WINE 2018 Summer Book Club

The Friendship Project: The Catholic Woman’s Guide to Making and Keeping Fabulous, Faith-Filled Friends




Friends Reflect

When developing the WINE companion journal for The Friendship Project, 

we thought it would be fun to include reflections on each chapter written by friends.

Our friend-pairs collaborated in their writing and share inspiring, heart-warming, and Spirit-led reflections.

Practicing Prudence

The story of Blessed Jutta and St. Hildegard touched us deeply as we saw the gift of mentorship of another friend in developing our gifts for the Lord.

Although both of us had no training in writing, public speaking or event planning, through the gift of friendship of the other woman God placed in our lives, we were given the tools needed to write two books together, speak to women across the country and help plan and run the Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference which spiritually feeds over 3,000 women annually.

Virtue of Prudence

Through the virtue of prudence and the gift of friendship, we are able to do what God asks us to do, and the burden is not heavy, instead it is light! We read in scripture, (Matthew 11:28-30)

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.”

This is a portion of the inspiring reflection by Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet on the virtue of  Prudence and friendship found in The Friendship Project companion journal, available only through WINE. Purchase here:

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Friendship in Action

How do you and your friend foster the practice of prudence?

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Michele Faehnle is a Catholic author, speaker, registered nurse, wife, and mother. Michele earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 1999 and currently works as a school nurse at St. Andrew School in Upper Arlington. She is the co-author of the bestselling, award-winning Divine Mercy for Moms and The Friendship Project. She is also the co-director of the Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference, the largest Catholic Women’s Conference in the United States with over 4000 attendees each year. (


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Emily Jaminet  is a Catholic author, speaker, radio personality, wife and mother of seven children. She co-authored the award-winning book, Divine Mercy for Moms and The Friendship Project published by Ave Maria Press. She serves on the leadership team of the Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference and blogs at and Emily earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mental Health and Human Services from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. She offers a daily segment called “A Mother’s Moment” on St. Gabriel Catholic Radio and Mater Dei Radio. She and her husband live in Columbus, OH with their 7 children.