More About the Author
Donna-Marie is a wife, mother of five children, catechist, TV host, and speaker who thoroughly enjoys her motherhood and considers it to be a sublime vocation. She feels passionate about inspiring and encouraging other mothers along their journeys through motherhood. 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 a series for EWTN television called "Everyday Blessings for Catholic Moms" which she hosts. You can check that out on EWTN TV. Donna-Marie can't help but weave Mother Teresa's wisdom throughout her writings and talks. A DVD for Season One of Donna-Marie's EWTN series is 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.
Donna-Marie has received Apostolic Blessings from Pope John Paul II who has blessed her books. You can see some of her writing work on the Internet via parenting columns and inspirational writings. She writes for several magazines and national newspapers, as well.
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 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), as well as "Mother Teresa and Me: Ten Years of Friendship" (Our Sunday Visitor Pub. Co.) and the most recent, "A Catholic Woman's Book of Prayers" (Our Sunday Visitor, September, 2010), "Bringing Lent Home with Mother Teresa," (Ave Maria Press), and "Embracing Motherhood" (Servant Books). Upcoming (fall of 2012) is: "Rooted in Love: Our Calling as Catholic Women" (Ave Maria Press) and an inspiring book for Catholic Moms in early 2013.
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
Watch for a new EWTN television series created by Donna-Marie coming soon!