Kevin Matthews & Broken Mary

Thanks to everyone who joined us on March 4 for a conversation with Chicago radio legend Kevin Matthews, as he discussed his legendary career and his spiritual journey that led to his book Broken Mary. We had nearly 800 visitors from all around Chicagoland, Wisconsin, Indiana and a great crowd from our own parish. For those who missed the event. the program was recorded and will be posted here soon. We are very grateful for all of our volunteers, including the members of the Saint Juliana Pastoral Council, for making this event possible.

I am certainly not Dr. Phil. I am not going to tell you what to do or how to live your life, but I do invite you to give to God, the biggest mess, everything broken about you.

~ Kevin Matthews

About Kevin and Broken Mary

In 2008, Kevin Matthews, a well-known ABC and CBS radio personality in Chicago, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. As the drive-time radio host for seventeen years on AM 1000 The Loop and ABC and CBS radio, and also the voice of his sports commentator, Jim Shorts, and other characters, Matthews entertained ten million listeners weekly, sold out every appearance in the Midwest, and performed in front of 65,000 fans at Grant Park. He traveled around the world, met the famous, had babies named after him, and helped countless charities. He entertained hundreds of thousands of people inside prisons, army bases, and backyards. His promotions included comedy jams, a band, barbeque throw downs, and golf outings.

Broken Mary is Matthews’ story of his early years in radio and stand-up comedy, his successful career, his struggle with MS, his awakening to the dignity of women, and, importantly, his chance encounter with a broken statue of Mary left next to a dumpster and all that happened as a result. Told with Matthews’ signature good humor, this confession of the brokenness of mankind is touchingly honest, personally inspiring, and full of hope.

3 Cs in Christ

Kevin's visit was the third event in our adult faith formation program, 3 Cs in Christ: Coffee, Conversation and Contemplation. Please join us for future events.

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