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

  • 3 Ways God Whispers

    May 17th, 2022  |  38 mins 45 secs
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    Do you struggle to hear God’s voice? Oftentimes, we need to slow down, be still, and pay attention in order to hear the voice of God. Danielle shares three ways that God will often “whisper” us.

  • Catholic Women in Business (with Elise Gallagher)

    May 10th, 2022  |  36 mins 31 secs
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    This week’s guest is Elise Gallagher, founder of Catholic Women in Business and founder and CEO of Ringlet Studio. Elise shares how she got started in business as well as the way her Catholic faith informs her perspective of the workplace.

  • Embracing Your Life (with Julia Hogan)

    May 3rd, 2022  |  46 mins 27 secs
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    This week’s guest is Julia Hogan, author of A Work in Progress: Embracing the Life God Gave You. Danielle and Julia discuss boundaries, self-care, social media, comparison and so much more. This conversation is sure to help you figure out ways to live your vocation more intentionally.

  • How to Make a Big Decision

    April 26th, 2022  |  29 mins 32 secs
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    Are you struggling to make a big decision? It can be so distressing to weigh pros and cons and worry about the consequences of an important decision. Danielle shares ideas to assist you in your decision making.

  • Sharing the Faith With Kids (with Claudia Cangilla McAdams)

    April 19th, 2022  |  33 mins 23 secs
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    This week’s guest is children’s book author Claudia Cangilla McAdam. Claudia shares about how she got started writing books for kids and why she began to write faith-based books.

  • 9 Ideas for a Blessed Holy Week

    April 12th, 2022  |  42 mins 6 secs
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    Are you ready for Holy Week? Holy Week is a wonderful opportunity to grow in virtue and go deeper in relationship with God. Here are 9 simple ideas to make Holy Week a blessed and fruitful time for yourself and your family.

  • From Worry to Wonder (with Melissa Overmyer)

    April 5th, 2022  |  37 mins 8 secs
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    This week’s guest is Melissa Overmyer, author of From Worry to Wonder: A Catholic Guide to Finding Peace Through Scripture. Melissa discusses the modern habits of worry and anxiety and shares the ways that God has a better plan for us.

  • 5 Ways to Make Time for God

    March 29th, 2022  |  39 mins 14 secs
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    Do you struggle to find time to pray? Many of us lead busy lives and we have many obligations which can make it hard to find time. Here are 5 small ways that can help you find more time for prayer.

  • Finding Hope in God's Plan (with Julieanne Bartlett)

    March 22nd, 2022  |  39 mins 17 secs
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    Our guest this week is Julieanne Bartlett, founder of Passion of Hope Ministries. Danielle and Julieanne discuss the trial of “prolonged singleness” and the challenge of living your life when you feel like God is not answering your prayer.

  • When God Says No

    March 15th, 2022  |  40 mins 13 secs
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    Whether we are praying for good health, healing, an improvement in our relationships or for a new job, it can be so hard to feel like God is saying “No” to the good things we want. This week Danielle shares her thoughts on what we can do when we struggle in this way.

  • Our Lady of Good Help (with Theoni Bell)

    March 8th, 2022  |  44 mins 32 secs
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    Today’s guest is children’s book author Theoni Bell. Theoni joins Danielle to talk about her book, The Woman in the Trees, a novel about America’s first approved Marian apparition.

  • 6 Ideas for Your Best Lent Ever

    March 1st, 2022  |  38 mins 44 secs
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    Are you ready for Lent? What’s your plan? This week Danielle shares 6 simple ideas to inspire you to make a plan for your best Lent ever.

  • In the Desert (with Fr. Mark-Mary Ames, CFR)

    February 22nd, 2022  |  39 mins 56 secs
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    Our guest this week is Fr. Mark-Mary Ames, CFR, director of communications for the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. Fr. Mark-Mary shares about a new devotional called Born of Fire written by him and his brother friars. We also discuss how to plan your Lent this year and what pitfalls you may face.

  • Throwback Tuesday: At Home in the Church with Jessica Ptomey

    February 15th, 2022  |  46 mins 29 secs
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    My guest this week is Jessica Ptomey, author of Home in the Church: home in the church Living an Embodied Catholic Faith. Jessica and I chat about her conversion and her journey to a more embodied Christian faith inside the Catholic Church. Jessica also recommends another book during our conversation: Abandonment to Divine Providence.

    Jessica shares the miraculous story of her son’s healing and we grapple with the idea that God hears our prayers but does not always answer them as we wish he would. What can we learn about the nature of God, his unfathomable love, and our place in the universe from unanswered prayers?

  • 7 Ways to Get Motivated to Exercise

    February 8th, 2022  |  38 mins 57 secs
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    Are you feeling the winter blah’s yet? Have you already given up on your New Year’s resolutions? Here are 7 ideas for ways to help you get motivated to exercise – even in these cold dark winter days.

  • Catholic Dating, Discernment, and Marriage Preparation (with Juliette Bean)

    February 1st, 2022  |  1 hr 3 mins
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