Divine Mercy for Moms: Sharing the Lessons of St. Faustina nurtures the hearts of mothers with this gentle introduction to the life and spirituality of St. Faustina Kowalska, Pope John Paul II’s “Apostle of Mercy.” Combining classic Catholic spirituality with our personal experiences, the book shows busy moms how to receive and respond to Divine Mercy in their own lives, and to pass it on to others through word, deed, and prayer.
With heartwarming stories and practical advice, this book reveals that mercy is not just a gift to be grasped in the confessional, but a spiritual resource that strengthens us when we extend ourselves for the benefit of others in word, deed, and prayer. Designed for personal or group study, Divine Mercy for Moms . . .
- Introduces readers to the history of the Divine Mercy devotion,
- Explains five distinctive features of this devotion,
- Reveals mercy as a gift to be shared in word, deed, and prayer;
- Explores Divine Mercy in the practice of the spiritual and corporal works of mercy;
- Celebrates the role of Mary, Mother of Mercy in the lives of all believers.
The book also includes group study questions, prayers of mercy, and 30 introductory reflections.
“Jesus, I trust in you!” Why is trust often such a stumbling block for today’s busy mom? With their new book Divine Mercy for Moms, Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet invite us into a profound consideration of the life and spirituality of St. Faustina Kowalska from the vantage point of motherhood. We moms are often called to be angels of mercy in our home as we–often literally–commit ourselves to the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. And yet far too often, we neglect to appreciate that our home is our primary “mercy mission field”. Let Michele and Emily introduce you to the beauty of St. Faustina’s Divine Mercy devotion and help you bring this amazing spiritual gift to life in your home. Perfect for small groups and anyone looking to draw ever closer to Jesus Christ.
“Although God gives moms many moments daily to grow in mercy, we often miss these opportunities. Divine Mercy for Moms will help you to recognize these moments to receive and share God’s mercy through engaging stories and practical applications (good for any busy mom), Michele and Emily show how the simple, ordinary tasks of motherhood can have extraordinary results when done with a heart that knows the power of God’s Divine Mercy. This book is a must read for any mom who has ever uttered the words, ‘Lord, have mercy.’”
- Kelly Wahlquist, Author and founder of Women In the New Evangelization (W.I.N.E.)
“Divine Mercy for Moms makes what’s all too easily an abstract concept into a tangible approach. The message of Divine Mercy pairs with a cup of tea, a good girlfriend, and a book full of great ideas. Roll up your sleeves and prepare to dog-ear your copy as your family life and personal devotion is challenged and enhanced.”
“Jesus gave St. Faustina a three-fold formula for extending His mercy to others that incorporates deed, word, and prayer. Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet show us ways to live that formula out in our families and in our communities through creative yet doable ideas that will motivate even the busiest moms!”
- Elizabeth Ficocelli, author of Therese, Faustina and Bernadette: Three Saints That Challenged My Faith, Gave Me Hope, and Taught Me How to Love (Ave Maria Press, 2014)
Powerful and simple! With the same candor, truth, and joy which Emily (transmits) in her radio spot ,”A Mother’s Moment”, the authors ( present ) the timely message of Divine Mercy in a practical way that will be sure to make you a receiver and messenger of mercy…right in your own home. Loaded with resources, ideas, prayers, tips, and examples, “Divine Mercy for Mom’s” will help transform your motherhood to new heights. A must have resource for the busy Catholic mom!
- Nancy and Patrick Madrid, Catholic author, speaker and radio host, parents of 11
When my sons were very young, I dreaded 3pm because it was just the beginning of what I called the ‘witching’ hours when kids are cranky, dinner has to be prepared and I was dead tired. How I wish I had this beautiful book back then! But even with my sons almost grown, this book offers a treasure of ways I can offer deeds, words and prayers in the great mission of Divine Mercy through my vocation to motherhood. It gives such practical suggestions on how to perform corporal and spiritual works of mercy in the very tasks we are already doing. I am so thankful to Michelle and Emily for writing Divine Mercy for Moms, Sharing the Lessons of St. Faustina. Every mother needs to know her dignity and importance in evangelizing the world. I encourage mothers, no matter the ages of your children, to gather and take advantage of the faith study section of this book. It will not only transform your lives, but those of your family and society. It is a great aid in inspiring women to respond to our unique call to the New Evangelization and usher in what Pope Saint John Paul II called a civilization of love.
- Nan Balfour, events coordinator for the Pilgrim Center of Hope’s annual Catholic Women’s Conference
What mom’s are saying:
Divine Mercy for Moms is exactly what is needed for today’s busy moms. Faehnle and Jaminet aptly give pointers on showing mercy to all while in the chaos of raising young children. St. Teresa of Avila said it succinctly, “God moves between the pots and pans.” He truly does and this writing duo fully explains St. Faustina’s message of divine mercy and how to perform it daily. The personal anecdotes will touch your heart.
- Mary, mom of 3, Chicago, IL
“Lovely, useful, inspiring”
- Gina, mom of 2, Worthington, Ohio
“This book really touched deep in my heart. I´ve already read St. Faustina’s Diary many years ago and I pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy every day, but I´d never thought of the works of mercy the way displayed in this book. It´s just wonderful how we can do this in our daily lives and grow in mercy ourselves. The appendix also provides wonderful prayers and devotions.”
- Flávia, mom of 4, Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
“Beautifully written and easy to follow.”
- Katie, mom of 2, grandmother of 2, Columbus, Ohio
I honestly don’t make/have a lot of time to read these days, but your writing is easy to get through and digest, and it is making the Divine Mercy feel and seem to practical and attainable in my daily life. Thank you for your ‘yes’ to this work.
- Erin, mom of 4, Baton Rouge, Louisiana