In the Company of Charity

S6 E1: Teachings of Our Founders

September 26, 2023

As we prepare to celebrate the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul, Sister Liz Sjoberg, DC, sits down with our very own Sister Marie Poole, DC. As the translator of many volumes of their writings, conferences, and letters, Sister Marie is an expert in St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac. Sister Marie tells us how she got started translating these important documents and how some of the lessons our founders shared in the 17th century can still be applied today.

S5 E22: Accompaniment as Formation

July 18, 2023

Today, we're getting to interview one of our favorite cohosts, Sister Elizabeth Greim, DC! Sister Elizabeth recently attended the Seminarium at our Motherhouse in Paris, where she was in the company of Daughters of Charity from all around the world who work with young Sisters (and Sisters-to-be) in formation. Sister Elizabeth shares some of the insightful bits of information she learned from the experience, including the importance of accompanying those in formation.

S5 E21: Preserving our History

July 4, 2023

Our lives and our history tells the story of the Company of the Daughters of Charity as a whole. It's important to preserve as much of that as we can. This is what Scott Keefer does in the Provincial Archives. Located in Emmitsburg, the archives holds so much history of the Daughters in the US. Scott joins the podcast today to tell us what is important to save, why it's important, and what is the most significant items in the collection.

S5 E20: Building Your Prayer Toolbox

June 20, 2023

Prayer is an important part of creating, strengthening, and maintaining a relationship with God. But sometimes, we all feel "stuck" in prayer. Father Adam MacDonald, SVD joins Sister Liz on the podcast today to chat about prayer. He emphasizes the importance of having a prayer toolbox from which you can pull and help to reenergize your prayer life. They also talk about the types of prayer they have found useful in different points in their lives.

S5 E19: Vocations in South India

June 6, 2023

One of the best parts of the Daughters of Charity is the internationality of the community! Sister Elizabeth Greim recently visited the Motherhouse with other Sisters from around the world. She sat down with Sisters Sibina and Sister Lucy from the Province of South India. Sisters Sibina and Lucy tell us about their own vocation stories, their ministries in India, and more!

S5 E18: From Cared For to Caring For

May 23, 2023

Sister Joyce Weller grew up in the care of Daughters of Charity. During her childhood, she learned to appreciate the charism of the Daughters and the Miraculous Medal. Once she joined the community, her appreciation only strengthened. Listen as Sister Joyce shares her story and things she's learned along the way.

S5 E17: Barnabas's Silent Impact

May 9, 2023

As we read the Acts of the Apostles and other parts of the Bible, we read about Barnabas. However, we never get any quotes from him. Who was Barnabas? How is someone who never speaks so influential to the Church? Father Patrick Griffin, CM, joins Sister Elizabeth Greim, D.C., to break down Barnabas's character and dive into who he was and the impact he made.

S5 E16: Enjoying the Full Easter Season

April 25, 2023

Easter isn't just one day, it's a full season and an experience. Sister Honora Remes, DC, joins us today to remind us of this. She and Sister Liz Sjoberg, DC, swap stories of their Easter seasons throughout the years and share how they have Easter experiences in unexpected moments.

S5 E15: Using Technology for Service

April 11, 2023

Today, Sister Elizabeth sits down with Nipun Mehta, the founder of ServiceSpace. ServiceSpace is a digital ecosystem run entirely by volunteers with the goal of igniting "the fundamental generosity in ourselves and others, creating both inner and outer transformation." They talk about the founding of ServiceSpace, how it inspires users like Sister Elizabeth, and how it can create kindness in the world.

S5 E14: With The Deacons Pod

March 28, 2023

Today, our hosts, Sister Elizabeth and Sister Liz, are joined by the three hosts of The Deacons Pod, Deacon Tom Casey, Deacon Drew Dickson and Deacon Dennis Dolan. They talk about their lives as deacons and sisters, their ministries, and the lessons they've learned along the way. The Deacons Pod: https://paulist.org/deaconspod/

S5 E13: What are Vows?

March 14, 2023

Our vows are a fundamental part of being a Daughter of Charity. What are they and why are the so important? How do we prepare for them? What other traditions coincide with renewing our vows? Our cohosts, Sister Elizabeth and Sister Liz, answer these questions and more!

S5 E12: Sister Bethany, FSP

February 28, 2023

Today, Sister Liz is joined by her longtime friend and Daughter of St. Paul, Sister Bethany. Sister Bethany tells us stories of her discernment and life as a Daughter of St. Paul, including her year living in Italy.

S5 E11: Caring for All Creation

February 14, 2023

"God is equally near in all creatures." This quote from the thirteenth-century mystic Meister Eckhart echoes in the books written by today's guest, Gayle Boss. Gayle shares her love for animals in her books, including All Creation Waits which tells of 25 animals waiting for Advent. She hopes her readers will see parallels of themselves in theses animals and will love and take action to protect God's creatures.

S5 E10: The Truth of Water in Ethiopia

January 31, 2023

On our last episode, we talked about International Project Services and the work they are doing around the world with water. This week, we sat down with someone who is directly impacted by that wok, Sister Felekech. Sister Felekech is a Daughter of Charity from Ethiopia. She talks about life before IPS's water project, when they would get water once a week, and how IPS's work has benefited their whole community.

S5 E9: International Project Services

January 17, 2023

International Project Services is an organization of the Daughters of Charity International founded "to assist Daughters of Charity in low-resourced countries carry out their mission of service to the poor." Sister Mary Louise Stubbs, DC, joins the podcast today to talk about the great works that IPS supports and the projects that are underway now.