Saint John Bosco and His Big Gray Dog

Saint John Bosco and His Big Gray Dog Author Hayley Medeiros
ISBN-10 1940209161
Year 2015-04-14
Pages 36
Language en

It is hard to believe that anyone would have ever wanted to hurt good Father John Bosco. He helped so many people. But there were times when his life was in danger. During those times, a very special guardian would appear to protect him. In this way, God saved the holy priest from harm so he could complete his mission and help children come to know God.

Partners in Holiness Guardian Angels in the Lives of the Saints

Partners in Holiness  Guardian Angels in the Lives of the Saints Author Melaine Ryther
Year 2011-01-28
Pages 95
Language en
Publisher Blue Diamond Publications

Everyone has an angel story, or so it seems, but the Catholic Church has some pretty spectacular ones, especially those that are found in the lives and legends of the saints. Starting in earliest Christian times with Gregory the Great and finishing in the 20th century with one of the Church's newest saints, Padre Pio, Partners in Holiness tells the stories of nine men and women who grew in virtue and holiness with the assistance of their angels. Sometimes the help was sublime; sometimes it was stunning. St. John Bosco's assumed the form of a large dog and protected him on numerous occasions from bloodthirsty assailants. St. Frances of Rome's helped her to read at night by the light of his hair. St. Lydwine's "flew" her to faraway places in the heavens and on earth. And St. Gemma Galgani's graced her with constant visible companionship for most of her short life. Written in a manner friendly to the young adult reader but easily enjoyed by all age groups, these accounts recreate the times and settings in which they occurred. But always at their core is the message that the friendship of an angel is not just for a canonized saint, but is a gift to each of us, saint or sinner. Woven throughout the book are teachings and anecdotes about the angels from a Catholic perspective. For anyone interested in angelology, hagiography, history, theology, or just an inspiring read, Partners in Holiness satisfies on many levels.

Saints of the Church

Saints of the Church Author Michael G. Allen
ISBN-10 9781681494203
Year 2010-08-24
Language en
Publisher Ignatius Press

The Vision Books are one of the most popular and well-written series of saints' lives ever produced for young people. This Teachers' Guide now offers teachers and parents a practical means to stimulate both the spiritual growth and intellectual development of students through an organized, systematic study of seventeen biographies of holy men and women in the Vision Books series. This guide facilitates student interaction with the spiritual insights, moral lessons, and sound academic content found in each book. It is divided into sections, each of which contains an overview of the saint's life and activities that illustrate the person's impact on the Church and his time. These activities are destined to challenge student thinking, to promote the application of spiritual insights to the reader's personal life, and to expand the reader's understanding and appreciation of the holiness of the saints. Teachers can select any combination of activities for individual students, for small groups, or for class-wide discussion. The activities include chapter vocabulary, language in context, time line, outline maps, topics for written reports, biographical sketches, using Scripture and the Catechism, and discussion questions.

Forty Dreams of St John Bosco

Forty Dreams of St  John Bosco Author St. John Bosco
ISBN-10 9780895559258
Year 2012-01-01
Pages 234
Language en
Publisher TAN Books

These fascinating dreams involve prophecy and reading of hearts, with a powerful spiritual message. Includes: To Hell and Back, Two Boys Attacked by a Monster, The Snake and the Rosary, and many more. These dreams led to many conversions and will instruct, admonish and inspire today!

The Gift in the Manger

The Gift in the Manger Author Sherry Boas
ISBN-10 1940209188
Year 2015-07-01
Language en

When their feeding trough ends up serving as a bed for a tiny baby, the animals get a glimpse into God's loving plan to save the world. Like every one of us, each of the animals gathered around the manger has a struggle to overcome. They, like us, find the answer in Jesus, the only one who can fix our brokenness, heal our imperfections and give us the gift that makes us whole - the gift of himself. No matter what our flaws and limitations, Jesus has the remedy, if only we trust in him. In this charming fable by seasoned story teller Sherry Boas, the animals in the stable get a chance to see all the gifts Jesus has brought into the world, all revealed in the tiny baby's eyes.

Angelic Tails

Angelic Tails Author Joan Wester Anderson
ISBN-10 9780829435665
Year 2011-04-01
Language en
Publisher Loyola Press

Muddy paws. Cold noses. The Lord works in mysterious ways.One afternoon, Joan Wester Anderson came across the story of a woman who believed she had been protected by an "angel" dog. An angel dog? Nonsense, thought Anderson. But the more she thought about it, the more she realized that perhaps she was putting limits on how God ought to act. If God is the God of everything, can't he use anything-even a dog-to help people in their time of need?Angelic Tails is a collection of true stories from ordinary people who believe that God has graced their lives through heavenly canine companions. Each of the 30 stories challenges readers to reconsider their conception of angels-just as Anderson did after asking the Holy Spirit for discernment on the matter.In the end, for all who see through the eyes of faith, this book is unmistakable evidence that God can use four furry legs and a wagging tail to fulfill his purposes in our world.

Animals in Religion

Animals in Religion Author Barbara Allen
ISBN-10 9781780236056
Year 2016-06-15
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Reaktion Books

Animals in Religion explores the role of animals within a wide range of religious traditions. Exploring countless stories and myths passed down orally and in many religious texts, Barbara Allen—herself a practicing minister—offers a fascinating history of the ways animals have figured in our spiritual lives, whether they have been Christian, Jewish, Muslim, or any number of lesser-known religions. Some of the figures here will be familiar, such as St. Francis of Assisi, famous for his accord with animals, or that beloved remover of obstacles, Ganesha, the popular elephant god in the Hindu pantheon. Delving deeper, Allen highlights the numerous ways that our religious practices have honored and relied upon our animal brethren. She examines the principle of ahimsa, or nonviolence, which has Jains sweeping the pathways before them so as not to kill any insects, as well as the similar principle in Judaism of ts’ar ba’alei chayim and the notion in some sects of Islam that all living creatures are Muslim. From ancient Egypt to the Druids to the indigenous cultures of North America and Australia, Allen tells story after story that emphasizes the same message: all species are spiritually connected.

Susie s Senior Dogs

Susie s Senior Dogs Author Erin Stanton
ISBN-10 9781501122477
Year 2016-10-25
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster

Collects the stories of families who have adopted older dogs into forever homes, giving them a new lease on life.

The Encyclopedia of Saints

The Encyclopedia of Saints Author Rosemary Guiley
ISBN-10 9781438130262
Year 2001
Pages 433
Language en
Publisher Infobase Publishing

"The Encyclopedia of Saints offers thorough and fascinating accounts of familiar and little-known holy men and women of the Catholic and Orthodox churches. Drawing from documented accounts and supplemented with additional extensive research

Walk Two Moons

Walk Two Moons Author Sharon Creech
ISBN-10 9780061972515
Year 2009-10-06
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins

In her own singularly beautiful style, Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech intricately weaves together two tales, one funny, one bittersweet, to create a heartwarming, compelling, and utterly moving story of love, loss, and the complexity of human emotion. Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle, proud of her country roots and the "Indian-ness in her blood," travels from Ohio to Idaho with her eccentric grandparents. Along the way, she tells them of the story of Phoebe Winterbottom, who received mysterious messages, who met a "potential lunatic," and whose mother disappeared. As Sal entertains her grandparents with Phoebe's outrageous story, her own story begins to unfold--the story of a thirteen-year-old girl whose only wish is to be reunited with her missing mother. Supports the Common Core State Standards