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New Course Featuring Leah Libresco Sargeant! “Christian Community as Leaven for the World”

August 19, 2019


Why is community so important to the Christian life and evangelization?

What are some practical ways we can increase fellowship among our own neighborhoods and parishes?

The Word on Fire Institute continues to grow and provide new and engaging content for our members, and we’re excited to announce that today we’ve begun an all-new course by Mrs. Leah Libresco Sargeant entitled Christian Community as Leaven for the World!

About the Fellow:

Leah Libresco has worked as a statistics professor, a data journalist, and a Bayesian probability instructor. She grew up as an atheist and converted to Catholicism while studying at Yale.

Through various relationships and reading the likes of Lewis and Chesterton, Leah began to learn more and more about the Catholic faith and was received into the Catholic Church in November 2012. Her conversion unfolded through her popular blog, Unequally Yoked, and was also covered by various media outlets, including CNN, NBC News, and TheBlaze.

Leah is the author of two books, Arriving at Amen (Ave Maria Press, 2015) and Building the Benedict Option (Ignatius Press, 2018). She continues to write about faith, philosophy, math, and musical theatre on her blog, and her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, First Things, The Weekly Standard, The American Interest, The American Conservative, America, Fare Forward, and many other outlets.

Leah and her husband, Alexi, live in New York City.

In this course you will learn:

  • The art and craft of public witness
  • Practicing the art of hospitality
  • Sometimes community is as easy as doing what you do alone with others
  • What does it mean to create a home
  • The challenges we might face in building authentic community
  • How the invasion of beauty is the best means to awaken fellowship


Be sure to watch Leah in the first-ever “Bishop Barron Presents”!