In Prayers for Life, Mary Ann Kuharski, longtime activist and champion of pro-life causes, presents an inspiring forty-day devotional for anyone concerned about abortion and the dignity of life. These brief, powerful, Christ-focused reflections remind the reader of prayers potency as a force for change. The call to preserve life requires both work and prayer and this moving forty-day devotional offers readers the spiritual sustenance for the road ahead. Each days reflection expresses a vital theme in the struggle to end abortion. A brief quotation from scripture serves as a meditation, followed by short reflection points. Drawn from the Bible, the writings of the saints, and the words of recent popes, Kuharskis reflections solidly root pro-life efforts in Catholic spirituality. An added feature highlights the growth of the unborn child during its early days of development. Suitable both for personal and small-group use.
Mary Ann Kuharski is a wife and mother of thirteen children, six of whom are adopted. She and her husband, John, now also grandparents, are parishioners at St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Minneapolis and active members of the Knights of Columbus. Kuharski is a founding member and president of PROLIFE Across AMERICA, known as The Billboard People. This non-profit, non-political organization is recognized for its positive, educational, pro-life messages. In 2012, PROLIFE Across AMERICA sponsored more than 1,000 radio ads and 6,500 billboards nationwide, which feature an 800 hotline for those seeking help. Kuharski has served in various aspects of the pro-life movement and as a volunteer counselor, offering support to women facing unplanned pregnancies. She has served as an advisory board member of the National Council for Adoption and on the Minnesota governor's task force for children with disabilities. She has testified twice before congress on issues of adoption and has appeared on local and national radio and television, including EWTN Live with Fr. Mitch Pacwa and Johnnette Benkovic's Abundant Life. In 2005, Kuharski received the Catholic Unity Award from Catholic Music and Media Association. In 2006, she received the Catholic Woman of the Year Award from the National Catholic Daughters of the Americas. In 2008, she received the Leading with Faith Catholic Business Leader Award from the Catholic Spirit. In 2011, she received the Distinguished Alumni Award from St. Paul Seminary at the University of St. Thomas. Kuharski is a monthly columnist for Catholic Servant and the author of four books, including Raising Catholic Children and Parenting with Prayer.
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