The Liturgy of Motherhood: Moments of Grace is a unique invitation to mothers and parents to pause and reflect on the rhythms, cycles, symbols, and rituals that define who they are, both as caregivers and members of a larger community. Using the liturgical year as her framework, Kathleen Finley explores the spirituality of many kinds of mothers and the ways that various aspects of the Christian tradition-from the Advent wreath to the Beatitudes, the Paschal mystery of Christ's death and Resurrection to the daily celebration of the Sacraments-shed their light on the daily and unique holiness of motherhood.
Kathleen Finley is a mother of three young adult sons and married to Mitch Finley, also a prominent Catholic author. She is a well-known teacher, speaker and writer on topics of women's, marital and family spirituality.
Part 1 Introduction: Motherhood and Liturgy: What's the Connection Chapter 2 Advent: Waiting in Hope Chapter 3 Christmas & Epiphany: A Child is Born to Us Chapter 4 Lent: The Disciplines of Motherhood Chapter 5 Holy Week and Easter: Dying and Rising Chapter 6 Pentecost: The Spirit at Work Chapter 7 Ordinary Time: Living Motherhood Day to Day Part 8 Resources Part 9 Afterword