So, just recently it was time to fly down to the EWTN network in Irondale, Alabama to film the series along with my five guests. When I arrived to "my" house which is provided by EWTN to stay while filming, I immediately noticed the set for the show which was all ready to go. I took a moment to admire the little special touches.
After setting my bags down and thanking Jerry, EWTN's driver, I went directly next door to another EWTN house to meet up with the first four of my guests who had already arrived. Lots of hugs and excitement ensued and then we all headed through the back yard and up to the EWTN chapel to pray in thanksgiving for this opportunity to serve Catholic moms through the series and in anticipation of the filming we would be doing the following day.
We then headed over to my house so I could show my lovely guests the sweet set I had recently discovered.
I love the Our Lady of Guadalupe image on my set. It was one of the "props" I had requested. My first guest would be Lisa Mladinich. Lisa and I chatted about "The Skinny of Catholic Fashion."
|Lisa Maladinich getting ready|
|Chatting about fashion and modesty|
|"The Skinny of Catholic Fashion"|
If you look closely, you'll see a photo of my family on the left on the counter.
|A few minor adjustments|
|Okay, the dishes are all done!|
|My next guest, Marge Fenelon|
Discussing "Kids and the Culture."
After Mass, we enjoyed lunch at St. Clare's dining room before filming later in the day.
|Lisa Maladinich, me, Woodeene Koenig-Bricker, Marge Fenelon, and Lisa Hendey|
|Me, Woodeene, Marge, and Lisa Hendey. Lisa M. had to fly back to NY.|
|My third guest, Lisa Hendey|
We discuss "Upholding Dignity through Contradictions"
|Woodeene Koenig-Bricker and I discuss "Going it Alone" about single motherhood.|
|My producer, Jill Sanders, and director Fred, and cameraman Mike |
at the end of a long day.
That afternoon Karen Edmisten arrived. The following morning she gets a little powder before our show.
|Karen Edmisten and I discuss "Dealing with Loss through Miscarriage."|
|Blessed to be Fr. Mitch's guest on the EWTN Live show that evening.|
|The following morning I was honored to once again be Doug Keck's guest on EWTN's Bookmark show.|
We discuss two of my books. It will air on June 9, 2013 (air times on my website: www.donnacooperoboyle.com )
May God bless mothers everywhere and may we all reach up in prayer to Mother Mary who will certainly bring us closer to her Son Jesus.