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Mothering: Becoming the Heart of the Home

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Explores the sanctuary of love that God intends the family to be. Rosalie shares telling anecdotes from her experiences as a mother and emphasizes that mothering is a mission of service and love.

Mothers: Enter more deeply into your truest and most central vocation!

This book contains a clarion call to mothers everywhere who are hungering for the truth that is their soul’s sustenance, and searching for a clarity in the lived-out reality of their vocation to motherhood. They are invited to follow the “Mother of Fair Love,” who will work beside them as they dedicate themselves to the loving service of their families.

Mothering explores the sanctuary of love that God intends the family to be, with the mother as its heart. Rosalie shares telling anecdotes from her storehouse of experiences as a mother and emphasizes that motherhood is a mission of service and love. Drawing on the teachings of Scripture, Pope John Paul II and the wisdom of the saints, she shows how all the suffering of motherhood makes it a cross of love, in which you can as a mother discover true joy — if you know where to look!

The book includes:

  • Becoming a fruitful vessel of love
  • Becoming ‘God’s smile’ on your children.
  • Serving your family with love.
  • Becoming an icon of Mary in bringing Jesus to your family.
  • Embracing simplicity and prayer.
  • Discovering the joy of holy housework and sacred meals.
“Motherhood is a woman’s vocation. It is an eternal vocation, and it is also a contemporary vocation… We must do everything in order that children, the family, and society may see her in that dignity that Christ saw.” — Pope John Paul II, General Audience, Jan. 10, 1979.
“A mother’s free time always depends on the needs of her family. She relinquishes it without a moment’s hesitation… She is like the good shepherd that the Gospel speaks about—the one who never abandons his sheep, because he is not a hireling.” — Catherine Doherty, Dearly Beloved, Vol. II

A Little Mandate Book

The timeless wisdom of the Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, and Catherine Doherty, foundress of Madonna House, is featured prominently in this new series of books. The theme of Catherine’s Little Mandate—a beautiful distillation of the Gospel of Jesus—weaves throughout and serves as an important foundation. Each book also gives an abundance of brief and profound quotations from Holy Scripture, and quotations from some of the great Catholic saints. These books are small enough to carry anywhere—and their wisdom is arranged in bite-size segments that you can read on the run, whenever you can spare time.

About the author Rosalie McPhee-Douthright

64 pages — Trade Paperback, 4.5″ x 6″ — Madonna House Publications, 2000 — ISBN 978-0-921440-60-4


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