About Bill Snyder


Bill is the founder of Patchwork Heart Ministry (patchworkheart.org) a youth and young adult outreach organization that seeks to "sew hope into broken hearts." A Philadelphia native, he holds bachelors degrees in both Theology/Religious Studies and TV/Radio Production from the University of Scranton, PA. Bill is also a leader in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, and challenges young Catholics to be bold witnesses to the Catholic Faith.

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Monkey Business

I’ve known since I was in first grade that my stay in purgatory will probably be quite long (and I believe my reservation at the Suffering Suites hotel is getting longer day by day, but never mind that for now). As I remember, the earliest series of serious and repeated offenses  that sent me toward […]


A Humble Warrior At Bat

I was sitting on a tepid bleacher at Polhman Field in Beloit, Wisconsin on the evening of September 8th, the feast of the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary, watching a Beloit Snappers playoff game. To be honest, although I’d been to Mass earlier in the day, I was paying closer attention to the foul […]


Back to School Shopping

It was always around this time of year that my mom would take us back to school shopping, dedicating one whole day each to myself, my brother and my sister. She would take us on a grand excursion to various malls, office supply shops and department stores so we could get everything we needed, from […]

Heartbeat Pic

The Healing of A Mended Heart

Just over a month ago I underwent open heart surgery; it was the third heart surgery I’ve had and hopefully the last one I’ll need. My previous surgeries happened before I turned two years old, so needless to say I don’t remember them. The scars left by the operations I had as an infant represented […]


Put One Foot In Front of the Other

In a pivotal moment during the stop motion animated film Santa Claus is coming to Town, the humbled and seemingly defeated Winter Warlock exclaims, “I really am a mean and despicable creature at heart you know. It is so difficult to really change.” Kris Kringle’s reaction to that comment is a hearty laugh and the […]