Intimate Graces: How Practicing the Works of Mercy Brings Out the Best in Marriage
In Intimate Graces, bestselling author and Catholic media personality Teresa Tomeo and her husband, Dominick Pastore, invite couples to enrich their marriages by practicing the fourteen Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy. Through their own story and that of other married couples, Tomeo and Pastore demonstrate how reciprocating the works of mercy brings out the best in a marriage.
The Catholic Church encourages believers to perform Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, tangible actions that show charity toward others. In Intimate Graces, Teresa Tomeo and her husband, Dominick Pastore, demonstrate how applying the fourteen traditional virtues of Catholic spirituality can foster deeper intimacy in any marriage. The couple uses personal stories and reflections, as well as the experiences of other Catholic couples, to show how a husband and wife can become, in a real way, a haven of compassion and virtue for each other.
Tomeo and Pastore each write in their own voice and include reflection questions, practical suggestions, and a prayer at the end of each chapter.
Features & Benefits:
- Teresa Tomeo is a bestselling author of several books, speaks throughout the country, and is a syndicated Catholic radio host and journalist for EWTN and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Her radio show, The Catholic Connection, is carried on more than 250 stations in the United States. She also has a twice-weekly television show on EWTN called Catholic View for Women and a regular column for Our Sunday Visitor, “Eye on Culture.”
- Dominick Pastore is a deacon in the Archdiocese of Detroit, a Catholic evangelist, and a marriage coach who ministers to couples throughout the world.
- Tomeo and Pastore minister to couples around the world as marriage coaches at retreats and conferences.
By: Teresa Tomeo
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