11 episodes

Letters From The Least is written and performed as a love letter to the transformative power of beauty. Each episode includes 3-5 original poems and various musings by spoken word poet Clare McCallan. These poems are shared with the unfailing, optimistic belief that storytelling can bring healing and growth into even the most sensitive and broken parts of our hearts and the Church.

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Letters From The Least is written and performed as a love letter to the transformative power of beauty. Each episode includes 3-5 original poems and various musings by spoken word poet Clare McCallan. These poems are shared with the unfailing, optimistic belief that storytelling can bring healing and growth into even the most sensitive and broken parts of our hearts and the Church.

    10: Fail Often and Early

    10: Fail Often and Early

    This episode is a love letter written to the author's losses, rejections, and many, MANY failures. It upholds failure as a gift and loss as opportunity for transformation.
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    • 21 min
    9: Storytelling

    9: Storytelling

    This episode, titled "Storytelling," hopes to continue in the tradition of conversion through conversation. Upholding parables as the ultimate form of sharing the good news, this episode relates important themes of Christianity simply by telling stories.
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    • 20 min
    8: Crucifixion

    8: Crucifixion

    This episode examines the crosses that are chosen for us and, all too often, the crosses we cling to. It examines the human experience through the lens of redemptive suffering.
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    • 22 min
    7: Creation

    7: Creation

    This episode discusses God's role as the creator and our role as "craftsmen" as we follow in His image. This episode delves not only into our creative nature but also our relationship with natural creation itself.
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    • 26 min
    6: Loneliness

    6: Loneliness

    Episode 6, titled "Loneliness," focuses on just that! The poems focus on millennial loneliness, loneliness chosen over fear, and modern solutions to an age-old problem.
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    • 18 min
    5: Theology of the Body and Exercise

    5: Theology of the Body and Exercise

    This episode explores the connection between body and soul in the human person. It celebrates the spirituality and transformative power of body movement as a means of glorifying God.
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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

mcnabors ,

so good!!!

everyone should given Clare a listen. she is a beautiful artist and has so many encouraging and thought provoking things to say.

peytonparra ,

your art moves me -

Clare, your spoken word poetry moves me each time I listen. I receive something unique from episode and it feels like dry bones are awakening. Your story is sacred - relentlessly chasing your dreams is a radical thing to do in this culture of mediocrity in which we live...”too afraid to cry, too shy to dance,” as Henri Nouwen says. We (I’m referring to Catholic women but really this could be applied much more broadly) have these bold, burning desires that could bring so much vibrancy and life to the world...yet so often we settle for mediocrity. Your story is one of sacrifice and of doing the hard thing. The world is better for it, sis. You are bearing good, beautiful fruit in your art and this sort of beauty just rips the heart right open. Thank you for sharing your art, your prayer, your heart with us. Thank you even more for following your dreams - there are lots of dreamers out there, but few are actually willing to abandon comfort to follow them!!

madeleinep2000 ,

Heart healing

The poems that Clare shares with us are very much from the the heart. If you are need of catharsis and calm, I could not recommend more this podcast more!