s web site and free app for iPhone and Android phones. Both Catholic radio stations (which are separately owned and operated) are 100% listener supported.

North Carolina Catholic radio stations WETC-AM Raleigh and WCGC-AM Charlotte

In addition to interviews with many of the Pro-Life marchers and supporters from across North Carolina who attended the North Carolina Right to Life March, Divine Mercy Radio broadcast anchors Ellen White and Peter K. O’Connell secured exclusive interviews with many of the keynote speakers at the event, including Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach and Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama of the Diocese of Raleigh.

Earlier in the day, Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy also broadcast the Diocese of Raleigh’s Mass for Life from Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral.

Divine Mercy Radio would like to the organizers of the North Carolina Right to Life, the North Carolina State Police, the Diocese of Raleigh Communication Office, the volunteers of WETC and WCGC and all our listeners who made this historic broadcast possible.

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North Carolina’s largest Catholic radio station, Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio in Raleigh, North Carolina, will be broadcasting all the local and national pro-life events in January LIVE!

If people are unable to attend these events in person, Divine Mercy Radio will bring them to our listeners around the world via radio, internet and mobile phone.

All pro-life events and Catholic Masses can be heard live ON-AIR on AM-540, ON-LINE at catholic540am.org or ON-APP – search for the free Divine Mercy Radio app using “Divine Mercy Radio NC” in Google Play for Android phone and in iTunes for iPhones.

Our live pro-life broadcasts begin on Saturday, January 15thwhen the Diocese of Raleigh offers a Mass for Life at 11:00 am at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral. Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama of the Diocese of Raleigh will preside at that Mass. On that same day at 1:00 pm, Divine Mercy Radio will broadcast live from Bicentennial Plaza in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina as North Carolina Right To Life hosts its annual Rally and March for Life.

On Friday, January 21, Divine Mercy Radio’s pro-life reporting shifts to Washington, DC where EWTN will broadcast complete coverage of the National March for Life. Beginning at 8:00 am, Catholic 540-AM will broadcast the National Prayer Vigil for Life. Our coverage of the March for Life will begin at 9:30 am. We will switch to a special live Mass from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, presented by the Diocese of Raleigh and celebrated by Bishop Zarama. Following the Mass, we will return to our EWTN March for Life coverage for the remainder of that event.

Then on Saturday, January 22, the nation’s pro-life message switches to the west coast of the United States where Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio will continue its anti-abortion coverage through EWTN. At 2:00 pm, eastern and central North Carolina’s 100% listener supported Catholic radio station will air the Life Issues Special entitled “Say Yes To Life”. Then at 2:30 pm, we will broadcast coverage of pro-life rallies and marches in San Francisco (Walk For Life West Coast) and Los Angeles (One Life LA).

Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio is pleased and honored to provide all this immensely important pro-life coverage free of charge...but we would be grateful if you could show your appreciation of the efforts of our 100% volunteer run radio station with a donation...as we are 100% listener supported.

Make your financial donation HERE.

Thank you, keep listening and tell everyone at your parish about Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio!!

NB: Programming times possibly subject to change because these are live events.

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North Carolina's largest Catholic radio station, Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio, will broadcast live from the 2022 North Carolina Right to Life Rally and March on Saturday, January 15th.

The 2022 North Carolina Right to Life Rally and March, organized by North Carolina Right To Life will be held at Bicentennial Plaza in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina beginning at 1:00 p.m. The event is free of charge and all pro-life supporters are encouraged to attend.

Speakers at the pro-life event will include Bishop of the Diocese of Raleigh, the Most Reverend Luis Rafael Zarama, as well as keynote speaker, Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach, the United States Congressional Representative for western Minnesota’s 7th District.

Those who cannot attend the 2022 North Carolina Right to Life Rally and March in person can listen ON-AIR (on AM 540), ON-LINE (at catholic540am.org) and ON-APP (for Android and iPhones - search "Divine Mercy Radio NC" for our FREE app).

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Begin Your Day the Catholic Way with all new mornings on Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio and the free Divine Mercy Radio app for Android and iPhones.

Monday, January 3rd marks the return of the SonRise Morning Show with Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell from 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Then, at 8:00 a.m., it is the timeless wisdom and insight of Mother Angelica Live Classics.

At 9:00 a.m., Catholic Connection with Teresa Tomeo talks to Catholic newsmakers and influencers from around the world.

Then from 10:00 a.m. - noon, Patrick Madrid takes your calls and shares his perspective on the Catholic faith.

Your 100% listener supported Catholic radio station offers the best in Catholic programming every Monday-Friday.

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St. Luke the Evangelist Church in Raleigh will play host to internationally recognized speaker Jason Evert as he presents Purified, Thursday January 13 at 7PM.

Purified brings parents and teens (13+) together to discover God’s plan for love and opens up an opportunity for them to continue the discussion about this important topic at home, in a healthy and easy way with resources that work.

The January 13th event at St. Luke the Evangelist Church in Raleigh includes a new version of Jason’s renowned talk “Love or Lust”, where he mixes humor with down-to-earth practicality that removes any awkwardness, making the difficult conversations about love much easier.

Your family will leave with an understanding of the good news of chastity, a healthy sense of self-worth, and the ability, if needed, to start again.

The night includes Eucharistic Adoration, praise and worship, and an opportunity to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation. This format transforms a simple talk into a mini-retreat for the family, allowing them to encounter the source of purity, healing, and renewal, Jesus Christ.

Tickets are $20 each and seats can be reserved by visiting chastity.com/purified.

Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio is a media sponsor of the Raleigh, NC presentation of Purified with Jason Evert on January 13th.

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Noted theology teacher and Charlotte, NC resident Charles D. Fraune, author of the book Slaying Dragons: What Exorcists See & What We Should Know was in Raleigh on December 4th for a book signing.

The event, broadcast live by Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio, was hosted by the staff of In His Name Catholic Store in Raleigh.

Divine Mercy Radio hosts Nicole Jungclas and Peter K. O’Connell interviewed Fraune about his popular book and his fascinating life as an author, theologian and almost Catholic priest. The station also spoke with Fraune about his prayer guide for busy Catholics, entitled Come Away By Yourselves.

Our thanks to Mr. Fraune and all the staff at In His Name Catholic Store for hosting Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio for this live broadcast.

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Serving Catholic listeners across eastern and central North Carolina, Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio is proud to be an independently operated, volunteer-run lay apostolate sharing the good news of the Gospel.

We are also 100% listener supported...without listener donations we cannot stay on the air.

So please join us from Wednesday, October 27 through Friday, October 29, 2021 as we take to the airwaves to share how YOUR Catholic radio station is changing lives. We also need you to please donate to our radio station.

With your donations, we have not only been able to stay on the air, broadcasting great national EWTN and Relevant Radio shows like Mother Angelica Live, Catholic Connection with Teresa Tomeo, Patrick Madrid and Al Kresta, we’ve also created, produced and broadcast great LOCAL programs.

Whether you hear about terrific local Catholic presentations, speakers or events on Faithworks with Ellen White, learn about the lives of our wonderful local Catholic priests on Meet The Priest with Nicole Jungclas or enjoy amazing live broadcasts from events like the North Carolina Right to Life Rally in downtown Raleigh, YOUR DONATIONS allow all that to happen.

Please donate to keep our 100% Catholic,, 100% listener supported radio station (and FREE iPhone and Android app) on the air.

You can click HERE to donate now.

Thank you for listening and supporting Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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RALEIGH, NC, September 13, 2021 - - WETC-AM today announced that it will begin broadcasting The Catholic Current weekdays at 5:00 pm starting Monday, September 13th.

The Catholic Current, focuses on “Bringing Christ to the World and the World to Christ” through thought provoking conversations with guests on topics relating to current and historical issues, all from a Catholic perspective. Recent show topics included “Tools for Catholic Life”, “Misuse of Church Authority on Vaccination” and “Catholic Prophecy”.

Fr. Robert McTeigue, S.J., produces and hosts The Catholic Current. He is a member of the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus. He has lectured worldwide on philosophy and theology. Fr. McTeigue is also a member of the National Ethics Committee of the Catholic Medical Association.

In its third year of production and heard on Catholic radio stations around the country, The Catholic Current is a production of Buffalo, NY- based Catholic media network The Station of the Cross.

About Divine Mercy Radio, Inc.

The Catholic Current and all Divine Mercy Radio programming can be heard on-air (AM-540), on-line (catholic540am.org) and on-app via the radio station’s free phone app for Android and iPhone (search ‘Divine Mercy Radio NC’).

Divine Mercy Radio, Inc., a 501(c)(3) corporation, is a volunteer operated and independently owned, 100% listener supported Catholic broadcasting company with studios in Raleigh, NC. Divine Mercy Radio owns non-commercial radio station WETC-AM, known on-air as Catholic 540-AM • Divine Mercy Radio.

In addition to Raleigh and Durham, the 10,000-watt radio station’s daytime signal (4,100-watt nighttime signal) reaches 3 million potential listeners across eastern and central North Carolina including Apex, Butner, Cary, Chapel Hill, Clayton, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Goldsboro, Hillsborough, Holly Springs, Kinston, Knightdale, Morrisville, Rocky Mount, Smithfield, Wake Forest, Wendell, Wilson & Zebulon.

The Catholic Diocese of Raleigh notes a Catholic population of 230,945 and an equal number of unregistered Catholics in the area.

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The happiness and respect found in the virtue of Chastity will be shared when respected speaker Jason Evert brings his Purified presentation to St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Cary, North Carolina on Sunday, September 12th.

Families (with children 13 years of age and older) are encouraged to attend Purified together.

Doors open at 6:00 pm and the presentation will begin at 7:00pm. Remaining tickets ($20 each) are selling quickly for this family event. Seats can be reserved by visiting chastity.com/purified.

Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio is a media sponsor of the Cary, NC presentation of Purified with Jason Evert.

Through their Chastity Project organization, Jason Evert and his wife Crystalina have spoken about the virtue of chastity on six continents to more than one million people, including World Youth Days in Australia, Spain, Poland, and Panama. They are the authors of more than fifteen books, including How to Find Your Soulmate without Losing Your Soul and the curriculum YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body.

Jason earned a master’s degree in Theology, and undergraduate degrees in Counseling and Theology, with a minor in Philosophy at Franciscan University of Steubenville. They are frequent guests on radio programs throughout the country, and their television appearances include Fox News, MSNBC, the BBC, and EWTN.

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At St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church in Raleigh the blessings of the Holy Spirit were evident for all to see on August 27th, the feast Day of St. Monica.

Led by St Luke’s pastor, Monsignor Jeffrey A. Ingham, V. F., concelebrated with Father Jairo Maldonado and assisted by Deacon Brian Phillips, over 100 Divine Mercy Radio listeners attended the closing Mass following the completion of our Catholic radio station’s Novena to St. Monica.

Catholic 540-AM established this feast day Mass and on-air Novena to St. Monica, the patron saint of lapsed Catholics, because the number one prayer request our radio station receives from listeners is from those praying for family and friends to return to their Catholic faith.

The Novena Prayers are permanently available on our website, catholic540am.org.

Divine Mercy Radio listeners were invited to submit the names of those in their lives who had left their faith, so that our Novena and Mass prayers to St. Monica would rekindle their Catholic spirit.

On Friday evening during the Mass, 775 listener submitted names were prayed over on the altar of St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church.

The beauty of every part of this special Mass cannot be overstated. While Divine Mercy Radio has broadcast many on-air Novena, this was the first Catholic Mass that Divine Mercy Radio had ever organized. It will not be our last.

Catholic 540-AM was humbled by the gracious way Msgr. Ingham and the community of St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church embraced our listeners and volunteers as their own in their magnificent, holy Church and later in their community room for the Ice Cream Social that followed the Mass.

Because of that faith community’s familiar generosity and Catholicity, we believe many wandering souls will again hear the call of their faith to be enthusiastically welcomed back to Jesus.

As one might imagine, organizing a 9-day, pre-recorded radio Novena featuring a variety of supplicants leading a day’s Novena and ending with a Holy Mass and Ice Cream Social, was a pretty big job. As our listeners know, we are a 100% listener supported and 100% volunteer Catholic radio station.

We needed help and God provided us with Tina Dawson.

Tina and her husband Dale were tireless in their leadership efforts from beginning to end. Everyone associated with this St. Monica Novena and Mass is deeply grateful for Tina and Dale’s commitment to our Catholic faith and our Catholic radio ministry. Thank you.

But as Tina and Dale will tell you, so many other wonderful people supported this event as well.

The Divine Mercy Radio board of directors and volunteer staff is so appreciative of their help as well.

First and foremost, we are deeply thankful to Monsignor Jeffrey A. Ingham, V. F., Father Jairo Maldonado, Deacon Brian Phillips as well as the altar servers, staff and parishioners of St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church. Friday evening’s Mass was magnificent in large part because of your collective efforts.

Thank you to our Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio listeners who supported the Novena with their prayers and those who joined us at Friday’s Mass.

Leading the prayers of the on-air Novena, Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio would like to thank:

• Msgr. Doug Reed, Pastor Emeritus of St. Michael The Archangel in Cary
• Fr. Jairo Maldonado of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Raleigh
• Seminarian Gabriel Nugent
• Deacon Brad Watkins of St. Catherine of Sienna in Wake Forest
• Fr. Steven DiMassimo of St. Thomas More in Chapel Hill
• Seminarian Kolbe Flood
• Deacon John DeGuzman
• Fr. Matthew Nwafor of Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh

Many thanks to our fellow volunteers and Divine Mercy Radio supporters whose help made the night a success, including:

• Patricia Guin
• Victoria White (photographer)
• Monica Foley
• Cecelia and Keith Flanary

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Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington (Virginia), and previously Bishop of the Diocese of Raleigh, issued a new catechetical aid for his current Diocese entitled “A Catechesis on the Human Person and Gender Ideology”.

Bishop Burbidge’s short catechesis is a document to aid members of the his diocese who are unsure how to respond to the growth of transgenderism, especially those families whose children attend public schools.

A link to Bishop Michael Burbidge’s “A Catechesis on the Human Person and Gender Ideology” can be found HERE.

Pictured: Pope Francis and Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia.

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Join us for Divine Mercy Radio's SPECIAL SUMMER EVENT -- St. Monica Novena, Mass, and a free Ice Cream Social!

Because the number one prayer request is for family members who have left the faith, Divine Mercy Radio will air the St. Monica Novena beginning August 18 at 5 minutes before 10am, 2pm and 6pm. There will be a closing Mass on the Feast of St. Monica at 7 pm on Friday, August 27 at St. Luke Catholic Church in Raleigh..

Following the Friday evening Mass, Divine Mercy Radio will host a free Ice Cream Social!! Bring your whole family!

To submit the name(s) of those for whom you will be praying, and/or to sign up for the Ice Cream Social, please go to this SIGN UP PAGE. The first names of those being prayed for will be placed on the altar for the Mass on August 27.

St. Monica - Mother of Saint Augustine of Hippo

Monica's son Augustine refused to accept baptism and lived a passionate life with his mistress. For years Monica prayed, fasted, and cried silently for Augustine.

God heard and answered these prayers of this faithful mother. Augustine, abandoning his sinful ways, accepted baptism from St. Ambrose of Milan, on Easter Sunday, 387 AD.

St. Monica died secure in the knowledge that her son had heard God’s call and her work on earth was finished.

St. Monica is the patron saint of lapsed Catholics. Her feast is celebrated on August 27.

St. Monica Novena - Daily Intentions

Day One

Today we pray for all God’s people currently absent from our Home. May the Holy Spirit open their ears and hearts so they may hear this invitation to come home. (Pray Novena Prayers)

Day Two

Today we pray for those who were baptized Catholic, but were not blessed with families to guide them to spiritual maturity. May the Holy Spirit guide them back to our Catholic family. (Pray Novena Prayers)

Day Three

Today we pray for those who have been hurt by someone in the Church. May those of us in the Church today be a source of healing. (Pray Novena Prayers)

Day Four

Today we pray for those who take issue with the Church’s teachings. May the Holy Spirit open their hearts and minds to the truth and wisdom of those teachings. (Pray Novena Prayers)

Day Five

Today we pray for those whose sins make them feel unworthy to come to God. May they feel the warm embrace of Our Father’s loving forgiveness. (Pray Novena Prayers)

Day Six

Today we pray for all those who believe in their hearts but are fearful of judgment or institutions. May they find the support and joy of belonging to our Church community. (Pray Novena Prayers)

Day Seven

Today we pray for those who are resisting Your call due to pressures from friends and family members. May the Holy Spirit give them strength in their convictions and may the Holy Spirit fill the hearts of their friends and family with love and support. (Pray Novena Prayers)

Day Eight

Today we pray for those who feel abandoned by God. May they come to see God working in their lives, restore their faith in Him, and come home to His church. (Pray Novena Prayers)

Day Nine

Today we pray for those who are ready to come home and just need to be invited. May the Holy Spirit open our hearts and eyes to them that we may be the inviting and welcoming presence they seek. (Pray Novena Prayers)

Novena Prayers:

Exemplary mother of the Great Augustine, you perseveringly pursued your wayward son...not with wild threats but with prayerful cries to heaven. Intercede for all mothers in our day so that they may learn to draw their children to God.

Teach us to remain close to all God’s children, even the prodigal sons and daughters who have sadly gone astray.

Dear St. Monica, troubled wife and mother, many sorrows pierced your heart during your lifetime. Yet, you never despaired or lost faith. With confidence, persistence, and profound faith, you prayed daily for the conversion of your beloved husband, Patricius and your beloved son, Augustine.

Grant us that same fortitude, patience, and trust in the Lord. Intercede for us, dear St. Monica, that God may favorably hear our plea for all family members and friends who have left the Holy Catholic Church, and grant us the grace to accept His will in all things, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, One God forever and ever. Amen.

?Hail Mary (3 times)

Glory Be (3 times)

St. Monica, pray for us!

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In 1981, Mother Angelica dared to “do the ridiculous, so that God can accomplish the miraculous” by transforming her Poor Clares’ monastery garage in Irondale, Alabama into a Catholic television studio broadcasting just 4 hours a day.

Anyone with any professional broadcasting experience would have told you on August 15, 1981 that it would be well beyond reasonable or even fantastic expectations to think that such a haphazard enterprise would become what is today the largest religious media network in the world. Oh yes, and it is all supported solely by donations and underwriting.

But Mother Mary Angelica was a cloistered nun, not a broadcasting professional. She simply said “yes” to God.

Armed with only a high school education, $200, and 12 cloistered nuns with no television experience, Mother proceeded turned the garage of the monastery she founded into...a television studio! EWTN received its FCC license on Jan. 27, 1981, making it the first Catholic satellite television station in the United States. A few months later, on Aug. 15, 1981, EWTN began broadcasting four hours a day to 60,000 homes.

Raleigh, North Carolina’s Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio, through its affiliation with the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network, is one of 500 domestic and international EWTN radio affiliates. WETC-AM’s affiliation is also part of EWTN’s enormous radio broadcast platform including worldwide shortwave radio, direct broadcast satellite; programming transmitted through SIRIUS/XM and iHeart Radio.

Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio, like EWTN, is 100% listener supported. We are an independent lay apostolate that does not receive financial support from the Diocese of Raleigh. Without the regular financial contributions of our wonderful listeners and the critical financial support of our Business Underwriters, WETC-AM could not stay on the air.

On this 40th Anniversary of EWTN, we pray you will consider supporting their mission with a donation to EWTN.

Finally, we also humbly ask that if you are not yet a donor to Divine Mercy Radio, please donate here.

Thank you for your support of our broadcasting ministries and may God bless you.

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Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio was honored to broadcast live from St. Michael The Archangel Catholic Church in Cary as the parish hosted “An Evening with Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ”.

The dinner and presentation allowed invited guests to listen to Fr. Spitzer present his talk “The Four Levels of Happiness”, offering his Catholic perspective based on timeless principles going back to Aristotle - who said that happiness is the one thing we desire in and of itself, everything else is desired for the sake of happiness.

Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D., is the founder and president of the Spitzer Center. A scholar, teacher, author, and seasoned leader, Fr. Spitzer is a pre-eminently a theologian and philosopher. His other fields of expertise, however, include management science, finance, ethics, and physics. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1952, Fr. Spitzer entered the Society of Jesus in 1974, was ordained a priest on June 11, 1983, and took final vows April 4, 1992.

In addition to a pre-talk interview with Fr. Spitzer, Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio hosts Ellen White and Peter K. O’Connell also interviewed the event’s organizer, local Catholic businessman Bob Luddy and St. Michael’s pastor Fr. Michael Burbeck. Many of the guests in attendance were also interviewed a part of the exclusive, live broadcast.

Divine Mercy Radio will soon announce a rebroadcast date for the event which can be heard on Catholic 540-AM and the Divine Mercy Radio app - available to download for free from Google Play and the Apple App Store.

(Pictured l-r Catholic 540-AM Volunteer Program Director Peter K. O'Connell, Divine Mercy Radio Executive Director Cecelia Flanary, Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ & Catholic 540-AM Host Ellen White)

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