Monday, January 4, 2010

Mother Teresa and Me: Ten Years of Friendship (a review in the making)

Soooo....I opened the book Mother Teresa and Me: Ten Years of Friendship by Donna-Marie Cooper-O'Boyle on Saturday morning and I COULD NOT put it down!!! I walked around with it all day, lol! Every second I could sit and read, I did (while watching my lovely 4 children, of course)...I got to Chapter 7! Stopped for the day and Sunday to let it all sink in, I have one word to describe how I feel after reading thus far, "WOW!" I also noticed something that was definitely from God, total inner matter how nutty things got with the kids, I was SUPER calm (not the way I normally handle things, lol). Hence, the kids reacted back the same way, it was so sweet and lovely to have this little interaction!

Also, I have felt a feeling of being "full" and have wanted to eat very little, this happens to me when I've come back from Ignatius Retreats in the past, as if my sould was filled to the brim and my body need-not the usual amount of nurishment! Have you ever experienced this? I've read about it, in the lives of's a beautiful feeling!! I just wanted to thank Donna-Marie for this wonderful book and for sharing her story because although it is hard to leave my home to go on a retreat because of all the kids, I was actually graced with a mini-retreat on Saturday, while reading your book! It truly grounded me, or I should say lifted me up spiritually but most of all as a mommy!!! =) God bless her!!!! Once I finish reading the whole book, I'll write my official review for the Catholic Company of this amazing book, so stay tuned! If you are interested in ordering a copy for yourself, visit the Catholic Company or click here for the author's website. Now, I'm off to keep reading, can't wait! :)


  1. It is wonderful to involve Mother Teresa in your lives as mothers. I have recently cut the price of my book in half for 2010 until Mother Teresa's 100th birthday. Take a look:
    Linda Schaefer

  2. Dear "Little Flower 1220,"

    I am so happy that my book is bringing you peace, by God's grace. Thank you for your kind words. I'd like to let folks know that they can order an autographed copy from my website: I send all books out with a blessed Miraculous medal, and while supplies last, the medals that are being sent with the book are the ones that were blessed by Pope Benedict XVI while I was in Rome at his audience in November.

    Thanks again for your very kind words and I will look forward to your review!

    God bless!