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Golden Legend Of Young Saints

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Catalog Code: 9781933184371

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For 2000 years now, young Christians have lived — and often died — for Christ, and with a courage that many adults find hard to muster.

Although she was just thirteen, in 304 pagan authorities tortured and murdered brave Agnes of Rome for her Christian faith; for the same reason — and just over a hundred years ago — a Bantu king in Uganda burned to death young Charles Lwanga (c. 1863-1886) and his companions.

The tales of these saints are told here, along with those of many others who, though young, have joined the ranks of the greatest saints: some by dying for their faith; many more by living for it.

Louis IX is here. Crowned king of France in 1226 when he was but twelve-years-old, Louis’ holiness and wisdom, and his care for the poor, won him renown while he still lived, and lifted him swiftly to the ranks of canonized saints after he died.

St. Joan of Arc (c. 1412-1431) is here, too, leading armies while yet a teen; but also saints whose names are not writ large in the book of history: Dominic Savio (1842-1857), canonized for the simple goodness that marked each day of his brief 15 years; and Bernadette Soubirous, the destitute 14-year-old to whom Our Lady appeared at Lourdes.

Their lives of great and simple virtue remind us that “valor does not wait on years,” nor does holiness. To live in the love of God, in absolute obedience to His commandments, to practice the noblest Christian virtues, and even to offer our life in sacrifice — we don’t have to be grown up.

Girls and boys, peasants and kings: and each one a saint!

Christ is calling you to be like them, to cultivate in yourself what you know is best: kindness, courage, perseverance, faith, charity, and absolute trust in God. The example of these bold young saints will help you do so.


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St. Bernadette of Lourdes

St. Bernadette of Lourdes Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 04/16


Patron Of: Sick Poor

Also known as

    * Bernada
    * Bernardetta
    * Bernardette Soubirous
    * Bernardette
    * Maria Bernadette
    * Marie Bernarde
    * Sleeping Saint of Nevers
 

Memorial
 16 April
 18 February in France

Profile
Oldest of six children in a very poor family headed by Francois and Louise Casterot. Hired out as a servant from age 12 to 14. Shepherdess. On 11 February 1858, around the time of her first Communion, she received a vision of the Virgin; her own account of it is in the Readings section below. She received seventeen more in the next five months, and was led to a spring of healing waters. She moved into a house with the sisters of Nevers at Lourdes where she lived, worked, and learned to read and write. The sisters cared for the sick and indigent, and at age 22 they admitted Bernadette into their order since she was both. Always sick herself, and often mistreated by her superiors, she died with a prayer for Mary's aid. Since the appearances of Mary to young Bernadette in 1858, more than 200 million people have visited the shrine of Lourdes.

Born
7 January 1844 at Lourdes, France

Died
16 April 1879, Nevers, France of natural causes; body incorrupt

Beatified
1925

Canonized
1933 by Pope Pius XI

Name Meaning
brave as a bear

Patronage
 against bodily ills
 illness
 Lourdes, France
 people ridiculed for their piety
 poverty
 shepherdesses
 shepherds
 sick people
 sickness



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St. Charles Lwanga

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 06/03


Patron Of: Converts, Torture Victims, African Catholic Youth Action, Catholic Youth

Also known as
    Karoli Lwanga

Memorial
    3 June

Profile
    Ngabi clan. Servant of King Mwanga of Uganda. Convert, joining the Church in June 1885. One of the Martyrs of Uganda who died in the Mwangan persecutions.

Born
    1865 at Bulimu, Buganda, Uganda

Died
    burned to death in 1886 at Namugongo, Uganda

Canonized
    18 October 1964 by Pope Paul VI at Rome, Italy

Patronage
    African Catholic Youth Action
    Catholic youth
    converts
    torture victims



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