Saints in the Making (with Lisa Hendey and Katie Broussard)

My guests this week are author Lisa Hendey and illustrator Katie Broussard. Together, they have created an adorable and inspiring children’s book, I’m a Saint in the Making, newly available from Paraclete Press. This book highlights saints such as John Paul II and Mother Teresa of Calcutta while encouraging kids to know we are all called to be saints. It includes resources for parents and educators as well. 

Snippet from the Show

Children remind us that even the small ways of loving can transform the world and mold us into saints


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Lisa and Katie share about how this book project came to be and ways that they hope it will reach children with a message of hope and encouragement. 

The illustrations in this book are warm and whimsical. The message will touch your heart and the hearts of young people in your life too. Definitely a great idea for religious education programs, schools, and gifts for your kids or  God children. Check it out here!

I want to remind you about the Catholic Moms Summit, a HUGE and unique online event I am hosting that will be taking place November 13-15. We have over 60 amazing presenters that will be sharing inspirational and practical talks about ways to find peace, balance, and joy in family living. Registration is free, so head on over and make sure you are a part of this event!

My newest book is one that I wrote with Dan, the Manual for Marriage, a beautiful resource for every couple. In it, Dan and I share reflective essays on marriage and family life, but it also features a large collection of prayers, Scripture passages, hymns, and stories from the saints that will encourage and support you in your married relationship.  

I have received so much feedback from all of you about my newest book and the first chapter that I shared with you at the end of episode 210Giving Thanks and Letting Go: Reflections on the Gift of Motherhood is 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!)

My book, You Are Enough: What Women of the Bible Teach You About Your Mission and Worth, is available for order! Use the code, GIRLFRIENDS to receive ten percent off your order. Don’t miss out on this special available exclusively to listeners of the Girlfriends podcast. 

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Find out more about bringing this unique event for women to your parish, group, or community. Read more and request more information here.

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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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