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Rev. Lawrence G. Lovasik, S.V.D.

This full-color illustrated children's Book of Saints, Part 7, has stories about the following:

  • St. Blase
  • St. Valentine
  • St. Margaret of Cortona
  • St. George
  • St. Zita
  • St. Peregrine
  • St. Lawrence of Brindisi
  • St. Bridget
  • St. Jane Frances de Chantal
  • St. John Chrysostom
  • Sts. Cosmas and Damian
  • St. Michael the Archangel
  • St. Martin de Porres
  • St. Gertrude
  • St. Catherine of Alexandria






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0899425003
9780899425009
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7 1/4"  (18.4 cm) x 5 1/2"  (13.9 cm)
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1993


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St. Cosmas And Damian

St. Cosmas And Damian Feast Day:
Eastern Calendar - 01/11
Roman Rite Calendar - 09/26
Tridentine Calendar - 09/26


Patron Of: Apothecaries, Blind People, Midwives, Barbers, Chemical Industries, Druggists, Pharmacists, Physicians, Surgeons, Doctors, Hairstylists

Cosmas is the twin brother of Saint Damian. Physician who accepted no payment, charity which brought many to Christ. Martyr. The two suffered no injury during tortures. Many fables grew up about the brothers, connected in part with their relics.

Died: martyred c.303

Damian is the twin brother of Saint Cosmas. Physician who accepted no payment which brought many to Christ. Martyr. Suffered no injury from water, fire, air, nor on the cross during their tortures. Many fables grew up about them, connected in part with their relics.

Died: tortured and beheaded c.287-303; relics at Cyrus, Syria  



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St. George

St. George Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 04/23
Tridentine Calendar - 04/23


Patron Of: Plague, Archers, Lepers, Butchers, Boy Scouts, Cavalry, Chivalry, England, Farmers, Soldiers, Skin Diseases, Horses

Profile
Soldier. Martyr. That's all we know for sure.

Several stories have been attached to Saint George, the best known of which is the Golden Legend. In it, a dragon lived in a lake near Silena, Libya. Whole armies had gone up against this fierce creature, and had gone down in painful defeat. The monster ate two sheep each day; when mutton was scarce, lots were drawn in local villages, and maidens were substituted for sheep. Into this country came Saint George. Hearing the story on a day when a princess was to be eaten, he crossed himself, rode to battle against the serpent, and killed it with a single blow with his lance. George then held forth with a magnificent sermon, and converted the locals. Given a large reward by the king, George distributed it to the poor, then rode away.

Due to his chivalrous behavior (protecting women, fighting evil, dependence on faith and might of arms, largesse to the poor), devotion to Saint George became popular in the Europe after the 10th century. In the 15th century his feast day was as popular and important as Christmas. Many of his areas of patronage have to do with life as a knight on horseback. The celebrated Knights of the Garter are actually Knights of the Order of Saint George. The shrine built for his relics at Lydda, Palestine was a popular point of pilgrimage for centuries. One of the Fourteen Holy Helpers.
Died
tortured and beheaded c.304 at Lydda, Palestine



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St. Gertrude The Great

St. Gertrude The Great Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 11/16
Tridentine Calendar - 11/15


Patron Of: Nuns, West Indies

Profile
    We don't know who her parents were or what became of them. She was raised in the Cistercian abbey of Helfta, Eisleben, Saxony from age five. An extremely bright student, and gentle person. At age 26, when she had become too enamored of philosophy, she received a vision of Christ who reproached her; from then on she studied the Bible and the works of the Church Fathers. Received many visions and mystical instruction, which formed the basis of her writings. Helped spread devotion to the Sacred Heart. Her writings have been greatly praised by Saint Teresa and Saint Francis de Sales, and continue in print today.

Born
    6 January 1256 at Eisleben, Germany

Died
    on a Wednesday of Easter season in 1302 of natural causes; relics in the old monastery of Helfta

Canonized
    never formerly canonized; received equipollent canonization and a universal feast day declared in 1677 by Pope Clement XII


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St. Jeanne de Chantal

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 08/18


Patron Of: Widows, Loss of Parents, In-law Problems, Forgotten People, Parents Separated from Children

Also known as
    Jane Frances of Chantel
    Jane Frances Fremiot de Chantal

Memorial
    12 December
    18 August (United States)
    formerly 21 August

Profile
    Born to the nobility, the daughter of the president of the Parliment of Burgundy who raised her alone after the death of her mother when Jeanne was 18 months old. Married in 1592 at age twenty to Baron de Chantal. Mother of four. Widowed at 28 when the Baron was killed in a hunting accident and died in her arms. Taking a personal vow of chastity, she was forced to live with her father-in-law, which was a period of misery for her. She spent her free time in prayer, and received a vision of the man who would become her spiritual director. In Lent, 1604, she met Saint Francis de Sales, and recognized him as the man in her vision. She became a spiritual student and close friend of Saint Francis, and the two carried on a lengthy correspondence for years. On Trinity Sunday, 6 June 1610 she founded the Order of the Visitation of Our Lady at Annecy, France. The Order was designed for widows and laywomen who did not wish the full life of the orders, and oversaw the founding of 69 convents. Jeanne spent the rest of her days overseeing the Order, and acting as spiritual advisor to any who desired her wisdom. Visitationist nuns today live a contemplative life, work for women with poor health and widows, and sometimes run schools.

Born
    28 January 1572 at Dijon, Burgundy, France

Died
    13 December 1641 at the Visitation Convent, Moulins, France
    relics at Annecy, Savoy

Beatified
    21 November 1751 by Pope Benedict XIV

Canonized
    16 July 1767

Patronage
    forgotten people
    in-law problems
    loss of parents
    parents separated from children
    widows



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