The Catholic Mom s Prayer Companion Book

The Catholic Mom s Prayer Companion


  • Author : Lisa M. Hendey
  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Release Date : 2016-08-29
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594716621

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The Catholic Mom s Prayer Companion Excerpt :

Winner of the 2017 Catholic Press Association Book Award: Collections of Prayers (First Place). Are you a Catholic mom who prays for the wisdom and patience to get through each day? Do you pray for your children, husband, family and friends, and sometimes even yourself? The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion offers a new, daily resource to make the most of those few, precious minutes you have to pause and reflect. For more than fifteen years, the award-winning CatholicMom.com website has been a trusted source for sound, practical, and spiritual guidance. In their new book, authors Lisa M. Hendey and Sarah A. Reinhard bring together more than eighty moms, dads, and trusted spiritual companions to provide fresh, uplifting meditations for every day of the year. You’ll find encouragement when you’re struggling, reassurance when you feel alone, and comfort when you’re distracted by worry. Created by moms for moms, these hope-filled meditations touch on the issues and concerns you face as you try to get through the day with a sense of God’s presence in your life. Whether you are a new or seasoned mom working in or outside of your home, this inspiring collection of reflections for every day of the year will help you stay in touch with the seasons of the Church year; remember Mary’s loving presence on her feast days; keep company with both new and familiar saints; see the spiritual meaning of secular holidays; and make you smile with occasions such as Houseplant Appreciation Day and National Popcorn Day. Each day begins with a brief quotation from scripture, saints, recent popes, or important spiritual writers. A personal reflection—written by contributors including Danielle Bean, Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle, Lisa Mladinich, Elizabeth Scalia, Carolyn Woo, Mark Hart, and Jeff Young—focuses on some dimension of your spiritual, emotional, intellectual, or physical life. Each day also includes a brief prayer and a question or thought to ponder throughout the day.

A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms Book

A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms


  • Author : Lisa M. Hendey
  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594713378

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A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms Excerpt :

Lisa M. Hendey, founder of the award-winning CatholicMom.com and bestselling author of The Handbook for Catholic Moms and The Grace of Yes shares her passion for the saints by introducing fifty-two holy companions as guides for the amazing vocation of Catholic motherhood. Guided by the example of the saints, Hendey eloquently links personal stories, scripture, prayer, and soul-strengthening exercises into a spiritually rich and deeply practical resource for Catholic women. This edition includes a new preface and cover and is updated with information about saints canonized since the first edition. Allow The Book of Saints for Catholic Moms to help you grow in your faith and enrich your heart, mind, body, and soul by spending each week of the year with Lisa M. Hendey and a different saint. This award-winning spiritual guidebook introduces you to popular saints such as Thérèse of Lisieux, Teresa of Calcutta, John Paul II, and Patrick, as well as lesser known but equally inspiring saints such as Gianna Beretta Molla and Damien of Molokai. Each week Hendey offers: a thematic prayer intention; biographical and devotional information about the saint; lessons she learned from each saint; daily scripture meditations; prayers; activities for moms and children; and practical, spiritually rich steps that help moms incorporate the wisdom and exemplary faith of each figure into their own lives.

A Catholic Mother s Companion to Pregnancy Book

A Catholic Mother s Companion to Pregnancy


  • Author : Sarah A. Reinhard
  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Release Date : 2012-09-24
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594713514

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A Catholic Mother s Companion to Pregnancy Excerpt :

In A Catholic Mother's Companion to Pregnancy: Walking with Mary from Conception to Baptism popular Catholic blogger and speaker Sarah A. Reinhard presents the first book to accompany expectant mothers from conception to baptism. This book includes weekly reflections and prayers rooted in the mysteries of the Rosary and related to the baby’s physical development. Designed to help expectant mothers embrace pregnancy as an opportunity for spiritual growth, A Catholic Mother’s Companion to Pregnancy prepares mothers for the trials and joys of pregnancy, childbirth, baptism, and, ultimately, motherhood. Each week of pregnancy is paired with a mystery of the Rosary, a personal, down-to-earth reflection from Reinhard, advice for living the sacramental life, and a prayer to help the reader grow in faith as she bonds with her unborn child.

The Catholic All Year Prayer Companion Book

The Catholic All Year Prayer Companion


  • Author : Kendra Tierney
  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Release Date : 2021-05-05
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 406
  • ISBN 10 : 9781621644255

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The Catholic All Year Prayer Companion Excerpt :

The Catholic deposit of faith and tradition is wide and deep! There are so many different devotions and ways to pray that it's impossible for anyone to ever use them all, let alone in a busy family. Fortunately the liturgical calendar is here to help! In this companion to her bestselling book about liturgical living traditions in the home, The Catholic All Year Compendium, Kendra Tierney lays out hundreds of prayers, devotions, practices, blessings, indulgences, novenas, hymns, Bible readings, poems, encyclicals, and humor in an easy to use format according to the liturgical seasons and feast days of the Church calendar. These prayers and practices are a great way to connect with the Bible, the Saints, the Church, and your family throughout the year. Without paging through stacks of books, you can easily access hundreds of beautiful devotions for every season of the liturgical year. This book will help you and your family to: Pray the Christmas Novena nine days leading to Christmas Day Sing the beautiful Pange Lingua Gloriosi for the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas Discover the Seven Sundays of Saint Joseph Do the Stations of the Cross during Lent Have a Tenebrae service for the Triduum Have a blessed bonfire for the Nativity of St. John the Baptist Host a family joke night in honor of St. Lawrence and so much more! Plus learn how to pray rosaries, chaplets, novenas and how to get indulgences, and what blessings are appropriate for use by lay people. And do it all with no more preparation than picking this book up from the shelf! Produced with busy families in mind, Kendra Tierney brings these jewels of the Church into your home and family.

Bless My Child Book

Bless My Child


  • Author : Julie Cragon
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN 10 : 1594710147

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Bless My Child Excerpt :

Praying is one of the most vital things we can do for our kids. Just as children need our love at every age, so too they always need our prayers. Cragon provides prayers for every stage of their growth.

Something Other Than God Book
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Something Other Than God


  • Author : Jennifer Fulwiler
  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781681491240

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Something Other Than God Excerpt :

Jennifer Fulwiler told herself she was happy. Why wouldn't she be? She made good money as a programmer at a hot tech start-up, had just married a guy with a stack of Ivy League degrees, and lived in a twenty-first-floor condo where she could sip sauvignon blanc while watching the sun set behind the hills of Austin. Raised in a happy, atheist home, Jennifer had the freedom to think for herself and play by her own rules. Yet a creeping darkness followed her all of her life. Finally, one winter night, it drove her to the edge of her balcony, making her ask once and for all why anything mattered. At that moment everything she knew and believed was shattered. Asking the unflinching questions about life and death, good and evil, led Jennifer to Christianity, the religion she had reviled since she was an awkward, sceptical child growing up in the Bible Belt. Mortified by this turn of events, she hid her quest from everyone except her husband, concealing religious books in opaque bags as if they were porn and locking herself in public bathroom stalls to read the Bible. Just when Jennifer had a profound epiphany that gave her the courage to convert, she was diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition-and the only treatment was directly at odds with the doctrines of her new-found faith. Something other than God is a poignant, profound and often funny tale of one woman who set out to find the meaning of life and discovered that true happiness sometimes requires losing it all.

Good Enough Is Good Enough Book

Good Enough Is Good Enough


  • Author : Colleen Duggan
  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Release Date : 2018-04-13
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594717321

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The truth about parenting is that you don't have to get everything right and your family doesn't need to be perfect. Colleen Duggan learned those lessons through years of struggling with unrealistic expectations. In this frank and intimate story, Duggan explores the emotional and spiritual healing that needed to take place in her life in order to be the parent, spouse, and follower of Christ God created her to be. Sharing both funny parenting moments and difficult times of self-scrutiny, Duggan invites us to join her in experiencing God's healing mercy and shows how to allow that healing to rejuvenate our lives and revitalize our families. As a child, Duggan smoothed over the jagged edges of her difficult home life with good grades and perfect behavior. By the time Duggan was an adult, her drive to constantly be in control was her way of life. It was only when she began raising her family that she realized how damaging this compulsion was for both her and the people around her. That's when she began her faltering journey toward letting God be in control. In Good Enough Is Good Enough, Duggan shares her heartaches—learning her child has a genetic disorder that might lead to cancer; realizing that her drive to do and be everything for everyone strained her marriage; and struggling with feelings of worthlessness after leaving her job to become "just" a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom. She also shares parenting difficulties we've all faced—trying to keep her kids quiet during Mass; wondering whether she's giving them enough opportunities for growth; and balancing time spent on herself, her kids, and others. With each story, we feel the brokenness she tried to cover by being a "perfect" parent and the eventual realization that she needed to find healing. Through the saints, the Sacraments, and Catholic traditions and literature, Duggan found the Church a place where God's love and healing grace embraced her. She invites us to the same conclusion: whether we are deali

Catholic Prayer Book for Mothers Book

Catholic Prayer Book for Mothers


  • Author : Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle
  • Publisher : Our Sunday Visitor
  • Release Date : 2017-04-12
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9781681921822

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Catholic Prayer Book for Mothers Excerpt :

A Glimpse Into the Future If a woman could ever get a glimpse at what her world would be when she becomes a mother, she would be presented with the realilty that her innermost desires and life plans would be altered or put on hold because she would be inundated with the care of others. If she was also allowed to glimpse the unending joy she would receive as a mother, there would be no pause to consider, no hesitation, as she embraced the whole package, knowing in her heart that her children will become her life's desires. -- From Catholic Prayer Book for Mothers You'll find: Original and traditional prayers and inspiration for mothers of all ages A wonderful gift for mothers and grandmothers The perfect baptismal gift from the parish to a new mom.

The Handbook for Catholic Moms Book

The Handbook for Catholic Moms


  • Author : Lisa M. Hendey
  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594713125

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The Handbook for Catholic Moms Excerpt :

The Handbook for Catholic Moms, Lisa M. Hendey’s eminently practical and award-winning resource, has helped new parents balance and integrate the deeply personal needs of their hearts, minds, bodies, and souls with the demands of family life and faith commitment. Since the first edition was published in 2010, it’s become an indispensable resource for two generations of Catholic moms, offering a unique perspective on all aspects of life and honest advice from fellow moms on topics ranging from marriage and finances to stress management and parish life. The Handbook for Catholic Moms is not a typical parenting book: It doesn’t offer tips for calming a fussy baby or dealing with adolescent angst. In caring for yourself—heart, mind, body, and soul—you can better love and care for your family, community, and Church, according to Lisa M. Hendey, founder of CatholicMom.com and bestselling author of The Book of Saints for Catholic Moms and The Grace of Yes. Hendey provides her personal stories and observations on a number of topics, including: stress reduction and sleep nurturing your marriage engaging in Mass as a family modeling lifelong learning to your children balancing your career with your vocation as a mother Each chapter includes relevant scripture references, quotations from saints or noted Catholic figures, commentary and perspectives from other Catholic writers, and checklists of suggested steps moms can take in bringing better balance and integration to their lives.

Made New Book

Made New


  • Author : Blessed Is She,
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2021-12-14
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400230259

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Made New Excerpt :

How would your life change if you were certain of your identity? If you could know that Someone loves you, sees you, and wants to be close to you—just as you are? In this beautifully designed weekly devotional for women, you're invited to soak in God's Word to embrace your identity as a beloved woman made in God's image. Authored by Blessed Is She, a popular online community for Catholic women, Made New walks you through rich reflections of the Gospels, substantive Scripture for prayer through Lectio Divina, and prompts for spiritual growth. Over the course of 52 weeks, you'll uncover: how deeply God knows who you are and loves who you're becoming. why you belong to God's family. what it means that your true identity is as God's beloved. how your belief in God's love affects your identity. how to follow God's plan for your life. Made New is a thoughtful gift for the holidays, new year, birthdays, or for any woman who wants a stronger sense of self-worth, deeper peace in her identity, and a richer relationship with the God who loves her. Each devotional entry includes: a Scripture reference a devotion written by a Blessed Is She writer prompts for reflection beautiful, colorful pages with original art You'll be made new as you journey through a year of thought-provoking devotions, inspiring personal stories, and heartfelt prayers. Experience life change as you’re drawn into relationship with a loving God who is committed to your flourishing, advocates for you, and delights when you come to Him.

Getting Past Perfect Book

Getting Past Perfect


  • Author : Kate Wicker
  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03-03
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594717178

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Winner of a 2018 Catholic Press Association Award: Family Life. (Second Place). Do you ever feel like a raging tsumani, running through the house like a whirlwind and yelling at the top of your voice while the kids drag their feet and fight with one another as you desperately try to find lost shoes and get out the door on time? Overwhelmed, over-extended, and guilt-plagued? With honesty, humor, and practical wisdom, Getting Past Perfect helps moms overcome Pinterest-inspired perfectionism by replacing your deepest fears and anxieties with a steady trust in God and the freedom to love authentically. If you have ever felt that you were not “enough” as a wife or mom, or if you're someone who struggles to do it all, Getting Past Perfect offers a realistic and reassuring portrait of Catholic womanhood, placing motherhood in the context of every woman's primary role as a child of God. Kate Wicker—journalist, popular speaker, and author of the highly-acclaimed Weightless—shares how she shook off doubt and negative self-perception, finding self-acceptance as a mom and the desire to stop controlling everyone around her. Getting Past Perfect invites you to make this same journey as you learn to embrace the primacy of your role as a daughter of God, even amidst the daily chaos of raising children. Each chapter is designed to debunk the lies and expectations that moms often face, replacing negative self-perceptions with the truths of a woman's true calling. Wicker, a recovering perfectionist, helps you realize: It is perfectly normal to feel like you're in over your head sometimes. You can stop obsessing about what other people think and start focusing on loving yourself and your kids just as you are. Your primary jobs are to let God love you and to love him back. Nurture your prayer life and make time to remember that you are first a daughter of God. It’s important to practice self-care no matter your stage in life. Wicker openly shares how she unwittingly transferre

A Prayer Book for Catholic Women  Traditional and Contemporary Prayer for Every Season of Life Book

A Prayer Book for Catholic Women Traditional and Contemporary Prayer for Every Season of Life


  • Author : Agnes M. Kovacs
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-06
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 1593253346

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A Prayer Book for Catholic Women Traditional and Contemporary Prayer for Every Season of Life Excerpt :

Prayer lifts us up and transforms our livesand the lives of those we love. This beautiful prayer book is the perfect guide for women of all ages who want to deepen their personal relationship with the Lord. Through traditional and contemporary prayer, women will engage in conversation with a loving and compassionate God about their lives, their families, and the cares of their hearts.Beautifully designed and easy to use, this book is an ideal resource for any woman who desires special time with the Lord in prayer each day. The selections bring together the bounty of favorite traditional prayers of the Church with original prayers that will provide inspiration and strength. Organized around the seasons of a womans life and her spiritual journey, it will enable all womenno matter what their age or state in lifeto experience Gods deep love for them and the gift of his grace for each day.

Mary s Way Book

Mary s Way


  • Author : Judy Landrieu Klein
  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Release Date : 2016-08-29
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594716706

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How do you walk with your children during times of struggle and crisis? Do you feel as if nothing you do will be enough? In Mary's Way, a heartfelt book for moms who struggle to guide children through the various stages of their lives, Catholic speaker and teacher Judy Landrieu Klein shows how her own crisis of faith helped her release her children to the care of the Blessed Mother. In doing so, Klein shows you how to find the love, joy, and peace of Our Lord as you surrender your will to him. Judy Landrieu Klein struggled with her faith as she lived through her son’s near-fatal addiction to drugs and her daughter’s painful anxiety. She discovered she couldn’t handle the relentless pressure of life not measuring up to her expectations and it was eating away at her family. Klein considered Mary’s reaction to the events in the life of Jesus. She meditated on Mary’s fiat and her prayer of total surrender to God’s will and saw how this act of obedience carried on throughout Mary’s life as she witnessed the life of her son. As Klein focused on her devotion to the Blessed Mother, her life and faith were transformed. In Mary’s Way, Klein reflects on the Annunciation and describes her own to struggle to embrace the will of God by surrendering control of her family planning. She meditates on Mary’s powerlessness during the Crucifixion, finding a place of calming surrender during her own son’s escalating battle with addiction. Klein shows how you can become a more powerful intercessor for yourself and your children. When you finish reading this book, you’ll find yourself turning to Mary and surrendering yourself and your children more fully to God.

365 Devotions for Catholics Book

365 Devotions for Catholics


  • Author : Terence Hegarty
  • Publisher : Living Faith Books
  • Release Date : 2016-08
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 381
  • ISBN 10 : 1682791300

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365 Devotions for Catholics Excerpt :

Inspiring, thoughtful and prayerful devotions for every day of the year await readers of this unique Catholic treasury. An ideal gift, for yourself or others, 365 Devotions for Catholics will enrich your prayer life and assist you in keeping the Word of the Lord foremost in your mind and actions every day of the year. Authored by the most popular writers from Living Faith: Daily Catholic Devotions such as Sister Joyce Rupp and founding editor James Adams, this book is an ideal guide for anyone who wants to foster a closer relationship with God. The habit of daily prayer, prompted by Scripture and devotion, has been a long and rich tradition in the Church. This prayerful resource allows you to participate in that tradition all year long and for years to come, since the devotions are not date-specific.

Saintly Moms Book

Saintly Moms


  • Author : Kelly Ann Guest
  • Publisher : Our Sunday Visitor
  • Release Date : 2021-10
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 1681924145

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Saintly Moms Excerpt :

The lives of the saints are a great source of inspiration and reassurance for us. The holy women in Saintly Moms can help us better to understand motherhood as a vocation, just like any other calling from God, and a path to holiness. Whether you're a new mom, a grandmother, or somewhere in between, this book will encourage all mothers in their vocation as they identify themselves in the lives of these saints, who also experienced the joys and challenges of being a mom. Their stories will also be inspiring to young women exploring the vocation of motherhood and anyone with an interest in saints who were mothers. Each chapter profiles a different holy mother, reflects on a lesson learned in her life, and ends with a prayer through her intercession. While we grow in admiration and devotion to them, these Saintly Moms can help us see the saintly possibilities each one of us possesses. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Kelly Ann Guest is a youth minister, contributing blogger at CatholicMom.com, and contributing author for The Catholic Mom's Prayer Companion. Previously, she was a Dominican Sister of St. Cecilia in Nashville, an education coordinator for a Catholic Charities' program for pregnant teens, a middle school teacher, and a director of religious education. Her most challenging and rewarding calling, though, is as a wife and the mother of ten children.