Writing Inspired by Scripture (with Maureen O’Brien)

Danielle is joined by special guest Maureen O’Brien to discuss Maureen’s new book Gather the Fragments: My Year of Finding God’s Love. Maureen shares how she came to write the book and the ways in which she has come to know God and understand love more deeply through Scripture.

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This week’s guest is author and poet Maureen O’Brien, author of What Was Lost: Seeking Refuge in the Psalms. Maureen shares about her newest book, Gather the Fragments: My Year of Finding God’s Love.

Maureen shares about how she came to write this book, what spiritual memoir writing means to her, and ways she has come to know God and understand love more deeply as a result of connecting with Scripture and the everyday people around her.

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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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