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.

Leonard Defilippis “St. Luke Productions” – Lisa Hendey & Friends #78

On this week’s show, we hear from talented author, producer and director Leonardo Defilippis about his work bring live stage and film productions on the lives of the saints to audiences around the world.

About Leonardo Defilippis:


Leonardo Defilippis is the founder and president of Saint Luke Productions. After years as a Shakespearean actor, he embarked on a spiritual journey that led him to found the Catholic theater ministry in 1980. Millions throughout the US and abroad have seen his work as an actor, producer, and film director. His productions include the popular film “Therese” and live stage dramas “Vianney,” “Maximilian,” “Faustina,” and “Tolton.” Leonardo regularly appears on Catholic media programs, including being the host of the series “Queen of Heaven” and “Messiah.” Leonardo is married to Patti, his beloved wife of 36 years.

About St. Luke Productions:


Saint Luke Productions brings professional theatrical and filmed dramas on the life of Christ and His saints to millions worldwide. This unique ministry and production company began when founder Leonardo Defilippis wrote to St. Teresa of Calcutta asking her for guidance in his newfound apostolate. Her mandate to “Do something beautiful for God” became the pivotal support for Saint Luke Productions to evangelize and transform the culture through theater and the media. We are dedicated to using our talents to glorify God, to give back to Him in all that we do. Our goal is to reach souls with the message of His infinite love and mercy through the immersive experience of theater and related media.

For more information visit www.stlukeproductions.com.

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By |December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Lisa Hendey and Friends, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jimmy Akin “The Bible Is a Catholic Book” – Lisa Hendey & Friends #76

On this week’s show, we address the close connection between the Catholic Church and Sacred Scripture with popular apologist Jimmy Akin as we discuss his newest work The Bible Is A Catholic Book.


About Jimmy Akin:


Jimmy Akin is an internationally known author and speaker. As the senior apologist at Catholic Answers, he has more than twenty-five years of experience defending and explaining the Faith. Jimmy is a convert to the Faith and has an extensive background in the Bible, theology, the Church Fathers, philosophy, canon law, and liturgy. Jimmy is a weekly guest on the national radio program Catholic Answers Live, a regular contributor to Catholic Answers Magazine, and a popular blogger and podcaster. His personal web site is JimmyAkin.com.

About The Bible Is A Catholic Book:


In The Bible Is a Catholic Book, Jimmy shows how the Bible cannot exist apart from the Church. In its origins and its formulation, in the truths it contains, in its careful preservation over the centuries and in the prayerful study and elucidation of its mysteries, Scripture is inseparable from Catholicism. This is fitting since both come from God for our salvation. For Catholics who sometimes get intimidated by the Bible (especially scriptural challenges from Protestants), The Bible Is a Catholic Book will help them better understand and take pride in this gift that God gave the world through the Church. And the clarity and charity that Jimmy uses as explains how the early Church gave us the Bible will make it accessible to non-Catholic Christians as well.

Check out books by Lisa Hendey at Amazon and find all of our book and movie suggestions at Lisa’s Amazon Influencer list. 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 19th, 2019|Categories: Lisa Hendey and Friends, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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