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Saint of the Day: Lives, Lessons, and Feasts [Paperback]

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Pages   365
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 31, 2003
ISBN  0867165359  
EAN  9780867165357  

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Saint of the Day: Lives, Lessons, and Feasts by Mccloskey Pat

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! LEONARD FOLEY, O.F.M., was editor of "St. Anthony Messenger" magazine, author of "Believing in Jesus: A Popular Overview of the Catholic Faith," and coauthor of "To Live as Francis Lived: A Guide for Secular Franciscans."
PAT McCLOSKEY, O.F.M., is Franciscan editor of "St. Anthony Messenger" magazine and author of "Day by Day with Followers of Francis and Clare."

Leonard Foley was born in 1913.

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Good quick reference for Saints  Mar 17, 2007
I'm happy with this book. I can find out about the Saints whose names adorn churches, etc. in my area. I also found a very hard to find Saint in this book. It is a great book to have as a reference if you are Catholic or just curious.
Faithful, well-written  Jan 29, 2007
Fr. Foley's "Saint of the Day" is on the whole a faithful, well-written collection of brief essays concerning saints and feast days. Each entry is approximately two pages, and includes a "Comment" by the author and a "Quote" from a source like a document from Vatican II.

It is only in the author's comments that things occasionally go awry, generally due to the author's somewhat progressive sensibilities. For instance, St. Thomas Aquinas is awkwardly described as a "towering example of ... inclusiveness." Likewise, the entry for Ss. Perpetua and Felicity compares their martyrdom to the murder of Anne Frank during the Holocaust. Yet young Anne wasn't killed for her beliefs, but for her "race"; Nazis were quite happy to kill Jewish converts to Christianity. That doesn't make Anne's death any less tragic, but it does make the comparison rather forced.

To his credit, however, Fr. Foley also includes a reference to Vatican II's call for Gregorian Chant and polyphony in his entry for St. Cecilia. This martyr from the Roman era is the patron saint of musicians and a favorite of liturgically-orthodox Catholics. Similarly, he includes a generous quotation from G.K. Chesterton in the entry for St. John Bosco.

That feast days like the Presentation, the Annunciation, and the Most Holy Name of Jesus are also included makes "Saint of the Day" even more useful for liturgical catechesis. Fr. Foley's prose is suitable for high school students and adults, and the book is a good choice for a Confirmation gift.


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