Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women)

Connect with Girlfriends. Know your worth. Find your joy.

About the show

Danielle shares advice, encouragement, and connection for Catholic women in all walks of life.

Episodes

  • Advent Traditions with Gracie Jagla

    November 30th, 2021  |  34 mins 54 secs
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    Our guest this week is children’s book author Gracie Jagla. Gracie is author of God the Father and the Best Day Ever, and the newly released The Night the Saints Saved Christmas.

  • Prioritize Your Marriage

    November 23rd, 2021  |  34 mins 36 secs
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    This week I am encouraging you to make time for your marriage and sharing ideas for simple ways you can prioritize your marriage more.

  • Mamas Can Be Saints (with Kelly Guest)

    November 16th, 2021  |  46 mins 42 secs
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    This week I am joined by Catholic mom and author Kelly Guest whose first book, Saintly Moms: 25 Stories of Holiness, is newly available. In the book, Kelly shares the stories of moms who are saints in ways that are sure to inspire you on your own path toward heaven. 

  • 10 Ways to Be a More Thankful Person

    November 9th, 2021  |  37 mins 26 secs
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    With Thanksgiving on the way and Advent just around the corner, now is the time to think about thankfulness. We can reflect on the reminder from St. Paul:

    “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

  • Seeking Rest (with Sonja Corbitt)

    November 2nd, 2021  |  42 mins 4 secs
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    eek we are joined by Catholic author, podcaster, and retreat leader Sonja Corbitt. Sonja shares with us about her new book, Just Rest: Receiving God’s Renewing Presence in the Deserts of Your Life.

  • Hope and Healing After Enormous Loss (with Kelly Breaux)

    October 26th, 2021  |  54 mins 43 secs
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    Kelly Breaux, founder of Red bird Ministries, joins us on today’s show. Kelly shares how the unimaginable suffering she experienced when she and her husband lost two of their very young children has transformed her life of faith. This is a tough and emotional topic for many, so if you are sensitive to this subject, please be warned that this might be a difficult interview for you to listen to.

  • How to Handle Your Husband

    October 19th, 2021  |  38 mins 21 secs
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    Do you cringe when Ephesians 5 gets read at Mass? Many people are uncomfortable with this Scripture passage which can seem politically incorrect in today’s world. Men are the head of their wives? Wives should submit to their husbands? What on earth can this mean?

  • Standing at the Foot of the Cross (with Laura Phelps)

    October 12th, 2021  |  54 mins 34 secs
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    My guest this week is author and mother Laura Phelps. Laura shares her horrific experience of being a mom of kids present during the school shootings in Newtown, CT and her growth in trusting in God in the years since. She offers practical help for those who struggle to understand suffering and encourages all of us to look to the Blessed Mother as an example of embracing the suffering God allows us to experience.

  • What’s Holding You Back From Trusting God?

    October 5th, 2021  |  44 mins 7 secs
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    Do you struggle to trust in God? Join the club! I heard from so many people after our recent episode about the Surrender Novena that I thought this would be a good topic for us to discuss right now. Today, I share some things I think hold many of us back from fully trusting in God.

  • Chicken Soup for the Soul (with Leann Thieman)

    September 28th, 2021  |  33 mins 20 secs
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    Today’s guest is Leann Thieman, a nationally acclaimed professional speaker, author, and nurse. Her devotion to nursing for more than 30 years made her the ideal co-author of the New York Times best-seller, Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul and Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul: Second Dose, then the third edition, Inspiration for Nurses.

  • A Saint Joseph Summit for All of Us

    September 21st, 2021  |  36 mins 51 secs
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    Today’s guest is Christin Jezak who is part of the team working on the upcoming Saint Joseph Summit, a virtual event, featuring dozens of talented speakers, focused on St. Joseph for this, the Year of St. Joseph. Christin shares the idea behind the summit, who some of the speakers are, and how you can access this inspiring and prayerful content for free.

  • Raising Catholic Kids (with Rachel Schluenderfritz)

    September 14th, 2021  |  32 mins 52 secs
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    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.

  • Learn to Love Your Body

    September 7th, 2021  |  41 mins 37 secs
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    Do you have a complicated relationship with your body? Join the club! Every woman struggles with this from time to time, and some of us seem to struggle all of the time. But God wants better for you. He made you good, and your body is a gift, right now in whatever size or shape you find yourself in. Let’s talk about ways to improve your relationship with your own body and nurture a healthy, balanced body image.

  • A Saint for Our Times (with Christine Wohar)

    August 31st, 2021  |  41 mins 42 secs
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    This week’s guest is Christine Wohar, author of Finding Frassati and following His Path to Holiness, all about the young saint Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati. Do you know his life story? Christine Wohar shares insights from her life and her book about ways that Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati is indeed a “saint for our times.”

  • 3 Ways to Get Through a Big Change

    August 24th, 2021  |  28 mins 6 secs
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    Are you going through a big change in your life right now? Many families experience transition this time of year -- as kids go back to school or move out and start jobs or go to college. If that is you and you are struggling with the change -- I feel you!

  • Saints Around the World (with Meg Hunter-Kilmer)

    August 17th, 2021  |  47 mins 33 secs
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    This week’s guest is Meg Hunter-Kilmer, a self-professed “Hobo for Christ,” and author of the beautiful new children’s book Saints Around the World. Meg shares what she means by “Hobo for Christ,” and how she came to live this unusual lifestyle, living out of her car and sharing the Gospel all over the world.