A long time #FanGirl of author, Maria Morera Johnson,
it is my pleasure to share SUPER BLOG TOUR
her amazing new book – Super Girls and Halos.
Super Girls and Virtues
I get a variation of this question a lot, and to be honest, it wasn’t really that way by design, but the Holy Spirit has a fun way of suddenly turning on the lights for me.
I knew I wanted to talk about the heroines’ strengths, and I knew there were specific character traits I wanted to talk about — certainly Wonder Woman and Justice. As I started making lists of these attributes, I saw a pattern emerge. Boom!
A SUPER SAINT POSSE
There are all new Saints in this book, and I hope I do have a good mix of favorites and new ones. St. Clare of Assisi is paired with Rey from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I include St Kateri Tekakwitha and St Mary Magdalne, too. Then, I bring along St. Mary MacKillop, who was teased by a pope for having been excommunicated, and St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, who is one of my new favorites. I hope the book intrigues people and leads them to read more about these and other saints.
Super Role Models
I think that most of us fundamentally want to be good. To that end, we seek role models that demonstrate positive traits that we’d like to emulate. These heroines have qualities that are positive and worthy of emulating, but we really need more than just “being good.” Framing these characters with the cardinal virtues, and showing those virtues in the lives of saints can encourage us to seek more than just being good, but being holy — seeking and trusting and loving the Lord as the saints demonstrate.
A Super Sales Pitch
You crack me up…
Ok, what would the book say? It wouldn’t say anything; it would send out a laser beam and grab you right away! I mean, you gotta be a little curious about what the super girls have in common with the saints, don’t you? I think Ave Maria Press is my superpower — they did a great job with a fun title and cover design!
#SuperGirlsandHalos SUPER Giveaway
The Super Power to Trust God
For me, the answer is St. Faustina and she’s been helping me learn to trust God for a very long time. My time spent reading her diary, considering the circumstances of her life, and contemplating her conversations with Christ, have continually strengthened my own ability to trust God. I call upon her intercession often. She was particularly supportive during the adoption of my little Faithy from China. St. Faustina has helped me live the words given to me by my amazing Spiritual Director, Deacon Jerry Ryan. “If you are going to trust God, then Trust God!”
WHO is Your Super Girl Saint? Share in the Comments Below!
TAKE THE TOUR:
THE SCHEDULE OF BLOG STOPS …
Nov. 9 Blog Tour Stop #2 – Monica McConkey at Equipping Catholic Families
Nov. 10 Blog Tour Stop #3 – Chasing Time and Drinking Wine
Nov. 11 (Happy Veteran’s Day) Blog Tour Stop #4 – CatholicDoor
Nov. 12 Blog Tour Stop #5 – Julia Harrell
Nov. 13 Blog Tour Stop #6 – The Pearl of Great Price
Nov. 14 Blog Tour Stop #7 – Training Happy Hearts
Nov. 15 Blog Tour Stop #8 – Strengthen My Heart
Nov. 16th Blog Tour Stop #9 – The Lemke Lodge
Nov. 17 Blog Tour Stop #10 – Life in Every Limb
Nov. 18t Blog Tour Stop #11 – Hail Marry
Nov. 19 Blog Tour Stop #12 – Not So Formulaic
Nov. 20 Blog Tour Stop #13 – Green Catholic Burrow
Nov. 21 Blog Tour Stop #14 – Beautiful Camouflage
Nov. 22 Blog Tour Stop #15 – Sew Many Wild Things