Praying Our Lives: A Woman's Treasury of Catholic Prayer is a comprehensive and deeply intimate prayer book meant to empower women to understand and live their Catholic faith through a deeper connection to their spiritual heritage. Not just a compilation, the book is a treasury of Catholic wisdom that teaches women how to pray as women—both alone and in community.
Eleanor Bernstein, C.S.J., begins by guiding women to recognize how their life experiences—in the workplace, in their communities, and as mothers, daughters, and wives—relate to those of the great women of the Bible and the great saints. Readers will discover fresh ways to pray with scripture, to know the saints and mystics, and to participate in the Liturgy of the Hours. The great mystery of the Eucharist as well as the feasts and seasons of the Church year will be enlivened in a way that is fresh and relevant for today’s Catholic women.
Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Imprint: Ave Maria Press
“Marvelous collection of prayers.”
“Marvelous collection of prayers. We were impressed with the cogent and caring prayers on migrants, refugees, peace, abolishing the death penalty, and nonviolence.”
Spirituality and Practice
“Calls us to a deeper, more extensive life of prayer.”
“Along with the challenge for constant prayer, Praying Our Lives calls us to a deeper, more extensive life of prayer. This book invites us to recognize God in our ordinary experiences and offers prayers for those times when we find it most difficult to pray. Filled with a variety of resources from traditional prayers to prayers from scripture and the holy men and women who have gone before us, this tool draws us closer to the One who wants to be with us in our every day and our every night.”
Author of Bless My Child
“A new favorite gift.”
This book will have a place in my daily quiet time and will be a new favorite gift for the special women in my life!”
Lisa M. Hendey
Founder of CatholicMom.com
Author of A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms