Late last month, wedged between my recent speaking-related jaunts to New Hampshire and Minnesota, I was flown down to Irondale, AL to the studios of EWTN. I was the guest of EWTN at the request of Johnette Benkovic, the founder Women of Grace ministries and hostess to its related TV show and radio hour. Together we recorded five TV shows in a series that will air either later this year or into next year. When I find out, I’ll let you know.
I also got to sit in with Johnette on a live radio show that aired on October 24, and you can listen to that show here in podcast form.
Thought you’d like some of the photos I took in between the acts.
I don’t mind telling you that doing anything on television is a bit daunting for me. Between the hair, the make-up (which I’m allergic to!), and wardrobe changes, it was a full day, and a bit exhausting. But I give credit to Johnette who not only did 5 shows with me for TV, and one live radio hour… she was on day 4 of 5 days of recording programming. I told Johnette she’s got amazing energy and stamina! She’s a pro and an inspiration of poise and confidence.
I was very happy to begin the busy day with daily Mass in the famous chapel (that so many have seen on TV).
All the programming at the EWTN studios takes place steps away from Mother Angelica’s old office space where she worked for many years. Here’s a few photos of that special work space.
I also enjoyed good weather the day I visited, and took a little walk around the grounds… and discovered that many people enjoy visiting EWTN and making a little pilgrimage to the grounds and chapel there.
EWTN owns a few private homes where guests live during their stay. I was happy to watch two world series games while I was there for two nights!