Advent Traditions with Gracie Jagla

Our guest this week is children’s book author Gracie Jagla. Gracie is author of God the Father and the Best Day Ever, and the newly released The Night the Saints Saved Christmas.

Snippet from the Show

You may not have the time or the energy to follow through with all of your Advent plans, but something as simple as an Advent wreath can mark the season and absolutely counts as liturgical living.


Gracie shares about how she came up with the creative idea for this book’s story and how we can incorporate stories of the saints in our family Advent traditions. We also discuss how to handle the “Santa dilemma” as Catholic parents, and ways that families can enjoy creativity and imagination while also teaching our kids about the truths of our faith.

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At the end of today’s show, I share some listeners’ suggestions for podcasts for Catholic men:

All Things Catholic 
The Jeff Cavins Show
The Catholic Man Show
Restore the Glory

Have feedback or an idea to share? I would love to hear from you!

Here is the link to the Catholic Mom Advent playlist I mention at the start of today’s show.

Meet Your Host:
Danielle Bean

A writer, speaker, wife, and mother, Danielle helps women from all walks of life discover their dignity and worth so they can find peace, balance, and joy in family living. Danielle has been married to her husband Dan for 28 years, and together they have eight amazing children.

Danielle is host of The Gist, a talk show for women on CatholicTV, and author of several books, including You Are Enough: What Women of the Bible Teach You About Your Mission and Worth and Momnipotent: The Not-so Perfect Guide to Catholic Motherhood, as well as her latest book, Whisper: Finding God in the Everyday.


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