We’re thrilled to share another wonderful addition to our CatholicMom.com Book Series with our friends at Ave Maria Press. The wonderful new book Divine Mercy for Moms: Sharing the Lessons of St. Faustina, co-authored by CatholicMom.com contributors Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet, has moved beyond a single book and into a movement of mothers embracing their personal and familial devotion to Divine Mercy.
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About the Book:
Originating in the early twentieth century, the Divine Mercy devotion of St. Faustina Kowalska is one of the most celebrated of all Catholic devotions. In this, their first book, Catholic bloggers and speakers Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet break open the history, practices, and prayers associated with the devotion, guiding busy moms to receive God’s message of Divine Mercy and pass it on to others through their words, deeds, and prayers.
In her famous Diary: Divine Mercy in My Soul, St. Faustina Kowalska recorded a series of visions of Jesus where he revealed the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and promised that anything can be obtained with the prayer if it is compatible with his will. St. John Paul II formally established the Divine Mercy devotion and canonized Faustina in 2000. The Marians of the Immaculate Conception are dedicated to spreading the Divine Mercy devotion; the foreword for this book was written by Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC, author of Divine Mercy Explained and 33 Days to Morning Glory.
In Divine Mercy for Moms, Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet of the Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference—one of the largest annual Catholic women’s conferences in the country—draw upon their own experiences to introduce you to St. Faustina and her five essential elements of the Divine Mercy message:
- The image of the Merciful Jesus
- The Feast of Divine Mercy
- The Chaplet of Divine Mercy
- The House of Mercy
- Spreading the honor of Divine Mercy
With heartwarming stories and practical advice, this book reveals that mercy is not just a gift to be received in the confessional but a spiritual resource that strengthens those who extend themselves in word, deed, and prayer. Designed for personal or group study, Divine Mercy for Moms celebrates the infinite mercy of God and the role of Mary, the Mother of Mercy, in the lives of all believers.
The book also includes group study questions, prayers of mercy, and thirty reflections from the authors’ website, divinemercyformoms.com.
About the Authors:
Michele Faehnle is a blogger, contributor to CatholicMom.com, and codirector of the Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference. She earned a bachelor of science degree (cum laude) in nursing from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 1999. After twelve years as a labor and delivery nurse, she left nursing to be home with her growing family and answer the call to the New Evangelization. Faehnle has spoken at the National Shrine of Divine Mercy and to several women’s groups and conferences, including the annual convention of the Columbus Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. Faehnle also volunteers at her parish and her children’s Catholic school. She and her husband, Matthew, have four children and live in Columbus, Ohio.
Emily Jaminet is a blogger, contributor to CatholicMom.com, and serves on the leadership team of the Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mental health and human services with a minor in human life studies from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 1998. After a brief stint as an administrative assistant at the Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation, a Christian nonprofit, she decided to stay at home with her children.
Jaminet does a daily short segment called “A Mother’s Moment” on St. Gabriel Catholic Radio AM 820. She has spoken to several women’s groups and conferences, including Zanesville Women’s Conference, St. Mary’s of Delaware Lenten Women’s Reflection, and Women’s Day of Reflection for Homeschoolers. Jaminet also volunteers at her parish and her children’s Catholic schools. She and her husband, John, have seven children and live in Columbus, Ohio.
Praise for Divine Mercy for Moms:
“I hope you will read this book and help save the world. We need you, Catholic moms! From your often overlooked love, God will grant us extraordinary gifts of grace in the present time of mercy.”
Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC
Author of 33 Days to Morning Glory
“Divine Mercy for Moms invites us into a profound consideration of the life and spirituality of St. Faustina Kowalska from the vantage point of motherhood. Let Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet introduce you to the beauty of St. Faustina’s Divine Mercy devotion and help you bring this amazing spiritual gift to life in your home.”
Lisa M. Hendey
Founder of CatholicMom.com and author of The Grace of Yes
“Through engaging stories and practical applications (good for any busy mom), Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet show how the simple, ordinary tasks of motherhood can have extraordinary results when done with a heart that knows the power of God’s divine mercy. This book is a must read for any mom who has ever uttered the words, ‘Lord, have mercy.'”
Founder of WINE: Women in the New Evangelization
and author of Created to Relate
“Jesus gave St. Faustina a three-fold formula for extending his mercy to others that incorporates deed, word, and prayer. Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet show us ways to live that formula out in our families and in our communities through creative yet doable ideas that will motivate even the busiest moms!”
Author of Terese, Faustina, and Bernadette
“Divine Mercy for Moms makes what’s all too easily an abstract concept into a tangible approach. Roll up your sleeves and prepare to dog-ear your copy as your family life and personal devotion are challenged and enhanced.”
Sarah A. Reinhard
Catholic blogger, speaker writer,
and author of A Catholic Mother’s Companion to Pregnancy
“Divine Mercy for Moms is profound yet simple, compelling yet gentle. Sharing candidly from their own lived experience, the authors testify to the transformative power of Divine Mercy in their own families and marriages with encouragement that is candid, wise, and very practical.”
Patrick and Nancy Madrid
Radio host and author of Why Be Catholic?
“I encourage mothers, no matter the ages of your children, to gather and take advantage of the faith study section of this book. It will not only transform your lives, but those of your family and society. It is a great aid in inspiring women to respond to our unique call to the New Evangelization and usher in what Pope Saint John Paul II called a civilization of love.”