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St. Thomas More of England
St. Thomas More, the light-hearted but heroic Chancellor of England, comes to life in this biography. Raised in the London of the late 1400's, Thomas was a bright student eager for knowledge. When serving as a page for Cardinal Morton, the Archbishop of Canterbury noticed his bright wit and sent him to Oxford. Going on to serve his King, Thomas More soon became one of Henry VIII's more trusted advisers. But then the unthinkable happened. Read the inspiring story of brilliant man who refused to compromise his faith for his King.
St. Katherine Drexel
The beautiful story of American's recently canonized saint and servant of the oppressed, St. Katharine Drexel. Born in 1858 to Francis and Emma Drexel, Katharine grew up in a happy, devout, and wealthy Catholic family in Philadelphia. Her parents were greatly loved and admired by many for their kindness and generosity to the poor and needy.
St. Vincent de Paul
Margaret Ann Hubbard
Tells the exciting, inspirational story of the great French saint of charity, St. Vincent de Paul. From his days of youth as a shepherd boy to his slavery in North Africa, his escape to France, his priestly service to the poor and to abandoned children, his founding of both the Vincentian Order and the Daughters of Charity, clashes with the Jansenists and his political adventures at court, this dramatic story of Vincent de Paul is sure to inspire all readers. Illustrated.
Saint Joan: The Girl Soldier
Louis de Wohl
De Wohl uses his famed narrative skill to tell young people about the brave teenage French girl who had visions and led armies in battle, but also about how her entire life testifies to the amazing power of God's grace. It's all here: how Joan was told by St. Michael the Archangel, St. Catherine, and St. Margaret to lead the French in battle against the English; how she met with fantastic success but was betrayed, captured, and imprisoned; and finally, how she suffered through a politically motivated trial for heresy and was burned at the stake.
St. Benedict: Hero of the Hills (*not pictured)
Mary Fabyan Windeatt
The powerful story of the famous life and miracles of St. Benedict. Known as the Father of Western Monasticism, St. Benedict played a major role in the Christinization and civilization of post-Roman Europe in the sixth century. Having lived in an era of great immorality and vice, Benedict founded an order for monks whose strong life of prayer and work helped convert the godless society around them. It tells how his Benedictine order of monks spread throughout Europe and the New World. The heroic life of his sister St. Scholastica, his saving a boy from drowning, raising one from the dead, and the story of poisoned wine are all told in this exciting, dramatic tale of a great saint.
St. Catherine Laboure and the Miraculous Medal
This is the story of Catherine Laboure, a Burgundy farm girl who, after a prophetic dream of St. Vincent de Paul, became a Sister of Charity in Paris and later in Enghien, where she cooked and mended and cared for the inmates of a home for elderly men. To this obscure Sister the Blessed Virgin appeared, made prophecies, and commissioned the making of the Medal which soon came to be known as "miraculous" because of the favors wrought. St. Catherine Laboure lived a life of prayer and service to the poor, and was canonized in 1947.
Bernadette: Our Lady's Little Servant
This is the story of Bernadette to whom the Blessed Virgin appeared and revealed herself as the Immaculate Conception. Bernadette Soubirous lived with her family in the abandoned jail of the little French village of Lourdes. Bernadette studied her Catechism, took care of her brothers and sisters, and gathered firewood " and no one knew she was a Saint. But one day, as she was gathering wood, Our Lady appeared. This was the beginning of one of the greatest Marian Shrines of modern times and of the miracles with which Our Lady blessed her children.
The Cure of Ars
The story of St. John Vianney, the humble parish priest of Ars, France who is the patron saint of parish priests. He so successfully led his people to sanctity that he became a prime target of the devil.
St. Therese and the Roses
Helen Walker Homan
Youth will be enthralled by the story of St. Therese of Lisieux growing up in the wonderful Martin family with her four sisters, and how the Little Flower found her pathway to holiness right in her own back yard.
St. Dominic and the Rosary
A dramatic account of the incredible life of St. Dominic for youth 9 - 15. St. Dominic led a life of excitement and adventure as he walked from town to town and fearlessly preached the word of God and the power of the Holy Rosary.
Father Damien and the Bells
Arthur & Elizabeth Sheehan
This volume is the story of Fr. Damien, who in 1872 went to the island of Molokai, where lepers had been exiled. Damien earned the trust of the lepers, and his appeals fo help resonated throughout the world. He spent his life caring for the lepers, and even after Damien himself contracted leprosy he carried on to the end. Illustrated
St. Elizabeth's Three Crowns
An inspiring story of the incredible St. Elizabeth of Hungary. The daughter of King Andrew, Princess Elizabeth devoted her life to the poor and gave away her jewels, food and clothes.
Fr. Marquette and the Great Great River
This Vision book for youth 9-15 years old tells the story of one of America's greatest missionaries who came down from Canada to explore the mighty Mississippi River, the "great river" bordered by Indian tribes who killed white men on sight. If he could travel to the mouth of the "great river", Fr. Marquette hoped to obtain new lands for France and new souls for Jesus Christ. Illustrated.
Mother Seton and the Sisters of Charity
In 1975, Mother Elizabeth Seton was canonized as America's first native-born Roman Catholic saint. This Vision Book tells the inspiring true story of the life of Elizabeth Bayley Seton from her childhood in a distinguished New York family to her becoming a sister and foundress of an order of nuns. In time her order of sisters flourished, and they established more schools, orphanages and hospitals across the United States. At her early death (46 years old) Mother Seton's congregation numbered twenty-one communities throughout the country.
Francis and Clare: Saints of Assisi
Helen Walker Homan
This story captures the lives of these two popular saints, from growing up together in Assisi to their conversion and centuries-long influence on the world through their radical living of the Gospel.
St. Anthony and the Christ Child
Helen Walker Homan
An inspiring account of the life of the very popular St. Anthony of Padua. From his days of youth to the dramatic accounts of shipwreck, powerful preaching and working of miracles.
Frances Parkinson Keyes
The exciting story of this missionary from Italy who came to America to spread the Faith. She founded a new order of nuns to teach the Faith and work with the poor. She's America's first saint.
Evelyn M. Brown
The inspiring story of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, a holy young Indian woman converted to Christianity by St. Isaac Jogues during the 1600s. She lived as a single woman with deep faith, offering her sufferings and life to Christ.
St. Francis of the Seven Seas
Albert J. Nevins, M.M.
The inspiring life of the great missionary to the Far East, St. Francis Xavier. It captures the spirit of a daring man who braved the many dangers of India and Japan in adventures of courage and faith.
St. Pius X
Walter Diethelm, OSB
The inspiring story about Giuseppe Sarto who became Pope Pius X -- from his youthful days on the farm, to country priest, to bishop and finally to the Pope.
St. Philip of the Joyous Heart
Francis X. Connolly
St. Philip Neri never ceased to teach the great lesson that is a joyous heart that wins friends to Christ. He became counselor of popes and cardinals.
St. Ignatius and the Company of Jesus
Tells the exciting, dramatic story of St. Ignatius of Loyola and the order he founded, the Society of Jesus. As a young man, Ignatius had dreams of an adventurous life as a soldier. His dreams, however, did not come true the way he had hoped. Seriously wounded in battle, the soldier Ignatius had a profound conversion to Christ during his period of healing and recovery. He abandoned a promising career in the military and dedicated the rest of his life to the service of Christ and the Church. Illustrated.
Harold Gardiner, S.J.
A dramatic account of the life and death of the martyr, St. Edmund Campion, "hero of God's underground'' during the persecutions of the Catholic Church in England in the 1500s.
St. John Bosco and St. Dominic Savio
The enthralling story of the great apostle of youth, St. John Bosco, and his pupil who became a saint, Dominic Savio. St. John Bosco helped deprived children through his schools.
St. Isaac and the Indians
The powerful story about St. Isaac Jogues, a Jesuit missionary who worked fearlessly among the fierce Indian tribes. It tells of his work of conversion, his enslavement to the Mohawks, his daring escape, and his death as a martyr.
St. Thomas Aquinas
Brendan Larnen, O.P. and Milton Lomask
The story of St. Thomas Aquinas is one full of moving and dramatic scenes: the flaming destruction of Monte Cassino Abbey, the reception into the Dominican order of the quiet, determined young Thomas, the breath-taking escape from the donjon tower, and the striking instances of the saint's eloquence and brilliance.
Our Lady Came to Fatima (*not pictured)
Ruth Fox Hume
Who would have thought that the Blessed Mother would choose to come to Fatima, that remote farming village on a rocky slope in Portugal? No one was more surprised than Lucia, Jacinta, and Francisco, the little shepherds to whom she appeared in 1917.
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