Lisa M Hendey, founder of CatholicMom.com and author of The Handbook for Catholic Moms, introduces fifty-two holy companions as guides for the high calling of Catholic motherhood. 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 candour of My Life with the Saints by James Martin SJ, Hendey eloquently links personal stories, scripture, prayer, and simple soul-strengthening exercises into this rich spiritual resource for Catholic women.
In A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms, 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, CSC, 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
Practical, spiritually rich action steps that help mums incorporate the wisdom and exemplary faith of each saint into their daily lives.
Lisa M Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of The Handbook for Catholic Moms. She hosts the weekly “Catholic Moments” podcast and Catholic Mom television show. Hendey is a technology contributor for EWTNs SonRise Morning Show and a regular guest on Relevant Radios On Call afternoon show. She is a columnist for Faith & Family, Catholic News Agency, and Catholic Exchange, and her articles have appeared in National Catholic Register and Our Sunday Visitor. She gives frequent workshops on faith, family, and Catholic new media topics and her schedule has included the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, Catholic Marketing Network, the University of Dallas Ministry Conference, and the National Council of Catholic Women.
“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, SJ, Author of My Life with the Saints.
“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.
“I am so grateful for Lisa Hendeys new book. Whether youre 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.