Season Three of the Hearts Afire Podcast

By Katie Mahon, Communications Manager


This week’s “Embracing Faith” article will focus on Embracing Faith through Community.

Embracing Faith Through Community

“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” -Mark 16:15


Last year, the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, launched the Hearts Afire Podcast.


Since then, there have been two seasons of the Hearts Afire Podcast consisting of 20 total episodes that have been live-streamed on YouTube, then distributed on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Audible.


The most-watched episode on YouTube in our second season was Sr. Monica Paul Fraser, OP’s discussion of the Meaning of 60 Years of Religious Life. In addition, our most downloaded episode of season two was our Reflection on Advent, Christmas, and the New Year with Sr. BarbaraAnn Sgro, OP.


Moving forward, season three of the Hearts Afire Podcast will kick off on Wednesday, February 9th, and feature Sr. Arlene Flaherty, OP. During the episode, Sr. Arlene will discuss her efforts to end human trafficking through her ministry.


To watch the live broadcast of Sr. Arlene’s episode, subscribe to our YouTube channel. Please note that after the episode recording has concluded, an audio version of the Hearts Afire Podcast will be available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Audible, later in the day.


After Sr. Arlene’s episode, the next episode of the Hearts Afire Podcast will take place on February 23rd and feature guest Sr. Kathleen McManus, OP, who will discuss her new book and ministry.


Along with Sr. Kathleen’s episode, listeners of the Hearts Afire Podcast can look forward to the following episodes during the upcoming season.


· “A Candid Conversation about Religious Life Today” featuring Sr. Jo-Anne Faillace, OP, and Sr. Valorie Lordi, OP of the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill

· “Human Rights Violations” featuring Sr. Ceil Lavan, OP

· “Reflecting on Ministry” featuring Sr. Alice Kirk, OP

· “An In-Depth look into Holy Week and Easter” featuring Sr. Theresa Maillet, OP

· “2022 Hearts Afire Gala Preview” featuring Kerrin Kissel

· “Making a Difference for our Youth” featuring Sr. Jean Graffweg, OP

· “A Life-Changing Ministry at Siena House” featuring Sr. Mary Doris, OP

· “The Blauvelt Dominican Associate Program” featuring Cathy McCann, Associate