TVP Episode 15: Some of Our Favorite Music

Songs mentioned in this podcast:
Brooke Frasier (not Meredith Andrews) Something in the Water
Johnny Cash When the Man Comes 'Round (Based on, in part, Rev 4:6-10, Rev 6:1-2, Mt 25:1-13, Acts 26:1-4)
Jars of Clay Work and Dead Man (Carry Me)
Sara Groves Roll to the Middle

Scripture and Quotes in this podcast:
"Watch what you consume because you're setting an example for your children." Rebecca
"Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think of those things." Phil 4:8

TVP Episode 14: Parents as the Primary Educators of Our Children

Rebecca's book Teaching in Your Tiara

Quotes and References from the show:
Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 2223
"Our home is to be a school of virtue." Bonnie
"We are all called to homeschool our children. We are not all called to homeschool our children through reading, writing, and arithmetic. It's our job to be in charge of education but not just in those things but in their faith." Rebecca

TVP Episode 13: The New Evangelization + You

Links we mention and things to know: 
Who called it "New Evangelization" first? Probably JPII.
Jimmy Fallon and bad liturgy
Concupiscence is the effects of original sin after baptism. Way to go Heather for using it and pronouncing it correctly! 
Pope Awesome and Other Stories by Cari Donaldson
Bonnie's blog posts on liturgical living at A Knotted Life.

"The New Evangelization is reaching out to people wherever they are with whatever means is best to reach them." Rebecca
"We're not perfect; we're redeemed." Heather

TVP Episode 11: Discipleship

Links from this podcast: 
"Be holy as I, the Lord, am holy." Lev 20:26
Conditions of Discipleship: Matthew 16:24-28

Quotes from this podcast:
"As a new mother I was in moms' groups with other new mothers and basically we were all drowning together and there was no way we could help each other... To have had someone mentor us, to lead us, that would have been phenomenal." Bonnie
"Discipleship is an intentional friendship... it's not a pyramid scheme!" Bonnie
"You must be the change you want to see in your parish." Bonnie, paraphrasing Ghandi 

TVP Episode 9: Vocations, Pt. 2 - Can We Really Have it All?

Bonnie's speaker schedule and details on her son's alleged miracle.
"Makers Gonna Make" by Jude Landry

Quotes from this episode:
"Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." Ps 37:4
"I think God calls some people to be missionaries and some of us to a more cloistered life." Bonnie quoting Kendra Tierney from a private conversation on schooling choices
"Be who God meant for you to be and you will set the world on fire." Catherine of Siena

TVP Episode 7: Helping Our Husbands in Their Vocations as Dads

Links for this podcast:
The Bourne movies 
Pa Ingalls and the Little House books

Quotes from this podcast:
"Anybody would make a great Catholic but Matt Damon for sure." Heather
"We need to make sure we include Dad in the celebrations as much as in the discipline." Rebecca
"Speaking positively about our husbands as fathers and husbands is something we (my friends and I) really protect." Bonnie
"He's willing to offend me in order to do what he thinks is right." Rebecca

"See, I am setting before you a blessing and a curse." Deuteronomy 11:26
"Husbands, love your wives as Christ loved the Church and gave Himself up for it." Ephesians 5:25

TVP Episode 8: Vocations, Pt. 1 - How We Met Our Husbands

Links for this podcast:
Nashville Dominicans
Sisters of Life
Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist

Quotes from this podcast:
"You're a nun magnet!" Heather to Bonnie
"Stay-at-home Catholic mom - that's pretty counter cultural but Bride of Christ - yeah, that wins!" Heather
"I meandered my way into marriage." Rebecca
"I wanted to be sitting at the cross and have Jesus say, 'Woman, behold your man and man, behold your woman.'" Bonnie
"He just made me laugh." Heather
"He was horrible, and obnoxious, and I think I'm gonna marry him." Rebecca

TVP Episode 6: What We Wish We'd Known As New Moms

Links for this podcast: 
"Do not be afraid." from Pinterest
Divine Mercy and "Jesus, I trust in You."
"Out of the depths I cry unto You, O Lord." Psalm 150

Quotes from this podcast:
"I know now that a lot of the stuff I was really strict about really doesn't matter." Rebecca
"I had postpartum depression and I was too proud to do anything about it... I wish I could go back in a little blue box and tell myself, 'If you would ask for help... you will thrive and your children will thrive.'" Bonnie
"I listened to this Great They bu I wish I would have listened to my gut and my mom." Bonnie
"When you hear hoof beats its horses, not zebras." Rebecca
"I wish I would have allowed my husband to take care of me and the baby." Rebecca
"I didn't grow up wanting to be a mommy." Heather

Glory Be TVP

TVP Episode 5: A Few of Our Favorite (Catholic) Things

For the record, if The Visitation Project plays a key role in anyone's conversion or reversion to the Catholic faith send us an email at and Bonnie will happily send you a celebratory batch of cookies! 

We love and discuss in this episode:
- the Communion on Saints
- the ritual and routine, the universality
- the consistency
- the Truth
- The Eucharist

Quotes from this podcast:
"May they be one, Father, as You and I are one." John 17:1
"This is the church of the living God, which is the pillar and foundation of the truth." 1 Timothy 3:15
"...and a little child shall lead them." Isaiah 11:6
"Truth is not determined by a majority vote." Pope Benedict XVI
"There's going to come a day when God will say, 'Enough, Rebecca Lynn. Hit your knees before me now.' And you can either do it willingly or He will put His hand upon your head and shove you to them." Rebecca, quoting her grandmother
"Why would you give your life for a falsehood?" Heather
"I love our Blessed Mother. I love Divine Mercy. But at the end of the day it's the Eucharist." Heather