"The soul that longs for divine wisdom chooses first, and in truth, to enter the thicket of the cross." - St. John of the Cross
This is a podcast about suffering, and about hope. Rachael, Erin, and Nicole are a group of friends who have supported each other through various ups and downs of life in the past few years. We believe it is important to have a space to speak honestly about some of the more difficult times of life... without losing sight of hope and humour!
Waiting for Healing with Sr. Miriam James Heidland
This whole episode is one amazing meta Godwink!!
Our guest Sr. Miriam Heidland speaks so beautifully to us about the pain and beauty of inner healing, the kindness of Jesus, and the glory we were created for. We are incredibly grateful for the gift of this conversation and we hope it blesses you as much as it did us!!
Christ The King - Intro To Waiting
We talk about the meaning of Christ's kingship and introduce our advent series on the pain of waiting. We hope you'll journey with us through the next few weeks to Christmas!
Here are our upcoming shows:
November 29th: Waiting for Healing with Sr. Miriam James Heidland
December 6th: Waiting for Clarity with Fr. Edmund Lo
December 13th: Waiting for Christ to Come Again with Ania Krysciak
December 20th: Waiting for Love
Have you ever had the experience of being called to something and had Jesus call you away from it? The answer is probably yes, but one of the hardest places this can happen in with respect to vocations. It's not that uncommon...and it's even a very healthy sign...for men or women to "discern out" of the seminary or consecrated life.
Julius Balita (@jbalita) is our guest this week, and he shares about his experience as a seminarian, and what it was like to have Jesus reveal to him that his vocation is not to the priesthood. We talk about how gently Jesus is able to reveal His will for us, and what a great mercy this is, because it can be incredibly hard at best and crushing at worst to find that we aren't called to something that we know is incredibly good. This conversation was such a blessing to us because Julius' journey at its heart is really about what it truly means to trust God with everything!
When Loved Ones Suffer
We speak about what it's like to walk alongside someone close to us who is going through difficulties in life.
Even though pretty much everyone has been knocked down by loneliness at some point in their lives, when we're deep in it, loneliness can make us feel ... well, completely alone! We hope that in sharing our experiences of loneliness, along with a few things we've learned, and found beneficial, we might help combat some of the lies that get thrown around when these particular blues hit!
Loneliness can feel like an interior battle, and if you're fighting that battle right now, know that we are praying for you!
Marie and André went through almost a decade of struggling with infertility, which is a particular cross that reappears more or less every month. The cyclic pain, the loss of hope, and the call to spiritual motherhood and fatherhood in the waiting are all things they share with us in this episode. Their story is a call to hope for anyone experiencing a prolonged season suffering. We are so excited for you to hear this conversation- it was so very blessed! And we'll be praying this week in a special way for all those who are struggling with infertility.
A beautiful podcast on suffering
Dear wonderful ladies of the Thicket!
Thank you so so much for all the work you do and all the thoughtfulness behind this podcast.
I have had so many friends come up to me after having recommended this to them, that it was so fruitful to reflect on, and you do the work with such joy amidst a heavy topic, that it’s very heartwarming. I love the podcast and I cannot wait to listen to more. THANK you for your ministry!!! ❣️
This podcast is pregnant with the Holy Spirit!
This podcast is deeply moving and helpful in the journey of Christian life and suffering. 10/10.
Full of the good stuff.
This podcast is for anyone interested in the deeply spiritual significance of suffering. We often think that suffering is purely mental or physical. These gals take us deeper by connecting and honouring the spiritual nature of suffering. It’s a laugh, cry, grow, and be inspired kind of encounter.