Ruah Storytellers Lent

Ruah Storytellers Lent

By Jules Miles and Amanda Beck
Daily stories of faith, suffering, and hope to accompany listeners through the liturgical season of Lent.
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Paige Rien
Paige Rien is a designer, former HGTV-host, author, speaker, mother to four, and convert to the Catholic faith, not necessarily in that order. She is chiefly interested in the intersection of the home and our personal path to holiness. Her first book, Love the House You're In, (Roost Books, March 2016) encouraged readers to treat their homes as sacred spaces to express who they really are and nourish their families. She lives in Maryland with her husband, Francis, and their children. She can be found on Instagram @paigerien and on Facebook.com/lovethehouseyourein. This episode of Ruah Storytellers is brought to you by Amy Heyse specializes in beautiful watercolor Catholic art and portraits. Prints and stickers of her artwork are available for sale through her Etsy shop: Amy Heyse Art. (Http://amyheyseart.etsy.com). You can also find her on Instagram @amyheyseart for a behind-the-scenes look at how her paintings are created. Ruah Storytellers podcast listeners can get 10% off of their order with code: RUAH10. This episode is of the Ruah Storytellers Podcast is also brought to you by Catholic body image coach and Ruah co-founder Amanda Martinez Beck. If you've struggled to embrace the body God gave you or if your inner critic can't stop criticizing your body, Amanda can help. Ruah Listeners can get 20% off their first session by using the link in the show notes and on our webpage. (https://goodbodycoach.as.me/ruah). Featured Music: Ocean Wild Words and music by Nick and Alina De La Torre. © 2019 DLT Productions. As recorded on Only You. Used by permission. https://nickandalina.com
13:57
March 28, 2020
Nell O'Leary
Nell O’Leary is the Managing Editor for Blessed is She, wife, mother of four, attorney-turned-editor, speaker and writer. She loves her chocolate in hot milk, her grilled cheese partially charred, and her laundry folded (preferably by someone else). She and her family live in Saint Paul, Minnesota and you can find more about her on wholeparentingfamily.com. You can find her on Instagram at @the_nell_oleary. This episode of Ruah Storytellers is brought to you by Amy Heyse specializes in beautiful watercolor Catholic art and portraits. Prints and stickers of her artwork are available for sale through her Etsy shop: Amy Heyse Art. (Http://amyheyseart.etsy.com). You can also find her on Instagram @amyheyseart for a behind-the-scenes look at how her paintings are created. Ruah Storytellers podcast listeners can get 10% off of their order with code: RUAH10. This episode is of the Ruah Storytellers Podcast is also brought to you by Catholic body image coach and Ruah co-founder Amanda Martinez Beck. If you've struggled to embrace the body God gave you or if your inner critic can't stop criticizing your body, Amanda can help. Ruah Listeners can get 20% off their first session by using the link in the show notes and on our webpage. (https://goodbodycoach.as.me/ruah). Featured Music: Ocean Wild Words and music by Nick and Alina De La Torre. © 2019 DLT Productions. As recorded on Only You. Used by permission. https://nickandalina.com
11:12
March 27, 2020
Kara Dixon
Kara Dixon is a TV reporter based in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Kara's mission in life is to bring awareness to the beauty and diversity of the world through her stories. When she's not reporting, stockpiling books for her library, or belting our her favorite Hamilton show tunes at karaoke, you can find Kara at church teaching religious education or feeding the homeless. You can follow her on Instagram @Karadixontv or on @karawavy. This episode of Ruah Storytellers is brought to you by Amy Heyse specializes in beautiful watercolor Catholic art and portraits. Prints and stickers of her artwork are available for sale through her Etsy shop: Amy Heyse Art. (Http://amyheyseart.etsy.com). You can also find her on Instagram @amyheyseart for a behind-the-scenes look at how her paintings are created. Ruah Storytellers podcast listeners can get 10% off of their order with code: RUAH10. This episode is of the Ruah Storytellers Podcast is also brought to you by Catholic body image coach and Ruah co-founder Amanda Martinez Beck. If you've struggled to embrace the body God gave you or if your inner critic can't stop criticizing your body, Amanda can help. Ruah Listeners can get 20% off their first session by using the link in the show notes and on our webpage. (https://goodbodycoach.as.me/ruah). Featured Music: Ocean Wild Words and music by Nick and Alina De La Torre. © 2019 DLT Productions. As recorded on Only You. Used by permission. https://nickandalina.com
08:41
March 26, 2020
Liv Harrison
Liv is a professional speaker and emcee with a gift for humor, storytelling and wisdom. She works with youth from junior high to young adult, including work in marriage ministry. Liv has been featured on EWTN, Forte Catholic, Sirius XM, and various other podcast programs, and is currently serving the Junior League of The Woodlands as an active leader who often speaks to the 500 members. In May 2019 she successfully wrote and launched the Genius Catholic Women’s Conference (geniuswomensconference.com) outside of Austin, TX, which will happen again this March in Dallas. Finally, she is married to her high school sweetheart and is a devoted mother of two. This episode of Ruah Storytellers is brought to you by Amy Heyse specializes in beautiful watercolor Catholic art and portraits. Prints and stickers of her artwork are available for sale through her Etsy shop: Amy Heyse Art. (Http://amyheyseart.etsy.com). You can also find her on Instagram @amyheyseart for a behind-the-scenes look at how her paintings are created. Ruah Storytellers podcast listeners can get 10% off of their order with code: RUAH10. This episode is of the Ruah Storytellers Podcast is also brought to you by Catholic body image coach and Ruah co-founder Amanda Martinez Beck. If you've struggled to embrace the body God gave you or if your inner critic can't stop criticizing your body, Amanda can help. Ruah Listeners can get 20% off their first session by using the link in the show notes and on our webpage. (https://goodbodycoach.as.me/ruah). Featured Music: Ocean Wild Words and music by Nick and Alina De La Torre. © 2019 DLT Productions. As recorded on Only You. Used by permission. https://nickandalina.com
11:51
March 25, 2020
Meg Hunter-Kilmer
Meg Hunter-Kilmer is a hobo missionary. After 2 theology degrees from Notre Dame and 5 years as a high school religion teacher, she quit her job in 2012 to live out of her car and preach the Gospel to anyone who would listen. 50 states and 25 countries later, this seems to have been a less ridiculous decision than she initially thought. She blogs at www.piercedhands.com and at www.aleteia.org, though she's much more prolific on Instagram and Facebook. This episode of Ruah Storytellers is brought to you by Amy Heyse specializes in beautiful watercolor Catholic art and portraits. Prints and stickers of her artwork are available for sale through her Etsy shop: Amy Heyse Art. (Http://amyheyseart.etsy.com). You can also find her on Instagram @amyheyseart for a behind-the-scenes look at how her paintings are created. Ruah Storytellers podcast listeners can get 10% off of their order with code: RUAH10. This episode is of the Ruah Storytellers Podcast is also brought to you by Catholic body image coach and Ruah co-founder Amanda Martinez Beck. If you've struggled to embrace the body God gave you or if your inner critic can't stop criticizing your body, Amanda can help. Ruah Listeners can get 20% off their first session by using the link in the show notes and on our webpage. (https://goodbodycoach.as.me/ruah). Featured Music: Ocean Wild Words and music by Nick and Alina De La Torre. © 2019 DLT Productions. As recorded on Only You. Used by permission. https://nickandalina.com
10:54
March 24, 2020
Mary Jo Gerd
Mary Jo Gerd traded in her media career interviewing celebrity actors and filmmakers for the more rewarding, albeit less glamorous vocation of full-time wife and mother. She hasn't looked back since. Well, maybe once or twice. She lives in Denver and enjoys blogging about family life and her reversion to the Catholic faith on lateforchurch.blog. This episode of Ruah Storytellers is brought to you by Amy Heyse specializes in beautiful watercolor Catholic art and portraits. Prints and stickers of her artwork are available for sale through her Etsy shop: Amy Heyse Art. (Http://amyheyseart.etsy.com). You can also find her on Instagram @amyheyseart for a behind-the-scenes look at how her paintings are created. Ruah Storytellers podcast listeners can get 10% off of their order with code: RUAH10. This episode is of the Ruah Storytellers Podcast is also brought to you by Catholic body image coach and Ruah co-founder Amanda Martinez Beck. If you've struggled to embrace the body God gave you or if your inner critic can't stop criticizing your body, Amanda can help. Ruah Listeners can get 20% off their first session by using the link in the show notes and on our webpage. (https://goodbodycoach.as.me/ruah). Featured Music: Ocean Wild Words and music by Nick and Alina De La Torre. © 2019 DLT Productions. As recorded on Only You. Used by permission. https://nickandalina.com
13:37
March 23, 2020
Heather Faase
Heather is a Colorado girl who is happiest in the mountains.  She fell in love with her Midwest-hunk-of-a-husband during her higher ed study of theology; earning an undergraduate degree in theology from The Collage of St Benedict followed by a Masters degree in Systematic Theology from St John’s University. Heather recently went from a decade long career at one of Forbes’ Top 100 Companies to being a stay-at-home mom in Switzerland. Heather is finding a rhythm of loving and caring for her four children, 3 living daughters and her son in Heaven, while also learning how to pay bills, read road signs, and buy groceries in Swiss German. You can follow her family’s adventures and walk through grief on Instagram with the name @travelsandtutus. Today's Featured Sponsor: Today’s episode is sponsored by Sock Religious, offering fun and holy socks for everyday use or special occasions. Popular designs feature various saints, the Divine Mercy, Mary our Mother, to name a few. Visit sockreligious.com or visit the link in the shownotes for 10% off an entire order, one use per customer, using the code RUAH at checkout. Featured Music: Ocean Wild Words and music by Nick and Alina De La Torre. © 2019 DLT Productions. As recorded on Only You. Used by permission. https://nickandalina.com
10:16
March 21, 2020
Meg Matenaer
Meg Matenaer is a writer from Madison, Wisconsin, where she lives with her husband and six children. Her book, Write in Time, is available on Amazon. You can find her at megmatenaer.com. Today's Featured Sponsor: Today’s episode is sponsored by Sock Religious, offering fun and holy socks for everyday use or special occasions. Popular designs feature various saints, the Divine Mercy, Mary our Mother, to name a few. Visit sockreligious.com or visit the link in the shownotes for 10% off an entire order, one use per customer, using the code RUAH at checkout. Featured Music: Ocean Wild Words and music by Nick and Alina De La Torre. © 2019 DLT Productions. As recorded on Only You. Used by permission. https://nickandalina.com
12:00
March 20, 2020
Beth Sri
Beth Sri is the mother of eight children ages 19 to 3, and is married to Catholic theologian Edward Sri. A graduate of Benedictine College, she was among the first FOCUS missionaries. Beth continues to lead and invest in those around her, encouraging fellow wives and mommas in their call to marriage and motherhood through mentorship, small group gatherings and blogging at her website BornToDoThis.org. Though not Italian, she relishes cooking up “authentico” Italian pastas for her growing family. When she’s not in the kitchen making a quadruple batch of something or chauffeuring children to & fro, she can be found on a long run out in the Colorado sunshine or curled up with an annotated Jane Austen novel. Today's Featured Sponsor: Today’s episode is sponsored by Sock Religious, offering fun and holy socks for everyday use or special occasions. Popular designs feature various saints, the Divine Mercy, Mary our Mother, to name a few. Visit sockreligious.com or visit the link in the shownotes for 10% off an entire order, one use per customer, using the code RUAH at checkout. Featured Music: Ocean Wild Words and music by Nick and Alina De La Torre. © 2019 DLT Productions. As recorded on Only You. Used by permission. https://nickandalina.com
19:15
March 19, 2020
Lindsay Schlegel, "Refined"
Lindsay Schlegel is a daughter of God, wife, mother, and believer in the life-giving power of words. She's the author of "Don't Forget to Say Thank You: And Other Parenting Lessons That Brought Me Closer to God" and the host of the weekly podcast, Quote Me. She has also contributed to a number of other Catholic and secular publications, including Verily, Ever Eden, Aleteia, CatholicMom.com, Natural Womanhood, and Blessed Is She. You can learn more about her work and her speaking ministry at LindsaySchlegel.com or on Instagram, @lindsayschlegs and @quoteme_podcast. Today's Featured Sponsor: Today’s episode is sponsored by Sock Religious, offering fun and holy socks for everyday use or special occasions. Popular designs feature various saints, the Divine Mercy, Mary our Mother, to name a few. Visit sockreligious.com or visit the link in the shownotes for 10% off an entire order, one use per customer, using the code RUAH at checkout. Featured Music: Ocean Wild Words and music by Nick and Alina De La Torre. © 2019 DLT Productions. As recorded on Only You. Used by permission. https://nickandalina.com
10:27
March 18, 2020
Rachel Lamb "St. Patrick's Day"
Rachel Lamb, a lifelong Texan, earned her Master of Divinity degree with a certificate in Anglican Studies from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in 2011. After being offered a position as a pro-abortion chaplain with the Episcopal Church, she began volunteering with the pro-life movement, and entered the Catholic Church in 2014. Rachel enjoys speaking consistent truth to the value of all life, and finding common ground within the pro-life and feminist movements. Today's Featured Sponsor: Today’s episode is sponsored by Sock Religious, offering fun and holy socks for everyday use or special occasions. Popular designs feature various saints, the Divine Mercy, Mary our Mother, to name a few. Visit sockreligious.com or visit the link in the shownotes for 10% off an entire order, one use per customer, using the code RUAH at checkout. Featured Music: Ocean Wild Words and music by Nick and Alina De La Torre. © 2019 DLT Productions. As recorded on Only You. Used by permission. https://nickandalina.com
15:03
March 17, 2020
Karianna Frey
Karianna Frey is a wife, mother, and Classical Educator based out of Pasadena California. Originally from the Midwest, she adores red lipstick, vintage style, champagne, and Jesus. You can find her on Instagram at @kariannafrey posting about faith and family, all in an effort to avoid the inescapable, yet sanctifying, chore of housework. Today's Featured Sponsor: Today’s episode is sponsored by Sock Religious, offering fun and holy socks for everyday use or special occasions. Popular designs feature various saints, the Divine Mercy, Mary our Mother, to name a few. Visit sockreligious.com or visit the link in the shownotes for 10% off an entire order, one use per customer, using the code RUAH at checkout. Featured Music: Ocean Wild Words and music by Nick and Alina De La Torre. © 2019 DLT Productions. As recorded on Only You. Used by permission. https://nickandalina.com
14:00
March 16, 2020
Ellen Virginia
Ellen Virginia is a devoted wife and homeschooling mother who loves to share her gift of hospitality with everyone she meets. A natural cheerleader of the heart and a passionate advocate for time spent with Jesus, Ellen delights in encouraging women to choose joy each day. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram: @yokedtothehealer. Todays Sponsors: https://gloryandshine.com/discount/Ruah Today’s episode is sponsored by Glory and Shine, offering lotions, soap bars, lip balms, beard care and much more. All of their products are natural, wholesome, and prayerfully designed and crafted to inspire the Catholic faithful during everyday acts of life and to promote prayer, meditation on Scripture, and marian devotion. For 10 % off of your entire order, use the promotional code Ruah at checkout. Today’s episode is also sponsored by Annunciation Designs, offering practical products to help families call to mind the Sacred in the midst of the ordinary. Popular products include Future Saint activity cards for little ones at Mass, and the monthly snail mail subscription the Wanderlust Catholic. Visit www.annunciationdesigns.com for 10% off of an order of 10$ or more (Wanderlust Catholic excluded). Ocean Wild Words and music by Nick and Alina De La Torre. © 2019 DLT Productions. As recorded on Only You. Used by permission. https://nickandalina.com.
11:18
March 14, 2020
Shannon DeGrave
Shannon DeGrave: Shannon DeGrave is a senior at Holy Family College in Manitowoc, WI, studying Theology & English. Shannon enjoys hiking, singing in their college’s chorale, and listening to opera. Shannon has been published with Engage the Culture, The Novice, and America Magazine.  You can find Shannon at Instagram at @Shandegrave and at Twitter at Shannon DeGrave. Todays Sponsors: https://gloryandshine.com/discount/Ruah Today’s episode is sponsored by Glory and Shine, offering lotions, soap bars, lip balms, beard care and much more. All of their products are natural, wholesome, and prayerfully designed and crafted to inspire the Catholic faithful during everyday acts of life and to promote prayer, meditation on Scripture, and marian devotion. For 10 % off of your entire order, use the promotional code Ruah at checkout. Today’s episode is also sponsored by Annunciation Designs, offering practical products to help families call to mind the Sacred in the midst of the ordinary. Popular products include Future Saint activity cards for little ones at Mass, and the monthly snail mail subscription the Wanderlust Catholic. Visit www.annunciationdesigns.com for 10% off of an order of 10$ or more (Wanderlust Catholic excluded). Ocean Wild Words and music by Nick and Alina De La Torre. © 2019 DLT Productions. As recorded on Only You. Used by permission. https://nickandalina.com.
10:01
March 13, 2020
Kristin Heider
Kristin is a wife, mother, and nurse living in Dayton, OH with her precious brood of four rascals five and under. She has many interests but spends most of her scarce free time trying to decide between napping and making a dent in her book stack. She finds God most easily in a well-crafted plate of food. Todays Sponsors: https://gloryandshine.com/discount/Ruah Today’s episode is sponsored by Glory and Shine, offering lotions, soap bars, lip balms, beard care and much more. All of their products are natural, wholesome, and prayerfully designed and crafted to inspire the Catholic faithful during everyday acts of life and to promote prayer, meditation on Scripture, and marian devotion. For 10 % off of your entire order, use the promotional code Ruah at checkout. Today’s episode is also sponsored by Annunciation Designs, offering practical products to help families call to mind the Sacred in the midst of the ordinary. Popular products include Future Saint activity cards for little ones at Mass, and the monthly snail mail subscription the Wanderlust Catholic. Visit www.annunciationdesigns.com for 10% off of an order of 10$ or more (Wanderlust Catholic excluded). Ocean Wild Words and music by Nick and Alina De La Torre. © 2019 DLT Productions. As recorded on Only You. Used by permission. https://nickandalina.com.
14:18
March 12, 2020
Chika Anyanwu
Chika Anyanwu is an international Catholic evangelist and author currently based in Anaheim, California. She has shared her love for Jesus as a confirmation coordinator and young adult minister in Southern California, is a two-time alumna of the National Evangelization Teams Ministries, is a devotional writer for Blessed Is She, and was an area contact for Life Teen. Her book, My Encounter: How I Met Jesus in Prayer is the perfect pocket-sized testimonial and devotional for all ages. Chika is a part of a big and beautiful Nigerian family, loves coffee, and strives for sainthood every day although bad drivers challenge her sanctity. Todays Sponsors: https://gloryandshine.com/discount/Ruah Today’s episode is sponsored by Glory and Shine, offering lotions, soap bars, lip balms, beard care and much more. All of their products are natural, wholesome, and prayerfully designed and crafted to inspire the Catholic faithful during everyday acts of life and to promote prayer, meditation on Scripture, and marian devotion. For 10 % off of your entire order, use the promotional code Ruah at checkout. Today’s episode is also sponsored by Annunciation Designs, offering practical products to help families call to mind the Sacred in the midst of the ordinary. Popular products include Future Saint activity cards for little ones at Mass, and the monthly snail mail subscription the Wanderlust Catholic. Visit www.annunciationdesigns.com for 10% off of an order of 10$ or more (Wanderlust Catholic excluded). Ocean Wild Words and music by Nick and Alina De La Torre. © 2019 DLT Productions. As recorded on Only You. Used by permission. https://nickandalina.com.
13:29
March 11, 2020
Kerry Weber
Kerry Weber is an executive editor at America, where she has worked since 2009, and the author of Mercy in the City: How to Feed the Hungry, Give Drink to the Thirsty, Visit the Imprisoned and Keep Your Day Job. Todays Sponsors: https://gloryandshine.com/discount/Ruah Today’s episode is sponsored by Glory and Shine, offering lotions, soap bars, lip balms, beard care and much more. All of their products are natural, wholesome, and prayerfully designed and crafted to inspire the Catholic faithful during everyday acts of life and to promote prayer, meditation on Scripture, and marian devotion. For 10 % off of your entire order, use the promotional code Ruah at checkout. Today’s episode is also sponsored by Annunciation Designs, offering practical products to help families call to mind the Sacred in the midst of the ordinary. Popular products include Future Saint activity cards for little ones at Mass, and the monthly snail mail subscription the Wanderlust Catholic. Visit www.annunciationdesigns.com for 10% off of an order of 10$ or more (Wanderlust Catholic excluded). Ocean Wild Words and music by Nick and Alina De La Torre. © 2019 DLT Productions. As recorded on Only You. Used by permission. https://nickandalina.com.
13:15
March 10, 2020
Peggy Weber
Peggy Weber is an award-winning Catholic journalist and the author of Enough as You Are (Loyola Press). She holds degrees from Providence College and Marquette University. She is most especially a wife, mother of three and grandmother of seven. You can find her on Facebook at Peggy Weber and on Twitter at @spunfromtheweb. Todays Sponsors: https://gloryandshine.com/discount/Ruah Today’s episode is sponsored by Glory and Shine, offering lotions, soap bars, lip balms, beard care and much more. All of their products are natural, wholesome, and prayerfully designed and crafted to inspire the Catholic faithful during everyday acts of life and to promote prayer, meditation on Scripture, and marian devotion. For 10 % off of your entire order, use the promotional code Ruah at checkout. Today’s episode is also sponsored by Annunciation Designs, offering practical products to help families call to mind the Sacred in the midst of the ordinary. Popular products include Future Saint activity cards for little ones at Mass, and the monthly snail mail subscription the Wanderlust Catholic. Visit www.annunciationdesigns.com for 10% off of an order of 10$ or more (Wanderlust Catholic excluded).  Ocean Wild Words and music by Nick and Alina De La Torre. © 2019 DLT Productions. As recorded on Only You. Used by permission. https://nickandalina.com.
10:22
March 9, 2020
Theresa Zoe Williams
Theresa Zoe Williams is a freelance writer with bylines at EpicPew, FemCatholic, and CatholicSingles, among others. She has contributed to the books The Catholic Hipster Handbook: The Next Level and Epic Saints: Wild, Wonderful, and Weird Stories of God’s Heroes. She blogs at Patheos at Contemplatio Culture and her personal blog Principessa Meets World and can be found mostly on Twitter @TheresaZoe. Todays Sponsors: https://gloryandshine.com/discount/Ruah Today’s episode is sponsored by Glory and Shine, offering lotions, soap bars, lip balms, beard care and much more. All of their products are natural, wholesome, and prayerfully designed and crafted to inspire the Catholic faithful during everyday acts of life and to promote prayer, meditation on Scripture, and marian devotion. For 10 % off of your entire order, use the promotional code Ruah at checkout. Today’s episode is also sponsored by Pray More Novenas. This Lent, we can’t recommend enough Pray More Retreat.org. This online retreat will help you meditate on the Lord’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection. Everything is online and at your own pace, so you find the time to listen to the five inspiring speakers and 19 total talks. Each talk comes with a video, study guide, and transcript, so you can use it alone or with others. This retreat, most importantly, helps you to focus your eyes on the Lord and transform your prayer life this Lent. To sign up, please visit PrayMoreRetreat.org. Featured Music: Ocean Wild Words and music by Nick and Alina De La Torre. © 2019 DLT Productions. As recorded on Only You. Used by permission. https://nickandalina.com.
11:57
March 7, 2020
Cameron Bellm
Cameron Bellm is a Seattle mom of two young boys. After finishing her PhD in Russian literature, she traded the academic life for the contemplative life (well, as contemplative as chasing two small kids can be!). She is a great lover of Ignatian spirituality, Catholic social teaching, and strong black coffee. You can find her on Instagram at @krugthethinker. Todays Sponsors: https://gloryandshine.com/discount/Ruah Today’s episode is sponsored by Glory and Shine, offering lotions, soap bars, lip balms, beard care and much more. All of their products are natural, wholesome, and prayerfully designed and crafted to inspire the Catholic faithful during everyday acts of life and to promote prayer, meditation on Scripture, and marian devotion. For 10 % off of your entire order, use the promotional code Ruah at checkout. Today’s episode is also sponsored by Pray More Novenas. This Lent, we can’t recommend enough Pray More Retreat.org. This online retreat will help you meditate on the Lord’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection. Everything is online and at your own pace, so you find the time to listen to the five inspiring speakers and 19 total talks. Each talk comes with a video, study guide, and transcript, so you can use it alone or with others. This retreat, most importantly, helps you to focus your eyes on the Lord and transform your prayer life this Lent. To sign up, please visit PrayMoreRetreat.org. Featured Music: Ocean Wild Words and music by Nick and Alina De La Torre. © 2019 DLT Productions. As recorded on Only You. Used by permission. https://nickandalina.com.
13:25
March 6, 2020
Julia Hogan
Julia Marie Hogan is a counselor in Chicago who, in addition to owning her own private practice, leads workshops and writes on topics related to self-care, relationships and mental health. Her book, It's Ok to Start with You is all about the power of embracing your authentic self through self-care. She is passionate about empowering individuals to be their most authentic selves. And here are my social links: Website: juliamariehogan.com Instagram: @juliahoganlcpc. Todays Sponsors: https://gloryandshine.com/discount/Ruah Today’s episode is sponsored by Glory and Shine, offering lotions, soap bars, lip balms, beard care and much more. All of their products are natural, wholesome, and prayerfully designed and crafted to inspire the Catholic faithful during everyday acts of life and to promote prayer, meditation on Scripture, and marian devotion. For 10 % off of your entire order, use the promotional code Ruah at checkout. Today’s episode is also sponsored by Pray More Novenas. This Lent, we can’t recommend enough Pray More Retreat.org. This online retreat will help you meditate on the Lord’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection. Everything is online and at your own pace, so you find the time to listen to the five inspiring speakers and 19 total talks. Each talk comes with a video, study guide, and transcript, so you can use it alone or with others. This retreat, most importantly, helps you to focus your eyes on the Lord and transform your prayer life this Lent. To sign up, please visit PrayMoreRetreat.org. Featured Music: Ocean Wild Words and music by Nick and Alina De La Torre. © 2019 DLT Productions. As recorded on Only You. Used by permission. https://nickandalina.com.
09:39
March 5, 2020
Lauren Montgomery
Lauren Montgomery is cradle Catholic, wife and mother of three kiddos. She holds a Master of Art in Theology from the University of Dallas, and is an RCIA coordinator and teacher at a parish in Kansas City, KS. She is passionate about her faith, and has contributed to a number of publications, including Catholic Match and Radiant Magazine. She is currently sharing her passion with her new podcast, The Catholic Commons--where she'll be breaking down the fundamentals of the faith for Catholics seeking to dive deeper in understanding the richness and beauty of Catholicism.  Learn more about the podcast at Thecatholiccommons.com, or find her on Instagram @thecatholiccommons. Todays Sponsors: https://gloryandshine.com/discount/Ruah Today’s episode is sponsored by Glory and Shine, offering lotions, soap bars, lip balms, beard care and much more. All of their products are natural, wholesome, and prayerfully designed and crafted to inspire the Catholic faithful during everyday acts of life and to promote prayer, meditation on Scripture, and marian devotion. For 10 % off of your entire order, use the promotional code Ruah at checkout. Today’s episode is also sponsored by Pray More Novenas. This Lent, we can’t recommend enough Pray More Retreat.org. This online retreat will help you meditate on the Lord’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection. Everything is online and at your own pace, so you find the time to listen to the five inspiring speakers and 19 total talks. Each talk comes with a video, study guide, and transcript, so you can use it alone or with others. This retreat, most importantly, helps you to focus your eyes on the Lord and transform your prayer life this Lent. To sign up, please visit PrayMoreRetreat.org. Featured Music: Ocean Wild Words and music by Nick and Alina De La Torre. © 2019 DLT Productions. As recorded on Only You. Used by permission. https://nickandalina.com.
10:57
March 4, 2020
Alli Shoemaker
Alli is a part time freelance writer for nonprofit organizations and self taught artist. She is also a childhood cancer advocate, and among the stranger things in her life, she will be a character in the movie Clouds, a Warner Bros. movie based on her younger brother, Zach Sobiech.  She lives in the hearty Midwest with her husband and two little boys, and you can find her on Instagram @allishoemaker. Todays Sponsors: https://gloryandshine.com/discount/Ruah Today’s episode is sponsored by Glory and Shine, offering lotions, soap bars, lip balms, beard care and much more. All of their products are natural, wholesome, and prayerfully designed and crafted to inspire the Catholic faithful during everyday acts of life and to promote prayer, meditation on Scripture, and marian devotion. For 10 % off of your entire order, use the promotional code Ruah at checkout. Today’s episode is also sponsored by Pray More Novenas. This Lent, we can’t recommend enough Pray More Retreat.org. This online retreat will help you meditate on the Lord’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection. Everything is online and at your own pace, so you find the time to listen to the five inspiring speakers and 19 total talks. Each talk comes with a video, study guide, and transcript, so you can use it alone or with others. This retreat, most importantly, helps you to focus your eyes on the Lord and transform your prayer life this Lent. To sign up, please visit PrayMoreRetreat.org. Featured Music: Ocean Wild Words and music by Nick and Alina De La Torre. © 2019 DLT Productions. As recorded on Only You. Used by permission. https://nickandalina.com.
10:00
March 3, 2020
Christina Stafford
Christina is a mom of three living in the Chicago suburbs who spends her free time reading novels, baking up sourdough bread, and doing insane things with homemade pizza. After going through a divorce, she teamed up with her friend Patty to create a community of divorced or separated women who may be struggling to find their place in the Church, called Still Here. You can find Christina on Instagram at @breadandwonderment or in the Still Here Community group on Facebook. Todays Sponsors: https://gloryandshine.com/discount/Ruah Today’s episode is sponsored by Glory and Shine, offering lotions, soap bars, lip balms, beard care and much more. All of their products are natural, wholesome, and prayerfully designed and crafted to inspire the Catholic faithful during everyday acts of life and to promote prayer, meditation on Scripture, and marian devotion. For 10 % off of your entire order, use the promotional code Ruah at checkout. Today’s episode is also sponsored by Pray More Novenas. This Lent, we can’t recommend enough Pray More Retreat.org. This online retreat will help you meditate on the Lord’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection. Everything is online and at your own pace, so you find the time to listen to the five inspiring speakers and 19 total talks. Each talk comes with a video, study guide, and transcript, so you can use it alone or with others. This retreat, most importantly, helps you to focus your eyes on the Lord and transform your prayer life this Lent. To sign up, please visit PrayMoreRetreat.org. Featured Music: Ocean Wild Words and music by Nick and Alina De La Torre. © 2019 DLT Productions. As recorded on Only You. Used by permission. https://nickandalina.com.
10:33
March 2, 2020
Gabriela Reilly
Gabriela is a 21 year old cradle Catholic from Georgia who is attending University for a degree in Nursing. She loves music and singing, and is currently in a season of life dating her boyfriend of almost a year and a half. She has a passion for listening and helping others, and loves to go on outdoor adventures, like hiking and discovering new places in nature. She also runs a personal Catholic blog on Instagram called The Candid Catholic, and would love to have you join her in her mission to authentically spread the Gospel." Featured Music: Ocean Wild Words and music by Nick and Alina De La Torre. © 2019 DLT Productions. As recorded on Only You. Used by permission. https://nickandalina.com.
08:20
February 29, 2020
Anna Bonnema
Anna Bonnema is an open-armed Catholic,  a lover of words and nature, fueled by tea, lattes, and dog snuggles. She is a wife to a man with a contagious laugh, a mom to amazing teenage triplets, an introvert, and always up for  gathering around the table or around the fire, or small celebrations and glitter. You can find her on Instagram at @annabonnema. Featured Music: Ocean Wild Words and music by Nick and Alina De La Torre. © 2019 DLT Productions. As recorded on Only You. Used by permission. https://nickandalina.com.
16:18
February 28, 2020
Becca Crooks
Becca Crooks likes to ask questions, wrestle with words, and drink good coffee. She lives with her husband and two dogs in North Dakota where they spend as much time as they can outside. She shares her thoughts online at www.becwrites.com and can be found on Instagram under @beccrooks. Featured Music: Ocean Wild Words and music by Nick and Alina De La Torre. © 2019 DLT Productions. As recorded on Only You. Used by permission. https://nickandalina.com.
09:10
February 27, 2020
Alina De La Torre
Alina has been playing fiddle/violin since she was 7 and has been singing and songwriting since before she can remember. Her performance experiences range from worship conferences, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, sacred liturgies, bluegrass and country music on national stages, and in-studio work for all genres. Alina is a convert to Catholicism, having come from a staunch anti-catholic evangelical background, and is passionate about uniting the Body of Christ.  Nick and Alina are a husband and wife duo who have been performing together for over 14 years. They are parents to 3 beautiful kiddos and are also full-time evangelists and musicians with a mission to point hearts to Truth through Beauty. For more about Nick and Alina's music, please visit www.NickandAlina.com. Featured Music: Ocean Wild Words and music by Nick and Alina De La Torre. © 2019 DLT Productions. As recorded on Only You. Used by permission. https://nickandalina.com.
16:26
February 26, 2020
Trailer Ruah Storytellers: Lent
Welcome to Ruah Storytellers, a daily Catholic storytelling podcast to accompany you through the season of Lent. Each day (Sundays excluded), a different woman of faith will journey with you to the Cross and Resurrection 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. For more information about our mission, theme, and storytellers, please visit our website www.ruahstorytellers.com. Want to know more about the incredible storytellers featured for the season of Lent? Follow us on Instagram at @ruahstorytellers for information about our storytellers and how to follow their work. 
03:09
February 18, 2020
"When Love Came to Call" by Tara Brelinsky
Tara K. E. Brelinsky is a home schooling mother of 8 living children, with 6 more heavenly ones. Married to her childhood sweetheart, they make their home in NC where they own/operate a restaurant, and raise a small menagerie of critters (in addition to all those wonderful kids). In her spare time, Tara freelances a writer and speaker. She’;s been published in various settings, including Wind & Flame Blog, Catholic Online, Shalom magazine, Seton magazine and others. She is a speaker for IHM Conferences. You can read her musings and inspirations on her personal blog Blessings In Brelinskyville.
16:31
February 15, 2020
"Vigils" by Catherine Barnwell
Catherine Barnwell is a historian living and working in Montreal. She spent the last two years studying in Ireland, where she earned her master’s degree in 2019. She is now back in her home parish in Montreal, and reacclimating to Canadian winters. You can reach her onInstagram at @dearflannery.
09:05
February 14, 2020
"Fold and Press" by Rebecca Slocum
Rebecca Slocum is a lifelong Catholic, a wife, and a mother of 3: one on earth, one on the way, and one saint in Heaven. She is a former teacher, turned stay at home mom, who happily spends most of her day playing cars and trucks, fetching snacks, and repeating herself. In her free time, Rebecca likes to read, write, run, and roam the world. While her roots are firmly planted in Texas, she takes every available opportunity to go on an adventure and explore historic cities, hike and run new trails, and, of course, try beers from every country.
12:07
February 13, 2020
"Looking for Her Light" by Nicole Bazis
Nicole Bazis is the Coordinator of Parish Services at St. Margaret of Antioch Parish, a suburban parish within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. As a staff member in full-time parish ministry, she wears many varied and unique hats. Her days are spent as an RCIA instructor, youth minister, committee leader, communications specialist, pastoral caregiver, and event organizer. Before employment, she received her masters of theological studies from Princeton Theological Seminary and a bachelors studying theology at Fordham University. Apart from her work place, she finds joy being in formation with the Secular Franciscan Order, spending time with her newly rescued tabby cat, Coral, and writing about the intersection between faith and mental health. You can follow her thoughts on www.rubyandteal.home.blog.
21:28
February 12, 2020
"Ordinary Time" by Maria Morea Johnson
Maria Morera Johnson is the author of the award-winning books Super Girls and Halos and My Badass Book of Saints. Her new book Our Lady of Charity, a spiritual memoir, shares stories of how Our Lady of Charity helped her deepen her faith and led her to Jesus after she moved to the United States. Find links to her social media and other writing on the web at mariamjohnson.com.
11:54
February 11, 2020
"If Today You Hear His Voice" by Lindsay Schlegel
Lindsay Schlegel is a daughter of God, wife, mother, and believer in the life-giving power of words. She is the author of Don't Forget to Say Thank You: And Other Parenting Lessons That Brought Me Closer to God and the host of the weekly podcast, Quote Me. She has also contributed to a number of other Catholic and secular publications, including Verily, Ever Eden, Aleteia, CatholicMom.com, Natural Womanhood, and Blessed Is She. You can learn more about her work and her speaking ministry at www.LindsaySchlegel.com or on Instagram, @lindsayschlegs and @quoteme_podcast.
11:41
February 10, 2020
"Eye of the Beholder" by Amanda Martinez Beck
Amanda Martinez Beck is a storyteller and fat activist on a mission to help people embrace the goodness of their bodies. She is the co-founder of the Ruah Storytellers Podcast. In addition to cohosting the Fat & Faithful Podcast, she is the author of Lovely: How I Learned to Embrace the Body God Gave Me. Follow her on Instagram(@your_body_is_good) and visit her website to learn more about the Good Body Initiative.
15:18
February 9, 2020
Amanda Martinez-Beck
Amanda Martinez Beck is co-founder of Ruah Storytellers and lives in East Texas. She is passionate about the power of storytelling, particularly through podcasting. She and her husband Zachary cohost the Arkeo Camino podcast (pronounced "ark-a-o ca-mee-no") and she is also the cohost of the Fat & Faithful podcast. She is the author of Lovely: How I Learned to Embrace the Body God Gave Me, published by Our Sunday Visitor. For more information about Amanda's work, please visit her website https://amandamartinezbeck.com. Music for Today's Episode: "In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project. © 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
09:08
December 24, 2019
Liz Scheicher
Liz Schleicher is an opinion columnist and stay-at-home mother from rural Missouri . You can find her on Twitter as @Punky Mantilla, telling tales of Catholicism, country folks, children and cancer. Music for Today's Episode: "In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project. © 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
09:28
December 23, 2019
Marcia Lane-McGee
Marcia Lane-McGee lives just outside of Chicago raising nine teenage boys as her job as a family teacher. In the moments between taking care of a family of 11, she writes, speaks, and shares her cute outfits on Instagram at @stylishlycia, as well as hosts the wonderful black Catholic podcast, Plaid skirts and basic black. Follow her for booking info as well as her book, Joy in the Meantime, due out in early 2020. Music for Today's Episode: "In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project. © 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
12:33
December 22, 2019
Tara Nicolson
Tara is a Catholic convert living in New Jersey with her daughter, Lilly and husband Ben. During the day she lives out her dream of working as a therapist and clinical social worker. You can find her over on her blog at www.atvillagepark.comand Instagram page using the handle @atvillagepark She can also be found chatting away with her friend on the podcast ‘The Cravert Chronicles’. Music for Today's Episode: "In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project. © 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
09:00
December 21, 2019
Clare McCallan
Clare McCallan is an artist, speaker, and poet, who speaks to local Churches and schools about the love of God through spoken word poetry. She is the artist in residence at the Grunewald Guild. Today’s piece is her artistic interpretation told from the perspective of the little drummer boy. For more information about Clare and her work, please visit her website at https://www.claremccallan.com or visit her on Instagram at @clare_mccallan.  Music for Today's Episode: "In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project. © 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
06:18
December 20, 2019
Melissa Richards
Melissa is a homeschooling mom who lives with her husband and three daughters in Western Illinois. She graduated from the University of Florida with a Masters degree in Religious Studies in 2013 and joined the Catholic Church along with her husband in 2016. She currently works as a Peer Breastfeeding Counselor at her community WIC office, where she helps to educate and support local mothers in their decision to breastfeed their babies. Music for Today's Episode: "In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project. © 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
10:36
December 19, 2019
Lindsay Schlegel
Lindsay Schlegel is a daughter of God, wife, mother, and believer in the life-giving power of words. She's the author of Don't Forget to Say Thank You: And Other Parenting Lessons That Brought Me Closer to God and the host of the weekly podcast, Quote Me. You can learn more about her work and her ministry at LindsaySchlegel.com or on Instagram, @lindsayschlegs Music for Today's Episode: "In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project. © 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
09:21
December 18, 2019
Leticia Ochoa Adams
Leticia Ochoa Adams is a wife, mother and grandmother who lives in the suburbs of Austin Texas. She is a freelance writer who has articles at Aleteia and Our Sunday visitor and has contributed to books such as The Catholic Hipster Handbook and Surprised by Life. Leticia is also a regular on the Jen Fulwiler show on SiriusXM. Her website is leticiaoadams.com. Music for Today's Episode: "In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project. © 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
06:59
December 17, 2019
Megan Harper
Megan Harper is a Clinical Social Worker at Oregon State Hospital. She and her husband Zach and their daughters Zoey and Hannah are parishioners at St. Philip in Dallas, Oregon. Megan is passionate about her faith, social justice, and the Oregon State Beavers! Music for Today's Episode: "In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project. © 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
09:23
December 16, 2019
Nelly Sosa-Rmz
Nelly Sosa is a catholic wife, homeschool mom of two amazing gifts of God, and blogger at El Árbol Menta. Born and raised in a big city in Mexico, adopted the peaceful country living of rural western Pennsylvania seven years ago, and there, in the beauty and peacefulness of creation, she got to know and love the Lord like never before. Music for Today's Episode: "In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project. © 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
15:38
December 15, 2019
Cathy Torrez
Cathy Torrez is a lifelong Catholic, three years a wife and step-mother, and two years a mother. She takes her two small children to Adoration with her every week by choice. Intercessory prayer and offering up sufferings are her strengths. Music for Today's Episode: "In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project. © 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
09:39
December 14, 2019
Brittany Calavitta
Brittany Calavitta is an enthusiastic advocate for a good book, strong coffee, and a hopeful heart. After battling years of infertility, she and her husband welcomed their first child on September 11, 2016. You can follow her journey through her Instagram account (@BritCal) or through her blog at www.liveinthelonging.com Music for Today's Episode: "In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project. © 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
08:04
December 13, 2019
Shannon Schmidt
Shannon Schmidt is a self-professed theology nerd who works full-time as a pastoral associate at a parish outside of Indianapolis. She is the proud mother of four very energetic children and grateful wife to her long-suffering husband, Eric. In her free time she co-hosts the podcast “Plaid Skirts and Basic Black,” which looks at culture, pop culture, and current events through a black Catholic lens. Follow Shannon on Instagram at @teamquarterblack. Music for Today's Episode: "In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project. © 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
08:35
December 12, 2019
Lillian Vogl
Lillian Vogl calls herself the Accidental Mystic, because she isn’t the sort of person you’d expect to be writing about her contemplative insights into God’s Revelation in Scripture and the world. She’s a tax attorney, married, with two children, and no theology degrees. But a vocation for spiritual writing also found her a few years ago, and you can find her blog, Beyond All Telling, on Patheos. Music for Today's Episode: "In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project. © 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
10:36
December 11, 2019
Meg Tietz
Meg Tietz is the creator and host of Sorta Awesome, a weekly podcast for women, and she's the owner of Nikolaus Design, a shop specializing in fine rosaries made to last a lifetime. She'd love for you to pull up a chair on her porch to talk theology, personality types, and all things awesome. She and her husband and their five children make their home in Oklahoma City, and you can connect with her and all of her work on Instagram at sortaawesomemeg.  Music for Today's Episode: "In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project. © 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
10:03
December 10, 2019
Tori Oswald
Tori Oswald lives in Southeast Missouri with her beautiful husband and three wonderful cats. She is a lapsed blogger, trying Catholic, decent wife, and lazy Marian devotee. Find Tori on Twitter if you’re brave — @theolobeer (like theology, but with beer). Music for Today's Episode: "In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project. © 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
08:16
December 9, 2019
Maria Morea Johnson
Maria Morera Johnson is the author of the award-winning books Super Girls and Halos and My Badass Book of Saints. Her new book Our Lady of Charity, a spiritual memoir, shares stories of how Our Lady of Charity helped her deepen her faith and led her to Jesus after she moved to the United States. Find links to her social media and other writing on the web at mariamjohnson.com. Music for Today's Episode: "In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project. © 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
10:26
December 8, 2019
Alexandra Henry
Alexandra Henry is a Dominican-American woman born and raised in the Bronx, NY. She is an Admissions Counselor who had self-published a book poetry called, Songs of Freedom, which can be bought here.  Music for Today's Episode: "In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project. © 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
09:52
December 7, 2019
Rachel Lamb
Rachel Lamb, a lifelong Texan, earned her Master of Divinity degree with a certificate in Anglican Studies from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in 2011. After being offered a position as a pro-abortion chaplain with the Episcopal Church, she began volunteering with the pro-life movement, and entered the Catholic Church in 2014. Rachel enjoys speaking consistent truth to the value of all life, and finding common ground within the pro-life and feminist movements. Music for Today's Episode: "In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project. © 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
12:34
December 6, 2019
Mary Lenaburg
Mary Lenaburg is a writer, speaker, wife and mother sharing her witness and testimony to groups of all ages about God’s Redeeming love and that faith is the courage to want what God wants for us, even if we cannot see where the path leads. Acceptance + Trust = Unimaginable Joy. Mary’s first book, “Be Brave in the Scared: How I Learned to Trust God During my Most Difficult Days” is available wherever books are sold. Mary and her husband have been happily married for 31 years, finding joy among the ashes having lost their disabled daughter Courtney in 2014. They live in Northern Virginia with their grown son Jonathan. She continues to embrace her father’s advice: “Never quit, never give up, never lose your faith. It’s the one reason you walk this earth. For God chose this time and place just for you, so make the most of it.” For more information about Mary's writings, speaking, and ministry, please visit her website www.marylenaburg.com. Music for Today's Episode: "In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project. © 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
11:40
December 5, 2019
Claire Swinarski
Claire Swinarski is the author of multiple books, including Girl, Arise: A Catholic Feminist’s Invitation to Live Boldly, Love Your Faith, and Change the World and the forthcoming children’s novel What Happens Next. She’s also the creator of the The Catholic Feminist Podcast, a top-ranked spirituality podcast with over one million downloads. Claire spends most of her time handing her two kids fruit snacks, strolling the aisles of Target, and making her poor husband watch The Great British Baking Show. For more information about Claire and her ministry, please visit her website www.thecatholicfeministpodcast.com. Music for Today's Episode: "In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project. © 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
08:36
December 4, 2019
JoAnna Wahlund
JoAnna Wahlund was baptized, raised, and married in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. In May 2003, two weeks after graduating from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a degree in English, she converted to Catholicism. She has six terrific kids here on earth, four saints in heaven praying for her, and a wonderful husband of eighteen years who supports her in all things. For more information about JoAnna and her work in the Church, please visit her website, www.catholicworkingmom.com. Music for Today's Episode: "In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project. © 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
09:34
December 3, 2019
Andrea Thomas
Andrea Thomas is a worship leader, songwriter, and entrepreneur. Her performance background turned to a deep love for and call to worship. She has fallen in love with the power of collaboration, and is honored to work with The Vigil Project team and serve as a musician, songwriter, and Co-Director of the organization. Andrea (and her very large Italian family) are from Cincinnati, Ohio. You can learn more about Andrea and her work with the Vigil Project by visiting their website, www.vigilproject.com.  For additional access to the song, including the group's original desire to incorporate a visual with their music, please visit the song's video on youtube.  "In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project. © 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
12:54
December 2, 2019
Jules Miles
Julianne "Jules" Miles is the co-founder and curator of Ruah Storytellers, a new micro-podcast to accompany you on this Advent journey. She is also the creator and host of the Catholic storytelling podcast, Mystery Through Manners. When she isn't busy curating and creating podcasts, she enjoys a full life with her sweetheart, Ryan, and their four (soon to be five!) beautiful children. You can read more about Julianne through her website, www.mysterymannerspodcast.com. Music for Today's Episode:  "In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project. © 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
10:36
December 1, 2019
Teaser Trailer feat. Brittany Calavitta
Want a sneak peak into our inaugural Advent series?  Advent is just around the corner (only one week away!) so we decided to give our listeners a sneak peak into our vision for this platform by releasing a teaser episode featuring one of our gifted storytellers, Brittany Calavitta.  Brittany's writing can be found on her website, www.liveinthelonging.com.  Music for Today's Episode: "In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project. © 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
09:59
November 25, 2019
Trailer: Ruah Storytellers | Advent 2019
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.  For more information about our mission, theme, and storytellers, please visit our website www.ruahstorytellers.com. 
02:25
November 2, 2019