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A bi-weekly show hosted by Mikki Sciba & Deanna Johnston discussing issues at the intersection of family life and the Catholic Faith.

Life Beyond the Chariot | A Faith & Family Series St. Philip Institute of Catechesis & Evangelization

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A bi-weekly show hosted by Mikki Sciba & Deanna Johnston discussing issues at the intersection of family life and the Catholic Faith.

    Strengthened in Waiting (with Rachel Bulman)

    Strengthened in Waiting (with Rachel Bulman)

    In today's episode we are sharing Rachel Bulman’s keynote talk from our They That Wait Women’s Retreat which was held on March 23, 2024 here in the Diocese of Tyler. 
    Save the Date for next year’s event: March 29, 2025  
     
    Show Notes: 
    Rachel Bulman is a wife, mother of six, speaker, and author. She enjoys seeking truth, finding beauty, rediscovering the goodness in all things; and answering the call to holiness through her life as a beloved daughter of God. She served as the editor for With All Her Mind: A Call to the Intellectual Life (Word on Fire, 2022) and Becoming Wife: Saying Yes to More Than the Dress (Our Sunday Visitor, 2023). Find more of her work at RachelBulman.com. 
    Follow Rachel on Instagram: @rachelbulman 

    • 35 min
    Total Surrender

    Total Surrender

    What does it mean to totally surrender to the will of God? In today’s episode we discuss passages from the book Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence and the practical ways we can live this out. 
     
    Show Notes: 
    Book: Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence: The Secret of Peace and Happiness by Fr. Jean Baptiste Saint Jure, S.J. & Saint Claude de la Colombiere, S.J. 
    Surrender Novena: https://hallow.com/blog/how-to-pray-the-surrender-novena/. 

    • 46 min
    Be Still and Know

    Be Still and Know

    We’re launching Season 5 of the podcast with a conversation on “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:11). What does it mean to “be still” and enter into prayer with the Lord when life is busy? We discuss common obstacles to prayer (especially as moms) and how we can still have fruitful and intimate prayer lives with the Lord in different seasons of our vocation.  
    Scripture: 
    “Be still and know that I am God.”- Psalm 46:11 “The Lord himself will fight for you, you need only to be still.”- Exodus 14:14 The Calming of the Storm at Sea- Mark 4:35-41 
    From the Catechism of the Catholic Church: 
    Prayer as God's gift (par. 2559): "Prayer is the raising of one's mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God." But when we pray, do we speak from the height of our pride and will, or "out of the depths" of a humble and contrite heart? He who humbles himself will be exalted; humility is the foundation of prayer. Only when we humbly acknowledge that "we do not know how to pray as we ought" are we ready to receive freely the gift of prayer.  
     
    Save the Date: Diocese of Tyler Women’s Retreat Saturday March 29, 2025

    • 42 min
    Mary, Mystery, & the Slow Work of God (Hope: An Invitation | Fall Book Series, Part 3)

    Mary, Mystery, & the Slow Work of God (Hope: An Invitation | Fall Book Series, Part 3)

    On our final episode of 2023 we spend time discussing chapters 6-8 of “Hope: An Invitation” by Sister Josephine Garrett.  We discuss Mary’s role in our walk with Christ, revisit the theme of the “Slow Work of God” and how this call to hope in the Lord helps us especially now in the Advent season.  
     
    Show Notes: 
    You can get your copy of Hope: An Invitation at OSV or Amazon. 
    Download the free reflection guide here.
    Also:
    An Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
     

    • 42 min
    Discernment, Community, & the Saints (Hope: An Invitation | Fall Book Series, Part 2)

    Discernment, Community, & the Saints (Hope: An Invitation | Fall Book Series, Part 2)

    We are continuing our Fall Book Series of “Hope: An Invitation” by Sister Josephine Garrett. This week we are discussing chapters 3-5 which focus on types of discernment, the importance of community, and the role of the Saints in our lives.  
     
    Show Notes: 
    You can get your copy of Hope: An Invitation at OSV or Amazon. 
    Download the free reflection guide and reading schedule here. 

    • 41 min
    Hope: An Invitation (with Sister Josephine Garrett) (Fall Book Series, Part 1)

    Hope: An Invitation (with Sister Josephine Garrett) (Fall Book Series, Part 1)

    We are beginning our 3-part series on the book “Hope: An Invitation” by sitting down with the author herself, Sister Josephine Garrett!  We discuss some of our favorite parts of the book and the inspiration behind the stories Sister Josephine shares. 
     
    Show Notes: 
    You can get your copy of Hope: An Invitation at OSV or Amazon. 
    Download the free reflection guide and reading schedule here.  

    • 48 min

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Cristy Murray ,

We need more of this!

It’s so refreshing to find these ladies. Let’s bring back faith in everyday life. The episodes are a testament to where our moral compass should be directed at! Thankyou!!

Sr Mary Josephine ,

Yay!

So excited to see these ladies’ podcast here. First century disciples first and foremost bore witness to what they had heard, had seen with their own eyes, had gazed upon and touched with their own hands. (1 John 1:1). These ladies bring to their podcast their intellect (they are super smart), the ability to catechize and also the power of their own witness, a witness refined in a life of prayer, in their lives as wives, mothers, and ministers in the Church. So glad to see this available on Apple podcasts!

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