A Seeking Heart host Allison Gingras and I chat about the power of forgiveness, finding solitude, compassion, life’s undone stitches, and many more of the lessons I learned from Sister Augustine in Five Years in Heaven. To listen, click HERE.
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Introduction to The Art of Sister Augustine As Depicted in Five Years in Heaven: The Unlikely Friendship That Answered Life’s Greatest Questions During her more than 40-year career as a self-taught artist, Sister Augustine completed thousands of clayware art pieces, often with her furry calico pal Blitzen nearby. Into her nineties, she worked full-time six […]
To read my MariaShriver.com “Architect of Change” essay, “From Whom Much Is Taken, Much Is Also Expected,” please click HERE.
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Tony Rossi, host of Christopher Closeup at Patheos.com. We discussed the messages of hope, purpose, and joy embodied in the story of Five Years in Heaven. To read excerpts from the interview or to listen to the full interview, please click HERE.
It’s been such a pleasure to not only share the story told within the pages of FIVE YEARS IN HEAVEN: The Unlikely Friendship That Answered Life’s Greatest Questions, but to also use my hand-drawn inscriptions as one more way to inspire and connect with readers everywhere. I’ve been honored and humbled to be able to send a […]
SO FUN to see how cat lovers everywhere are falling in love with Sister Augustine’s mischievous calico co-star Blitzen in Five Years in Heaven! Checkout the purrrr-fect review by The Conscious Cat blog by clicking HERE. Also, download this special “Blitzen Bookplate” I designed just for all you cat lovers! (BTW, if you’re a dog lover, […]
THIS… makes my heart sing and humbles me! A grandma in Iowa sent me my book and asked me to inscribe it with a hummingbird for her daughter, whose 8-year-old son passed away from cancer. I never drew a hummingbird before, but since Sister Augustine’s favorite things to create were birds and animals, I let […]
Checkout my instructions for this fun and inspiring DIY project by clicking HERE.
“This is more than a book . . . you’re creating a movement. Five Years in Heaven is part of a life-changing experience for each of us readers.” ~ Lisa Hendey, Host of Catholic Moments To listen to the full radio interview (I’m the second guest), please click HERE.
National Review’s Kathryn Jean Lopez and I go one-on-one about how the timeless lessons of 92-year-old Sister Augustine in Five Years in Heaven can help any reader navigate the pathway to Heaven. To read the full interview, click HERE.