Springtime of Hope
Patty Schneier Biography

Patty Schneier is a housewife and mother of three children from the Archdiocese of St. Louis. She and her husband Larry have been married for 17 years and are active members of St. Ferdinand Parish, where Patty is the music cantor. For the past two years, Patty has been speaking at Catholic Conferences and parishes 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! Now, this CD is changing the lives of many Catholics: (Upon hearing Prove It, God!... And He Did, the diocese of Phoenix, Arizona ordered 600 copies to be distributed through their Office of Marriage and Family Life.)

As a former high school teacher, Patty also has a heart and a passion for teens. She travels to high schools, youth groups, and teen retreats, sharing her pro-life, chastity talk True Love-How Will I Know? Her message, based on John Paul IIís Theology of the Body, is a message of hope for teens who want to know the truth about love.

"The power of Patty Schneierís witness comes from the fact that she is an ordinary wife and mom with an extraordinary passion for the good news of Catholic teaching on life, love and sexuality. This is not your ordinary, pious chastity talk. Patty says it like it is with contemporary flair, directness and compassion." Christopher West, Fellow, Theology of the Body Institute.

Most recently, Patty has written a talk for priests, deacons and seminarians entitled Reaching the Cafeteria Catholic. This talk has been well received at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary and several deanery meetings with priests in the St. Louis Archdiocese.

"This is a masterpiece. I read it with great enthusiasm. We need to have her speak to priests all over the nation." Father Tony Dittmer, Bloomington, Illinois

Patty has been featured in Family Foundations Magazine, she has been a guest on Catholic radio stations, and her work is published by One More Soul.

Read comments that Bishop Robert Vasa of the Diocese of Baker in Oregon made in an article in The Catholic Sentinel, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Portland and the Diocese of Baker The Mind and Heart of Bishop Vasa