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Voices of the Saints
A 365-Day Journey with our Spiritual Companions
by Bert Ghezzi

Catholics around the world rely on the Catholic saints for guidance and inspiration . . . so it's important that the saints and their stories be easy to find. Voices of the Saints by Bert Ghezzi provides readers with many convenient ways to look up 365 Catholic saints: chronologically, alphabetically, by feast day, even by theme. The saint's patronage is also listed when available, as is the date of beatification or canonization.

While the reference possibilities are abundant, the inspiring stories of these saints are still the primary focus of the book, and each entry is written in such a way as to help us feel the companionship of the saint. The voice of each saint comes through clearly in quotations drawn from their own writings, the recollection of witnesses, and the careful work of biographers. 6x9 Paperback, 816 pages (Item #80254) $19.95

   
My Best Teachers were Saints: What Every Educator Can Learn from the Heroes of the Church
The lives of the saints are inspiring to many people, but they can be especially inspiring for teachers. For author and lifelong teacher Susan H. Swetnam, some of the best, most inspiring, and most insightful mentors she has are saints of the Catholic Church—and a remarkable number of these men and women were teachers themselves!

In My Best Teachers Were Saints, Swetnam describes the lives of 52 saints that will be especially inspiring to teachers. Some of the saints' lives offer lessons on how to overcome the teaching profession's unique problems; others show today's teachers how to identify successes that are often difficult to discern. All of the saints in this book will encourage teachers to persevere in the educational work that God has called them to do. 304 Pages, Paperback (Item #88672) $15.95

   
Loyola Kids Book of Heroes: Stories of Catholic Heroes and Saints throughout History
by Amy Welborn
In this book of saints for kids, best-selling author Amy Welborn tells the stories of devoted Christians, including Mother Teresa, Dorothy Day, and John the Baptist, who made significant contributions to people and the world around them. Throughout Loyola Kids Book of Heroes, Welborn introduces Christian role models who exemplify the seven cardinal virtues—faith, hope, charity, temperance, prudence, fortitude, and justice—and helps children grow in their love and admiration for the saints. Colorful illustrations and a delightful storytelling style bring to life these stories of saints for kids. Ages 8-12. Hardcover, 196 pages.
(Item #87136) $15.95
   
The Book of Saints & Heroes
The first Christians to visit Europe and the British Isles met pagans who told tales of fairies, talking beasts, and other wonderful things. To these marvelous stories, they soon added new ones about the Christian saints. Some were true, others improbable, and many simply fantastic. In the ones we include here, you’ll meet the saint who spent seven Easters on a whale’s back and the amiable lion who was St. Jerome’s friend. You’ll see St. George fight the dragon, and you’ll read about the fierce wolf St. Francis of Assisi converted.

But many of these stories have in them scarcely a wave of the fairy wand. So you’ll also find here true tales of great saints such as St. Louis of France, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Francis Xavier, and St. Elizabeth of Hungary — souls marked by courage, kindness, and piety.

These marvelous legends and exciting true stories of Christian saints and heroes will provide many hours of delightful reading to believers and non-believers alike! 336 pages (Item #97816) $24.95

Read the exciting stories of:

  • St. Anthony
  • St. Augustine
  • St. Paul
  • St. Brendan
  • St. Colette
  • St. Columba
  • St. Elizabeth of Hungary
  • St. Cuthbert
  • St. Dorothea
  • St. Dunstan
  • St. Richard of Chichester
  • St. Francis of Assisi
  • St. Francis Xavier
  • St. Louis IX
  • St. Jerome
  • St. Margaret of Scotland
  • St. George
  • St. John of God
  • St. Malchus
  • St. Senan
  • St. Simeon Stylites
  • St. Vincent de Paul, and others.
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    Patrons and Protectors: In Times of Need
    art by Michael O’Neill McGrath, foreword by Rosemary Luling Haughton

    Once again Brother Michael O’Neill McGrath enlivens our devotion to our patron saints with his modern yet tradition-inspired images. In this third volume of the Patrons and Protectors series, we recall those saints we call upon when in need. In times of illness we pray with Peregrine (cancer), Timothy (stomach ailments), Bernadette (asthma), James (arthritis), Agatha (breast cancer) and Matthew Talbott (alcoholism). When grieving or beset by worry we call upon Jane de Chantal (widows), Rita (troubled marriages), Monica (troubled children). When faced with nature’s fury we cry out for the prayers of Gregory the Wonderworker (floods) and Genevieve (disasters).

    As in the first two volumes, Brother Mickey’s art is accompanied by his own descriptions and a brief contribution by a modern person facing these difficulties. Contributors include Christopher de Vinck, Antoinette Bosco, Michelle Weldon and many others. The combination of age-old piety and modern witness makes this volume another must-have for any spiritual library. Hardcover, 10 x 10, 58 pages. (Item #87891) $18.95

       
    Patrons and Protectors: Occupations
    Michael O’Neill McGrath, foreword by Wendy Wright

    Saints are not relics from our past. Their lives can spark our own, lift us up as we strive to be faithful Christians. In the first book in this exciting new Patrons and Protectors Series, Mickey McGrath presents images of the saints as patrons of particular occupations. His fresh interpretations enchant the imagination. St. Dominic stargazes through state-of-the art astronomical instruments. St Margaret of Clitherow is today’s businesswoman, with briefcase nearby and cellular phone in hand. Sir Thomas More’s battles with the crown are waged in a contemporary courtroom. In each image, the reader will see the Holy Spirit peering out and peeking around the corners, reminding us of the holy presence in all of our lives.

    Essays from contemporary men and women tell us what a particular type of work is like for them today. Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers) writes about a life devoted to working in children’s television, alongside an image of Saint Clare, the patron saint of those who work in television. Dave Brubeck’s reflection on a career in music accompanies the image of Saint Cecelia, the patron of musicians. And, many other people share insights about their life work next to images of the patrons of their occupations.

    Whether you are exploring new career possibilities or you simply enjoy learning about your patron saint, this book will help you to see that there are many ways to contribute to the building of God’s reign here on earth. An ideal gift book for any individual or family, for those who are have been or are about to be confirmed, for the classroom or parish library, or for your own book collection. Hardcover, 10 x 10, 64 pages. (Item #83682) $18.95

       
      Patrons and Protectors: More Occupations
    Michael O’Neill McGrath, foreword by James Martin, SJ

    In this second volume of the Patrons and Protectors series, Michael O’Neill McGrath’s images of saints as patrons of occupations remind us that we are called to build God’s reign through our labor, an essential part of Christian life. Among the saints depicted in this volume are Martha, who served meals to Jesus in her home; Francis of Assisi, often associated with nurturing animals; and Katharine Drexel, who was recently canonized.

    As in the first volume of this series, McGrath’s art delights and instructs. Who is that road construction worker? Which saint is patron of cabdrivers? Why is there an ostrich in a scientist’s lab? Alongside McGrath’s commentary about why a saint is associated with a particular occupation are essays by men and women engaged in that work. As we see the variety of ways human beings contribute their talents and skills, we become inspired to view our jobs with fresh eyes. Hardback, 10 × 10, 64 pages. (Item #83683) $18.95

       

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    Blessed Among All Women: Women Saints, Prophets, and Witnesses for our Time
    by Robert Ellsberg
    From the bestselling author of All Saints comes this new collection of devotional sketches on history's greatest women. From Joan of Arc to Anne Frank to Mary Magdalene, Ellsberg offers insights into the way that women of all faiths and backgrounds have lived out the lives of sanctity, mysticism, social justice, and world reform. Blessed Among All Women features new material along with the best women saints of All Saints, for over 120 inspirational readings. Cloth; 304 pages. (Item #90532) $24.95
       

    The End and the Beginning: Blessed John Paul II- The Victory of Freedom, The Last Years, The Legacy
    by George Weigel
    Evidently, 1,000 pages were not enough space to adequately survey the life of Blessed John Paul II in Weigel’s biography, Witness to Hope (1999). Although the three sections in this work are designed to supplement that earlier one, only the first takes a thematic approach. The theme explored is communism and covers four decades of John Paul’s life, before and during his papacy. The pope’s struggle against communism was covered sporadically in Witness but without as much detail or behind-the-scenes glimpses as there are here. The last event recorded in the earlier book was the Great Jubilee of 2000, five years before the pontiff’s death. The final years of John Paul’s papacy are covered in the second section, while the third is strictly reflective. The key question here is, What will Blessed John Paul II be remembered for? Weigel explores numerous angles to his legacy, including his personal character and a strong spirit of ecumenism. 590 pages (Item #85130)
    $32.50
        
    My Life with Karol: My Forty-Year Friendship with the Man Who Became Pope
    by Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz
     
    This intimate, affectionate portrait of Blessed John Paul II by his longtime secretary and confidant reveals fascinating new details about the opinions, hopes, fears, and dramatic life of this public man.

    “I had accompanied him for almost forty years: twelve in Kraków and then twenty-seven in Rome. I was always with him, always at his side. Now, in the moment of death, he’d gone on alone. . . .And now? Who is accompanying him on the other side?”
    —From A Life with Karol

    Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz worked side by side with Blessed John Paul II for almost forty years, enjoying unique access to both the public and private man. In A life with Karol, he provides a close-up glimpse into the Pope’s life and the critical events of his papacy.

    Dziwisz was sitting next to the Pope during the assassination attempt in 1981. He recounts the Pope's reaction to 9/11, describing his thoughts and feelings on that day. And the Cardinal’s moving description of the Pope’s haunting memories of World War II uncovers the roots of the pontiff’s intense opposition to George W. Bush’s war on Iraq.

    The two men shared moments of fun and spontaneity as well. Dziwisz writes about the times the Pope would slip out of the Vatican, wearing a Panama hat, to stroll the streets of Rome, and he describes the clandestine ski and hiking trips the pair made to escape the Vatican. His firsthand account of the Pope’s last years also reveals that John Paul II considered resigning. These stories and others lend added poignancy to Dziwisz’s extraordinary portrayal of the Pope’s courage and calmness during his final illness. Hardcover, 272 pages (Item #87987) $25.00

    About the Author
    CARDINAL STANISLAW DZIWISZ was personal secretary to Karol Wojtyla (Blessed John Paul II) in Kraków and in Rome. He was ordained a priest in 1963, was appointed Archbishop of Kraków in 2005, and in 2006 was made a cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI.

       
    9780385520379 Come Be My Light
    by Mother Teresa and Brian Kolodiejchuk
    This historic work reveals the inner spiritual life of one of the most beloved and important religious figures in history.

    During her lifelong service to the poorest of the poor, Mother Teresa became an icon of compassion to people of all religions; her extraordinary contributions to the care of the sick, the dying, and thousands of others nobody else was prepared to look after has been recognized and acclaimed throughout the world. Little is known, however, about her own spiritual heights or her struggles. This collection of her writing and reflections, almost all of which have never been made public before, sheds light on Mother Teresa's interior life in a way that reveals the depth and intensity of her holiness for the first time.

    Compiled and presented by Fr. Brian Kolodiejchuk, M.C., who knew Mother Teresa for twenty years and is the postulator for her cause for sainthood and director of the Mother Teresa Center, MOTHER TERESA brings together letters she wrote to her spiritual advisors over decades. A moving chronicle of her spiritual journey—including moments, indeed years, of utter desolation—these letters reveal the secrets she shared only with her closest confidants. She emerges as a classic mystic whose inner life burned with the fire of charity and whose heart was tested and purified by an intense trial of faith, a true dark night of the soul.

    Published to coincide with the tenth anniversary of her death, MOTHER TERESA is an intimate portrait of a woman whose life and work continue to be admired by millions of people.

    “If I ever become a Saint—I will surely be one of “darkness.” I will continually be absent from Heaven—to lit the light of those in darkness on earth .”
    —Mother Teresa of Calcutta

    Hardcover (Item #86703) $24.00

        
    Love That Produces Hope
    The Thought of Ignacio Ellacuría

    by Kevin F. Burke, S.J., and Robert Lassalle-Klein, Editors

    Father Ignacio Ellacuría, S.J., president of the University of Central America, leading Latin American philosopher, and liberation theologian, was assassinated with five Jesuit companions and two women on November 16, 1989. Love That Produces Hope brings together leading authorities on key aspects of Ellacuría’s thought. The book introduces readers to the groundbreaking life and thought of Ignacio Ellacuría. His biography and writings embody late twentieth-century transformations and tensions that reshaped the life of the Catholic church among the “crucified peoples” of Central America.

    Love That Produces Hope evaluates the significance of Ellacuría’s work, particularly his impact on theology, philosophy, and education. Ellacuría found hope in his faith that God’s grace sustains the tenacious struggle of millions of men, women, and children to nurture those they love in the face of poverty and an uncertain future. Paperback, 328 pages. (Item #86619) $29.95

       
    Light in the Dark Ages: The Friendship of Francis and Clare of Assisi - by Jon M. Sweeney - Paraclete Press Inc. Light in the Dark Ages, The Friendship of Francis and Clare of Assisi
    by Jon M. Sweeney
    The Middle Ages were not so very dark, as the old textbooks say. As you will discover in this intriguing portrait of the first Franciscans, we live in dark ages whenever we become preoccupied with power. In this popular history, Jon Sweeney reveals the timeless temptations that come with being human---greed, competition, ego, and selfishness---as well as the many ways that Francis and Clare of Assisi inspired change and brought light into darkness.

    Discover how Francis was first found by God and then joined by Clare despite the violent objections of her family. Explore a variety of issues that they faced, including the treatment of lepers in medieval society, corruption in the Church, and attitudes toward the created world. You will also learn how Clare's spirituality influenced that of other prominent women, how St. Francis lost control of his own movement, and why Francis's body was secretly buried upon his death.

    The examples of early Franciscan spirituality challenge any of us who would follow Christ today. How would we view a young person today who rejected family for spiritual reasons? Is it possible for men and women to have deep friendship and remain true to a call to chastity? Is intentional poverty of any value? Have we sentimentalized family to the point of ignoring what Jesus taught his disciples on the subject?  204 pages. Paperback (Item #87440) $16.95

        
    Blessed Peter Donders: His Writings and Spirituality
    by J. Robert Fenili
    Peter Donders was a priest from Holland who volunteered in the 19th century for missionary work in Dutch Guiana (Surinam). There he worked among lepers and African slaves with great compassion for their plight. After nearly twenty years he met some Redemptorists and joined their community. He was a very dedicated, humble, and fascinating man. This book tells his life story.
    This is volume 7 in the English series of Readings in Redemptorist Spirituality sponsored by the Center for Redemptorist Spirituality of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer. It includes the first English translation of his letters and other writings and articles on the spirituality of this holy man written by Redemptorists – a historian and a theologian – at the time of his beatification in 1982.
    Readers will truly be inspired by the life Blessed Peter Donders and will find in him a model of someone who trusted unfailingly in God’s providence.  Paperback (Item #86711) $19.95
       
    God's Heroes
    A Child's Book of Saints

    Heroes come in many forms – an athlete, your grandfather, a firefighter, or even Superman. What better time than October, as All Saints Day approaches, to familiarize children with 13 of the Church’s most honored heroes? Each life story highlights a particular virtue that saint possessed, and relates the virtue to a child's life today.

    God's Heroes is arranged in an easy-to-follow format, with information about a saint's life and work on the left and a fun activity on the right to reinforce the learning. Of the 13 saints featured, most will be familiar to children. A few may be new, which offers children the chance to get to know other great heroes, and maybe pick a new favorite!
     
    The 13 saints include:
    St. Francis of Assisi Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha
    St. Clare of Assisi St. Philip Neri
    St. Joan of Arc St. Edward the Confessor

    32 page, 6" x 9" (Item #87589) $4.95

       
    My Life with the Saints
    by James Martin, S.J.
    James Martin has led a thoroughly modern life: from a lukewarm childhood Catholicism, to the Wharton School of Business, to the executive fast track at General Electric, to the Jesuits, to a media career in Manhattan. But at every step along the way he has been accompanied by special friends—the saints of the Catholic Church. These holy men and women are not just historical figures to him. Martin’s attachment to them is real and personal. The saints have guided him. He convincingly shows how the saints can be our friends too.

    Martin’s saintly friends come from the whole of Christian history—from St. Paul to John XXIII—and they include Thérèse of Lisieux, Joan of Arc, Ignatius Loyola and other beloved figures. They accompany the author on a pilgrimage that includes stops in a sunlit square of a French town, a quiet retreat house on a New England beach, the housing projects in inner-city Chicago, the sprawling slums of Nairobi, and a gorgeous Baroque church in Rome. As James Martin’s inspiring, witty, and surprising account unfolds, we see how saints can help us to find our way in the world.
    Paperback (Item #84771) $15.95
    Hardcover (Item #84736)
    $22.95
        
    Light in the Dark Ages: The Friendship of Francis and Clare of Assisi - by Jon M. Sweeney - Paraclete Press Inc. NEW!
    Light in the Dark Ages, The Friendship of Francis and Clare of Assisi
    by Jon M. Sweeney
    The Middle Ages were not so very dark, as the old textbooks say. As you will discover in this intriguing portrait of the first Franciscans, we live in dark ages whenever we become preoccupied with power. In this popular history, Jon Sweeney reveals the timeless temptations that come with being human---greed, competition, ego, and selfishness---as well as the many ways that Francis and Clare of Assisi inspired change and brought light into darkness.

    Discover how Francis was first found by God and then joined by Clare despite the violent objections of her family. Explore a variety of issues that they faced, including the treatment of lepers in medieval society, corruption in the Church, and attitudes toward the created world. You will also learn how Clare's spirituality influenced that of other prominent women, how St. Francis lost control of his own movement, and why Francis's body was secretly buried upon his death.

    The examples of early Franciscan spirituality challenge any of us who would follow Christ today. How would we view a young person today who rejected family for spiritual reasons? Is it possible for men and women to have deep friendship and remain true to a call to chastity? Is intentional poverty of any value? Have we sentimentalized family to the point of ignoring what Jesus taught his disciples on the subject?  204 pages. Paperback (Item #87440) $16.95

       

    De-Coding Mary Magdalene
    Truth, Legend and Lies

    by Amy Welborn
    Recent best-sellers have popularized a historically and spiritually false view of Mary Magdalene. A saint who has been revered by the Church for centuries, Mary Magdalene's life and actions have been exploited and distorted, her historical significance marginalized by lies such as:
    • Mary Magdalene was married to Jesus and bore his child.
    • Mary Magdalene is the "real" Holy Grail.
    • The Gnostic gospels tell us the truth about Jesus and Mary Magdalene that the Christian Church has suppressed.
    • For centuries, Mary Magdalene was demeaned by Christian tradition as nothing more than a prostitute.

    Learn the truth -- not the fiction -- about the extraordinary woman who was one of the earliest disciples of Jesus and a powerful witness to his death and resurrection.

    Amy Welborn, the award-winning author of the international best-seller de-coding Da Vinci, exposes popular myths and misperceptions about Mary Magdalene, and presents us with the woman who has stirred the Christian imagination and inspired the devotion of artists, saints, and sinners for two thousand years.

    Where de-coding Da Vinci left off, de-coding Mary Magdalene begins. Learn the truth, legend, and lies abut the real Mary Magdalene and what she can teach you today!  Paperback; 146 pages (Item #84938) $9.95

       

      Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery

    Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery
    by Eric Metaxas
    Amazing Grace tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-1833). This accessible biography chronicles Wilberforce's extraordinary role as a human rights activist, cultural reformer, and member of Parliament.

    At the center of this heroic life was a passionate twenty-year fight to abolish the British slave trade, a battle Wilberforce won in 1807, as well as efforts to abolish slavery itself in the British colonies, a victory achieved just three days before his death in 1833.

    Metaxas discovers in this unsung hero a man of whom it can truly be said: he changed the world. Before Wilberforce, few thought slavery was wrong. After Wilberforce, most societies in the world came to see it as a great moral wrong.

    To mark the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the British slave trade, HarperSanFrancisco and Bristol Bay Productions have joined together to commemorate the life of William Wilberforce with the feature-length film Amazing Grace and this companion biography, which provides a fuller account of the amazing life of this great man than can be captured on film.

    This account of Wilberforce's life will help many become acquainted with an exceptional man who was a hero to Abraham Lincoln and an inspiration to the anti-slavery movement in America.  Hardcover (Item #*HP-9780061173004) $21.95

       
    Cover Image A Soldier Surrenders: The Conversion of St. Camillus
    by Susan Peek
    This is the story of the dramatic conversion and inspiring goodness of the soldier Camillus de Lellis who lived in the late 1500's, and became the founder of the religious order known then as "Ministers of the Sick", and today now called the "Hospitallers". The story of St. Camillus is one that is filled with an intriguing combination of drama, military battles, sickness and disease, conversion to God, and great charity for countless suffering people, be they dying soldiers, prisoners or patients in the hospitals that he founded.

    Camillus is a saint that anyone can identitfy with since he was a very worldly man, a huge man at 6 foot 6 inches height, a soldier who fought against the Turks, and one who had a terrible addiction to gambling that continually reduced him to poverty and shame. He also suffered tremendously throughout his life from various ongoing ailments including a crippling leg disease for 46 years, a rupture for 38 years, chronically painful feet problems, and a distaste for food that caused him an inability to retain it. None of his own great sufferings kept him from always thinking of others first, and striving to serve the many sick and dying people under his care.

    He eventually conquered his personal weaknesses like gambling, but not without a long and constant struggle, an example of perseverance that will inspire anyone with their own personal moral, spiritual or physical struggles. God rewarded him with many followers who joined his order to serve the sick and dying, as well as great spiritual gifts including prophecy and miracles. St. Camillus was a forerunner of the work of the International Red Cross, and he used that same symbol for his own religious order. Pope Leo XIII canonized him in 1746 and declared Camillus the Patron of the Sick. (Item #89010) $14.95

       
    Teresa of Calcutta: A Personal Memoir
    by
    José Luis González-Balado

    September 2007 will mark the tenth anniversary of the death of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. This revised and updated edition recalls the important events of her life: her call to join the Sisters of Loreto, her assignment to teach in Calcutta, her subsequent call to consecrate herself to the poor, her founding of the Missionaries of Charity, her receipt of the Nobel Prize for Peace, her strength of spirit in the face of illness, her death and beatification. The epitome of Christian charity, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta found God present among those who suffered the most.

    Living the greater part of her life in India, Mother Teresa planted seeds of goodness throughout the entire world. Her presence and left an indelible print of kindness and holiness that earned her the reputation of a "living saint." 208 pages, paperback (Item #88711) $12.95
       
    And God Blessed The Irish: The Story of Patrick And God Blessed The Irish: The Story of Patrick (Hardcover)
    by Chris Driscoll (Author), Patrick Kelley (Illustrator)

    St. Anthony's Messenger, March 1998
    A children's book with much wider appeal. Accented with charming, simple, cartoon-style illustrations, the book tells the story of St. Patrick, including legends and folklore about the saint along with his actual history. Although definitely geared towards children, And God Blessed the Irish can teach even adults.

    Catholic Parent, March 1998
    A powerful and fascinating telling of Saint Patrick's life- the first in a series of saints' stories by an exciting new publisher whose motto is "Spirit et Veritas."

    59 pages, Hardcover (Item #85053) $14.95

       
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    Retrial of Joan of Arc
    by Regine Pernoud, J. M. Cohen (Translator), Katherine Anne Porter (Foreword by)
    This book is a rarity among English language books about Joan of Arc: it is the first such English language book, and clearly the best, based firmly on the testimonies given at the retrial of Joan of Arc. Written by the renowned French historian, Regine Pernoud, it uses extensive excerpts from the many people who actually knew Joan, and so it brings to life this great woman and her powerful story in a way that no other format can.

    The whole tremendous and fascinating historical story is told here by her childhood playmates and relatives, her royal and noble friends, her confessor, her valet, her squires and heralds, and her fellow soldiers.

    Included also are excerpts from some of her old enemies, but now they can do Joan no harm: indeed their presence here lends even a more powerful authenticity to her story than if we had only heard from her friends and supporters.

    As we follow Pernoud through her remarkably clear, detailed tracing of this history told by living tongues, netting the testimonies together with her learned, perfectly placed notes, we begin to share with her the experience of those men who were making the investigation of Joan. Pernoud's method is so direct and knowledgeable, so dedicated to the discovery and presentation of the mystical truth, which is inherent in the accumulated, eagerly honest, spoken and recorded testimonies of those who knew Joan of Arc. (Item #89009) $16.95

         
    How did Valentine's Day, one of our most popular holidays, begin?
    It started in ancient Rome when a kind physician named Valentine took an interest in a young blind girl. With his healing skill and his deep faith he restored her sight. What we now call Valentine's Day began when he sent the little girl a secret message, which she received after the Christian martyr was executed. For this tale rich in sentiment, master illustrator Robert Sabuda has created exquisite paper mosaics to suggest early Christian art that resonates with both subtlety and power. Paperback. (Item #88250) $7.99
       

    Saints and Feast Days: A Resource and Activity Book
    by the Sisters of Notre Dame of Chardon, Ohio
    Expanded 2004 edition—now with 450+ pages! This revised book of biographies includes more than 200 saints. Blackline masters feature complete activities to enrich teaching opportunities. Spiral bound hardcover,
    476 Pages  (Item #87277) $29.95
         
    Loyola Kids Book of Saints
    by Amy Welborn

    The lives of saints for kids . . .

    Who are the saints, why are they important, and what can today's children learn from them? In Loyola Kids Book of Saints, the first in the Loyola Kids series, author Amy Welborn answers these questions with exciting and inspiring stories, real-life applications, and important information about these heroes of the church. This delightful collection of saints' lives, written in a storybook style for children eight to twelve, explains how saints become saints, why we honor them, and how they help us even today.

    Divided thematically, the book features more than sixty saints from all over the world and from all across time, including our newest saints, such as Katharine Drexel; popular saints, such as St. Anthony of Padua; and Blesseds, such as Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha. Each story tells about a saint and encourages readers to consider how they might apply what they learn from the story to their everyday lives.

    Ages 8-12; 7x10 Hardcover, 304 pages. (Item #81470) $15.95
       


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    Saints and Angels
    Richly illustrated with fine art
    , Saints and Angels describes the lives and works of many familiar and unfamiliar saints and angels. Among those included are the apostles, John the Baptist, Joan of Arc, and the first native-born American saint, Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton. Details of feast days and patronages are also discussed. Coverage includes information about choirs of angels, guardian angels and fallen angels. 64 pages; Hardcover (Item #86647) $14.95
       

    Meet Fulton Sheen:
    Beloved Preacher and Teacher of the Word

    by
    Janel Rodriguez
    Fulton Sheen was a not-to-be-missed radio and television evangelist during the mid-twentieth century, but his broadcasting career got off to a rocky start. "I don't know why I invited that man," the host remarked quietly as Sheen failed to ignite the airwaves during his first radio address. By the 1950s, however, Bishop Sheen was preaching to millions on his weekly TV show, Life Is Worth Living, had won an Emmy and appeared on the cover of Time magazine.

    Far more than a media personality, Bishop Sheen was above all a priest with a single-minded determination to bring people to Christ. Although he counted the rich and famous among his converts, he was friend and benefactor to many poor, sick or lonely people and not a few hardened sinners. He introduced Catholics to the "hour of power," an hour of prayer daily before the Blessed Sacrament; his own life as an evangelist, writer, scholar, bishop and fundraiser flowed from this practice. Bishop Sheen was a "loyal son of the church," John Paul II told him, and his story is especially relevant in this time of renewed evangelization. Paperback, 158 pages (Item #84960)
    $9.99
       

    Saints and Feast Days: A Resource and Activity Book
    by the Sisters of Notre Dame of Chardon, Ohio
    Expanded 2004 edition—now with 450+ pages! This revised book of biographies includes more than 200 saints. Blackline masters feature complete activities to enrich teaching opportunities. Spiral bound hardcover,
    476 Pages  (Item #87277) $29.
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    PICTURE BOOK OF SAINTS
    Glorious illustrations will delight children with their beauty, in this easy to read
    book. Hardcover.
    (Item #85928)

    $9.95
    LIVES OF THE SAINTS
    Wonderful biographies: a saint's
    story for every day of the year arranged according to their feast
    days. Hardcover. Ages 7 and up.
    (Volume 1 Item #86978)
    $8.95
    (Volume 2 Item #87525)
    $8.95
    (Boxed, Volumes 1 & 2 Item #80126)

    $17.95
    THE BOOK OF SAINTS
    Lives of the saints are vividly recounted in this 400 page text.
    Each biography includes a short prayer or reflection. Hardcover. Ages 7-14.
    (Item #87078)

    $14.95
    THE CHILDREN'S BOOK OF SAINTS
    Wonderful new book with a brief biography of 53 popular saints.
    Hardcover. Ages 5-12.
    (Item #88606)

    $10.95



     

    John Paul II's Book of Saints
    Containing an exhaustive gathering of the saints canonized by Blessed John Paul II, as well as extensive biographical listings of the hundreds of beatifications he has authorized, this new release makes an important addition to any library.

    With its emphasis on the Pope's vision of the Faith and how holy men and women from around the globe have lived out that vision over the centuries, John Paul II's Book of Saints is more than a mere compilation of the Pope's saints and blesseds. Hardcover. 384 pages. (Item #87215) $24.95

      ALL SAINTS- Daily Reflections on Saints, Prophets, and Witness for Our Time. by Robert Ellsberg. From Therese of Lisieux to Mother Teresa, from Moses to Gandhi, this inspiring treasury combines traditional saints with other spiritual giants
    whose lives speak to the meaning of holiness for our time. (Paperback Item #89858) $24.95

    97665.jpg (4099 bytes) LIVES OF THE SAINTS
    An authority on saint history, this condensed version extracts from the full 4 volume set, one saint for each day of the year. Paperback.  (Item #97665)
    $22.
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    365 SAINTS
    The life of a saint is the life of an ordinary person lived well. Here is a surprising collection of 365 saint stories. Each profile ends with a thought provoking question. (Item #95114)

    $14.95
    Saints of the Americas
    Hardcover Book
    Biographies of the Saints of North and South America. Illustrated full color. 5" x 7". 132 pages.
    (Item #83917) $9.95

    A Catholic Child's Illustrated Lives of the Saints
    Hardcover Book
    The lives of over 65 saints are fully illustrated and explained. Ages 6-9. Size 5.5" x 8.5"; 160 pages.  (Item #83921) $12.95  
      


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    The Adventures of Saint Patrick
    This book is the first in our series of many saint stories designed and illustrated to captivate the interest and strengthen the faith of every child.

    Open the cover of this true and exciting adventure story and join Patrick on his quest to spread Christianity to the dangerous and unfriendly land of Ireland. We invite children to venture into Patrick’s world and become his traveling companion. With the turn of each page a thrilling episode in his life unfolds.

    Read about Patrick’s capture by thieves and pirates, his daring escape from an evil chieftain, pagan king, and deadly arrows!

    25 breathtaking, full-page illustrations illuminate the lively and stimulating text. Learn about the power of prayer and how God stepped in and worked many miracles to protect his loyal friend. 

    We promise this is one book that will not collect dust on your child’s bookshelf. It will be cherished and read over and over again! St. Patrick will become your child’s prayer partner and hero!

    They will remember, “With God, all things are possible!” 56 pages with 25 full-color illustrations - soft-cover.  (Item #84794) $8.99

       
    The Lives of the Saints for Girls
    5in x 7in Catholic Classics® series, 32 pages, full color illustrations. Softcover. (Item #95700) $1.
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    The Lives of the Saints for Boys
    5in x 7in Catholic Classics® series, 32 pages, full color illustrations. Softcover. (Item #94700) $1.
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    BUTLER'S LIVES OF THE SAINTS (4 Volume Set) - Alban Butler (Item #90471) $109.95

    BUTLER'S LIVES OF THE SAINTS (Concise) -Edited by Michael Walsh. A biography of a saint for each day of the year. (Item #97665) $22.00

    LIVES OF THE SAINTS (Volume I) - Rev. Hugo Hoever (Item #86978) $8.95

    LIVES OF THE SAINTS (Volume II) - Rev. Hugo Hoever (Item #87525) $8.95

    STORY OF A SOUL - John Clarke. The autobiography of Saint Therese of Lisieux. (Item #81355) $13.95

    Book of Saints Children's Gift Set
    No. of Pages: 384 
    Size: 5 5/8 X 7 5/8 
    Color: ILLUSTRATED 
    Cover: PAPERBACK 
    Boxed Set of 12 Books
    (Item #93214) $
    20.00

    KOLBE: SAINT OF THE IMMACULATA
    Edited by Bro. Francis Mary, F.I.
    The most in-depth book yet on the life and work of the great modern martyr of charity and Marian
    Saint, Maximilian Kolbe, whom Blessed John Paul II called "The Saint of our difficult century". Over ten
    authors, including foremost Mariologists Fr. Peter Fehlner, Fr. James McCurry, Fr. Jerzy Domanski,
    and Mark Miravalle have contributed insightful and inspiring chapters that plumb the depths of Kolbe's multi-faceted life, holiness and profound Marian spirituality.   This book explains the controversial misrepresentation of Kolbe as anti-Semitic, his insights and strong stand against Freemasonry, and his unique, powerful Marian teachings that have made him the "prophet of the Immaculata". (Item #90761) $12.95

    90762.gif (8151 bytes) The Joyful Beggar
    A Novel of St. Francis of Assisi
    by Louis de Wohl
    In this magnificent and stirring novel, Louis de Wohl turns his famed narrative skill to the story of the soldier and merchant's son who might have been right-hand man to a king … and who became instead the most beloved of all saints. Set against the tempestuous background of 13th Century Italy and Egypt, here is the magnificent and inspiring story of Francis Bernardone, the brash, pleasure-loving young officer who was to become immortalized as St. Francis of Assisi.

    The story teems with action, pageantry and intrigue with finely conceived characters-the beautiful, saintly Clare, Frederick, the hawk-faced King of Sicily and Holy Roman Emperor, the Sultan Al Kamil, Pope Innocent III. The scene shifts from Assisi, Rome and Sicily to the deadly sands of Egypt. (Item #90762)
    $14.95
    90763.gif (8391 bytes) A Pilgrim's Journey
    The Autobiography of St. Ignatius of Loyola
    by Joseph Tylenda, S.J.
    Saint Ignatius of Loyola was a man who saw above and beyond his century, a man of vision and calm hope, who could step comfortably into our era and the Church of our time and show us how to draw closer to Christ.

    Ignatius' autobiography spans eighteen very important years of this saint's 65-year life…from his wounding at Pamplona (1521) through his conversion, his university studies and his journey to Rome in order to place his followers and himself at the disposal of the Pope. These critical years reveal the incredible transformation and spiritual growth in the soul of a great saint and the events that helped to bring about that change in his life.

    This classic work merits a long life. Apart from providing a splendid translation of the saint's original text, Father Tylenda has included an informative commentary which enables the modern reader to grasp various allusions in the text-and to gain a better view of a saintly man baring his soul. (Item #90763)
    $14.95
    90758.gif (8052 bytes) St. Benedict: Hero of the Hills
    by Mary Fabyan Windeatt
    Mary Fabyan Windeatt presents the powerful story of the famous life and miracles of St. Benedict for the Vision Book series of saints for youth. 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. Illustrated. (Item #90758)
    $9.95
    St. Benedict & St. Therese: The Little Rule & The Little Way
    How to become great by being little.
    by Dwight Longenecker

    They were the "apostles of the ordinary" -- two great saints, centuries apart, united in their appreciation of the little things.

    St. Benedict called his rule "a little Rule for beginners." St. Therese called her way of spirituality "the little way." By bringing the two of them together, we can see how to turn our ordinary day-to-day living into an extraordinary spiritual life. St. Benedict and St. Therese show us that God is in the little things. Paperback (Item #81416) $11.95

    85285.jpg (178534 bytes) The Life of St. Benedict
    by St. Gregory the Great
    The life of St. Benedict (480-547) by Pope St. Gregory the Great (540-604) is the famous, classic life of St. Benedict of Nursia, the "Father of Western Monasticism" and founder of the Benedictine Order- which is largerly responsible for preserving culture and civilization in Europe during the dark ages. This is a little book that will surprise and inspire every reader. All Catholics should know these stories of St. Benedict- they are part of our Catholic patrimony- for St. Benedict was a great, great Saint, a most influential founder, and is still today a powerful protector in dangers to soul or body, to hearth and home, and is a Saint to invoke in every sort of necessity. Paperback. 70 pages
    . (Item #85285) $3.00
    Engaging Benedict: What the Rule Can Teach Us Today
    by Laura Swan
    Nearly fifteen centuries ago, Benedict of Nursia wrote a rule for Christians who wanted to live, work and pray together in community. With its core values of contemplation, hospitality, and simplicity, the rule remains as useful and fresh today as it was when Benedict created it in Italy those many centuries ago. But the Rule is not without its difficulties in contemporary practice. Author Laura Swan, a Benedictine Sister, looks at the Rule with a critical eye, seeking to unpack those parts that are problematic and to uncover gems that support the yearnings of today?s seekers. She takes the obstacles that women and young people find in the Rule, and offers them insights that resonate with their experience and are still faithful to the challenge of the Rule. Readers will discover that Benedict?s wisdom can shed much light on their own lives. By wrestling with the Rule, and hence taking it seriously, Laura Swan offers readers guidance on many difficult and painful questions. Paperback. 192 pages. (Item #84156) $12.95
    The Benedictine Handbook
    Anthony Marett-Crosby, Editor
    The Benedictine Handbook is a lifelong companion for oblates, associates, and friends of the Benedictine communities. Many people who visit communities for retreats and quiet days look for help in integrating into their daily lives some of the things they see and experience. This handbook will help people follow the Rule of Benedict as it explains the essential elements of Benedictine spirituality. It provides information on the spread of the Benedictine movement, its outstanding figures, and the main branches of the Benedictine family today. It also includes a simple version of the Daily Office and a collection of Benedictine devotions. It is a "member's handbook" that deepens the sense of belonging among those who seek regular contact with a Benedictine community.

    The Benedictine Handbook will appeal to a broad range of readers who may or may not be familiar with Benedictine literature. The contributors to The Benedictine Handbook come from Benedictine backgrounds in the United States and Europe. Hardcover. 320 Pages. (Item #83031) $24.95

        
    St. Benedict
    The Story of the Father of the Western Monks
    By: Mary Fabyan Windeatt
    The famous life and great miracles of St. Benedict, for all children 10 and up. The story of poisoned wine, saving a body from drowning, raising one from the dead, plus, how he founded the Benedictine Order, his sister, St. Scholastica, etc. Paperback.
    (Item #80942) $11.
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    by Alma Powers-Water
    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.

    Born in 1774, Elizabeth Bayley grew up in a well-to-do Protestant family and seemed destined for a tranquil life. At age 19 she married William Seton and together they had five children. Tragedy struck when William died of tuberculosis in 1803. Elizabeth learned that her family fortune was lost as well. She converted to Catholicism at a time when Catholics were the object of persecutions in the United States. Her family was shocked by this decision. Elizabeth met Bishop Carroll of Maryland, and he gave her the inspiration to found the American Sisters of Charity and the first American parochial Catholic school. 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. Illustrated (Item #90807)
    $9.95
    90811.gif (14935 bytes) The Soul of a Lion
    The Life of Dietrich Von Hildebrand
    by Alice von Hildebrand
    Dietrich von Hildebrand, widely regarded as one of the great Catholic philosophers of the 20th century, is well-known for his numerous books, but, until this present work, not much has been known of his remarkable and inspiring life. Written by his wife, Alice, also a highly respected Catholic thinker, this is a fascinating, moving and, at times, gripping account of a truly great man of the Church who suffered much for the faith.

    Based on a very long “letter” Dietrich wrote to his wife late in his life, it tells his story from his glorious youth with a unique intellectual and cultural formation, his coversion to Catholisism, his great passion for truth and beauty, his extensive writing on Christian philosophy and theology, and his steadfast, determined opposition to Nazism that made him a marked man who miraculously escaped execution. A powerful biography of a relentless fighter against injustice, a devoted son of the Church, a man who had the “soul of a lion”. Illustrated. (Item #90811)
    $14.95

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    Our Prayer Folder line helps teach children about the Sacraments they will receive and favorite Saints they will come to know and love. Small enough to fit in any pocket or purse, these Prayer Folders can be taken with you wherever you go. The attractive snap closure tin keeps prayer folders neatly inside. Great for Religious Education and Sacramental classes or as gifts for young believers! 11.5" wide when paper is fully extended x 1.5" tall x 3.5" diameter around when folded up. $2.95 each
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