About

Patti Maguire Armstrong is a correspondent for Our Sunday Visitor newspaper and the National Catholic Register, and works in marketing for Teresa Tomeo Communications. She is an award-winning author and was the managing editor and co-author of Ascension Press’ bestselling Amazing Grace series. Her latest books are: Big Hearted: Inspiring Stories From Everyday Families and Dear God, You Can’t Be Serious. She has appeared on EWTN, Catholic TV, Fox & Friends, and numerous radio programs across the country. Patti studied a year of journalism at University of Detroit, has a B.A. in social work and an M.A. in public administration, and worked in both those fields before staying home to work as a freelance writer. She and her husband met in the Peace Corps in the Marshall Islands, Micronesia. They now live in North Dakota where they are still raising the tail end of their 10 children.


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  1. Great web site! Thank you so much for sending me the link Patti. I am going to sen it to my friends and priests I know!

    Blessings~
    Lisa

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  2. Hello Mrs. Armstong

    Do you know something about Patricia Margaret Devlin? I read her amazing book "Light of love". Is she alive? Will she publish a new book soon? God bless her.

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    1. I belie she is still alive. I know someone who is friends with her. Queenship Publishing has published a couple of her books, so check with them if she has anything else coming up. God bless you too.

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  3. I had a very similar thing happen as Joy in her story about the car catastrophe. It was around 20 years ago, my 9 yr. old lept from the back seat and put the car in park, saving me and his brother from being run over and his baby sister and himself in car from rolling down a steep hill. I would love Joy to hear this. That son is now in need of much prayer and a miracle. Thank you for the powerful story. Praying for her continued strength and healing. Sharon -www.savebabies-savesouls.blogspot.com sharoncecil2005@yahoo.com

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  4. I would like to get back in touch with Joy. A messaged a lady on FB that I think is her. I'll pass on your message if I can get a hold of her. What a powerful story of your 9-year-old saving you and his siblings. Praise God!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Hi Patti, I appreciate your remarks on defending priests, but it also puts me in mind of another question: Why we are always on the defensive??
    Why don't we tell the world the work we do to help the sick and poor throughout the world, the schools and hospitals we've built everywhere, even in Muslim countries, our scientists, our architecture, the role Christianity has had in building the West and the Rest? Let’s show the world that we are a big loving family that they would want to be a part of. Showing the love and care we give should be many into our family. Certainly on the defensive has done the oppistie. This isn't a criticism of you, it's more of a suggestion to a Catholic writer.
    No more defense.

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  6. Thank you, Luke and Patti, for writing and posting the nice review of Rome and the Vatican - Guide 4 Pilgrims. Your kind words are greatly appreciated. Best wishes for happy, holy and healthy travels!

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  7. Hi Patti, It was a delight to meet you at Virginia's home in Bismarck, never dreamed I would meet you in person and so was quite tongue tied. We immediately went to Rainbow book store and bought your children books and what a delight to read! Thank you for the inspiration that you are to so many families. I come from a large family. Congratulations on your family, God has blessed you and us.
    Diane

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    1. Hi Diane, You are so sweet! What a pleasure to meet you and an honor to have you buy my children's books. It would be very helpful to me if you could share your positive thoughts on the book on at the publishers website ( http://www.liguori.org/dear-god-you-can-t-be-serious.html) and also on Amazon.com. BTW, I pray daily for everyone who has my books.

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  8. Happy Thanksgiving Patti

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  9. Just stumbled upon your website today. Very interesting things you have here. Thank you for your work. BTW, I read the "Divorce Parties. . . " entry and noticed that the last reader entry was not, uh, very Christian -- spells and such, IIRC. You may want to check on that.

    God bless you, your family and your work.
    Dan

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  10. Ms. Armstrong, Just read your article on Exorcism in the NCR. Great article! Some time ago I had written an article for myself about the devil and how its influence impacts our individual efforts today. We have some common thoughts. I'd like to send you a copy if I may. May I also send you a copy of a book I wrote about a conversation I had with my Gaurdian Angel? I called him "George."

    We need more of what you wrote to be available in the public square so keep going.

    Richard

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  11. Thanks, Richard. So many don't realize the devil's influence, but it's dwarfed by the power of God. At this point, I'm very behind with reading books and manuscripts and have a lot of assignments to get done, so I'm not able to add any more manuscripts. What a blessing for you to feel so close to your guardian angel. God bless you!

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    1. A small comment about my Guardian Angel. I was in Moscow, Russia working on a project and began to wonder why I had been given such opportunities. I began a letter exchange with him trying to put him on notice that my being alone in such remote places away from my family was his fault for not guiding me properly. His replies, written of course by me, put me in my place because it was me who made my choices to work all over the world. I ended up with no excuses.

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  12. Hi Patti
    I have just discovered your website I am also the mother of a big family (15)My youngest was diagnosed with a muscle wasting disease
    I'm asking for your prayers please
    Ellen

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    1. I am so sorry! I looked it up because I did not know what it was. I read that it can be treated. I hope this is the case for your child. I will pray for your family.

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