Big Award for Catholic Mom of Ten & Grandma of 28


pphinkels221009Congratulations to Mrs. Barbara Henkels for being chosen as the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Catholic Leadership Award from The Catholic Leadership Institute. Along with her husband, Mrs. Henkels was pivotal in helping to found and promote “authentic Catholic education” opportunities.  We all know Catholic moms are great leaders — it’s terrific to see Mrs. Henkels representing so many of us who work diligently on behalf of Catholic education!  Read the entire Catholic News Agency report on this story here.


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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