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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Danielle Bean

Danielle Bean is the author of many books on Catholic marriage, motherhood, and women’s spirituality, and a well-known Catholic podcaster and media figure. In all of her efforts, Danielle encourages and celebrates all women on their unique vocational paths. She is the host of the Girlfriends podcast as well as the author of Momnipotent: The Not-So-Perfect Woman’s Guide to Catholic Motherhood, Whisper: Finding God in the Everyday, and You Are Enough.

Danielle is a dynamic retreat leader and an engaging speaker on a variety of subjects related to Catholic family life, education, marriage, and motherhood. She has been married to her husband, Dan, for 26 years and together they have 8 children.

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