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Catholic Review of: A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms

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Author:  Lisa Hendey

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This item received 5 stars overall. (10/22/2011)

Orthodoxy: Completely orthodox.
Reading Level: Easy

 Katrina EbersoleBy Katrina Ebersole (NC) - See all my reviews


A busy mom's spiritual resource

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 Lisa Hendey, founder and editor of, 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 in doing the most mundane and menial of chores.   

Each chapter of ‘A Book of Saints’ is broken down with a general overview of the life of a particular saint followed by the lessons mothers can obtain from their example, traditions associated with that saint, a week of scripture, a saint inspired activity and a family prayer. It’s a wonderful and uplifting book that will help moms reach simple spiritual goals in between errand running and house cleaning. A Book of  Saints for Catholic Moms takes the reader on a year long spiritual journey with manageable exercises to complete alone and with your family, always taking into account the time consuming schedule of a typical mother's day.  

Writing as a wife and mother, Lisa Hendey knows what encourages us and her book absoultely delivers. I highly recommend making this book an addition to your personal library and gifting a copy to that special Catholic mom in your own life. What a better way to start the upcoming New Year than with this book's weekly guide.

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