In the Company of Charity

S4 E22: How are We Fighting for Social Justice?

July 19, 2022

Today, Sister Elizabeth is in the company of Rachel Moccia, the Director of the Office of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation for the Daughters of Charity in the United States. Rachel fills us in on her job working to assist the Sisters who are advocating for and educating the public on major social justice issues--care of Earth, hunger, homelessness/insecure housing, human trafficking, migration, and racism.

S4 E21: Intersection of Pop Culture & Religion

July 5, 2022

Longtime friend of our host, Sister Liz, Mike Tenney is the host of the podcast, "Pop Culture Catechism," a podcast which ties our faith with elements of the culture that impact us and the world we live in. In this episode, the friends chat about music, prayer, discernment, and evangelization.

S4 E20: Helping Children Overcome Inequity

June 21, 2022

Today, Sister Liz is joined by Sister Kate McFall, a Daughter of Charity living in Macon Georgia. As a Kindergarten teacher, Sister Kate dedicates herself to improving the lives of her students. In this episode, she shares with us the joys and challenges of teaching, including those brought about by COVID and the inequities in our society.

S4 E19: Living Laudato Si

June 7, 2022

Pope Francis has called all of us to care for our common home in Laudato Si. How are we answering this call? Sister Mary Jo Stein and Sister Catherine France are both a part of our Care of Earth committee. In this episode, they provide examples of how they are living Laudato Si and offer suggestions on how you can start as well as reasons on why it's important to begin now.

S4 E18: My Resurrection Experience

May 24, 2022

Today, our cohosts focus on Lent and Sister Liz discusses what she refers to as her Resurrection experience.

S4 E17: Elizabeth Ann Seton Through Our Eyes

May 10, 2022

In part two of our conversation with Sister Betty Ann McNeil, she continues to dive into who St. Elizabeth Ann Seton was and some lessons we can learn from her.

S4 E16: From Betsy Bayley to Mother Seton; Who Was St. Elizabeth Ann Seton?

April 26, 2022

A lot of us know St. Elizabeth Ann Seton as the first American-born saint or the Foundress of the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph's. But few of us know Mother Seton as intimately as Sister Betty Ann McNeil. In this episode, Sister Betty Ann gives us some insight into who Mother Seton was and how she lived her life.

S4 E15: Living our Ordinary Holiness

April 12, 2022

Host Sister Liz Sjoberg, D.C., catches up with friend and season 1 guest, Lauren Scharmer on this week's episode. The pair discuss the Lenten season, Lauren's new job and how she finds God in her work, and simply living in ordinary holiness.

S4 E14: Paris, Rome, and In Between

March 29, 2022

Sister Ann Mary Doughtery joins us on the podcast this week to tell us stories from her time as a Daughter of Charity. Beginning in Emmitsburg, Sister Ann Mary has worked in Utica, Cameroon, Paris, and now is at the Vincentian Curia in Rome! She is not short of stories to tell!

S4 E13: Housing the Homeless

March 15, 2022

In 2018, the Fuego volcano erupted in Guatemala, impacting the lives of thousands of residents. Some lost their belongings, their homes, their families, or even their lives. Daughters of Charity in the Province of Central America took action in the form of the Welcome Home project. They have successfully built more than 30 homes to house some of the families impacted by the eruption. Listen to this episode with Sister Francely Perez, D.C., to learn more!

S4 E12: Start Lent off Right

March 1, 2022

Our cohosts are back with another cohost chat! This episode, we're talking about ministries, Lent, and ideas for Lenten promises. And, don't forget to give us a call! We might feature you on an upcoming episode.

S4 E11: Working on Both Sides of the Border

February 15, 2022

In today's episode, we're joined by Father Louie Hotop, SJ, and Father Brian Strassburger, SJ, two recently ordained Jesuit priests working on the border in Brownsville, Texas. The pair discuss their unique experiences that led them to Brownsville and their plentiful ministries on both sides of the border, including hosting the Jesuit Border Podcast.

S4 E10: Sister Miriam James Heidland

February 1, 2022

In today's episode, Sister Liz sits down with Sister Miriam James Heidland, a former Division I athlete who had a radical conversion and joined the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT) in 1998. Her story has been featured on EWTN’s The Journey Home, SEEK Conferences, Steubenville Conferences and other outlets. Sister Miriam holds a Master’s degree in Theology from the Augustine Institute and speaks extensively on the topics of conversion, authentic love, forgiveness and healing. She is also affiliated with the John Paul II Healing Center in leading healing retreats for priests and religious sisters across the nation. Sister Miriam’s podcast, Abiding Together, can be found on iTunes. Her books, Restore: A Guided Lent Journal and Loved As I Am can be found on Amazon. She tweets at @onegroovynun

S4 E9: Nicholas Black Elk's Journey to Sainthood

January 18, 2022

Nicholas Black Elk was a Native American who converted to Catholicism. Now, he is on the road to sainthood. In this episode, Sister Elizabeth sits down with Deacon Bill to discuss his life and his importance to Americans.

S4 E8: Learning About St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

January 4, 2022

Who was St. Elizabeth Ann Seton? Many people know her as the first American-born saint. But she was much more than that. Lisa, an employee at the Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, Maryland, has done extensive research on her life and shares some of it with us today.