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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One 2 One Podcast - "Oh Father, Where Art Thou?"

On Father’s Day weekend, Kevin Wells and missionary priest Fr. Dan Leary discuss the symmetry between the fatherhood of dads and priests in rectories. They succeed – and fail – in similar ways.

One 2 One Podcast - "I Never Knew You"

Kevin welcomes Fr. Dan Leary back into the One2One Podcast as the pair discuss the might and power of Fr. Al as portrayed in Kevin’s just-released biography, Priest and Beggar. Fr. Dan discusses drawing from the sacrificial life of Fr. Al’s priesthood and bringing into his own – and of the priests that make a choice to live more comfortably.

One 2 One Podcast -The Cancelation of Our Paragons

Kevin shares a wide-open discussion with Indiana priest Fr. Jonathan Meyer, whose witness of sacrifice and radiance for his flock during the pandemic, brought 28,000 new subscribers to his All Saints parish YouTube page. Discussed today is the “insanity” of many of today’s bishops and priests having left the holy path that St. John Vianney and Venerable Aloysius Schwartz blazed for the world.

One2One Podcast - Easter Journey - Heroes and Bullies with Dr. Janet Smith

Kevin invites renowned author, scholar and moral theologian Dr. Janet Smith into the One2One Podcast today to contrast the soaring heroism of Father Al with the many dark clouds that hover over the American Catholic Church today.

One2One Podcast - Easter Journey - Bishop Joseph Strickland Live on One2One!

America’s boldest shepherd joins One2One host Kevin Wells on today’s podcast to discuss the prophetic voice the shepherd must possess today. With the Heresy of Modernism around every corner, the Texas bishop tells Kevin how devotion to the Eucharist and the consolation of the Blessed Mother has guided and shaped his voice as he’s addressed issues other bishops refuse to touch.

One2One Podcast - Easter Journey - Live from Chalco

Our host, Kevin Wells, and priest-on-a-mission, Fr. Dan Leary, discuss the the burdens of poverty children enter with and the resurrection offered upon entering Girlstown – and that same resurrection offered to all of us in through our suffering.

One 2 One Podcast - Chalco's Loud Miracles

One2One Podcast host Kevin Wells travels to Chalco, Mexico to spend time with Fr. Dan Leary at Girlstown, where he is overwhelmed by 3,300 joy-filled girls, Fr. Dan’s intense spiritual work load and a graduate who plays the cello like Yo-Yo Ma. In fact, Leo – who was adopted by the Sisters of Mary as a baby and is a graduate of Boystown in Korea – occasionally performs in orchestral concerts with Yo-Yo Ma.

One 2 One Podcast - Easter Journey - The Good Shepherd's Lost Flock

Our host, Kevin Wells, and priest-on-a-mission Fr. Dan Leary discuss the lost flock, the fading voice of the Good Shepherd, and the identity of the shepherd that will lead them back. He will have his work cut out – more than a year after shutting down churches, Masses, and the sacraments because of COVID-19, many American bishops are wondering what they have wrought. Several millions of once Mass-attending laity remain at home on Sunday. Too many believe they will never return.

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