Winner of a 2016 Association of Catholic Publishers Excellence in Publishing Award: Inspirational Books (First Place).
In this edgy, honest, and regularly audacious book of Catholic spirituality, blogger and popular podcaster Maria Morera Johnson explores the qualities of twenty-four holy women who lived lives of virtue in unexpected and regularly difficult circumstances.
In My Badass Book of Saints, Johnson shares her revel in as a first-generation Cuban-American, educator of at-risk college students, and caregiver for a husband with Lou Gehrig’s disease. Through humorous, empowering, and touching portraits of twenty-four spiritual mentors who inspired her, Johnson shows how their bravery, integrity, selflessness, perseverance, and hope helped her and can assist others have courage to achieve for a closer connection to God.
She presents remarkable holy women and saints–including the gun-toting Servant of God Sr. Blandina Segale who tried to show the guts of Billy the Kid, and Nazi resister Irena Sendler who helped smuggle children out of the Warsaw Ghetto all over World War II–in some way that brings their vivid personalities to life and helps readers live out the challenges in their lives with virtue and conviction. The book features a group discussion guide.