To celebrate #ThankANun Day on May 5, some of my pals, ages 6 to 9, completed the COLOR A NUN activity pages below in their CCD classes. If you would like to take part in #ThankANun Day by using the COLOR A NUN activity, you can download the coloring pages for free at: ImageCatholicBooks.com/ThankANun/. On May 5, […]
The popular “Catholic Mom” blog is helping to get everyone ready for our global #ThankANun Day global movement on May 5! Checkout it out by clicking HERE.
Please checkout my one-on-one interview with Sean Salai, S.J. at America: The National Catholic Review. I share my inspiration for writing Five Years in Heaven, some of the greatest lessons Sister Augustine taught me, my favorite Bible verse, hopes for the future, and much more!
To read my guest essay “Forgiveness is the Most Important Lesson We Can Learn,” and an excerpt from Five Years in Heaven, at MariaShriver.com, please click here: FORGIVENESS.
“The Catholic Foodie” Jeff Young and I discuss the universal life lessons revealed in Five Years in Heaven as well as the #ThankANun Day global movement on May 5 inspired by my memoir. I was especially touched by hearing the “unexpected” impact the book had on Jeff. To listen, please click here: The Catholic Foodie.
My Beliefnet Guest Essay: “The Blessings of Mentorship” “During a pivotal crossroads in my early thirties, some rare grace led me back to my small hometown of St. Marys, Pennsylvania, in search of a simpler path. There, I discovered an unlikely mentor, Sister M. Augustine, O.S.B. At 87 years old, the reclusive nun—barely over five […]
My “One Good Thing by Jillee” Guest Blog Essay: “10 Ways a Mentor Can Change Your Life” “Sometimes mentors come to us in the most unlikely forms, and when we most need them. And on occasion, we are called to be that one good thing in someone else’s life. This became clear to me at age […]
On Tuesday, May 5, which is release day nationwide for my new memoir Five Years in Heaven: The Unlikely Friendship That Answered Life’s Greatest Questions, my publisher Image (the Catholic Division of Penguin Random House) and I are launching a global, social media movement called Thank A Nun Day. The goal is to collectively […]
“The season of grilling and tailgating is here and ‘The Ultimate Beer Lover’s Happy Hour’ is the King’s guide to recipes that will make you the touchdown of the parking lot. It is the ‘party-in-a-book’ that beer lovers and foodies have been waiting for, featuring over 325 recipes for snacks, beer cocktails, and more. This […]
I officially play a bartender on TV! On December 1, 2014, I was invited to be the guest bartender on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live to promote The Ultimate Beer Lover’s Happy Hour. For the occasion, which happened to fall on my birthday (!!!), I created a special cocktail titled VanderPunch, a high-octane homage to the Bravo […]