Thursday 18 May 2017

Encounter the Saints - Pauline Books and Media

I have discovered an amazing series; Encounter the Saints from Pauline Books and Media. Currently there are 36 books available in the series and another is due out in January 2018. A few of the books have been updated over the years, noticeably when they have moved from Blesseds to being Sainted, and also the Mother Teresa was updated from Calcutta to Kalkota. I have read 3 of these books in the last two weeks and they are wonderful. 

These books provide inspiration. They provide encouragement. They are written for the ages 8-12 range but as an adult I love them and plan on reading many many more in the series. All the books in the series are currently available on the Pauline site, but not all are currently available through Amazon or other retailers. Some are available only in physical copies and others in both mobi or epub eBook editions as well as the physical. I have started reading these with my son, and my oldest and I have started reading them together where we alternate pages as we read. These book are a great blessing to our family and I am sure they would bless anyone who reads them; and there is such a variety of Saints to encounter in this incredible series so why not pick one or two up and give them a try!

Blessed James Alberione Media Apostle
Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati Journey to the Summit
Journeys with Mary Apparitions of Our Lady
Saint André Bessette Miracles in Montreal
Saint Anthony of Padua Fire and Light
Saint Bakhita of Sudan Forever Free
Saint Bernadette Soubirous And Our Lady of Lourdes
Saint Catherine Labouré And Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
Saint Clare of Assisi A Light for the World
Saint Damien of Molokai Hero of Hawaii
Saint Edith Stein Blessed by the Cross

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Daughter of America
Saint Faustina Kowalska Messenger of Mercy
Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini Cecchina's Dream
Saint Francis of Assisi Gentle Revolutionary
Saint Gianna Beretta Molla The Gift of Life
Saint Ignatius of Loyola For the Greater Glory of God
Saint Isaac Jogues With Burning Heart
Saint Joan of Arc God's Soldier
Saint John Bosco Champion for the Young
Saint John Neumann Missionary to Immigrants
Saint John Paul II Be Not Afraid
Saint John Vianney A Priest for All People
Saint Juan Diego And Our Lady of Guadalupe
Saint Kateri Tekakwitha: Courageous Faith
Saint Katharine Drexel The Total Gift
Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque And the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Saint Martin de Porres Humble Healer
Saint Maximilian Kolbe Mary's Knight
Saint Paul The Thirteenth Apostle
Saint Pio of Pietrelcina Rich in Love
Saint Teresa of Avila Joyful in the Lord
Saint Teresa of Calcutta Missionary of Charity
Saint Teresa of Kalkota Missionary of Charity

P.S. check back often as I will update with links to the books in the series as I review them.

Encounter the Saints in Order of Release:
01 Saint Anthony of Padua
02 Saint Bernadette Soubirous
03 Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
04 Saint Francis of Assisi 
05 Saint Edith Stein 
06 Saints Jacinta and Francisco Marto
07 Saint Joan of Arc 
08 Saint Ignatius of Loyola
09 Journeys with Mary 
10 Saint Maximilian Kolbe
11 Saint John Vianney
11a Saint Julie Billiart 
12 Saint Isaac Jogues 
13 Saint Pio of Pietrelcina 
14 Saint Juan Diego 
15 Saint Katharine Drexel
16 Saint Thérèse of Lisieux 
17 Saint Teresa of Kalkota 
18 Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati 
19 Saint Martin de Porres
20 Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini
21 Saint Bakhita of Sudan
22 Saint Paul
23 Saint Faustina Kowalska
24 Saint Teresa of Ávila
25 Saint Damien of Molokai
26 Saint Clare of Assisi
27 Saint André Bessette
28 Saint John Paul II
29 Saint Gianna Beretta Molla 
30 Saint Catherine Labouré
31 Saint Kateri Tekakwitha
32 Blessed James Alberione 
33 Saint Thomas More
34 Saint John Bosco
35 Saint Thomas Aquinas 
36 Saint John Neumann 
37 Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque 
The Saints Pray for Us

Books that have been updated and renamed in reprints:
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta 
Saint Teresa of Calcutta 
Blessed John Paul II
Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto

Note: This book is part of a series of reviews: 2017 Catholic Reading Plan!

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