57 Short Stories of Saints by Anne Eileen Heffernan FSP

By Anne Eileen Heffernan FSP

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

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By Anne Eileen Heffernan FSP

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

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The people began to shout, “They’ve tricked us! Stone them! ” Instead of being draped with flowers, Paul and Barnabas had to run for their lives. Stones whizzed through the air, pounding them on every side. Finally, Paul and Barnabas sank to the ground. Members of the angry mob dragged them outside the city, leaving them for dead. Fortunately, Paul and Barnabas had made some friends in the city. When some of them heard what had happened, they rushed out to find the two missionaries. As Paul and Barnabas opened their eyes, they saw a circle of anxious and compassionate faces looking down on them.

But many of the people still would not listen to Saul. One day, when Saul was praying in the Temple, Jesus appeared to him. “Don’t be discouraged,” the Lord told him. Hurry and leave this city. ” Saul obeyed. He went home to Tarsus and began to tell friends and relatives about Jesus, while he waited to learn what to do next. After a few years had gone by, Barnabas arrived in Tarsus, looking for Saul. “Come with me to Antioch, Saul,” he invited. ” So Saul eagerly set out with Barnabas. Antioch, in Syria, was the third largest city in the Roman Empire, and many of Jesus’ followers were already living there.

At once he felt Jesus’ strong hand pulling him up. “You have so little faith,” said Jesus. ” Standing there with the Master on top of the wild waves, Peter wondered: Will I ever doubt again? ” “Certain people say you’re John the Baptist. Others think you’re Elijah. Some even say you’re Jeremiah, or another of the prophets,” they answered. “But you,” Jesus insisted. ” Peter enthusiastically exclaimed. “Blessed are you, Simon son of John,” Jesus replied. “No mere man has revealed this to you, but my Father in heaven.

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