My Badass Book of Saints; Courageous Women Who Showed Me How to Live
By Maria Morera Johnson
In this edgy, honest, and often audacious book of Catholic
spirituality, blogger and popular podcaster Maria Morera Johnson
explores the qualities of twenty-four holy women who lived lives of
virtue in unexpected and often difficult circumstances.
In My Badass Book of Saints: Courageous Women Who Showed Me How to Live,
Johnson shares her experience as a first-generation Cuban-American,
educator of at-risk college students, and caregiver for a husband with
Lou Gehrigs disease. Through humorous, empowering, and touching
portraits of twenty-four spiritual mentors who inspired her, Johnson
shows how their bravery, integrity, selflessness, perseverance, and hope
helped her and can help others have courage to reach for a closer
connection to God.
She presents remarkable holy women and saintsincluding the
gun-toting Servant of God Sr. Blandina Segal, who tried to turn the
heart of Billy the Kid; and Nazi resister Irena Sendler, who helped
smuggle children out of the Warsaw Ghetto during World War IIin a way
that brings their vivid personalities to life and helps readers live out
the challenges of their lives with virtue and conviction. The book
includes a group discussion guide.