Redeemer Special: Vanessa DeSilvio

On this very special episode of Redeemer, we interview Vanessa DeSilvio, who portrays the character of Photina on the hit TV series, The Chosen. We talk about her acting career, her spiritual journey, and the impact of her role as Photina on her personal and professional life.


Also on Numinous FM: Listen to whole-family-friendly reflections on the weekend readings on Enkindle: Family Scripture Reflections


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Vanessa DeSilvio
Actor and voice over artist | + EPISODES

Vanessa DeSilvio is a classically trained actor and voice over artist who also speaks fluent Spanish. Her experience ranges from the stage to television, commercials, and radio. Television credits include The Chosen, HBO’s The Leftovers, ABC’s American Crime, and a co-star role in From Dusk Till Dawn TV Series. Vanessa can also be seen in numerous regional and national commercials in both English and Spanish. Her voice over credits include audiobook narrations on as well as commercial radio spots and animation. She is teleprompter proficient. When she is not acting, Vanessa enjoys singing, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her husband and three sons.

Holly Novotny

Holly Novotny is a convert to the Catholic faith and a wife and mother. A Lifetime Marian Servant, Holly embraces a Rule of Life focused on holiness, obedience, and humble service. As a graduate of the Cenacle School of Spirituality, in affiliation with Franciscan University of Steubenville, she holds a Certificate of Spiritual Direction and accompanies others in their spiritual journey and through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

Adam Novotny
Director at MARIAN SERVANTS® of the Redeemer | | + EPISODES

Host of Redeemer, Contributor at Enkindle: Family Scripture Reflections

Adam holds a Masters in Catechetics and Evangelization from Franciscan University. He is a certified spiritual director steeped in Ignatian spirituality. Both he and his wife serve as Directors of the Marian Servants of the Redeemer, a public association of the Christian faithful, living out Marian virtue, as well as serving as Liaisons to the charismatic renewal for the archdiocese of Baltimore. Adam is a council member for Pentecost Today USA. In his spare time, he works a full time job as Director of Operations at St John the Evangelist Church, Severna Park.

Javier Plumey
Founder at Numinous FM | Website | + EPISODES

Owner of Numinous FM, science fiction writer, worship leader, IT Architect, theorist, grammarian, iOS developer, move and shaker.