THE FLYING FRIAR: Patron Saints and Their Amazing Lives (Hardcover Edition)
Written by: Joseph V. Landy, S.J. Illustrated by: Frances C. Alcaraz
Ever wonder how the apostle Jude became the patron saint of hopeless cases? Or Saint Lawrence the patron of cooks? And why Teresa of Avila called the patron of headache sufferers?
Open this book and read about the incredible lives of twenty-six patron saints. Join them on their miraculous journey from everyday life to holy sainthood. Find out what they did that led the Church to name them patron saint of a particular following or vocation.
Written in crystal-clear prose by Joseph V. Landy, S.J., each saint's profile is accompanied by a striking portrait by Frances Alcaraz.
Meet the real heroes of the Church. Discover the extraordinary adventures of these men and women whose unparalleled answers to Gods calling earned them a seat in heaven and inspired the devotion of the generations that followed.