Motherheart Press is a project of the Joy Foundation. Motherheart resources support Catholic families, Catholic artists, Catholic educators, and those who build Catholic culture in other ways. All proceeds from the sale of Motherheart books support Joy’s various Catholic cultural initiatives.
Contributions to Joy are also gratefully accepted, and support such projects as Catholic book study groups, 50 Million Names, Sursum Corda Polyphony Ensemble, Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Youth Choir, Catholic Creatives Salon, Northeast Kansas Chesterton Society, Poetry workshops for Catholic schools, Chesterton Society’s Digital Chesterton project, grants to Catholic artists and iconographers, Joyful Moms Workshops, Regency Guild dances, Jubilate Deo children’s choir, a resource lending library and Bright City. Joy also sponsors Charlotte’s speaking engagements for groups that can’t afford speaker fees.
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New in 2023: Catholics Communicate Christ and A Harmony of Healing!
A Harmony of Healing:
Faithful Catholics need help navigating the ever-expanding world of alternative healing modalities. From ancient wisdom to contemporary science, the possibilities for supporting and recovering a healthy mind, body, and emotions are mind-boggling. When Church teaching comes up against practices that contradict, or seem to challenge the Faith, we need to understand how to think through the tension. We can be devout and obedient members of the Body of Christ, while learning from diverse sources about contributing to our own health. In fact, we can learn from this process how to avoid spiritual dangers posed by certain practices, enter into humble dialogue with the vast culture of ‘alternative’ health, and sharpen our intellectual immunity to lies and the culture of death. A Harmony of Healing is an invitation to conversation among Christians, meant to promote the health of persons, and the health of the Body of Christ. Find A Harmony of Healing at Amazon, here.
Catholics Communicate Christ:
Catholics Communicate Christ is the beginning of a conversation about a fully Catholic theory of communication. Such a theory…must be a ‘living lens’ through which to focus on and through and toward the human person…. A Catholic theory of communication situates us within the vast story of God’s own communication of Himself. At the same time, it aspires to proved an infrastructural support for participation in the action of that self-communication of God. A Catholic communication theory leaves behind the rather two-dimensional plane of the problem of getting a message across, in favor of a more three-dimensional model in which the means themselves (the messengers, vessels, symbols, or forms by means of which meaning is conveyed) are affected by the Message communicating Himself through them. A simple statement of a Catholic theory of communication is “Catholics communicate Christ.” From here, we can put out into the deep to consider the context, the content, the science and skills, and the art of communicating Christ. Find Catholics Communicate Christ on Amazon, here.
“I can think of no better guide for homeschooling parents than Charlotte Ostermann.”
Joseph Pearce, author of Literature: What Every Catholic Should Know
Upschooling is available on Amazon here.
Charlotte Ostermann, veteran homeschool speaker, provides stimulating ‘teacher in-service training’ for parent educators. Each chapter is a meaty and inspirational seminar meant to challenge and encourage readers in their vocations. Parent, educator, evangelist, communicator, and anyone with an interest in the integral development of the human person will find this a rich resource for continuing education and intellectual growth.
If you missed the packed rooms where these talks were given in person, don’t miss this second chance to engage with the material. The author’s goal is to help you cultivate freedom for yourself and your students. Each workshop stands alone, so you may pick and choose to good effect. Pick one to read with a group if you love a great conversation!
“Charlotte Ostermann is a fine practitioner and excellent theorist of education. Those who read these chapters will find them winsome and wise; they are a source of potential delight and instruction for anyone interested in the nature and purpose of education or in practical strategies for educating one’s children or students well.”
–Benjamin V. Beier, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education, Hillsdale College
“Charlotte has a way of communicating reality in a succinct yet rich way. Sometimes I remember her talk on flatitudes and floatitudes and it still helps me to have a lens through which I can analyze my choices and behavior on a day-to-day basis. She makes concepts that really are quite sophisticated accessible and exciting, as well as deeply personal and meaningful for my heart. Thank you Charlotte for being a missionary of Truth in today’s context! Anyone, not just home educators, can truly benefit from her work.” Brooklynn S.
The Freedom Trilogy:
You, Free is available on Amazon, here.
Full Spectrum Freedom is available on Amazon, here.
3D Freedom is available on Amazon here.
100% of all proceeds goes to the Joy Foundation, and the author took no payment. There were publishing costs, though, that your purchase and donations will help offset. Donations to Joy above the $10 retail price of the books are tax deductible. If you want that receipt, I will send it automatically (if you use PayPal, I’ll have your email address just for that and it will not be kept for any other promotions or contacts), or you can let me know your physical address by emailing Director ‘at’ JoyFound.org.
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The titles below are available for free download.