Epic Saints

Wild, Wonderful, and Weird Stories of God's Heroes
TAN Books (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 13. März 2020
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  • 232 Seiten
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978-1-5051-1514-7 (ISBN)
Discover the Epic Humanity of the SaintsThe saints are not myths or legends, they were people just like us who lived lives of -epic virtue. If the saints have never made you laugh or drop your jaw, they will in this book. Bestselling author Shaun McAfee (Reform Yourself!, Filling Our Father's House) and guest writers illustrate how the saints were not just stone-faced old men. Some of them had quirky habits, outrageous personalities, and did breathtaking deeds...but they all had epic faith. Their lives were filled with events that push our understanding of charity with intrepid virtue, but at certain points, they lacked common sense and were uproariously funny, too. Discover the time: A young man known for his spiritual perfection almost blew himself to bits with a cannon.The saint of the Cristero War became a master of disguises to save Christians and hilariously taunt his persecutors.Twin saints conjured dragons and tempests just to preserve vocations of novices.The founder of the Oratorians joked about his own death, just moments before he died.A famous cardinal rejected guaranteed conclave votes to make him pope.A magnificent preacher was- understandably-accused of being insane. You'll be filled with faith and laughter as you discover that God truly sends the lowly to do his will on earth, but that over time and with God's graces, the lowly are lifted the highest-even if they are a little wild, weird, and epically wonderful.
  • Englisch
  • Ashland
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  • USA
  • 0,53 MB
978-1-5051-1514-7 (9781505115147)
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  • Intro
  • Halftitle Page
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • Dedication
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • St. Eugene de Mazenod Scams a Scammer
  • Excessive Modesty of St. Eugene de Mazenod
  • St. Boniface the Lumberjack
  • Have Saints Always Been Canonized the Same Way?
  • They Might Not Know What They Do, but We Do: St. Moses the Black
  • Patron of Man's Best Friend: St. Roch
  • St. Columba and the Loch Ness Monster
  • St. Margaret Clitherow Refuses to Plead
  • Blessed Miguel Pro: Master of Disguise
  • Three St. Arnolds and the Beer-acles
  • "Which Cross Is Mine?" St. Thomas Kozaki and Companions
  • A Family that Prays Together: St. Zoe of Pamphylia
  • St. Teresa Margaret Redi and Her Un-Decomposing Body
  • St. Isidore Bakanja: Catechist Martyr of the Scapular
  • St. Nicholas of Tolentino and the Poor Souls in Purgatory
  • What Is the General Roman Calendar?
  • St. Francis Xavier and the Not-Exactly-A-Secret Weapon
  • St. Francis Xavier Learns an Important Lesson about Crabs and Crosses
  • Can You Really Trust a Wolf? St. Edmund the Martyr
  • St. Clare and the Saracens
  • Ignoring Parental Advisories: St. Anna Wang
  • The Death of St. Clare of Assisi
  • St. Benedict's Dragon
  • St. Margaret's Dragon
  • Can These Stories Be Allegorical?
  • Fireproof: St. Irene of Chrysovalantou
  • The Wild, Bilocating Death of St. Mary of Egypt
  • Best Miracle Ever: Brigid of Kildare
  • Be Careful Who You Punish: St. Marina "the Monk"
  • St. Lawrence, the Holy Grail, and the Treasures of Rome
  • Behind Enemy Lines: St. Francis of Assisi
  • St. Sebastian: Twice Murdered
  • Simeon Stylites: World Record Holder
  • Pope St. Clement I: Water Diviner
  • St. Denis of Pari: The Saint Who Lost His Head but Kept on Going
  • Are We Really Expected to Believe these Stories?
  • Light and Easy: St. Joseph of Cupertino
  • St. Quiteria the "Nonuplet" and Her Sister Gang of Warriors
  • Pope St. John Paul II: Healer
  • St. Junipero Serra: Founding Father of the United States
  • Playing with Cannons: St. Aloysius Gonzaga
  • The Active Pacifism of St. Martin of Tours
  • "I Can Die Now": St. Monica
  • St. Genevieve and the Huns
  • Pope Leo Meets Attila the Hun
  • Leo and Genseric
  • Why Are Some Saints not on the Calendar?
  • Pope Gelasius Says No More
  • History's Turning Point: St. Clotilda and the Conversion and Baptism of Clovis
  • Gregory Hides in a Cave, Instead of Being Pope
  • St. Lawrence and the Grill
  • "Non nisi Te, Domine": St. Thomas Aquinas
  • Firm Belief: St. Tarcisius
  • Some People Change, Others Are Refined: St. Philip Neri
  • "I Dare You to Try": St. Scholastica
  • Painting a Saint?: St. Benedict Joseph Labre
  • What Is the Process for Canonization?
  • Insane, or Just a Good Evangelist? St. John Bosco
  • St. Christina the Astonishing and the Smell of Sin
  • Almost a Pope Twice: St. Robert Bellarmine
  • Against All Odds: St. Stephen Harding
  • Finally a Pope, and a Reconciled Antipope
  • Like a Surgeon: St. Philip Neri
  • A Law-Abiding Christian: Pope St. Felix I
  • "Creator of Heaven and Earth": St. Peter of Verona
  • St. Benedict Does What St. Benedict Does Best
  • St. Philip Neri Jokes Before, and About, His Death
  • Be Careful What You Pray for: St. Philip Neri
  • A Backhanded Compliment: St. Macrina the Younger
  • Advice (and a Prayer) for Newlyweds: St. Philip Neri
  • After the Well: St. Photina
  • What Should We Do with Saint Narratives that Contain Errors or Inconsistencies?
  • Tutor to the Tudors: Blessed Thomas Abel
  • Why Are Some Canonized Quickly while Others Have Been in the Process for Centuries?
  • Three Counter-Reformers Converge
  • St. Catherine Labouré and the Miraculous Medal
  • St. Faustina and the Image of Divine Mercy
  • Hope for the Sex Addict: St. Augustine
  • The Time St. Nicholas Slapped a Heretic
  • Say This Five Times Fast-Saints Suffer in Secret: Blessed Miguel Pro
  • Silence Is a Strategy: Elizabeth Leseur
  • Can I Become a Saint?
  • Contributors
  • About the Author

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