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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Inspirational Books for Mothers

Every once in a while, I find it beneficial to read a book about parenting or motherhood. Over the years, I have read (and sometimes reread) several that I really like. These books include:

Around the Year with the Trapp Family by Maria Augusta Trapp

Children and Parents by Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

On Christian Marriage (Casti Connubii) by Pope Pius XI

Great Wives and Mothers by Rev. Hugh Francis Blunt

How to Raise Good Catholic Children or We and Our Children: How to Make a Catholic Home by Mary Reed Newland

The Mirror of True Womanhood by by Rt. Rev. Monsignor Bernard O'Reilly, D.D., L.D.

Please Don't Drink the Holy Water! by Susie Lloyd

Pope Pius XII Speaks to Mothers (Allocution of Pope Pius XII 'DAVANTI A QUESTA’) translated by Canon G.D. Smith

The Privilege of Being a Woman by Alice von Hildebrand

Raise Happy Children: Teach them Virtues by Mary Ann Budnick (and the other books in this series)

The Saints and Our Children by Mary Reed Newland

Your Labor of Love by Agnes M. Penny

I will update this list if I think of additional books that fall into this category.


  1. Thank you for including my book, "The Domestic Church: Room by Room: A Mother's Study Guide." I think you will really like "Grace Cafe: Serving Up Recipes for Faithful Mothering" which came out at the same time. I also have, "The Heart of Motherhood: Finding Holiness in the Catholic Home" and "Catholic Prayer Book for Mothers" which are all very popular among the women and mothers.

    God bless!


  2. Thank you for the recommendations. I look forward to reading more of your books!


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