Danielle is joined this week by authors Patti Maguire Armstrong and Roxane Salonen. Patti and Roxane share about their new book What Would Monica Do?. Together they discuss how to navigate the heartbreak of loved ones leaving the Catholic faith.
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This week’s guests are Patti Maguire Armstrong and Roxane Salonen, authors of What Would Monica Do?, a book that offers guidance, practical advice, and prayers for navigating the heartbreak of loved ones leaving the Catholic faith.
Patti and Roxane speak and write from their personal experiences with a message of hope for others who face similar struggles. They share what prompted them to write this book together and how their devotion to St. Monica is a source of help and consolation. Patti and Roxane aim to offer encouragement for others who are praying for their loved ones who have gone astray.
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Listener Question (33:40)
At the end of today’s show, Danielle responds to a question from listener Sophia who is attempting to conceive and struggles with anxiety over the “waiting” part of the process.
You’re Worth It! A Retreat for Women
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Find Hope and Healing in the Example of St. Monica
What Would Monica Do? uses the example of St. Monica to provide hope and healing for those with a loved one who has left the Faith through practical advice, insights from Scripture, and personal stories.
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.