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A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms
52 Companions for Your Heart, Mind, Body, and Soul
Author: Lisa M. Hendey
Trim size: 6 x 9 inches
Imprint: Ave Maria Press
On-sale date: October 10, 2011
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,
- and practical, spiritually rich action steps that help moms incorporate the wisdom and exemplary faith of each saint into their daily lives.
"Accessible, inviting, and above all, useful."
"Every time a Catholic mother asks me what author she should read, I have a ready answer: Lisa Hendey. Her latest book, on the saints, provides a rich pattern of learning, reflection, prayer and practical Catholic-living suggestions, based on the lives of 52 great heroes and heroines of our faith. It is a book that every mother (and father, son, and daughter too) will find accessible, inviting, and above all, useful."
James Martin, S.J.
Author of My Life with the Saints
"Joy, guidance, and companionship."
"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."
Host of Catholic Connection
"Inspires and encourages."
"Lisa Hendey knows exactly what inspires and encourages so many Catholic moms, and in this book, she absolutely delivers it."
Faith & Family
"God bless Lisa Hendey."
"God bless Lisa Hendey for bolstering Catholic mothers by sharing her intimate companionship with fifty-two of her favorite saints."
Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle
Host of EWTN’s Everyday Blessings for Catholic Moms
"Demonstrates that Catholicism is a treasure map."
"Lisa Hendey once again demonstrates that Catholicism is a treasure map—it may be old, but it still leads to treasure."
Author of Rediscover Catholicism
"An easy, informative read."
"Whether discussing lighthearted topics such as 'overflowing mounds of dirty laundry' or serious issues such as mental illness and single parenthood, Hendey writes in a warm, conversational tone that makes each saint's chapter an easy, informative read."
Our Sunday Visitor
"A spiritual companion who warmed my heart and enlightened my mind."
Each day, usually after sundown when the long winter night had begun, I found a spiritual companion who warmed my heart and enlightened my mind. I'm delighted to have made some new friends and renewed dear acquaintances.
For Your Marriage