What’s Been Your Lifeline?

This time of quarantine has been difficult for people in different ways. Some are grieving the loss of loved ones, others have lost their jobs. Some are juggling their children’s school and working from home, while others are quarantined by themselves and struggling with loneliness. It’s times like these when we appreciate even more the things that make life a little better, the things that keep us connected. So what’s been your lifeline during this pandemic?

Over the past few months we have heard from countless listeners who have told us that Relevant Radio® has been their lifeline. With parishes closed, they have felt connected to the Eucharist by live streaming daily and Sunday Mass. Though we are not able to pray in person with our parish community, families from across the country are coming together to pray the Family Rosary Across America® each evening. Programs like The Drew Mariani Show™ and A Closer Look™ help them stay up-to-date on news and current events while still remaining anchored to their faith and hope.

A listener named Kathy called in to The Patrick Madrid Show recently and told Patrick, “We all have our trials and it’s been difficult. But God is using these things in my life to draw me closer to him.  I want to thank you and Relevant Radio for being there. You are so helpful to all of our spiritual growth, and our calm during all of the panic going on. So thank you for that.”

Other listeners have called in during our Give Hope Pledge Drive this week and expressed their gratitude that Relevant Radio has been a lifeline during this time. Here are just a few of their stories:

“You were here when my heart was breaking over the closing/locking of church doors.  You never closed, and instead increased your spiritual resources. Thank you.” – Kathleen in Phoenix.

“I was laid off, my wife caught the virus.  I was going crazy.  I started listening to Relevant Radio and found peace and hope. Not sure if I would be okay if it weren’t for you and your wonderful radio programs.” – Fred from Chicago

Gina from California said, “Relevant Radio is my best friend EVER!  During this very difficult time, I reach out to my best friend for comfort, encouragement, and hope.  Thank you for being there 24/7.”

If Relevant Radio has been a lifeline to you, then help us continue our work by making a pledge during our Give Hope Pledge Drive.  As a listener-supported apostolate, we rely on the generosity of listeners like you to continue our programs and spiritual resources. Support our mission and make your pledge today!

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.