Thursday, May 23, 2013

A review of "My Sisters the Saints"



My Sisters the Saints, by Colleen Carroll Campbell

Colleen Carroll Campbell is definitely a working Catholic mom! Her newest book, My Sisters The Saints reveals Colleen as a strong, vulnerable, and capable leader, following a familiar journey of faith – those of many of us women, and in particular, those of 6 beautiful female Saints.
Colleen writes in a way that weaves the stories of six power-house female saints – St. Teresa of Avila, St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Faustina of Poland, St. Theresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein), Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and Our Blessed Mother Mary – with her life, as she walks her own journey of faith. It is a beautiful story of women walking on a journey, struggling with their sins and frailty, and determining to follow the way of the Lord.
What I like most about this book is that it isn’t clean…In other words, faith is complex…it doesn’t come in nice clean packages. Colleen answers a big question for women of faith: Yes, the Christian walk is a walk of suffering…but it is redemptive, beautiful, and unifying in the body of Christ.
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