- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Ave Maria Press (October 2, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1594716420
- ISBN-13: 978-1594716423
- Product Dimensions: 4.9 x 0.5 x 6.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #423,277 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Intimate Graces: How Practicing the Works of Mercy Brings Out the Best in Marriage Paperback – October 2, 2015
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"Teresa Tomeo and Dominick Pastore have written an ingenious, engaging, wonderfully readable set of reflections on married life through the lens of the corporal works of mercy. If you're looking for a practical guide to the vocation of Christian marriage with all its joys and challenges--this is the book." --Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia
"Intimate Graces is valuable 'vocational development' for couples at every stage of the marriage life cycle." --Greg and Julie Alexander, The Alexander House
"Dominick and Teresa are offering practical, wise, and faithful lessons about marriage. The down-to-earth style will be a great help to couples who read this book." --Rev. Leo E. Patalinghug, I.V.D., EWTN host and founder of Grace Before Meals
"In Intimate Graces, Teresa and Dominic invite spouses to embrace each other's humanity with all its quirks and shortcomings, to lift it up, and to heal it through the practice of the works of mercy. Rich in practical and spiritual insights, this book encourages spouses to grow in compassion for each other." --John and Teri Bosio, Creators of Six Dates for Catholic Couples
About the Author
Ordained a deacon in the Archdiocese of Detroit in 2012, Dominick Pastore ministers to couples at retreats, pilgrimages, conferences. He serves as a deacon at St. Angela and St. Isaac Jogues churches in suburban Detroit. Pastore has a master's degree in pastoral studies from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit.
He is vice president and senior electrical engineer for SmithGroupJJR in Detroit, where he's been employed since 1980. Pastore is a knight in the Order of Malta, and member of the board of Mary's Mantle, a Catholic home for pregnant and unwed mothers. He and his wife lead pilgrimages to Rome and other parts of Italy for married couples.
Teresa Tomeo is a bestselling author, syndicated Catholic talk show host, and speaker with more than thirty years of experience in print and broadcast media. Her weekday radio program, Catholic Connection, a coproduction of Ave Maria Radio and EWTN, is heard daily on 300 stations nationwide and also SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Her TV show, The Catholic View for Women, is seen twice weekly on EWTN.
Tomeo is a columnist and special correspondent for Our Sunday Visitor. She has been featured on The O'Reilly Factor, Fox News, Fox and Friends, MSNBC, and the Dr. Laura Show. She was named a Vatican conference speaker and conference delegate and spoke at the 2013 conference the "Rights of the Family and the Challenges of the Contemporary World" sponsored by the Pontifical Council for the Family. Tomeo participated in the Vatican Women's Congress in 2008. She speaks throughout North America and also leads retreats and pilgrimages annually. Tomeo is a teacher for St. Benedict Press's Catholic Courses. Her books include Extreme Makeover, God's Bucket List, and Walk Softly and Carry and Great Bag. She and her husband, Dominick, Pastore live in St. Clair Shores, Michigan.