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Join Lisa Hendey as she interviews awesome guests, takes in the latest movies and books, and travels the world. “Lisa Hendey and Friends” invites you into dialogue with authors and entertainment industry professionals, spiritual bright lights and seekers, and whoever else Lisa meets along her daily journey. From LA to Kenya and all points in between, come along for the conversation!
 
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This week our special guest is children's book author Josephine Nobisso. Josephine chats with Danielle Bean about beauty and truth and ways we can use children's literature to reach young people's hearts and build them up in their faith. Josephine shares about working with illustrator Ted Schluenderfritz and their new project together, Portrait of …
 
This week, our guest is Barb Szyszkiewicz, author of The Handy Little Guide to Prayer. Barb chats with Danielle Bean about what prayer is and why it is important. Barb and Danielle discuss ways to make prayer a regular part of your everyday routines and share ideas for new ways to pray and encouragement for those who struggle with prayer. The Handy…
 
What's in your book bag this summer? This week, Danielle Bean and Allison Gingras discuss what recent books they have read or are reading so far this summer along with suggestions for non-fiction, fiction, and spiritual reading. Also, we share ideas for ways to make more time for reading, as well as ways to encourage kids to read even when school i…
 
Our guests this week are Greg and Lisa Popcak, co-directors of the Peyton Institute for Domestic Church Life. Greg and Lisa share about the founding of the Institute and the good work it is doing to help support families in raising kids in the Faith. We discuss the idea of the "Liturgy of the Domestic Church," what that means and some easy ways we …
 
Join Lisa Hendey and Danielle Bean for a discussion of how moms can make room for fitness in their everyday lives. Lisa shares ways that even very normal activities, like cleaning, waking, or caring for small children can "count" as daily exercise. The important thing is to keep moving! Some tools we mention: Silver Sneakers Peloton app How about y…
 
What are your family's plans for fun this summer? Vacation? Relaxation? A break from typical routines? Danielle Bean and Allison Gingras share some ideas from their own family plans for fun this summer,as well as some things they have enjoyed in the past, when all their kids were younger. Having fun together as a family does not have to overwhelm m…
 
We are going to the movies! This week, Danielle Bean and Lisa Hendey share some movies they have enjoyed recently, along with some that they are looking forward to seeing this season. Here are our picks: For family movies, Danielle recommends Yesterday, and Lisa recommends Finding Ohana. For girls' night movies, we recommend Always be My Maybe, Our…
 
This week, Allison Gingras and Danielle Bean take inspiration from Catholic Mom contributor Mary Lou Rosien's recent article about practicing the faith and passing it on to your kids. Mary Lou uses the word PRACTICE to share eight ways parents can share the faith with their kids. Danielle and Allison discuss each of these, adding their own ideas an…
 
This week, Lisa Hendey and Danielle Bean discuss the idea of "beginning again." We all have moments in life where our regular routines and commitments get interrupted and then, after a time, we need to come back to our old ways and assess which things we want to pick up again. Lisa shares about the process of doing this after being away and mournin…
 
How can we make Scripture part of our everyday experiences? Danielle Bean and Allison Gingras share ideas and resources for ways to make Bible study a daily habit as well as creative ideas for praying with Scripture. Some resources they share include: Stay Connected journals The Better Part series by Fr. John Bartunek Courageous Virtue Ave Catholic…
 
Danielle Bean sits down with Catholic Mom contributor Erin McCole Cupp, author of the upcoming new book, All Things New: Breaking the Cycle and Raising a Joyful Family. Erin shares about her own difficult upbringing and how overcoming the wounds of her past has been a help to her as she learns to parent her own children. Please join us for a moving…
 
Allison Gingras and Danielle Bean share ideas about gardening and how outdoor spaces can be beautiful places to connect with God. An especially lovely way to celebrate the month of Mary would be to create a Mary Garden. Allison and Danielle talk about praying with Mary in the garden, different ways to plant a Mary garden, and introduce a fun new wa…
 
Our guest this week is Sam Fatzinger, co-author with her husband Rob Fatzinger, of the new book A Catholic Guide to Spending Less and Living More: Advice from a Debt-Free Family of 16. Sam chats with Danielle Bean about what it was like to write this book with Rob and what motivated them to share financial advice with other Catholic families. Toget…
 
Danielle Bean and Lisa Hendey discuss reading spiritual classics. Working from a list of must-read Catholic classics, they discuss the fact that the way we read spiritual works can shift and change as our lives change and we grow older. Sometimes, we need to be a bit discerning when reading spiritual books, as some of the advice may not apply to ou…
 
This week we are chatting with Sarah Christmyer, a Catholic author, Bible teacher, and speaker with a special love for lectio divina and journaling as ways to draw close to Christ in Scripture. Sarah's latest book is Becoming Women of the Word: How to Answer God’s Call with Purpose and Joy (Ave Maria Press). Sarah blogs at ComeIntoTheWord.com. Sara…
 
Our guest this week is Maureen O'Brien, author of What Was Lost: Seeking Refuge in the Psalms. Maureen shares with host Danielle Bean how she came to write this book which chronicles a very hard and difficult time in her life. Maureen O'Brien was facing divorce, cancer, and a major personal injury when she began the daily practice of praying with t…
 
He is risen! He is truly risen! The long days of Lent are over, and it is time to celebrate and rejoice. This week, Danielle Bean and Allison Gingras share some thoughts on ways that we can change our spiritual practices from Lenten penance to Easter joy. What good habits did you establish during Lent that you will want to hold onto through Easter?…
 
Danielle Bean and Lisa Hendey talk about getting enough rest -- why is this important and how can we take better care of ourselves when it comes to getting the rest we need? Lisa shares some ideas she is learning while reading Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age by Sanjay Gupta. We also mention some stats on how people sleep and discuss som…
 
Are you feeling the winter blahs? Does it feel like this Lent has gone on forever? This week, Allison Gingras and Danielle Bean share some simple ideas for ways you can boost your mood. They discuss some easy ways to add a bit of color, joy and beauty to your everyday living spaces, as well as enliven your spiritual life. Tune in for fun conversati…
 
Danielle Bean and Lisa Hendey host a conversation about ways we can learn to trust in God. How can we grow in trust? This is one of the hardest things we ever need to do -- let go of control and let God work in our lives.Turning over our lives to God and praying those words "Thy will be done," can a serious challenge, especially when we suffer thro…
 
This week, our guest on the Catholic Momcast is Nicole O'Leary. Nicole sits down with Danielle Bean for a discussion of the Mass with a special focus on ways we can grow in our understanding of it and love for it during the season of Lent. What really happens at Mass? The pandemic forced many of to come to terms with some ways we have been taking t…
 
This week on the Catholic Momcast, our special guest is Alex Dee, digital content creator and manager at Family Rosary with Holy Cross Family Ministries. Alex shares thoughts about observing Lent for the first time as a dad, as well as ways to establish habits of prayer in your family. Lent is the perfect time to work on making family prayer a habi…
 
How are you planning to observe Lent in your family this year? This week, Danielle Bean and Allison Gingras share ideas for observing Lent together with your family. They discuss how family traditions and practices change as children grow older as well as ways to make Lent a meaningful season in your marriage. Allison shares about a recent video co…
 
This week Lisa Hendey and Danielle Bean are taking on all the negativity in the world and Church today and recommending a powerful dose of positivity instead. How might your relationships benefit from a focus on the positive? As a wife, and as a mother, do you have a bad habit of focuses on the negative? Building up and encouraging the people we lo…
 
This week, Allison Gingras and Danielle Bean share some ideas for celebrating Valentine's Day as a couple and as a family. Is Valentine's Day important to you? What do you and your husband usually do to celebrate? How might this year look different in terms of going out or having a special date night? We share some fun ideas for in-house date night…
 
This week, Lisa Hendey and Danielle Bean talk about ways that parish communities can stay connected with one another, even when many people are attending Mass online. Lisa shares about how her parish is currently closed, but she still participates in a women's group on Zoom. Online connections have their limitations, but they have advantages as wel…
 
Our guest this week is Emily Jaminet, author of Secrets of the Sacred Heart: Twelve Ways to Claim Jesus' Promises in Your Life. Emily shares with us about the Secrets of the Sacred Heart Book Club she is hosting at Catholic Mom. It's not too late to join us! She also shares about her devotion to the Sacred Heart and ways it has blessed her home and…
 
This week, Allison Gingras and Danielle Bean take inspiration from the book Holy Hacks: Everyday Ways to Live Your Faith and Get to Heaven, written by Catholic Mom contributor Patti Maguire Armstrong. Patti's book is chock full of small ideas for ways to practice virtue and grow in holiness that can move you closer to God every minute of every day.…
 
Are you setting goals in the new year? This week, Lisa Hendey, Allison Gingras, and Danielle Bean sit down to talk about goals (not necessarily resolutions) they have in the new year. They each share some goals in the areas of spirituality, health, relationships, and work. We hope we can inspire and encourage you in your goals for 2021 as well! Let…
 
On this week's show, creator Mario Costabile joins us to discuss how dynamic virtual retreats and events like can draw the Church closer to God and one another. About Mario Costabile: Mario Costabile is the Executive Director of Array of Hope. A devout Catholic and family man, Mario has been a successful producer for music, film, and television for…
 
On this week's show, Array of Hope creator Mario Costabile joins us to discuss how dynamic virtual retreats and events like "Rise Up" can draw the Church closer to God and one another. About Mario Costabile: Mario Costabile is the Executive Director of Array of Hope. A devout Catholic and family man, Mario has been a successful producer for music, …
 
On this week's show, Becky Eldridge is here to discuss her new Loyola Press book as she offers insights and prayer practices to help us grow ever closer to God. About Becky Eldridge: Becky is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and writer, with nearly twenty years of ministry experience within the Catholic Church. She is th…
 
Danielle Bean sits down with Nicole O'Leary, mission coordinator for Family Rosary, to talk about Mary. Nicole shares thoughts about Mary as our mother and what we can learn from her openness to God's will. Especially during the season of Advent, in what ways are we called to imitate Mary's Yes to God, and how can our obedience yield great fruit in…
 
On this week's show, Jessica Ptomey, author of the book , invites listeners to consider their own faith perspectives by sharing her personal journey into the Catholic Church. About Jessica Ptomey: Jessica Ptomey is a Catholic convert, wife, mom, writer, Communications scholar and professor, and homeschooler. She blogs at . She is the author of , an…
 
On this week's show, Becky Eldridge is here to discuss her new Loyola Press book The Inner Chapel: Embracing the Promises of God as she offers insights and prayer practices to help us grow ever closer to God. About Becky Eldridge: Becky is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and writer, with nearly twenty years of ministry …
 
Danielle Bean and Lisa Hendey discuss some of the ways thatChristmas will look different this year, with fewer family gatherings and school events, and with some businesses and churches closed. They share ideas for ways to enjoy simple celebrations this year and still make the holidays meaningful for ourselves and our families. Lisa also shares abo…
 
On this week's show, Jessica Ptomey, author of the book Home in the Church: Living an Embodied Catholic Faith, invites listeners to consider their own faith perspectives by sharing her personal journey into the Catholic Church. About Jessica Ptomey: Jessica Ptomey is a Catholic convert, wife, mom, writer, Communications scholar and professor, and h…
 
On this week's show, Fr. Sebastian Walshe, author of the new book , offers pastoral thoughts on contemporary marriage and family life. About Fr. Sebastian Walshe: Originally from Pasadena, Fr. Sebastian Walshe is a Norbertine Canon of the Abbey of St. Michael in the Diocese of Orange, California, where he is the dean of studies for the seminary pro…
 
On this week's show, Cathy Gilmore, creator of , helps us understand how even small creatures can teach us to be virtuous superheroes! About Cathy Gilmore: “Mrs. Virtue Lady” Cathy Gilmore is an award-winning children's author, educator, and virtue advocate. Her passion is to help families grow virtue-strong in simple, creative, and JOYFUL ways. Ab…
 
Join Allison Gingras and Danielle Bean for a fun conversation about all things Advent. In what ways will your Advent season look different this year? In what ways will it be the same? We share ideas for ways to add more time for quiet and prayer during the days of December and we have a funny (maybe even heated?) conversation about the controversia…
 
On this week's show, Fr. Sebastian Walshe, author of the new book Understanding Marriage & Family: A Catholic Perspective, offers pastoral thoughts on contemporary marriage and family life. About Fr. Sebastian Walshe: Originally from Pasadena, Fr. Sebastian Walshe is a Norbertine Canon of the Abbey of St. Michael in the Diocese of Orange, Californi…
 
On this week's show, Cathy Gilmore, creator of Tiny Virtue Heroes, helps us understand how even small creatures can teach us to be virtuous superheroes! About Cathy Gilmore: “Mrs. Virtue Lady” Cathy Gilmore is an award-winning children's author, educator, and virtue advocate. Her passion is to help families grow virtue-strong in simple, creative, a…
 
This week, Allison Gingras and our guest Kelly Sakmar take on the tough topic of pregnancy and infant loss. Both women share from their hearts about their own experiences with loss and discuss ways to find peace and healing in grief. Some resources they talk about include: Be Not Afraid, a private non-profit organization which provides comprehensiv…
 
On this week's show, Dr. Joseph White offers encouragement and support for our spiritual journey as we discuss his new Our Sunday Visitor book Listening for God in Everyday Life. About Dr. Joseph White: Dr. Joseph White is a child and family psychologist and Director of Catechetical Resources for OSV Publishing. He is the author of 11 books, includ…
 
On this week's show, Dr. Joseph White offers encouragement and support for our spiritual journey as we discuss his new book . About Dr. Joseph White: Dr. Joseph White is a child and family psychologist and Director of Catechetical Resources for OSV Publishing. He is the author of 11 books, including the newly-released Listening for God in Everyday …
 
This week, Allison Gingras and Danielle Bean share a lively conversation with Bishop-elect William (Bill) Byrne. Bishop-elect Byrne has served as the pastor of Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Potomac, Maryland since 2015. He will be installed to his recent appointment by Pope Francis to serve as the Bishop of the Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts, …
 
On this week's show, community founders open their hearts and their spiritual home to us. About Soren and Ever Johnson: Soren and Ever Johnson, parishioners at St. John the Apostle, Leesburg, VA, are proud parents of five children. They founded the nonprofit Trinity House Community and its Trinity House Café with a mission to inspire families to li…
 
This week, Matt Archbold joins us on the Catholic Momcast to talk about his newest book American Antigone, a novel that looks at the issues of life as we experience them in the United States today. This is a creative work that can inform and inspire readers of all ages to think clearly about political and moral topics and the real ways they touch o…
 
This week, Fr. Willy Raymond, CSC, joins us for an inspiring conversation about Holy Cross Family Ministries founder, Venerable Patrick Peyton and his dedication to family prayer and especially the Rosary. We talk about Fr. Peyton's cause for sainthood, his famous Rosary Rallies, and the global work he did to promote families praying together. Fr. …
 
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