In word, picture, and poetry, bestselling author Edwina Gateley and artist Sandra Mattucci show us women saints, mystics, and martyrs; reformers, writers, and environmentalists who have all made the world a better place by pursuing their dreams and visions, often against enormous odds. The portraits include:
- Hildegard of Bingen, saint and mystic
- Emily Dickinson, American poet
- Rachel Carson, writer and environmentalist
- Dorothy Stang, Catholic sister, environmentalist, and martyr
- Aung San Suu Kyi, political leader of Myanmar (Burma)
- Wangari Muta Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize winner
"In Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Edwina Gateley calls each of us to be the best of who we are."--Joan Chittister
"A book at once tender and fierce, it bought tears to my eyes and fire to my soul."--Barbara Fiand
"A treasure of inspiration and hope. Feminine wisdom and courage abound in this book."--Joyce Rupp
"Stunning. . . . the ideal gift for the women in your life."--Miriam Therese Winter
Edwina Gateley, a spiritual writer, pioneering missioner and lay minister, has been featured on "60 Minutes" and "48 Hours," and is in high demand as a speaker and retreat leader. Her many books include Soul Sisters, Christ in the Margins, I Hear a Seed Growing, and In God's Womb (all from Orbis Books). She lives in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Sandra Mattucci, a chaplain and spiritual director, is the author and artist of childrens books, including The Long Journey Home. She lives in Newington, Connecticut.
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