Ave Maria Press launched the Books series in 2012 to address issues women of all stages in life care about most—faith, family, work, and relationships—from a uniquely Catholic perspective. Building on the popularity of the award-winning website, as well as founder Lisa M. Hendey’s books The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms, the series is written by trusted contributors and other Catholic authors who are deeply committed to their faith and families. is a ministry of Holy Cross Family Ministries, which like Ave Maria Press, is an apostolate of the Congregation of Holy Cross, United States Province of Priests and Brothers.