Monday, February 24, 2014

SON OF GOD movie

SON OF GOD in theaters Fe. 28th

SON OF GOD comes to us from producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, the husband-and-wife team responsible for the record-setting and award-winning miniseries THE BIBLE. It's the first major studio film about Jesus' teachings and ministry in over half a century!

In honor of the film's release, I am offering my readers a chance to win an official SON OF GOD prize pack. Each package will include a copy of the SON OF GOD soundtrack, the SON OF GOD companion novel, as well as a 1000 piece puzzle that is sure to entertain the entire family!

To enter the contest, simply leave a comment on this blog post telling me why you want to win it...Good Luck!

Watch for this movie which will be debuted in theaters everywhere on February 28th.

God bless you and yours!

Friday, February 21, 2014

A Mother's Intuition

Prayer is so essential. I can't imagine what people do do without it.
     After my daughter walked out the front door the other day for her appointment, I had a strong feeling to get right on my knees (in front of the picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus) to pray and ask protection for my daughter even though the temperature finally got above freezing and the roads should have been safe. 
     A few minutes later a very strong intuition/inspiration came to me, I stopped everything and sent up another plea to God--this time with more urgency. 
     "Please help her, Lord!" I seemed to cry out from the deepest recesses of my heart. 
     I also called upon the Blessed Mother, Angels and Saints. Only about a minute later my daughter's text message came through telling me that she was "okay" but that she had just crashed into a huge snow plow truck when she lost control of her car (on a slippery icy spot)!    
     I have no doubt that God protected her and Mother Mary was there too. Thank the good Lord that she is fine, just shook up as anyone would be. 
     I am so thankful for a mother's gift of intuition and the graces from God to pray.
     Please be careful out there wherever you may be. Also, listen carefully to God's whispers to your soul.

God bless you and keep you!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Practicing the virtues...

Check out my book, Catholic Mom's Cafe: 5-Minute Retreats for Every Day of the Year for prayers, tips, and advice to navigate the daily struggles of Catholic motherhood. My new television show "Catholic Mom's Cafe"on EWTN will premiere in the near future.

God bless you and keep you!

Monday, February 10, 2014

God's timing is impeccable!

I love God's timing.
     I had a lot going on today. The timing of events was a bit tricky (pretty much typical for many busy women, right?). As I was driving back from dropping one daughter off at the gym after dropping another daughter a bit earlier to my husband who was taking her to the train, I exhaled and prayed, asking God to work out the timing for the train. It seemed that my daughter might miss it.
     As soon as I prayed, a saw a beautiful brown owl fly right up in front of my car and up above me to land on the telephone wires. It was a such pretty sight. I love when God puts owls in my path.
     I continued on to the Post Office where I would sit in the car for as long as it took to assemble a bunch of packages that needed to be postmarked by today. It was about 4:30 PM and I needed to hurry. I got everything ready within the confines of my car while I prayed a few prayers for God's holy will.
     I then went into the Post Office and when I was up at the counter a woman came over and asked if anyone had seen her credit card, She had left the Post Office earlier after taking care of her business there but seemed to have lost her card. I looked around but didn't see a card.
     When I finished my transactions I went outside to go to my car but I saw the same woman just outside the door talking to another person about not being able to find her credit card. I started asking her where she looked for it so far and where she had walked earlier. Then I started to help her re-trace her steps. I also told her that she needed to put a coat on because it was freezing out. She agreed she should have worn a coat.
     I walked her to her car but there was no sign of the credit card anywhere. She was very worried that her husband would be angry at her because it was his card. She decided to give up and go home because she didn't know what else to do. I questioned her a bit more about what it looked like and came to find out that she had dropped her receipt after she left the Post Office.
     "Where?" I asked.
     "Over there by the flag pole," she remembered.
     "But, I already looked there," she added.
     I was thinking that if she dropped her receipt she might have dropped the credit card too. We both thought that perhaps someone had found it and picked it up since she didn't see it over there. But, I wasn't ready to give up quite yet (though I was freezing cold and did need to go to pick up my daughter).
     Since she was already in her car and I knew she was cold I told her that I would go over to the other end of the parking lot and look for it. I told her when she drove by to leave the parking lot she would see me and would know if I had found it or not.
     I started to walk toward the flag pole.
     "Please, Lord, help me find her credit card."
     Before I got to the flag pole, for some reason on the way I decided to look under the back of a car. When I did, I could see what looked like a driver's license lying under the car and crouched down to discover that it was a credit card! I could definitely understand why the woman couldn't find her card. It was totally hidden beneath the car! I bent down a bit further, picked it up, and rushed over to the woman's car. I held it up to her window to get her attention as she was getting ready to back up and leave. The look of astonishment on her face was well worth all of the looking in the freezing cold.
     She opened her car door and received the card from me and was extremely thankful. I told her that I was very happy I had found it for her.
     "You're some kind of an ANGEL!" she said. She just couldn't get over that someone was "sent" to help her.
     I reached into my pocket and pulled out a blessed Miraculous Medal.
     "I think you're supposed to have this too," I told her. I kissed the medal and touched it to the one I wear which Mother Teresa gave me.
     She accepted the gift of the medal and just looked at it. She then told me that she was very happy to receive it.
     "I need a miracle right about now," she told me referring to the Miraculous Medal.
     I told her that I think God already gave her a miracle--her credit card was found!
      I also gave her my business card and told her that she could email me if she'd like to know more about the Miraculous Medal and she could also check out my website for more information too. I explained that I was an author and wrote about the Miraculous Medal and many spiritual things.
     Then--at the exact same time we asked one another what our names were. Her name is Anne, by the way. Please say a little prayer for her.
     Anne was in awe and was beaming about the blessed encounter. I gently touched her arm and told her that she could feel free to be in touch and that I would pray for her.
     God's timing is always incredible and one hundred per cent impeccable. Had I been afforded the time earlier at home to finish assembling the things I needed to get into the mail today I probably wouldn't have encountered Anne at the Post Office. We have to totally trust God with the timing of everything in our lives. He knows what He is doing.
     Oh, and by the way, my daughter made her train with a bit of time to spare. :)

Snapped this pic out the car window on the way home after meeting Anne.
Seems like God painted the sky with water colors--beautiful! 
Be sure to take the time to look at the sky and God's beautiful handiwork in Creation all around you--wherever you may be. Take a moment today to reach out to a stranger in some way. You will be blessed indeed!
God bless you and yours!

Enjoy my visits on EWTN's Women of Grace.

Here is a link for you to watch the five shows on EWTN's Women of Grace when I recently visited with Johnnette Benkovic:


God bless and hugs,

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

My recent EWTN Bookmark appearance!

I'm happy to share my recent visit with the wonderful Doug Keck on EWTN's Bookmark Television show. Doug and I discussed two of my recent books: Embracing Motherhood and The Miraculous Medal. Just click on the link and then click to make it full screen if you'd like.


 God bless! Donna-Marie

Discussing women's gifts and dignity on Women of Grace!

Watch Monday through Friday at 11:00AM/11:30PM
Tune in this week to EWTN's Women of Grace!

I am visiting with Johnnette Benkovic all this week on EWTN’s Women of Grace television show. We have a new show for each day!

This is what Johnnette Benkovic has to say: "What is the important role that mother's play in this our day and time? Find out on this week's #WomenofGrace TV series, "Catholic Moms 'For Such a Time as This'" with author and friend Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle. Watch Monday through Friday at 11:00AM/11:30PM on EWTN or via our website: "

I hope you can join us! 

God bless!

PS I will try to get links to the archives which will be on YouTube and the EWTN website and I'll share them with you.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Catholic Mom's Cafe: Appearing on Women of Grace all this week!

Catholic Mom's Cafe: Appearing on Women of Grace all this week!: Watch Monday through Friday at 11:00AM/11:30PM Tune in this week to EWTN's Women of Grace! I am visiting with Johnnet...