Who would have guessed that there is a patron saint for astronauts, or zookeepers, or bloggers? You know to pray to St. Blaise to protect you from a sore throat, but which saint will protect you against being struck by lightning? With 40,000 listings of patron saints, you ll find hundreds of heavenly helpers for just about every profession, every ailment, every cause, as well as many of God's creatures. You ll meet the patron saints of stockbrokers, bakers, florists, plumbers, and highway construction crews. You ll learn which saint to invoke against headache, toothache, appendicitis, and procrastination. And you'll discover that there are patron saints to save the whales, for the right-to-life movement, environmentalists, and the Internet. And there are several patron saints for stressed wives and mothers. Each entry explains why the saint is patron of whatever he or she is patron of, includes a summary of the saint's life, and highlights unusual or little-known facts about the saint. The book includes an index for easy reference, as well as a liturgical calendar that lists the feasts days of the patron saints. Authoritative and wide-ranging, informative, entertaining, and full of surprises, this book will help make the saints part of your everyday life. It can invigorate your faith, increase your devotion to the saints, and help sustain you through any rough patch that comes your way.
Type: Paperback ()
Category: Books > Catholic
ISBN / UPC: 9781592767823/1592767826
Publish Date: 1/1/2010
Item No: 230327
Vendor: Our Sunday Visitor Inc.