About Us

We are the 5Sparrows Community, known in ordinary life as the Schluenderfritz family. Our community’s name is a reference to Luke 12:6.

Are not five sparrows sold for two small coins? Yet not one of them has escaped the notice of God. Even the hairs of your head have all been counted. Do not be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows. —LUKE 12:6-7

Our members are Ted, Rachel, Malcolm, Timothy, Theodore, and Lucy. Ted is one of the illustrators for the site. Some of you may be familiar with his illustration and design work. Ted has illustrated several books, including Portrait of the Son by Josephine Nobisso, The Old and New Series by Maura Roan McKeegan, and The Attic Saint by Tim Drake. He is also the art director for Living Faith Kids and Gilbert Magazine. He was art director for Catholic Digest until it ceased publication in 2020. The rest of us write articles, create puzzles, illustrate features, and develop concepts for the site.

We are committed to producing this website for many reasons. We really enjoy working together as a family on this project, and we hope that it will bring joy and help to other families. In addition, four of us have serious health conditions. This makes it difficult for us to do much “work in the vineyard.” This website is a blessing because it allows even “the weak” to participate.

If you find this website valuable in any way and have the means to do so, we hope you will support us with a simple donation or a monthly pledge. We’d like to offer it free to those who can’t afford to financially support this project. Producing this site, however, does take time and resources. In the future, we’d like to add even more: interactive features, more content, audio recordings for the stories, etc.

If you donate to us, we promise to steward your gifts wisely. Our family attempts to live a Franciscan lifestyle. Our surplus money is given to the poor. Eventually, we’d like to turn our basement into a hospitality house for those in need. To do so, we need funding for necessary repairs and modifications. So if you support us, you will be helping not only our family but other families as well. 

Whether you can afford to give or not, we pray daily for all of you. We’d love to hear your comments and suggestions. Welcome to our family!

You can sign up for free. A free membership will give you access to all the content. If you are able to do so, however, we ask that you financially support this project. You can do so by giving a one-time donation or signing up to give a recurring monthly donation at one of the levels below.

Free Membership


Patron Options

By becoming a patron, you’re signing up for a recurring donation to support our project.

$5 a month: Stable Foundation


$7 a month: Sturdy Floors


$10 a month: Windows of Light


$15 a month: Entryways


$20 a month: Protecting Roof


One time donation

This option won’t register you for access to the site. For access, use the free membership option.

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