Our Lady and the Eldest Daughter of the Church

Discover the Catholic story through the story of Catholic France, called the “Eldest Daughter of the Church.” From the Martyrs of Lyon during the Roman Empire, through the glorious Gothic cathedrals and the rise of the universities in the Middle Ages, to the great saints of the 19th and 20th centuries, this course explores some of Catholicism’s greatest moments and accomplishments. We will hear the stories of people like St. Joan of Arc, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Francis de Sales, and St. Therese of Lisieux, as well as holy Catholic sites like Lourdes, Chartres Cathedral, and Mont Saint-Michel.

Greg Smith

For four decades, Greg has taught and traveled, written and led throughout the Christian world, over thirty of those as a Protestant. After a decade-long “Road to Rome” journey, Greg and his wife “crossed the Tiber” and joined the Roman Catholic Church in 2016. With his eclectic background, he brings a global perspective on the historic Christian faith. Currently, Greg serves as the Director of Ministries at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, teaches at the Lakeshore Academy for the New Evangelization, and is the founder of Considering Catholicism.