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SAINTS By Carolyn Shields
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You only have one life to live… SAINTS lists four hundred of the Catholic Church’s most holy men and women and one essential fact that is attributed to them: What is the one thing you... More > should know about St. Stephen? What is St. Catherine of Sienna known for? One to two sentence biographies narrows down a saint’s entire life to just a short paragraph. In SAINTS you will learn about…  St. Wilgefortis: One of nine daughters to a pagan Portuguese king, St. Wilgefortis didn't want to marry. Her prayers were answered when she suddenly grew a beard and a mustache.  St. Barula: St. Barula was three years old when he was beaten in front of his mother for expressing his faith. His mother carried him to the place of his beheading.  St. Simon Stock: It was to this superior general of the Carmelite Order that Our Lady requested the making of the Brown Scapular.< Less
Saint Maggie By Janet R. Stafford
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Maggie, a widow with two teenage daughters, runs a rooming house smack dab on the town square. In 1860, this makes her a social outcast – boarding houses are hardly respectable. And her... More > collection of eclectic boarders – a failed aging writer, an undertaker’s apprentice, a struggling young lawyer, and an old Irishman – only brings her snubs and snide comments, as does her friendship with Emily and Nate, an African-American couple with whom she shares her home and chores. So Maggie is stunned when she is asked to provide a room for Jeremiah Madison, the new and very gifted Methodist minister. He may be able to revive the little church she attends and provide her boarding house with some badly-needed respectability. But Jeremiah comes with secrets that will change Maggie, her friends, and her town forever. (Based on an historical event.)< Less
Saints and Relics By John Kelly
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A Casket containing a remarkable relic of a 17th Century nun, Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, is stolen from a devout society in France by one of its members, a priest from Sydney. The priest, Father... More > James, secretly entrusts the casket to two women in Monterey Creek, a small country town in New South Wales.The Society immediately sends Monsignor Henri Pascal from Paris to Australia, to recover both the relic and a manuscript written by the nun, which describes her final revelation. When one of the women dies suddenly, and her house ransacked, the Monsignor becomes embroiled in the town’s affairs, including the local parish priest’s involvement with a single mother whose daughter claims to have had a vision of the Virgin Mary. When tragedy strikes during the Monterey Creek annual Festival of the Flowers, events threaten the Monsignor’s quest to find the stolen relics.< Less
Saint Joan By George Bernard Shaw
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Saint Joan is a play by George Bernard Shaw, based on the life and trial of Joan of Arc. Published not long after the canonization of Joan of Arc by the Roman Catholic Church, the play dramatises... More > what is known of her life based on the substantial records of her trial. Shaw studied the transcripts and decided that the concerned people acted in good faith according to their beliefs. He wrote in his preface to the play: There are no villains in the piece. Crime, like disease, is not interesting: it is something to be done away with by general consent, and that is all [there is] about it. It is what men do at their best, with good intentions, and what normal men and women find that they must and will do in spite of their intentions, that really concern us.< Less
Saints of the Reformation By Mathew Block
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This volume marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017 with the recognition that the Reformation was not merely about events, ideas, and movements. It was also the story of people. It is... More > the story of their faith, their witness, their way of handling conflict, and the way in which their personal habits—even apart from their words—have left behind a message for us. Martin Luther and the reformers encouraged Christians to study the lives of faithful Christians who had gone before and to learn from them. This, they said, was the proper way to remember the saints. In this volume, the reader is invited to reflect on the saints of the Reformation. Some, like Martin Luther, you may have heard of before. Others, like Ursula von Münsterberg, are little known. But in the lives of all—men and women, royals and commoners, clergy and laypeople—the work of God is evident. Their witness to Christ and His mercy remains a powerful testimony to Christians today.< Less
Saints of the Reformation By Mathew Block
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This volume marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017 with the recognition that the Reformation was not merely about events, ideas, and movements. It was also the story of people. It is... More > the story of their faith, their witness, their way of handling conflict, and the way in which their personal habits—even apart from their words—have left behind a message for us. Martin Luther and the reformers encouraged Christians to study the lives of faithful Christians who had gone before and to learn from them. This, they said, was the proper way to remember the saints. In this volume, the reader is invited to reflect on the saints of the Reformation. Some, like Martin Luther, you may have heard of before. Others, like Ursula von Münsterberg, are little known. But in the lives of all—men and women, royals and commoners, clergy and laypeople—the work of God is evident. Their witness to Christ and His mercy remains a powerful testimony to Christians today.< Less
Invisible Women: A History of women in the Church By Sally Hogg
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This engaging book is about how women have fared in the Christian Church. Church history is about men, historians hardly mention women, as a gender or as individuals; it is as if they were... More > invisible. This book looks at women's position in the early church, where they were accepted, and at how they were restricted as Christianity became a state religion. It describes some of the gifted women who lived in the Roman Empire, during the so-called dark ages, under the misogyny of the early medieval Church and during the Reformation and Enlightemment. It covers the outstanding women in recent centuries who were involved in creating a more just and compassionate society; spreading the Gospel across the world; and seeking to increase women's rights and opportunities in their own and other cultures. Finally it brings the story up to date and describes recent changes that have brought opportunities that women in the past could not have hoped for or even imagined.< Less
The Women of Corsica By Julia Gasper
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The women of Corsica are as remarkable and extraordinary as everything else about this unique Mediterranean island. Through centuries of fierce struggle it has bred women who are tough, brave,... More > resourceful and redoubtable, passing on a culture that has often been materially poor but spiritually rich. Here they are, wives and warriors, saints, spies and seductresses, poets, painters, patriots and bandits. Anyone who visits the island and is interested in learning more about its women will find this a useful little handbook.< Less
The Women of Corsica By Julia Gasper
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The women of Corsica are as remarkable and extraordinary as everything else about this unique Mediterranean island. Through centuries of fierce struggle it has bred women who are tough, brave,... More > resourceful and redoubtable, passing on a culture that has often been materially poor but spiritually rich. Here they are, wives and warriors, saints and schemers, rulers and village girls, poets, painters, patriots and bandits. Anyone who visits the island and is interested in learning more about its women will find this a useful little handbook.< Less
A Daily Calendar of Saints By Lawrence Farley
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A DAILY CALENDAR OF SAINTS offers 365 days filled with the lives of holy men and women who serve as our examples and iintercessors in the Church Triumphant. Based on St. Nicholas of South Canaan's... More > Prologue, A Daily Calendar of Saints adds American saints and other popular figures. Also included is the Paschal Cycle of Sundays and saints commemorated. A one-volume, easy reference resource for every Christian, A Daily Calendar of Saints is entirely in English and compiled for the American reader. Following along throughout the year will draw you closer to Christ Jesus, through the words and lives of His disciples over two millenia. As the Psalmist writes, "God is wonderful in His saints!"< Less

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