Learning About the Saints: Books for Catholic Moms

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In our Catholic homeschool, one of my favorite subjects to explore is our vast litany of Catholic saints.

As a mom, the saints provide inspiration to my everyday life. Let’s take a look at some of my favorite saints books.

saints books for Catholic moms

Catholic Saints Books for Moms

Saints on Call: Everyday Devotions for Moms

If you study the lives of the saints, you’ll find that they certainly weren’t perfect, but struggled with many of the same vices that we face every day.

This book points to specific saints to lean on in times of suffering, anxiety or feeling like a failure.

Holy Women

Ready to explore 17 female Catholic saints?

Pope Emeritus Benedict takes a look at the unique roles these women played in our church. Some of my favorites? St. Joan of Arc, St Catherine of Sienna, and St Elizabeth of Hungary.

Sisterhood of Saints:Daily Guidance and Inspiration

I LOVE daily devotionals. (I’ll list my favorites later this month!)

Part of my collection includes this gem – a quick daily look at a female saint, a Bible verse for inspiration, and a challenge for you to emulate a virtue of that saint. It’s perfect for a busy mom – I can read this before the littles get up, and be in the right frame of mind for the day.

Real Women, Real Saints

This book reminds us that saints come in all different shapes and sizes — single, married, widowed, educated, poor, ordinary and spectacular. The stories are short, so you can sneak in a few in between loads of laundry or while cooking dinner.

A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms: 52 Companions for Your Heart, Mind, Body and Soul

This is my ALL TIME favorite Catholic saints resource.

My edition of this book is tattered and dog eared, with notes in the margins and highlighted passages throughout.

My friend Lisa Hendey takes 52 saints and explores them as they relate to our vocation as mothers. It’s a perfect layout to take a saint per week and learn more.

(Lisa will make a guest appearance this month, discussing how she uses Evernote as a prayer Journal!)

Ablaze: Stories of Daring Teen Saints

I know this book is geared for teens, but I love Colleen’s writing style.

Reading about teenaged saints is so inspiring …. we should all be living our faith to the fullest, no matter what our age!

My Sisters the Saints: a Spiritual Memoir

This beautiful story takes a look at six female saints who deeply inspired the author’s life – Teresa of Avila, Therese of Lisieux, Faustina of Poland, Edith Stein of Germany, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and Mary of Nazareth.

My Life with the Saints

Diving into spiritual reading can be difficult with lots of little children at home.

I was thrilled to see this selection from Father James Martin, S.J., in audio form. I’ve been listening to it during the commute from work.

I enjoy hearing about Father Martin’s struggles and the saints that he relied on to help him overcome pride, deepen his compassion, and shore up his flagging courage.

Resources for Catholic Moms

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What’s your favorite resource for studying Catholic saints? Be sure and share your ideas in the comments!




  1. Kristi aspeslet says

    I too have been using the 52 saints for catholic moms daily for probably 2 years now. I now use it daily to find a saint to help über ceded for me for the virtue I need most that day! Or if a friend is in need it’s my quick turn too! I just had a friend name her child after saint Colette and was able to share her beautiful prayer to Saint Colette with her! I also love love doing my daily reflections, devotions and prayers every morning so I look forward to your posts regarding your favorite books for that! God bless!!!!

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