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By Anne Eileen Heffernan FSP

Some of the best-loved saints of the Church are featured in a revised and up to date variation of a vintage assortment. splendidly written biographies and illustrations of Saints Lucy, Monica, Augustine, Benedict, Francis Xavier, Edith Stein, Juan Diego, Katharine Drexel, and so on. excellent for intermediate readers and college or church libraries.

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Stephen was the first of the men. D. 30 in the city of Iconium, in Asia Minor. It is said that she was the daughter of an important citizen, whose house was noted for the expensive banquets that were given there. Thecla’s family believed very strongly in the pagan gods and magical superstitions, which were popular at the time. Thecla liked to spend her time studying great works of art and literature. But the more she learned, especially about philosophy, the more unhappy she felt. It seemed that none of the many books she read, or the many teachers she had, could answer her deepest questions about life.

Looking up, they saw Jesus coming toward them. There were so many people with him that Peter was afraid someone would get hurt, or that Jesus would be pushed into the water. Before Peter could say a word, Jesus was stepping into his boat. He asked Peter to pull out a few feet from the shore. Once they had dropped anchor, Jesus continued to teach the people from the boat. This made it easier for everyone to hear Jesus. When he had finished speaking, Jesus turned to Peter. “Go out into the deep water and lower your nets for a catch,” he instructed.

He went home to Tarsus and began to tell friends and relatives about Jesus, while he waited to learn what to do next. After a few years had gone by, Barnabas arrived in Tarsus, looking for Saul. “Come with me to Antioch, Saul,” he invited. ” So Saul eagerly set out with Barnabas. Antioch, in Syria, was the third largest city in the Roman Empire, and many of Jesus’ followers were already living there. In fact, Antioch was where members of the Church were called “Christians” for the first time. Saul found that his days were busy and full as he preached the Gospel in Antioch.

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