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Bonnie Engstrom

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Bonnie Engstrom is a writer, baker, speaker, and homemaker. She, her husband, and their five children live in the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois and her son’s alleged miraculous healing through the intercession of Venerable Fulton J. Sheen is currently being reviewed at the Vatican. She bakes a fantastic chocolate chip cookie and blogs at www.aKnottedLife.com.

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