Touched by an Angel

Touched by an Angel

Friar Jack Wintz and I just returned to Serra Retreat Center, in Malibu, after my interview with Roma Downey, best known for her role some years ago as Monica in CBS’s Touched by an Angel. We went to her home not far from here, where she and mega-producer Mark Burnett raise their family. She’s working now on an educational series for young children, using angels to help give lessons on the ABCs etc. Little Angel, it will be called, and will be out later this year. Too bad we couldn’t take photos of the three of us looking together at a trailer for the series! What a spot–waves crashing down the hill, radiant heat from the ceiling heaters so we could sit outside, a nice cup of Irish tea–need I continue? This on the heels of Jack’s interview with Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez about their forthcoming film The Way yesterday. More on that later–it was fantastic! Tomorrow we fly home, agreeing, it was a good week!

 
 

About the Author

John Feister is editor in chief of St. Anthony Messenger magazine. He has a B.A. in American Studies from University of Dayton, and master's degrees in Humanities and in Theology from Xavier University. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada, and was previously an adviser to the Communications Committee of the U.S. Catholic bishops (2000-2006). His latest book, Thank You, Sisters: Stories of Women Religious and How They Enrich Our Lives is available from the Franciscan Media catalog. He has cauthored four books with Richard Rohr (Franciscan Media), and coauthored, with Charlene Smith, the biography of Thea Bowman (Orbis books).