Episode 014: Faith, Friends, and Fun with Joseph McCabe
People: “Why don’t you wait [to get engaged] so you can figure out some things in life?”
Joe McCabe: “Why wouldn’t you just want to figure those things out with someone you love?”
Some Questions I Ask:
[3:10] How did growing up in the Catholic education play a role in your life?
[4:25] When did your faith shift from being a “required” part of your life to a “desired” part of your life that you insisted on pursuing?
[5:25] Do you have any favorite memories of your faith that stick out in your journey?
[7:28] What are some of your favorite lessons from working with retreats?
[8:45] What were the biggest shifts in retreat work in your experience from high school to college?
[10:10] Have you been able to utilize your retreat work outside of college?
[11:40] What are some things you do to keep in touch with your faith now?
[12:53] What are some of the biggest struggles you went through or are still going through transitioning into the real world?
[14:00] Why go to school on the East Coast all the way from San Diego, California?
[16:50] Do you see yourself moving out to the East Coast permanently?
[17:37] Who are some of your role models?
[22:12] What’s one of the most valuable things you’ve learned from Father Joe Mostardi?
[23:15] Who are the Knights of Columbus?
[25:45] What do you do for you? What does Joe do for Joe?
[27:25] When did you first start surfing?
[30:15] Have you had a special moment while in the water where you knew that that was your place?
[31:44] What are some book recommendations you have?
[33:21] Joe asks me, how my service was, particularly the quick transitions from graduating, starting service, to working in the real world?
[37:35] What are some things you are looking forward to?
[38:12] Tell us about your engagement.
[39:30] When did you know that this was where you wanted to be and who you wanted to be with?
[40:30] What advice would you give to those struggling with relationships?
Some Things You'll Learn:
[4:35] Faith always being a part of Joe’s life
[5:45] Joe’s experience with retreats and how they shaped him
[7:35] Every person is deserving of your time
[9:35] The beauty of being a participant as opposed to a leader
[10:20] The difficulties in maintaining your faith life as your grow older
[11:45] Faith is a work in progress
[13:00] The power of accessibility or lack thereof
[15:39] Joe’s favorite season
[17:56] Parents, Priests, and Peers
[18:40] Joe’s friendship with Father Joe Mostardi
[19:07] The mysterious power of addressing others by name
[22:00] The Founder of the Augustinian Volunteers
[23:20] The endless benefits and blessings of expressing and experiencing your faith with others
[26:06] Joe’s healthy relationship with nature and the outdoors
[30:23] True appreciation for the beauty of this world
[31:22] Joe’s “Moana moment”
[32:10] John Grisham
[34:25] The importance of reflection
[35:10] Everyone should try their hand at teaching
[37:40] AN ENGAGEMENT?!
[39:50] Best friend or partner for life? Why not both?
[42:40] The warmth from a handwritten letter