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Author: Chloe Langr

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Join Chloe Langr as she explores how Catholic women embrace their unique feminine genius in their ordinary, daily life.
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In today's episode, I’m sitting down with Emily Frase and Mary Bruno - both women who’ve been guests on the podcast before. They’re back because they’ve recently founded FabM Base, an online resource and database to help women tackle tough topics surrounding fertility, reproduction, and women’s health. It’s an amazing place where science and real life intersect, and I can’t wait to tell you more about it. I truly believe that learning about how our bodies work as women is THE most effective and impactful self-care habit we can have as women today - and fertility awareness is so much more than family planning. Regardless of the season of life you’re in as a woman, if you’re ready to discover the truth about your body and want to know more about fertility awareness options that are not your Grandma’s rhythm method, sister, this letter is for you. Resources you should check out after listening to this episode: Follow FabM Base on Instagram and Facebook Join the FabM Base e-mail list Uncharted Territory Series Brick House in the City’s highlight on the feminine genius A Letter to the Woman Wondering How to Bear Fruit if She’s Infertile - a conversation with Mary Bruno A Letter to the Woman Staying at Home With Kids - a conversation with Emily Frase Save 15% off your order at House of Joppa with the code LETTERS15
In today’s episode, I’m sitting down with Katie Bogner. She’s the author of “Through the Year With Jesus - Gospel Readings and Reflections for Children.” We’re diving into how to take some of the most ancient and gorgeous traditions in Catholicism like Lectio Divina, Visio Divina, and the Rosary, and help children encounter the beauty of the faith. I’ve loved following Katie on social media for years, and have so many of her resources pinned, saved, and filed away for future use, so it was such an honor to get to know her story better, and have the chance to introduce you to her as well! Whether you’re a parent, a teacher, or a catechist, If the idea of sharing your faith with the kids in your life can feel a little daunting and you’re looking for some practical guidance to help kids encounter the Lord and His Church, sister, this letter is for you. Resources you should check out after listening to this episode: Get a copy of Katie’s new book, “Through the Year With Jesus” Read more about what the Catechism has to say about Catholic education Check out Katie’s blog Follow Katie on Instagram Discover Chews Life Rosaries for the littlest kids in your life Use the code CHLOE10 at Pillar and Pearl to save 10% on gorgeous Catholic gift boxes Order the new Letters to Women book Connect with Letters to Women on Instagram
In today’s episode, I’m sitting down with Heather King - you may recognize her name from the writing she does in Magnificat on the witness of holy men and women. She also write about her experience with recovery, and how that healing process has impacted every area of her life - including the way she interacts with money. This was without a doubt one of the best conversations I have ever had on money - and one that I’m going to be re-listening to quite a bit as I continue to sort through my own money wounds and the ways Christ is inviting me to steward the gifts he’s given me. If you’re tired of the lack of good, meaningful conversation about finances and just how we should interact with money as Catholic women, sister, this letter is for you. Resources you should check out after listening to this episode: Connect with Heather on her website Check out Heather’s book, “Loaded,” which her and I discuss in our conversation Order your copy of the new Letters to Women book! Save 15% off your order at House of Joppa with the code LETTERS15
In today’s episode, I had the absolute joy and honor of sitting down with Paige Rien and we’re talking about how she first encountered God through her journey to recovery in the 12 step program and how her story of conversion and healing parallel so beautifully. The universal need to address our vices and recognize that we are in need of help and a Savior is the perfect topic to dive into together during Holy Week, and I cannot wait to share this episode with you. If you’re battling an addiction and desiring healing or wanting to dive into the topic of healing in a deep and profound way, sister, this letter is for you. Resources you should check out after listening to this episode: Discover Paige on Instagram Read Paige’s book, “Love the House You’re In” Get your copy of the new Letters to Women book! Connect with Letters to Women on Instagram! Use the code LETTERS15 over at House of Joppa to receive 15% off their gorgeous Catholic home décor!
In today’s episode, I’m sitting down with Mary Lenaburg - she’s an incredible women who shares her witness and her journey to healing in an amazingly authentic way.  I truly believe that when each one of us is able to share the story of how God has redeemed the brokenness in our story and in our hearts, it not only gives God glory for the work he does as a divine physician, it also opens up the floor for other women in our own lives to have the courage to do the same. If you’ve ever stuffed part of your story under the rug and avoided the process of healing out of a desire to fit in, sister, this letter is for you. You are worthy of healing, and you belong. Resources you should check out after listening to this episode: Follow Mary on Instagram and check out her website Order Mary’s latest book, “Be Bold in the Broken” through Ave Maria Press Order your copy of the new Letters to Women book and read Mary’s letter on healing! Follow Letters to Women on Instagram and check out Beth Williby’s Takeover Tuesday tomorrow, March 16th! Save 15% off your order at House of Joppa with the code LETTERS15 Subscribe and Review Letters to Women in iTunes Are you subscribed to Letters to Women? If not, you should subscribe today! You don’t want to miss any of the upcoming episodes. Click here to subscribe in iTunes.
My brand new book, "Letters to Women: Embracing the Feminine Genius in Everyday Life" launches TOMORROW, March 9th! I'm so excited to share this book with you, and to celebrate, I wanted to share an exclusive conversation I had with Julia Marie Hogan about the feminine genius and the letter she wrote YOU in the new Letters to Women book. Listen in to hear all about the launch day celebrations happening tomorrow and discover more about what you'll find inside the pages of the new Letters to Women book! Resources you should check out after listening to this episode: Pre-order the new Letters to Women book, coming out with TAN books on March 9, 2021! Unlock the exclusive Letters to Women pre-order miniseries Connect with Letters to Women on Instagram! Join me on Instagram for the launch day giveaway and the live Q&A chat at 8:00pm CT on March 9th!
In today’s episode, I’m sitting down with Catherine Fowler Sample and we’re talking about how writing and producing the award-winning documentary The Dating Project inspired her to write an entire book on the importance of connection around a shared meal when it comes to combating the loneliness that so many of us are all too familiar with in today’s world - where we’re connected to so many people via Instagram, but we struggle to connect with the people who live in our homes or are the closest to us. Joseph and I sat down a few weeks ago for our 2021 dream date, where we share about our hopes and dreams for the upcoming year and review what went well and what didn’t go well in 2020 and both of us mentioned that something we really missed was hosting friends on a more regular basis - which got the boot thanks to COVID. But now that we’re God-willing seeing an end to the COVID tunnel, even if it’s still months away, the idea of hosting people again is something that is both exciting and a little intimidating. I think I’m a little rusty! If you’re desiring human connection but are nervous to send out that invite to your friends for a shared dinner together because you’re worried about what you’ll cook, who you’ll invite, and what you’ll talk about, sister, this letter is for you. Resources you should check out after listening to this episode: “Gather Together: Recipes and Reflections to Inspire Faith and Friendship around the Table,” Catherine’s new book Pre-order the new Letters to Women book, coming out with TAN books on March 9, 2021! Unlock the exclusive Letters to Women pre-order miniseries Connect with Letters to Women on Instagram! Save 15% off your order at House of Joppa with the code LETTERS15
In today’s episode, I’m sitting down with Dr. Sarah Bartel and we’re talking about Cana Feast, the marriage ministry she founded with husband, Nathan. She’s giving some really practical, nitty-gritty ways that they’ve found make a difference in couple’s marriages - from how to get over the awkwardness of praying together to making time for each other in seasons of change and prioritizing your marriage when schedules are tight. I know you’re listening to this episode the day AFTER Valentine’s day, but I wanted to share a conversation about some lifelong, daily practices to strengthen your marriage and your prayer life EVERY day of the year, not just on Valentine’s day If you’re a married woman and you want to learn HOW to pray with your spouse, or if you’re not married but feel the Lord calling you to that vocation and you want to know how to prepare your heart for that season, sister, this letter is for you. Resources you should check out after listening to this episode: Cana Feast Follow Cana Feast on social media and connect with Dr. Sarah Bartel on her personal Instagram account Pre-order the new Letters to Women book, coming out with TAN books on March 9, 2021! Unlock the exclusive Letters to Women pre-order miniseries Connect with Letters to Women on Instagram! Save 15% off your order at House of Joppa with the code LETTERS15
In today’s episode, I’m sitting down with Mallory Smyth and we’re talking about her journey back to Catholicism, but also some of the big, elephant in the room topics that come up when you share about your Catholic faith with people who have left the Catholic Church - or honestly, could even be topics you struggle with yourself when it comes to living in today’s world as a Catholic woman - I know I’ve wrestled with many of the topics Mallory writes about and that her and I cover in today’s episode. If you’re wrestling with those big questions about the Church, if you’re struggling to feel at home in the Church, if you have one foot out the door, or if you’ve left the faith, sister, this letter is for you! Resources you should check out after listening to this episode: “Rekindled: How Jesus Called Me Back to the Catholic Church and Set My Heart on Fire,” Mallory Smythe’s new book The Bible in a Year Podcast with Fr. Mike Schmitz Pre-order the new Letters to Women book, coming out with TAN books on March 9, 2021! Unlock the exclusive Letters to Women pre-order miniseries Connect with Letters to Women on Instagram!
In today’s episode, I’m sitting down with Veronica Marrinan and we’re talking about the origins of Litany,  an ethical, sustainable, and Catholic women's clothing line that she founded. But we’re also talking about what it’s like to live in New York City in the heart of the fashion industry as a Catholic woman, and how Veronica witnesses to truth through beauty in conversations with those who don’t share her Catholic faith. So often we let lies like “I don’t know enough,” “I’m too busy,” “I don’t have all the answers,” and “I don’t have it all together,” hold us back from sharing about our faith and our relationship with Christ and His Church. If you’re wondering how to evangelize and honor the dignity of those you work with or your friends who aren’t Catholic, sister, this letter is for you! Resources you should check out after listening to this episode: Litany The Mary, Mother of the Church Floral Silk Scarf Pre-order the new Letters to Women book, coming out with TAN books on March 9, 2021! Unlock the exclusive Letters to Women pre-order miniseries Connect with Letters to Women on Instagram! Subscribe and Review Letters to Women in iTunes Are you subscribed to Letters to Women? If not, you should subscribe today! You don’t want to miss any of the upcoming episodes. Click here to subscribe in iTunes.
In today’s episode, I’m sitting down with Emily Wilson and we’re talking all about her brand new weekly devotional for women, how to find time for prayer in busy seasons of life, and her top piece of advice for all of us as we close out 2020 and embark on all the adventures that 2021 has in store. In a season where you are probably hearing about everyone else’s new years resolutions and maybe have thought about making some of your own, Emily and I are sharing the importance of small steps and creating healthy habits for your spiritual life that will last longer than the first few days of January. Because if you’re like me, you can think of many many failed new year’s resolutions that you’ve made in the past. I’ve long admired Emily’s heart for women and she’s a guest I’ve hoped to have on the show for years - but it’s taken that long to coordinate between books being written and babies being born for both of us, so it was a total joy and honor to sit down with her and learn more of her story. If you’re looking to this new year with hope, anticipation, and maybe a little bit of nervousness, sister, this letter is for you. Topics we talked about in this episode: Emily’s brand new weekly devotional and how she finds time for prayer as a mom of two little boys Why prayer should be a priority Why we’re so hard on ourselves as women and how we can recognize the truth that God sings over our lives How to give thanks for the friends you have The advice Emily would give women looking ahead to 2021 Resources you should check out after listening to this episode: Emily’s brand new book, “Awaken My Heart” Saint Pope John Paul II’s “Mulieris dignitatem” (On the Dignity and Vocation of Women) “The Lazy Genius Way” by Kendra Adachi The Hallow App Find Emily on Instagram and YouTube Use the code CHLOE when you purchase gorgeous Catholic homemade accessories from Pink Salt Riot and save 10% off your next order! Pre-order the new Letters to Women book, coming out on March 9, 2021! Connect with Letters to Women on Instagram!
In today’s episode, I’m sitting down with Dr. Carrie Gress and we’re talking not only about the beauty (and theology!) of home, but also the beauty of homemaking - a concept that might sound a little outdated - don’t worry, we’re going to get into that, too. There’s a line from the song “Oh Holy Night” that keeps coming to mind - “A weary world rejoices” - and if your year has been anything like mine, it has indeed been a Christmas season I’ve arrived at weary, but also rejoicing. If you’re desiring to be intentional with the home that you create not only this Christmas season but all year round, sister, this letter is for you! Topics we talked about in this episode: How we can reclaim the word “homemaker” Patrick Lenocioni’s three common elements to evaluate job happiness and what the answers mean for homemakers Why there needs to be a re-connection between homes and homemaking Carrie’s advice for single women when it comes to mothering and creating a home Encouragement for the mundane moments of motherhood Resources you should check out after listening to this episode: Pre-order your copy of "Letters to Women: Embracing the Feminine Genius in Everyday Life." Enter to win a copy of Theology of Home I, Theology of Home II, and the Theology of Home 2021 Planner Follow the new Letters to Women Instagram account  “Theology of Home II: The Spiritual Art of Homemaking” by Dr. Carrie Gress and Noelle Mering  “The Daily Collection” email from Theology of Home “A Letter to Women About the Most Influential Woman in the World,” my first conversation with Dr. Carrie Gress on the Letters to Women Podcast Subscribe and Review Letters to Women in iTunes Are you subscribed to Letters to Women? If not, you should subscribe today! You don’t want to miss any of the upcoming episodes. Click here to subscribe in iTunes.
In today’s episode, Emily Tate and I are have a conversation about being intentional with our Advent, our gift giving, and our traditions in this season. Many of us are blessed with memories of just really perfect gifts that were given to us. This past summer, one of my friends gave me a beautiful birthday gift that included a book on gardening, a book on growing in joy, and book of cello music - plus a gift card to my favorite local coffee shop. I felt so seen and loved by her - she’d seen all of my interests and loves and combined them perfectly. You may also have memories around gifts you’ve given - maybe to a best friend, a sibling, a spouse - something that brought you so much joy to put together for them and that you loved seeing them unwrap. In a season where it’s easy to get caught up in the to-do list aspect of gift giving, or the commercialized gift giving we find ourselves in, this conversation with Emily was so refreshing and such a fun way to start this Advent season. If you are staring at a list of people who you want to give a gift to this Christmas and wondering how to honor those friendships and relationships well with an intentional gift, sister, this letter is for you. Topics we talked about in this episode: What inspired Emily to found Pillar and Pearl The joy that Emily finds in collaborating with Catholic artisans and other Catholic women who curate boxes for Pillar and Pearl Emily’s tips for intentional gift giving and knowing the temperaments of those you love Creating your own family traditions The joy of remembering intentional gifts that were given to you Resources you should check out after listening to this episode: Pillar and Pearl Follow Pillar and Pearl on Instagram “The Catholic All Year Compendium: Liturgical Living for Real Life” by Kendra Tierney “A History of the Church in 100 Objects” by Mark Aquilina “The Temperament God Gave You” by Art and Laraine Bennett Be Rooted Bead Co - use code CHLOE15 for 15% off your purchase. Subscribe to the Letters to Women newsletter so you don’t miss updates about the new Letters to Women book, which is being published by TAN books in early 2021
In today’s episode, I’m sitting down with Emily Jaminent and we’re talking about why now is the perfect time to revisit a classic Catholic devotion in the Sacred Heart. You may remember a picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus hanging in your grandparents or parents' home, but what does devotion to the Sacred Heart really mean for our daily lives as Catholic women? Not only are we talking about some amazing promises Christ made to accompany devotion to The Sacred Heart, Emily and I even dive into our favorite depictions of the Sacred Heart and why art is important in your home. If you’re looking for a place of rest in a year where we’ve felt like we’re always waiting for the other shoe to drop, sister, this letter is for you. Topics we talked about in this episode: Emily’s grandfather and how he provided images of the Sacred Heart for Mother Teresa Why 2020 is the perfect year to discover a devotion to the Sacred Heart What it means to enthrone the Sacred Heart in your home and in your life Receiving grace from the Sacred Heart and the sacrament of confession How to prepare our hearts to meet Christ in the final moments of life Resources you should check out after listening to this episode: “Secrets of the Sacred Heart” by Emily Jaminet  - use the code JAMINET for a discount at checkout! Welcome His Heart Pink Salt Riot  use the code CHLOE at checkout for 10% off your order Subscribe to the Letters to Women newsletter so you don’t miss the email exclusive cover reveal!
In today’s episode I’m sitting down with Kim Zember and we’re talking about same-sex attraction, but really this is a conversation about how we can examine our hearts and our lives and make sure that Christ is the the King of our entire life and topple any idols that are standing in the way on our journey back to His heart and the journey to becoming the women he’s created us to be. We also talk about Kim’s work in Ethiopia, and how serving the women and children there has led to deeper healing in her own life. This is a beautiful conversation, and one I cannot wait to share with you. If you’ve ever felt alone in your attraction towards women as a woman, or are looking for resources and advice on how to lovingly support the women in your life who experience same sex attraction, sister, this letter is for you. Topics we talked about in this episode: What inspired Kim to write and publish her story in book form The role that missionary work played in Kim’s story of healing and finding rest What encouraged you to keep seeking the truth instead of taking the advice of trusted people in her life who told her her romantic relationships with women were good How to say “no” to things we put before God in our lives as Catholic women Kim’s advice for loving people you know who experience same-sex attraction What Kim would share with someone who is listening who experiences same sex attraction herself Kim’s work with Overcome, a ministry that supports people who experience same sex attraction and supports their families, as well Resources you should check out after listening to this episode: Kim’s book, “Restless Heart” Unforgotten Faces Overcome Be Rooted Bead Co - use code CHLOE15 for 15% off your purchase. Subscribe to the Letters to Women newsletter so you don’t miss updates about the new Letters to Women book, which is being published by TAN books in early 2021 Subscribe and Review Letters to Women in iTunes Are you subscribed to Letters to Women? If not, you should subscribe today! You don’t want to miss any of the upcoming episodes. Click here to subscribe in iTunes.
In today’s episode, I’m sitting down with Melissa Buchan and we’re talking about her mission to help women and couples better understand their fertility and manage their reproductive health. Some women (myself included!) have received a diagnosis of "unexplained infertility” from their OB-GYN. This frustrating news has seemingly no answers. But Melissa believes that women deserve to understand and discover the root cause behind the infertility they’re experiencing. If you’ve ever wondered if there’s more to this “unexplained infertility” diagnosis and you’re ready for answers, sister, this letter is for you. Topics we talked about in this episode: Melissa’s work as the first Neo Fertility Advisor in the United States Why “unexplained infertility” is actually not a diagnosis How women can learn about their bodies through fertility awareness The connections between body literacy and the ability to embrace the feminine genius in daily life Resources you should check out after listening to this episode: Melissa’s website, Chart Your Fertility Subscribe to the Letters to Women newsletter so you don’t miss updates about the new Letters to Women book, which is being published by TAN books in early 2021
In today’s episode, I’m sitting down with Melissa Maleski and we’re talking about what Saint Pope John Paul II meant when he called women “sentinels of the invisible.” I’ve spent a lot of time researching what Saint Pope John Paul II said and wrote about women and it wasn’t until I read Melissa’s new book that I even heard of the phrase “sentinels of the invisible.” I loved this conversation about the feminine genius in our daily life and the stories of women throughout the life and history of the Catholic Church. If you’ve ever wondered how the Catholic Church has championed the dignity of women and you want to know more about what the feminine genius means for you today, sister, this letter is for you. Topics we talked about in this episode: What Saint Pope John Paul II meant when he called women “sentinels of the invisible” Women’s three inclinations towards protection, illumination, and revelation Saints who inspire Melissa to live out the feminine genius in her daily life Having a disposition to maternity as physical and spiritual mothers Resources you should check out after listening to this episode: Melissa’s new book, “The Supreme Vocation of Women” Cardinal Sarah’s book, “God Or Nothing” Subscribe to the Letters to Women newsletter so you don’t miss updates about the new Letters to Women book, which is being published by TAN books in early 2021
In today’s episode, I’m sitting down with Karna Lozoya and we’re talking about a brand new podcast that she’s hosting: “Crisis: Clergy Abuse in the Catholic  Church.” Karna’s podcast shares about the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church: its origins, characters, causes and reforms. She interviews bishops, survivors, reporters, lawyers, and social workers to help navigate a a systemic problem that has plagued the Catholic Church. Conversations about this topic are challenging but absolutely necessary in a journey towards healing - and Karna navigates those conversations with grace and the feminine genius. If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by the reality of sex abuse within the Catholic Church and don’t know where to look to find the whole story, sister, this letter is for you. Topics we talked about in this episode: A new podcast that Karna is hosting called “Crisis: Clergy Abuse in the Catholic Church” Listening to and honoring the stories of sexual abuse survivors Why we should keep having conversations about sex abuse, even though it’s challenging How to support people who have suffered sexual abuse at the hands of clergy Resources you should check out after listening to this episode: “Crisis: Clergy Abuse in the Catholic Church” Subscribe to the Letters to Women newsletter so you don’t miss updates about the new Letters to Women book, which is being published by TAN books in early 2021 Subscribe and Review Letters to Women in iTunes Are you subscribed to Letters to Women? If not, you should subscribe today! You don’t want to miss any of the upcoming episodes. Click here to subscribe in iTunes.
In today’s episode, I’m sitting down with Amanda Zurface and we’re exploring her work as a canon lawyer, her mission as a spiritual director, and how to find joy in your daily life. My favorite part of our time together was her three incredible tips for ways to find joy in your daily life - including an ingenious novena-style journaling exercise that I’m diving into over the next nine days - and you can join me over on Instagram - you can find me @Chloe.Langr. If you’ve ever wondered if looking into spiritual direction is the next step in your spiritual journey, and you’re seeking joy in your daily life, sister, this letter is for you.
In today’s episode, I’m sitting down with Emily Lehman and we’re exploring the historical background surrounding the idea that we shouldn’t care about what we wear as women. This conversation made me think back to my undergrad days when I was studying history. It’s so important to remember that the reality of our current situation as Catholic women doesn’t exist in a bubble - there are so many historical events and religious schools of thoughts that have impacted the way we think today. I can’t wait to share this episode with you! If you’ve believed the lie that the right outfit doesn’t matter, or have beat yourself up for caring about your appearance, sister, this letter is for you.
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