Bring Your Own Presents: 'A Question of Faith'

Mar 20, 2014

Ash Wednesday, watercolor, 1881.
Credit Julian Fałat

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on

This story was told on Feb. 28, 2013, at the Community Book Center on Bayou Road. The theme of the Evening was "Giving Up", and Will Bowling tells of his experience as a Catholic during Lent: the community he is a part of, the rituals he embraces, the non-believers who make light of it all, and even his own moments of doubt.

(The song you hear at the end is "Ash Wednesday" by The Nields)

*Bring Your Own is brought to you by Liam Daniel Pierce, Laine Kaplan-Levenson and Nina Feldman. For details and more stories, go to