Upcoming shows EWTN’s Sunday Night Prime!

I just found out that my other visit with Fr. Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R will air before the one I told you about. Here is the schedule:

Sun. Feb. 26 at 8:00 PM
Mon. Feb. 27 at 4:00 AM
Mon. Feb. 27 at 9:00 AM
PT. 1

Fr. Apostoli welcomes Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle to discuss Mother Teresa, St. Therese, and the Lenten season.
Sun. Mar. 05 at 8:00 PM
Mon. Mar. 06 at 4:00 AM
Mon. Mar. 06 at 9:00 AM
PT. 2

Here is the link to the EWTN website.

I hope you can tape it or watch at those times. It isn’t noted on the EWTN website, but one of the shows is about St. Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis. The other is noted, which is about Mother Teresa and St. Therese.

Get your Lenten inspiration here: 4 books for $11.00!


I have bundled all four of my Lenten books for purchasing at the ridiculously low price of $11.00 for all four!

Here’s a brief note from the publisher about the newest one and about the series:

In Bringing Lent Home with Pope Francis, popular author and EWTN host Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle, offers Pope Francis as a guide through Lent. Guided by the threefold Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, the booklet offers inspiring stories, practical ideas for family prayer, easy-to-do activities, and suggestions for conversations. Building on the popularity of Bringing Lent Home with St. John Paul II, Bringing Lent Home with Mother Teresa and Bringing Lent Home with St. Therese of Lisieux, this edition provides the same practical elements: a quotation from Pope Francis, a story about his life, and practical suggestions for living the threefold call of Lent-prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Parents can enhance their own daily prayer by using the booklet’s reflections for parents. On Sundays, families focus on the themes assigned to that Sunday of Lent, and Cooper O’Boyle suggests a project for the week ahead. The booklet can be used with any of the three Catholic lectionary cycles.

You can order them here. Buy a set for yourself and one for a friend!




Tips and encouragement for your family Lenten journey

One mom I know is doing this for Lent. Each day, drawing from the tips, advice, and encouragement in my new book Bringing Lent Home with St. John Paul II, she makes her family’s fasting, prayer, and almsgiving more tangible by writing it down for them to see. It’s a great reminder to all.

I’ve suggested this in my book and I am tickled to see it carried out by Katie.

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Katie’s daughter Lillian helped by writing the prayer.

What ways can you be mindful of the holy season of Lent in your family? It’s not too late to initiate some ideas and put them into place. We are just beginning on our journey.

In case you’d like to listen in, here’s my visit with Teresa Tomeo on Catholic Connection chatting about families and Lent.

Please feel free to share your ideas for your Lenten journey in the comments below. I’d love to hear them! 🙂


Chatting on the airwaves about families and Lent this morning

Lucy and Ethel AKA Teresa Tomeo and yours truly. 🙂

Coming up this morning: 9:39-9:56 AM EST I’ll be chatting with Teresa Tomeo on Catholic Connection with Ave Maria Radio about families and Lent and my new book: Bringing Lent Home with St. John Paul II.


You can listen Live here.


And now (after the show) here is the MP3 (archive) of the show. You can listen in any time right here.

God bless!


This and that…

Is it true? I’m still wrapping my brain around the New Year. And now it’s February? That means that Ash Wednesday is right around the corner. To be precise, it is on Wednesday, Feb. 18th, which is only two weeks from today!

Tomorrow (Thursday) I’ll be on the air waves at 3:30 to 3:50 PM ET with Ken Huck on Radio Maria
You can tune in here.

We will be chatting about my newest book: Bringing Lent Home with St. John Paul II as well as other things about the faith, prayer, and family matters.


On Friday I’ll be chatting with the renowned Matt Swaim on the Son Rise Morning Show at 8:40 AM ET about Lent and my new book Bringing Lent Home with St. John Paul II. You can tune in here.

I hope you can tune in to Thursday and Friday’s radio shows.

On the home front, we have been getting hit with lots of snow here in the Northeast. I don’t mind being stuck in my home office, and from the warmth of my abode, peering through the windows, watching the snowflakes dance around and beautifully drift down. Or, in some cases coming down in massive sheets of fury, mixed with the roaring winds, causing “white out” conditions as new heights of snow pile up all around us.


I never tire watching the many visiting birds from my window when I pick my head up from my writing, all the while whispering prayers to God, asking for His guidance in my work.

Stay warm, my friend. God bless you! I’m praying for you and especially for the homeless out there who need a helping hand. Mother Teresa always referred to them as “Jesus, in the distressing disguise of the poorest of the poor.”

Getting ready for Lent?

A Family Lenten Guide!



Ash Wednesday is February 18th!

Are you ready?  

I have written three family Lenten books which are in my series with Ave Maria Press.

You can get all three for only $8.00 right here!


That’s a savings on already low priced books that are packed with inspiration and Church teaching to guide your family through Lent. Consider purchasing a few sets to give as gifts to relatives and friends.



Here is what the publisher says about them:

The Bringing Lent Home series gives families with young children a no-hassle resource for daily Lenten reflection and observance. Author Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle, EWTN television host and bestselling Catholic author, presents a beloved saint in each booklet and offers the witness and wisdom of their lives to show families how better to pray, fast, and care for the poor during Lent. Bringing Lent Home booklets can be used during any of the three lectionary cycles and are designed for families with children younger than thirteen.