This is a weekly podcast dedicated to telling stories of people changing lives in hopeful ways for the life of the world. A ministry of Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois. Recorded (live) at Sacred Heart Convent.
Amazonia - Dominicans In Solidarity with Creation
Two million square miles of rainforest in the Amazon River basin is the focus of the global Dominican family’s Month for Peace observance in 2023. Springfield Dominican Sister Mila Díaz Solano and Father Brendan Curran, a member of the Dominican central province and the North American co-promoter of justice for the Order of Preachers discuss the challenges facing the region and the dream of Dominicans in the Amazon for the people they serve.
Eucharist means thanksgiving
Is Eucharist thanksgiving? Is Thanksgiving eucharist? Sister Margaret Schreiber brings all of her passion for liturgy and prayer to this special Thanksgiving podcast in a free-wheeling, exploratory conversation with F.L.O.W.cast host Sister Beth Murphy.
The historic assembly of the “synod on synodality” concluded in Rome in October and ushered in a new era in the Roman Catholic Church—one from which we “can’t go back” according to some participants. Springfield Dominican Sisters Mila Diaz Solano and Barbara Blesse, theologians and experienced pastoral ministers, share the insights they’ve gleaned as observers from afar, and articulate sources of hope for the evolution of the church.
Find Your Person; Find Yourself
The average worker changes careers 7-12 times in a lifetime and may change jobs every 12 months. If you sense an imminent career or job change, you will want to hear this F.L.O.W.cast episode. Our guest, Deanna Blackwell, a training specialist in intercultural engagement and diversity for the Peace Corps, has some thoughts on how to make that next, best move to a new career. She shares the insights she has gleaned from her experience as a Peace Corps volunteer, educator, and trainer, as a mentor, and mentee.
The first story: Jewish and Christian approaches to scripture study
Months before the ongoing, tragic conflict between Israel and Gaza, F.L.O.W.cast producer Sister Beth Murphy made plans for this conversation between her friends, Rabbi Eve Posen and Natalie Long. She knew that Rabbi Posen—an associate Rabbi at Congregation Neveh Shalom, Portland, Oregon, and Natalie—a self-identified “Catholic-leaning Protestant”—would be the perfect pairing for a conversation about Jewish Torah study and how it might inform our Christian approach to the Hebrew Bible—the Christian Old Testament.
F.L.O.W.cast fan favorites: The Hymn Episode [promo]
Do you ever find yourself humming the tune of a song you sang at Mass? Is it your favorite? Or is there another? This week’s F.L.O.W.cast invites fan participation. Take a listen, then get busy on the phone sharing with us your favorite hymn. Tell us a story about why it’s your favorite and you might hear yourself on an episode of F.L.O.W.cast later this season.