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My Badass Book of Saints

My Badass Book of Saints

Courageous Women Who Showed Me How to Live

by Maria Morera Johnson

"Catholics—and women everywhere—will find something to love." ~Publishers Weekly

About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

Maria Morera Johnson explores the qualities of 24 holy women who lived lives of virtue in unexpected and often difficult circumstances.

Read an Except From

Read an Except From "My Badass Book of Saints"

"I have a soft spot in my heart for nuns toting guns ... Sr. Blandina started off with a vocation to serve God, never imagining it would lead her to the Wild West." ~from the book

Praise for

Praise for "My Badass Book of Saints"

"This is a book that's not afraid to talk of the beautiful mess where faith meets real life and where saints and mortals coexist." ~Pat Gohn, author of "Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious"

Learn more about author, speaker, catechist, and photographer Maria Morera Johnson, and check out her blog.

Book Roundtable: Continue the Conversation with our Bloggers

It Takes All Kinds

It Takes All Kinds

Jessica Mesman Griffith

So many of us see the Catholic Church as a monolithic structure topped by an old man, when it's really the rogue gallery doing what they can.

Busting the

Busting the "Goody Two Shoes" Stereotype of Saints

Carl McColman

A gentle book that celebrates holy women in a way that busts out of the normal "good girl" stereotype, while remaining anchored in a mainstream conservative Catholic worldview.

The Gift of Female Saints

The Gift of Female Saints

Leticia Adams

Sainthood sometimes seems so far away. Johnson's book makes it not only seem close, but exciting!

Can a Saint be a Badass?

Can a Saint be a Badass?

Bruce Epperly

Our stereotypes of women saints often resemble the “church lady” from Saturday Night Live or a prim and proper Catholic nun from high school. Maria Johnson shows us that nothing could be further from the truth! 

My Three Favorite Qualities from My Badass Book of Saints

My Three Favorite Qualities from My Badass Book of Saints

Debra Landwehr Engle

As I read Johnson’s descriptions of the 24 women in her book, I started thinking about the women I know who face life with courage and spiritual insight.

Badass Saints: An Interview With Author Maria Morera Johnson

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