The Catholic Mom's Prayer Companion

The Catholic Mom's Prayer Companion
Author: Lisa M. Hendey,Sarah A. Reinhard
Publsiher: Ave Maria Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2016-08-29
ISBN 10: 1594716625
ISBN 13: 9781594716621
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Catholic Mom's Prayer Companion Book Review:

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. In just a few minutes of quiet you’ll find the boost you need from a friendly voice. Each month also has a special theme such as love, family fun, and slowing down. Start these reflections any time throughout the year and feel your days become more grace-filled and inspired.

A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms

A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms
Author: Lisa M. Hendey
Publsiher: Ave Maria Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-08-02
ISBN 10: 1594713375
ISBN 13: 9781594713378
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms Book Review:

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

A Catholic Mother's Companion to Pregnancy
Author: Sarah A. Reinhard
Publsiher: Ave Maria Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-09-24
ISBN 10: 1594713510
ISBN 13: 9781594713514
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Catholic Mother's Companion to Pregnancy Book Review:

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.

Small Steps for Catholic Moms

Small Steps for Catholic Moms
Author: Danielle Bean,Elizabeth Foss
Publsiher: Ave Maria Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-09-09
ISBN 10: 1594714274
ISBN 13: 9781594714276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Small Steps for Catholic Moms Book Review:

Danielle Bean, editor of Catholic Digest, and Elizabeth Foss, an award-winning blogger, team up to offer daily doses of inspiration, wisdom, and hope for Catholic moms. Now back in print in response to high demand, Small Steps for Catholic Moms gives busy mothers a year's worth of sustenance: brief daily challenges about which to think, pray, and act. Small Steps for Catholic Moms offers daily prompts and suggestions—small steps—for every day of the year to encourage Catholic moms to attain that elusive balance between action and contemplation in everyday life. Each day’s entry includes a short prayer from a saint, a personal prayer composed from the hearts of two mothers, and a small call to action, making this the perfect prayer companion for the busy mom looking for bite-sized spiritual nourishment.

The Handbook for Catholic Moms

The Handbook for Catholic Moms
Author: Lisa M. Hendey
Publsiher: Ave Maria Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-08-02
ISBN 10: 159471312X
ISBN 13: 9781594713125
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook for Catholic Moms Book Review:

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.

Good Enough Is Good Enough

Good Enough Is Good Enough
Author: Colleen Duggan
Publsiher: Ave Maria Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2018-04-13
ISBN 10: 159471732X
ISBN 13: 9781594717321
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Good Enough Is Good Enough Book Review:

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 dealing with everyday frustrations or life-changing tragedies, it is in the heart of the Catholic Church that we are finally free to let go of our facades in order to embrace our brokenness and find healing.

Small Steps for Catholic Moms Companion Journal

Small Steps for Catholic Moms Companion Journal
Author: Danielle Bean,Elizabeth Foss
Publsiher: Circle Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2010-04
ISBN 10: 9781933271392
ISBN 13: 1933271396
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Small Steps for Catholic Moms Companion Journal Book Review:

The perfect complement to Small Steps for Catholic Moms, this companion journal provides ample room to record thoughts, prayers, and actions. Features supplemental material designed to help you apply the monthly virtue themes introduced in SMALL STEPS. A balance of personal reflections and discussion questions inspire intentional examination of a woman's calling as a Catholic wife and mother and commitment to practical actions that support that vocation. A bonus section of daily prompts for Lent is also included.

Getting Past Perfect

Getting Past Perfect
Author: Kate Wicker
Publsiher: Ave Maria Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2017-03-03
ISBN 10: 1594717176
ISBN 13: 9781594717178
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Getting Past Perfect Book Review:

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 transferred her preoccupation with having the perfect body to being the perfect parent. By honestly sharing her mistakes and triumphs in the trenches of motherhood, Wicker reveals several common falsehoods mothers tell themselves in different seasons of their lives and how speaking the truth can liberate women to become better parents and the truest versions of themselves. Whether you're dealing with endless "why?" questions, unexpected potty emergencies, or even the unanticipated change of a new pregnancy, Getting Past Perfect will help you learn how to lean into God's abiding grace. By closing each chapter with a simple reflection question and prayer, this book provides the tools you need to embrace the messy realities of family life and to emerge from feeling overwhelmed to knowing that you are first and foremost a daughter of God.

Bless My Child

Bless My Child
Author: Julie Cragon
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9781594710148
ISBN 13: 1594710147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bless My Child Book Review:

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.

Catholic Prayer Book for Mothers

Catholic Prayer Book for Mothers
Author: Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle
Publsiher: Our Sunday Visitor
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2017-04-12
ISBN 10: 1681921820
ISBN 13: 9781681921822
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catholic Prayer Book for Mothers Book Review:

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 Catholic Baby Name Book

The Catholic Baby Name Book
Author: Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur
Publsiher: Ave Maria Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2013-03-06
ISBN 10: 1594713820
ISBN 13: 9781594713828
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Catholic Baby Name Book Book Review:

With more than ten thousand names of saints and biblical figures, this first-ever guide to Catholic baby names helps expectant parents find a beautiful and creative name for their child. Each entry includes the meaning of the name, language of origin, variations in form, a capsule biography, and relevant feast days and patron saint information. While it has become increasingly popular to name a baby after a town or a food, readers of The Catholic Baby Name Book will discover a bounty of names that are fun, creative, and Catholic. This new book in the CatholicMom.com Book series boasts thousands of names of saints from Christian tradition and the scriptures, including those newly canonized by popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI. Among the fun facts to be discovered: there are ten ways to spell Regina, the perennially popular name Jayden means “thankful” and “God has heard,” and Sophia—the most popular girl’s name in 2012—was a saint who had three daughters named Faith, Hope, and Charity (who were also saints!).

Word by Word

Word by Word
Author: Sarah A. Reinhard
Publsiher: Ave Maria Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2015-10-16
ISBN 10: 1594716412
ISBN 13: 9781594716416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Word by Word Book Review:

Most Catholics can recite the Hail Mary but haven’t actually reflected on the meaning of the prayer. Blogger and author Sarah Reinhard invited forty of the most popular Catholic voices, including Lisa M. Hendey, Lisa Mladinich, and Brandon Vogt, to write a brief reflection on one word of the Hail Mary. In Word by Word: Slowing Down with the Hail Mary, popular Catholic author Sarah Reinhard compiled an accessible, profound, and unique meditation on each word of the Hail Mary, one of the most important prayer traditions in Catholic life. Each of the reflections encourages readers to “slow down” with the Hail Mary and experience previously unseen dimension in the popular devotion, making it come to life in a new way. This unique, formative, and informative exploration of the beloved prayer is a gift to anyone who wants to be continually changed through it—learning to slow down and examine things more closely. The book is based on a blog series Reinhard facilitated with popular Catholic writers and social media experts, including Lisa M. Hendey, Brandon Vogt, Paula Huston, Kate Wicker, Pat Gohn, Kevin Lowry, Lisa Mladinich, Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle, Fr. Patrick Toner, and Jeff Young.

Smart Martha's Catholic Guide for Busy Moms

Smart Martha's Catholic Guide for Busy Moms
Author: Tami Kiser
Publsiher: Our Sunday Visitor (IN)
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9781592767922
ISBN 13: 1592767923
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Martha's Catholic Guide for Busy Moms Book Review:

"Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things." Luke 10:41 Motherhood is so demanding, it's easy to become a "Martha" always worried about the next thing we have to do and rarely choosing "the better part," as Martha's sister Mary did. Tami Kiser understands. She's a busy mom of nine who juggles teaching at her children's parish school, volunteering at her parish, running a household, and many other responsibilities. Her "Smart Martha" seminars have helped thousands of women learn to set their priorities so that they still have ample time for Jesus throughout the day. This is the book that can help any frazzled Martha become more spiritually focused, more holistically fulfilled, and more mentally prepared than ever before. Discover practical tips that will help save time and your sanity.

The Grace of Yes

The Grace of Yes
Author: Lisa M. Hendey
Publsiher: Ave Maria Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2014-11-03
ISBN 10: 1594714738
ISBN 13: 9781594714733
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Grace of Yes Book Review:

How often do you say “yes” to God in your daily life? Do you regularly share that yes with others? Generous living isn’t just about putting money in the collection basket during Mass or always being the one who steps up to help out. According to bestselling Catholic author, speaker, blogger, and creator of CatholicMom.com Lisa M. Hendey, generous living is about consistently answering God’s call to act through mission and loving service to others. In The Grace of Yes, Hendey shares eight spiritual virtues that have allowed her—and will help you—live generously and joyously say yes to God. With warmth and practical advice, Hendey helps you become more open to God’s unique plan for your life through the virtues of belief, generativity, creativity, integrity, humility, vulnerability, saying no, and starting over. As she candidly reflects on her own faith journey, Hendey guides you toward your own path of generous giving. Each chapter includes questions for personal reflection and a prayer that invites you into a deeper relationship with God. Each chapter includes questions for personal reflection and a prayer that invites you into a deeper relationship with God.

Mary's Way

Mary's Way
Author: Judy Landrieu Klein
Publsiher: Ave Maria Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2016-08-29
ISBN 10: 1594716706
ISBN 13: 9781594716706
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mary's Way Book Review:

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.

A Mother's Rule of Life

A Mother's Rule of Life
Author: Holly Pierlot
Publsiher: Sophia Institute Press
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1928832415
ISBN 13: 9781928832416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Mother's Rule of Life Book Review:

How to bring peace to your home. Create your own Mother's Rule of Life, a pattern for living that combines the spiritual wisdom of the monastery with the practical wisdom of motherhood. With the help of your own rule, you can get control of your own household, grow closer to God, come to love your husband more, and raise up good Christian children.

Catholic Mom's Cafe

Catholic Mom's Cafe
Author: Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle
Publsiher: Our Sunday Visitor
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2013-05-10
ISBN 10: 9781612785752
ISBN 13: 1612785751
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catholic Mom's Cafe Book Review:

Let's face it: being a mom is not for the faint of heart. Too often we just hit the ground running without giving our faith a second thought. This collection of quick "mini-retreats for moms" can change all that.

Pray Fully

Pray Fully
Author: Michele Faehnle,Emily Jaminet
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9781594719738
ISBN 13: 159471973X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pray Fully Book Review:

"What's the secret of taking your prayer life to the next level? In Pray Fully the bestselling authors of Divine Mercy for Moms, Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet, share the rewards and frustrations of their own prayer journeys to create a practical prayer guide that combines testimonies, tips, and journaling space to help you spend quality time with God. Whether you want to learn how to pray aloud in a group, or to stop your mind from wandering at prayer, Faehnle and Jaminet have practical advice and real-life experiences to help you overcome commonplace obstacles to everyday prayer"--

Out of the Ordinary

Out of the Ordinary
Author: Joyce Rupp
Publsiher: Ave Maria Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-01-10
ISBN 10: 1594713200
ISBN 13: 9781594713200
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of the Ordinary Book Review:

This perennial bestseller is now available in a tenth-anniversary edition that showcases Joyce Rupp's poems, a new preface by the author, and a new design. Joyce Rupp's characteristic creativity and reverence for the divine are on full display in this collection of prayer resources for birthdays, holidays, holy days, transitions, and many other occasions, helping readers enter more deeply and reflectively into the liturgical and seasonal celebrations of their lives. Ideal for personal use, or as a gift for loved ones celebrating a landmark occasion, Out of the Ordinary: Prayers, Poems, and Reflections for Every Season is an invaluable resource for ministers, spiritual directors, and lay leaders alike, who turn to its prayers, reflections, and rituals for personal and communal occasions both "ordinary" and profound.

I'm a Saint in the Making

I'm a Saint in the Making
Author: Lisa M. Hendey
Publsiher: Paraclete Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 1640605274
ISBN 13: 9781640605275
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I'm a Saint in the Making Book Review:

God has a special mission for each of us! With engaging prose and delightful illustrations, I'm a Saint in the Making reminds children of their unique call from God to live with mission and love. By recounting the highlights of the stories of both well-known and newer saints (including John Paul II, Mary MacKillop, Augustus Tolton, Teresa of Calcutta, Juan Diego and Chiara Badano) in relatable lessons, the book helps readers learn that there is no one single way to live a life of sanctity. I'm a Saint in the Making offers simple but impactful suggestions for ways children can offer acts of prayer, service, and love. Resources for parents, teachers, and caregivers at the end of book provide support for adults as they seek to encourage and accompany their young saints in the making.