Welcome to Ruah Storytellers, a daily Catholic storytelling podcast to accompany you through the season of Advent. Each day, a different woman of faith will journey with you to the manger through the power of story. Through the gift of poetry, spoken word, oral storytelling, and song, listeners can deepen their faith and find shared purpose and hope this liturgical season.
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In the second part of our two-part series on creating, Jules tries to answer a question central to her own journey: what now? Now that we understand the spiritual significance of creating with our Creator, what are we to do with the creation itself? How can the creative works of artists also aid us in our spiritual journeys?
In today's episode, we journey with Laurence Pierson, an artist we featured last episode, to understand the spiritual significance of icons, why praying with images is so central to certain Christian traditions, and how we each can integrate the arts into our prayer lives.
Music for today's episode:
Music and Lyrics by Corrie Marie Music. SINGLE RELEASE. Used with Permission.
Check out the incredible work of Behold! Visio Divina at their website https://www.beholdvisiodivina.com.
In this BONUS episode of our fiction series, we talk with Ignatius Press author Eleanor Bourg Nicholson on her new book, "A Bloody Habit." In our discussion we speak about the importance of the Gothic tradition, why more people should be reading this "spooky" literature, and the modern corruption of the vampire genre. Please listen for a SPECIAL PROMOTION from Ignatius Press for Eleanor's novel!
Thank you to the Mosleys, for their wonderful song "Running Out the Road," which provided the perfect backdrop for this episode.
Fiction Series, Episode Four
In our final episode in our series on American Catholic Fiction, I talk with two award-winning authors of fiction about their style of writing and the necessity for some Catholic authors to find their niche writing OUTSIDE of Catholic circles. I can't tell you how much I love this episode and talking to these two amazing authors, Suzanne Wolfe and Phil Klay.
Fiction Series, Episode Three
After learning about the importance of fiction and one of the greatest literary minds of the modern era, it's time to dive into the modern Catholic literary world! In this episode, we'll talk to Regina Doman (Chesterton Press) and Bernardo Aparacio (Dappled Things) about the importance of the Catholic arts and writing with Catholic audiences in mind.
Fiction Series, Episode Two
Curious about the life and works of one of our country's most esteemed authors? In this episode, experts will try to convince, me, the ultimate Flannery skeptic, about the genius of this fascinating woman and why her writing still matters today.
Fiction Series, Episode One
In the first episode of our mini-series on American Catholic fiction, we ask the question of why reading fiction is important for both our spiritual and moral development. We'll talk to experts from all over the country about this topic, including women from one organization who are on a mission to bring fiction back into the daily lives of mothers (and fathers!) all over the country.