Author Deanna Bartalini

Deanna Bartalini is a Catholic wife, mom, writer and educator. Deanna has been married for over 30 years and raised two wonderful adults. She is the Director of Faith Formation at St. Edward Catholic Church in Palm Beach, FL. She writes at, she serves as the editor of the blog and is a contributor there as well as at and contributed to our latest Catholic Mom title, A Catholic Mom's Prayer Companion. Deanna is available to lead retreats and speak at catechist and ministry events.

0 Weakness for Strength

How can we trade our need to be in control with our belief that trusting in God is really the best answer? Deanna Bartalini ponders that as she prays for God’s strength to replace her weakness.

0 Live in Abundance

Like so many people Deanna Bartalini spent too much wondering about and holding onto the past, allowing it to negatively influence her life. Learn how she found a way to leave the past behind and found healing.

4 Bullet Journaling the Simple Way and Journal Linkup

Bullet Journaling: life changing, just another bandwagon to jump on, or a great way to organize your life? Deanna Bartalini tried it for three months and shares her opinion on bullet journaling simply in real life. Join our Bullet Journal linkup!

0 What Mercy Isn't #OTEM

A look at what mercy isn’t from Deanna Bartalini that reminds us that while while we need to share God’s mercy with others, there still needs to be effort made on others’ part to desire his mercy.

2 Faith and Fear

Fear can be paralyzing even in the face of proof that God is with you. Deanna Bartalini chooses to take Mary’s hand to help her face the fear.

1 From A Catholic Mom's Prayer Companion: A Small Day's Work

We’re thrilled to give our readers a sneak peek at The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion: A Book of Daily Reflections, the newest addition to our Book Imprint with Ave Maria Press. Today, Deanna Bartalini takes prayer inspiration from National Smile Power Day.

0 Our Blessed Mother

We honor Mary during the month of May; find out why in this post from Deanna Bartalini. Do you do anything special in your home during this month to honor our Blessed Mother?

4 Tech Talk: The Examen App

Take a look at this new app Deanna Bartalini is using for daily prayer. It’s a great tool that brings together the Examen and technology, perfect blend of the tried and true of St. Igantius with the tech toys of today!

0 Letting Go

It’s that time of year for many rites of passage for our children; Deanna Bartalini shares how she learned to let go of her children as they grew into adulthood.

1 Litany of Humility

Sometimes it is uncomfortable for us to admit we need humility. During this Lenten season Deanna Bartalini began praying the Litany of Humility to become less concerned about things of this world and focus more on what God expects from her.

1 Transformation

Being transformed in not easy unless we learn to remember that God is doing the work. Deanna Bartalini hopes she stops struggling with the transformation.

0 Mercy Overflows

God’s mercy overflows in our lives and Deanna Bartalini wants to share your story of mercy so that the world will know his mercy!

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