Catholic Mom's Prayer Companion: A Book of Daily Reflections

$17.95
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.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781594716614
    Publication Date: 
    2016-08-29
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    Catholic Wisdom for a Mother's Heart

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    $13.99
    Catholic Wisdom for a Mother's Heart is a creative and practical guide for a wide range of domestic church situations. Catholic women can live out their familial vocation with seasoned, simple suggestions for answering Christ's universal call to holiness. Lovely poems conclude each chapter on a note of warmth that will lift hearts beyond the kitchen and up the path toward heaven.

    This resource is for Catholic mothers (and grandmothers who often fill the motherly role) who are in the trenches raising their children through thick and thin amid the bombardment of the culture. They need and crave the guidance, encouragement, and affirmation that this welcoming book will offer.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781612619224
    Publication Date: 
    2018-05-08
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    Death by Minivan

    $16.95

    Author Heather Anderson Renshaw, mother of five, is a lot like you. She knows all about the wild, crazy, and often hilarious experience of motherhood. And she feels sometimes like she's barely keeping up "€" and maybe even failing at the whole "mom thing." Thankfully, as she shares in these pages, motherhood isn't a trip that's meant to be taken alone. God's got this, and the more we let him lead, the more we find the fruits of his Holy Spirit taking root in our hearts and in our families.

    So buckle up, because you're on the road to a more joyful, more peaceful, more faithful motherhood. Along the way, Heather offers tips for getting past the inevitable roadblocks, the "GPS" for finding your way (it's Scripture), and roadside assistance courtesy of the saints.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781681922683
    Publication Date: 
    2018-10-08
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    Divine Mercy for Moms: Sharing the Lessons of St. Faustina

    $14.95
    Originating in the early twentieth century, the Divine Mercy devotion of St. Faustina Kowalska is one of the most celebrated of all Catholic devotions. In this, their first book, Catholic bloggers and speakers Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet break open the history, practices, and prayers associated with the devotion, guiding busy moms to receive God's message of Divine Mercy and pass it on to others through their words, deeds, and prayers.

    In her famous Diary: Divine Mercy in My Soul, St. Faustina Kowalska recorded a series of visions of Jesus where he revealed the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and promised that anything can be obtained with the prayer if it is compatible with his will. St. John Paul II formally established the Divine Mercy devotion and canonized Faustina in 2000. The Marians of the Immaculate Conception are dedicated to spreading the Divine Mercy devotion the foreword for this book was written by Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC, author of Divine Mercy Explained and 33 Days to Morning Glory.

    In Divine Mercy for Moms, Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet of the Columbus Catholic Women's Conference--one of the largest annual Catholic women's conferences in the country--draw upon their own experiences to introduce you to St. Faustina and her five essential elements of the Divine Mercy message:

  • The image of the Merciful Jesus
  • The Feast of Divine Mercy
  • The Chaplet of Divine Mercy
  • The House of Mercy
  • Spreading the honor of Divine Mercy
  • With heartwarming stories and practical advice, this book reveals that mercy is not just a gift to be received in the confessional but a spiritual resource that strengthens those who extend themselves in word, deed, and prayer. Designed for personal or group study, Divine Mercy for Moms celebrates the infinite mercy of God and the role of Mary, the Mother of Mercy, in the lives of all believers.

    Divine Mercy for Moms was the winner of a 2017 Catholic Press Association Book Award: Family Life (Third Place).

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781594716652
    Publication Date: 
    2016-02-19
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    Gift of Birth: Discerning God's Presence During Childbirth

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    $11.95
    Giving birth is a gift from God, laden with signs that speak to women about their identity, their calling, and their destiny. Learning to read those signs during pregnancy and labor could transform the way women experience childbirth. These signs reveal God's powerful presence in new life.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781681925219
    Publication Date: 
    2019-07-15
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    Gift of Joy: The Blessing of the Child in the Womb

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    $4.95
    Helps new mothers and fathers celebrate their unique role as a parent and recipient of God's gift of life, and introduces them to blessing of the Church through the Blessing of the Child in the Womb.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781612787237
    Publication Date: 
    2013-05-31
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    Good Enough Is Good Enough: Confessions of an Imperfect Catholic Mom

    $15.95
    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.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781594717314
    Publication Date: 
    2018-04-13
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    Handbook for Catholic Moms

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    $16.95
    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.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781594712289
    Publication Date: 
    2019-08-02
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    Heart of Motherhood

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    $16.95
    When dirty dishes and laundry pile up, it's easy to believe that the call to sanctity is for someone else. But this inspiring book written by a Catholic mother of five and based on the teachings of Mother Teresa shows us how faith can support mother's in their most holy task--raising children.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780824524036
    Publication Date: 
    2006-10-01
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    Holiness for Housewives: (And Other Working Women)

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    $11.95
    Stay serene (and find God) amid the dishes and diapers! Written especially for women in charge of households, this book will help you discover a path to sanctity in your vocation as a housewife, show you the meaning of even boring work, help you pray in the midst of turmoil, and much more.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780918477477
    Publication Date: 
    1997-04-01
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    Made for This: The Catholic Mom's Guide to Birth

    $17.95
    With real-life stories from many moms and practical tips this book is an indispensable guide for navigating the physical and spiritual dimensions of pregnancy and birth. Expectant mothers will find the tools they need to approach birth as a gift, and to invite God into the experience.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781681921716
    Publication Date: 
    2018-04-17
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    Momnipotent

    $13.99

    In Momnipotent, Danielle Bean provides much-needed encouragement to all women. Momnipotent validates the dignity and importance of motherhood by helping mothers to recognize 8 uniquely feminine strengths, and how to use those strengths to find peace, purpose, balance, and joy in being the woman God created and called them to be.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781935940616
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    Mother's Rule of Life: How to bring Order to your home and peace to your soul

    $18.95
    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.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781928832416
    Publication Date: 
    2004-10-01
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    Nine Months with God and Your Baby: Spiritual Preparation for Birth

    $14.95
    Month after month, by prayer and meditation of biblical texts, this edition offers each future parent a spiritual preparation for the arrival of her child. This way of opening one's heart differently to the presence of one's child in itself, allows one to contemplate, as a couple, the greatness of life in the light of God.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781622826285
    Publication Date: 
    2019-02-21
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