Women’s Resources

Please check the Archdiocesan Education Resource Center for additional resources or for your particular need: https://www.dbqarch.org/offices/education-resource-center/.

The Friendship Project: In The Friendship Project, Faehnle and Jaminet explore the cardinal and theological virtues with an eye toward friendship. Focusing on faith, hope, love, prudence, gratitude, loyalty, generosity, and prayerfulness, they help us answer questions such as, “What does it mean to be women of hope, and how does that change our lives and make us more compassionate friends during difficult times?”

Catholic Moms: Building and Sustaining Small Groups to Support the Vocation of Motherhood by Ave Maria Press: An hour-long webinar on creating and sustaining this particular type of small group: http://catholicmom.com/2011/03/31/building-and-sustaining-small-groups-for-catholic-moms/

Full of Grace: Women and the Abundant Life by Johnnette Benkovic: “In Full of Grace, you will discover five essential elements that will help you to deepen your relationship with God. By cultivating this essential relationship, you will be empowered to more fully embrace your God-given calling.” http://shop.womenofgrace.com/product/21/

Grace Within: Grace Within is a small group spiritual formation process for women utilizing personal journals and led by peers. We continue this personal spiritual growth process grounded in a 23 year history. Founded in the Catholic tradition and having grown from its Catholic roots to be inclusive of all Christian traditions, Within Ministries is rooted in the Benedictine values of hospitality, prayer, and community. The spiritual process invites awareness, listening, humility, reflection, silence, and presence.

Living as a Beloved Daughter of God: A Faith-Sharing Guide for Catholic Women by Bill Bawden and Patricia Mitchell: “This sixteen-session faith sharing guide will help women come to deeper understanding of their identity in Christ while also helping them to gain a renewed perspective of their varied roles as wives, mothers, sisters, and daughters.” http://bookstore.wau.org/productdetails.cfm?PC=223

Momnipotent: The Not So Perfect Women’s Guide to Catholic Motherhood: An 8-week Experience for Moms by Danielle Bean: “In Momnipotent, Danielle Bean provides much-needed encouragement to all women. Momnipotent validates the dignity and importance of motherhood by helping mothers to recognize 8 uniquely feminine strengths, and how to use those strengths to find peace, purpose, balance, and joy in being the woman God created and called them to be.” http://ascensionpress.com/t/category/study-programs/theology-of-the-body/study-for-women

The Cup of Life: A Guide to Spiritual Growth by Joyce Rupp: Rupp illustrates how the ordinary cups used each day can become sacred vessels that connect readers with life and bring them into closer union with the Divine. She explores how the cup is a rich symbol of life, with its emptiness and fullness, its brokenness and flaws, and its many blessings. With daily devotions for six weeks, this book is ideal for individual usage as well as group usage in parish settings, religious communities, and small Christian communities.” https://www.avemariapress.com/product/1-933495-31-6/The-Cup-of-Our-Life/

Walking with Purpose: Seven Priorities That Make Life Work by Lisa Brenninkmeyer (through Dynamic Catholic): “Lisa will help you: Stop striving and rest in God’s unconditional love. Experience new hope in your marriage. Reach your child’s heart. Create clarity in a cluttered home.
 Find friendships that go below the surface and satisfy.
 Discover your passion and purpose.” http://dynamiccatholic.com/parish-book-program/parish-book-program-book-catalog/

Women in the New Evangelization: WINE is a creative and inspired ministry to invigorate Catholic parishes through encouraging, supporting, and nurturing women in the faith and by equipping and mobilizing women as intentional disciples of Christ. Online book studies, faith-sharing materials, and blogs: http://womeninthenewevangelization.com/

Wrapped Up: God’s Ten Gifts for Women by Teresa Tomeo and Cheryl Dickow: The study “offers a healthy alternative to the false messages women hear today. Each chapter focuses on a different gift a woman is meant to discover and unwrap, ultimately leading to peace and fulfillment.” http://franciscanmedia.org/wrappedup/