Having a Friend on Your Spiritual Journey

Our life of faith is a long journey, with many twists, turns, and obstacles along the way. That is why it is important to have a friend to help you along the way in your spiritual journey. For many people that is a parent, a spouse, a friend, a priest or religious sister. And for many, that friend along the way is Relevant Radio®.

A listener named Robin called in to The Patrick Madrid Show to share her appreciation of Patrick and how his show has helped her and her husband grow in their faith, despite the obstacles they have faced. Robin said:

“I have been listening to your show for two years. I am 26 years young, and I started listening to you toward the end of my college years. I grew up cradle Catholic but I wasn’t really close to God. I kind of lost my way a little bit when I was in college, but over the last two years you have helped develop my faith in so many ways.

There are countless times that I’ve wanted to send an e-mail and say, ‘Oh my gosh Patrick, I felt what you said’ or ‘I experienced that in my life.’ There is so much persecution as a young Millennial, as someone who is trying to live out their faith in the world that we live in. My husband and I have struggled with being different and trying to live out our Catholic faith, but you have given us so much hope.

When we found Relevant Radio, my husband (he was my boyfriend at the time) was in the inquiry phase of our faith. He is actually a convert, so he went through RCIA. And from that time I myself experienced a great conversion and a change of heart. We grew together and I learned so much more.

With your support and your apologetics, we learned and we gained some ammo, some armor to defend the faith. We never knew what apologetics were before, growing up as a Catholic I had no clue before listening to your radio show. We listen to it every day, it’s pre-set in both of our cars, I listen all the time and I’m always telling people to listen.

It’s been two years and I feel like I know you and I want you to know just how influential you’ve been in our lives. We went to a very liberal college, both of us, and we didn’t really understand the pro-life movement. We are so pro-life now and we are just trying to find ways to talk about our faith with everybody all the time. We’re just so excited and so thankful.”

Relevant Radio is not only helping to bring people back to the Church, but it is also helping them put their faith into action. You can join our mission of evangelization by supporting our Pledge Drive today! Even a small gift can help make a big difference in the life of someone like Robin. Visit our Giving Page to pledge quickly and securely, and learn more about the premium gifts your pledge may qualify you for!

Listen to the full conversation with Robin below:

The Patrick Madrid Show airs weekdays from 9:00 – noon Eastern/6:00 – 9:00 a.m. Pacific on Relevant Radio and the Relevant Radio App.

Stephanie Foley serves as a Digital Media Producer at Relevant Radio®. She is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, where she studied journalism, and she has worked in Catholic radio for 12 years. Stephanie is a wife, a mother of three boys, and in her free time she enjoys reading, running, and really good coffee. You can find more of Stephanie’s writing at relevantradio.com and on the free Relevant Radio mobile app.