Canadian Saints (ESS) Set
The Encounter the Saints series offers intermediate readers relatable portrayals of the saints. Each story, in a handy format, vividly recreates the saint's place of origin, family life, and corresponding historical events.
Saint Andre Bessette: Miracles in Montreal
An ordinary Brother of Holy Cross, Saint André Bessette spent most of his life answering the door for his religious community. Through his extraordinary devotion to Saint Joseph and his prayers for those in need, thousands of people were miraculously healed and helped.Inspired by God to build the Oratory of Saint Joseph, Brother André Bessette is beloved in his native Canada and beyond. Saint André Bessette was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI in October 2010.
Saint Kateri Tekakwitha: Courageous Faith
Uncover the "sunshine" of a Mohawk-Algonquin girl who experiences loss, ostracism, and religious persecution, yet courageously holds on to her faith. Perfect for ages 9-12, this 31st volume in the Encounter the Saints series familiarizes children with the first Native American woman to be declared a saint. Her life story is set within colonialism that brought undesirable consequences and tribal tensions that intensified with the arrival of Christian missionaries.
Saint Isaac Jogues: With Burning Heart
No difficulty could stop this heroic Jesuit priest. Father Isaac's greatest desire was to bring Jesus to the Native Americans he encountered in the wilderness of the New World. After being ordained to the priesthood, he was sent to Quebec, Canada to be a missionary to the Huron Indians. Working among the native populations in North America, he revealed the Good News. Tortured by the Iroquois and killed by the Mohawks, Isaac sets an admirable example of courageously sharing the faith.
Each vol - 4.5" x 7"