From the creators of Tiny Saints, this adorable book introduces the saints in a fun and memorable way. Featured are:
Saint Michael the Archangel
Saint Mary Magdalene
Saint Juan Diego
Saint John the Baptist
Saint Moses the Black
Saint Therese of Lisieux
Saint Florian Saint George
Saint Joan of Arc
Saint Kateri Tekakwitha
Saint Francis of Assisi
Saint Teresa of Calcutta
Saint John Paul II
Saint John Bosco
Saint Maria Goretti
(Note: This is the exact same text & rhyme as the first edition, updated artwork only.)
Nicholas was a generous 3rd-century bishop who came from a wealthy family. Legend has it that Nicholas would toss bags of gold through the windows of families in need of money to secure good marriages for their daughters. These bags of gold often landed in stockings hanging by a fire. Over time, a gift-giving tradition grew. In fact, every Christmas we all invite St. Nicholas to celebrate with us, but his name sounds just a little different! You know him as... Santa Claus!
Please bless Pope Francis.
Help him lead by his words and example. Give him strength to carry out your work and deliver your message of love. We ask this through the intercession of Mary and all the saints.
Much of what we know of Saint Michael, we know from Scripture: "Then war broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels battled against the dragon. The dragon and its angels fought back." (Revelation 12:7) An important figure in Church history, Michael was beloved by the Jewish faithful long before the days of Christ. Today, he is chief protector of the Christian faith. For his strength, courage and mission to protect, Michael is the patron saint of the military and police officers.
Known also as "Saint Theresa, the Little Flower," Therese was a very smart, kind and sensitive child from a good and loving family. But she had a very hard time with stress and fell victim to bullying, self-doubt and the challenges of life (including the early death of her mother). In 1886, Therese felt Jesus give her an answer to her struggle for peace. “I felt, in a word, charity enter my heart, the need to forget myself to make others happy,” she said. In 1888, Therese entered a Carmelite convent. Known for her simple love and kind ways, Therese died at 24, promising to "send down a shower of roses" from Heaven.
"By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world. As to my heart, I belong entirely to the Heart of Jesus." Those were the words of Mother Teresa, beloved foundress of the Missionaries of Charity and recipient of the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize. Mother Teresa’s life epitomized the joy of love, the dignity of life, the significance of little acts, and the immeasurable value of friendship with Jesus.
Known well as the namesake for Pope Francis, St. Francis was born in Assisi, Italy, the son of a wealthy merchant. He joined the military but soon became a prisoner of war. When he finally returned home, Francis felt called to serve others, especially the poor. While praying before a crucifix, Francis heard Jesus tell him to repair the Church and live a life of poverty and simplicity. He soon attracted many followers. Today, the Franciscan Order is one of the most beloved religious institutions in the world.