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.
About the Author
Lisa M. Hendey is the founder of the award-winning CatholicMom.com. She is the bestselling author of The Handbook for Catholic Moms, A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms, The Grace of Yes, The Chime Travelers children’s fiction series and I Am God’s Storyteller. Hendey is the coeditor of the The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion. Hendey has appeared on EWTN, CatholicTV, and as a part of the Momnipotent DVD series. Her work has appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic new media topics. She has spoken at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Catholic Marketing Network, the University of Dallas Ministry Conference, the National Catholic Youth Conference, the Midwest Catholic Family Conference, and the National Council of Catholic Women. Selected as an Egan Journalism Fellow with Catholic Relief Services, Hendey has traveled, written and spoken on behalf of CRS, Unbound, and other non-profit organizations to support their humanitarian missions in Rwanda, the Philippines, India, Tanzania, Kenya, and Columbia. She lives with her husband, Greg, in Los Angeles, California.
Sarah A. Reinhard is a Catholic author, blogger, speaker, and freelance writer who has a penchant for coffee and a love of chocolate. She writes at SnoringScholar.com and is the network content manager for Our Sunday Visitor. Reinhard is the author of a number of books, including A Catholic Mother's Companion to Pregnancy. She earned a master's degree in marketing and communications from Franklin University and has worked for many years for corporate and nonprofit organizations. She lives in central Ohio with her husband and four children.