Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle is in my top 10 of favorite authors; I am slowly acquiring everything she has ever written.
I recently received A Catholic Woman's Book of Prayers and, again, was not disappointed. The book is slim and easy to fit in a bag to take along to soccer practice, the dentist, Eucharistic Adoration...wherever.
I've been keeping it on my bedside table and reading snippets before bed each night.
I really enjoyed how Mrs. Cooper O'Boyle weaves saintly quotes with reflections on different areas of feminine life. She also sprinkles in personal anecdotes here and there among the prayers shared.
The chapters are not long, but they are quite deep. Each paragraph has a gem of wisdom that makes me want to open it back up and read it all over again when I think I'm finished.
This is a book to keep with you, in a purse or diaper bag, to pull out at the beginning of the day, throughout the day, and at the end of the day. Inspired by the words of John Paul II in his encyclical, Mulieris Dignatatem, and his Letter to Women, A Catholic Woman's Book of Prayers seeks to convey that all women are entrusted with the human being. This little book allows for a deeper awareness of the "entrusting" that John Paul II spoke of.
Drawing you back to the heart of Christ through encouragement, gentle prayer, and saints to walk with, this book is one to put on your wish list.
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