As part of our mission to communicate the faith through the media, our friars collaborate closely with EWTN. Friars are engaged in various studio and production roles. You’ll see us hosting shows or behind the scenes filming, directing, editing, assisting in the production of live broadcast, and leading pilgrimages. Above all, we reverently and whole-heartedly celebrate the televised daily Mass touching millions across the globe.We are blessed to participate in the New Evangelization.
With the Eternal Word Television Network, we use as energetically as possible, all forms of mass communication in the apostolate. Especially television, radio, internet and the printed word. Urged on by the love of Christ, with the assistance of Our Blessed Mother and zeal for the salvation of others, the friars are modern day missionaries sharing in the Church’s mission of evangelization, a work of God’s mercy.
Friars engaged in the EWTN apostolate contribute to the spread of the Gospel particularly through the spiritual support they offer to its employees. Providing the employees with the sacraments, direction and retreats, encouragement and prayer is an important part of the friar’s charism.
Over the years the friars have made appeared on several EWTN programs. Br. Leo Mary was the first to host his own show, “Hey Brother Leo.” Taping began in 1997 and continued through 2004 and still re-airs during the EWTN children’s programming hours. Fr. Joseph showcased the gothic Catholic churches of Iowa with his series, “Faith in the Heartland.” The program premiered in 2004 and can be purchased at the EWTN Religious Catalogue.