Redeemer 17 – Life Lived by Divine Providence

On this episode we talk with Mother Clare Matthiass of the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal about poverty, divine providence, her time at the Cenacle School of Spiritual Direction, working with the poor during the coronavirus pandemic, and more.



Mother Clare Matthiass
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Mother Clare Matthiass, CFR is the author of the popular book Discerning Religious Life as well as the Avow small discussion group program. Mother Clare was born in Germany and spent her childhood moving from base to base with her family, as her father was serving in the U.S. Military. She attended Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio where she studied theology and history. Mother Clare has been a member of the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal since 1998. She has served in the past as formation director for candidates and postulants, Community Vicar, and Vocation Directress. She lives at Our Lady Queen of Angels Convent in East Harlem.

Adam Novotny
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I came, I saw, I drank.

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.

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.