Raising Catholic Kids (with Rachel Schluenderfritz)

Our special guest this week is Rachel Schluenderfritz who joins us to discuss her family’s new apostolate 5 Sparrows. Rachel shares about how the website got started as well as describing many of the resources available there. We discuss her hopes for the future, the growing of a community online, and the kinds of resources that really nurture kids in their personal prayer lives.

Snippet from the Show

“Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!”- 1 Corinthians 9:16


Check out 5 Sparrows here: https://5sparrows.com/

Follow them on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/5sparrowskids/

You and your family will really enjoy learning more about this ministry and using some of the daily content to learn and pray together.

At the end of today’s show, I share a question from listener Laura about how to begin a podcast, and I offer some of my thoughts on getting started.

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My new book, Whisper: Finding God in the Everyday, is available to order! We are hosting a mini book club, right here in the podcast each week. I hope you will join us!

At the start of today’s show I mention the Catholic Momcast — a fun weekly show I get to work on with Lisa Hendey and Allsion Gingras. I hope you will join us there too!


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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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