'Mothers, Sisters, Daughters' -- Extraordinary Women Who Changed the World; From Orbis Books - Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers
Contact: Mike Virgintino, 914-941-7636
MARYKNOLL, NY, July 10, 2012 /Christian Newswire
/ -- "Mothers, Sisters, Daughters" is a new book about extraordinary women who have bettered the world by pursing their dreams and visions against enormous odds.
Authors Edwina Gateley and Sandra Mattucci provide portraits of 22 women whose lives have made a lasting impact on the world. With words, pictures and poetry, the authors reveal the contributions of saints, mystics, martyrs, reformers, writers and environmentalists who have changed the world.
Ms. Gateley is a spiritual writer, pioneering missioner and lay minister who travels widely in the U.S. and abroad leading retreats. Previous books from Orbis Books include "Soul Sisters" (2002), "Christ in the Margins" (2003), "I Hear a Seed Growing" (2010) and "In God's Womb" (2009). Ms. Mattucci is a chaplain and spiritual director. She is an author and artist of children's books, including "Clippert the Caterpillar" (Bezalel 2010).
Among those portrayed in their new book are poet Emily Dickinson, environmentalist Rachel Carson, Catholic sister and martyr Dorothy Stang, Myanmar political leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Wangari Muta Maathai.
Founded during 1970, Orbis Books endeavors to publish works that enlighten the mind, nourish the spirit, and challenge the conscience. Orbis seeks to explore the global dimensions of Christian faith and mission, to invite dialogue with diverse cultures and religious traditions, and to serve the cause of reconciliation and peace. Learn more at www.orbisbooks.com
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The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers follow Jesus in serving the poor and others in need in 28 countries that include the U.S. All Catholics are called to mission through baptism and confirmation, and Maryknoll's mission education outreach in parishes and schools throughout the country engages U.S. Catholics in mission through vocations, prayer, donations and as volunteers. Maryknoll missioners share God's love and the Gospel in combating poverty, providing healthcare, building communities and promoting human rights. For more information, visit the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers at maryknollsociety.org and follow them on Twitter at twitter.com/MaryknollNews.