A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms: 52 Companions for Your Heart, Mind, Soul and Body by Lisa Hendey is a beautifully written, well-researched and extraordinary book which showcases 52 saints. The reader can focus on one saint per week (although some people might prefer to read it straight through). I especially like the format. Each chapter begins with basic information about the saint, their feasts, patronages, etc. A story of the saint follows, with lessons, traditions, quotes from the saint, then a week of scripture passages, saint-inspired activities for Mom and children and ends with a prayer and something to ponder.
This is is an outstanding book with inspiring quotes from the saints and scripture passages unique to each saints’ lives and traditions.
The list of 52 saints is not meant to be all inclusive, although I did notice that six of my favorite saints are included: Virgin Mary, St. Anthony, St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Gianna Molla, Blessed John Paul II and Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.
This is a wonderful, inspiring and informative book that should be on every family’s bookshelf. I highly recommend it!
Order A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms from Amazon or Ave Maria Press.
Copyright 2011 Ellen Gable Hrkach
Ellen thank you so very much for this kind review and for helping to spread the word about this book. I hope many moms will be encouraged by our wonderful saints.
I’m sure they will be, Lisa! And I’m happy to recommend your book!
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I’ve seen a lot of buzz about this book–looks like it needs to go on my “to buy” list.
I’m glad you posted about this. I have this book on my shelf. It was gifted to me, but I haven’t picked it up. Advent might be a good time to start.