Our Lady of Good Help (with Theoni Bell)

Today’s guest is children’s book author Theoni Bell. Theoni joins Danielle to talk about her book, The Woman in the Trees, a novel about America’s first approved Marian apparition: Our Lady of Good Help.

Snippet from the Show
“How am I to teach them when I know so little myself?”


Our Lady of Good Help by Theoni Bell

Theoni shares about how she came to write the book and why the story of Our Lady of Good Help is such a powerfully important one for today’s families especially. She shares some of her own faith journey and the ways in which this apparition has come to have special meaning for her.

You can purchase Theoni Bell’s The Woman in the Trees here!

Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary

I finish today’s show by sharing a bit about the many titles of the Blessed Virgin Mary and invite you to pray a Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary with me. Join us!

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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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