Universal Voices/Voces Universales

A Heart For Welcome

March 07, 2023 Alissa Molina Season 2 Episode 5
Universal Voices/Voces Universales
A Heart For Welcome
Show Notes

Universal Voices is back with an all new A Heart For mini-series. In this episode, Alissa welcomes Mary Ellen Mitchell. Mary Ellen is the co-director of Lydia's House, a Catholic Worker House of Hospitality in Cincinnati, Ohio. The pair spend time diving into Mary Ellen's heart for welcome, her work with moms and kids at Lydia's House, and the Catholic call to community and compassion. This is a hard and hopeful episode as the two also venture into:

  • Finding goodness in order and also leaving room for surprise.
  • A path forward in the whole life call of the Church.
  • Nearness being anything but tidy. 
  • Holiness being anything but linear. 
  • The ways red tape and jumping through hoops make it hard to love folks via getting them what they need.
  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.
  • The deep desire we all have to be in community.
  • Redefining "success."
  • Lydia's House, Lydia's House, Lydia's House and how much Alissa wants to visit.

To find out more about Lydia's House, click here. To get in touch with Mary Ellen about a possible fellowship or job partnership at Lydia's House, email her at maryellen@stlydiashouse.org.

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