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  • Retreat Takeaways – Stations of the Cross – Circle of Life – Raised Catholic 152

    Retreat Takeaways – Stations of the Cross – Circle of Life – Raised Catholic 152

    The following is a transcript from a Raised Catholic podcast episode. To listen to the episode, click here. Today is episode 152: Retreat Takeaways: Circle of Life – Stations of the Cross  Hi friends. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! As I mentioned in the introduction to last week’s episode, I am newly home…


  • Pray Without Ceasing – Raised Catholic 144

    Pray Without Ceasing – Raised Catholic 144

    The following is a transcript of a Raised Catholic podcast episode. To listen to the episode, click here. Today is episode 144: Pray Without Ceasing Hi friends. This week as we prayerfully enter into what now sure feels like fall, shifting schedules, and the first Vatican meeting of the Synod on Synodality – this is…


  • Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going – Raised Catholic 143

    Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going – Raised Catholic 143

    The following is a transcript of a Raised Catholic podcast episode. To listen to the episode, click here. Hi friends, today I’m bringing you an older episode along with a reminder that you can listen for free to all 140-or-so episodes of the Raised Catholic podcast on Apple or Spotify or wherever you listen. I’ll…


  • New Wineskins – Raised Catholic 138

    New Wineskins – Raised Catholic 138

    The following is a transcript of a Raised Catholic Podcast episode. To listen to the episode, click here. Today is episode 138: New Wineskins Hi friends. Just a reminder that we have moved into our Substack era here at the Raised Catholic podcast, that’s the place where we get to be in conversation over the…


  • Light at Every Stage (St. Clare) – Raised Catholic 134

    Light at Every Stage (St. Clare) – Raised Catholic 134

    The following is a transcript of a Raised Catholic podcast episode. To listen to the episode, click here. Today is episode 134: Light at Every Stage (St. Clare) Hi friends. Today we continue our summer series with reflections from my time in Rome, and today it is all about the many stages and details of…


  • Repost: The Spiritual Practice of Mothering – Raised Catholic episode 123

    Repost: The Spiritual Practice of Mothering – Raised Catholic episode 123

    The following is a transcript of a Raised Catholic Podcast episode. To listen to the episode, click here. Today is episode 72: The Spiritual Practice of Mothering Hello friends. As we approach Mother’s Day this year, I’m reflecting on my own experience as a mother, and on my own mother who art in Heaven, and…


  • Where God Meets Us – Raised Catholic episode 120

    Where God Meets Us – Raised Catholic episode 120

    The following is a transcript of a Raised Catholic podcast episode. To listen to the episode, click here. Today is episode 120: Where God Meets Us Hi friends. Today continues a bit of an exploration into the first Gospel readings after Easter Sunday, the ones where we see the varied reactions of the followers of…


  • Lenten Reflection – Light Source

    Lenten Reflection – Light Source

    Here in the first bit of Lent, with way less scrolling and many more chapters of books under my belt; with bundled up walks, intentional stretching and much more silence than I’m used to, there’s one thing I know to be true: it matters where you get your light. Light illuminates and directs our gaze…


  • Hail, Providence – Raised Catholic episode 109

    Hail, Providence – Raised Catholic episode 109

    The following is a transcript of a Raised Catholic podcast episode. To listen to the episode, click here. Today is episode 109: Hail, Providence Hi friends, before we get into this week’s episode, I have a bit of an update for you and a favor to ask. Well, after lots of years of thinking about…


  • Wake Up – Raised Catholic episode 98

    The following is a transcript of a Raised Catholic podcast episode. To listen to the episode, click here. Today is episode 98: Wake Up Well, hi friends. This week we had disturbing revelations from the Catholic Church in France, along with a contentious and somewhat surprising election here in the U.S., and all of it…