Grace under Fire


I’m sending prayers out and asking you to please continue to do the same for the repose of the soul of Catholic author and speaker Michael Dubruiel and especially for his wife Amy and their children.  Amy has bravely met the challenge of arranging for and speaking at Michael’s funeral, which was concelebrated yesterday by 25 priests and three bishops.  Michael will continue to touch lives and help souls through the books and columns he left behind.  I’m a better Catholic and person for having enjoyed and studied his work.

Amy has blogged about her gratitude for all who were with her physically and spiritually during this experience at her blog, but I want to send her a big thank you for so bravely sharing this with her readers.  I don’t know how I would deal with such loss, but I doubt seriously I could be anywhere near as gracious and faith filled as Amy has been.  It’s truly a testiment to her own faith and to her love for Michael that she has been able to share this experience with those who admire both of them so much.

Prayers continue, and I’d ask yours too for Amy, the kids and especially for Michael Dubruiel.


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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