Meet Contributing Writer – Patti Maguire Armstrong

We are excited to announce another contributing writer – Patti Maguire Armstrong. Patti will be contributing articles to the Integrated Catholic Life eMagazine with a focus on faith and family.

From living a life that ignored Catholic teachings to becoming a Catholic writer and speaker, Patti Maguire Armstrong was transformed after she began to learn and embrace her Catholic faith.   She lives in North Dakota with her husband Mark. They are the parents of ten children, eight boys and two girls, including two adopted AIDS orphans from Kenya.

Patti has degrees in social work and psychology and a master’s in public administration.  She worked in these fields before staying home full-time to raise her children.

Writing began as her hobby.  As a freelance writer, Patti has published more than 400 articles for both secular and religious publications. She has authored 8 books, including: Dear God, I don’t get it! (Bezalel Books), Catholic Truths for Our Children (Scepter Publishers) as a guide to help parents pass on their Catholic faith, and served as the managing editor and co-author of the Catholic best-selling Amazing Grace book series (Ascension Press).

Patti has been a guest on EWTN Television’s “Live” program with Father Mitch Pacwa and twice on Doug Keck’s “Bookmark” program and on Catholic Radio programs around the country.

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About the Author

Deacon Michael Bickerstaff is the Editor in chief and co-founder of the The Integrated Catholic Life.™ A Catholic Deacon of the Roman Rite for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Deacon Bickerstaff is assigned to St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church where he is the Director of Adult Education and Evangelization.

He is a co-founder of the successful annual Atlanta Catholic Business Conference; the Chaplain of the Atlanta Chapter of the Woodstock Theological Center’s Business Conference; and Chaplain of the St. Peter Chanel Faith at Work Business Association and co-founder and Chaplain of the Marriages Are Covenants Ministry, both of which serve as models for similar parish-based ministries.

He and his wife have two adult children, one daughter-in-law and three grandchildren.

NB: The views I express on this site are my own. I am not an official spokesman for either my parish or diocese.

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2 Comments

  1. I’m so glad Patti has joined ICL’s contributing writers staff. She is an inspirational woman!

  2. I couldn’t agree more, Theresa. Our parish purchased quite a few of Patti’s books to place on the reading shelves in the Adoration Chapel. Those who may not be familiar with her writing are in for a treat.

    Deacon Mike

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