Today, I continue my ongoing series of conversations with published authors as I’m joined by my good friend (and former editor!) Jon Sweeney. A prolific author, and voracious reader, Jon joins me to share about his most recent book Teresa of Calcutta: Dark Night, Active Love. This book is Jon's … [Read more...] about Teresa of Calcutta: In Conversation with Jon Sweeney
I'm a bit late to the party with this introduction, because... life... But I'm truly happy to share the newest title in my bibliography. And this new "book baby" is literally a "baby book"! Inspired by the artwork in our bestseller I'm a Saint in the Making, my illustrator Katie Broussard and I put … [Read more...] about Introducing “Saints Like Me”!
When I attended a recent screening for the film MAN OF GOD, in theaters nationwide today, I walked in not knowing what to expect. The venue for the event was the beautiful Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Los Angeles. While only a few miles from my home, this sacred spot was entirely new to … [Read more...] about Man of God
Today, I continue my ongoing series of conversations with published authors as I’m joined by Susan Garthwaite, the author of the wonderful new biography Saint Hildegard: Ancient Insights for Modern Seekers. I must admit that even with as much as I've written on and spoken about the lives of the … [Read more...] about Saint Hildegard: In Conversation with Susan Garthwaite
Today, I continue my ongoing series of conversations with published authors as I’m joined by Leonard J. DeLorenzo, Ph.D., author of the inspirational new book Model of Faith: Reflecting on the Litany of Saint Joseph. Newly available from Our Sunday Visitor, Dr. DeLorenzo's book is the perfect … [Read more...] about Model of Faith: In Conversation with Leonard J. DeLorenzo, Ph.D.
Today, I'm delighted to invite you to a fancy red carpet premiere! Go ahead and don your fancy dress or suit. Touch up your lipstick and get your best selfie smile worked out. Here's a virtual box of popcorn and some Red Vines (my theater treat of choice!) But seriously, I'm super psyched to give … [Read more...] about I’m a Saint in the Making: Book Trailer Premiere!
While placing your child in front of a video game in the age of distance learning might seem the least logical choice you'll make this school year, a new catechetical resource from Loyola Press may change your mind. Today, I'm happy to share my recent conversation with Joellyn Cicciarelli, … [Read more...] about Wanderlight: A Pilgrim’s Adventure
One beneficial side effect of our sequestration during the pandemic is the fact that I've found more time to read each day. I've been working my way through a few novels with my parents during our daily read-aloud time on Alexa. At the moment, we're mid-way through Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry … [Read more...] about Your Gifts Matter: Five Loaves and Two Fish
On this week's show, we meet Katie Broussard, an artist, educator, and illustrator of Audacious Ignatius, a children’s book about the life of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Katie Broussard: Katie Broussard is an artist, educator, and illustrator of Audacious Ignatius, a children’s book about the life … [Read more...] about Katie Broussard “Audacious Ignatius” – Lisa Hendey & Friends – Episode #61
On this week's show, bestselling author Susan Tassone invites us into a journey of spiritual friendship with St. Faustina as we discuss her newest book Day by Day with Saint Faustina. Susan Tassone Susan Tassone has long been a passionate champion for the holy souls in purgatory and is … [Read more...] about Susan Tassone “Day by Day with St. Faustina” – Lisa Hendey & Friends – Episode #56
Today in the Church, we pause to reflect upon the life of St. Thomas. I spent some of my quiet time this morning reading and praying over a blog post I wrote in 2017 after having visited the St. Thomas Mount National Shrine in Chennai, India with Unbound (read that reflection here). It is … [Read more...] about Can I Master Belief?
I'm excited (and admittedly a bit nervous) to share a fun experience tomorrow on my Instagram stories. I'll be "cooking with the saints"... specifically St. Junipero Serra on his feast day! This culinary craziness is to celebrate the launch of the new book Cooking with the Saints by Alexandra … [Read more...] about Join Me for “Cooking with the Saints” Tomorrow, July 1
On this week's show, we spend time chatting with award-winning author, journalist, and speaker Colleen Carroll Campbell about her new book The Heart of Perfection: How the Saints Taught Me to Trade My Dream of Perfect for God's. Colleen Carroll Campbell: Colleen Carroll Campbell is an … [Read more...] about Colleen Carroll Campbell “The Heart of Perfection” – Lisa Hendey & Friends – Episode #52
On this week's show, we interview Fr. Tom Gibbons, CSP, who serves as Director of Development and Production at Paulist Productions as we discuss the upcoming release of the Collector's Edition of Romero in anticipation of the canonization of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador on October 14, … [Read more...] about Fr. Tom Gibbons, CSP: Romero – Lisa Hendey & Friends Episode 27
Once again, I am counting my blessings and packing my bags as I prepare Friday to embark on the journey of a lifetime: my very first speaking mission to Australia! I'm traveling at the invitation of some very generous faith communities in Australia. As I anticipate all of the things that I'll … [Read more...] about Australia Journal Kicks Off!
As an avid podcast listener, I've been hankering for a return the world of audio conversations. What always trips me up is the amount of time it takes to accomplish "post-production" on podcasts. So I've decided to forego complications and simply try to record a weekly Facebook Live conversation … [Read more...] about Lisa Hendey & Friends – Live with Maria Morera Johnson