In the Company of Charity

S5 E14: Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

February 27, 2024

For the second week of Lent, we're joined again by Father Patrick Griffin, CM. Father Patrick continues his analysis of the Psalms of Lament with Psalm 88

S5 E13: Digging into the Psalms of Lament

February 20, 2024

This Lent, our friend Father Patrick Griffin, CM, is helping us to dig deeper into the Psalms, specifically the Psalms of Lament. Starting this week, Father analyzes the psalms and helps us to think about them in a potential new light.

S5 E12: How We're Preparing for Lent

February 13, 2024

Each year, as we enter into the Lenten season, we begin a time of special reflection. On this podcast, we share how both Sister Elizabeth and Sister Liz plan to spend their Lent. Be sure to stay tuned to the end to find out who we will be having on the podcast throughout Lent to journey with us.

S5 E11: A Vincentian Pilgrimage

January 30, 2024

This episode, Sister Liz Sjoberg, D.C., is joined by Sister Kara Davis, D.C. Sister Kara recently returned from the Vincentian Session at the Motherhouse in Paris, France. The session was designed for Sisters between 7-10 vocation and allowed them to meet others from around the world, pray at the Motherhouse, and visit important sites from St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac's lives. Sister Kara shares the highlights of the month-long experience and offers advice on how you can have your own pilgrimage without leaving your town.

S5 E10: Looking Back at World Youth Day

January 16, 2024

World Youth Day is an experience like no other. Seeing so many young people in one place, so proudly and energetically celebrating their faith is so very moving. Sister Jean Rhoads, DC, and Sister Carissa Kulpa, DC, both had the honor of attending in August in Lisbon, Portugal. On this podcast, they share about their experiences, both funny and moving, their favorite parts, and how the experience stays with them months later.

S5 E9: International Sisterhood

January 2, 2024

In our first episode of 2024, Sister Elizabeth is joined by Sister Tiblets from Ethiopia and Sister Alganesh from Eritrea. Together at the Motherhouse in Paris, the three talk about the internationality of the Daughters of Charity, formation, and more!

S5 E8: New Life in Advent

December 19, 2023

During this third week of Advent, Sister Mary Kay Tyrell, DC, joins the podcast to talk about the Gospel reading for the fourth Sunday of Advent. In this Gospel story, we hear about how the birth of Jesus came about. As a midwife, Sister Mary Kay has a unique vision on this particular Gospel and provides some of her own reflections.

S6 E7: Comfort in Advent

December 12, 2023

For week 2 of Advent, Sister Iliana Aponte, DC, chooses Sunday's Gospel to reflect on. She reflects on the need for comfort and the ways in which we can help to comfort those most in need this Advent.

S6 E6: Hope in Advent

December 5, 2023

We're officially in the first week of Advent! Throughout the season of Advent, we'll be talking to different Sisters about some of the Gospel readings of the week. This week, Sister Bella Davila reflects on Thursday's Gospel and about hope in her life, especially in Advent.

S6 E5: Chatting about our Triduum

November 21, 2023

It's that time of year again! No, we don't mean Thanksgiving or Advent. We mean the time of the Daughters of Charity Triduum. Our Triduum includes the Feast of the Miraculous Medal (November 27), Feast of St. Catherine Labouré (November 28), and the Anniversary of the Foundation of the Daughters of Charity (November 29). What a special three days! In today's podcast, our cohosts chat with each other about the Triduum and what's most special to them.

S6 E4: Providing Material & Spiritual Blessings to Those in Need

November 7, 2023

Sister Liz Sjoberg is joined today by Michelle, the President of Cross Catholic Outreach. Cross Catholic is an organization that helps with funding projects around the world run by Priests, Sisters, or Lay Catholic Missionaries. In 2022, they helped to serve in 36 countries, 263 projects, with over $300 million in aid. Listen as Michelle explains how she got involved and what exactly they're doing to serve the poor throughout the world.

S6 E3: The Joy of Community Life

October 24, 2023

Community life comes with many joys and challenges, including occasionally getting to live with your best friends! Sister Molly Smith, DC, and Sister Mary Rose DeDonato, DC, are two of those Daughters of Charity who have shared part of their lives with each other over the course of many years. On today's episode, Sister Molly and Sister Mary Rose shared stories from their time as Daughters of Charity and the joys they have experienced, together and apart.

S6 E2: Our Hopes for the Company

October 10, 2023

Today's episode is part of the series of interviews recorded at our Motherhouse in Paris, France. Sister Elizabeth Greim, DC, chats with two Nigerian Daughters of Charity, Sister Toyin Amoko and Sister Helen Ojuh. They discuss the universality of our charism, their vocation stories, and their hopes for the Daughters around the world!

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.