One 2 One Podcast

In One 2 One, Kevin Wells, and our priest-on-a-mission, Fr. Dan Leary, expose the graces of abject poverty as they walk you through the footsteps of an American giant, Venerable Aloysius Schwartz. You will be drawn into the life of Fr. Al, that we might “be imitators of him, as he was of Christ” (c.f. 1Cor11:1) in his simplicity and generous service to the poor. Fr. Dan Leary will shed light on how this work of service to the poor continues through the life-giving love of The Sisters of Mary and how we all might be able to practically respond to Christ call to a life of charity.

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One2One Podcast - Easter Journey - Flesh on Ghosts

Our host, Kevin Wells, and priest-on-a-mission, Fr. Dan Leary, discuss the manner in which missionary work for the poor and devastated allows them to see Christ in the flesh, rather than as a forgotten and seldom-remembered Savior.

Hope and Healing

The story does not end in the Cross. It continues in the hope and healing found in the resurrection. Fr. Dan Leary and Kevin are joined by a SPECIAL GUEST, Sr. Margie to discuss the joy and hope of Easter.

The Willing Victim: The Priest Nailed to the Cross

In the concluding episode of today’s Lenten Journey, Fr. Dan Leary and Kevin discuss the willing victimhood God calls us to and how that has been reflecting in the life of Fr. Al and the work of The Sisters of Mary. Read more here…

The Saints Who Shaped Him Into One

Were Fr. Al still alive and was asked to rank his favorite saints in order, the following inventory of saints might do justice to his Top 10 list. Read more…

The Prayerful Mystic; or the Non-Stop Worker?

Few could pin Fr. Al down. At the tortuous moments just prior to his death from Lou Gehrig’s Disease, he belted out whispered commands to those at his bedside: Please remind the Sisters that they must pray three hours every day. Read More…

"The Boldest Man I Ever Knew"

Of the countless descriptors that have come Fr. Al’s way over the years, perhaps none has suited him better than Father. On this very day, there remain tens of thousands of students, graduates, and members from the Sisters of Mary that still refer to Fr. Al as Spiritual Father. Read more…

Father Knew Best

Of the countless descriptors that have come Fr. Al’s way over the years, perhaps none has suited him better than Father. On this very day, there remain tens of thousands of students, graduates, and members from the Sisters of Mary that still refer to Fr. Al as Spiritual Father. Read more…

Life Giving Sacrifice and Maternal Guide

It could be considered that whenever and wherever Fr. Al reached for an orphan, he was reaching for Mariette Beco.

So who was she? Read more…

The Shack

Because our Lenten self-denials often involve a self-amputation of our will, habits and surface pleasures, forty days can seem like four years.

Four years. Shortly after his arrival in Korea in 1957, Fr. Al actually made his Lent last four-plus years by choosing to move into an abandoned shack at the base of a mountain. The “Pastor’s Poorhouse” had no running water, electricity, plumbing, or furnishings. There was little protection from the elements. Read more…

Beginning the Lenten Journey

A brief introduction to the life of Fr. Al Schwartz and the Lenten Journey ahead.

Intro to the Lenten Journey