In The Friendship Project, Faehnle and Jaminet explore the cardinal and theological virtues with an eye toward friendship. Focusing on faith, hope, love, prudence, gratitude, loyalty, generosity, and prayerfulness, they help us answer questions such as, “What does it mean to be women of hope, and how does that change our lives and make us more compassionate friends during difficult times?” and “How does prayerfulness teach us how to listen to and talk with both God and our friends, which helps us reach out to those we love?”
Faehnle and Jaminet answer these questions and more by employing Church teaching and telling us stories of their own friendships and those from the lives of saints and biblical women—including the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Elizabeth, St. Thérèse of Lisieux and her sister Servant of God Léonie, and Sts. Perpetua and Felicity. Not only will you be drawn closer to friends both new and old but you’ll also be reminded how these friendships—and the virtues you practice to nurture them—draw you closer to God.
Prayers, discussion questions, and a study guide make this a perfect resource for women’s groups
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About the Author
Emily Jaminet is a Catholic author, speaker, and media and evangelization coordinator for the Sacred Heart Enthronement Network. She is a contributor to CatholicMom.com and coauthor of Divine Mercy for Moms and The Friendship Project. She serves on the leadership team of the Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference. Jaminet offers a daily segment called A Mother’s Moment on St. Gabriel Catholic Radio and Mater Dei Radio. Jaminet has appeared on EWTN’s At Home with Jim and Joy and a number of Catholic radio programs. She lives with her family in Columbus, Ohio.
Rev. Larry Richards is the founder and president of The Reason for Our Hope Foundation. A retreat leader, speaker, radio host, and author, he also founded the Divine Mercy Encounter Retreat Program in the Diocese of Erie, where he serves as pastor of St. Joseph Church/Bread of Life Community.
Table of Contents
Foreword Fr. Larry Richards ix
1 Finding Faith: Sts. Gertrude and Matilda 1
2 Holding on to Hope: Sts. Perpetua and Felicity 17
3 Cultivating Charity: St. Thérèse of Lisieux and Servant of God Léonie Martin 35
4 Practicing Prudence: St. Hildegard of Bingen and Bl. Jutta 49
5 Growing in Gratitude: St. Teresa of Avila and Bl. Anne of St. Bartholomew 67
6 Living Loyalty: Ruth and Naomi 81
7 Giving Generosity: Sts. Catherine of Siena and Catherine of Sweden 97
8 Pondering Prayerfulness: Mary, Mother of God, and St. Elizabeth 111
Appendix 1 Prayers 127
Appendix 2 Study Guide 131