Lisa Hendey, founder of CatholicMom.com, leader in Catholic new media, and author of The Handbook for Catholic Moms, introduces fifty-two holy companions as guides for the high calling of Catholic motherhood. Lisa Hendey's enthusiasm for saints is contagious. Building on the success of her first book, Hendey continues her work as the Catholic mom's coach to nurturing hearts, minds, bodies, and souls--this time through the rich Catholic communion of saints. With the warmth and candor of My Life with the Saints by James Martin, S.J., Hendey eloquently links personal stories, scripture, prayer, and simple soul-strengthening exercises into this rich spiritual resource for Catholic women. Hendey offers one saint per week--some famous, some lesser known, some whose cause is in process--to offer companionship and guidance for the challenging, often under-thanked vocation of Catholic motherhood. She introduces Therese of Lisieux, Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and Patrick, as well as Gianna Beretta Molla and Chiara Badano. Each week offers a thematic prayer intention, biographical and devotional information about the saint, lessons learned, daily scripture meditations, prayers, and practical, spiritually rich action steps that help moms incorporate the wisdom and exemplary faith of each saint.
Lisa M. Hendey is the Founder and Editor of CatholicMom.com, a web site focusing on the Catholic faith, Catholic parenting and family life, and Catholic cultural topics. Launched in late 1999, CatholicMom.com welcomes visitors every month from around the world. The site features columns by over ninety contributing columnists who volunteer their expertise on everything from Catholic Breastfeeding and Natural Family Planning to parenting humor. Additionally, CatholicMom.com is home to a Catholic Book Club featuring monthly fiction, non-fiction and children's selections by Catholic authors. The site's Catholic Music Spotlights highlight the work of Catholic recording artists in an interview format designed to help promote Catholic music and aid parents in helping their children make uplifting listening decisions. Each week, CatholicMom.com offers a variety of children's activities designed to help children learn from the Sunday Liturgy of the Word. These activities, based upon the Sunday Gospel, include age appropriate coloring pages, crossword and word search puzzles, and interactive Mass worksheets designed to help the child truly embrace the Mass. Weekly lesson plan aids are offered for Religious Education teachers, homeschoolers and families looking to teach the faith based upon the Church's liturgical calendar. Visitors from over 100 countries around the globe have come to rely upon these free and liturgically relevant catechetical materials. Lisa and her husband Greg, an Emergency Physician, reside in Fresno, California with their two sons, Eric and Adam. Lisa and Greg met and married at the University of Notre Dame and share a passion for Irish football. Following her undergraduate work at Notre Dame, Lisa earned a Master's Degree in Human Resource Development from Vanderbilt University. She worked for several years in the field of Human Resources for non-profit entities including Kaiser Permanente and Vanderbilt University, specializing in recruitment and corporate training prior to "retiring" to care for her children in the home. Today, Lisa heads a home based web design business, designing and maintaining sites for several clients. In addition to her work with CatholicMom.com, she is also employed by St. Anthony of Padua parish as webmaster for the parish web site. She has done pro bono web design for Samaritan Women, a prison ministry agency and is involved in numerous community service initiatives. The Hendey family members are active parishioners at St. Anthony of Padua Parish, where Lisa serves an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist. As a freelance writer, Lisa is a regular contributor to Catholic Exchange, Catholic Online, The Integrated Catholic Life and Catholic.net and countless other Internet publishers. Additionally, Lisa writes the popular "Tech for You" column at the Catholic Women's Channel. Her articles have appeared in the National Catholic Register, Our Sunday Visitor, Faith and Family Magazine, Canticle Magazine, Grapevine Magazine and Kids' Ark Magazine. Lisa recently released her best-selling first book, entitled The Handbook for Catholic Moms: Nurturing Your Heart, Mind, Body and Soul with publisher Ave Maria Press. The book encourages mothers to nurture themselves through healthy relationships, mentally, physically and employing the tools of the Catholic Church in order to better care for their families, communities, the Catholic Church and the world it is sent to serve. Lisa's recent projects include Productivity @ Home (http://www.productivityathome.com), a blog site that examines the topic of personal productivity in the home and family environment, and the Catholic Moments Podcast (http://www.catholicmoments.com), a weekly interview format program that was recently selected to be an affiliate of the highly acclaimed Star Quest Production Network (SQPN), the home of the "Best in Catholic Podcasting". In addition, Lisa is currently filming "CatholicMom.com - Your Gateway to Faith and Family Resources on the Web", a television program produced by KNXT-TV and the Diocese of Fresno. The show features short video segments to be aired multiple times each week that will explore faith and family resources on the Internet. Lisa can also be found blogging each week as part of the team of writers at Faith and Family Live (http://www.faithandfamilylive.com), the new and very popular web site of Circle Media's Faith and Family magazine. Additionally, Lisa serves as a columnist for Central California Catholic Life, the diocesan newspaper of the Diocese of Fresno. Lisa M. Hendey is available to speak to your group on Catholic faith, family, new media, personal productivity and healthy living topics. Lisa is domiciled in the Diocese of Fresno and has received authorization and permission from Bishop John T. Steinbock to speak both within and outside of the Diocese of Fresno. View Samples of Lisa's Work at: http://www.lisahendey.com http://www.CatholicMom.com http://www.productivityathome.com http://www.catholicmoments.com http://catholicmoments.sqpn.com http://faithandfamilylive.com/author/Lisa/ http://woman.catholicexchange.com/category/columnists/lisa-hendey/ Lisa's speaking topics include the following: *"Unity in the Eucharist: Becoming a Eucharistic Family" *"Friendship, Dialogue and Respect - A Catholic Guide to Faith Filled Technology Choices" (can be presented for either adult, youth or child audiences) *"Pastoral Ministry in a Digital World" *"Digital and Internet Technologies for Clergy" *"Fulfilling Our Promises in the Domestic Church" *"Faith Formation of the Facebook Generation" *"Catechizing Adults with New Media Technologies" *"Self Care for Moms - Nurturing Your Heart, Mind, Body and Soul" *"Nurturing Your Faith Life with 21st Century Resources" *"Catholic Parenting: Fulfilling Our Baptismal Calling in The Domestic Church" *"Raising Faith-Filled Children in Today's Technological Climate " *"Your Catholic Faith as a key to Personal Productivity" *"Personal Productivity and Prayer - Faithfully Getting Things Done" *"Today's Catholic Mom (or Catholic Woman) - Faith filled Examples of Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things to Share Our Faith" *"Productivity at Home - Getting Things Done Where It Matters Most" *"Catholic Mom (or Woman): Heart, Mind, Body and Soul - Caring for the One Who Takes Care of Everyone Else"
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