Saints Off the Pedestal: Real Saints for Real People

published by Franciscan Media | Trade Paperback | 151 pages
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Many of us, when we think of the saints, think of people who lived lives of extreme piety, their days filled with prayer and holy acts, and at times even visions of the divine. Whoever they were, these saints can often seem beyond our grasp of understanding and appreciation. We tend to forget or remain unaware of the struggles of faith and everyday life that these people endured, struggles that we "ordinary" people can relate to. No saint lived a life of perfection, but all were able to persevere in faith, becoming our spiritual guides and models of Christian living. In Saints Off the Pedestal Amanda Roberts takes an in-depth look at the lives of ten well-known saints of the Catholic church. She makes their stories accessible so that we can find inspiration to follow their examples of holiness. She includes interesting facts about the life and times of each saint as well as questions for individual or group reflection.
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AMANDA M. ROBERTS is the faith formation director at St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in Andover, Massachusetts. The third of eight children, she grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, until moving to the United States with her family. She holds an undergraduate degree from the College of Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, where she first became involved in ministry, and a Master of Divinity from the University of Notre Dame. She spent a year in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and volunteered in youth ministry before becoming a full-time parish minister.