FoC 043: Real Talk about Conversion with Ginny Sheller


We’ve been fans of Ginny Sheller’s blog, Small Things, for ages and were so thrilled to meet her in real life last summer.  Ginny is a Catholic homeschooling mom to seven (almost eight!) and her family lives in a 200-year-old farm house on six acres. She’s just fantastic and we know you’re going to love this conversation with her. We keep it real in this episode!

Ginny shared her conversion story and we talked about young children in Mass, what it’s like having a large family, and the power of the sacraments in today’s episode. So grab a cup of tea and join us!

Links for this episode:

Ginny’s conversion story from Small Things

Christy’s Survival Skills for Mass with Kids

Christy’s post: Sometimes the Sacraments Are All a Mom Has

Haley’s 27 Books for Your Mass Bag and How My Kids Didn’t Ruin Mass 

Books we talked about:

By What Authority: An Evangelical Discovers Catholic Tradition by Mark Shea

A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken

How to connect with Ginny:

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5 thoughts on “FoC 043: Real Talk about Conversion with Ginny Sheller”

  1. I just wanted to say THANK YOU to Christy, Haley and Ginny for being honest about dealing with little kids in Mass and that sometimes you need to not bring all of your kids to Mass. My husband is deployed right now, and going to mass alone with my one and three year old has ended in tears for all of us, and with more time spent in the vestibule than the pew. Our parish has a nursery, so I’m going to start leaving the one year old there so the three year old and I can actually attend mass. I have been feeling SO GUILTY about this decision. Hearing you three talk honestly about it and say that you just need to do what you have to do to be able to take advantages of the graces you receive at mass had me in tears while I was listening. Thank you.

    1. Bless you! Every time I have to take the kids to Mass solo it’s SO hard I think of all the military wives and single moms out there doing it solo every week.

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