Cooper O’Boyle Reveals Personal Struggles, Celebrates Catholic Womanhood
Notre Dame, IN— “Today’s Catholic woman need not feel alone or discouraged,” writes bestselling author and popular EWTN television and radio personality Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle. “Catholic womanhood is steeped in tremendous love, transforming grace, and fulfilling joy. Our mission and vocation are rooted in love of God, who actually swoops down to serve us, his creatures, even as we strive to serve him. Amazing!”
With these words of comfort and wonder, Cooper O’Boyle begins Rooted in Love, a celebration of the dignity of women and an inspiration for finding comfort in Christ and his Church during times of struggle.
In Rooted in Love, Cooper O’Boyle reveals some intimate, often surprising facets of her journey. Her characteristic warmth and enthusiasm for God and the Catholic faith has been hard won through economic hardship, a heartbreaking divorce, parenting challenges, false accusations, and several personal tragedies. In narrating her trials, Cooper O’Boyle offers her readers empathy and encouragement, always assuring them of their “beautiful identity in the Lord.”
Drawing on these intimate experiences, along with the words of her longtime friend Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, The Catechism, and recent teachings of Pope Benedict XVI and Blessed John Paul II, Cooper O’Boyle illuminates what it means to be a Catholic woman today. Though she never shies away from its challenges, Cooper O’Boyle presents Catholic womanhood as a magnificent, God-given source of dignity and grace, one that manifests itself in a lifetime of knowing, loving, and serving God.
Complete with insightful reflection questions at the end of each chapter, Rooted in Love is perfect for both individual and small-group use.
Rooted in Love
Our Calling as Catholic Women
By Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle
ISBN: 978-1-59471-306-4 • 192 pages
$14.95 • Paperback
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