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Bringing Lent Home with Mother Teresa: Prayers, Reflections, and Activities for Families Paperback – January 9, 2012
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"Can you imagine spending Lent with Mother Teresa? A chance of a lifetime! Donna-Marie's book will do that exactly for you. Enjoy!"--Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, C.F.R.
"Hand-in-hand with her spiritual mentor Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, Donna-Marie provides timeless wisdom, practical and yet meaningful fasting and almsgiving opportunities, and prayers that will be cherished by your family. Give yourselves the gift of a Lenten path that will have you truly savoring the season and glorying in the Easter miracle together."--Lisa M. Hendey, Founder of CatholicMom.com and author of A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms
"What a superb resource for families. For the first time in my life, I can't wait for Lent!"--Lisa Mladinich, Author of Be an Amazing Catechist: Inspire the Faith of Children
"Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle's personal and profound reflections on Mother Teresa highlight the countercultural idea that sacrifice and prayer will make you more joyful and more fully human." --Tony Rossi, Host and Producer, The Christophers
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Every day, the quote, reflection, prayer, story and action present a powerful message that can only lead you closer to God. Going through each day, you take on Mother Teresa's mantle of doing small things with great love. For example, on the Thursday of the Second Week of Lent: Fasting: Suggest to the children that they fast today from unkind thoughts about others and from saying unkind things. Almsgiving: Ask the children to think about a gift they can give to the Blessed Mother today - a prayer, a gesture, an act of kindness, a sacrifice.
I cannot imagine it possible to go through Lent praying with this book and remain the same person on Easter morning. Spending time with Mother Teresa humbles you before God and surrounds you in His love. I predict living Mother Teresa's words during Lent will change your life.
Donna, through the relationship she developed with Mother Teresa over 10 years, relates the words and stories of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta to our Lenten journey in a wonderful, personal way. Praying with this book during this 40-day retreat will bring you closer to the life of this Saint and deepen your faith life.
The simple format works well with my kids, and Mother Teresa is giving us a lot to think about during Lent.
I had no idea when we bought it that we'd enjoy it so much. Highly recommend.
I especially appreciate that there is a reflection for parents, and then also a family prayer for each day. I look forward to sharing this book with my family this year!
The days are not dated, so this is a wonderful Lenten companion for many years.
I really can't recommend this resource highly enough. At only 96 pages, it's just beautifully put together and packed with quotes from Mother Teresa and fascinating true stories about her life, insightful reflections for parents, activities for children, and more. It's quite a package and extremely affordable at $2.50. It would make a great gift for Lent for every family on anybody's gift-giving list. (I'd say it's the perfect Valentine!)
When I read Donna-Marie's work, I feel the prayerful love that goes into the writing and research. I also see on every page her humble obedience to the Magisterial authority of the Catholic Church.
I was very taken with it from the first pages and read it over several times. I found new insights and delights to enjoy with each reading. It's just so rich. I can't wait to use it with my family this Lent.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love it, it is a easy read to share and do with your family.Published 4 months ago by Thomas Jedrzejewicz
This works great with children. Do this with the children it's amazing how everyone grows and become so close and in understanding.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent resource for celebrating Lent as a family! (Young children to adults!) The short lessons have something for everyone and is centered on Blessed Mother Teresa and Christ.Published 5 months ago by B. Conyers
This booklet has been perfect for our family (6 years - adult) this Lent. Great quotes and meditations. It's really helped to keep me focused this season. Read morePublished 6 months ago by And Abraham Went Out
More designed for families with young children than a book for anyone.Published 11 months ago by Helene McKinnon