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.

Megan Madden

Megan Madden is a homeschooling mother with a passion for writing and speaking on authentic femininity and virtuous womanhood. In 2017, she began graduate studies in marriage and family at the International Theological Institute in Austria. After moving to Kraków, Poland to work with university students, Megan more personally continued her research on the complementarity of man and woman, particularly on the question of what it means to be a woman. She delved into the study of renowned Catholic writers on women such as St. Edith Stein, Gertrude von le Fort, Alice von Hildebrand, St. John Paul II, and St. Teresa of Avila.

The results were the development of Megan’s online ministry A Mother’s Lace, as well as speaking opportunities and her book with Ascension: Mary, Teach Me to Be Your Daughter.

Megan lives outside of Oxford, England with her husband, who is a lecturer in theology, and their five children.

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