Women and Motherhood

Endow Groups

Endow (Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women) is a Catholic study program that engages the intellect of women and teenage girls to help them understand their God-given dignity and respond to our culture’s desperate need for an authentic feminine presence to transform every aspect of life and society.
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Ministries

Elizabeth Ministry International is an international movement designed to offer hope and healing for women and their families on issues related to childbearing, sexuality, and relationships.

St. Louis Catholic Moms Group: A new group is forming! Join other Catholic Moms from around the Archdiocese of St. Louis for fun, conversation, encouragement, and events! This is a great way to build community, share family experiences, and get to know others in the same place as you! 

Enough - A Regional Ministry for Women invites YOU to come just as you are...to worship. Come experience a monthly night of music, reflection, and community for women. Featuring worship led by Mary-Kate Buncher on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, 1420 S. Sappington Rd. St. Louis, MO 63126, 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Women for Faith and FamilyAssists Catholic women in their effort to provide witness to their faith, both to their families and to the world. WFF aids Catholic women in their desire for fellowship with others who share their faith and commitment, and serves as a channel through which questions from Catholic women seeking guidance or information can be directed.

Women Made New: Women Made New encourages women in need of personal healing, empowering them to become the women God created them to be.

 

Stations of the Cross for Mothers

Pray the Stations of the Cross specifically designed for mothers.

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Books

The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers - Meg Meeker
The pressure on women today has pushed many American mothers to the breaking point. It feels as if "doing your best" is never enough to please everyone, and the demands mothers place on themselves are both impossible and unrealistic. Now Meg Meeker, M.D., critically acclaimed author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, puts her twenty-five years' experience as a practicing pediatrician and counselor into a sound, sane approach to reshaping the frustrating, exhausting lives of so many moms.

The 100 Most Important Bible Verses for Mothers - W Publishing Group
Motherhood is a blessing, a joy, a privilege, and a responsibility of eternal significance, but it is also equal parts the source of disappointment, discarded dreams, loss of identity and chronic fatigue. The 100 Most Important Bible Verses for Mothers is just that-verses to encourage you, comfort you, teach you and inspire you as a mom yes, but also as a woman, a wife, a friend, a daughter and most importantly, a unique child of God.

The ABCs of Choosing a Good Husband - Stephen Wood
You've dreamed of that special man who will appear and ask you to be his bride. Don't let your dreams dissipate. Men capable of lasting love and commitment are still out there.

Extreme Makeover: Women Transformed by Christ, Not Conformed to the Culture - Teresa Tomeo
Packed with not only persuasive statistics but also powerful personal testimonies, Extreme Makeover shows that it is not the slogans of the sexual revolution and the women's liberation movement that free and dignify women, but the beautiful teachings of the Catholic Church. 

 Holiness for Housewives and Other Working Women - Dom Hubert va Zeller
Written especially for women in charge of households, Holiness for Housewives will help you better understand and respect your vocation as a housewife -- and discover in it your own God-given path to sanctity 

A Mother's Rule of Life: How to Bring Order to Your Home and Peace to Your Soul - Holly Pierlot
With the help of your own rule, you can get control of your own household, grow closer to God, come to love your husband more, and raise up good Christian children. In these wise and practical pages, Holly Pierlot shows you how. 

Pure Womanhood - Crystalina Evert
In today’s world, it is all too easy for a young woman to fool herself with lies about love. 

Reclaiming Feminism: The Church's Traditions and Teachings on the Dignity of Women - Teresa Tomeo
Get the real story about women and the Catholic Church - Teresa Tomeo presents the facts, fictions, and timeless truth about the love of Christ and his Church for all women.

Soul Gardening—A Mother’s Journal is a homespun, independently-printed journal created by mothers, for mothers. Created and published under the patronage of Our Lady of Nazareth, St. Anne, St. Monica, St. Gianna and St. Brigid of Sweden, this journal features articles, book reviews, liturgical activities, recipes, original sketches and artwork, poetry, reflections, and prayers. Intended to be a source of encouragement and companionship, beauty and hope for mothers who live amidst the everyday grind. 

 

Audio 

Feminine Genius - Colleen Carroll Campbell
Building upon Blessed Pope John Paul II's writings about "the feminine genius", Colleen Carroll Campbell discusses the uniqueness of the makeup and vocation of women from God. She uses the lives of several female saints to help women recognize and use their gifts to live out their faith as Christians in the modern world.

Feminism Misunderstood: One Woman's Journey to Peace - Jane Brennan
Jane Brennan, a former member of NOW and former Planned Parenthood volunteer, shares her heart-wrenching story of abortion and subsequent years of depression to her final conversion to the Catholic Church.

A Pastor's Wife's Journey Home - Kimberly Hahn
The daughter of a Protestant minister and wife of Dr. Scott Hahn, Kimberly Hahn candidly shares her difficult journey into the Catholic Faith. She explains how close examination of the Church's teachings on family life and artificial contraception led her to embrace the fullness of the Faith, and why she came to believe that the Roman Catholic Church is the Church founded by Christ.

Real Womanhood - Lisa Cotter
In a talk that was given to a group of women at the FOCUS national conference, Lisa Cotter debunks the myths of modern day stereotypical womanhood. Using insights from the late Pope John Paul II and the heroic example of modern-day saints, Lisa gets to the truth about what it means to be an authentic woman.