Iraqi Catholics in Boston: Program #0564 for Monday, August 26, 2013

August 26, 2013

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Iraqi Catholics in Boston

Iraqi Catholics in Boston

Today’s topics: Iraqi Catholics in Boston

Summary of today’s show: The Archdiocese of Boston is incredibly diverse with Catholics with origins all over the world. Scot Landry is joined by Sermed Ashkouri and his wife, Aseel Alber; and Feras Michael and his wife, Sema Ashkouri, to talk about their experience practicing their Catholic faith as members of the Syriac Catholic rite of the Church; the founding of Our Lady of Mesopotamia Syriac Catholic Mission in Newton, where they worship; the challenges of having Mass one Saturday per month with a priest who has to travel from Pennsylvania; the effort to rebuild lives in a new country and to maintain their customs and traditions of their cultures.

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Today’s host(s): Scot Landry

Today’s guest(s): Sermed Ashkouri and his wife Aseel Alber; Feras Michael and his wife Sema Ashkouri; Christopher Kelley

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