More About the Author
Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle is a wife, mother of five children, blogger, catechist, EWTN TV host, popular speaker who thoroughly enjoys her motherhood and considers it to be a sublime vocation. She feels passionate about inspiring and encouraging mothers, women, and families. Donna-Marie also writes about prayer, family issues, the Church, and the saints.
Donna-Marie was invited by the Holy See to participate in an international congress for Catholic women at the Vatican in 2008 which focused on "Mulieris Dignitatm: On the Dignity and Vocation of Women."
Donna-Marie was blessed to know Blessed Teresa of Calcutta for about ten years.They met more than a dozen times and shared a correspondence that spanned a period of ten years. She became a Lay Missionary of Charity (lay part of her Religious Order) and founded a branch of the lay Order. Blessed Mother Teresa wrote the Foreword for Donna-Marie's book, "Prayerfully Expecting: A Nine Month Novena for Mothers-To-Be" (Crossroad Publishing, 2007). Blessed Mother Teresa endorsed Donna-Marie's books: "Catholic Prayer Book for Mothers" (Our Sunday Visitor, Oct. 2005) and "The Heart of Motherhood: Finding Holiness in the Catholic Home" (Crossroad Publishing, 2006) as well, and encouraged Donna-Marie to write them and to continue to write other books as well to help mothers, women, and families. Donna-Marie feels she should pass on the blessings that she have received from Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta to others and she strives to do so through her writing, talks, radio and television.
Because Donna-Marie loves to inspire mothers, she created two series for EWTN television "Everyday Blessings for Catholic Moms" and "Catholic Mom's Cafe" which she hosts. Donna-Marie can't help but weave Mother Teresa's wisdom throughout her writings and talks. DVD's of Donna-Marie's EWTN series are available at EWTN and Donna-Marie's website. It contains the first 25 segments of the show. The second set of 25 segments will air soon and will be available on DVD. Some segments are now on You tube. The "Catholic Mom's Cafe" DVD is also available.
Donna-Marie has received Apostolic Blessings from Pope John Paul II who has blessed her books. You can see some of Donna-Marie's writing work on the Internet via parenting columns and inspirational writings. She maintains several blogs and writes for several magazines and national newspapers, as well including L'Osservatore Romano, Magnificat magazine, the National Catholic Register, Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly, Catholic World Report, Catholic Mom, Integrated Catholic Life and more.
See a book trailer for Donna-Marie's "Embracing Motherhood" book here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M452mFDcUtU&list=UUQOnKbOrs-tXVHMLThryHrA&index=2&feature=plcp
Autographed copies of Donna-Marie's books as well as her CD's and DVD's can be obtained through her website: www.donnacooperoboyle.com. Her other book titles (not mentioned above) include: "The Domestic Church: Room by Room: A Mother's Study Guide" (Servant Books) and "Grace Cafe: Serving Up Recipes for Faithful Mothering" (Circle Press, Oct., 2008), "Mother Teresa and Me: Ten Years of Friendship" (Our Sunday Visitor Pub. Co.), "A Catholic Woman's Book of Prayers" (Our Sunday Visitor, September, 2010), "Bringing Lent Home with Mother Teresa," (Ave Maria Press), "Bringing Lent Home with Saint Therese of Lisieux, (Ave Maria Press), "Bringing Lent Home with St. John Paul II," (Ave Maria Press), "Embracing Motherhood" which is in book form and audio on CD narrated by Donna-Marie (Servant Books), "Rooted in Love: Our Calling as Catholic Women" (Ave Maria Press), Catholic Mom's Cafe: 5-Minute Retreats for Every Day of the Year (Our Sunday Visitor), Angels For Kids (Paraclete Press), My Confirmation Book (Paraclete Press), Catholic Saints Prayer Book (Our Sunday Visitor), The Miraculous Medal: Stories, Prayers, and Devotions, a new Lenten book: Bringing Lent Home with Pope Francis (Ave Maria Press), and her newly released memoir, THE KISS OF JESUS (ignatius Press).
Check out her website: www.donnacooperoboyle.com to learn more. Check out her many blogs which can be accessed through her website. Feel free to subscribe to Donna-Marie's email newsletter which you can do through her website or blogs. Retreats, events, and talks can be arranged by getting in touch with Donna-Marie through her website or writing to her at DMCOBoyle(at)aol.com