FoC 015: This Painful, Beautiful Life with Karen Edmisten



We are so thrilled to have the wonderful Karen Edmisten with us on the show today talking about miscarriage, writing, marriage, conversion, books, homeschooling, and more. Karen is a writer and has authored several wonderful books. She’s also a wife, mother, and convert to Catholicism.

Karen has been one of our favorite bloggers for years, so getting to chat with her was a dream come true. You can check out her blog: Karen Edmisten.

We highly recommend all of Karen’s books including The Rosary: Keeping Company with Mary and Jesus, Through the Year with Mary: 365 ReflectionsAfter Miscarriage, and her latest Deathbed Conversions: Finding Faith at the Finish Line.

Things we talked about today:

Karen’s article: A Good Catholic Family

Elizabeth Ministry

What we’ve been reading:

Catholic by Choice by Richard Cole

Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset

A Year of No Sugar: A Memoir by Eve Schaub

Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham

Abandonment to Divine Providence by Jean-Pierre de Caussade

In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden

Deep Conversion, Deep Prayer by Fr. Thomas Dubay

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

Les Miserables by Victory Hugo

Catherine of Siena by Sigrid Undset

Lent and Easter Wisdom from G.K. Chesterton

Lent and Easter Wisdom from St. Benedict

To connect with Karen:

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6 thoughts on “FoC 015: This Painful, Beautiful Life with Karen Edmisten”

  1. Many, many thanks for this episode – especially the miscarriage portion. It’s been 6 yrs since my husband and I dealt with a late miscarriage, but I found myself nodding, crying, and feeling so very encouraged by this discussion. I LOVE the idea of a “Remembrance Mass,” Karen, & I look forward to bringing this idea to our pastor. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, story, experience, and heart here, Karen! Many blessings to you all.

    1. Jennifer, thanks for taking the time to listen and comment, and I am so very sorry about your loss! If you’d like any more information about starting a Remembrance Mass (or a miscarriage ministry) in your parish, let me know. You can email me at karen (dot) edmisten (@)

      Blessings to you!

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