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The Endow Podcast is a forum for women to foster conversations about the intellectual life and intentional community for the cultivation of the feminine genius. What’s on your mind and heart? Let our host Simone Rizkallah know by emailing her at simone.rizkallah@endowgroups.org. Want to start your own Endow Group? Learn more by emailing info@endowgroups.org or check out the website at www.endowgroups.org.

The Endow Podcast Simone Rizkallah

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 54 Ratings

The Endow Podcast is a forum for women to foster conversations about the intellectual life and intentional community for the cultivation of the feminine genius. What’s on your mind and heart? Let our host Simone Rizkallah know by emailing her at simone.rizkallah@endowgroups.org. Want to start your own Endow Group? Learn more by emailing info@endowgroups.org or check out the website at www.endowgroups.org.

    Join us for the 2021 Advent Study Series!

    Join us for the 2021 Advent Study Series!

    During Advent, Simone Rizkallah, Director of Program Growth, is joined by Sister Karolyn Nunes (Sister of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George) and Father Luke Doyle, a priest of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas to discuss Pope Benedict XVI’s Christmas encyclical “God is Love.” 
    PODCAST & READING SCHEDULE 
    November 30 – Episode 89: Paragraphs 1-11 from the Encyclical (Chapters 1-2 from the Endow Study Guide) 
    December 7 – Episode 90: Paragraphs 12-18 from the Encyclical (Chapters 3-4 from the Endow Study Guide) 
    December 14 – Episode 91: Paragraphs 19-29 from the Encyclical (Chapters 5-6 from the Endow Study Guide) 
    December 21 – Episode 92: Paragraphs 30-42 from the Encyclical (Chapters 7-8 from the Endow Study Guide) 
    Use the Discount Code “Godislove20” to receive 20% off the Endow Study Guide until December 31, 2021!
    For more information, visit: https://www.endowgroups.org/the-endow-podcast/advent-2021-book-club/

    • 2 min
    85. Spiritual Warfare is Real: A Conversation with Kathleen Beckman

    85. Spiritual Warfare is Real: A Conversation with Kathleen Beckman

    Welcome to The Endow Podcast! This podcast is a forum for women to foster conversations about the intellectual life and intentional community for the cultivation of the feminine genius.

    On this episode, Simone Rizkallah, Director of Program Growth, interviews Kathleen Beckman on spiritual warfare, healing, deliverance, exorcisms, and how the feminine genius is expressed by being a well-trained spiritual warrior! 

    Kathleen Beckman, L.H.S. is President and Co-Founder of the Foundation of Prayer for Priests (www.foundationforpriests.org), a global apostolate of prayer and catechesis for the holiness of priests through spiritual motherhood and fatherhood. An international Catholic evangelist, author, radio host, Ignatian certified retreat director, she assists priests in the Church’s ministry of healing, deliverance and exorcism. She also serves in Pope Leo XIII Institute, Magnificat, and Radio Maria. Often featured on Catholic TV and radio such as EWTN, the Catholic Channel, and Ave Maria, she hosts the weekly program, “Eucharist, Mercy & Saints” which airs internationally on Radio Maria. She and her husband are business owners and have two grown sons. Sophia Institute Press published her two latest books: Praying for Priests: A Mission for the New Evangelization (‘14) and God’s Healing Mercy: Finding Your Path to Forgiveness, Peace & Joy (‘15). Her reversion to the faith in 1991 came through the Eucharist and Mary. In her words, “The Eucharist is the heart of my life”.
    Thanks for listening!

    To find out more about Kathleen Beckman, visit www.kathleenbeckman.com

    To purchase her book, A Family Guide to Spiritual Warfare: Strategies for Deliverance and Healing, visit: https://www.sophiainstitute.com/products/item/family-guide-to-spiritual-warfare

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    84. Poetry & Pinot: A Conversation with Margaret Perry

    84. Poetry & Pinot: A Conversation with Margaret Perry

    Welcome to The Endow Podcast! This podcast is a forum for women to foster conversations about the intellectual life and intentional community for the cultivation of the feminine genius.

    On this episode, Simone Rizkallah, Director of Program Growth, interviews Margaret Perry on the importance of poetry (and wine!) and how to read it.

    Margaret Perry is a sales manager for a Virginia based, sustainability focused Fine Wine importer and distributor. Prior to that she managed a Michelin rated restaurant in Washington, DC. Before her time in the Hospitality Industry, she worked in higher education nonprofits, studied literature and philosophy, and wrote about children's literature for magazines such as First Things and St. Austin Review. Born and raised in Northern California, she has lived in Virginia for 13 years, making her basically a native. In her free time, she reads an absurd number of British Mysteries, gardens, and hikes the Shenandoah.
    Thanks for listening!

    Wendell Berry's poem: "To My Mother" https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/browse?contentId=36853

    Other recommended poets & poems:
    Mary Syzbit: "Annunciation (From the Grass Beneath Them)”
    Joy Harjo: "The World Ends Here"
    Mary Oliver: "Coming to God: First Days"
    Scott Cairns: "Possible Answers to Prayer"
    Jane Kenyon: "Let Evening Come"

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    • 39 min
    83. The Feminine Genius in The Little Sisters of the Poor: A Conversation with Sr. Joseph Marie Cruz

    83. The Feminine Genius in The Little Sisters of the Poor: A Conversation with Sr. Joseph Marie Cruz

    Welcome to The Endow Podcast! This podcast is a forum for women to foster conversations about the intellectual life and intentional community for the cultivation of the feminine genius.

    On this episode, Simone Rizkallah, Director of Program Growth, interviews On this episode, Simone Rizkallah, Director of Program Growth, interviews Sr. Joseph Marie Cruz on her vocation story, the unique charism of the Little Sisters of the Poor, and the gift of poverty.

    Sister Joseph Marie Cruz, is a Little Sister of the Poor, an international congregation of Roman Catholic women religious founded in 1839 by Saint. Jeanne Jugan. Mission: to offer the neediest elderly of every race and religion a home where they will be welcomed as Christ, cared for as family, and accompanied with dignity until God calls them to himself. The Little Sisters of the Poor are currently serving the elderly and poor in over 30 countries around the world.

    Although Sister Joseph Marie was born and raised in Denver, Colorado she has served in South America for 3 years, France 2 years (of which their Mother House is located and where each Little Sister professes her final vows), Spain 17 years and has also served in many of their Homes in the United States. She also as she states: “I have had the privilege of literally walking in the footsteps of our foundress, Saint Jeanne Jugan when I was asked to begin a new foundation in Peru” of which she remained 2 years. In 2018 she returned to Denver as the “begging” Little Sister. Throughout all her experiences she has abandoned herself to God, trusting in Him, and spending herself totally and joyfully in caring for God Himself in the person of the elderly of low income. As she says “My happiness is being a Little Sister of the Poor.”
    Thanks for listening!

    To learn more about Sr. Joseph Marie Cruz, visit: https://www.littlesistersofthepoordenver.org

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    What’s on your mind and heart? Let us know by connecting with The Endow Team on social media!
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    • 25 min
    82. A Conversation with Jen Fulwiler on the Intellectual Life and Embracing Imperfections

    82. A Conversation with Jen Fulwiler on the Intellectual Life and Embracing Imperfections

    Welcome to The Endow Podcast! This podcast is a forum for women to foster conversations about the intellectual life and intentional community for the cultivation of the feminine genius.

    On this episode, Simone Rizkallah, Director of Program Growth, interviews Jen Fulwiler along with Katie Smith, Director of Development on the key papal documents which led to her conversion from atheism and the reality that embracing imperfection is key to building a culture of life.

    Jen Fulwiler is a standup comic, bestselling author, and mom of six. Her new podcast, This Is Jen, debuted in the Comedy Top 10 on iTunes. She self-produced her first standup comedy tour — booking theaters across the country with nothing more than a Google search and her personal credit card — and sold out almost every show. Her first book, Something Other than God, a memoir about converting to Catholicism from lifelong atheism, was a finalist in the Goodreads Reader Choice Awards, ranked alongside books by Hillary Clinton and Rob Lowe. Her book One Beautiful Dream was a Wall Street Journal bestseller, hit the Amazon Top 25, and was a #1 bestseller at Barnes and Noble. Her newest title, Your Blue Flame, was featured on the Today Show.

    Katie Smith has been with Endow since January of 2019. She has an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of Portland and worked in technology for five years before discerning a call to put her talents at the service of the Catholic Church. In 2011 she received a full scholarship to pursue a Master of Divinity degree from the University of Notre Dame.
    Thanks for listening!

    To learn more about Jennifer Fulwiler, visit https://jenniferfulwiler.com

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    • 22 min
    81. By What Authority? Part II: A Conversation with Joe Heschmeyer

    81. By What Authority? Part II: A Conversation with Joe Heschmeyer

    Welcome to The Endow Podcast! This podcast is a forum for women to foster conversations about the intellectual life and intentional community for the cultivation of the feminine genius.

    On this episode, Simone Rizkallah, Director of Program Growth, interviews Joe Heschmeyer on the Professio Fidei, the difference between dogmas and doctrines, and what Catholics "have" to believe! If you missed Part I, see last week's interview!

    *Apologies for the abrupt end to the interview. Profession of Faith: https://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_1998_professio-fidei_en.html

    Kansas City native,  Joe Heschmeyer,  is a staff apologist for Catholic Answers. A popular author, speaker, blogger, and podcaster, he joined the apostolate in March 2021 after three years as an instructor at Holy Family School of Faith in Overland Park, Kan.

    Prior to his work at School of Faith, he discerned the priesthood from 2012-17 for the Archdiocese of Kansas City. During that time, he earned both a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis and a baccalaureate degree in sacred theology (S.T.B.) from Rome’s Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum). A former practicing attorney in Washington, D.C., Joe received his Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University in 2010 after earning a bachelor’s degree in history from Topeka’s Washburn University.

    Joe and his wife, Anna, along with their daughter Stella (and a yet-unnamed unborn baby on the way!) reside in the Kansas City area. In his free time, Joe enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, and tormenting his loved ones with terrible puns. You can follow Joe on his blog www.shamelesspopery.com
    Thanks for listening!

    Support the Endow Podcast

    What’s on your mind and heart? Let us know by connecting with The Endow Team on social media!
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    • 39 min

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54 Ratings

MonieTino ,

Amazing and informative

I love Simone’s take on the subjects she dissects. Not only is she very knowledgeable but her understanding and applying the spiritual principles to our day to day is very valuable.

I can’t recommend this podcast enough for all women and even men looking to grow and be better in whatever sphere God has called them to be.

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My new favorite podcast!

I have really enjoyed listening to the conversations on this podcast. Simone is a great host and has really fascinating conversations with her guests about so many topics. So much to unpack and explore in Catholicism and this podcast is a great way to do it!

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Relatable and authentic

The first episode I listened to was the conversation with Helen Alvare. Loved how authentic and intentional the conversation was. These podcast really fosters the feminine genius, asking important questions and creating a space for true discussion. Love it!

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