No matter what your specific religious beliefs are – or whether you have any defined beliefs at all – there is undoubtedly something comforting and essential about finding a sense of purpose, meaning, and wisdom outside of yourself. As someone who grew up in the Christian church, grew away from faith and found myself fumbling back in my 40s, I know how tricky and fraught this dance can be, so I was excited to have this conversation with Episcopal priest, podcaster, writer and mom Sarah Condon. Sarah talks honestly about what it’s like to be a female spiritual leader, her work as the chaplain of Rice University, and how she sees women in transitional periods of life leaning into – and sometimes, temporarily away from – their spirituality. She also talks movingly about the recent tragic loss of her parents and how her faith has buoyed her through.
Sarah Condon is an Episcopal priest living and working in Houston, Texas. She also serves as the Episcopal chaplain to Rice University. She went to University of Mississippi, and then Yale for Divinity School. She is married to the Reverend Josh Condon, and have two children, Neil and Annie.
Sarah is an associate editor of the Mockingbird Blog, author of Churchy: The Real Life Adventures of a Wife, Mom, and Priest, and co-host of The Mockingcast.
- Find out more about Sarah’s ministries here.
- Purchase Sarah’s book, Churchy.
- Read Sarah’s blog posts and essays at the Mockinbird Blog.
- Meagan mentions the book Liturgy of the Ordinary by Tish Harrison Warren.
- Be sure to catch up on all of the episodes of Mother of Reinvention.
( *Featured photo by Karen Walrond )