Patty Schneier is a life-long Catholic, housewife, and mother of three from the Archdiocese of St. Louis. She and her husband Larry are active members of their parish, where Patty is a cantor at Sunday Mass. Since October 2003, Patty has been speaking at parishes and Catholic Conferences across the United States, sharing her personal testimony “Prove It, God!”… And He Did.
Using song, scripture, and writings from her journal, Patty shares the story of her challenge to God and His daily response. The results were life changing! Her conversion marks the beginning of a totally new life in Christ, a renewed marriage, and a ministry in public speaking. In 2007, Bishop Paul Zipfel sent 25,000 copies of her testimony to every Catholic household in the diocese of Bismarck, ND , and in June 2013, it was distributed nationwide as the “CD of the Month” for Lighthouse Catholic Media. With additional talks written specifically for teens, parents, women’s groups, and priests, Patty gives witness to the beauty of the Church’s teachings and her love of the Catholic Faith.
Patty has been a guest on various Catholic Radio shows, including Covenant Network, Ave Maria Radio, and Catholic Answers Live. From 2007-2008, she was host of the radio show, Ask the Archbishop, heard on Covenant Network with Cardinal (then, Archbishop) Raymond Burke. Her story has been featured in Family Foundations Magazine and is included in the book Set Free To Love: Lives Changed by the Theology of the Body. Patty’s presentations on a variety of Catholic topics are available through Lighthouse Catholic Media, One More Soul, and St. Joseph Radio.
Patty’s new book, Love Letters from Mom on What Matters Most, is a compilation of personal letters written to her three children as they mature into adulthood and venture out on their own. Without preaching or scolding, she candidly discusses the joys of living a faith-filled life, what it means to be a Catholic in the world today, and why it matters. It is a book to inspire and encourage all mothers and their children – no matter what their age – to live for Christ, to strive for holiness, and desire Heaven.
In 2015, Patty was the keynote speaker at the very first Women in the New Evangelization Conference for the Archdiocese of Minneapolis-St. Paul. She was featured in a Family Hour DVD entitled The Parent’s Mission: Passing on the Faith, produced by the Apostolate for Family Consecration. Patty received the Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Excellence in Communication Award from the Archdiocese of St. Louis and was named 2015 St. Paul Woman of the Year by the St. Louis Executive Board of the Daughters of St. Paul for her work in evangelization.
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