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

  • Grace in Tension (with Claire McGarry)

    January 25th, 2022  |  41 mins 18 secs
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    This week’s guest is Claire McGarry, author of Grace in Tension: Discover Peace with Martha and Mary. Claire and I discuss ways that all women struggle to find a balance between our inner Martha and Mary. Claire shares her own experience and insight in ways that are sure to inspire you!

  • What to Do When You Mess Up

    January 18th, 2022  |  41 mins 49 secs
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    We all mess up sometimes, but what do we do about it? I heard from a listener this week who is struggling with self-loathing after messing up in a big way. She is having trouble getting past this big mistake and seeking help. In addition to offering prayers for this listener, I share my thoughts on 5 steps for anyone who has messed up in a big way or small way.

  • Sacred Art in Your Home (with Kate Capato)

    January 11th, 2022  |  40 mins 32 secs
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    Our guest this week is Kate Capato, a Catholic contemporary sacred art painter, speaker, and dancer rooted in tradition. Kate shares with us about her work and about ways that beauty is an important part of our Catholic faith experience. Learn more about Kate and her important work at her website, and consider adding some of her beautiful work to your Catholic home.

  • 5 Things to Give Up in the New Year

    January 4th, 2022  |  41 mins 29 secs
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    Do you make New Year resolutions? Even if you don’t, today’s conversation is all about some things you might consider giving up in 2022.

  • Throwback Tuesday: 9 Ways to Make Every Day More Catholic

    December 28th, 2021  |  38 mins 5 secs
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    This week I’m sharing 9 little ways that you can make every day more Catholic. With sacramentals and small prayers, every day we can work at growing closer to God.

    Snippet from the Show

    Praying the Angelus during the day gives us the beautiful opportunity to pause, remember our the mystery of the Incarnation, and honor our Blessed Mother.

  • Throwback Tuesday: 6 Last-Minute Low-Budget Gift Ideas

    December 21st, 2021  |  34 mins 40 secs
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    This time of year can be extra stressful as we try to find gifts for people who are hard to shop for, or we struggle with a tight budget for gifts. Can we give meaningful gifts that won’t cost too much? This week I’m sharing 6 ideas for doing just that. I hope these might inspire you and alleviate some of that last-minute stress!

  • Faith-Filled Toys for Kids (with Maggie Jetty)

    December 14th, 2021  |  33 mins 7 secs
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    This week our guest is Maggie Jetty, a wife, mom, speech pathologist, and small business owner of Saintly Heart, a family owned and operated Catholic toy company. Maggie shares how she got started in this business, what inspires her to keep going, and how she comes up with new ideas for faith-based toys.

  • Answering Your Questions

    December 7th, 2021  |  49 mins 36 secs
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    We are celebrating 300 episodes of Girlfriends this week! As part of the fun, I asked listeners for their questions and I devote this episode entirely to answering your questions.

  • 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.