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

  • 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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  • 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.