This looks great! Lisa Hendey has a new book coming out in November – A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. Even better, there’s a CONTEST sponsored by our friends at Aquinas and More Catholic Bookstore. You should sign up to be a Tiber River reviewer, too, so that you can participate!
Now, as for the saint I’m SURE is featured somewhere in the book? St. Anthony, all the way. Because what is motherhood without losing your keys? Your purse? That paperwork you were supposed to turn in for registering the kids for foosball?
I say: a day without invoking the aid of St. Anthony is a day without children around.
Whether you go with the pious and appropriate:
O Holy St. Anthony, gentlest of Saints, your love for God and Charity for His creatures, made you worthy, when on earth, to possess miraculous powers. Encouraged by this thought, I implore you to obtain for me (request). O gentle and loving St. Anthony, whose heart was ever full of human sympathy, whisper my petition into the ears of the sweet Infant Jesus, who loved to be folded in your arms; and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours. Amen.
or the vernacular
Tony, Tony, look around! Something’s lost and can’t be found.
your life will be richer knowing St. Anthony is in your corner as you rummage through the laundry basket one more time in search of your earring.