Ongoing Support for MOMS Groups

Continuing the Journey

Many MOMS groups have started parish-wide book studies that help women express their faith. Some of the favorite books being used are pictured below.


From A Mother's Heart
Edited by Theresa Difato

Twenty-seven mothers share their stories of the joys and challenges of motherhood from a faith perspective. "Our group sharing brought God's presence back into my life. These stories are so real and helped us relive the joys and share the sorrows that needed to be healed. I began to trust that God really is faithful, here and now."
   – St. Catherine's Parish, Algonac, Michigan

Mary's Song
by Mary Catherine Nolan, O.P.

MOMS groups have used Mary's Song for study groups, retreats, and special series dedicated to understanding the Hebrew background of Mary's prayer. The Magnificat has become a model for women on how to pray today. Good for private or group use.


My Soul Magnifies the Lord

       A Scriptural Journey with Mary

by Jeanne Kun

This unique journal takes you through ten important gospel scenes in the life of Mary.  Pertinent commentary by Marian writers will enhance your encounter with Mary, providing you with questions for journaling and sharing with others.  Great for personal reflection or group discussion.

"We want to continue the journey!"

On the Journey Retreats

Introducing a NEW series of two and three hour retreats.  MOMS leaders can offer these to all in your parish.

This series will…

  • Empower women to continue their spiritual growth through prayer, journaling, and discussion.
  • Attract women who have not experienced the MOMS 8-week journey.

1.  Choice-making

Making healthy, Christ-centered choices is a process of slowing down, turning to God and learning how to listen. This three hour retreat helps mothers reflect on the four steps to making adult choices and discerning between the distractions and healthy choices in our lives.


2.  Emptying Your Cup:

Finding Peace through Letting Go

This three-hour retreat will provide sacred time and space for quiet reflection,  prayer rituals  and discussion  on what  we  need to let  go of

in our lives so we have room to "fill our cup" with God's unconditional love.

Retreat Journals and Facilitator Guides

for these two offerings can be purchased

from MOMS National Office

Books for Ongoing MOMS Groups

After the eight-week journal session, many MOMS groups offer book studies welcoming all women in their parish. Here is a list of books that have been successful in other parishes. These books are popular for small and large groups because they have reflective questions and scripture references..

“I want to learn more about my Catholic faith.”

God is Love

Benedict XVI

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops/

The Genius of Women

Pope John Paul II

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops/

“I need more support in my vocation as mother.”

From a Mother's Heart

Theresa Difato

My Soul Magnifies the Lord

Jeanne Kun

Mary's Song

Mary Catherine Nolan, O.P.

“I want to learn how to slow down.”

Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World

Joanna Weaver

Waterbrook Press/

Having a Mary Spirit Joanna Weaver

Waterbrook Press/


“I want help in raising a Catholic family.”

Family Virtues Guide

Linda Kavelin Popov and John Kavelin

Penguin books/

“I need to work on my relationship with God.”

May I Have This Dance (new edition) has meditations

Joyce Rupp

Ave Maria Press/

Facing Forgiveness

Loughlan Sofield, S.T., Carroll Juliano, S.H.C.J., Bishop Gregory M. Aymond

Ave Maria Press/

Cup of Our Life, The

Joyce Rupp

Ave Maria Press/

Seven Essentials for the Spiritual Journey Dolores R. Leckey

Crossroads Publishing Co./


If you would like to recommend additional resources that have been used successfully, contact the MOMS National office at (651) 777-8181 ext. 104 or email:


  • American Catholic (St. Anthony Messenger Press),
  • Ave Maria Press,
  • The Word Among Us,
  • Twenty Third Publications,
  • Weekly Guide for Daily Prayer,
  • Office for Social Justice, Minneapolis-St. Paul,
  • Education for Justice and Peace, RIchmond Diocese,
  • Parenting for Peace and Justice,
  • University of Dayton, The Mary Page,

For more information about any of these products,

please call 651-748-4089, toll-free at 877-281-6298, or e-mail


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