In Everyday Sacrament: The Messy Grace of Parenting Laura Kelly Fanucci sees the Catholic sacraments through the smudged and sticky lens of life with little ones. From dinnertime chaos to bath-time giggles to never-ending loads of laundry, Laura stumbles into the surprising truth of what the seven sacraments really mean: that God is present always, even in the messes of motherhood. A spiritual memoir of parenting's early years and a sacramental theology rooted in family life, Everyday Sacrament offers an honest, humorous, and hopeful look at ordinary moments as full of grace.
Laura Kelly Fanucci is research associate with the Collegeville Institute Seminars at Saint John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota. She is the author of the Called to Life and Called to Work series on vocation for congregations. Her writing has been featured on CatholicMom.com, Power of Moms, Notre Dame's FaithND website, and in the books Motherhood Realized: An Inspiring Anthology for the Hardest Job You'll Ever Love and You Are Already Praying: Stories of God at Work. She blogs about faith and family life at Mothering Spirit.com.