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The Heart of Motherhood - Finding Holiness in the Catholic Home

Item Number: 55202

Catalog Code: 9780824524036

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The Heart of Motherhood

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Average Rating: This item received 5 stars overall.

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When dirty dishes and laundry start to pile up, it's easy for a mother's call to sactity to get lost alongside the toddlers' socks.  With five children in her home and personal encouragement from Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Donna Marie Copper O'Boyle is predestined to offer this inspiring book of reflection and prayer.  Sprinkled with anecdotes, humor and home-making tips, the pages of this book are nearly self-turning and offer a tired mother those much-desired peaceful moments of spiritual reading.

Donna Marie Cooper O'Boyle of New Milford, Connecticut, is a prolific and award winning author.  A Lay Missionary of Charity, Donna Marie's life was changed when she met Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and renewed her desire to write works of inspiration and healing for mothers everywhere.  A former Co-President of Catholics United for Life, Donna has also written the Catholic Prayer Book for Mothers

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Review Provided By - THE Catholic Book Review Site

This item received 5 stars overall. Advice to Mothers on How to Rest in God's Presence

I recall a day not too long ago when our first child was around 6 months old. My husband and I had just stepped into church with our daughter for daily Mass. In an unusual turn of events, we had actually managed to get ourselves and the baby to the church 15 minutes before Mass began, and as I sat down in the pew with the baby quietly resting in my lap, I relished this rare opportunity for a new mother to have quiet and uninterrupted prayer.

Suddenly, a familiar sound emanating from our daughter not only interrupted the silence, but also indicated that my prayer time was over and a trip to the changing station was immediately in order. When, I wondered, do mothers ever have the opportunity to pray?

In The Heart of Motherhood: Finding Holiness in the Catholic Home, Donna- Marie Cooper O’Boyle describes the common dilemma of mothers seeking to balance the demands of home life and responsibilities of mothering with opportunities to pray and grow in holine Full Review...

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