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Lisa Hendey’s enthusiasm for the saints is contagious in A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. 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 candor of My Life with the Saints by James Martin, S.J., Hendey eloquently links personal stories, scripture, prayer, and simple soul-strengthening exercises into this rich spiritual resource for Catholic women.

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, C.S.C, 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,
  • prayers,
  • and practical, spiritually rich action steps that help moms incorporate the wisdom and exemplary faith of each saint into their daily lives.









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This item received 5 stars overall. A busy mom's spiritual resource

 Lisa Hendey, founder and editor of CatholicMom.com, has written a fantastic resource for busy moms looking to enrich their prayer lives.  Her book, A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms, highlights 52 saints and takes the reader on a weekly journey getting to know each one intimately through prayer, scripture and Mrs. Hendey’s personal reflections.
 
I adore the lesser known saints featured in her writings. My copy fell open to St. Zita of Lucca, a simple servant to a wealthy Italian family in the thirteenth century. Here the author shows the reader that they can live holy lives by imitating the actions of these saints and obtain a simple piety even Full Review...

This item received 5 stars overall. Hendey writes with candor, knowledge, and enthusiasm about how the saints can inspire us in the voca

Fans of Lisa Hendey's Handbook for Catholic Moms have looked forward to her next offering, and this follow-up book is just as thought-provoking, supportive, and helpful as her first work. In A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms, Lisa writes with candor, knowledge, and enthusiasm about the lives of the saints and how they can serve as our models for the vocation of motherhood.

This collection is very comprehensive, recommending saints from all walks of life as inspiration for Catholic mothers who themselves come from a variety of circumstances. As in her earlier book, Lisa writes with understanding about the challenges of raising children and the need for suppor Full Review...

This item received 5 stars overall. A Book Every Catholic Mom Should Have

If you're a Catholic mom, you've likely heard of Lisa Hendey. Besides writing the go-to book on Catholic motherhood, The Handbook for Catholic Moms, Lisa also founded the massively popular CatholicMom.com. CatholicMom.com began in 1999 and has quickly become a digital front-porch for thousands of women who seek community, support, and spiritual nourishment. Through articles, blog posts, podcasts, and all sorts of new media, the website boasts one of the richest Catholic communities on the Internet.

So with that background, it's no surprise that I agree with Fr. Full Review...

This item received 5 stars overall. For All the Saints, For All the Moms

In a month that begins with the celebration of All Saints, what better time to begin learning about the Saints of our Church?  And what better place to start than A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms by Lisa Hendey?
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This item received 5 stars overall. A wonderful resource all Catholic homes should have


 
A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms is a wonderful resource all catholic homes should have. This book is all that I have been searching for and wanting.  It's just what busy moms and houses have been looking for. The readings and activites are simple and fun. This is one book you will find yourself reaching for over and over.
 
I love that many of the saints are lesser known and not ones you might think of right off the bat. From the Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, to a  virtually unknown Kateri Tekakwitha . You will have 52 saints to get you through the year. This book would be a wonderful addition to a family study. Spend the year learning about the saints. For each saint the author has included: 
  • Stories: A brief biography of the saint
  • Lessons: reflections of what each saint tau Full Review...

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St. Andre Bessette

St. Andre Bessette Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 01/06


Also known as
    Alfred Bessette

Memorial
    6 January

Profile
    Son of a woodcutter, and eighth of twelve children. His father died in a work-related accident, his mother of tuberculosis, and he was adopted at age twelve by a farmer uncle who insisted he work for his keep. Farmhand, shoemaker, baker, blacksmith, factory worker. At 25 he applied to join the Congregation of the Holy Cross; initially refused due to poor health, but he gained the backing of Bishop Bourget, and was accepted.

    Doorkeeper at Notre Dame College, Montreal. Sacristan, laundry worker and messenger. Spent much of each night in prayer. On his windowsill, facing Mount Royal, was a small statue of Saint Joseph, to whom Andre was especially devoted. "Some day," he believed, "Saint Joseph will be honored on Mount Royal."

    Andre had a special ministry to the sick. He would rub the sick person with oil from a lamp in the college chapel, and many were healed. Word of his power spread, and when an epidemic broke out at a nearby college, Andre volunteered to help; no one died. The trickle of sick people to his door became a flood. His superiors were uneasy; diocesan authorities were suspicious; doctors called him a quack. "I do not cure," he always said. "Saint Joseph cures." By his death, he was receiving 80,000 letters each year from the sick who sought his prayers and healing.

    For many years the Holy Cross authorities had tried to buy land on Mount Royal. Brother Andre and others climbed the steep hill and planted medals of Saint Joseph on it, and soon after, the owners yielded, which incident helped the current devotion to Saint Joseph by those looking to buy or sell a home. Andre collected money to build a small chapel and received visitors there, listening to their problems, praying, rubbing them with Saint Joseph's oil, and curing many. The chapel is still in use.

Born
    9 August 1845 near Montreal, Canada as Alfred Bessette

Died
    6 January 1937 of natural causes; more than a million people paid their respects at his funeral

Venerated
    12 June 1978 by Pope Paul VI

Beatified
    23 May 1982 by Pope John Paul II

Canonized
    17 October 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI



All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

   

St. Gianna Beretta Molla

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 04/28


Also known as
    Gianna Beretta
    Gianna Molla

Memorial
    28 April

Profile
    Tenth of thirteen children born to Alberto and Maria Beretta, she was a pious girl raised in a pious family; one sister became a nun, and two brothers, including Enrico Beretta became priests. While in college, she worked with the poor and elderly, and joined the Saint Vincent de Paul Society. Physician and surgeon, graduating from the University of Pavia in 1949, she started a clinic in Mero, Italy in 1950. She returned to school and studied pediatrics, and after finishing in 1952 she worked especially with mothers, babies, the elderly, and the poor. Active in Catholic Action, and a avid skier. She considered a call to religious life, but was married to Pietro Molla on 24 September 1955 at Magenta. Mother of three, she continued her medical career, treating it as a mission and gift from God. During her pregnancy with her fourth child, she was diagnosed with a large ovarian cyst. Her surgeon recommended an abortion in order to save Gianna's life; she refused and died a week after childbirth, caring more for doing right by her unborn child than for her own life. Today that child is a physician herself, and involved in the pro-life movement.

Born
    4 October 1922 in Magenta, Milan, Italy

Died
    28 April 1962 in Monza Maternity Hospital of complications from an ovarian cyst

Venerated
    6 July 1991 by Pope John Paul II

Beatified
    24 April 1994 by Pope John Paul II in Rome, Italy

Canonized
    16 May 2004 by Pope John Paul II



All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

   

Bl. Teresa of Calcutta

 Bl. Teresa of Calcutta Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 09/05


Profile
    Daughter of an Albanian businessman who died when Agnes was nine years old. Nun, missionary and teacher in Calcutta, India in 1928. In 1948 she left the convent to work alone with the poor, and became an Indian citizen. She founded the Congregation of the Missionaries of Charity in 1950. In 1957 the Missionaries of Charity started their work with lepers and in disaster areas. She received the Pope John XXIII Peace Prize in 1971, the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding in 1972, and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, and the Missionaries today work in 30 countries.

Born
    26 August 1910 in Skopje, Albania (modern Macedonia)

Died
    5 September 1997 in Calcutta, West Bengal, India of natural causes

Venerated
    20 December 2002 by Pope John Paul II

Beatified
    19 October 2003 by Pope John Paul II



All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

   

St. Therese Of Lisieux

St. Therese Of Lisieux Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 10/01
Tridentine Calendar - 10/01
Roman Rite Calendar - 01/10


Patron Of: Aviators, Tuberculosis, Florists, Missionaries, Missions, Domestic, France, Loss of Parents, African Missions, AIDS Sufferers, Air Crews, Aircraft Pilots, Flower Growers, Illness

Also known as
Teresa of the Infant Jesus; Therese of the Child Jesus; the Little Flower; the Little Flower of Jesus
Profile
    Born to a middle-class French family. Her father, Louis, was a watchmaker, her mother, who died of cancer when Therese was 4, was a lace maker, and both have been declared Venerable by the Church. Cured from an illness at age eight when a statue of the Blessed Virgin smiled at her. Carmelite nun at age 15. Defined her path to God and holiness as "The Little Way," which consisted of love and trust in God. At the direction of her spiritual director, and against her wishes, she dictated her famed autobiography Story of a Soul. Many miracles attributed to her. Declared a Doctor of the Church in 1997 by Pope John Paul II.

    "For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy." - Saint Therese of Lisieux

Born
    2 January 1873 at Alcon, Normandy, France

Died
    7pm Thursday 30 September 1897 at Lisieux, France of tuberculosis

Venerated
    14 August 1921 by Pope Benedict XV

Beatified
    29 April 1923 by Pope Pius XI

Canonized
    17 May 1925 by Pope Pius XI


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