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October 11, 2019
In this episode, Beth and Jenna sit down with Father John Burns of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, who served at the Nashville SHINE Retreat. They talk all about a woman's divine need to be seen, what it can look like to right-order our relationships with each other, and how the Father's gaze never leaves us. Resources Mentioned Blessed is She SHINE Retreat
October 4, 2019
In this episode, Beth and Jenna chat with Nell O'Leary, Blessed is She's Managing Editor. They talk all about what they were like as kids, the scary necessity of drawing boundaries, and God's desire for healing and restoration in all areas of our lives, but especially within our families. Resources Mentioned Boundaries by Cloud & Townsend All the Generations: From Genesis to You
September 27, 2019
In this episode, Beth and Jenna sit down with Father Dan Connealy, Parochial Administrator at Saint Joan of Arc Parish in Phoenix, Arizona. They chat all about what spiritual direction is (and what it is NOT), what surprises they have been finding in prayer, and how to respond when others can’t feel God’s presence. Resources Mentioned #BISvbs (Blessed is She on YouTube and Blessed is She on Instagram)
September 20, 2019
In this episode, Beth and Jenna discuss the fruits from our last Blessed is She Virtual Bible Study (#BISVBS) through the Gospel of Mark, the ways scripture can come alive in our lives, and they announce the next book we’ll study together. Grab your Bible and join us! Resources Mentioned Blessed is She Free Daily Devotions Blessed is She SHINE Retreats Ignatian Contemplation Blessed is She on YouTube Blessed is She on Instagram
September 13, 2019
In this episode, Beth and Jenna sit down with Father Will Schmid of San Francisco de Asis Parish in Flagstaff, Arizona. They talk all about the beauty of the Liturgy of the Mass, practical ways to fall more deeply in love with Jesus, and why you should think again if you believe you’ve “tried everything” to grow in faith. Resources Mentioned: In Sinu Jesú The Lamb’s Supper by Scott Hahn The General Instruction of the Roman Missal Alexander Schmemann What's the most creative way you can try to grow closer to the Lord? Share with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!
September 5, 2019
In this episode, Beth and Jenna are in Nashville for our SHINE retreat. They talk all about sanctifying morning routines, Saint Josemaría Escrivá’s Heroic Minute, and what it looks like to be about the Father’s business. Resources Mentioned In Sinu Jesú Rise, Let us be on our way poster Only for Today sticker The Heroic Minute by Jenny Uebbing (Mama Needs Coffee) Christine Caine
August 30, 2019
In this episode, Beth and Jenna sit down with Father Andrew Mattingly. They talk all about Father Mattingly’s homily from the SHINE Retreat in Kansas City, how to grow docile to the Holy Spirit, and why it’s so important to remain in the present moment with the Lord at all times. Resources Mentioned In the School of the Holy Spirit by Father Jacques Philippe In Sinu Jesú Spiritual Theology by Father Jordan Aumann, O.P.
August 23, 2019
In this episode, Beth and Jenna talk about the life-changing work of stepping out in boldness to pray over our friends in the moment, their feelings about Rosary Club, and they hand out their first ever Podcast Homework assignment. Do you have a "Kim" in your life? Are you "Kim" in someone else's life? Share with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!
August 16, 2019
In this episode, Beth and Jenna sit down with Father John Muir and Father John Parks. Father Muir is the Pastor at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Avondale, and Father Parks is the Vicar for Evangelization for the Diocese of Phoenix, and also serves as the Spiritual Advisor for Blessed is She. Frs. Parks and Muir talk about how their friendship encourages each of them to grow in holiness, one tangible way we can truly care for priests, and the one question they wish their parishioners would ask them instead of, “How can I pray for you?”
August 9, 2019
In this episode, Beth and Jenna chat about what they've been up to, the Houston #BISretreat, reading Scripture, and what we do to search for balance in our lives. Share your "prayer and..." with us on Twitter or Instagram!
June 14, 2019
In this episode, Beth and Jenna talk about the “dark night of the soul” -- what it is, what it looks like, and practical ways to combat it. Resources mentioned: In Sinu Jesu “King of My Heart” by Steffany Gretzinger “Till I Found You” by Phil Wickham Have you ever experienced a dark night of the soul? Let's talk on Facebook or Twitter!
June 7, 2019
In this episode, Beth and Jenna talk with Debbie Herbeck of Be Love Revolution. Debbie shares her beautiful (and unbelievable!) conversion story, and how God is calling her to share the messiest part of her story in order to show young women His infinite mercy. Resources Mentioned: Jesus of Nazareth Misericordia Blessed is She SHINE Retreat Have you made peace with the messiest part of your story? Do you believe God is calling you to use your story to bring people to Him? Let's talk on Facebook or Twitter!
May 31, 2019
In this episode, Beth and Jenna chat about how deep friendships help build up your relationship with the Lord, and about some really fun ways Blessed is She can be a part of that over this summer. Resources mentioned: Text FRIENDSHIP to (520) 201-8737 Our Summer Gatherings Who are the closest friends in your life? Do you struggle to have Christ-centered friendships? Let's talk on Facebook or Twitter!
May 24, 2019
In this episode, Beth and Jenna sit down with Edmund Mitchell, the Director of Evangelization and Catechesis at a Catholic Church in Grapevine, Texas, and host of The Show podcast. They chat all about life verses, the inspiring lives of the saints, Edmund's long-term plan for evangelization in local parishes, and what it has in common with the structure of AA.
May 17, 2019
In this episode, Beth and Jenna sit down with Katie Waldow, full time youth minister, Blessed is She Pinterest Coordinator, and Instagram joy-bringer. They chat about what it looks like to pursue joy when things aren’t going right and why it’s so important as followers of Jesus. Resources mentioned: James 1:2-4 Philippians 4:8 Nehemiah 8:10 The Divine Mercy Chaplet Happy Are You Poor by Fr. Thomas DuBay Big Dreams, Small Spaces
May 10, 2019
In this episode, Beth and Jenna chat about what Apostles they identify with and what, in their personal lives, inspired them to pursue personal holiness. Resources Mentioned Saint Thomas Aquinas’s “Summa Theologiae” In Sinu Jesu
May 3, 2019
In this episode, Beth and Jenna sit down with two crucial members of the Blessed is She team: Managing Editor Nell O’Leary and Theological Editor Susanna Spencer. We chat all about what it was like to grow up in the faith and ways we can pour into younger Catholics going forward. Resources mentioned: Saint Thomas Aquinas’s “Summa Theologiae” Rise Up: Shining with Virtue
April 26, 2019
In this episode, Beth and Jenna talk about why we turn to so many things before we turn to the Lord, and how He is the One who truly satisfies us. Resources mentioned: "You Satisfy" by UPPERROOM HALT (via Weight Watchers) - Are you Hungry, Angry, Lonely, or Tired? (Or dehydrated!)
April 19, 2019
In this episode, Beth and Jenna chat with Father Patrick Mary Briscoe, who presently serves at St. Pius V Parish in Providence, Rhode Island, and as Deputy Senior Editor of Aleteia.org, and will be with Blessed is She in Ireland for the Shine retreat. We chat about what makes Holy Week special as a priest and what makes Good Friday so, so good for us all. Resources mentioned: Paul Claudel's Stations of the Cross St. Thomas’ Summa Theologica Diary of a Country Priest by Georges Bernanos The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
April 12, 2019
In this episode, Beth and Jenna chat with Jenny Uebbing, the writer behind Mama Needs Coffee, about getting older, her reversion in college, and how a transformative experience during Mass completely revolutionized her body image. Resources mentioned: EMDR Therapy 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 Pope John Paul II
April 5, 2019
In this episode, Beth and Jenna basically have a bible study on Jesus’ healings throughout the Gospels. Why does Jesus ask what people want when they obviously want healing? We think we figured it out: It’s not about the answer.
March 29, 2019
In this episode, Beth and Jenna chat with speaker, singer/songwriter, and worship leader Jackie Francois Angel all about the power of prayer, and why we should still expect God to work unexplainable miracles through us. Prayer actually works, friend. So let's pray.
March 22, 2019
In this episode, Beth and Jenna talk aaaalllll about failure. They share about how different their perceptions of failure are, what intimate risk looks like, and the idea of radical trust. What are your thoughts on failure? Is it something you shy away from? Do you have a fear of failure? Let’s talk on Facebook or Twitter! Take a listen below or over on iTunes (and give us a rating while you’re over there).
March 15, 2019
In this episode, Beth and Jenna chat with Claire Swinarski, host of The Catholic Feminist Podcast, and author of Girl, Arise! They explore what it means to be Kingdom-minded in a world where so many bad things happen and so many world leaders let us down.  Resources mentioned: He Leadeth Me & With God in Russia by Walter Ciszek, SJ Jen Fulwiler
March 7, 2019
In this episode, Beth and Jenna chat about writing To The End, Blessed is She’s 2019 Lent devotional, and about how, despite being terrifying, the practice of vulnerability is actually the key to an open-hearted life -- one that imitates Jesus and the Father. Resources mentioned: "I call heaven and earth today to witness against you: I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live..." // Deuteronomy 30:19 “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.” // C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves
March 1, 2019
In this episode, Beth and Jenna chat with Chris Stefanick, host of EWTN’s reality TV show Real Life Catholic and author of I Am: Rewrite Your Name, Reroute Your Life. We talk about how each of us has a “primary lie” we tell ourselves about who we are, and discuss practical ways to combat those lies with the Truth and reclaim our identity in Jesus Christ. You can find out more about Chris and purchase his book at reallifecatholic.com.
February 22, 2019
In this episode, Beth and Jenna talk about shame, sexual sin, pornography, the Lord's restoration and grace, and the importance of recognizing spiritual warfare in our struggles with sin. We invite each woman listening to this episode to join us this weekend in going to Jesus in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. As we said in the episode, you are not alone. We are growing in hope with you, we are opening ourselves up to His grace with you, we are believing in freedom. You will be free.
February 15, 2019
We kick off this season with one of our favorite friends (and season 1 guest!) Heather Khym of the Abiding Together podcast. In this candid conversation, we chat about inviting Jesus into the story of our life as well as everyday moments to speak the truth about us. More info here: https://www.liferestoration.ca/
December 14, 2018
In this episode, Beth and Jenna chat with the absolutely lovely and impeccably BRAVE woman, Emily Wilson. Emily is such a breath of fresh air, inspiring each of us to go after whatever the Lord has called on our life.
December 7, 2018
In this episode, Beth and Jenna chat about something Curtis Martin wrote in a FOCUS email that caught their eye AND hear how they want to start to implement it into their lives.
November 30, 2018
In this episode, Beth and Jenna get to chat with Michelle Benzinger of the Abiding Together Podcast. She lays down a ton of truth about championing other women, remembering our belovedness, and how to deal with longing and even jealousy. Be sure to share this episode with your bestie who sees the goodness in you.
November 23, 2018
Here is our rough episode in Ireland with Beth, Jenna, and our Spiritual Advisor Fr John Parks all about the Gospel message, our encounters with God, and more.
November 16, 2018
In this Blessed is She episode, Beth and Jenna chat with the EXCEPTIONAL Bonnie Engstrom, all about the strive for perfection and how accepting *average* is simply great sometimes. Take a listen and remember, sister, you are EXCEPTIONALLY you ;)
November 9, 2018
In this episode, Beth and Jenna hear great wisdom from Father Matt Lowry, chaplain of Northern Arizona University's Newman Center. We talk about evangelization (and how it's not quite as hard as you think!), personal prayer, and being witnesses from the overflow of His goodness.
November 2, 2018
In this episode, Beth and Jenna chat just the *two* of them aaallll about their hobbies (or lack thereof). Do you have hobbies?? Share with us on Twitter!
October 26, 2018
In this episode, Beth and Jenna chat with wife, mother, and writer Lisa Brenninkmeyer. Lisa founded the beautiful ministry Walking With Purpose. We talk about praying with Scripture, speaking truth to yourself, emotional healing, and freedom.
October 19, 2018
In this episode, Beth and Jenna chat with husband, father, and singer/songwriter Matt Maher. We talk about history with God, Matt's own conversion moment, and all about his new album (and children's book!!), The Advent of Christmas (https://www.mattmahermusic.com/theadventofchristmas/).  Take a listen below or over on iTunes (and give us a rating while you're over there).
October 12, 2018
In this episode, Beth and Jenna chat with the lovely Kendra Tierney, wife, mom, writer, and liturgical living extraordinaire. She shares how we can look at the Church year and rhythms of the Church and integrate it [more seamlessly] into our lives. Some things we talked about: + Kendra’s blog, Catholic All Year + Kendra’s *new* book, The Catholic All Year Compendium: Liturgical Living for Real Life + Kendra’s book on Confession: A Little Book about Confession for Children + Kendra’s Prayer Book: My Superhero Prayer Book: Traditional Catholic Prayers for Awesome Catholic Kids + Catholic Sprouts: Daily Podcast for Catholic Kids Take a listen below or over on iTunes (and give us a rating while you’re over there).
October 5, 2018
In this episode, Beth and Jenna chat about Bearing Light, the new Advent devotional from Blessed is She, the BIS team retreat, and opening up your heart to new people (even if you think you're already full!).
August 10, 2018
In this episode, Beth and Jenna chat with Megan Hjelmstad, wife and mom who is in the Army Reserves and an advocate for women suffering from endometriosis as she did for years. We talk about being witnesses and evangelizing in our own spheres of influence (whether it be at home, at work, or even at the grocery story). Enjoy and tell us your thoughts over on Twitter (https://twitter.com/blessedisshe__).
August 3, 2018
This week on the podcast, Jenna and Beth chat about insecurity—from childhood rejection to stepping into new roles—and how, in the face of shame or self-doubt, we can root ourselves in the Father's perfect love for us. We'd love to hear your tips and tricks for battling uncertainty. - Living Your Strengths by Albert L. Winseman and Donald O. Clifton (https://amzn.to/2n9NekB) - Confident by Steffany Gretzinger (https://open.spotify.com/track/2lLWyWl1ZGQdXWTh4cYt4C?si=nIS5YdnhQm6Z6bNfmhsz9A) - Teachable Tuesday episode we referred to (https://www.facebook.com/blessedisshenetwork/videos/vl.153310712110099/2051699648174692/?type=1)
July 27, 2018
In this episode, Beth and Jenna talk with Blythe Fike, one of the Blessed is She writers who shares her experience with spiritual direction, regular confession and prayer times (even in the midst of busy life). A wife, mom, and lover of the beautiful devotions in our Church, Blythe shares about the beauty and depth of the Catholic faith. (And how Mary nudges us along like only a good Mother does!)
July 20, 2018
In this episode, Beth and Jenna talk with Ike Ndolo, *husband,* worship leader, and songwriter about his new records, specifically his new song called "Your Table" (https://open.spotify.com/album/5wkeFiRZLhtFdzSpJBwUFe?si=Slcv5QxIQKG3tZ-jqQhKIw). They talk about how stories change our opinions and views of another, and the power of hearing another's story. Join in on the discussion about viewing "the other" in each one of our lives, loving our enemies (even when they're in the Church), and how freedom comes when we remember the truth about God: He is for the oppressed, the outcast, the vulnerable. He is for you.
July 13, 2018
Beth and Jenna talk about how our lives turn out differently than we ever anticipated or planned. They also share about consolation + desolation in our lives and how we react to suffering and joys as they come. We would LOVE to hear how your life has worked out differently than you ever thought it would. Tell us over on Twitter or in our Facebook Regional Groups (blessedisshe.net/community).
July 6, 2018
Beth and Jenna talk with Father Timothy Seavey to answer Alessandra's question about the Sacraments, Scripture, and the humanity of the Church. If you or someone you know has ever been hurt by the Church's hierarchy, this episode is for you. We are praying for you. Please share.
June 29, 2018
Today Beth and Jenna chat with Sarah Erickson, junior in college at The Catholic University of America. Today's talk is all about Sarah's surprise when she got to college, how we approach sin as Christians, and how vulnerability is simply about being uncomfortably honest. Take a listen and share!
June 22, 2018
In this episode, Beth and Jenna chat with Lindsay, Blessed is She's virtual assistant, bestie, and Protestant Floridian. We chat about Lindsay's experience with her introduction into the Catholic faith via Blessed is She, taking leaps with the Lord, and being grateful to Him for the small ways He loves on us.
June 16, 2018
In this episode, we have a frank conversation with Anna and Shannon of Eden Invitation, which is a ministry devoted to celebrating personal integration and promoting solidarity beyond the LGBT+ paradigm. We are honored to have Anna and Shannon on to share their hearts for LGBT+ in the Church as well as how all of us as Catholic Christians walk alongside the people in our lives, no matter if we assume differences or not. You are a gift. Thank you for your presence. We look forward to walking alongside you, learning from you, and growing with you. As stated on this show, we keep reminding ourselves and each other to say over and over again, "You belong to me." We belong to each other. So let's go on a walk.
June 8, 2018
Beth and Jenna chat with a VERY special guest this week, Bishop Robert Barron, all about prayer, miracles, the incredible female Saints in our Church, and so. much. more. Some of the topics we discuss: - The Daily Examen from Ignatius Spirituality (https://www.ignatianspirituality.com/ignatian-prayer/the-examen) - Pope Saint John Paul II's Apostolic Letter, Salvifici Doloris (on the Christian meaning of human suffering) (http://w2.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/apost_letters/1984/documents/hf_jp-ii_apl_11021984_salvifici-doloris.html) - Bishop Barron's reflection on the Irish Referendum (https://www.wordonfire.org/resources/article/sowing-the-wind-and-reaping-the-whirlwind-a-reflection-on-the-irish-referendum/5802/) Take a listen, share with a friend (or two!), and share your thoughts over on Twitter (https://twitter.com/blessedisshe__).
June 1, 2018
Beth and Jenna talk with Brigid Hogan, teacher and devotion writer for Blessed is She. They answer Miriam's question all the way from Australia, asking about finding the tenderness of God even in dry or desolate moments.  Take a listen below and share with your Twitter buds!
May 25, 2018
Beth and Jenna talk about P E A C E today. We talk about practical tips to do when your peace is shaken, what Father Jacques Philippe says about peace in his book, Searching for and Maintaining Peace (https://amzn.to/2LuHJb5), and how to recognize if it's time to let things go in our lives so we can make more space for the Lord and His peace. Take a listen and share with a friend.
May 18, 2018
We chat with husband, dad, author, life coach, and parachute extraordinaire, Paul George about all things happiness and discernment. Find his book, Rethink Happiness right here on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2IyErSt Let us know your thoughts on this week's episode over on Twitter: https://twitter.com/blessedisshe__
May 11, 2018
In this episode, we talk with Nell O'Leary, the Managing Editor of Blessed is She. She is a wife, mom, recovering lawyer, and sometimes-blogger at Whole Parenting Family (http://www.wholeparentingfamily.com/)! In this episode we talk about friendship, how important friendships are, how to cultivate friendships, and what it means to open the doors of our [squeaky ] hearts. Share this episode with your favorite friend!
May 4, 2018
In this episode, we chat about how we both got involved in ministry life, how to keep from getting burned out in life, and visioning with God for our ministries and lives. Hit us up on Insta and tell us your thoughts! https://www.instagram.com/blessedisshe__/
April 27, 2018
In this episode, Beth and Jenna chat with Blessed is She's spiritual advisor, Father John Parks, who is the Vicar of Evangelization for the Diocese of Phoenix. We chat about evangelization, testimonies, raspberries, people who influence us, joy in suffering, and more (everything AND the kitchen sink). Fav quote: "Tell your story, but Jesus is the hero." Find out more about Blessed is She: https://blessedisshe.net/
April 20, 2018
In this episode with Shannon Evans, we talk about what *keeps* us in the Church and what each of us loves about it. What about you? Not only how did you fall in love with the Church, but what KEEPS you here? Continue the conversation here: https://twitter.com/blessedisshe__
April 13, 2018
Here is our latest episode with the lovely Anna Coyne, a writer for Blessed is She. Read more about Anna on her blog, The Heart's Overflow (http://www.theheartsoverflow.com/). Join us as we talk about the moments that brought us into and in love with the Church, those memories that we can always go back to in prayer. Continue the conversation with us over on Twitter: https://twitter.com/blessedisshe__
April 5, 2018
In this episode we answer Jessica's question about studying Scripture in a group setting (and we have a great discussion about who we relate to more: Father, Son, or Holy Spirit). Continue the conversation with us over on Twitter: https://twitter.com/blessedisshe__ Send us over YOUR question next!
March 30, 2018
BIG thank you to Dara (and Dara, you're amazing! Working, mothering, praying, you are our hero!) for your question this week. We dive in to how to find time for prayer as busy women (no matter your state in life). When is your favorite time for prayer? Let's continue the conversation over here: https://twitter.com/blessedisshe__ using #BISpodcast. Get involved with the Blessed is She community right here: https://blessedisshe.net/community/
March 29, 2018
Here is our very first episode of The Gathering Place! In this episode, we called our good friend Heather Khym: wife, mom, and podcast extraordinaire! Check out her amazing podcast at Abiding Together (http://www.abidingtogetherpodcast.com/). Find out more about Heather: https://twitter.com/heatherkhym Remember to send us over your questions for our next episode! We can't wait to hear from you and continue the conversation.
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