Mothers of the Church by Mike Aquilina
The Witness of Early Christian Women

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Meet the heroines of Christianity's formative years!

Mike Aquilina and Christopher Bailey, in a follow-up to the best-selling The Fathers of the Church, have penned an inspiring companion volume on the Mothers of the Church that, like no other book, explores their impact on history and the Faith.

Mothers of the Church: The Witness of Early Christian Women will reinforce Catholics understanding of the part played by women in the early Church. Drawing upon a wide spectrum of sources, it illustrates the many kinds of women that left their mark on sacred history by responding to God s call. Whether they were martyrs, abbesses, mothers, desert solitaries, or managers of large family businesses, these women s stories will encourage you and deepen your faith.

Each chapter features a concise biography that is supplemented by quotes from the Fathers writings concerning the woman in question, poetry concerning her, and other ancient testimonials.

The authors authoritative yet accessible writing style deftly explores the important impact of early Christian women.

The Mothers of the Church include:

Holy Women of the New Testament
--St. Blandina
--St. Perpetua and St. Felicity
--St. Helena
--St. Thecla
--St. Agnes of Rome
--St. Macrina
--Proba the Widow
--St. Marcella
--St. Paula
--St. Eustochium
--St. Monica
--Egeria the Tourist
 

About Mike Aquilina

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Vice-president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, Mike Aquilina has authored or edited more than a dozen books on Catholic history, doctrine, and devotion. He is currently co-host of EWTN's "Swear to God" and a regular panelist on "The Weekly Roman Observer" broadcast by the Catholic Family Network. Christopher Bailey has worked as a writer, editor, translator, and researcher for more than 15 years. His articles have appeared in Touchstone, Columbia, New Covenant, the New Catholic Encyclopedia (second edition), and elsewhere. Schooled in the great-books tradition, he has spent many years in close study and translation of the Arthurian texts.
 
Published March 8, 2012 by Our Sunday Visitor. 160 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality.

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