Lisa Hendey and Friends2019-09-01T14:25:27-05:00

“Lisa Hendey and Friends” invites you into dialogue with authors and entertainment industry professionals, spiritual bright lights and seekers, and whoever else Lisa meets along her daily journey. From LA to Kenya and all points in between, come along for the conversation!

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder of CatholicMom.com and a best-selling author of fiction and non-fiction for adults and children. Her “Chime Travelers” fiction series is being read and studied in school nationwide. She just released “I Am God’s Storyteller”, her first picture book. A frequent television and radio guest, Lisa’s writing has been featured in multiple outlets. Hendey speaks internationally on faith, family, and technology topics. She has traveled worldwide with non-profit organizations to support their humanitarian missions. Lisa and Greg Hendey worship in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at www.lisahendey.com or on social media @LisaHendey.

Teresa Tomeo “T’s Italy” – Lisa Hendey & Friends #75

On this week’s show, we travel virtually to Italy and the Vatican with popular radio host, speaker, author and travel expert Teresa Tomeo.
About Teresa Tomeo:
Over the past two decades, Teresa Tomeo has explored almost every region in Italy and has led pilgrimages and tours to Italy over 50 times. Having served as a journalist for 30+ years, Teresa has covered numerous assignments, including the canonization of several new saints in Rome. This gave her a unique understanding of how to navigate the Eternal City, whether one is traveling there as a tourist or a pilgrim interested in a Papal audience. As an experienced journalist, every time she goes to Italy she uncovers something new, explores the roots and history behind the beautiful Italian culture, food, architecture, art, music, faith and more. Her weekday morning radio program Catholic Connection  is co-produced by EWTN and Ave Maria Radio in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is now heard on over 500 radio stations worldwide, and on the internet through the Eternal Word Radio Network.
Teresa owns her own speaking and communications company, Teresa Tomeo Communications, LLC. Teresa and her husband, Deacon Dominick Pastore, live in Michigan and both F.B.I.’s, (Full Blooded Italians). They lead retreats and pilgrimages to Italy and other amazing destinations around the world. To learn more about Teresa Tomeo and her work as a syndicated talk show host, visit her personal web site at TeresaTomeo.com.
About T’s Italy:
Through personalized trip planning and consulting on all things Italia—food, music, art, faith, and culture—Teresa Tomeo taps into her Italian heritage, thousands of hours of research, and twenty-plus years covering Vatican events, leading pilgrimages, and vacationing with her husband Deacon Dominick throughout Italy’s coastline and charming countryside. A short questionnaire beforehand helps Teresa pinpoint interests and tailor an unforgettable Italy journey for travelers. The T’s Italy website also offers free videos blogs on Italy’s hidden gems, as well as personalized trip memory services. Learn more about T’s Italy at www.TravelItalyExpert.com.
Check out all of our book and movie picks at Lisa’s Amazon Page. For Lisa’s speaking schedule visit www.LisaHendey.com. Send your feedback to lisahendey@gmail.com or connect with Lisa on social media @LisaHendey.

By |November 12th, 2019|Categories: Lisa Hendey and Friends, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lisa Hendey & Friends – Episode 74 – Chad Stewart “Britfield”

On this week’s show, author Chad Steward takes us on an exciting storytelling adventure with Britfield & the Lost Crown, a new middle-school fiction adventure that has taken him on a fantastic personal journey.

About C.R. Stewart:

Born in Newport Beach, California, C.R. Stewart is a prolific writer with twenty years of experience writing fiction, nonfiction, and movie screenplays. In addition, he is a highly respected producer, international consultant, and prominent speaker. Now based in San Diego, he is a strong supporter of education and the arts. C.R. enjoys writing, world travel, reading, riding, swimming, sailing, and tennis. Concerning his first novel for middle-grade readers, he said, “I came up with the idea for Britfield and the Lost Crown while sitting in a boring meeting, doodling a picture of a hot air balloon”.

About the Book:

Britfield & the Lost Crown is a fast-paced middle school/young adult adventure novel that transports the reader from the smoldering crags of Yorkshire, through the heart of England, and finally to the magnificent shores of Dover. Creating an interactive world of mystery and adventure, culture and education, Britfield is about friendship, family, loyalty, and courage. The first in a five-book series, Britfield presents a book real-world children can relate to. This fresh approach entertains the reader with accurate geography, history, architecture, and culture throughout the exciting story.

Check out all of our book and movie picks at Lisa’s Amazon Page. For Lisa’s speaking schedule visit www.LisaHendey.com. Send your feedback to lisahendey@gmail.com or connect with Lisa on social media @LisaHendey.


By |November 5th, 2019|Categories: Lisa Hendey and Friends, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lisa Hendey & Friends – Episode 73 – Christian Clifford “St. Junipero Serra and the California Missions”

On this week’s show, we journey virtually to the California Missions with St. Junipero Serra and Christian Clifford, author of three books on the Apostle of California.

About Christian Clifford:

Christian Clifford is a veteran educator, currently teaching high school juniors and graduate students, and the author of three books about Catholic Church history in Spanish-Mexican California. Clifford’s writings have appeared in California Teacher, Catholic San Francisco, Catholic Standard, Today’s Catholic Teacher and on Aleteia, Angelus News, Catholic Exchange, ChurchPOP, Crux, Nuestra Parroquia, Patheos, and the Philippine Daily Inquirer. He and his family live in the San Francisco Bay Area. For fun, he enjoys walking the 800-mile California Missions Trail. For more information, visit www.Missions1769.com.

Christian Clifford’s Books:

Check out all of our book and movie picks at Lisa’s Amazon Page. For Lisa’s speaking schedule visit www.LisaHendey.com. Send your feedback to lisahendey@gmail.com or connect with Lisa on social media @LisaHendey.


By |October 29th, 2019|Categories: Lisa Hendey and Friends, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lisa Hendey & Friends – Episode 72 – Mark Hart “The 99”

On this week’s show, we catch up with the always awesome Mark Hart to learn about The 99 his new project with Ascension Press that offers a terrific evangelization system that’s sure to spark the faith in your parish family.

About Mark Hart:

Mark Hart a twenty-five year veteran of Catholic ministry, currently serves as the executive vice president of Life Teen International. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Mark is a best-selling author or editor of more than twenty books, an award-winning media producer, and a renowned radio host. His popular Bible study programs T3: The Teen Timeline, Encounter, and Altaration have helped transform Catholic youth and young adult Scripture study in parishes, classrooms, and homes. A devoted husband and father of four, Mark’s passion for the gospel and for evangelization are contagious and inspiring.
About The 99:

Ascension has launched a new system for evangelization called The 99 to engage Catholics and encourage them to evangelize the Church, their communities, and the culture. The system is made up of three parts, each designed to help Catholics easily organize an effective, ongoing evangelization effort within their parish walls and beyond: a short series of “mission” videos, a leadership training component, and a book.  Each draws on the expertise of a group of experienced evangelization experts to help inspire Catholic individuals and groups to “go out into the deep” and share the Gospel.

Check out all of our book and movie picks at Lisa’s Amazon Page. For Lisa’s speaking schedule visit www.LisaHendey.com. Send your feedback to lisahendey@gmail.com or connect with Lisa on social media @LisaHendey.


By |October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Lisa Hendey and Friends, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lisa Hendey & Friends – Episode 71 – Katie Prejean McGrady “Ave Explores”

On this week’s show, we explore a fantastic new resource with author and international speaker Katie Prejean McGrady. Katie is the project manager for Ave Explores, a Catholic speaker and the author of Follow and Room 24. She served as one of three delegates for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to the Pre-Synod Meeting on Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment in Rome in 2018.

About Ave Explores:

Ave Explores: Mary is a project of Ave Maria Press to provide insight, ideas, and practical resources to help everyday Catholics better understand the continued importance of the Virgin Mary not only in the Church but our own lives. It will include articles, videos, podcasts, social media exclusives, surprising facts, and resources for classrooms and parishes. Signup is free at https://www.avemariapress.com/aveexplores-mary-signup/.

Check out all of our book and movie picks at Lisa’s Amazon Page. For Lisa’s speaking schedule visit www.LisaHendey.com. Send your feedback to lisahendey@gmail.com or connect with Lisa on social media @LisaHendey.


By |October 15th, 2019|Categories: Lisa Hendey and Friends, Uncategorized|0 Comments