In this episode Rev. Holly Cardone, an ordained Episcopalian Priest, tells her amazing story of her struggle with addiction and her journey into recovery and the priesthood.
Rev. Cardone is associate rector, St. Stephen’s Church in Hollywood, California. Before attending seminary she was an Addictions/spiritual counselor at Pax Treatment Center, Altadena, California. She is on the National board, Episcopal Church Recovery Ministries; co-chair, EDLA Program Group on Recovery. And pastor at The Well leading recovery worship in La Crescenta.
She describes herself as a liturgical, evangelical, contemplative Episcopalian, with an eye on social justice. She brings an out-of-the-box perspective to the discernment to her work as a minister as she works to determine present and future needs for ministry in the Diocese of Los Angeles.
Addiction takes many forms and knows no boundaries. Anyone is susceptible to this cunning baffling and powerful disease, even clergy. In fact, clergy are more susceptible than average because of the nature of their work. In this podcast you will hear the personal testimonies of clergy who were caught in the hell of addiction and by the grace of God found a way out. Listen to their powerful stories of what it was like while they were addiction, what happened that caused them to get free, and what it’s like now for them living in recovery.
My Story of Addiction & Grace is a podcast production of The Center of Addiction & Faith, which can be found online at addictionandfaith.com.
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