The Grace of Being There: Single Mother Saints in Our Lives

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These raw and honest accounts from such brave and inspiring women provide an incredible depth and beauty to what a relationship with the saints can look like. They bring to light the stories of some incredible female saints and, in doing so, allow us the opportunity to see our stories in their struggles. Single mothers will not only benefit from the hope they find in these words but will take comfort in knowing the God of scripture through these stories—a God who mends our broken hearts and restores us to a life with Him by His grace.

–Mirette Abraham, Author of Mama, I See You: Finding Glimmers of Hope in the Trenches of Motherhood




Eight Orthodox and Catholic women who have lived single parent life bring you the fruits of their connection with eight women saints who were single mothers in this encouraging collection of essays. Learn about the Widow of Zarephath, St. Photini, St. Helen, St. Anthousa, St. Monica, St. Sophia, St. Margaret of Cortona, and St. Maria of Paris as their lives intertwine with the lived experiences of faithful women who pray to them for help. Discover the grace of being there from women whose lives show you the God who meets every mother right where she is.


Summer Kinard, Editor

Charlotte Riggle, The Widow of Zarephath

Sandra C. Anderson, St. Photini

Elise Photini, St. Sophia and her daughters Faith, Hope, and Joy

Elissa Bjeletich Davis, St. Helena

Elizabeth Gatling, St. Anthousa

Kristina Roth, St. Monica

Carrie Chuff, St. Margaret of Cortona

Angela Doll, St. Maria of Paris

Mary Sarchizian, Illustrator


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1 review for The Grace of Being There: Single Mother Saints in Our Lives

  1. Lilyan Andrews

    Although the book was written with single mothers in mind, I (not a single mom) enjoyed reading it and benefited greatly from it. The authors are real and honest, showing us how God’s grace has carried them through rough seasons of motherhood. Their reflections on the stories of the saints gave me a new beautiful perspective of each saint. Their spiritual friendship with the saints is admirable, along with their personal stories, it leaves the reader feeling empowered and encouraged!

    I received a free book copy in exchange for an honest review.

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