Episode 33: Episode 33: Preaching Hope with Kayla August

On a Mission

Oct 18 2021 • 36 mins

Kayla August is a vibrant, up-and-coming leader in the U.S. Catholic community. Maybe you heard her preach on Christmas Eve 2020 on Catholic Women Preach. Maybe you heard her speak at the 2021 FutureChurch Feast of St. Mary of Magdala. Maybe you heard her just last month at Saturdays with the Saints at Notre Dame University speaking about Thea Bowman. Like I said, she’s all around. Currently, Kayla is pursuing a doctorate in Religious Education with an emphasis in preaching. You might find yourself asking *why* would a Black, Catholic, U.S. woman pursue such a degree? You’ve got to hear her answer to that question. She is flying on faith, and she reminds us that journeys are one step at a time. Listen for Kayla’s distinction between evangelization and proselytization, the importance of sitting in gratitude, and how to love a Church that doesn’t always love you back.

Links we talked about in the episode:

Boston College School of Theology and Ministry

Dr. Sr. Jamie Phelps

Kayla August preaches for Christmas Eve

Kayla August at Notre Dame

Discerning Deacons

Sister Thea Bowman

Kayla speaking at Saturdays with the Saints on Thea Bowman

Kayla’s bio page on Boston College

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