In her book Rooted in Love Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle, bestselling author and popular EWTN television and radio personality, accompanies Catholic women through the ups and downs of their lives, encouraging them to be reflections of Christ in all things.
With warmth and candor, Cooper O’Boyle demonstrates why she is so beloved by her readers, viewers, and listeners. Through sometimes-unexpected stories from her own journey, she shows that being a faith-filled Catholic woman does not mean being perfect. Rather, in the midst of parenting difficulties, marital problems, economic hardships, and sickness—among other challenges—one finds strength in Christ and in the wisdom and community of the Church.
She highlights how the sacraments, the virtues, prayer, Mary and the saints, the works of mercy, and various devotions and practices all offer women grace and guidance for their lives.
Table of contents:
Part One: Discovering Myself in Christ
Who Am I?
Becoming a Whole Woman
Part Two: Christ is my strength
Always at My Side
Offering Me Living Water
Part Three: Christ is my life
In My Home
In My Work
In My Struggles
Part Four: Meeting Christ in others
A Woman for Others
When Did I See You, Lord?
Part Five: Christ is My Joy
My Soul Magnifies the Lord
Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle
Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle is an award-winning author and journalist, speaker, reviewer, and the EWTN television host of Everyday Blessings for Catholic Moms, which she created. A Catholic wife and mother of five, Cooper O’Boyle was noted as one of the Top Ten Most Fascinating Catholics in 2009 by Faith & Family Live. She enjoyed a decade-long friendship with Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta and became a Lay Missionary of Charity. For many years her spiritual director was Servant of God John A. Hardon, S.J., who also served as one of Mother Teresa’s spiritual directors.
Cooper O’Boyle was invited by the Holy See in 2008 to participate in an international congress for women at the Vatican to mark the twentieth anniversary of the apostolic letter Mulieris Dignitatem (On the Dignity and Vocation of Women). She received apostolic blessings from Blessed Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI on her books and work and a special blessing from Pope John Paul II for her work with Blessed Mother Teresa. Cooper O’Boyle is the author of several books on faith and family, including Bringing Lent Home with Mother Teresa, Mother Teresa and Me, Embracing Motherhood, and The Domestic Church. She has been featured by Zenit news and Rome Reports, and is a frequent guest on EWTN’s Bookmark, Faith & Culture, and Vatican Insider.
Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle has the great ability to speak to and spiritually connect with the hearts of her readers.
- Doug Keck, Host of EWTN Bookmark
Offers Donna-Marie’s unique brand of encouragement and spiritual guidance, amazing anecdotes of a life well lived, plus reflection questions, prayers, and more to help you know, love, and serve God more fully every day.
- Lisa M. Hendey, Author of A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms
Whether you are single or married, managing a busy household buzzing with children or adjusting to the quiet of an empty nest, Rooted in Love will give you the spiritual inspiration and practical tools you need to embrace your calling as a Catholic woman.
- Mary DeTurris Poust, Author of Cravings: A Catholic Wrestles with Food, Self-Image, and God
Brings common sense back to the table! Donna-Maries practical wisdom helps women to see their lofty vocation, but in a down-to-earth way.
- Rev. Leo Patalinghug, Author of Grace Before Meals
Count on Donna-Marie to affirm, encourage, enlighten, and edify. Rooted in Loveexplores the foundational truth that our calling as Catholic women is to discover who we are in Christ, and subsequently to become the disciples we are meant to be.
- Karen Edmisten, Author of After Miscarriage
A wonderful book for every Catholic woman. Beautiful and inviting, it is also solid, balanced, and practical. I especially loved the many stories she tells of Christian love in action and of how God gave her strength to endure her own crosses.
- Ronda Chervin, Author of Walk with Me, Jesus: A Widows Journey