In Seven Principles of Sainthood, author Mary K. Doyle explores the life of Saint Mother Theodore Guérin to illustrate the basic principles we all should follow in our journey of faith.
Doyle shows how holiness is available to all of us as long as we have the desire. We are already on the road to heaven if we are willing to:
Pray with the saints
- Lead by serving
- Trust in Providence
- Be just and kind
- Spread the word of the Lord
- Forgive like Jesus
- Strive for humility
Seven Principles of Sainthood concludes each chapter with questions designed for self-examination and evaluation. Readers can also take advantage of the Appendix offering several of Saint Mother Theodore's favorite prayers.
Mary K. Doyle
Mary K. Doyle is an author, speaker, and freelance writer with nearly forty years of writing experience spanning the print, radio, cable television, and electronic media. Her published books include Grieving with Mary, Seven Principles of Sainthood Following Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, The Rosary Prayer by Prayer, and Mentoring Heroes, a winner of the National Publisher’s Freedom Award Certificate for Excellence. Mary also is a contributor to newspapers and magazines, copywriter for large and small businesses and speaker on the topics of Mariology, St. Mother Theodore Guerin, Principles of Sainthood, and Mentoring.
Mary’s personal relationship with Our Lady has been life-long. Research and her own personal spiritual quest have taken her to Marian shrines in Fatima, Portugal; Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina; Knock, Ireland; and Mexico City, Mexico. Wanting to substantiate her devotion with solid theology, she earned a Masters of Arts Degree in Pastoral Theology from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in 2005. She also attained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management and Leadership with Highest Distinction from Judson University. Mary’s other recognitions include the Margaret Naylor Liska Endowment Service Award and the Emerging Star Leadership Award from AAUW and a listing in Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities in 1998.
She is a member of the Ministers of Providence Professional Pastoral Service Organization, Catholic Press Association, the National Writers Union and an active member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Illinois where she serves as a Eucharistic Minister.
Most of all Mary enjoys time with her family. She is married, has three adult children, a daughter-in-law, and four adult step-children as well as a large, supportive extended family. She accompanies her husband, magician Marshall Brodien, at magic conventions and special appearances where from time-to-time she assists him with his magic illusions on stage as a "box jumper."
Giving Thanks: Saint Theodora wrote, "When it is agreeable to your taste, thank God for it; when on the contrary you do not like it, still thank God . . ."
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