Portraits of 22 extraordinary women whose lives have made, and continue to make, a lasting impact on our world.
In word, picture, and poetry, bestselling author Edwina Gateley and artist Sandra Mattucci show us women—saints, mystics, and martyrs; reformers, writers, and environmentalists—who have all made the world a better place by pursuing their dreams and visions, often against enormous odds, including
- Hildegard of Bingen, saint and mystic
- Emily Dickinson, American poet
- Rachel Carson, environmentalist
- Dorothy Stang, Catholic sister and martyr
- Aung San Suu Kyi, political leader of Myanmar
- Wangari Muta Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize winner
“In Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Edwina Gateley calls each of us to be the best of who we are.” —Joan Chittister
“A book at once tender and fierce, it bought tears to my eyes and fire to my soul.”—Barbara Fiand
“A treasure of inspiration and hope. Feminine wisdom and courage abound in this book.” —Joyce Rupp
“Stunning. . . . the ideal gift for the women in your life.” —Miriam Therese Winter
Edwina Gateley, a spiritual writer, pioneering missioner
and lay minister, has been featured on “60 Minutes” and on “48 Hours,” and is in high demand as a speaker and retreat giver. Her many books include Soul Sisters, Christ in the Margins, I Hear a Seed Growing, and In God’s Womb (all from Orbis Books). She lives in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Sandra Mattucci, a chaplain and spiritual director, is the author and artist of children’s books, including The Long Journey Home. She lives in Newington, Connecticut.