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By Anne Eileen Heffernan FSP

Some of the best-loved saints of the Church are featured in a revised and up-to-date variation of a vintage assortment. splendidly written biographies and illustrations of Saints Lucy, Monica, Augustine, Benedict, Francis Xavier, Edith Stein, Juan Diego, Katharine Drexel, and so on. ideal for intermediate readers and college or church libraries.

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Saul traveled to Jerusalem, but he had trouble there, too. Many of Jesus’ followers, who knew what a fierce enemy he had been, didn’t believe that Saul had really been converted. Even the apostles, who led the young Church under the guidance of Peter, wondered whether Saul could be trusted. A disciple named Barnabas finally came to the rescue. Barnabas believed that Saul was sincere, and he told the apostles so. Barnabas was able to convince them to accept Saul as a new apostle. Saul spent fifteen days in Jerusalem.

Peter was frightened and angry. He grabbed one of the two swords they had brought and lunged at the high priest’s servant, cutting off his ear. “Put your sword away,” Jesus told him. “Those who use the sword will die by it. ” Reaching out, Jesus touched the servant and immediately healed his ear. The mob was hemming Jesus in now. Jesus calmly asked why they had come at night, with weapons, as if he were a criminal. Peter slipped into the shadows. From his hiding place, he watched them lead his Master away.

Paul on January 25, and the Solemnity of Peter and Paul on June 29. St. Paul’s letters speak to us today, just as they spoke to the people to whom they were first written. In reading and studying them, we can become filled with faith and love for the Lord Jesus just as Paul was. We can pray to St. Paul for the strength to live and spread our faith in Jesus as he did. St. Thecla (First Century) September 23 Tradition tells us that St. Thecla was the first martyr among Christian women, as St. Stephen was the first of the men.

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