On Tuesday, Aug. 14, Sr. Gerard Marie, Sr. Kathleen, and I ventured out of our home to the home of JMJ Radio on a united mission: to tell Northeastern Pennsylvania about St. Jeanne Jugan.
As you might have guessed, JMJ Radio, named in deference to Jesus, Mary and Joseph, is a Catholic radio station which provides local and national programming to listeners in Northeastern Pennsylvania via WQOR 750 AM and online at www.jmj750.com.
When we arrived at the studio, which is located in the offices of the Oblates of St. Joseph Seminary in Pittston, Pa., we were greeted by station owner Ed Niewinski. Following a tour of the seminary’s beautiful chapel, we made our way to the second floor of the building and entered the studio. After we received some brief instructions and conducted our sound checks with the station engineer, Mr. Niewinski introduced us to listeners in the station’s 11-county region! Talk about nerve wracking! But, our anxieties were quieted quickly as we opened the show with the novena prayer to St. Jeanne Jugan.
During our nearly 30 minutes on the air, it was a joy for me to interview Sr. Gerard Marie and Sr. Kathleen. Together, they did a wonderful job explaining the apostolate of the Little Sisters, how the congregation was formed, what it’s like to be a Little Sister, and inviting the community to celebrate Mass with us in the chapel at our home on St. Jeanne Jugan’s feast day.
Following the show, we enjoyed a little visit with Fr. Paul McDonnell, O.S.J. who is the seminary rector and vocation director at the Oblates as well as an executive board member and a spiritual advisor to JMJ Radio. Fr. Paul is also a good friend to the Little Sisters and has visited our home to celebrate Mass.
We really had an exciting day at the station, and we look forward to visiting again to share the good news of Jesus!
To listen to the Little Sisters’ broadcast, please click on the following link. To learn more about JMJ Radio, please visit www.jmj750.com.