GIVEAWAY: Catholic Sistas Wants to Say Thanks a Million!

I knew I wanted to do something nice for our one year anniversary from the beginning. For the past two months, I’ve been asking around to see who would like to donate some goodies for our giveaway. And it grew and grew and grew and…well, you get the idea. What a collection we’ve got! Hold onto your hats. You haven’t seen a giveaway like this before.

It’s amazing what people will donate when you twist their arm – and wrestle them until they call “uncle.” But I digress.

The following donations are a collection by friends, IRL and online, who have helped support Catholic Sistas this past year, both directly and through prayer. I am a sucker for Catholic books and authors and want to see more Catholic fiction written, particularly for our young adults. Consider patronizing these authors by clicking through to purchase some of their other works, please and thank you. 










ONE copy of Waking Rose {signed} by author Regina Doman

Our family has been a fan of Regina’s for quite some time. We have almost all her books and my teenaged daughter has enjoyed all of the fairy tale series. She was even excited to get a signed copy of Black as Night from Grandma who met Regina at a book signing a couple of years ago. Waking Rose is a great book choice not just for young adults, but the young at heart, too. You will become an instant fan of Regina Doman and no doubt want to collect the rest of the books in this great series.


ONE copy of  Sex, Style & Substance {signed} by book contributor Jennifer Fulwiler 

Description: Who is to say who the authentic Catholic woman is?

And how do the perils and pitfalls of modern society impact that vision?

Here is a fresh look at life from the perspective of ten Catholic women who live in the spotlight of the Internet — ten bloggers who keep it real every day with their personal posts relating their triumphs, trials, and temptations for all to see.

In the same way, nothing is off limits in Style, Sex, & Substance. Each of these women brings a refreshingly open and humorous perspective to growing in faith and improving their relationship with Christ.

Enjoy real stories, real struggles, and best of all, real faith and trust that God will bring out the best in all circumstances — whether in the family room, the bedroom, or at work.

Contributors include:
Hallie Lord, editor
Jennifer Fulwiler
Danielle Bean
Rachel Balducci
Simcha Fisher
Anna Mitchell
Barbara Nicolosi
Rebecca Teti
Elizabeth Duffy
Karen Edmisten


ONE copy of If Protestantism is True {signed} by author and contributor Devin Rose

Description: What if Protestantism were true?

That’s the question Rose takes up and explores. Each argument assumes Protestantism is true and then attempts to make sense of Christian history and theology based on that assumption. In this way, he presents a series of intelligible and compelling arguments for the Catholic Church’s claim to be the Church that Christ founded.

Catholics will learn to defend their faith, and Protestants will be challenged to answer the toughest questions about the roots of their beliefs.


ONE copy of Bless Me, Father, For I Have Kids {signed} by author Susie Lloyd


The uninterrupted life is not worth living

Got questions about Catholic family life? You’ve come to the right place! As a lifelong Catholic, devoted wife, diligent homeschooler, and mother of seven, Susie Lloyd knows lots of people who just might have the answers for you. Susie herself is too busy to give advice: busy giving home haircuts and finding missing socks; busy teaching her teen girls to drive, cook, and diagram sentences; busy praying for divine protection while she races off to church (late) in her full-size van. But every so often, Susie finds a few moments to share the wit and wisdom she’s gleaned from:

Teaching her kids about the Facts of Life Somewhere there must be a book which can aid me in my duty. In it there would be many pages devoted to birds, bees, and flowers. None involving kegs and station wagons.

Quelling her teen girls’ phobias Top of the list is frumpophobia: fear of being seen in a skirt when every other teen at the party, except the statue of Mary, will be in jeans. It gets worse if your dad thinks it would be lovely not only to wear the skirt but a veil as well.

Handing on Catholic customs When I was small, my mother taught me to say a Hail Mary whenever I heard an ambulance. It’s really a beautiful habit and habit is the word — I don’t know how many people I’ve prayed for whose car alarm was going off.

Getting older Some people tell me I could be my teen’s older sister. These people are usually 103 years old and wear their glasses hanging from a chain. But I’ll take it.

Strangers who question the size of her family What’s funny is, the people who call you nuts really expect you to act sane, and not like this: Nuts? Children, would one of you be a good girl and get the gun out of Mommy’s diaper bag?

Enduring her children’s music lessons Piano recitals are a time-honored way of gaining a plenary indulgence, provided we hold no attachment to murdering the piano teacher.

Joing a homeschool co-op None of us wanted to quit homeschooling; we just wanted somebody else to do it for us.

As she did in her beloved first book, Please Don’t Drink the Holy Water, in these pages Susie Lloyd will charm and edify you with her offbeat — but always pitch-perfect — take on the joys and challenges of raising a Catholic family in today’s world.


ONE copy of Stealing Jenny {signed} by author Ellen Gable

Description: After three heartbreaking miscarriages, Tom and Jenny Callahan are happily anticipating the birth of their sixth child. A neighbor, however, is secretly hatching a sinister plot which will find Jenny and her unborn baby fighting for their lives.

“Stealing Jenny is a gripping novel filled with engaging characters, a compelling mystery and a message which underscores the precious dignity of life. I literally couldn’t put it down and give Stealing Jenny my highest recommendation.”

-Lisa M. Hendey, author of “A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms”

“Ellen Gable is a masterful storyteller.Stealing Jenny is a smoothly written, chilling tale of gripping suspense. There are terrifying moments and heart-wrenching moments. Catholic faith and hope are tested. Above all, the sacredness and privilege of precious new life is made indisputably evident I never wanted it to end!”

-Therese Heckenkamp, author, Past Suspicion

“This is a novel that should come with a warning label! Stealing Jenny will keep you on the edge of your seat and probably destroy your sleep pattern as you stay up to find out what happens.”

-Sarah Reinhard, author, “Welcome Baby Jesus: Advent and Christmas Reflections for Families”


ONE bundled book The Princess and The Kiss with audio CD & Life Lessons {signed} by author Jennie Bishop

Description of The Princess and The Kiss: A loving king and queen present their daughter with a gift from God – her first kiss – to keep or to give away. The wise girl waits for the man who is worthy of her precious gift. Where is he and how will she ever find him? The surprising answer in this marvelous parable will touch the heart of parent and child alike.The Princess and the Kiss beautifully portrays the ageless message that “love… comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith” (1 Timothy 1:5)

Description of Life Lessons: Picking up where “Princess and the Kiss” left off, this easy-to-use devotional covers biblical teaching on purity, relationships and God’s plans for marriage (or singleness) with your child in a non-threatening and age-appropriate way.

You and your daughter can build a godly heritage with these short, practical, life-changing studies and activities.


ONE Catholic Mom shopping bag that consists of two books, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and and brand new release O Radiant Dawn: 5-Minute Prayers Around the Advent Wreath, both {signed} by author Lisa Hendey 

Lisa M. Hendey of Catholic Mom congratulates Catholic Sistas!


ONE bundled soft CD case and 5 audio CDs: 5 Virtues All Catholic Parents Should Pass On To Their  Children, Marriage Insurance, The Holy Eucharist, Catholic 5 – Non-negotiable Issues: Defending the Catholic Conscience ::includes bonus disc on the HHS Mandate, and Your Catholic Faith: Learn It, Live It, Love It (…and you’ll never Leave IT!) {signed} by Father Rocky of Relevant Radio

Father Rocky is the Executive Director of Relevant Radio and host of the popular program, Go Ask Your Father.


ONE Large Black Soft Tulle Triangle Mantilla by Veils by Lily

New Soft Tulle Collection

We are happy to introduce the new Soft Tulle Collection, made with one of the finest laces available.
Currently available in white and black, each veil has a delightful softness and drapes beautifully.


ONE Medium White Soft Tulle Almondine Mantilla by Veils by Lily


ONE – one year subscription to Radiant Magazine

Relatively new to the magazine world, this amazing magazine offers a wonderful and refreshing change to the secular magazine choices for our Catholic teen girls. From the Radiant Magazine website – Radiant is a chic, classy Catholic magazine distributed nationally to women ages 15-27. It features Catholic news & articles on issues affection young women today: health, beauty, politics, love, style and difficult life circumstances. If you haven’t heard of them before, have a look at some of their previous issues and consider a subscription for yourself or those awesome formidable teen gals and young adults in your life.


TWO Knit crochet baby hats by Nat’s Niche

newborn size

(can be used for daily wear but can also be used as photo-props)

Girl {right} – knitted pixie cap with venetian lace and leather

Boys {left} – crochet cap with leather and wooden buttons

Both made with wool/acrylic yarn.


THREE Custom pro-life rosaries and rosary holders

Seen here are only two of the rosary holders and two of the rosaries above.

This giveaway prize involves THREE SETS of one pro-life rosary and one clay rosary holder. In other words, there will be three winners who will each win one rosary and a rosary holder.

The pro-life rosaries are made by Chee Hart of Unique Rosaries for Mary and they are hand strung crystal and bead rosaries.  The ones donated for the giveaway are a special pro-life design.

You can find Chee on Etsy, her Facebook fan page, or her blog.

The clay rosary holders are handmade pottery by Donna of Donnabelle on Etsy. You can also find her on her Facebook fan page.

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 TWO custom Catholic Sistas bottles of wine courtesy of founder Martina and our friends at Personal Wine







This giveaway includes:

ONE bottle of 2010 Viva de los Andes Cabernet AND ONE bottle of 2010 Viva de los Andes Sauvignon Blanc.

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108 Replies to “GIVEAWAY: Catholic Sistas Wants to Say Thanks a Million!”

  1. Nice giveaway…next time can I be a part of it? You won’t even have to twist my arm to give away some Catholic craft kits. =)

  2. I’ve enjoy the wide variety of interesting topics with a Catholic twist. It’s wonderful knowing the breadth of others who share my faith. Congratulations on your first year Sistas!

  3. A new subscriber in the last 30 days or so. Have enjoyed all of the postings. I just can’t begin to say how much I appreciate having such a great resource of Catholic information, prayers, and now a huge contest! WOW. Congrats and be blest in your ministry!

  4. I can’t believe this blog is a year old. I think I came to it from Conversion Diary and loved it right away. I like that there’s a rotation of writers and there’s a good article to read every day of the week. Thanks for your work ladies!

  5. Boooo! Only open to US residents! I really really wish all the blogs I followed were not in the US because I never get to enter anything. Oh well.

  6. I am so grateful for this site. Before finding it, I was constantly frustrated by the advice and “support” given by secular parenting and marriage blots. The writers on CS are a breath of fresh air. Thank you and congratulations on your first year!

  7. So happy to have found your beautiful blog! My daughter is nuts about the Regina Doman books, so I’d love to give her a signed copy of Waking Rose.

  8. I have really enjoyed Catholic Sistas for so many reasons. The posts have been more often than not on topics that I can relate to, as a convert and a mom and a wife, etc. Thank you for this and for the amazing example that the Sistas are for so many of us!!

  9. You folks are AWESOME! I love reading every single entry that comes through, as much as I can. You are an inspiration to all Catholic women seeking humor, wisdom, and guidance in their lives from like-minded friends of the Lord. Thank you!!

  10. It is like having a friend at my computer! It is great to be able to read the heart of like-minded strong Catholic woman.

  11. I just started following Catholic Sistas a few months ago, and it has been such an encouraging experience! I have learned so much, and it’s great to know that I’m not alone 🙂

  12. i have loved having such a variety of topics to read. from politics, to nfp, to litanys, to family life it’s just always a good read.

  13. I love this blog! There always seems to be something relevant that I can apply to my life.

  14. Over the last year I have enjoyed the articles and perspectives of so many of the women on here. I look forward to the next year’s treasures.

  15. Happy First Anniversary Catholic Sistas! I can’t believe it’s been a year already since I first stumbled upon your blog (via a friend, thanks Stephanie!) I have been hooked ever since because it’s such a breath of fresh air to read. God bless your work and thank you for your love and dedication to your readers. May you celebrate MANY more!

  16. I love the variety of articles by REAL Catholic women, down in the “trenches” of life, work, parenting, etc!

  17. I love this blog and wait for the daily post to hit my email- so the raffle is icing on the cake!

  18. I have really enjoyed the reality and honesty of the bloggers. It makes my life seem a little less abnormal…like we are all in this together…cheesy, but true 🙂

  19. Great page! I was viewing your posts via a friends newsfeed but look forward to being more involved in the future.

  20. What I have loved about Catholic Sistas is the articles that help me to grow in my understanding of others. To have empathy for the crosses that they have to bear. The articles on Catholic Sistas help me grow spiritually as a Catholic Christian. Thank you for this wonderful year.

  21. I was so excited when I found Catholic Sistas. I love the wide range of topics. It’s so encouraging, and uplifting, to have a place to come, to hear from like-minded Catholic women.

  22. I have enjoyed learning about the Catholic Faith. As someone who just entered the Church this past Easter, I still have so much to learn!

  23. I’m a big fan of the contraceptive entries written. 🙂

    SO psyched about some of these prizes.

    Congrats on your anniversary, ladies! Many, many more!

  24. Hi! Just found you via facebook! Awesome blog! Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

  25. I’ve enjoyed every thing about CS!!! It’s been so comforting to read posts by fellow Catholic women about the issues that I deal with regularly. Some of the most memorable posts have been about struggles we go through silently, and seldom discuss out loud with others. It’s so great to have that “I’m not alone in this” feeling. Thanks, CS!! <3

  26. I’m so glad that I found you! Your blog has introduced me to so many other great Catholic sites–I really appreciate you!

  27. Stumbled across this blog by accident a few months ago and have been enjoying it ever since!

  28. It is wonderful to have a Catholic corner on the net and for the world to know Catholicism isn’t just for Grandma

  29. I’ve enjoyed FINDING this blog! As someone starting RCIA this fall, it’s been a great joy to read all of the different posts and to have blogs like this to read while on my journey.

  30. Catholic Sistas is really great to have someone to turn to in this world. They are real people living their face and helping others to do the same. It’s a real inspiration. Thank you!

  31. I’m fairly new to reading this blog, but have really enjoyed the articles I’ve read so far & look forward to more!

  32. I have only recently found Catholic Sistas. I find interesting articles a couple of times a week. It is nice to have a Catholic site that espouse truly Catholic views.

  33. awesome give away. and CATHOLIC SISTA wine?! i’m all over that. I need a bottle to drink with my nun friend when she comes home 🙂

  34. Just discovered you and looking forward to lots of new ideas for myself and to share with my Catholic Moms group!

  35. I’ve enjoyed the honesty from CS in the few months I’ve been reading, and the stories from real women who are on similar journeys as I am. The bloggers here inspire me to be a better Catholic woman, wife, and mother!

  36. I just found this website from a friend on facebook. I absolutely love it! I love being able to connect with other Catholic women.
    God bless!

  37. I love CS’s clear explanations of Catholic doctrine, they’re really helpful for explaining things to non-Catholics.

  38. I’ve just found this site, but I’m looking forward to seeing all of the great things to come in your second year!

  39. I’m new to your blog. I hopped over to check you all out after Lisa Hendey tweeted about you. I like how you aren’t shy about incorporating your faith into your blog. It’s inspiring!

  40. I have just discovered CS this past week via Pinterset and I am always looking for new avenues to enrich my faith and daily prayer as well as teaching the faith to my children and plan to use this site as a part of my arsenal of FAITH! 🙂

  41. These are some fantastic raffle prizes! Good imagination, GREAT taste, and generous offer.

  42. How I want those beautiful veils! Pray, pray, pray! I love hearing stories of people who struggle just like me, it inspires me to do better!

  43. I have enjoyed how you tell it like it is. You help us Catholic women stay on the right path and avoid the temptation of mainstream media.

  44. Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary! Your blog writers are very talented and well spoken women of God.

  45. I just discovered Catholic Sistas via Relevant Radio! I’ve especially enjoyed the posts regarding NFP.

  46. I only recently found this blog through another Catholic friend, but it is so nice to see things discussed clearly and with faith.

  47. This is my favorite Catholic site these days! I try to read every article because I know there is something in there God would want me to know. Thanks for much!

  48. Reading this blog is like having an older sister to guide me through the rough spots of being Catholic in a secular works and also rejoice with me about how awesome our faith is!

  49. I often can relate to this blog and appreciate how candid the women are about sharing life experiences. I am grateful to know of the many women out there who “walk the talk” of our Catholic faith.

  50. This is actually my first visit – a friend posted a link on FB, but I am happy to have found this blog! I’m a Catholic mom and love to read blogs, so this looks like a perfect place to land!

  51. Biggest blessing has been getting to know so many lovely ladies inside and out! It is so helpful to have other ladies to make this journey with

  52. I have learned SO much from this blog. I especially loved the article on how to handle a child coming out as gay. It was so gentle yet firm in belief. There have been MANY very great articles.

  53. I just found your blog a few months ago. It has been lovely to read the differing perspectives from the faithful Catholic women who write here.

  54. I’m new to your website AND Catholocism, so this has been a great spot for enouragement and education in my faith. Thank you so much. I really look forward to my cup of coffee and Catholic Sista’s in the morning!

  55. I read Catholic Sistas almost daily! Not sure how long ago I discovered you – but I can always find great information, a moving story, or faith formation here! Keep up the great work!! 1 million hits and 1 year — amazing!

  56. What I love about this site is that in one place I can find so many different perspectives on issues that affect everyone, in a manner that is faithful to Catholic teachings.

  57. I love seeing life through the eyes of so many different Catholic women! Seeing how they deal with the everyday things and the big moral dilemmas. And seeing how they keep their faith at the center of everything.

  58. Thanks for all you do, ladies, and for this great giveaway! It’s been extremely nice to know that at least one thing that pops up on my facebook page each day will be orthodox and relevant to my life. 😉

  59. I was directed over here from Devin Rose’s blog and will be adding you to my list of “must read” blogs. Seeing as I’m new, I have no favorite moment from the past year, but I will certainly be looking at old posts that peak my interest. I’m particularly interested in marriage/family related posts.

  60. I always find something relevant to my life as a Catholic stay at mama. I love the marriage/family posts!

  61. I have been encouraged by the faith and passion shared! May God’s hand be ever guiding you!

  62. Coming to Catholic Sistas is always a highlight of my day, but the posts that I cherish most are the personal experiences of the contributors that remind me that we are not alone in our struggles (or blessings!).

    That, and the posts with quips about large families. Love it!

  63. LOVE!! 😀

    (Although I’m bummed I’m living in a “no wine to be shipped” state, sigh).

  64. As a Protestant, I have found the insight into Catholicism to be quite educational……plus, I just LUV Martina…..we have kiddos that are SUPER close in age so her thoughts and insights are GREAT!

  65. Got to say I started reading regularly after reading your article, ‘I have a say…Cecile Richards does NOT speak for me. Here comes the Catholic Church!’ It is so refreshing to see other Catholic ladies dealing with real life problems and still keeping the faith.

  66. I have been encouraged by hearing other Catholic women share life experiences and perspectives. Thank you!

  67. I have enjoyed reading posts by real women, some of which I have met through friends in my own parish. It seems every time I am pondering a topic, I will see it discussed here, so glad to have other Catholic women’s perspectives on issues I face in daily life.

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