In 2008 I self-published my first book Mondays with Mary A Celebration of Marian Feasts Throughout the Year. I was blessed to have a 2nd edition of Mondays With Mary revised and published by Hillside Education in 2012.
From the back cover:
Gate of Heaven . . .
When we first began spending some time on Mondays with Mary, I was elated to discover such a joyous, engaged response from my children. While this was not their first exposure to Marian devotion, my previous approach (during school time) was not only met with boredom, but also led to discouragement on my part. Mary, I realized, is not someone to learn about; she is someone to yearn for. She is not a project to be finished and then put away; she is a cherished gift from God, a refuge for us to turn to again and again. She is Our Heavenly Mother. We have always prayed the family rosary in the evening; we have prayed litanies and novenas and carried out many May coronations. We marveled at the birth of Our Lord and at the fiat of His mother . . . but we needed more. I needed more. We needed something special and focused, something that would instill a deep and faithful devotion to Our Blessed Mother in all of us. And so “Mondays with Mary” was born. This book represents a collection of ideas for you and your family to try this practice of spending time reflecting on the life and heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We, as parents, are our children’s guides to her world; we just need to open the window to it . . .Let us go to Jesus through Mary!
—Meredith Henning, 2008
Some ways to use Mondays With Mary in your home:
Reviews of my 1st edition book ::
- Wildflowers and Marbles on You’ll Want This One
- Gladdest Hours on Mondays With Mary
- Under Her Starry Mantle on Mondays With Mary Down Under
- The Catholic Homeschool Society Reviews Mondays With Mary
- Minnesota Mom: For the Love of Our Lady
- Mondays With Mary at Just Another Day at Catholic Pondering
- Elisa Loves: Mondays With Mary
I am so grateful and joy-filled that these beautiful women shared their thoughts on my 1st edition.