A poignant and powerful spiritual memoir about how the lives of the saints changed the life of a modern woman. In My Sisters the Saints, author Colleen Carroll Campbell blends her personal narrative of spiritual seeking, trials, stumbles, and breakthroughs with the stories of six women saints who profoundly changed her life: Teresa of Avila, Therese of Lisieux, Faustina of Poland, Edith Stein of Germany, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and Mary of Nazareth. Drawing upon the rich writings and examples of these extraordinary women, the author reveals Christianity's liberating power for women and the relevance of the saints to the lives of contemporary Christians.
"A beautiful and inspiring story of a woman's deep faith and the saints who became her sisters along the path to he answered prayers." ~ Mary Higgins Clark
"Colleen Carroll Campbel has encountered most of the challenges confronting young women today--balancing, dating, courtship, and marriage with a successful career, caring for a parent with Alzheimer's dealing with infertililty--but she hasn't faced these challenges alone. In My Sister the Saints, Campbell introduces us to the women who helped her along the way--women like Teresa of Avila, Therese of Lisieux, Edith Stein, and, of course, the Blessed Virgin Mary. Completely contemporary and totally timeless, My Sisters the Saints is an engaging spiritual memoir and the perfect guidebook for anyone who is looking for a companion to help her navigate life's sometimes difficult and confusing journey" ~ Cardinal Timothy Dolan
"In this fascinating memoir, Colleen Carroll Campbell recounts her discovery of kinship with six great women saints at crucial junctures on her journey through life. My Sisters the Saints is the story of how a thoroughly modern woman drew inspiration and strength from her spiritual 'sisters' while struggling with the mysteries of life, love, illness, and death in today's world. This lovely and highly readable book will touch many lives." ~ Mary Ann Glendon
|By:||Kansas Mom (Wichita, KS, October 20, 2014)|
|Review:||This is a personal memoir showing how the lives and writings of six saints helped the author understand how God was working in her life. It's heartbreaking and beautifully written. I recommend it to anyone who has wondered how to look to the lives of the saints to help us actually become closer to God, not just through some generic example, but in a deep and personal way.|