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IP#176 My Sisters the Saints – Colleen Carroll Campbell on Inside the Pages

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IP#176 My Sisters the Saints – Colleen Carroll Campbell on Inside the Pages

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I love this book...what a wonderful introduction on how the Communion of Saints can change our lives.  (http://www.discerninghearts.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Colleen-Carroll-Campbell.jpg)Colleen Carroll Campbell writes a beautiful memoir that not only chronicles the  important passages of life she's traveled thus far, but she also shares the guidance and insight she has received from several "sister" saints she has met along the way...St. Teresa of Avila, St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Faustina, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein), Bl. Teresa of Calcutta and, of course, the Queen and Mother of them all, The Blessed Virgin Mary.  This work is more than just a cataloging of the events of her life or facts about these incredible women, Colleen shares a compelling story that is truly a page turner.  It was a book that brought  great joy and peace to my heart; it helped me  to reflect on, and appreciate more fully, those wonderful members of the "Cloud of Witnesses" who have touched my life....what a true gift God has given us in the Communion of the Saints.  A  HIGHLY recommended book on all levels. (http://www.discerninghearts.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/My-Sisters-the-Saints.jpg)You can find the book here (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0770436498/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=disceheart-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=0770436498&adid=16RJ2T726PNJ0MP53C6Y)   “Colleen Carroll Campbell has encountered most of the challenges confronting young women today—balancing dating, courtship, and marriage with a successful career, caring for a parent with Alzheimer’s, dealing with infertility—but she hasn’t faced these challenges alone. In My Sisters the Saints, Campbell introduces us to the women who helped her along the way – women like Teresa of Avila, Therese of Lisieux, Edith Stein, and, of course, the Blessed Virgin Mary. Completely contemporary and totally timeless, My Sisters the Saints is an engaging spiritual memoir and the perfect guidebook for anyone who is looking for a companion to help her navigate life’s sometimes difficult and confusing journey.” – Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York “In this fascinating memoir, Colleen Carroll Campbell recounts her discovery of kinship with six great women saints at crucial junctures on her journey through life. My Sisters the Saints is the story of how a thoroughly modern woman drew inspiration and strength from her spiritual ‘sisters’ while struggling with the mysteries of life, love, illness, and death in today’s world. This lovely and highly readable book will touch many lives.”
- Mary Ann Glendon, former U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican, Harvard Law professor, and President of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences
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