A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms: 52 Companions for Your Heart, Mind, Body, and Soul (Ave Maria Press)

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9781594712739: A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms: 52 Companions for Your Heart, Mind, Body, and Soul (Ave Maria Press)

Lisa M. Hendey, founder of CatholicMom.com, leader in Catholic new media, and author of The Handbook for Catholic Moms, introduces fifty-two holy companions as guides for the high calling of Catholic motherhood.

Hendey's enthusiasm for the saints is contagious in A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. Building on the success of her first book, A Handbook for Catholic Moms, Hendey continues her work of nurturing hearts, minds, bodies, and souls this time through the rich tradition of the Catholic communion of saints. With the warmth and candor of My Life with the Saints by James Martin, S.J., Hendey eloquently links personal stories, scripture, prayer, and simple soul-strengthening exercises into this rich spiritual resource for Catholic women.

Hendey offers one saint per week some famous, some lesser known, some whose cause is in process to offer companionship and guidance for the challenging, often under-thanked vocation of Catholic motherhood. She introduces Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Saint André Bessette, C.S.C, as well as Gianna Beretta Molla and Chiara Badano.

The 52 weekly companions to the lives of the saints include:


  • a thematic prayer intention,

  • biographical and devotional information about the saint,

  • Hendey's personal lessons,

  • daily scripture meditations,

  • prayers,

  • and practical, spiritually rich action steps that help moms incorporate the wisdom and exemplary faith of each saint into their daily lives.

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About the Author:

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of The Handbook for Catholic Moms, A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms, The Grace of Yes, and The Chime Travelers children's fiction series. She serves at editor-at-large at Ave Maria Press. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs, including Catholic Mom TV and Making the Grade, a program aimed at promoting quality Catholic education. Lisa has additionally appeared on EWTN, CatholicTV and as a part of the Momnipotent DVD series. Hendey is a blogger on several sites and also serves as the technology contributor for the Son Rise Morning Show. Her articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor.

Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic new media topics. She has spoken at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, Catholic Marketing Network, the University of Dallas Ministry Conference, National Catholic Youth Conference, the Midwest Family Conference, and the National Council of Catholic Women. In 2013, she was selected as an Egan Journalism Fellow and traveled with Catholic Relief Services in Rwanda to write about the aftereffects of the Rwandan genocide on the eve of its twentieth anniversary. In early 2016, Hendey went to Columbia to see the work of CRS there. She lives with her family in Los Angeles, California.

Review:

"Every time a Catholic mother asks me what author she should read, I have a ready answer: Lisa Hendey. Her latest book is one that every mother (and father, son, and daughter too) will find accessible, inviting, and above all, useful."--Rev. James Martin, S.J., Author of My Life with the Saints
"The communion of saints comes alive in these pages; we meet and learn more about some of God's most precious gifts--our spiritual friends and companions on our path toward heaven. Lisa Hendey knows exactly what inspires and encourages Catholic moms, and in this book, she absolutely delivers it."--Danielle Bean, Editorial Director of Faith & Family
"Lisa Hendey once again demonstrates that Catholicism is a treasure map--it may be old, but it still leads to treasure. The challenges of motherhood have increased exponentially over the past several decades, but the heroes and heroines of Christianity still have the answers."--Matthew Kelly, Author of Rediscover Catholicism
"God bless Lisa Hendey for bolstering Catholic mothers by sharing her intimate companionship with fifty-two of her favorite saints. She provides a brand new look at them, complete with their well-worn wisdom, reminding us that we are never alone."--Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle, Author of A Catholic Woman's Book of Prayers, Host of EWTN's Everyday Blessings for Catholic Moms
"I am so grateful for Lisa Hendey's new book. Whether you're a spiritual Mom like me or a Mom with children who keep you on the move, A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms will provide much joy, guidance, and companionship on your journey."--Teresa Tomeo, Host of Catholic Connection
"Lisa Hendey's Catholicism is as pure and joyful as the saints she writes about. A gracefully written introduction to the holy exemplars who can teach, sustain and bless mothers." --Paula Huston, Author of The Holy Way

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