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

“Connection is more important than perfection.”


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.

Danielle Bean

Danielle Bean is the author of many books on Catholic marriage, motherhood, and women’s spirituality, and a well-known Catholic podcaster and media figure. In all of her efforts, Danielle encourages and celebrates all women on their unique vocational paths. She is the host of the Girlfriends podcast as well as the author of Momnipotent: The Not-So-Perfect Woman’s Guide to Catholic Motherhood, Whisper: Finding God in the Everyday, and You Are Enough.

Danielle is a dynamic retreat leader and an engaging speaker on a variety of subjects related to Catholic family life, education, marriage, and motherhood. She has been married to her husband, Dan, for 26 years and together they have 8 children.

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