Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle
Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle is a wife, mother of five children, grandmother, blogger, catechist, EWTN TV host, and popular international speaker who thoroughly enjoys her vocations of motherhood and grand motherhood and considers them to be sublime vocations. She feels passionate about inspiring and encouraging mothers, grandmothers, women, and families. Though she writes a lot for women, many of her books are for men as well. Donna-Marie also writes about Faith, prayer, family issues, the Church, and the saints. That said, Donna-Marie never planned to be an author, TV Host or international speaker. But, she deeply desires to share the Faith and to help others. She has taught all grade levels of Faith Formation as a Catechist for almost thirty years and is an award winning and best-selling journalist and author of more than thirty book titles, with book sales headed towards half a million books (a few are translated into various languages). The author was invited by the Holy See to participate in an international congress for Catholic women at the Vatican in 2008 which focused on "Mulieris Dignitatam: On the Dignity and Vocation of Women." Donna-Marie was blessed to know Saint Teresa of Calcutta for about ten years.They met on many occasions and shared a correspondence that spanned a period of ten years. Donna-Marie became a Lay Missionary of Charity (lay part of her Religious Order) and founded a branch of the lay Order. Saint Mother Teresa wrote the Foreword for Donna-Marie's book, "Prayerfully Expecting: A Nine Month Novena for Mothers-To-Be" (Crossroad Publishing, 2007). Mother Teresa endorsed some of Donna-Marie's books and encouraged Donna-Marie to write them and to continue to write other books as well, to help mothers, women, and families. Donna-Marie feels she should pass on the blessings that she has received from Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta and she strives to do so through her writing, talks, radio and television shows. Watch Donna-Marie on FOX News here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOU793PQbXU Because Donna-Marie loves to inspire mothers and families, she created three television series for EWTN: "Everyday Blessings for Catholic Moms," "Catholic Mom's Cafe," and "Feeding Your Family's Soul" which she hosts. This Catholic author can't help but weave Mother Teresa's wisdom throughout her writings and talks. DVD's of Donna-Marie's EWTN series are available at EWTN RC.com and through Donna-Marie's website. Some segments are now on You tube. The "Catholic Mom's Cafe" DVD is also available. Donna-Marie has received Apostolic Blessings from Saint John Paul II who has blessed her books. You can see some of Donna-Marie's writing work on the Internet via parenting columns and inspirational writings. She maintains several blogs and writes for several magazines and national newspapers, including L'Osservatore Romano, Magnificat magazine, the National Catholic Register, Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly, Catholic World Report, Catholic Mom, Integrated Catholic Life and more. See a book trailer for Donna-Marie's "Embracing Motherhood" book here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M452mFDcUtU&list=UUQOnKbOrs-tXVHMLThryHrA&index=2&feature=plcp Autographed copies of Donna-Marie's books as well as her CD's and DVD's can be obtained through her website: www.donnacooperoboyle.com. Her other book titles (not mentioned above) include: "The Domestic Church: Room by Room: A Mother's Study Guide" (Servant Books) and "Grace Cafe: Serving Up Recipes for Faithful Mothering" (Circle Press, Oct., 2008), "Mother Teresa and Me: Ten Years of Friendship" (Our Sunday Visitor Pub. Co.), "A Catholic Woman's Book of Prayers" (Our Sunday Visitor, September, 2010), "Bringing Lent Home with Mother Teresa," (Ave Maria Press), "Bringing Lent Home with Saint Therese of Lisieux, (Ave Maria Press), "Bringing Lent Home with St. John Paul II," (Ave Maria Press), "Embracing Motherhood" which is in book form and audio on CD narrated by Donna-Marie (Servant Books), "Rooted in Love: Our Calling as Catholic Women" (Ave Maria Press), Catholic Mom's Cafe: 5-Minute Retreats for Every Day of the Year (Our Sunday Visitor), Angels For Kids (Paraclete Press), My Confirmation Book (Paraclete Press), Catholic Saints Prayer Book (Our Sunday Visitor), The Miraculous Medal: Stories, Prayers, and Devotions, a new Lenten book: Bringing Lent Home with Pope Francis (Ave Maria Press), her newly released memoir, THE KISS OF JESUS (ignatius Press), Feeding Your Family's Soul: Dinner Table Spirituality, Our Lady of Fatima: Stories, Prayers, and Devotions (Servant Books), Our Lady's Message to Three Shepherd Children and the World (Sophia Institute Press), By Dawn's Early Light, Prayers and Meditations for Military Wives (Sophia Institute Press), A Catholic Woman's Book of Prayers (2nd edition with Paraclete Press), and Catholic Wisdom for A Mother's Heart (Paraclete Press). As well, she just released (Oct. 2018) Advent with Our Lady of Fatima (Sophia Institute Press) and will release "52 Weeks with Saint Faustina: A Year of Grace and Mercy" (Marian Press). Donna-Marie has also contributed to other books and has a few other new books forthcoming which includes: "Small Things with Great Love." Check out her websites: www.donnacooperoboyle.com and www.feedingyourfamilyssoul.com to learn more. Check out her many blogs which can be accessed through her website. Subscribe to Donna-Marie's FREE email newsletters through her website or blogs. Retreats, events, and talks can be arranged with Donna-Marie through her website or writing to her at DMCOBoyle(at)aol.com She also leads inspiring pilgrimages to holy sites and Shrines.