Special Saints for Special People: Stories of Saints with Disabilities
Stories of Saints with Disabilities
|Author: Gannon, Megan C|
|Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications||Pages: 74|
|Dimension: 5.4 x 0.2 x 8.3 inch|
Did you know that Saint René Goupil, a trained surgeon and Jesuit missionary, was also completely deaf? Or that Saint Paulina, co-founder of the Congregation of the Little Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, lived her entire life with diabetes? Or that Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American woman canonized a saint, was visually impaired and badly scarred after battling smallpox?
Growing up with cerebral palsy, Megan Gannon never imagined there were saints with disabilities! In this remarkable book, she introduces us to saints and holy people whose stories inspire us to remember that saints are human beings who experience many of the same joys and challenges that we face everyday.
No matter our life challenges and no matter the calling God has given us, Special Saints for Special Peoplereminds us of the famous quote attributed to Blessed Mother Teresa: What you are is God s gift to you. What you make of yourself is your gift to God.