134 episodes

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 • 71 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.

    The Feminine Genius & St. Therese of Lisieux: A Conversation with Heather King [REBROADCAST]

    The Feminine Genius & St. Therese of Lisieux: A Conversation with Heather King [REBROADCAST]

    Editor's Note:  This is a re-broadcast.  It was originally published in August 2021.  

    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 Heather King on avoiding ideologies, the many aspects of the feminine genius, and how the spirituality of St. Therese is the remedy for our personal and cultural ills.
     Heather is an ex-lawyer, a sober alcoholic of 33 years, a Catholic convert, and a lover of books, film, and art. She is an award-winning author, columnist, and speaker. Her subjects include addiction, conversion, money, food, womanhood, annoying neighbors, prayer, gardening, and St. Thérèse of Lisieux.
    Thanks for listening!
    To find out more about Heather King, visit https://www.heather-king.com
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    • 41 min
    119. Made For Greater: A Conversation with Sister Marie Andre, OCD

    119. Made For Greater: A Conversation with Sister Marie Andre, OCD

    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 Sister Marie Andre on Archbishop Jose Gomez's pastoral letter "For Greater Things You Were Born" which is a quotation from Mother Luisita, founder of the Carmelites of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles. 
    You can read Archbishop's letter "For Greater Things You Were Born" by visiting: https://archbishopgomez.org/blog/for-greater-things-you-were-born
    Sister Marie Andre is a Carmelite Sister of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles.  She has been with her Community since 2008, making her perpetual vows on January 13, 2019.  She hails from Atlanta, Georgia where her family currently resides.  She studied and worked professionally for a few years before discerning and entering religious life.  Sister currently serves as the Retreat Directress at the Sacred Heart Retreat House in Alhambra. 
    To learn more about the Carmelites or to register for a Made For Greater Retreat, visit:https://sacredheartretreathouse.com/made-for-greater-retreats/
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    Want to start your own Endow Group? Learn more by visiting our website at www.endowgroups.org or reach out to us at info@endowgroups.org. We look forward to serving you!

    • 35 min
    118. The Rule of the Pastor (Regula Pastoralis): A Conversation with Rebecca Wraith

    118. The Rule of the Pastor (Regula Pastoralis): A Conversation with Rebecca Wraith

    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 Rebecca Wraith on a 6th century document by Pope St. Gregory the Great! The document is a "Benedictine Rule" of sorts for bishops and priests. Rebecca proposes that the Holy Father's counsel can and should be understood by the laity since in modern times lay people are pastoring and evangelizing side by side with clerics. There is a lot of wisdom to be gained by one of the greatest popes our Church has ever had as well as one of the 37 Doctors of the Church. 
    Link to the Rule: https://www.newadvent.org/fathers/36011.htm 
    Rebecca Wraith is a Health Coach and Member Development Specialist for CMF CURO. She holds a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Theology from the International Theological Institute in Austria, with an undergraduate degree in Theology from Benedictine College in Kansas. She has her health coaching certification through the American Council on Exercise and is currently creating a health coaching model that integrates the full person: Mind, Body, and Spirit for CMF CURO members. 
    https://cmfcuro.com
    Support the Endow Podcast

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    Want to start your own Endow Group? Learn more by visiting our website at www.endowgroups.org or reach out to us at info@endowgroups.org. We look forward to serving you!

    • 32 min
    117. In Our Time (Nostra Aetate): A Conversation with Montse Alvarado

    117. In Our Time (Nostra Aetate): A Conversation with Montse Alvarado

    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 Montse Alvarado on Vatican II's shortest document on the relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions. 
    Montse joined the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty in 2009 and was named VP & Executive Director in February 2017. With a background in public policy and campaigns, she has led initiatives at Becket in development, communications, strategy and operations that have helped secure religious liberty victories against the contraceptive mandate, protect the rights of churches to choose their leaders, and safeguard the free speech of crisis pregnancy centers and religious groups on campus. She was profiled by the Wall Street Journal’s Weekend Edition with the following introduction: “A defender of all religion, on the front lines of America’s culture wars.”
    Montse has a Masters from the George Washington University and a B.A. from Florida International University. She served on the Montgomery County Commission for Women in Maryland and is currently on the board of the Patients’ Rights Action Fund, the leading advocate against the legalization of assisted suicide; a lay consultant to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Religious Liberty Committee; a member of the President’s Advisory Counsel of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students; on the advisory council to the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious (CMSWR) and the GIVEN Institute; and on the Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board for the Philos Project. Although not an attorney, she “plays one on TV” advocating for Becket clients on major television and radio networks including Univision, CNN en Español, Telemundo, Fox Business, and EWTN. Born in Mexico City, she is fluent in Spanish and French and is a competitive jazz and classical vocalist.
    To access this document: https://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/documents/vat-ii_decl_19651028_nostra-aetate_en.html 
    To read a blog post on the question of "Do Catholics, Jews, and Muslims worship the same God?:" http://shamelesspopery.com/muslims-jews-christians/ 
    To view the study guide page for the Vatican II Dogmatic Constitution on the Church: https://www.endowgroups.org/study-guide-light-of-the-nations-lumen-gentium/ 
    Support the Endow Podcast

    What’s on your mind and heart? Let our host, Simone Rizkallah, know by connecting with her and The Endow Team on social media!
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    Want to start your own Endow Group? Learn more by visiting our website at www.endowgroups.org or reach out to us at info@endowgroups.org. We look forward to serving you!

    • 40 min
    The Power of Friendship & St. Maximilian Kolbe: A conversation with Joshua Stancil, former prisoner for 18 years! [REBROADCAST]

    The Power of Friendship & St. Maximilian Kolbe: A conversation with Joshua Stancil, former prisoner for 18 years! [REBROADCAST]

    Editor's Note:  This is a re-broadcast.  It was originally published in August 2020.  

    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 Joshua Stancil a former prisoner for 18 years in a North Carolina correctional facility who through unexpected friendships, St. Maximilian Kolbe, and the grace of God found freedom, life and faith.  Thanks for listening!
    To find out more about Joshua and his story, check out : https://english.clonline.org/stories/encounters/2015/12/18/joshua-stancil-touched-by-mercy
    For information about Dismas Ministry and how you can get involved, go to: https://dismasministry.org

    What’s on your mind and heart? Let our host, Simone Rizkallah, know by connecting with her and The Endow Team on social media!
    Facebook at www.facebook.com/endowgroups
    Instagram at www.instagram.com/endowgroups

    Want to start your own Endow Group? Learn more by visiting our website at www.endowgroups.org or reach out to us at info@endowgroups.org. We look forward to serving you!

    • 46 min
    116. Audio Chapter 1 of Edith Stein

    116. Audio Chapter 1 of Edith Stein

    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, Annette Bergeon, Executive Director, reads Chapter 1 from the St. Edith Stein Endow Study Guide, "Seeker of Truth." 
    This study introduces women to one of the twentieth century saints John Paul II canonized during his pontificate. A young Jewish woman who suffered through the Holocaust, converted to Catholicism and found her vocation by joining the beautiful Carmelite sisters. Her story encompasses elements of philosophy (particularly phenomenology, which was a strong interest of John Paul II’s), and theology and offers compelling insights into Jewish life in 1930’s Germany.
    To learn more about hosting this Endow Study, visit: https://www.endowgroups.org/study-guide-st-edith-stein-seeker-of-truth/
    Support the Endow Podcast

    What’s on your mind and heart? Let our host, Simone Rizkallah, know by connecting with her and The Endow Team on social media!
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    Want to start your own Endow Group? Learn more by visiting our website at www.endowgroups.org or reach out to us at info@endowgroups.org. We look forward to serving you!

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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71 Ratings

71 Ratings

Emily E.. ,

Excellent Formation

Thank you for giving me so much to meditate on and to continue to shape my prayer life!

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Endow podcast lent 2022

I have been listening even though I don’t have the study guide and it has been a game changer for my lent. So challenging yet inspiring as a wife and mother to listen to other spiritual mentors.

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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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