Today my guest is Claire Dwyer, author and editor at the Avila Institute. Claire writes for CatholicMom.com and is a contributor at SpiritualDirection.com. Her new book is This Present Paradise: A Spiritual Journey with St. Elizabeth of the Trinity. In our conversation, Claire shares why she feels like St. Elizabeth of the Trinity is a great saint for our times, and the ways in which we are all called to holiness.
Snippet from the Show
The communion of saints shows us that no two saints were they same. Each saint bloomed right where they were planted and told their own story.
This Present Paradise: A Spiritual Journey with St.Elizabeth of the Trinity is an an introduction to St. Elizabeth of the Trinity, along with personal reflections and inspirations from Claire — I loved reading this book! Find out more about Claire Dwyer and her work at EventheSparrow.com.
In our conversation, Claire shares why she feels like St. Elizabeth of the Trinity is a great saint for our times, and the ways in which we are all called to holiness. Find out more about Claire Dwyer and her work at EventheSparrow.com.
At the end of today’s show, I share my response to listener Therese who has suffered miscarriages and wonders about how to begin writing to be a support to others suffering similar losses. Please join me in praying for Therese, who is pregnant again, and for all those who suffer the pain of miscarriage.
In this show, I also mention the one-year anniversary of my book, Giving Thanks and Letting Go: Reflections on the Gift of Motherhood, a book in which I share from my heart about the very real changes, challenges, triumphs, and joys of being a mom in an “emptying nest.” You can read that sample chapter at Ave Maria Press. (Use the coupon code BEAN20 to get 20% off your order!)
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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.