Friday, May 7, 2010

My recent award for Mother Teresa and Me: Ten Years of Friendship

FIRST PLACE, Non-Fiction Inspirational in the Connecticut Press Club contest 2010

I recently won first place with my book Mother Teresa and Me: Ten Years of Friendship

Here's what the judge had to say: “Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle’s well written book, Mother Teresa and Me: Ten Years of Friendship, hooked me right from the start. Using letters (or excerpts therefrom) received from Mother Teresa, at the beginning of each chapter, O’Boyle establishes a consistency of approach, style and storyline. Clearly inspired by the life of and friendship with Mother Teresa, the self-effacing and humble O’Boyle describes the journey of answering her own “call” and working toward helping others and having a better spiritual life herself.

In one of the letters, Mother Teresa says to O’Boyle, 'God has given you many gifts--make sure you use them for the glory of God and the good of the people.' She has done so, and in this instance, she uses her gift to reach out and touch your heart.” (Judge from the Delaware Press Association who judged the CT contest)


  1. You look beautiful! Congrats on your award! :)

  2. You are so sweet, Jennifer! Thank you.

    Happy Mother's Day to you! Enjoy your beautiful day Sunday!
    big hugs,

  3. Donna, it's so fun to see you with the award, the one that looks so similar to the one I earned, but for something far less impactful. Many congrats, friend! (You look ravishing, by the way!)

    Happy Mother's Day!

  4. Thank you, Roxane! Congratulations to you! Thanks for your warm and kind words!

    Happy belated Mother's Day!

  5. oh my, what a fantastic award. Congratulations. fyi, I oredered some books recently from amazon about Catholic tradition/parenting, and today i got an email from amazon promoting your "The Domestic Church: Room by Room" I plan to get it.

  6. Thank you very much, "Gardenia." Speaking of my book "The Domestic Church: Room By Room," feel free to order from my website: I am running a 20% off sale right now and it will be an autographed copy too. :) Also, if you decide to do a study group with it at any time, get in touch and I'll help you out with books.
    God bless you!


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