Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle is a Catholic wife, a mother of five, a grandmother of two, and an award-winning and best-selling author and journalist, TV host, international speaker, and pilgrimage and retreat leader. She is the EWTN television host of three series which she created to teach, encourage, and inspire Catholic families. Her love for children and for imparting the Faith spurred her on to serve as a Catechist for over thirty years. She is also an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist at her parish.
Donna-Marie enjoyed a decade-long friendship with Saint Teresa of Calcutta, became a Lay Missionary of Charity, and started a branch of the Lay Missionaries of Charity. For many years, her spiritual director was Servant of God John A. Hardon, S.J., who also served as one of Mother Teresa’s spiritual directors.
In 2008, Donna-Marie was invited by the Holy See to participate in an international congress for women at the Vatican. She received apostolic blessings from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI for her books and work, and a special blessing from Pope Saint John Paul II for her writing on Saint Teresa of Calcutta. Donna-Marie has received many writing awards from the Catholic Press Association and others.
She is the author of more than thirty-five books on faith, family, and the saints; including her memoir The Kiss of Jesus: How Mother Teresa and the Saints Helped Me to Discover the Beauty of the Cross. Donna-Marie is also a General Editor for the Divine Mercy Catholic Bible and has written two major Divine Mercy articles for this Bible.
Donna-Marie’s work has been featured in national and international media. She has written for L’Osservatore Romano, Magnificat Magazine, National Catholic Register, Catholic World Report, Our Sunday Visitor, and more.
She has been profiled on many television shows, including: Fox News, Rome Reports, Vatican Insider, and on EWTN shows: News Nightly, Women of Grace, Sunday Night Prime, EWTN Live, The Choices We Face, At Home with Jim and Joy, The Journey Home, and Faith & Culture. She is a regular guest on national and international radio shows as well.
Donna-Marie lectures throughout the world on topics relating to Catholic and Christian women, faith, and families, the saints, and her friend Mother Teresa. She also writes much on Divine Mercy and is an authority on the life of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska.