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Brother George Van Grieken, FSC, and Anthony Ryan To Be Interviewed CatholicTV

1/13/2012 - 11:37 AM PST

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WATERTOWN, MA (January 13, 2012) ĖBrother George Van Grieken, FSC, and Anthony Ryan To Be Interviewed on Live Talk Show of the CatholicTVģ Network.

On January 16, 2012, Brother George Van Grieken, director of vocation ministry, De La Salle Christian Brothers, and Anthony Ryan, The Desert Fathers and the Beginnings of Monasticism, will be featured on the CatholicTV Networkís nationally broadcasted live talk show; This is the Day.

The De La Salle Christian Brothers have as their mission ďto provide a human and Christian education to the young, especially the poor, according to the ministry entrusted to them by the church.Ē (From the Brothersí Rule) This ministry of education seeks realistic ways of touching hearts and teaching minds of students everywhere so as to prepare them as mature members of society and the church.

For the Brother, the ministry of education is an extension of the Gospel. Through prayer and work, he unfolds the salvation of young men and women and shapes his own relationship to God. His life is a life of study, of teaching, of personal and community prayer, and of real community with his brothers and with all those whom he encounters within a Lasallian school or agency.

Itís all about a certain kind of education that St. John Baptist de La Salle brought to life in the late 17th century and turned into an educational movement that today reaches beyond national borders, sectarian differences, and negative educational expectations.

Br. George is currently the Director of Vocation Ministry for the District of San Francisco and resides in Napa; CA. Br. George discusses his experience during his younger years.

ďDuring high school, I went to a Brothersí school and was impressed with the character of the Brothers who taught me. Pretty soon I was thinking of joining them. And then I did. Over the years, Iíve never regretted that decision. Iíve taught in grammar schools, high schools, and been able to teach in places like the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Australia. Itís great to be part of an international family that keeps the same spirit no matter where you are. The Brothers continue to impress and inspire me every day.Ē

As CatholicTV continues to support Vocations Awareness, we invite you to learn more about Br. Georgeís experience and the De La Salle Christian Brothers at:

Also on This is the Day January 17, 2012 will be Ignatius Press Marketing Director Anthony Ryan to discuss to the book The Desert Fathers and the Beginnings of Monasticism. This book takes the reader back to the hour when monasticism was born and describes the life of those revolutionary Christians who sought God in the Egyptian desert. The focus of the book is the life and work of Saint Anthony, whose experiences of the spiritual life have a timeless beauty and validity, even for those not called to live as a monk.

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About the CatholicTVģ Network:

Founded in 1955, CatholicTV Network is a national broadcast television network streaming a live feed 24 hours a day at Heeding Pope Benedict XVI's call to greater utilize the power of television and new media, the CatholicTV Network features its cable TV station, Catholic web site, mobile apps and widget. Celebrate Mass online; pray The Rosary; enjoy programs on prayer, the saints, the Scriptures and the Catholic Church on America's Catholic Television Network.

Live twice a week (Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m.) Father Robert Reed and Jay Fadden host this half-hour talk show with Kevin Nelson, reporting on Catholic news. The hosts discuss various topics of the week in lively discussions for todayís Catholic, and respond to viewer mail (you may also email us at The hosts also conduct interviews with people from around the world and around the corner.

This is the Day may be seen across the US on Sky Angel, and selected carriers. This is the Day may also be seen on demand in the US via Verizon FiOS. CatholicTV has channels in New England on Charter, Comcast, Full Channel, RCN and other carriers. You can watch the CatholicTV Network 24 hours a day at or downloaded via and on your mobile device.

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