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Overview Here are original and traditional prayers and inspirations for mothers of all ages. A wonderful gift for mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, and baptismal gift from the parish to a new mom.
Publishers Description A beautiful way to commemorate Mother's Day, a baby shower, or other special celebration, this beautiful, full-color book includes specially selected prayers and inspirational quotes from more than 20 letters written by Mother Teresa to the author herself.
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Donna-Marie Cooper O Boyle is a Catholic wife, mother of five, and host and creator of the EWTN series "Everyday Blessings for Catholic Moms." A catechist, speaker, and journalist, she is the bestselling author of numerous Catholic books, including "Embracing Motherhood." She lives in Connecticut."
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A Daily Inpsiration Jun 26, 2008
This book was given to me by my sister/godmother at a time when I truly needed it. The insights and quotations strengthen my resolve every day to be more the wife and mother that I believe God would have me be. It is a resource that you can use every day, as I do, to remind you what a gift you have been granted through your motherhood.
The Best Catholic Mother's Prayer Book! May 8, 2008
This book has been such a great blessing to my motherhood, it keeps my heart and soul focused in a very special way to God, Our Lady and the saints and to the needs of my children. This book has been the perfect prayer manual companion to keep my heart soft and continually directed to my children and my eternal destination. And I know that it is only through daily prayer that it is possible. The prayers are written in such a way to speak to my heart as well as directing my petitions for my children's heart and soul.
The book is artistically delightful, a little hardback book that can weather my handling of it and the occasional 'pouncing upon' by little chubby fingers and small enough to carry in the handbag.
The pages are filled with heart touching informal prayers, poems, quotes from the saints, lovely motherly thoughts, formal prayers we all know (The Memorare, St Michael prayer, prayer to St Therese etc.) Another important addition to this book is a 'Spiritual Communion' often mothers cannot get to daily Mass but they can unite themselves spiritually with the Lord. Finally, there is a reflection at the end of each chapter, good for meditation if you wish to add a 'mini retreat' to the end of your day's or week's prayers (whenever you have time to add it in.)
We all want as mothers, one book that offers us the most perfect prayers that really meet our spirtual and emotional needs - this is it.
Donna-Marie I understand, was particularly encouraged by Mother Teresa to write this book and this saint prayed for it as well. I've just finished reading "Come Be My Light" on the spiritual life of Mother Teresa and I can see Mother Theresa's simple love and 'signature' in Donna-Marie's writings, she obviously was greatly inspired by Mother.
I buy this book all the time to give as gifts to mothers when they have had a new baby or as a birthday gift for friends who have children. I know I am giving them the best little present ever! I can't recommend this book enough.
If you would like to read more of my thoughts on this book and see how I use it daily, go and visit my blog: http://starrymantle.blogspot.com/2008/03/my-perfect-mothers-prayerbook.html You will also see pictures of the inside of this beautiful book.
wonderful peace bringing book Jan 22, 2008
wonderful book of prayers for Mothers of all ages, each page touch my heart and my life in some spiritual way and helped guide my daily prayer and helped me to grow in faith as a mom.
EXCELLENT Little Book!!! Jul 24, 2007
A couple of weeks ago, I did a review for Donna Marie's book Heart of Motherhood. And then I picked up this gem & started to read it. What a WONDERFUL book for the busy Catholic mother! The chapters are short & divided by topic but they aren't your standard "chapters" either. Each has a few prayers, specific quotes from Pope John Paul II, Blessed Mother Teresa about the topic and then ends w/a "think about it" sort of reflection to keep the mind & heart focused on the truth about our vocation as mothers. Definitely one for every Catholic mother's collection and easy to dive in & read over & over & over again. This is going to be another of Donna Marie's books that I give as a gift, too! Do yourself a favor & get this one!
A Wonderful Prayer Book Sep 11, 2006
Donna Cooper O'Boyle captures everything a Catholic mother experiences in this book. From praying for our children to asking Saints for their help, Donna leads you in prayer with this most wonderful Prayer Book.