Episode 025: Heather Renshaw & Divine Mercy

"The more you trust in Me completely, the stronger is My Mercy". - Jesus

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In this episode, we chat with Heather about the history behind the beautiful Divine Mercy image and how we can implement trust into our lives.

Here's what we talked about with Heather:

Pope Franics's homily at Divine Mercy Mass, April 2016

Divine Mercy website

Divine Mercy in My Soul: the Diary of St. Faustina

The Original Image of Divine Mercy film

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Episode 023: Nicole Cliff's Conversion to Christianity

Where there is hope, there is faith.

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This week, Elise and Brigid talk with Nicole Cliffe of The Toast. Nicole walks us through the journey of her incredible, recent conversion from atheism to Christianity. We delve into how the people in her life reacted to this life shift, why she loves coffee, and how she came to the conclusion that there is a God.

Here’s what we talk about in this episode:

Dallas Willard’s Obituary by John Ortberg

Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion by Sara Miles

The Spirit of Discipline: Understanding How God Changes Lives, by Dallas Willard

Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God, by Dallas Willard

My God and I: A Spiritual Memoir, by Lewis Smedes

The Way Home: On Faith and Anxiety, by Laura Turner

How God Can Use Your Anxiety for Good, by Laura Turner

You can find Nicole here: Website // Twitter

Episode 021: Nell O'Leary & Motherhood and the Season of Lent

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In this episode, Nell chats with Elise and Brigid about her experience of Lent as a mother. She walks us through the creation of her scripture study, Waiting in the Word and gives us some simple recommendations on how families can observe this special time of the liturgical year.

Here are some of the things we chat:

Waiting in the Word: A Mother's Lenten Journey

Waiting in the Word Facebook Group

Nell's BlogInstagramWhole Parenting Goods

Laura's Blog // Nacy's Blog

Nell's Spiritual Hero: St. Therese of Lisieux

You can find Caritas Podcast on: Facebook + Twitter

Episode 020: Elise and Brigid & Our Plans for Lent

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"Lent is like a long 'retreat' during which we can turn back into ourselves and listen to the voice of God, in order to defeat the temptations of the Evil One. It is a period of spiritual 'combat' which we must experience alongside Jesus, using the arms of faith: prayer, listening to the word of God and penance. In this way we will be able to celebrate Easter in truth, ready to renew the promises of our Baptism." -- Pope Benedict XVI

We made it to episode 20! This week Elise and Brigid dig into their Lenten plans. We discuss the successes of past Lents and the hopes for Lent in the Year of Mercy. 

Here are some of the things we chat about in this episode:

The Blessed is She Lenten

The Memorare 

The Morning Offering

The Five Minute Journal // The Productivity Planner

The Jess Lively podcast

If you'd like to join in our Lenten plans feel free to tweet at us:

@elisecrawford or @br1gid.

Episode 019: Leah Libresco & Staying Rooted in Prayer

"Always have a small prayer to offer."

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This week we got chatty with our guest, Leah Libresco, author of Arriving At Amen: Seven Catholic Prayers That Even I Can Offer. Our conversation ran the gamut of prayer routines and patrons to imaginary boyfriends and the DC metro. 

Here are things we chat with Leah about:

The Temperament God Gave You

Divine Office

Saint Michael the Archangel Prayer

Catherine of Siena by Sigrid Undset

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

How to Make a Spiritual Bouquet

You can find Leah here: at her blog, Unequally Yoked, or on her Twitter. You can buy her book, Arriving At Amen on Amazon.

Episode 018: Patty Hubbard & Self Care

"My soul magnifies the Lord & my spirit rejoices in God my Savior."

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We are excited to share with you the conversation we had with the fabulous blogger and youth minister extraordinaire Patty Hubbard. We talk about self-care, the power of genuine affirmations, the need for love.

Here are some of the things we chatted about with Patty:

Mindful Eating by Susan Albers

The Defining Decade by Meg Jay, PhD

The Five Minute Journal

You can find Patty over on her blog, A Modern Grace, on Twitter and Instagram