This set includes 3 beautifully illustrated books: A Story of Saint Catherine of Alexandria, A Story of Saint John Vianney and A Story of Saint John Bosco
A Story of St. Catherine of Alexandria is a magnificent story of another of God's great saints-an example to young girls and Catholics of all ages and time. Catherine was born a pagan princess of Egypt, the land of the Sphinx and Pyramids. In her thirst for knowledge and wisdom she grew into a wise and very lovely young woman. This is an account of Catherine's conversion to Christianity, her ascension to the throne as Queen of Alexandria, the persecution of her Christian subjects by the Romans and her own suffering at the hands of the Emperor for her love of Christ.
The hero of A Story of St. John Vianney is usually called the Curé of Ars. His life story is extremely fascinating. As a young man he was a very poor student. For quite some time it was thought that he would not learn enough to be ordained, but since God wanted him to become a priest, things worked out well for him. And what he did for God after he was ordained is admired by all who know about him. He was canonized a saint in 1934 and his great sermons are still being published in books around the world. In a great church built in Ars in his honor, thousands of people come to pay honor to the great saint.
A Story of St. John Bosco details the life of this great favorite saint of all Catholic youth, especially boys. He was born in 1815 in Italy and while growing up, he loved to do various tricks, juggling and accomplishing special athletic feats. He unofficially became the village “entertainer”. John took a special interest in organizing the “rough” young boys of the town. He showed them tricks and played sports games with them, but he would always take a little time to teach them some catechism lessons and lead them in prayer. He became their hero. While working his way through school, he also learned to be a baker, a tailor, a carpenter and an iron-worker. He used these skills after he joined the seminary by starting a very successful school for boys. Finally, after meeting with the Pope Pius IX he received permission to start a new community and seminary known as the Salesian Society. He also started a community of Sisters and was canonized a saint in 1934.