"The Visitation Project": New Catholic Radio Focuses on Catholic Women


TVP Logo a go go 2500 px wide (2)Editor’s note: I wanted to share firsthand how excited I am about the brand new Catholic radio program “The Visitation Project”! The show combines the gifts of three amazing Catholic moms: Rebecca Frech, Bonnie Engstrom, and Heather Renshaw. Each of these women is spiritual powerhouse and their combined efforts are sure to create something truly special and greatly needed in Catholic radio. For more information, visit The Visitation Project. Lisa

New show for Catholic women focuses on faith, family, and fun

Co-hosted by Rebecca Frech, Bonnie Engstrom, and Heather Renshaw, The Visitation Project explores topics pertinent to living as a faithful Catholic woman in today’s society. What happens when women on fire with their Catholic faith get together for a cup of coffee and conversation? Mater Dei Radio invites you to tune in to The Visitation Project Sunday evenings at 7:30 PST / 10:30 EST to find out! Engaging, witty, and down-to-earth, The Visitation Project is a half-hour show that seeks to encourage, uplift, and inspire Catholic women to be in the world but not of it.

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Frech, wife and mother of seven, is author of the best-selling Teaching in Your Tiara – A Homeschooling Book for the Rest of Us, blogger at the Patheos.com Catholic Channel, and is a certified CrossFit coach She and co-host Renshaw met at the Edel Gathering last summer, and, according to Frech, “We hit it off. I kept telling [Heather] that we should do a [radio]show together since radio is one of my most favorite things to do. When she called earlier this year to say that there was an opportunity to be funny together on the air, I jumped at the chance.”

Engstrom, wife and mother of five, blogs at A Knotted Life and Blessed is She, a daily devotional site for Catholic women. She, too, attended the Edel Gathering, and was excited at the opportunity to proclaim the joys of the Catholic faith over the airwaves: “I decided to get involved with The Visitation Project because I felt like God wanted me to say ‘yes’ to the invitation. I was really nervous, though – afraid of failing, afraid of the unknown. I’m so glad I said, ‘yes,’ however, and I’m really grateful to be a part of this ministry.”

Renshaw, wife and mother of five, blogs at RealCatholicMom.com and Blessed is She, and had been desiring show that was in tune with the day-to-day joys and struggles of Catholic women. “We wanted a show that explores the beauty and truths of the Catholic faith in an engaging and authentic way, and I think The Visitation Project does just that. We [co-hosts] aren’t theologians or scholars, but we bear witness to our faith in a way that is relatable and joyful. I think that’s part of what the New Evangelization is all about – real people sharing real stories. And, we have a really good time together!”

According to Mater Dei Executive Director David Renshaw, “We are excited to have The Visitation Project on the air. We look forward to the insights into the Catholic faith the three co-hosts will provide.”

To listen to archived shows, please visit: http://materdeiradio.com/category/the-visitation-project/

The Visitation Project is also available for rebroadcast via your local Catholic radio station. The Visitation Project is also on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com 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 www.LisaHendey.com for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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