It is Father's Day in the Year of St. Joseph. We discuss his bravery, his exemplary actions, and what his struggles could have been being tasked with protecting Mary, our Mother in Heaven, and Jesus Christ, our Messiah, as he was the earthly father of our Lord.
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We are joined with Bill Snyder, founder of Patchwork Heart Ministries and Anne Desantis, his co-host for Sewing Hope Podcast to discuss the book they co-authored along with Hearts Burning Within Us. In this book, they seek to answer those burning questions that weigh on young Catholic hearts today, including questions on sexuality and gender issues. Listen in as Bill and Anne weigh in their thoughts on what is the most common/intense burning question and what approach they each took in creating the narrative of this book.
After suffering a life-threating complication after giving birth to her second child, Anne DeSantis experienced her own personal miracle after receiving the healing hand of God. Now a devout Catholic, wife and mother of two, she works to help families in crisis find spiritual healing as a director for the St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation (SRNF).
Founded by the Mercedarian Friars (the Order of Mercy) in 2015, the SRNF ministers to families in crises such as divorce, addiction, mental health, etc. They work to provide spiritual healing through spiritual consultations, prayer, and more. In addition, they have multiple resources available for clients to seek additional help for the challenges they face and struggle with.
Anne DeSantis is also the host of Journeys in Faith, a live videocast that broadcasts on Facebook Live and YouTube, and co-host of Sewing Hope Podcast, both affiliates of the Fiat Ministry Network and Patchwork Heart Ministry founded by Bill Snyder.
On this Father's Day episode, Carlos and Angel focus on Ephesians 6:4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up with the training and instruction of the Lord. What is the role of a father in communicating with their kids, showing them love, and how to cope with situations? Fathers are the example for their boys on how a man should act and for their girls how they should be treated. We discuss the importance of changing our behavior and how we conduct ourselves in front of our children.
Our guest speaker this week is Maria Spears a self-worth strategist working alongside The Woman School to help women discover their value and gain the tools to live a holistic life. With Maria, we discussed the power and importance in positive thinking and positive words, what it means to love and care for ourselves and how that translates to all the aspects of our lives. It is not about just the spiritual or mental well-being, but about the physical and emotional as well.
In this first part of a 2-part series, Carlos and Angel get personal with their spouses as they discuss the navigating the murky waters of parenting a child with autism. Listen as they ask Minh and Henry to give their perspectives on what it was like from the moment of suspicion to getting the diagnosis to getting Jabril and James where they are today.