By Anne Eileen Heffernan FSP

Some of the best-loved saints of the Church are featured in a revised and up to date version of a vintage assortment. splendidly written biographies and illustrations of Saints Lucy, Monica, Augustine, Benedict, Francis Xavier, Edith Stein, Juan Diego, Katharine Drexel, etc. excellent for intermediate readers and faculty or church libraries.

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That day Peter was convinced that Jesus was the Messiah, the long-awaited leader of Israel. Many months later, Peter was discouraged. He was back home in Capernaum and had spent the whole night fishing, but had caught nothing. Now the hot morning sun beat down on him and Andrew as they bent over their nets, mending the torn parts. Peter’s empty boat sat beside them, its prow resting in the sand. Nearby, John, James, and their father Zebedee were mending their nets, too. Suddenly they heard the noise of a large crowd swarming over the hill.

From that day on, Saul became one of the fiercest and most violent persecutors of the followers of Jesus. He rushed from city to city capturing the Nazarenes and having them thrown into prison. Saul was soon on his way across the desert to Damascus—a city that had become a new center for Jesus’ followers. After long days of travel, Saul and his companions saw Damascus before them. Saul felt a new burst of energy. Nobody will escape this time, he silently vowed. Suddenly, the very air about him seemed to explode with light, and an unknown power knocked him to the ground.

Bernardine of Siena St. Juan Diego St. Francis Xavier St. Stanislaus Kostka St. Benedict the Moor St. Aloysius Gonzaga St. Philip Neri St. Germaine St. Camillus de Lellis St. John Berchmans St. Martin de Porres St. Jane Frances de Chantal St. Isaac Jogues and St. René Goupil Bl. Kateri Tekakwitha St. Margaret Mary Alacoque St. Benedict Joseph Labre St. Elizabeth Ann Seton St. Bartholomea St. Joseph Cottolengo St. Dominic Savio St. Bernadette Soubirous St. John Bosco St. Thérèse of Lisieux St. Gemma Galgani St.

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