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My First Book of Saints

by Susan Helen Wallace

Introduce children to God's special friends-the saints and blesseds-and inspire them for a lifetime!

Spanning various cultures, historical periods, and popularities, this illustrated compilation brings together the six volumes in the best-selling Little Book of Saints series. Containing stories of 62 holy men, women, and children, this collection offers a more comprehensive and current library that includes recent canonizations and beatifications.

Whether you are a teacher, parent, catechist, librarian, or someone looking for a unique sacramental gift, this hardcover edition will excite, educate, and engage children ages 5-8.

Unfolding through simple, short sentences and colorful illustrations by Patricia R. Matozzi and Tom Kinarny, each story offers a biographical portrait of the saint or blessed, highlighting the essential details of their lives. Children learn about what these holy people were called to do and what their greatest contributions were. Each story closes with a prayer to the saint or blessed, inviting children to imitate their virtues. Whether it's the Blessed Mother's obedience, Saint Paul's trust, Saint Nicholas' generosity, Saint Peter's kindness, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta's charity, or Saint Anthony's studiousness, boys and girls alike will identify with, admire, and be inspired by these special friends of God.

The following saints and blesseds are included in this book: 

  • Blessed Mother, Mary 
  • Saint Peter the Apostle
  • Saint Anne and Saint Joachim
  • Saint Joseph
  • Saint Elizabeth of Hungary
  • Saint Benedict
  • Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
  • Saint Damien of Molokai
  • Saint Kateri Tekakwitha
  • Saint Paul
  • Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
  • Saint Francis Xavier
  • Saint Bernadette Soubirous
  • Saint Dominic Savio
  • Saint Katharine Drexel
  • Saint Francis of Assisi
  • Saint Clare of Assisi
  • Blessed Charles de Foucauld
  • Saint Michael the Archangel
  • Saint Rose of Lima
  • Saint Thomas More
  • Saint Faustina Kowalska
  • Saint André Bessette
  • Blesseds Jacinta Marto and Francisco Marto
  • Saint Anthony
  • Blessed Marie of the Incarnation Guyard
  • Saint Lorenzo Ruiz 
  • Saint Bakhita
  • Saint John Neumann
  • Saint Teresa of Avila
  • Saint Juan Diego
  • Saint Gianna Molla
  • Saint Sharbel Makhlf
  • Saint Elizabeth Seton
  • Blessed Junipero Serra
  • Saint Thecla
  • Saint Patrick
  • Saint Brigid of Ireland
  • Blessed Miguel Pro
  • Saint Agnes
  • Saint Stanislaus Kostka
  • Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini
  • Saint Maximilian Kolbe
  • Saint Margaret of Scotland
  • Saint Moses the Black
  • Saint Monica
  • Saint Paul Miki
  • Saint Teresa of the Andes
  • Saint Martin de Porres
  • Saint Bridget of Sweden
  • Saint Benedict the Moor
  • Saint Joan of Arc
  • Saint Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga
  • Saint Edith Stein
  • Saint Nicholas
  • Saint Germaine
  • Saint Peter Claver
  • Saint Catherine of Siena
  • Saint Pedro de San José Betancur
  • Saint Marguérite d'Youville

Features & Benefits: 

  • Compiles volumes from a best-selling series in a hardcover edition
  • Defines essential and unfamiliar terms
  • Contains a mini-glossary that defines "saint," "blessed," and "miracle"
  • Provides historical contexts for understanding the lives of saints and blesseds
  • Promotes multicultural awareness
  • Encourages children to imitate virtues of holy people
  • Engages children with life applications and prayers
  • Provides a unique sacramental gift option


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