Review and Giveaway: The Catholic Mom's Prayer Companion


It was such a blessing to be able to help contribute to The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion. Working with Lisa Hendey and Sarah Reinhard is always a joy, and I was excited, selfishly, to see my work published. But as I’m working my way through this beautiful book, I’m seeing that the far greater blessing is to now have this book of reflections from friends to keep me company this coming year.

The Catholic Mom's Prayer Companion

Honest, insightful, and so encouraging, the Prayer Companion is a collection of reflections from moms and dads who are right in the thick of family life. Each reflection feels like that rare conversation with a friend that keeps you thinking and makes you feel uplifted and encouraged to keep trying your best at your vocation.

Collectively the book is a tremendously powerful reminder that despite our differences of opinion and circumstances, Catholic parents have a world in common, indeed everything in common, as they struggle with the task of raising a family in the Catholic faith in today’s world. When it seems like no one else has to deal with the sometimes difficult and strange task of making a Catholic family “work” in modern day, I encourage you to pick up this book and find comfort in all the other families that are truly in the same boat.

I have an extra copy that I’d love to give away so if you’d like to enter to win it, please leave a comment below by Saturday, September 10th, and I’ll pick a winner at random.

Prayers for a happy, smooth, and holy start of a new school year!

The way you live your days is the way you live your life. –Annie Dillard

Copyright 2016 Meg Matenaer


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  1. I’d love to win this book! I’m a new mom to a six week old and my whole life has been turned upside down including my spiritual life! I desire to learn how to grow spiritually even in the midst of sleep deprivation and mommy worries!

  2. As a mom of 7 I still can not glean enough from others. Parenting is such a journey and knowing your not alone, well it’s priceless. I’d love a new book for me as a mom.

  3. I purchased another of your Catholic Mom books in the past and found it practical and grounding. This book would be a nice way to start my day when I wake up before the rest of the family for some quiet time to myself.

  4. I would love to win this book! I am a FOCUS Missionary (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) along with my husband and we are expecting our first child this February!

  5. I would love to win! This book is on my Amazon wish list! I’m a mom of 4 kids 5 and under and am in desperate need of prayer time assistance.

  6. Cheryl Kinjerski on

    This looks like a lovely book. I think it would make a wonderful addition to my prayer life. Thank you for this giveaway.

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