“This program is the third in a three part series on the life of Hermann Cohen, the renowned piano player who converted to Catholicism and eventually became a Carmelite Friar. Fr. Cohen’s life was a remarkable witness to the power of the Eucharist and the power of prayer. In this third conversation on Hermann Cohen’s life, Mark and Frances discuss his close relationship with the famous Franz Liszt, and the role that Fr. Cohen played in bringing Liszt back to the faith. They also discuss the impact Fr. Cohen had on the spread of Eucharistic adoration, especially night adoration. They also discuss the remarkable events that led eventually to Hermann Cohen’s death and the sacrifices he made toward the end of his life.”
We can never hear enough about the power of the Eucharist and the influence it can have on people’s lives. In this compelling program, Mark and Frances discuss the life of Hermann Cohen, a famous pianist who converted to Catholicism and eventually became a Carmelite Hermit. This is a fascinating story with three central characters, Hermann Cohen, the Blessed Mother, and our Lord, in the form of the Holy Eucharist. Cohen’s story is one of faith and inspiration for anyone looking to find the central meaning in our lives. Despite a very colored and misguided early life, Hermann Cohen, through his contact with our Lord in the Eucharist, came to understand the true meaning for his life, and for all our lives.
Mark and Frances discuss the remarkable story of Hermann Cohen, a very famous classical pianist who became a Carmelite Friar. In this first of a two part series, they focus on the story of Fr. Hermann, as he would come to be known, and his incredible cure at Lourdes. Fr. Hermann suffered from an advanced stage of glaucoma, and was beginning to lose his eyesight when he decided to begin a novena to Our Lady of Lourdes. His novena began on the feast of St. Raphael the Archangel. While on pilgrimage to Lourdes, Fr. Hermann also had the good fortune to meet Bernadette Soubirous, who, like Fr. Hermann, had been ravished by Our Lady. Fr. Hermann, in his personal writings says, “Mary revealed to me the mystery of the Eucharist.” This is a truly remarkable story of faith, blessing and redemption.