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This week on's CM Hangout Podcast, co-hosts Erika Marie and Gina Felter welcome our guest and contributor Judith Costello. Today, Judith shared her love for art and how art can be used as a form of Prayer and Stress Relief.

Judith Costello

Judith Costello, MA, OCDS is a Catholic artist and freelance writer. She created to promote the ways that artistic expression can relieve stress and lead to prayer. Her books include Sacred Images: A Coloring Book for PrayerHow to Pray Like the Saints: In 10 LessonsTo Mary, Our Morning Star and a new coloring book available soon.

You can find Judith online at her various social media sites:

Judith Costello Montessori work begins Judith works with adults at one of her Unwind Studio sessions.

THANK YOU to Sarah Reinhard for sponsoring this episode – again!

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Sarah sponsored the show today in honor of Mary and her book, Word by Word: Slowing Down with the Hail MaryWord by Word is now available from Ave Maria Press (and from your local Catholic bookstore or online at your favorite book retailer). In it, Sarah Reinhard has gathered 40 different voices to take a look at why every word — from the “Hail” right down to every single “The” — is a critical part of this prayer. So often, we all tend to whip through the Hail Mary and rattle it off without really considering what we’re praying and saying. This book is sure to make you reconsider the prayer and, hopefully, draw you closer to the Blessed Mother and, through her, to Jesus. Be sure to check the show notes and order your copy today!

You can read more about Sarah and her book here and check out what others are saying about it! Thank you again, Sarah, for your support for and the CM Hangout.

Sponsorship Open!

We still have a few more sponsorship openings for the rest of the year and the price is ripe now so if you’d like to help support the CM Hangout and, send us an email to Lisa at CatholicMom dot com or Erika at onesimplemama at gmail dot com.

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Watch for a new episode of CM Hangout next Tuesday and please keep this project in your prayers!

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