July 4, 2014

Children’s book on St. Theodora wins fourth place from Catholic Press Association

A children’s book about Sisters of Providence founder St. Theodora won fourth place from the Catholic Press Association for the Children’s Books category. The book, written by Mary K. Doyle and published in 2013 by the Sisters of Providence, is entitled Saint Theodora and Her Promise to God.

(Related: Find the book on Amazon.com here)

Doyle is a writer with more than forty years of professional writing experience and is a master’s degree graduate of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in St. Mary-of-the-Woods.

The 34-page book tells the story of the 10-year-old St. Theodora and the promise she made to God to do whatever he asked—not knowing all the travel and work it would take to fulfill that promise.

Comments from the judges about the award-winning book include, “Historical, empowering, adventure-filled, travel themes, trust themes, prayer component, love plays a role, highlights active listening and action, good illustrations.”

Doyle’s five other published books are: Young in the Spirit, Grieving with Mary, The Seven Principles of Sainthood, The Rosary Prayer by Prayer, and Mentoring Heroes.

The married grandmother is an active parishioner at St. Peter Church in Geneva, Ill. †

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