38 episodes

It has always astounded me that even the disciples of Jesus often did not recognize or acknowledge who He was. The same is true in our world today. It is difficult to recognize Jesus, as He is often hidden from us, dressed up in questions and difficult conversations. Maybe you have questions about who Jesus is and why He should matter in your life. From beginning to end, but especially in the Gospel’s, there is a priority of asking questions and seeking answers as a way of coming to know truth and wisdom. More importantly, asking and seeking are a way to come to know who God is, and why He matters. Questions and hard conversations are not the enemy but rather a path to encountering Jesus.“Finding Faith” is a Podcast aimed at sharing the stories of people who have had an encounter with Jesus. Over the course of the first season, we will share stories from young adults who have sought answers to their own questions and discovered what faith meant to them. Everyone has a story and “Finding Faith” seeks to tell those stories and allow others to ask the questions they need answered.

Finding Faith: Sharing Stories of Encounter and Questions Jessy Bennett

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 15 Ratings

It has always astounded me that even the disciples of Jesus often did not recognize or acknowledge who He was. The same is true in our world today. It is difficult to recognize Jesus, as He is often hidden from us, dressed up in questions and difficult conversations. Maybe you have questions about who Jesus is and why He should matter in your life. From beginning to end, but especially in the Gospel’s, there is a priority of asking questions and seeking answers as a way of coming to know truth and wisdom. More importantly, asking and seeking are a way to come to know who God is, and why He matters. Questions and hard conversations are not the enemy but rather a path to encountering Jesus.“Finding Faith” is a Podcast aimed at sharing the stories of people who have had an encounter with Jesus. Over the course of the first season, we will share stories from young adults who have sought answers to their own questions and discovered what faith meant to them. Everyone has a story and “Finding Faith” seeks to tell those stories and allow others to ask the questions they need answered.

    E37. Natalie Mayfield: Child-like Faith

    E37. Natalie Mayfield: Child-like Faith

    • 57 min
    E35. Christy Winn: Making My Faith My Own

    E35. Christy Winn: Making My Faith My Own

    • 23 min
    E34. Hunter LeBlanc: Thy Will Be Done

    E34. Hunter LeBlanc: Thy Will Be Done

    -----

    If you have questions, need someone to journey with or would be interested in sharing your story please reach out to me at: findingfaith123@gmail.com.

    Make sure to follow us on social media to keep up with the podcast!
    Facebook: @stmarywhitesvilleya
    Instagram: @st_mary_ya
    Twitter: @st_mary_ya

    • 39 min
    E33. Lauren Johnson: Finding Jesus and Spiritual Motherhood

    E33. Lauren Johnson: Finding Jesus and Spiritual Motherhood

    Lauren Johnson shares her story of finding Jesus at a young age, but falling away during her middle and high school age years.  In the midst of a difficult marriage, Lauren felt drawn back to faith and longed for the peace she knew when she was younger.

    As she began to search for a church to call home, her (at the time) husband's grandmother offered to take her to a Catholic mass at any parish she chose. The silence, the beauty and the purpose all helped to ease Lauren's heart.  Eventually Lauren went through RCIA and joined the Catholic Church.

    Lauren shares her questions when joining the Church as well as the struggles she has faced in practicing her faith. One such cross she speaks of has been the cross of infertility. Lauren shares how difficult that has been but also the blessing of discovering what spiritual motherhood means. Far from a consolation prize, spiritual motherhood is a gift.

    Below are resources Lauren has shared with me on the topic of spiritual motherhood should you desire to learn more about that topic.

         Essays on Woman, by Edith Stein (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross)
         The Eternal Woman, by Gertrud von le Fort
         The Priesthood of the Heart: Woman’s Unique Vocation, by Jo Croissant (this has           
                   NOTHING to do with women priests)
         True Devotion to Mary, by St. Louis de Montfort
         The Privilege of Being a Woman, by Alice von Hildebrand
         This article: https://churchlifejournal.nd.edu/articles/editorial-musings-the-charism-of-infertility/
         This book: https://tanbooks.com/vocation/catholic-women-books/the-anti-mary-exposed-rescuing-the-culture-from-toxic-femininity/?gclid=CjwKCAjwwqaGBhBKEiwAMk-FtEG5-M3bpOtBSa7SbMIUV3Asqa9IPdjQVafmcZW-OWpyNwfvS5P-txoCvZMQAvD_BwE 
    (From Lauren): This one is not a Catholic author, but listening to many of her recorded presentations have been very impactful on me. This is one of her books, but I found she is much more profound for me when I hear her actually speaking the words:
         Let Me Be A Woman, by Elisabeth Elliot

    -----

    If you have questions, need someone to journey with or would be interested in sharing your story please reach out to me at: findingfaith123@gmail.com.

    Make sure to follow us on social media to keep up with the podcast!
    Facebook: @stmarywhitesvilleya
    Instagram: @st_mary_ya
    Twitter: @st_mary_ya

    • 36 min
    E32. Brandon Coomes: Marian Apparitions and God's Guiding Hand

    E32. Brandon Coomes: Marian Apparitions and God's Guiding Hand

    -----

    If you have questions, need someone to journey with or would be interested in sharing your story please reach out to me at: findingfaith123@gmail.com.

    Make sure to follow us on social media to keep up with the podcast!
    Facebook: @stmarywhitesvilleya
    Instagram: @st_mary_ya
    Twitter: @st_mary_ya

    • 28 min
    E31. Kristin Dorth: Becoming A Woman Of God

    E31. Kristin Dorth: Becoming A Woman Of God

    -----

    If you have questions, need someone to journey with or would be interested in sharing your story please reach out to me at: findingfaith123@gmail.com.

    Make sure to follow us on social media to keep up with the podcast!
    Facebook: @stmarywhitesvilleya
    Instagram: @st_mary_ya
    Twitter: @st_mary_ya

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

helenbeckert ,

Fantastic interviews!

Jessy does a wonderful job of getting Catholics from all walks of life to share their stories. These are truly the witnesses of faith that our world needs so desperately.

cholyname ,

So well done!

Great stories of God breaking through to reveal His presence. Jessy does a great job probing deeper while honoring the sacred space of another persons encounter.

JennaBarnKY ,

Beautifully done!

There is a beautiful sense of vulnerability listening to the guests discuss their personal faith journeys. As a listener, it creates a sense of connection to hear the similarities we all have, not only as believers but as people.

Top Podcasts In Religion & Spirituality

Ascension Catholic Faith Formation
D-Group
Hank Smith & John Bytheway
Christianity Today
BibleProject
Joel Osteen