This Wednesday, May 20 at 3:00 p.m., The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, the arts center of the Archdiocese of New York, presents “When Life Gives You Pears: A Conversation with Jeannie Gaffigan.”  The free streaming event can be viewed online at, or The Sheen Center’s Facebook Live or YouTube channels.

Producer, television writer and author Jeannie Gaffigan joins The Sheen Center’s Interim Executive Director David DiCerto for a conversation about the importance of faith, family and laughter in getting us through these difficult times. She will also share how her own life-threatening health scare has given her a new perspective on the redemptive power of suffering, recounted in her latest book, When Life Gives You Pears: The Healing Power of Family, Faith and Funny People.

A Conversation with Jeannie Gaffigan” is just one of the many offerings in The Sheen Center’s new Faith, Hope & Loveseries. While current circumstances prevent gathering together in the Loreto or Black Box Theaters on Bleecker Street, The Sheen Center has taken its mission digital and is excited to offer new online content inspired by those sustaining virtues, drawing one another together through the values that unite us. Weekly programming consists of the following:

  • Contemplative Tuesdays – A showcase of beautiful and sacred images from our Gallery artists and past artists-in-residence, with accompanying reflections from them.
  • Live Stream Wednesdays – Presenting all-new events including timely and insightful interviews with thought leaders from the arts, religion and culture; “virtual” sneak peeks of upcoming movies; and more.
  • Feel Good Fridays – A musical uplift to carry you into the weekend from global musicians and singers in a variety of genres.

For more information about upcoming programming in the Sheen Center’s new Faith, Hope & Love series, visit

And, as always, you can look for fresh Meaningful Monday and Throwback Thursday posts on our social media platforms.

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture ( is a New York City arts center located in NoHo that presents a vibrant mix of theater, film, music, art and talk events. The arts center of the Archdiocese of New York, The Sheen Center serves all New Yorkers by presenting performances and artists that reflect the true, the good, and the beautiful.  Named for the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, best remembered as an inspirational author, radio host and two-time Emmy Award-winning television personality, The Sheen Center reflects his modern-day approach to contemporary topics. The Sheen Center is a state-of-the-art theater complex that includes the 270-seat off-Broadway Loreto Theater, equipped with five-camera high-definition TV and live-stream capability and a multi-track recording studio; the 80-seat off-off-Broadway Black Box Theater; four rehearsal studios; and an art gallery.