Therese, Faustina, and Bernadette: Three Saints Who Challenged My Faith, Gave Me Hope, and Taught Me How to Love

Therese, Faustina, and Bernadette: Three Saints Who Challenged My Faith, Gave Me Hope, and Taught Me How to Love

by Elizabeth Ficocelli

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Therese, Faustina, and Bernadette: Three Saints Who Challenged My Faith, Gave Me Hope, and Taught Me How to Love by Elizabeth Ficocelli

Author, speaker, and retreat leader Elizabeth Ficocelli introduces her readers to three remarkable women saints who became not only her role models, but also her life-changing friends. Thérèse, Faustina, and Bernadette taught Ficocelli about faith, hope, and love, and showed her what true Catholic womanhood looks like.

Some of the best saint stories are not about wonder-workers, but rather the everyday saints—friends who understand the challenges of marriage and motherhood and the banalities of day-to-day life. Bestselling author Elizabeth Ficocelli discovered three such friends in Thérèse of Lisieux, Faustina of the Divine Mercy, and Bernadette of Lourdes. The witness of their lives moved Ficocelli to cultivate the virtues of faith, hope, and love as she journeyed from a successful career as a marketing executive to what she found was a more authentic, even counter-cultural Catholic womanhood. Ficocelli offers women the wisdom of these saints for their own spiritual journeys.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594713743
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Publication date: 03/10/2014
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,171,321
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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Mother, Prioress General, Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist - Mary Assumpta Long

"With openness and candor, Elizabeth Ficocelli reveals her personal experiences of living the challenges of her Catholic faith. Her peace and joy come in meeting these challenges by embracing the cross though the grace of prayer and the sacraments, as well as following the example of newfound friends, her favorite saints. This book will help anyone who also experiences challenges in life through the assistance of some wonderful friends!"

Rev., M.I.C., Author of Under the Mantle - Donald Calloway

"Tender, honest, introspective, and deeply personal, this book provides beautiful witness to the loveliness and wonder of the feminine genius! Elizabeth Ficocelli, writing from the insightful perspective of a convert to Catholicism who seeks to understand and unpack the mysteries of her own spiritual journey, reminds us in this gem of a book that we should all seek to acquire friendship with the saints and grow in the theological virtues. I highly recommend this book!"

Author of A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms - Lisa M. Hendey

"Thérèse, Faustina, and Bernadette is more than a simple recounting of the lives of three spiritual giants. In this book, noted author and speaker Elizabeth Ficocelli shares how the companionship of her 'journey partners' has profoundly influenced her. For those of us endeavoring daily along the path to heaven, Ficocelli has unveiled some of the major pieces we need in assembling our own spiritual puzzles. An enlightening read!"

Author of Rooted in Love - Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle

"In Thérèse, Faustina, and Bernadette, Elizabeth Ficocelli openly shares the special companions she discovered along her own spiritual journey in the hope of aiding others."

President and Founding Administrator, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospitality, North American Volunteers - Marlene Watkins

"Read it! Woman to woman, page to page, this book jumps out and brings holy saints to life as the personal, trustworthy friends they truly are—friends who show us the way they know well to the place we want to go—Heaven!"

Blogger at A Rosary on My GPS - Heidi Hess Saxton

"As a young girl, Elizabeth Ficocelli discovered a religious medal trampled in the dirt and tucked it away in her treasure box. Little did she know that medal would be the key to discovering her true feminine self. This is not just another saint book on virtue, my friends. Any woman who has ever struggled to find her place in the world will identify with Ficocelli's powerful story of faith, love, and hope as she invites us to encounter three spiritual 'big sisters' and come to know them as trusted friends."

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and I am so glad I read it.  I found it inspirational and wanted to keep reading.