"Bless the Lord, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do his word, hearkening to the voice of his word! Bless the Lord, all his hosts, his ministers that do his will!" - Psalms 103: 20-21

“Beautifully and profoundly written, author Mary Kaufman points out that God summons women to a “grace of personal mission.” Throughout fascinating and provocative chapters, Kaufmann illustrates how women discover, awaken, and fully live their gifts. “

Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle
EWTN TV Host, speaker, and award-winning author

Awakening a Life-Giving Heart

Insights for Women Who Pray for the Church

Mary Gannon Kaufmann

Live with a generous spirit! A book for all Catholic women who want to grow contemplatively, in order to pray effectively for their families and for the Church. The focus of the book is not academic but a spiritual encouragement to live out the life-giving capacity of the feminine genius.

Mary Gannon Kaufmann describes the life-giving nature of womanhood and seeks to guide women to live a deeper contemplative life of faith and prayer that can awaken holiness in themselves and others, in their families and the priests and deacons that they pray for.

Even though this call to effectively intercede for others is not new, today the call to spiritually uplift the Church and her clergy stands in new brilliance. Using Venerable Concepción’s work as well as the insights of other saintly women, Awakening a Life-Giving Heart helps women learn to negotiate the ups and downs of their lives as prayerful sacrifices for others.


For You:

This will help you learn to negotiate the ups and downs of your lives as prayerful sacrifices for others as well as encourage you to live out the life-giving capacity of the feminine genius.

For a Friend:

This would be a great gift for any woman looking to grow in her role of praying for the Church and all its clergy.

For Your Parish:

Order for your parish women (women’s groups, rosary group, adoration groups, etc.) and receive a bulk discount!

There is a particular spirituality and a special love through Christ that motivates the prayer that comes through the feminine heart. This is a wonderful gift—to have this sense of someone, a holy woman, centered in God, walking along with me, praying for my ministry and person. We are to welcome and live in the mystery of this gift.

About the Author

Mary is co-director of the Incarnate Institute. She is also a retreat leader on EWTN Radio and is an international Catholic speaker. She holds a Masters in Theology from Loras College and a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She and her husband John,  a permanent deacon, live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with their six kids.

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