Intimate Graces: How Practicing the Works of Mercy Brings Out the Best in Marriage

Intimate Graces: How Practicing the Works of Mercy Brings Out the Best in Marriage

by Teresa Tomeo


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First Place Winner of the 2016 Catholic Press Association Award for Family Life Books

In Intimate Graces, bestselling author and Catholic media personality Teresa Tomeo and her husband, Dominick Pastore, invite couples to enrich their marriages by practicing the fourteen Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy. Through their own story and that of other married couples, Tomeo and Pastore demonstrate how reciprocating the works of mercy brings out the best in a marriage.

The Catholic Church encourages believers to perform Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, tangible actions that show charity toward others. In Intimate Graces, Teresa Tomeo and her husband, Dominick Pastore, demonstrate how applying the fourteen traditional virtues of Catholic spirituality can foster deeper intimacy in any marriage. The couple uses personal stories and reflections, as well as the experiences of other Catholic couples, to show how a husband and wife can become, in a real way, a haven of compassion and virtue for each other.

Tomeo and Pastore each write in their own voice and include reflection questions, practical suggestions, and a prayer at the end of each chapter.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594716423
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Publication date: 09/18/2015
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Dominick Pastore was ordained a Catholic deacon for the Archdiocese of Detroit in 2012. He is vice president and senior electrical engineer for SmithGroupJJR in Detroit. As a marriage coach, he ministers to couples around the world.

Teresa Tomeo is a bestselling author, syndicated Catholic talk show host, and speaker with more than thirty years of experience in print and broadcast media. Her radio and television programs are broadcast by EWTN. She speaks throughout North America and also leads retreats and pilgrimages annually. Tomeo is also a columnist and special correspondent for Our Sunday Visitor.

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