Joe & Cathy Garcia-Prats

Joe and Cathy Garcia-Prats Joe and Cathy Garcia-Prats have been married for 33 years and are the proud parents of 10 sons ranging in ages from 13 to 31. They are the authors of Good Families Don't Just happen: What we learned from raising our ten sons and how it can work for you, Good Marriages Don't Just Happen, and What To Do When Your Baby is Premature. Individually and as a couple, they lecture nationally on family, marriage and parenting. They have been guests on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Gayle King Show, American Journal, Home Life, Positively Texas, and Primer Impacto, as well as many local radio and TV talk shows. Feature articles on the Garcia-Prats family have appeared in The Houston Chronicle, The Houston Post, The Dallas Morning News, Becoming Family, and The Ladies' Home Journal, as well as stories in many newspapers throughout the United States. In 1998, the Garcia-Prats family was honored as "Houston Family of the Year" by Family Service Center at their annual "Celebration of Families" luncheon.

Joe is a Professor and practicing neonatologist at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and holds joint appointments in the Department of Pediatrics and Center for Ethics, Medicine and Public Issues. He is originally from El Paso, Texas where he went to Jesuit High School after which he obtained his undergraduate degree at Loyola University New Orleans. He received his medical degree at Tulane Medical School and did his pediatric training and fellowship in neonatology at Baylor College of Medicine. Joe is the 2007 recipient of the Arnold J. Rudolph Lifetime Teaching Award at Baylor College of Medicine.

Cathy is a former first grade teacher and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Loyola University New Orleans. She has served on the board of Directors of The Woman's Hospital of Texas, the Board of The Woman's Hospital Foundation, the St. Francis de Sales School Board and the Galveston-Houston Diocesan Board of Education. She presently serves on the board of Family Services of Greater Houston and the Cenacle Retreat House.

Joe and Cathy have been a sponsor couple for their parish marriage preparation program for over 20 years. They volunteer with their church, the boys' schools and sports activities, as well as the community.


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