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Leah Libresco

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Leah Libresco Sargeant, Convert, Writer, Speaker | Interview about Conversion, Education, Community

Verity Ed

I interview Leah Libresco Sargeant, convert and freelance writer. | We discuss the Benedict Option and the role families play in building small, intentional communities. We talk about great education, cliques, and just how “open” should a small group be? Enjoy her amazing intellect and wit as we dig into the primary role of parents and families in raising the next generation. RESOURCES: Leah's Website: http://www.leahlibresco.com/ Leah’s Tiny Book Club: https://tinybookclub.substack.com/ Leah’s Other Feminisms: https://otherfeminisms.substack.com/ Leah and Alexi’s Fun New Game! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/clovenpinegames/back-again-from-the-broken-landzinequest/ MY RELATED VIDEOS AND CONTENT: Building Homeschool Communities (Interview with Dee-dee Mihaliak): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LDOuvnokrA __________ If you’re new to homeschooling, want fresh ideas, need a parent community, and are ready to reboot your family culture, join VERITY ED. My goal is to help other parents reclaim their role as primary educators of their children. Click like, hit subscribe, follow VERITY ED, and visit verityed.com where you can find other great resources. __________ SAY HI TO VERITY ED: Youtube: Verity Ed - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyTf27-n8UbE6L7LHYdPc2w/ Instagram: @verityed - https://www.instagram.com/verity_ed/ Facebook: @verityed - https://www.facebook.com/VerityEd Twitter: @ErikaAhern2 - https://twitter.com/ErikaAhern2 SUPPORT VERITY ED: Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/verityed - Great content takes time and resources, and YOU can join an exclusive group of supporters with access to special content. PODCAST: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3tJep2YaadAqormwOp4r2R SHOP: http://verityed.com/shop Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/erika239/support


21 Apr 2021

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Feminism and Motherhood with Leah Libresco Sargeant


How do feminism and motherhood go hand in hand? Leah Libresco Sargeant talks about the shortcomings of mainstream feminism, which accepts the premise that women and children are stuck in a zero-sum game, and proposes an alternative kind of feminism that acknowledges the humanity of both babies and women. Aspects of this other feminism Leah discusses include: how an important aspect of feminism is to not pretend babies are manageable, how we should value care work, how women are excluded from medicine, plus more. WATCH THE VIDEO OF LEAH AND EMILY CHATTING HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLO2VZ_tzao Join Leah's Substack discussion HERE: https://otherfeminisms.substack.com/ 


13 Mar 2021

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Gathering and Engaging in Christ’s Name - Leah Libresco Sargeant

Orthodox Engagement

Writer and Speaker Leah Libresco Sargeant, author of Building the Benedict Option and convert from atheism to Roman Catholicism, joins Fr. Andrew to talk about her conversion, about engaging privately and publicly online, and about building Christian community, including in the midst of pandemic.


11 Nov 2020

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076: An Atheist's Journey into the Catholic Church (w/ Leah Libresco Sargeant)

The Cordial Catholic

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I'm joined by Leah Libresco. A cerebral, deep thinker, Leah was a staunch atheist when she became to meet Catholics in her debate group and, herself, became interested in looking deeper into the faith. In this episode she takes us on her spiritual journey and explains what ultimately led us to find God in the Catholic Church. It's a great conversation and Leah was very fun to talk to! You're going to really enjoy this episode. For more from Leah visit her website and check out her fantastic books Arriving at Amen and Building the Benedict Option.For more, visit The Cordial Catholic. Send your feedback to cordialcatholic@gmail.com. For more information about sponsoring the show, keeping this podcast going, and helping me to continue to deliver quality content please visit the Patreon page.  Even $1 or $2 a month can go a long way to helping make this podcast sustainable and will give you access to a special Patron-Only podcast featuring behind-the-scenes content and early access to upcoming material. If you can give $5/mo or more you'll also be entered into monthly draws for fantastic books hand-picked by me.If you'd like to give a one-time donation to The Cordial Catholic, you can visit the PayPal page.Thank you to those already supporting the show!Cy book giveaway. Producers Post-Roll: Stephen, Eli, Tom, Kelvin, Susan, and Eyram.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/cordialcatholic)

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9 Sep 2020

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9/21/19 - Leah Libresco, Building the Benedict Option

The Catholic Conversation

Even though we're made for relationship with God and others, it can be hard to find ways to gather. Leah Libresco joins us for an inspiring conversation about her book, Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three Together in His Name. Tune in for some creative ways to get friends together. Today's broadcast is brought to you in part by Solidarity Healthshare www.solidarityhealthshare.org/


18 Sep 2019

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Leah Libresco on The Benedict Option and how it applies to public life

Bridge Builder Podcast

We speak with author Leah Libresco about her new book, Building The Benedict Option, and the practical ways that you can begin living out a life of intentional discipleship.Then, in our Classic Catholic Social Teaching segment, we continue the discussion on the Benedict Option by examining Pope Benedict XVI's address to representatives of the World of Culture in France 10 years ago. In that address, he discussed the ways in which culture is formed first by people who are seeking God above all else.Finally, now that the election has passed, we look at practical ways that you can begin building relationships with your newly elected officials.We round out the episode with sacred music from the National Catholic Youth Choir at St. John's University in Collegeville. They perform the Hymn to St. Cecilia In honor of her feast day on November 22nd.Useful links: Order "Building the Benedict Option": https://www.ignatius.com/Building-the-Benedict-Option-P2963.aspxPope Benedict's Address: http://w2.vatican.va/content/benedict-xvi/en/speeches/2008/september/documents/hf_ben-xvi_spe_20080912_parigi-cultura.htmlFInd your new members-elect in the Minnesota legislature: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/hinfo/leginfo/18mem_elect.pdf


13 Nov 2018

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FoC 096: Rethinking the Benedict Option for Real Life Community with Leah Libresco Sargeant

The Fountains of Carrots Podcast

We’ve been big fans of Leah Libresco Sargeant’s writing for ages (and we even had her husband Alexi on the podcast last year to nerd out about Stranger Things with us). When we heard she had a new book on the Benedict Option coming out, we knew we needed to discuss it with her–especially … Continue reading FoC 096: Rethinking the Benedict Option for Real Life Community with Leah Libresco Sargeant →


2 Oct 2018

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September 27, 2018 – Leah Libresco “Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three Together in His Name”

Meet the Author with Ken Huck

Ken talks with Leah Libresco “Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three Together in His Name” (Ignatius Press). The book is available at: https://www.ignatius.com/Building-the-Benedict-Option-P2963.aspx Visit Leah’s website: http://www.leahlibresco.com


27 Sep 2018

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Episode 05 — Building the Benedict Option with Leah Libresco

Ordinary Faith with Dan Jackson

In this episode, I sit down with author Leah Libresco to talk about her journey of faith. We discuss Catholicism and community, art and the Psalms, and the ways in which we find healing and meaning within the context of relationships. Leah's new book, Building the Benedict Option, is now available and gives a practical guide to incorporating practices of faith into organic community.Host: Dan Jackson - Twitter, InstagramCo-host: LaShawn Barber - Twitter, InstagramGuest: Leah Libresco - Website, TwitterResources:Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three Together in His NameRod DreherArriving at AmenMusic provided by: Łegacies - Instagram


20 Aug 2018

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First Forays Into Friendship -- Leah Libresco -- 05/23/18

The UnCommon Good with Bo Bonner and Dr. Bud Marr

First Forays Into Friendship, an interview with Leah Libresco, a writer, speaker, and general Renaissance Woman whose work can be found at leahlibresco.com. We talk about the ideas contained in her forth coming book, "Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three Together in His Name." Particularly, we look into particular, practical, and immediate ways folks who yearn for more community can get started doing so without necessarily having the resources to do something revolutionary. We someone include drinking in parking lots and curling, but once you start the podcast, it will all make sense.


24 May 2018