How does a Catholic mother instill the Faith in her children? How does she deal with issues of education and discipline, how does she maintain her own faith-and hold her family together-in the face of life's routine or unexpected challenges? To answer these questions, editor Maura Koulik has gathered the stories of twelve Catholic mothers in this faith affirming collection, The Art of Catholic Mothering. With grace, honesty and humor, these mothers tell of their struggles, both the everyday and the extraordinary. They write about gathering their children for the family rosary, persevering when money and support are scarce, finding solid Catholic education and guidance for their families, surviving personal tragedies and, most of all, about living a truly Catholic life in post-Vatican II times. The experiences of these women will move, awe and inspire readers. Not just for mothers, this book is important reading for any woman who hopes someday to raise children in the Faith, and for any husband who is determined to place the Church at the center of their lives. Within these stories the reader will find support and comfort, as only those who have already lived the vocation of Catholic motherhood can give.