“Our children are destined for greatness, each and every one of them. But let us not confuse fame with greatness. All of our children, whether they lead ordinary or extraordinary lives, are called to exemplary virtue, generous sacrifice, courageous heroism, and above all, deep, enduring love. They are called to be saints.” These words of Mary Cooney are the driving force behind her book Evangelizing Our Children with Joy. With an energizing zeal and drive, Mary shares with us the wisdom that has come from the highs and lows of parenthood, intermingled with the inspiration she has received through prayer and the Bible. From the virtues of mercy, kindness, and patience—virtues abundantly needed in the family setting—to the riches of the sacramental life, Mary shows us how to teach our children that the path to living an extraordinary life leads through the ordinary actions and habits of everyday living. Mary Cooney, wife and mother, was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. With a degree in Music Education and a master’s degree in Piano Pedagogy, she has been teaching children for over twenty years. Her most delightful students are her own five, lively homeschooled children. She currently lives in Maryland.