Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland by Tomie dePaola Book Summary:
The story of Patrick's life, from his noble birth in Britain, to his being captured and taken to Ireland by a group of bandits, to the "dreams" that led him to convert the Irish people to the Christian faith. DePaola also retells several well-known legends, including the story of how Patrick got rid of all the snakes in Ireland.
A Patron Saint for Junior Bridesmaids by Shelley Tougas Book Summary:
A bully, a wedding, and a larger-than-life family add up to a hilarious and heartfelt middle-grade novel.Mary Margaret Miller is going to be a junior bridesmaid--that is, if she isn't grounded for the rest of her life. She's feuding with school bully Brent Helzinski, and her cousin Eden, aka The Bride, is clashing with her grandmother about wedding plans. Mary knows it's her job as a junior bridesmaid to make the day run smoothly, but she sure could use a little help from above.
The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs: A Novel by Nick Trout Book Summary:
Dr. Cyrus Mills returns to his hometown after inheriting his father's failing veterinary practice. Cyrus intends to sell the practice and get out of town as fast as he can, but when his first patient--a down-on-her-luck golden retriever named Frieda Fuzzypaws--wags her way through the door, life suddenly gets complicated. With the help of a black Labrador gifted in the art of swallowing underwear, a Persian cat determined to expose her owner's lover as a gold digger, and the allure of a feisty, pretty waitress from the local diner, Cyrus gets caught up in a new community and its endearing residents, both human and animal. Sensing he may have misjudged the past, he begins to realize it's not just his patients that need healing. The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs is a winsome tale of new beginnings, forgiveness, and the joy of finding your way home.
Patron on Ice 2: The First Wedding of the Trap by David Weaver Book Summary:
Patron and Ice realize a love unlike anything they've ever participated in. A love for each other that defies the attractions and the perils of the streets. With Jose as the plug, the couple is poised to take over the streets of Atlanta with their cheap prices. For a group of people who didn't choose the dope game, how far could they go in it before unfavorable situations arise and press their backs against the wall? Lil Albert is determined to stay away from under Jiip's shadow, and Jiip is determined to be the most feared hustler in the history of Atlanta. Reecy Pooh will always be Reecy Pooh, and Rhondo can't seem to escape his streak of bad luck. Crews collide and decisions have to be made at a rapid pace in this thrilling sequel to "Patron on Ice."
Phoebe: Patron and Emissary (Pauls Social Network) by Joan Cecelia Campbell CSM PhD Book Summary:
Human beings are embedded in a set of social relations. A social network is one way of conceiving that set of relations in terms of a number of persons connected to one another by varying degrees of relatedness. In the early Jesus group documents featuring Paul and coworkers, it takes little effort to envision the apostle's collection of friends and friends of friends that is the Pauline network. The persons who constituted that network are the focus of this set of brief books. For Christians of the Western tradition, these persons are significant ancestors in faith. While each of them is worth knowing by themselves, it is largely because of their standing within that web of social relations woven about and around Paul that they are of lasting interest. Through this series we hope to come to know those persons in ways befitting their first-century Mediterranean culture.Imagine trying to find a window into the life of an individual who lived approximately two thousand years ago in a culture vastly different from our own. Consider the added difficulty when that individual is a woman and the only written record of her consists of two biblical verses (Rom 16:1-2). In this volume Joan C. Campbell takes on the challenge and provides a surprisingly full and rich account of Phoebe of Kenchreai. With Campbell, we visit Phoebe's hometown, we wander the city streets with her, and we meet her associates. Along the way, we gain insight into the social roles that Paul ascribes to her (sister, deacon," and patron) and what these roles entailed in first-century Mediterranean Jesus groups. This book is important reading for anyone interested in the contribution of women to emerging Christianity and for contemporary deacons who seek to understand the biblical roots of their ministry.Joan C. Campbell, CSM, PhD, is a member of the Congregation of Saint Martha of Prince Edward Island, Canada, and assistant professor of New Testament Studies at Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax, Nova Scotia. A major teaching and research interest of hers is the cultural world of first-century Mediterranean Jesus groups and how knowledge of that cultural world can illumine biblical texts that deal with women such as Phoebe. She is the author of Kinship Relations in the Gospel of John."
Saint Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland (Patron Saints) by Lois Rock Book Summary:
One of a set of 4 books on the national saints of the British Isles, published simultaneously with Saint Andrew: Patron Saint of Scotland; Saint David: Patron Saint of Wales; and Saint George: Patron Saint of England. Just who was St Patrick? When and where did he live? And how did he come to be the patron saint of Ireland? And what is the link with the shamrock and the legend of the snakes? This useful little book covers all these topics providing background information that all patriotic youngsters will be interested to know.
PATRON SAINTS! Our Lady As Patron Saint: THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY Volume 1 by Michael Freze Book Summary:
From a best selling Catholic author! Volume One on the Blessed Virgin Mary and patron saints. Thousands of facts about the Blessed Virgin Mary as Our Lady, patron saint, and her role as intercessor for the prayers of the faithful. A classic on the study of patron saints. Dozens of titles concerning Our Lady and her privileged role for all believers: apparitions and messages for the world included! The extensive Epilogue and Appendices concerning the history of saints and patron saints makes this book worth the price alone!
The Cure Of Ars: The Story of St. John Vianney - Patron Saint of Parish Priests by Windeatt Book Summary:
So you\'ve decided to give in to the Devil, said the parish priest. John started back in dismay. Oh no, Father! But you just told me you were giving up your studies for the priesthood, responded Father Balley. This book tells what took place next, plus the many adventures that met young St. John Vianney when he set out to become a priest and ended up one of the Church\'s most famous saints. Impr. 211 pgs 38 Illus, PB
St George: Knight, Martyr, Patron Saint and Dragonslayer (Pocket Essential series) by Giles Morgan Book Summary:
At the heart of the myths and legends surrounding St. George lies the story of an early Christian martyr persecuted by the Roman Empire around the third century AD. But England is only one country to have adopted this soldier saint as their patron. Others, including Germany, Hungary, and Portugal, claim him as their own,and there are churches dedicated to him in Ethiopia, Egypt, and Greece. His victory against the dragon can be interpreted as representing the bravery of an individual Christian or the eternal battle been good and evil. There are also clear parallels between his battle and those of pre-Christian heroes such as Perseus and Beowulf, he is identified with the Islamic hero Al Khidr, and he has been closely linked to the Green Man of Pre-Christian Myth.
Saint Patrick, Patron of Ireland: Irish Heroes (Traditional History for Children Book 14) by William Burke Book Summary:
Saint Patrick, who began his adult life as a slave, rose to lead the Irish people as their first bishop. He single-handedly converted Ireland to the Christian faith. His memory inspired the Irish people to keep the faith through many centuries of oppression under British rule, and finally to reemerge as a free, Catholic people. This is his story.
Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal by Janice Taylor Book Summary:
As millions of women can attest, losing weight is hard work, and even the most resolute of dieters often fail. What's missing from nearly every diet program is the support and humor women need to keep on track and lose those pounds for good. Here, Our Lady of Weight Loss—the patron saint of fat removal—comes to the rescue with miraculous motivation for all!In this unique book, Our Lady shares her tried-and-true gospel of weight loss guaranteed to lift readers' spirits and finally make dieting fun. A fat-free, calorie-free, carb-free, guilt-free helping of divine inspiration, Our Lady of Weight Loss is the ultimate cheerleader for women everywhere and the best friend who will keep them on course even when the brownies beckon like a siren. With the help of Our Lady readers will:Stay inspired with "motivational musings" and tipsCurb their cravings and keep their creative appetite satisfied with "pious projects"Confess their chocolate or french fry transgressions and move onIndulge in healthy and simple "righteous recipes"Part art object, part craft project, part bedside companion, and part cookbook, Our Lady of Weight Loss is perfect for any woman following a diet program and still searching for her "thinner core." Quirky and soulful, with gorgeous four-color artwork throughout, this book will keep readers laughing on the rocky road to sveltesville and change their relationship with food forever.
The Saintly Triad, or the Lives of St. Patrick, St. Columbkille, and St. Bridget, Commonly Known as the Three Patron Saints of Ireland: With a Concise ... in England; To Which Is Added an Accoun by Unknown Author Book Summary:
Excerpt from The Saintly Triad, or the Lives of St. Patrick, St. Columbkille, and St. Bridget, Commonly Known as the Three Patron Saints of Ireland: With a Concise History of the Missionary Labours of St. Columbkille's Followers in England; To Which Is Added an Account of the Cursing of Tarah With Bell, Book and CandleWe venerate the saints of olden time; we grasp their memory with affectionate embrace; we feel that there was Something holy, some thing super-human about them, something not of this world, which we must love and cherish. - But this is too often all. We care little to fol low what was good and noble in their lives. We care little to imitate their godly examples. And how should we, when we know nothing of them - and are content to know nothing. For as to the wretched scraps of information, (or misinformation rather.) that are to be found in such common books on the subject as are within the reach of poor people, they are more calculated to mislead and injure than to instruct or improve.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.