He was the first “Tele-Evangelist”, a master of catechesis and the new evangelization, had an intense love for the Our Lady and is on his way to sainthood,. AND … he also happens to be my Holy Crush.
Enter the Venerable Fulton J. Sheen.
While I’d love to claim to be his biggest fan, I’d have my work cut out for me with Ms. Alexis Walkenstein. Alexis, like Sheen, works in media, they BOTH have earned an Emmy, and she has literally written the book on Fulton J. Sheen.
For those of us who are familiar with Sheen, we couldn’t be happier to have at our fingertips the book, Ex Libris: Fulton J. Sheen, by Alexis Walkenstein.
This gem of a book takes some of Sheen’s greatest pearls of wisdom, and places them in together for our spiritual benefit. Ex Libris: FJS is a fantastic addition to your evening reading or morning prayer. The short, quick excerpts from Sheen will surely give you enough to mediate on, pray with and contemplate throughout the day.
Listen Here to Season 5: Episode 6 with Alexis Walkenstein:
Who is Alexis? Well, Lemme tell ya …
Alexis Walkenstein is an Emmy award-winning journalist turned public relations pro working to evangelize the culture with positive media. With over 20 years combined media experience in major markets such a Washington D.C., New York, and Atlanta, Alexis’ career began in Boston at WHDH-TV (NBC), where she managed story assignments and editorial content managing the stations coverage of historic events such as the 9/11 Terror Attack, the death of John Kennedy Jr., the crash of TWA #800, the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church and the death and funeral of now Saint John Paul II. Alexis went on to serve the Diocese of Palm Beach as director of communications and chief spokesperson, a position she held for five years under Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito.
Alexis led communications endeavors for the Maximus Group in Atlanta ,GA and Schneider Associates in Boston, MA where she placed stories with the Associated Press, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Bloomberg, New York Daily News as well as national broadcast such as TODAY, Good Morning America, Nightline, FOX News, CNN, CNBC, MSBNC and more.
Alexis currently resides in Los Angeles, CA and runs her own media and marketing firm AWE! specializing in campaigns for film, television, publishing and personalities. Alexis is from Framingham, MA where she was raised in the faith at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church. He contemporary heroes are Saint John Paul II and Ven. Fulton J. Sheen. Alexis earned a BA in Communication from Regis College in Weston, MA and attended a prestigious Washington Semester in Journalism at American University.
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In honor of Fulton’s 123rd Birthday, we are doing a book giveaway with Alexis’ new book, Ex Libris: FJS and my new book, The Other Side of Beauty.
FIVE (5) lucky winners will receive signed copies of Ex Libris: FJS *and* The Other Side of Beauty. Winners will be chosen via Instagram only on May 8, 2018. Contest ends at 12pm midnight CST on May 8, 2018. To Enter the contest, head on over to my Instagram page for the rules and entry.