In the Company of Charity

S5 E5: Our 100th Episode

November 22, 2022

We're celebrating our 100th episode of In the Company of Charity with a brand new cohost chat! Sister Elizabeth and Sister Liz begin by discussing their favorite parts of making the podcast before diving into their most memorable episodes from the last four seasons. At the end of the episode, the pair explain some feast days that are important to Daughters of Charity around the world.

S5 E4: Using Song in Prayer

November 8, 2022

On today's episode, Sister Liz sits down with Francesca LaRosa, a Catholic singer-songwriter. Francesca focuses on writing word-for-word psalms and prayers in an effort to give people an alternate way to pray. Listen now to learn how she got to where she is and why her ministry is so important to her.

S5 E3: Living Generously in Community

October 25, 2022

Sister Lisa Laguna, DC, our vocation director from the Province of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, is back on the podcast! She's here to answer some more frequently asked questions about discernment including family acceptance, transitioning to religious life, and living in community.

S5 E2: Learning through Storytelling

October 11, 2022

Storytelling is such a huge part of many cultures and has been used to teach lessons for centuries. Wakanyi Hoffman knows the power of a story and is using her stories to make an impact on the world. Through her African Folktale Project, Wakanyi is shedding light on the current state of our environment all over the world in hopes to bring attention to the issues around which the Sustainable Development Goals are based. Listen to how her idea came to life on this week's episode!

S5 E1: Planting Seeds of Hope

September 27, 2022

Welcome to season FIVE! And Happy Feast of St. Vincent de Paul! We're celebrating these special occasions with Sister Anne Marie Lamoureux, DC. Sister Anne Marie is the visionary behind Seeds of Hope, a program at the Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, Maryland that brings those who may be struggling some comfort, physically, spiritually, and mentally. Sister Anne Marie talks about the program as well as what brought her to this point.

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!