At The Well, a Catholic podcast for women produced by the Diocese of Parramatta that delves into issues of faith, has celebrated its first anniversary. Source: Catholic Outlook.
Co-hosts Qwayne Guevara, Rosie Drum MGL and writer Joy Adan spoke to Catholic Outlook about the joys they’ve received from encouraging young women to explore and question their faith.
“We recognised a need in our diocese especially in young women who desired to strive for holiness with others. It’s truly an affirmation of the work of the Spirit,” Ms Guevara said.
Ms Adan said it was a blessing that the podcast had been able to provide “connection and inspiration” over the past year, particularly at this time of pandemic “when people miss physically gathering together as a community”.
The idea to start a podcast for women followed the success of two “At The Well” evenings for young women hosted in the diocese, which were inspired by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference’s Year of Youth.
The podcast builds on the joys of the “At The Well” evenings on a more regular basis, offering a chance to give a feminine perspective on questions of faith and life and to continue the conversations sparked during the face-to-face gatherings.
“The Catholic faith holds up a high moral standard for us to follow and young women who take their faith seriously can find it a lonely and isolating experience,” Sr Rosie said.
“Giving them a platform to explore with other women those topics that they want to understand better in order to share with their friends who have different values is very valuable.”
Catholic podcast for women celebrates first anniversary (By Mary Brazell, Catholic Outlook)