January 29, 2014: Remembering Penny Lord

~by Susi Pittman

It was 1991 and living in the country, we had just installed our much anticipated satellite television dish in the yard. It was at that time that I first found Mother Angelica’s Catholic TV station off the Galaxy 5 satellite. What a blessing that was! One of my favorite programs was Bob and Penny Lord bringing us to foreign countries where we learned about the holy saints of the Church and their lives among us. For me it was fascinating and increased my love for my Faith.

I met Penny through Mother Angelica and found her to be one of the most authentic and dear Catholic women I had ever met. Her kind words to me and support of my mission in stewardship will never be forgotten. I know it wasn’t only just to me, but to many, her voice had a reassurance, a love and a profound settling upon our souls. Jesus indeed had given her a countenance of peace that followed her everywhere.

My library contains every book that she and Bob wrote, but, my favorite by far was her first, This Is My Body, This Is My Blood: Miracles Of The Eucharist. My suggestion to any Catholic, whether a  Catholic convert like myself or cradle Catholic, is to purchase this book and reference it on a regular basis. It is blessed.

Penny, you would always finish your television show with We love you!

Oh woman of deepest faith, how we love you back and may it please Jesus that He loves you for all of us into eternity.

Susi Pittman is founder of CatholicStewardsofCreation.com and Owner-President of Twin Oaks Publishing; she is author of Animals in Heaven? Catholics Want to Know!; an advocate for the Florida Catholic Conference; a member of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Council of Women in Jacksonville, Florida; an Associate of the Sisters of St. Joseph, St. Augustine;a member of the Florida Publishers Association, Independent Book Publishers Association, the National Association of Professional Women, the ASPCA, the Humane Society of the United States and the National Audubon society.
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