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A Modern Woman's Journey with the Saints

How six holy women helped her cope with infertility, Alzheimer’s and tensions between her feminist impulses and Catholic faith

Contact: Cindy Brovsky, 719-268-1936, cbrovsky@randomhouse.com

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Oct. 15, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- My Sisters the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir (Image Books, Oct. 30, 2012) tells the story of Colleen Carroll Campbell's 15-year quest to understand the meaning of her life and identity in light of her Christian faith and contemporary feminism. Launched amid post-partying regrets in a Milwaukee dorm room, that search takes her from the baths of Lourdes and ruins of Auschwitz to the Oval Office and the papal palace.

Along the way, she wrestles with the quintessential dilemmas of her generation: confusion over the sexual chaos of the hook-up culture, tension between her dueling desires for professional success and committed love, ambivalence about the demands of marriage and motherhood and anguish at a beloved parent's descent into dementia and her own infertility.

Dissatisfied with pat answers offered by both secular feminists and their antifeminist critics, she found grace and inspiration from an unexpected source: spiritual friendships with six female saints. Their lives and writings spoke to her deepest longings, guided her through her most wrenching decisions and led her to rethink nearly everything she thought she knew about what it means to be a liberated woman in the 21st century.

About the Author
COLLEEN CARROLL CAMPBELL is an author, print and broadcast journalist, and former presidential speechwriter. She writes an op-ed column on religion, politics, and women's issues for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, blogs on those subjects for The New York Times and Washington Post; comments about them on such networks as FOX News, CNN, and PBS; and discusses them as host of "Faith & Culture," a weekly television and radio show that airs internationally on EWTN, the world's largest religious network, and on Sirius Satellite and Relevant Radio. A former speechwriter to President George W. Bush and the author of The New Faithful: Why Young Adults Are Embracing Christian Orthodoxy, Campbell contributes frequently to national publications and speaks to audiences across America. Her website is
www.colleen-campbell.com.