My mother shared with me recently her book, “My Sisters the Saints” by Colleen Carroll Campbell. I finished it yesterday and knew I had to share how amazing it was! Colleen Campbell shares her quest to find God in light of balancing her Christian faith and feminist mentality in our secular, materialistic world. She finds inspiration, enlightenment and hope in six women saints: Teresa of Avila, Therese of Lisieux, Faustina of Poland, Edith Stein of Germany, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and Mary of Nazareth.
I think this book is great for Catholic women who are struggling with how to “do it all”… I am not a fan of that expression because I truly believe there is give and take in any aspect of life and there comes a point where one must decide which values to give priority over others. Colleen’s story helps in explaining how the faith has the best answers for women in these matters (in our careers, relationships, motherhood/infertility, and being a woman) and her insight on the lives of the saints will inspire you to get to know these awesome lady saints better as well!
I truly believe the ultimate feminism can by found in the Catholic faith, in the teachings of our Church and the many women who have gone before us. I cannot write as eloquently or spiritually as Colleen Campbell in her book to explain, so I just highly recommend reading this book! Youtube video below is Colleen giving an overview of her book.
I hope you all are inspired to read it and enjoy it as much as I did. Thank you to my own amazing momma for sharing this book with me and always inspiring me in the faith.
In Peace and Joy, Julia