57 Short Stories of Saints by Anne Eileen Heffernan FSP

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 forth. excellent for intermediate readers and college or church libraries.

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His startled companions, who had seen the brilliant light but not heard Jesus’ voice, had to lead him by the hand into Damascus. A few days later, Jesus appeared in a dream to Ananias, one of the disciples who lived in Damascus. The Lord instructed him to go to the house of Jude, where he would find Saul praying. Ananias knew that Saul had been persecuting the disciples, and he was afraid. “Go,” Jesus insisted. “This man is the one I have chosen to make me known throughout the world. ” When Ananias arrived at Jude’s house, he found Saul praying, just as Jesus had said.

They packed some food and extra clothes onto their donkey and set out. It was almost eighty-five miles to Bethlehem, and the weather was cold. As they got closer to the town, they were joined by many other travelers. Joseph told Mary, “I hope that some of our cousins will have room for us. ” “Don’t worry, Joseph,” Mary replied. “No matter where we end up tonight, this child belongs to God. ” But the conditions in Bethlehem were even worse than they had imagined. There was no space anywhere. At last they met an innkeeper who felt sorry for them and brought them to his stable.

Dazed and confused, Saul struggled to open his eyes. ” Jesus! The one who had been crucified really was the Messiah, and was alive…just as his followers claimed! Not only that, but Jesus was identifying himself with the people Saul was persecuting. Saul felt sick. What a terrible mistake he had made! “It’s hard for you to accept this,” came the voice again. Yes, Saul thought, it’s very hard indeed. But now that he knew the truth, he had to swallow his pride and forget his plans. ” Jesus told Saul to go into the city to the house of a man named Jude.

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