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Mothers of the Church

The Witness of Early Christian Women

ISBN13: 9781612785622

ISBN10: 161278562X

Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor

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  • Meet the heroines of Christianity's formative years!

    Mike Aquilina and Christopher Bailey, in a follow-up to the best-selling The Fathers of the Church, have penned an inspiring companion volume on the Mothers of the Church that, like no other book, explores their impact on history and the Faith.

    Mothers of the Church: The Witness of Early Christian Women will reinforce Catholics understanding of the part played by women in the early Church. Drawing upon a wide spectrum of sources, it illustrates the many kinds of women that left their mark on sacred history by responding to God s call. Whether they were martyrs, abbesses, mothers, desert solitaries, or managers of large family businesses, these women s stories will encourage you and deepen your faith.

    Each chapter features a concise biography that is supplemented by quotes from the Fathers writings concerning the woman in question, poetry concerning her, and other ancient testimonials.

    The authors authoritative yet accessible writing style deftly explores the important impact of early Christian women.

    The Mothers of the Church include:

    Holy Women of the New Testament
    -St. Blandina
    -St. Perpetua and St. Felicity
    -St. Helena
    -St. Thecla
    -St. Agnes of Rome
    -St. Macrina
    -Proba the Widow
    -St. Marcella
    -St. Paula
    -St. Eustochium
    -St. Monica
    -Egeria the Tourist

  • Mike Aquilina

    Mike is author or editor of more than a dozen books on Catholic history, doctrine, and devotion. He is vice president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology based in Steubenville, Ohio.


    Mike is co-host, with Scott Hahn, of “The Lamb’s Supper” (2001), “Hail, Holy Queen” (2002), “First Comes Love” (2003), “Lord, Have Mercy” (2004), and “Swear to God” (2005) — all airing on EWTN. He also appears regularly as a panelist on “The Weekly Roman Observer,” broadcast by Catholic Familyland Network.


    Mike’s career in publishing spans two decades, and hundreds of his articles have appeared in many periodicals and journals in the United States and abroad.


    Christopher Bailey

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