We live in a skeptical world. All too often, beliefs and opinions unverified by science are relegated to the world of superstition. But should we dismiss the experience of heart and soul as mere illusion?
In Saint Anthony and Saint Jude, Mitch Finley challenges us to understand the role of heavenly intercessors from the perspective of faith and love. Saint Anthony of Padua and Saint Jude are two saints who have come to enjoy wide popularity among the faithful as mediators of God's heavenly help.
While these saints are often invoked for their assistance, many who do so are strangers to the full story of these saints' role as part of the communion of saints. Saint Anthony and Saint Jude introduces these two and presents the significant details of their lives. From stories collected by the author through personal interviews and newspaper advertisements, we learn more of Saint Anthony, the patron of lost objects - from missing rings to missing people, from lost glasses to lost loves. Saint Jude, the patron of lost causes, is revealed through the accounts of his assistance that range from averted bankruptcy, to miraculous rescues, to the completion of a normal pregnancy against all odds.
Join in witnessing these true stories of saintly intercession and everyday devotion. The book ends with a group of familiar prayers and novenas to these two stalwarts of Catholic faith.
Mitch Finley is a prolific and popular author of many books and articles, including The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit, The Catholic Virtues, and The Ten Commandments. He received a master of theology degree from Marquette University and has worked as a syndicated columnist, freelance writer, editor, and speaker for more than 15 years.
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