Among Women 215: Prayer Companions

October 10, 2016

In this episode:

“Blessed are They”: Blessed Maria Ludovico DeAngeliscatholic-moms-prayer-companion-285x400

“Among Women” Guests: Lisa Hendey and Sarah Reinhard

Need a prayer companion for your motherhood vocation? has got you covered! Not only is a great source of inspiration and community for mothers, but its also a tour de force when it comes to book publishing, thanks to the ongoing work of CM founder and Catholic author, Lisa Hendey. This episode brings together Lisa Hendey and author-editor Sarah Reinhard together to discuss their latest collaboration with a cast of thousands, The Catholic Moms’ Prayer Companion: A book of daily reflections. 

I’m happy to have been a contributor to this book and give it my highest endorsement. Here’s some notes about it from the website:

 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.

Each day begins with a brief quotation from scripture, saints, recent popes, or important spiritual writers. A personal reflection—written by contributors including Danielle Bean, Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle, Lisa Mladinich, Elizabeth Scalia, Carolyn Woo, Mark Hart, and Jeff Young—focuses on some dimension of your spiritual, emotional, intellectual, or physical life. Each day also includes a brief prayer and a question or thought to ponder throughout the day.


Links for this episode:

Vatican bio for Blessed Maria Ludovica DeAngelis, and Pope John Paul II’s 2004 homily

The Catholic Mom Prayer Companion: A book of daily reflections

Books by Lisa Hendey

Books by Sarah Reinhard

Other shows of related interest:

AW 173: Reflecting on Rwanda with Lisa Hendey

AW 193: #PopeinPhilly and World Meeting of Families Recap with Lisa Hendey

AW 133: Communing with the Saints, with Lisa Hendey

AW 150: The Rosary and Pregnancy, with Sarah Reinhard

AW 135: Books for the Fun of It, with Sarah Reinhard


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