Have you ever wished that there was a Catholic source for good history books and information?
Our family began home educating in 1991 and history very quickly became the center point of our curriculum. We have fallen in love with the study of history as we have learned together as a family. Our desire is to share that love with you! The Connecting with History program came out of our own family's experiences; the successes and struggles of homeschooling seven children.
Tired of wading through non-Catholic history programs, wondering if their books are "safe" for Catholics?
Over the years, we became increasingly frustrated by the mixed bag of history resources and information available from the popular non-Catholic homeschool suppliers. As we studied history together we discovered that history witnesses to the truth and authority of the Catholic Church. Because of this fact, many outside of the Church, sometimes purposely, but often out of ignorance or blindness, have distorted history in order to attack or weaken the Church. History is too often used as a weapon against the Faith! But a proper understanding of history can bring many souls into the fullness of the Faith and strengthen the faith of us all. We personally know of many individuals and families who have entered or re-entered the Catholic Church because of their study of true history.
Do you want to make history interesting and exciting, but don't know how to begin?
We began RC History in the Jubilee Year of 2000 to provide a place for Catholics to find reliable resources for studying history and the Catholic Faith. Our goals are to give you accurate information, excellent service, and books and materials which will enhance your study of history and strengthen your faith as a Catholic family.
Meet Our Family
RC History was founded in 2000 by Ryan and Sonya Romens. We have seven children and we homeschooled for 20 years. Sonya is also the author of the Connecting with History program. Over the years, the family worked together in various capacities to run the business. Time has passed and six of the seven children have moved on to college and careers. Our family has also grown in number with the addition of three sons-in-law, a daughter-in-law, and a beautiful new grandson.
Our daughter, Kate, now works with Sonya, using her talents to create more products, as well as editing new editions of existing products, and running our Pinterest board.
When you call, email or Live Chat, it is Sonya who answers. I wear many, many hats and as the company grows, so do the responsibilities. Family must come first, but I also work very hard to provide quality customer service.
Thanks to our loyal customers, many who have become friends, RC History has grown tremendously in the last few years. From very humble beginnings, we've spread from the US to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and even Asia! The Catholic faith is truly universal and our family is grateful for the opportunity to share God's plan for the history of the world and for each of our personal histories.