Remembering 9/11 and Being Prepared


Today on the Son Rise Morning Show with Brian Patrick, Brian and I discussed two important topics: preparing ourselves and our families for disasters and emergencies, and prayerfully remembering the victims of 9/11 as we commemorate the tenth anniversary of that tragic event. During the conversation, I shared several links and resources to aid you in both preparing and in remembering the 9/11 souls and families in your prayers.

Disaster Preparedness:

To help you and your children be prepared in the event of a natural disaster or terrorist attack, check out the following resources:

  • – a terrific “one stop shopping” resource to help you prepare
  • Ready Kids – a child friendly resource with helpful printable tools to create an emergency kit and prepare emergency contact information for each member of the family
  • Does your emergency kit have a cell phone? – a recent CNN article with a variety of tech recommendations to help your family prepare for disaster readiness
  • Get Tech Ready – a “tech” checklist for getting prepared for emergencies

Prayerfully Remembering 9/11

As we prepare to commemorate Sunday’s tenth anniversary of the events of September 11, you may wish to explore the following resources personally or share them with your family:

Finally, I invite you to spend ten minutes watching this amazing video prepared by Fr. James Martin, Culture Editor for America Magazine. Fr. Jim takes us on a pilgrimage to places in New York related to September 11 and recalls his personal involvement in the moments, days and weeks following the events of 9/11.

Video Link


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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