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Universal Sisterhood Podcast

109 EpisodesProduced by Jessica DohertyWebsite

We are hoping to create a place where women can delve deeper, lift their gaze higher, live freer, laugh louder, smile brighter and be the authentic woman they were designed to be.

109 Episodes | 2018 - 2023

Episode 104: In search of real beauty, with Annie Lawrence

September 26th, 2023


Our world is suffering from a ‘Beauty Crisis’. It reduces Beauty to something merely skin-deep. It equates Beauty to the degree of sexual attraction.

Our youth are bombarded daily with unrealistic beauty stereotypes and …

Episode 99: To Love Radically with Caitlyn West

August 3rd, 2023


Find out more about Caitlyn here:

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Episode 98: The friends you didn't know you had with Liz Kelly

July 30th, 2023


Who is Liz Kelly? Everything you need to know right here

If you are wanting to see what your …

Episode 97: God plays the most beautiful music through broken instruments- with Anna Nuzzo

May 29th, 2023


Anna Nuzzo is a renowned International Catholic Singer, Songwriter and Recording Artist. On the Feast Day of Our Lady of the Rosary in 2012, she …

Episode 95: When Masks are not Enough with Joelle Maryn.

March 14th, 2023


Joelle Maryn is an award winning actress, speaker, and TV host. She has a major reversion back to the faith and now spreads the message of God's healing love. Her story will have you captivated. 

Joelle is currently on …

Episode 94- Women Made New with Crystalina Evert.

February 17th, 2023


Crystalina is a wife, mother, Catholic speaker and author of several books. Her latest book Women Made New is a collection of stories from women (and …

Episode 93- Don't be afraid to question your faith with Jane Naug.

February 10th, 2023


Jane is a stay at home mother to 7 children living with her husband in rural Queensland. She was born Catholic, joined an evangelical church and came …

Episode 91: Ex-nun on the Run with Marilis Pineiro.

January 20th, 2023


In this episode I chat with Marilis. She is an American from New Jersey, who was a nun with the Franciscans order for 8 years. She discerned out of the convent and now lives in Florence Italy where she works for The …

Episode 90: Begin again: 2023.

January 16th, 2023


Just a quick chat with my sister Liv to kick start the year. 

What's your word for the year? 

Find yours here

If you …

Episode 89:It’s been a long year!

December 16th, 2022


Hi, this episode is just me. I’m letting you know where I’ve been and what’s going on. Have a happy and holy Christmas. May the baby Jesus find a …

Episode87: Let your Home and your Heart tell your story- with Paige Rien.

October 1st, 2022


In today's episode I chat with Paige Rien. She is the author of two books:
Love the House You're in- 40 ways to improve your home.
Revived &Renovated.

Episode 86-: When a Marriage is Nullified. Heartache. Hope. Healing.

September 9th, 2022


In this episode I chat with a brave young women who shares her story of heartache, healing and hope through the process of having her marriage …

Episode 85: Don't let comparison steal your confidence with Qwayne Guevara

August 29th, 2022


It has been said that comparison is the thief of joy however comparison can also steal your confidence. In a culture where competition means building …

Episode 84: When your week doesn't go as planned- Ft my sister Liv.

August 15th, 2022


What happens when your week doesn't go as planned? What happens if you find yourself facing surgery? 

Liv and I talk about the power of suffering and the chance to continually hand it over to God.

We also hear about …

Episode 83: You were built for this- Empowering yourself in Birth, with Sally Hood.

July 17th, 2022


As women, we have such power in birth and the enemy is fully aware of this. Christ could have come into the world in any way he wanted and He …

Episode 82- A Contemplative Soul in a Big City- Mariana Pimiento

July 8th, 2022


In this episode I chat with Mariana from @bigapplecatholic. She is an ordinary girl on an extraordinary interior journey. We talk vulnerably about …

Episode 81- Toxic Productivity and Perfectionism- Why we need to take a road trip. Ft. Kerri Christopher.

June 6th, 2022


In this episode I chat with Kerri Christopher who is the founder of Clarity Life Consulting. We discuss how to discern what steps to make 
You can …

Episode 80: A Story of Love- told by Joanna Tabone.

May 28th, 2022


In this episode you will here my gorgeous friend Joanna tell a story that is very close to her heart. It is the story that she is intimately connected to, it is the Love story of her mother Annemaree Twyford. This story …

Episode 79b*: Oranges and Trust; One beautiful Adventure. Beth Davis on The Shine Retreat 2022.

May 12th, 2022


Beth Davis from Blessed is She was a guest speaker on The Shine Retreat in Sydney on the 7th May. Here is her beautiful talk she gave to the women on …

Episode 79a- An Introduction On Oranges and Trust.

May 12th, 2022


For the FULL talk hop into episode 79b. You’re going to love her.

Episode 78- Finding God in an Earthquake with Jess from Salt and Gold Collection.

April 28th, 2022


Jess Bond is a New Zealand artist, wordsmith and owner of Salt & Gold Collection. She grew up in North Canterbury, NZ but currently lives in …

Episode 77- Walk into Holy Week. You never have to walk into it alone.

April 13th, 2022


Holy Week can be daunting- choose one person from the story of the Passion of Christ and stay with them throughout the whole ordeal- they will always …

Episode 76- Every Woman Deserves a Village. Ft Rose Pender.

April 8th, 2022


Did you know that one in three women in Australia will have a unplanned pregnancy?

 Up to one-third of Australian women will face an unplanned pregnancy at some point in their lives. 

Research shows that the most common …

Episode 75-Being a Sweaty Saint: A wholistic approach to fitness and food With Alyssa Turenne.

March 26th, 2022


When we discover who we are and whose we are our approach to everything changes.
Come on over and check out  Sweaty Saints here.

Ecclesiastes 3:1–22English Standard Version
A Time for Everything

Episode 74: The beautiful heart of Stephanie Weinert.

March 17th, 2022


Stephanie Weinert shares her story of love, loss, surrender and joy. Come take a listen. You can find her on Instagram @stephanieweinert

Episode 73- Our Mindset Changes Everything, with Monica Elias.

March 2nd, 2022


Our mindset plays a huge role in how we react to all situations as our thoughts preceded and help shape our actions.

Monica from Wholehearted Fiat is …

Episode 72- Lessons from a Tropical Holiday.

February 6th, 2022


Liv and I chat openly about the lessons we leaned from taking a party of 14 on a tropical holiday in the middle of a world wide pandemic.

Go follow …

Episode 71- You can be a masterpiece and a work in progress at the same time. ft Megan Kozak.

December 20th, 2021


In this episode Megan makes the beautiful point that "Our emotions are like a compass that points toward something that has or hasn't yet been …

Episode 70:Surprised by Joy - A project for all women.

December 7th, 2021


"Nothing here below is profane for those who know how to see" Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

Let's start a revolution by find joy in the most mundane …

Episode 69- Disagreement should never be cause for division.

November 19th, 2021


In this episode I sit down with three other women to discuss where we find ourselves today, in the world of covid and all it has brought with it.

Here are the two links that Liv mentioned during the podcast.

Episode 68- From 'Ideal' to 'Real' with Chantal Howard.

September 24th, 2021


Weaning your children into adulthood often resembles weaning a baby - it requires repeated behaviours, some tears, many hard, often scary at times, …

Episode 67- The Warm Heart of Donna Power.

September 16th, 2021


As women we are life bearers and life givers- When we truly live out of this gift as women we not only bring life to ourselves but to others and in …

Episode 66- An 'oily' way to live. ft Eva Von Strijp.

September 11th, 2021


In today's episode I chat with Eva Van Strijp, she talks about essential oils  and how they can boost our immune system, detox our homes and  bodies …

Episode 65- The Fighting Spirit of a Mother.

September 5th, 2021


When Teresa's son was less than 2 days old his mother noticed he was becoming less and less responsive and his body temperature was getting colder. …

Episode 64- Faith over Fear, with my sister Liv.

August 29th, 2021


Where do you turn we things feel out of control? In this episode Liv and I talk about what life looks like for us at the moment and how we are …

Episode 63- Let's escape lockdown! Get your nose in a good book.

August 13th, 2021


Escape this lockdown with a great read here are our picks.

Jessica's Picks

Hilly Billy Elegy- J.D Vance

Boy Swallows Universe- Trent Dolton

America …

Episode 62- God can write straight with crooked lines.Ft Gemma Howard.

August 6th, 2021


I chat with Gemma Howard. She is an teen mum to sweet little Jospehine.

Gemma graciously shares her story of finding herself pregnant in a toxic relationship at the age of 17.

She humbly seeks help from her family and …

Episode 61- Be not Afraid- with Britt Fisk.

July 30th, 2021


In this episode I chat with Britt Fisk and mother of eight,  who discovered soon after the birth of her eighth baby, and the middle of the pandemic the she had breast cancer and her baby girl had a tethered spin and was …

Episode 60- Love the Alcoholic, not the Alcoholism.

July 1st, 2021


Meree choose to love the alcoholic not the alcoholism and that made all the difference. 

Please if you are living with or are experiencing dependency …

Episode 59- Awake Not Woke with Noelle Mering.

May 29th, 2021


" A breakdown in our common understanding of words leads to a society in chaos and frustration, inevitability miscommunicating and plagued by distrust. We become suspicious not only of eachother but ourselves and our …

Episode 58 - Your mission is to love and be loved, with Claire Dwyer.

May 14th, 2021


"Let yourself be vulnerable. Let your walls down, your carefully constructed fortresses breached, your fiercely guarded heart laid bare. Let your …

Episode 57- Never underestimate the power of a mother's prayers, with Anne Galea.

May 4th, 2021


In today's episode I chat with Anne Galea. She is a wife and mother who has experienced what many mothers do with teenagers, rebellion.

By the time her son was 16 he had got in with the wrong crowd, he was addicted to …

Episode 56 - When life feels like it is falling apart, could it actually be falling into place?

April 15th, 2021


In today's episode I chat with Dr Marguerite Harb. She details her story of love, loss, hope and total surrender to how God is writing her story.

Episode 55- Life is bigger and better with the Bonell Family.

April 7th, 2021


In this episode I chat with Jeni Bonell. She is a woman who knows how to love with her whole body, mind and soul. She has one of Australia's largest …

Episode 54- What do bears, backpacks and an orange whistle have to do with your gifts and talents? Ft Renee Doyle.

March 20th, 2021


Today I chat with the beautiful Renee Doyle. She unpacks what it means to have our own gifts and talents and how we can use them to bless others and …

Episode 53- Music has the ability to articulate the feelings of the heart. Come and listen to Alyssa Agius

March 4th, 2021


Alyssa is a the co-host from Catholic influencers podcast and a member of the duet from The SAGA. She has sung at World Youth Day in Panama alongside …

Episode 51- Pornography addiction- this is not a fight you can win alone.

February 13th, 2021


In this episode I chat with Lizzy @justahandmaiden, who courageously shares her story of overcoming an addiction to pornography. Lizzy is a testament to the power of healing, mercy and grace through the sacrament of …

Episode 50: " Take care of your body as if you were going to live forever; and take care of your soul as if you would die tomorrow."(St. Augustine)

January 20th, 2021


Wholeness is when the whole body is integrated- We are made up of body, mind and soul. For wholeness all three things have to be balanced. Theresa …

Episode 49- New year, new beginnings, new you.

January 13th, 2021


In this episode Liv and I chat about the year that was, the new year and the importance of the now! @saltandgoldcollection

Episode 48- Diamond Women ft Jenny Gurry

October 22nd, 2020


In this episode I chat with Jenny Gurry, the director and founder of Diamond Women. 

Diamond women is a grass roots not for profit, that provides a compassionate and caring place where women are given the chance to …

Episode 47- From a Broken Ballerina to a Brave Beacon of Hope the incredible story of Christine Watkins.

September 27th, 2020


Christine Watkins is an inspirational Catholic speaker and author of many books all of which can be found in the link below.

Episode 46- Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. ft Leila Abdallah.

September 10th, 2020


In this  episode I sit down with Leila Abdallah. On the first of February 2020 four of Leila's children and three cousins went off to buy ice cream. The children were hit by a speeding, drunk driver. Four of the …

Episode 45- The Never ending Story- Your story. Ft Heather Khym.

July 23rd, 2020


We all have a personal story and we are all connected by the story of salvation. How does one engage the broken parts of their story  with the salvation story to bring about restoration and healing and begin to live …

Episode 44- How many likes till love? Ft Katrina Alvir

July 16th, 2020


In todays episode I chat with Katrina Alvir a trained teacher and mentor and developer of the REAL program. This program looks at developing character and virtue in teenager girls between the ages of 12-16.
Never before …

Episode 43- The Gift of New Friendships with Beth Davis.

July 3rd, 2020


It is never too late to ask The Lord to bring people into your life who will accompany you towards heaven. 

Look Out for Beth and Jenna and all the …

Episode 42- From Manly to the Bronx with Sr Mary Grace a Sister of Life.

June 19th, 2020


Sr Mary Grace was looking for something more- She found it in the Bronx. As a Sister of Life Sr. Mary Grace is in love with Love.

She left her family …

Episode 41- Dare to Trust. Ft. Anna Greenwell

April 17th, 2020


In this episode I chat with my big sister Anna. We talk about trust. How do we trust when we are faced with situations that are out of our control?

Episode 40- When the storm is raging, you stay in the boat. ft. Kristine Mauss.

April 1st, 2020


In this episode I talk with Kristine Mauss. She shares her story of  bad health and lifestyle decisions left her feeling restlessness with her life. She knew in her heart God was calling her to simplify her life. …

Episode 39- Deserts, Amazing women of faith and Corona.

March 22nd, 2020


Liv and I chat about my time in the desert, the amazing witness faith shown by Leila Abdullah, the Colour Conference and the corona virus.

In times …

Episode 38- Having kids shouldn't stifle your dreams but allow you to create in the cracks. ft Sarah Fiddelaers

February 8th, 2020


Sarah Fiddelaers is a wife, mother, chiropractor and writer. She talks about how having children not only gave her the permission to pursue her dream of writing but that it actually fast tracked it!

Easter Promises- …

Episode 37: Season 3- Its a New Year, a New Season in life and a new DECADE!

January 24th, 2020


Liv and I chat about 2020. How it started, our word for the year and what ever has been on our minds.

find your word for the year -

Episode 36- Memories are the footprints that are left in our heart. How do we make them?

December 2nd, 2019


Jo talks about how reliving the memories of her mother's death allowed her heart to begin to heal. 

Our own memories of a event are unique to each person. They are imprinted differently within each individuals mind. …

God is making a masterpiece with your life, one 'onsen' at a time.

November 10th, 2019


God uses the smallest brushes to create the most magnificent masterpieces. Nothing is left to chance in this life. Every opportunity is here to bring about a greater good. Lets allow His glory to shine through our lives.

Episode 34- No cross- No crown: Young, single and Catholic with Alyssa Turenne.

October 4th, 2019


In this episode we chat about what her life looks like being twenty three, single and Catholic.

What makes a good relationship?

Why would you choose …

Be who you were meant to be and you will set the world on fire. Ft Madeleine Carrington

September 20th, 2019


What is the Feminine Genius? 

How can I live it out?

How have women spoke truth into your life?

Episode 32- We shouldn't have to kill our children to achieve our dreams. Millennials standing up for Life. ft Bethany Marsh and Mary Chaghoury.

September 5th, 2019


I was blown away by the enthusiasm, passion and commitment of the younger generations at the rally outside Parliament House a few weeks ago and got in contact with a few of them.  We sat down and chatted about Abortion. …

Episode 31- When Heart speaks to Heart

August 13th, 2019


In this episode Liv and I chat about the last two weeks. Our big sister underwent major heart surgery and through her suffering and vulnerability she …

Episode 30: Acceptance- to accept what life throws at you is always easier said then done.

July 20th, 2019


Its easy and natural to go along when things are pleasant and relatively easy. But when things in life get difficult, hard and ultimately make us …

Episode 29- You are loved where you're at.

June 18th, 2019


In This episode I talk about my story. Its a story of God's relentless pursuit of my heart from the most unexpected places. He is constantly challenging my perception from who I think He is to who He really is. A kind, …

Episode 28- LOVE. Let go of what you expect, pick up what you are offered and you will FIND the TRUEST LOVE STORY.

May 31st, 2019


In this episode I chat with Rocio. She is a 25 year old woman who loved deeply and lived courageously along side her husband as he battled esophageal …

Episode 27- Yay!! We are One!

May 25th, 2019


In this episode Liv and I chat about some of the things I have learned over the past twelve months.

Things mentioned in the podcast.

Be Brave In The Scared - Mary Lenaburg

You Know my Name- Natasha Cobbs Leonard

House …

There are no unwanted children, just unfound families. Ft Jenny Campbell.

May 8th, 2019


This episode looks at mothers on Mother’s Day- all types, whether you are a biological mother, a spiritual mother, an adoptive mother and a foster …

Episode- 25- Be Brave In The Scared - ft. Mary Lenaburg.

April 26th, 2019


In this episode I get the great pleasure of chatting with Mary Lenaburg. She talks about her new book Be Brave in the Scared.

It is an incredible …

Episode 24- A Heart For Women- Ft. Karen Doyle

April 17th, 2019


In this episode I chat with Karen Doyle. She is the co-founder of a national Catholic women's ministry called Sisterhood. 

Saint John Paul II calls …

Episode 23- Up Syndrome, there's nothing down about it! Ft- Amelia Burfitt.

April 9th, 2019


In this episode I chat with Amelia Burfitt, a 29 year old mother of two. She gives an informed, articulate and honest account of discovering  that …

Episode 22- Let's be honest about can be REALLY HARD!

March 19th, 2019


In today's episode I chat with Cassie Kent. She has been inspired to create a community that is committed to living out our marriage vows everyday. …

SHINE! The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5 The Blessed Is She Phoenix retreat.

March 5th, 2019


Episode 21: My experience at the Blessed Is She, womens retreat in Phoenix, Arizona. 

Blessed is She is a Catholic community of women who are devoted …

Episode 20- Never had the chance to listen to a nun? Sr Mary Julien is your perfect introduction.

February 4th, 2019


When my 7 year old daughter saw a nun for the first time she exclaimed,
"Mum, is that one of those ladies from the Sound of Music?"
It was then when I …

Episode 19- Season 2: It's general banter- New years resolutions, word generator, and summer reads.

January 24th, 2019


In this first episode Liv and I just have a chat about books we have read over the summer, words for the year, resolutions and what's in store for …

Episode 18- Looking beyond the sorrow of infertility- birthing other fruits of love.

December 20th, 2018


Briony Mowbray shares her story of how she and her husband experienced the sorrow, pain and emptiness of infertility to truly and courageously live …

Episode - 17. The gift of Autism. ft. Kristina Pincevic.

December 13th, 2018


In this episode Kristina beautifully and honestly talks about her precious little boy Ezekiel who has autism. She speaks with love, humour and with …

Episode 16- The Most Wonderful Time of the Year- Advent and Christmas.

December 6th, 2018


In this episode Liv and I chat with Janet Smith, a wife of one, mother to 9 earthly children and a lover of Christmas. She has an infectious joy for Christmas which you will hear. Let's make this Christmas the best one …

Episode 15- Only For Me ft Michelle Derrig . Empowering our children- protect their body and privacy

November 29th, 2018


In todays episode I chat with the author of Only For Me. This book is a delightful rhyming book, which empowers and teaches young children about …

Episode 14- Friendship- How to cultivate good friendships.

November 22nd, 2018


In todays episode my close girlfriends, Olivia, Jo and Annemarie discuss what friendship means to them, how to be a good friend and how to cultivate …

Episode 13- Postnatal Depression, anxiety and organising a 'family ball'! ft. Yvonne Scalane

November 14th, 2018


In this episode Yvonne speaks candidly about her battles with postnatal depression. She has experienced it twice and is a surviver. She is now …

Episode 12- Miscarriage- Mothering a grieving heart.

November 5th, 2018


Cate Kensey shares her heart about her four miscarriages, and how to mother her grieving heart through it.

Mothering Spirit- Blog

Grieving Together: A Couple's Journey through Miscarriage.
Laura Kelly Fanucci.

Episode 11- Suicide, a Catholic perspective.

October 7th, 2018


During this episode I speak with Josephine who talks about her personal experience with the suicide of her son. She shares insight into her heart and …

Episode 10- Out of The Cages. ft. Penny Jaye- Human Trafficking.

September 13th, 2018


In this episode Penny Jaye talks about her new novel Out of The Cages. It is a story about two young girls who are trafficked into the brothels of Mumbai. Meena escapes and we see that it is now when she realises that …

Episode 9- Love me when I least deserve it, because thats when I really need it. Swedish proverb.

September 3rd, 2018


In this episode Liv and I discuss marriage with Kris. She has been married for 20 years and 6 kids, we thought we would pick her brain on tips, …

Episode 8 - When our heart is in PIECES how do we maintain PEACE?

August 16th, 2018


This is part two of my conversation with Jovi James. Her honest, raw account of her journey through the loss of her son, to the letting go of control …

Episode 7- When the loss of a child becomes the gain of a personal saint, divine friendships and a deeper longing for heaven.

August 1st, 2018


In this episode Dr. Jovina James tells her heartfelt story of losing her precious 8 month old son. Her experience, although extremely painful, has …

Episode 6 - How the rescue of the Thai soccer team showed us faith, hope and love.

July 20th, 2018


Saint Teresa of Calcutta has been quoted as saying, "The reason why there is so much war is because we have forgotten that we belong to one another." The rescue of the soccer team and their coach in Thailand …

Episode 5 -LSD, depression, abortion and the healing power of God.

July 4th, 2018


How Julie overcame her turbulent teenage years of drug use, depression, and an absent father- to become a loving mother of 10 who welcomes women …

Episode 4- Speaking truths over our children.

June 24th, 2018


In this episode we discuss how we as mothers need to speak intentional truths over our children so they learn who they are and most importantly who's they are. We need to be the ones who speak life to their hearts so …

The season of 'littles'.

June 8th, 2018


Today in the podcast we discuss what life is like with little kids. It can seen overwhelming, exhausting, isolating and often unrelenting but this …

Episode 2 - We are Stewards of the earth- Slow living

June 1st, 2018


'As stewards of Gods creation we are called to make the earth a beautiful garden for the human family' Pope Francis
In this episode we chat with …

Beauty, connection and a yearning for more.

May 22nd, 2018


Welcome to the very first episode of Universal Sisterhood. Today Olivia and I talk about what it means to have true connections with others, seeing …

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