Riding the Air Waves

Br. David   1

I had my text in front of me, headphones on, water at the ready, and microphone straight ahead.  The technician’s fingers behind the glass counted down: five… four… three… two… one… “Today we are very pleased to welcome, on the Radio Family Rosary program, Br. David Snow, SOLT,” Dorothy’s voice sounded in my ears.  After her brief introduction, it was my turn—time to put myself out there for thousands of listeners in Phoenix.  Come, Holy Spirit!

Rewind!  Back in April, when Fr. Mark told me that I would be spending the summer at Most Holy Trinity, our SOLT parish in Phoenix, Arizona, I wasn’t too surprised.  Since I had just finished my second year of theology, the seminary had me slated to do a summer parish internship.  Most Holy Trinity was an ideal place to get lots of pastoral experience because of all its ministries and activities both in English and Spanish.  I had a long list of things to try and do there: serve at weddings, baptisms, and regular Masses; attend RCIA and marriage prep classes; spend time with the youth group and some adult ministry groups; learn about parish administration.  Being on the radio wasn’t on the list or even on my radar, but God’s ways are not my ways (cf. Isaiah 55:8-9).

While in the parish, I had been attending weekly meetings of the Legion of Mary.  Each meeting, I would lead the group in their prayers and deliver a brief spiritual reflection.  I was humbled when several of the members commented on how much they enjoyed my talks.  Little did I know that one of them, Dorothy, had begun the Radio Family Rosary program in Phoenix years ago.  One week after the meeting, she approached me and asked if I would be able to record four short reflections for the radio on faith and the nation during the week of July Fourth.  My superiors gave me the green light, so I agreed.

Over the next few weeks, I prayed over, wrote, and practiced my talks until one Wednesday morning I got an unexpected call from Dorothy.  The station had half an hour available for us to record that very morning, so we had to strike while the iron was hot!  About an hour later, I found myself in front of that microphone, praying to the Holy Spirit.  How did it go, you ask?  Well, listen for yourself: http://www.radiofamilyrosary.com/july-2021-broadcasts/ (scroll down to the Week of July 5 module).

Br. David Snow, SOLT

November 1, 2021 - 11:09am
Categories: 

Latest Posts

This is Holy Ground

Groundbreaking for the Sisters' Motherhouse

This is Holy Ground! The SOLT Sisters break ground for their Motherhouse in Corpus Christi, Texas. The shovel in the ground is only the...Read more

Our Founding Sister Turns 95 Today!

Sr. Mary of the Redemption, SOLT, hails from Lowell, Massachusetts where she met Fr. James Flanagan, founder of the Society of Our Lady of...Read more

The Last Shall Be First

Br. Adam Schmitzer

Nestled at the base of the Pyrenees Mountains, right alongside a softly flowing river, and surrounded by the antiquity of a little French town,...Read more

Subscribe to Blog
  •  
  • 1 of 32