About Lisa M. Hendey

Lisa Hendey is the founder and webmaster of CatholicMom.com and the author of The Grace of YesA Book of Saints for Catholic Moms and The Handbook for Catholic Moms. Lisa writes for several online and print publications, enjoys speaking around the country and is a frequent television and radio guest and host. Visit her at LisaHendey.com and connect with her at Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram.

When “Adieu” Means “Yes”

As I type this, my heart is equal parts heavy and lightened. On October 14, 2012, I shared a post here announcing my great joy at becoming a part of Patheos. When I read those words again this morning, I recall the joy I felt that day–joy I still feel when I ponder the amazing [Read More…]

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Starvation in South Sudan: 2 Ways We Can Feed Souls Today

This morning, I was minding my own business just enjoying a cup of coffee while perusing Facebook. I’d already prayed today’s gospel and determined that I’d like to be one of the “righteous ones” who “shine like the sun”. I had my to do list ready and my plans for the day set. And then [Read More…]

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My New #ChimeTravelers Series for Kids Hits the Bookshelves!

I’m sure I’ll be sharing lots of great news about my newly launched children’s fiction series “Chime Travelers” in the upcoming weeks. I thought I would begin today by sharing the official press release for the books. This series has been an ongoing labor of love for the last several months, so it’s a true [Read More…]

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Wouldn’t You Want to Touch Christ? #NepalEarthquake Gives Us the Opportunity

I’ve had quite a wild ride the last few weeks. Among my many and varied activities, I spend a few hours at the fabulous Rubin Museum in Manhattan, admiring both art and native dance performances from Nepal. The chance to view cultural and religious treasures from this far-off corner of the world reminded me of [Read More…]

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NC Area Friends: Join Me for One Day Retreat on “Grace of Yes”

I’m pleased to invite all of you, and especially those living in the North Carolina region, to a special one-day women’s conference! Join me at St. Michael the Archangel in Cary, NC on August 8 for the “Women of Wonder” event: Featuring Keynote Speaker Lisa Hendey National Speaker, Founder of Catholicmom.com, Writer, Webmaster, Podcaster and Author “The [Read More…]

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Courage Lessons from St. Maria Goretti and the Woman Suffering Hemorrhages

Today we remember the short but poignant life of St. Maria Goretti, a martyr for the faith. The gospel we pray from Matthew 9 brings us another brave woman who has suffered from hemorrhages for twelve years: A woman suffering hemorrhages for twelve years came up behind him and touched the tassel on his cloak. She [Read More…]

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Lisa’s Sunday Update Video for 7/5/15

I’m playing around with how to make my Facebook Page a better service to my friends and readers so for the second Sunday in a row, I recorded a short video update to share a bit of news: I’m hoping to keep these light, fun and not too long. If you haven’t already “liked” my [Read More…]

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“Shackles” I’m Dropping to Set the World Ablaze this 4th of July

I’m slowly working my way through the book You Can, You Will: 8 Undeniable Qualities of a Winner by Joel Osteen. Today, after reading the Gospel passage from Matthew 9 and praying about whether or not I’m a “new wineskin”, I came across this sentence in Chapter Two (“Run Your Race”) of Osteen’s book: It’s good [Read More…]

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Seeing and Believing: Recognizing Christ amid Social Inequalities

Today’s gospel for the Feast of Saint Thomas, Apostle, always hits me across the head like a two by four. In my personal reading of the near climax of John’s gospel, I envision myself as Thomas. My friends have had the good fortune of seeing the risen Christ. I’m Thomas, probably off doing something very [Read More…]

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Am I the Demoniac, the Swine or the Town?

I’ve been praying over today’s gospel from Matthew 8:28-34 and looking at the story of the Gadarenes, from a few different vantage points. To help me put the gospel in perspective, I went to a daily reflection video from my own Diocesan television network KNXT: and peeked at today’s Twitter status from Fr. James Martin, SJ: [Read More…]

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