From Megachurch to MegaCatholic & the Beautiful Power of Retreat

art of catholic podcast blog video Apr 20, 2024

Have you ever been on a truly life-changing retreat? One where you come away thinking, "I'll never be the same!"

It happens a fair bit.

But while a lot of people have experienced God piercing through the noise and busyness of the "day to day"...not many have actually changed faiths as a result.

But that's exactly what happened to my guest on today's Art of Catholic podcast.

And the hilarious thing is that becoming Catholic wasn't even on her radar.

She was just looking for some rest and relaxation.

God had other ideas...big ones!


Today's show is about my good friend and spiritual big sister Betsy Orr, who converted to Catholicism in 2008 and has been doing big things for the Church ever since.

But her story is not without its pain.

That said, her powerful account of conversion and personal loss is an incredible testament to the importance of listening to God's voice and following wherever it leads.

And her conversion isn't the end of the story.

The Holy Spirit surprised her again by leading her to tackle a huge new project...

...a project laser-focused on drawing other Catholics in to hear that same whisper of God in the holy silence of a retreat.

This is a story you're going to want to hear.

And guess what? I actually get to be a part of the story!

From September 13-15, 2024, I'm giving a retreat at Betsy's new retreat center, The Retreat at Heritage and I'd love it if you joined us there. Click here for more information.

Titled "The Divine Whisper: Deeper Prayer & the Silent Embrace of God," my talks will dive into some of the same topics discussed on my podcast today - silence and prayer.

These are topics I've been doing a lot of work with recently, and I can't wait to share it.

In fact, I've even got some exciting new course additions on silence and prayer coming to the Science of Sainthood program soon!

I'll be telling you more about those in the weeks to come.

In the meantime, enjoy the interview and join us in September!

God bless,

Matthew

P.S. Get my FREE guide to meditative prayer, 8 Ways To Jump-Start Your Prayer Life! CLICK HERE to download now!


 

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