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Meet some wonderful friends of God! Read the stories of ten holy men and women of different times and places. Each story is accompanied by an invitation to imitate a special virtue of that saint. Includes feast days! In this book you’ll meet: Saint Clare of Assisi Saint Sharbel Makhlouf Saint Thecla Saint Lorenzo Ruiz Saint Bridget of Sweden Blessed Charles de Saint Teresa of the Foucauld Andes Blessed Junipero Serra Blessed Marie of Saint Benedict the Incarnation Guyard Meet more holy friends in Little Book of Saints, Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Wallace, Susan Helen. Little book of saints / written by Susan Helen Wallace ; illustrated by Tom Kinarney. p. cm. ISBN 0-8198-4530-2 (pbk.) 1. Christian saints--Biography--Juvenile literature. I. Kinarney, Tom. II. Title. BX4658.M75 2005 282’.092’2--dc22 2004019192 All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. “P” and PAULINE are registered trademarks of the Daughters of St. Paul. Copyright © 2010, Daughters of St. Paul Published by Pauline Books & Media, 50 Saint Pauls Avenue, Boston, MA 02130-3491 Printed in the U.S.A. LBSV KSEUSAHUDNHA01-1038287 4530-2 www.pauline.org Pauline Books & Media is the publishing house of the Daughters of St. Paul, an international congregation of women religious serving the Church with the communications media. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

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n this book you’ll meet ten saints and blesseds. Saints and blesseds are good friends of God, and they’re our friends, too. We can ask them to help us become more like Jesus, the Son of God. We can ask them to pray for us and with us. Have fun learning about these new friends!

Contents

Saint Clare of Assisi

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Saint Sharbel Makhlouf

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Saint Thecla

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Saint Lorenzo Ruiz

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Saint Bridget of Sweden

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Blessed Charles de Foucauld

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Saint Teresa of the Andes

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Blessed Junipero Serra

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Blessed Marie of the Incarnation Guyard 20 Saint Benedict

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Saint Clare of Assisi Clare and Brother Francis lived in the same city. Clare noticed that Francis spent his life for God. He took care of the poor. Other young men followed him and became friars, too. Clare was the first Saint Clare lived woman to follow Francis. from 1193–1253. She and her sister, Agnes, She lived her started the order now whole life in known as Poor Clares. Assisi, Italy. When Clare was ill, she We celebrate her couldn’t go to chapel for feast day on August 11. Christmas Mass. Miraculously, she saw the Mass in her room! That’s why she’s the patron saint of television. Now Clare, Francis, and Agnes are all saints. Saint Clare, please help me to see and imitate the good in others. 4 4530-2-LBS#5int.indd 4

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Saint Sharbel Makhlouf Joseph Makhlouf cared for his family’s sheep. He often prayed and thought about God. When he was twenty-three, he joined the monastery of Saint Maron. Saint Sharbel lived He chose to be called from 1828–1898. Sharbel and became a He lived his whole priest. Father Sharbel was life in Lebanon. happy to show his love for We celebrate his God with prayer, penance, feast day on July 24. and hard work. When he was elderly, Father Sharbel became ill while celebrating Mass. He went home to God on Christmas Eve, 1898. Saint Sharbel is greatly loved in Lebanon and around the world. Saint Sharbel, please teach me how to talk to God daily in prayer. 6 4530-2-LBS#5int.indd 6

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Little Book Of Saints - Volume 5