Saints & Heroes

by Ethel Pochocki Author

(From Amazon): In this updated anthology Ethel Pochocki (author of Once Upon a Time Saints books) has selected a mixture for older youth of soldiers and sailors, kings and queens, doctors, lawyers, beggars, thieves, poets, diplomats, fools and cranks, and she has told their stories in her characteristic lively style. She shows how brave and generous such people were; how they challenged the society they lived in; and how they have since become light-bearers to enthral future generations of young people. Beginning with the Mexican Indian, Saint Juan Diego, born in 1474, and spanning 500 years, these 33 chapters include modern men and women, such as Blessed Teresa of Calcutta and Jean Vanier, as well as old favorites such as SS Teresa of Avila, Philip Neri and Francis de Sales. The author shows us how human and attractive their lives are, whatever the century they lived in, as they spring to life in these pages. Chapter head drawings are by Mary Beth Owens.


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  • 1 St. Juan Diego
  • 2 St. Thomas More
  • 3 St. Theresa of Avila
  • 4 St. Philip Neri
  • 5 St. Francis de Sales
  • 6 St. Germaine
  • 7 St. Rose of Lima
  • 8 St. Joseph of Cupertino
  • 9 Bl. Kateri Tekawitha
  • 10 Bl. Junipero Serra
  • 11 St. Benedict Joseph Labre
  • 12 Venerable Pierre Toussaint
  • 13 St. Rose Duchesne
  • 14 Venerable Anne-Therese Guerin
  • 15 Marie Fitzbach Roy
  • 16 St. Damien of Molokai
  • 17 St. Josephine Bakhita
  • 18 Venerable Solanus Casey
  • 19 Blessed Pope John XXIII
  • 20 St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)
  • 21 St. Maximillian Kolbe
  • 22 Dorothy Day, Servant of God
  • 23 Blessed Margaret Sinclair
  • 24 Caryll Houselander
  • 25 Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
  • 26 Archbishop Oscar Romero
  • 27 Four Women Martyrs of El Salvador
  • 28 St. Gianna Molla
  • 29 Sister Thea Bowman
  • 30 Jean Vanier
  • 31 The Holy Innocents of 9/11/2001
  • 34 St. Hildegarde the Abbess

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