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"A heartfelt, personal story of the gradual awakening of a woman who comes to see that preferring the 'human to the perfect' does not alienate her from authentic spirituality but allows her to live more fully."

Kathleen Norris,
author of The Cloister Walk

Mary's Recent Radio Appearances 

  • The BBC interviewed me on the 85th anniversary of Mother Teresa's srrival in Calcutta.
  • I had a very interesting conversation with Bill Thompson for his Eye on Books podcast.
  • I enjoyed speaking with Geraldo as part of his coverage of the election of Pope Francis.
  • While I was in Arizona on the book tour I was interviewed at the local PBS station for The God Show.
  • I had a great discussion over at CultureShocks with the Rev. Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
  • Ron Hogan interviewed me for his Life Stories series on Beatrice.
  • Gwarlingo, a new arts and culture site, featured an interview with Mary in their first podcast.
  • Annie Sapucaia of New Books in Secularism interviewed Mary about her experiences in the
  • Missionaries of Charity and reflections on them (this interview was cross-posted on New Books in Religion).
  • CBC, Canada's public radio, featured Mary Hynes interviewing Mary Johnson on the show Tapestry. They discussed vows, service, Mother Teresa, and Mary's beliefs today.
  • Mary had a delightful interview with Radio Boston's Meghna Chakrabarti at WBUR.
  • New Hampshire Public Radio's Virgina Prescott interviewed Mary on "Word of Mouth."  
  • Mary was the featured guest on Wisconsin Public Radio's Veronica Rueckert Show
  • On The Middle Ground radio show Mary talked about politics and religion.
  • Mary discussed the Vatican assessment of American sisters with Burt Cohen
  • Dara Lurie and Mary Johnson spoke at the Hudson Opera House for ArtsWalk
  • Madison, WI, WORT with Stan Woodward, Eight O'Clock Buzz
  • Interview with Joe Donahue on Northeast Public Radio, WAMCThe Round Table
  • KERA with Krys Boyd in Northern Texas on Think,
  • Interview with Richard Aedy on Australian Broadcasting Company's radio show, Life Matters


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