Ruah Storytellers Advent

By Jules Miles and Amanda Beck

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Daily stories of faith, suffering, and hope to accompany listeners through the liturgical season of Advent.

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Amanda Martinez-Beck
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Amanda Martinez Beck is co-founder of Ruah Storytellers and lives in East Texas. She is passionate about the power of storytelling, particularly through podcasting. She and her husband Zachary cohost the Arkeo Camino podcast (pronounced "ark-a-o ca-mee-no") and she is also the cohost of the Fat & Faithful podcast. She is the author of Lovely: How I Learned to Embrace the Body God Gave Me, published by Our Sunday Visitor. For more information about Amanda's work, please visit her website https://amandamartinezbeck.com.

Music for Today's Episode:

"In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project.

© 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Dec 24, 2019
Liz Scheicher
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Liz Schleicher is an opinion columnist and stay-at-home mother from rural Missouri . You can find her on Twitter as @Punky Mantilla, telling tales of Catholicism, country folks, children and cancer.

Music for Today's Episode:

"In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project.

© 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Dec 23, 2019
Marcia Lane-McGee
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Marcia Lane-McGee lives just outside of Chicago raising nine teenage boys as her job as a family teacher. In the moments between taking care of a family of 11, she writes, speaks, and shares her cute outfits on Instagram at @stylishlycia, as well as hosts the wonderful black Catholic podcast, Plaid skirts and basic black. Follow her for booking info as well as her book, Joy in the Meantime, due out in early 2020.

Music for Today's Episode:

"In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project.

© 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Dec 22, 2019
Tara Nicolson
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Tara is a Catholic convert living in New Jersey with her daughter, Lilly and husband Ben. During the day she lives out her dream of working as a therapist and clinical social worker. You can find her over on her blog at www.atvillagepark.comand Instagram page using the handle @atvillagepark She can also be found chatting away with her friend on the podcast ‘The Cravert Chronicles’.

Music for Today's Episode:

"In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project.

© 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Dec 21, 2019
Clare McCallan
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Clare McCallan is an artist, speaker, and poet, who speaks to local Churches and schools about the love of God through spoken word poetry. She is the artist in residence at the Grunewald Guild. Today’s piece is her artistic interpretation told from the perspective of the little drummer boy. For more information about Clare and her work, please visit her website at https://www.claremccallan.com or visit her on Instagram at @clare_mccallan. 

Music for Today's Episode:

"In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project.

© 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Dec 20, 2019
Melissa Richards
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Melissa is a homeschooling mom who lives with her husband and three daughters in Western Illinois. She graduated from the University of Florida with a Masters degree in Religious Studies in 2013 and joined the Catholic Church along with her husband in 2016. She currently works as a Peer Breastfeeding Counselor at her community WIC office, where she helps to educate and support local mothers in their decision to breastfeed their babies.

Music for Today's Episode:

"In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project.

© 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Dec 19, 2019
Lindsay Schlegel
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Lindsay Schlegel is a daughter of God, wife, mother, and believer in the life-giving power of words. She's the author of Don't Forget to Say Thank You: And Other Parenting Lessons That Brought Me Closer to God and the host of the weekly podcast, Quote Me. You can learn more about her work and her ministry at LindsaySchlegel.com or on Instagram, @lindsayschlegs

Music for Today's Episode:

"In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project.

© 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Dec 18, 2019
Leticia Ochoa Adams
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Leticia Ochoa Adams is a wife, mother and grandmother who lives in the suburbs of Austin Texas. She is a freelance writer who has articles at Aleteia and Our Sunday visitor and has contributed to books such as The Catholic Hipster Handbook and Surprised by Life. Leticia is also a regular on the Jen Fulwiler show on SiriusXM. Her website is leticiaoadams.com.

Music for Today's Episode:

"In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project.

© 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Dec 17, 2019
Megan Harper
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Megan Harper is a Clinical Social Worker at Oregon State Hospital. She and her husband Zach and their daughters Zoey and Hannah are parishioners at St. Philip in Dallas, Oregon. Megan is passionate about her faith, social justice, and the Oregon State Beavers!

Music for Today's Episode:

"In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project.

© 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Dec 16, 2019
Nelly Sosa-Rmz
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Nelly Sosa is a catholic wife, homeschool mom of two amazing gifts of God, and blogger at El Árbol Menta. Born and raised in a big city in Mexico, adopted the peaceful country living of rural western Pennsylvania seven years ago, and there, in the beauty and peacefulness of creation, she got to know and love the Lord like never before.

Music for Today's Episode:

"In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project.

© 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Dec 15, 2019
Cathy Torrez
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Cathy Torrez is a lifelong Catholic, three years a wife and step-mother, and two years a mother. She takes her two small children to Adoration with her every week by choice. Intercessory prayer and offering up sufferings are her strengths.

Music for Today's Episode:

"In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project.

© 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Dec 14, 2019
Brittany Calavitta
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Brittany Calavitta is an enthusiastic advocate for a good book, strong coffee, and a hopeful heart. After battling years of infertility, she and her husband welcomed their first child on September 11, 2016. You can follow her journey through her Instagram account (@BritCal) or through her blog at www.liveinthelonging.com

Music for Today's Episode:

"In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project.

© 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Dec 13, 2019
Shannon Schmidt
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Shannon Schmidt is a self-professed theology nerd who works full-time as a pastoral associate at a parish outside of Indianapolis. She is the proud mother of four very energetic children and grateful wife to her long-suffering husband, Eric. In her free time she co-hosts the podcast “Plaid Skirts and Basic Black,” which looks at culture, pop culture, and current events through a black Catholic lens. Follow Shannon on Instagram at @teamquarterblack.

Music for Today's Episode:

"In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project.

© 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Dec 12, 2019
Lillian Vogl
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Lillian Vogl calls herself the Accidental Mystic, because she isn’t the sort of person you’d expect to be writing about her contemplative insights into God’s Revelation in Scripture and the world. She’s a tax attorney, married, with two children, and no theology degrees. But a vocation for spiritual writing also found her a few years ago, and you can find her blog, Beyond All Telling, on Patheos.

Music for Today's Episode:

"In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project.

© 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Dec 11, 2019
Meg Tietz
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Meg Tietz is the creator and host of Sorta Awesome, a weekly podcast for women, and she's the owner of Nikolaus Design, a shop specializing in fine rosaries made to last a lifetime. She'd love for you to pull up a chair on her porch to talk theology, personality types, and all things awesome. She and her husband and their five children make their home in Oklahoma City, and you can connect with her and all of her work on Instagram at sortaawesomemeg

Music for Today's Episode:

"In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project.

© 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Dec 10, 2019
Tori Oswald
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Tori Oswald lives in Southeast Missouri with her beautiful husband and three wonderful cats. She is a lapsed blogger, trying Catholic, decent wife, and lazy Marian devotee. Find Tori on Twitter if you’re brave — @theolobeer (like theology, but with beer).

Music for Today's Episode:

"In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project.

© 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Dec 09, 2019
Maria Morea Johnson
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Maria Morera Johnson is the author of the award-winning books Super Girls and Halos and My Badass Book of Saints. Her new book Our Lady of Charity, a spiritual memoir, shares stories of how Our Lady of Charity helped her deepen her faith and led her to Jesus after she moved to the United States. Find links to her social media and other writing on the web at mariamjohnson.com.

Music for Today's Episode:

"In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project.

© 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Dec 08, 2019
Alexandra Henry
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Alexandra Henry is a Dominican-American woman born and raised in the Bronx, NY. She is an Admissions Counselor who had self-published a book poetry called, Songs of Freedom, which can be bought here

Music for Today's Episode:

"In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project.

© 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Dec 07, 2019
Rachel Lamb
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Rachel Lamb, a lifelong Texan, earned her Master of Divinity degree with a certificate in Anglican Studies from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in 2011. After being offered a position as a pro-abortion chaplain with the Episcopal Church, she began volunteering with the pro-life movement, and entered the Catholic Church in 2014. Rachel enjoys speaking consistent truth to the value of all life, and finding common ground within the pro-life and feminist movements.

Music for Today's Episode:

"In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project.

© 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Dec 06, 2019
Mary Lenaburg
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Mary Lenaburg is a writer, speaker, wife and mother sharing her witness and testimony to groups of all ages about God’s Redeeming love and that faith is the courage to want what God wants for us, even if we cannot see where the path leads. Acceptance + Trust = Unimaginable Joy. Mary’s first book, “Be Brave in the Scared: How I Learned to Trust God During my Most Difficult Days” is available wherever books are sold. Mary and her husband have been happily married for 31 years, finding joy among the ashes having lost their disabled daughter Courtney in 2014. They live in Northern Virginia with their grown son Jonathan. She continues to embrace her father’s advice: “Never quit, never give up, never lose your faith. It’s the one reason you walk this earth. For God chose this time and place just for you, so make the most of it.” For more information about Mary's writings, speaking, and ministry, please visit her website www.marylenaburg.com. Music for Today's Episode: "In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project. © 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Dec 05, 2019
Claire Swinarski
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Claire Swinarski is the author of multiple books, including Girl, Arise: A Catholic Feminist’s Invitation to Live Boldly, Love Your Faith, and Change the World and the forthcoming children’s novel What Happens Next. She’s also the creator of the The Catholic Feminist Podcast, a top-ranked spirituality podcast with over one million downloads. Claire spends most of her time handing her two kids fruit snacks, strolling the aisles of Target, and making her poor husband watch The Great British Baking Show. For more information about Claire and her ministry, please visit her website www.thecatholicfeministpodcast.com.

Music for Today's Episode:

"In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project.

© 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Dec 04, 2019
JoAnna Wahlund
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JoAnna Wahlund was baptized, raised, and married in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. In May 2003, two weeks after graduating from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a degree in English, she converted to Catholicism. She has six terrific kids here on earth, four saints in heaven praying for her, and a wonderful husband of eighteen years who supports her in all things. For more information about JoAnna and her work in the Church, please visit her website, www.catholicworkingmom.com.

Music for Today's Episode:

"In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project.

© 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Dec 03, 2019
Andrea Thomas
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Andrea Thomas is a worship leader, songwriter, and entrepreneur. Her performance background turned to a deep love for and call to worship. She has fallen in love with the power of collaboration, and is honored to work with The Vigil Project team and serve as a musician, songwriter, and Co-Director of the organization. Andrea (and her very large Italian family) are from Cincinnati, Ohio. You can learn more about Andrea and her work with the Vigil Project by visiting their website, www.vigilproject.com. 

For additional access to the song, including the group's original desire to incorporate a visual with their music, please visit the song's video on youtube. 

"In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project.

© 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Dec 02, 2019
Jules Miles
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Julianne "Jules" Miles is the co-founder and curator of Ruah Storytellers, a new micro-podcast to accompany you on this Advent journey. She is also the creator and host of the Catholic storytelling podcast, Mystery Through Manners. When she isn't busy curating and creating podcasts, she enjoys a full life with her sweetheart, Ryan, and their four (soon to be five!) beautiful children. You can read more about Julianne through her website, www.mysterymannerspodcast.com. Music for Today's Episode:  "In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project. © 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Dec 01, 2019
Teaser Trailer feat. Brittany Calavitta
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Want a sneak peak into our inaugural Advent series? 

Advent is just around the corner (only one week away!) so we decided to give our listeners a sneak peak into our vision for this platform by releasing a teaser episode featuring one of our gifted storytellers, Brittany Calavitta.  Brittany's writing can be found on her website, www.liveinthelonging.com. 

Music for Today's Episode:

"In Need of a Savior (feat. Andrea Thomas)". Words and Music by Andrea Thomas and the Vigil Project.

© 2016 Papercastle Records Publishing (ASCAP), VIGIL Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Nov 25, 2019
Trailer: Ruah Storytellers | Advent 2019
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Welcome to Ruah Storytellers, a daily Catholic storytelling podcast to accompany you through the season of Advent. Each day, a different woman of faith will journey with you to the manger through the power of story. Through the gift of poetry, spoken word, oral storytelling, and song, listeners can deepen their faith and find shared purpose and hope this liturgical season. 

For more information about our mission, theme, and storytellers, please visit our website www.ruahstorytellers.com. 


Nov 02, 2019