In our final installment of our four-part series on Catholic blogging, we end by talking with one group who seem to have a knack for this new theology of communion in blogging: women. We speak with four different women and highlight one organization who has, in a special way, brought the digital world into the “real world” through authentic friendships.
We’ve spoken about Jenny and Sarah in past episodes. If you’re interested in learning more about their work, I highly recommend reading our past Shownotes to learn more about the beautiful writing of these two extraordinary women.
Today’s episode highlights Laura Fanucci, who blogs at Mothering Spirit, and her journey through Catholic blogging. Laura shares her story of the blog, how blogging has changed her life, and the authentic relationships which she has formed over the years through the Catholic blogging community, particularly after the grief of miscarriage and losing her infant twin daughters. I cannot thank Laura enough for entrusting me to share her story. And please, pretty pretty please, buy Laura’s book “Grieving Together: A Couple’s Journey Through Miscarriage” for anyone in your life who has experienced the devastating loss of miscarriage. I am so grateful to live in a time when these types of resources are available for men and women alike who have in some way experienced infertility, miscarriage, and child loss.
(PS: Here is the blog post about Laura’s daughters which basically broke the internet. READ IT NOW.)
Today’s episode also highlights Nell, the Managing Editor for Blessed is She. Nell has blogged for almost a decade at Whole Parenting Family, where she seamlessly navigates the honest struggles and joys of parenting and faith in the daily life.Nell also discusses the mission of Blessed is She, an organization which has used the blogging platform to unite women with others across the country, and helped them to find friendship in their own local communities. Their work exemplifies the platform’s ability to do good in the world, and I am grateful to tell their story.
Our final “Feature Stories” episode on Catholic bloggers launches Monday, November 26 and features lifestyle blogger Katie Waldow. We’ll see you then :).