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A podcast moving beyond everyday assumptions of what it means to be Catholic hosted by two Catholic Sisters.

November 15
Episode 1: Sneaky Jesus

In our first episode, Sisters Erin and Colleen interview Sister Helen Prejean, renowned anti-death penalty activist, about sisterhood and her work. Learn more about Sister Helen and her work here.

November 22
Episode 2: Lightning in a Bottle

In part two of our interview with Sister Helen Prejean, we talk about the vows, especially the vow of chastity. We also ask a series of lightning round questions, where Sister Helen keeps us on our toes. Finally, we unpack the episode along with guest Sister Sarah Simmons.

November 29
Episode 3: I’ll Pray On It

In this episode we speak with Mary Novak, Executive Director of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, about her experiences working in social justice in DC, the difficulties of being a woman in the church, and the importance of community.

I'll Pray On It Beyond the Habit

 In this episode we speak with Mary Novak, Executive Director of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, about her experiences working in social justice in DC, the difficulties of being a woman in the church, and the importance of community. 
  1. I'll Pray On It
  2. Lightning in a Bottle
  3. Sneaky Jesus
  4. Coming Soon: Beyond the Habit!

“It puts a different spin on nuns having fun, and nuns getting down to business,”

Sister Colleen Gibson

About Our Hosts

Sister Colleen Gibson and Sister Erin McDonald are both Sisters of St. Joseph. Both are deeply committed to having honest conversations, sharing information about their lives as sisters, and standing for social justice. Learn more here.

Get In Touch

Have questions? Thoughts? Comments? Send them to us at beyondthehabitpod@gmail.com

Learn More About Sisters of St. Joseph

Find out more about the sisters of St. Joseph at the U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph. You can also find out about Sister Erin’s congregation here and Sister Colleen’s congregation here.