Mothers of the Church

In the mail comes, Mothers of the Church: The Witness of Early Christian Women, by Mike Aquilina and Christopher Bailey. It’s the follow-up to Aquilina’s hugely popular book, The Fathers of the Church.

A book of martyrs, mothers, abbesses, desert solitaries and (believe it or not) entrepreneurs who “left their mark on sacred history by responding to God’s call. Included are some of my favorite women: Saints Perpetua and Felicity, Saint Thecla, Saint Agnes of Rome, Saint Monica, Saint Macrina, Saint Paula, the Holy Women of the New Testament. . .and 160 pages.

Just perfect for a summer read-and-share! I’m looking forward to cracking it open!

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