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Father Erik Pohlmeier; end-of-life doulas; "The Book of Lost Magic"; those amazing Jags

The Most Rev. Bishop Erik Pohlmeier.
Diocese of St. Augustine
The Most Rev. Bishop Erik Pohlmeier.

In May 2022, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Felipe J. Estévez of St. Augustine and named as his successor Father Erik T. Pohlmeier, a pastor in the Diocese of Little Rock, Arkansas, and director of the diocesan Office of Faith Formation and Office of Deacon Formation.

Since his ordination in July, Pohlmeier has been meeting people throughout the 17-county area of the diocese. His emphasis is on evangelization ... meeting people where they are. He spoke with us about life in all its vibrance

Guest: The Most Rev. Bishop Erik Pohlmeier of the Diocese of St. Augustine.

End-of-life doulas

New moms often hire doulas to help bring new life, their babies, into the world. But you might not know that end-of-life doulas are also getting more popular.

An end-of-life doula is a nonmedical professional who provides physical, emotional and spiritual support to the person whose life is ending, and their families and loved ones.

Guest: Tammy LeeAnne Hostetler of Beaches End of Life Doula.

'The Book of Lost Magic'

"The Book of Lost Magic," written and illustrated by students at the Jacksonville Arts & Music School, is a tale that explores the meaning of friendship.

Kai, Kam, Mira and Bash go from questioning each other to learning to trust and working together to defeat the evil Apollyon, who would want nothing more than to eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


Those amazing Jags

The Jacksonville Jaguars overcame a 27-point deficit to take down the Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday in their playoff opener. Our own Josh Torres was there to witness it.

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