365 Saints: Your Daily Guide to the Wisdom and Wonder of Their Lives

365 Saints: Your Daily Guide to the Wisdom and Wonder of Their Lives

by Woodeene Koenig-Bricker

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Overview

Let the Saints' lives guide and touch your life each day!

The life of a saint is the life of an ordinary person lived well. And that's the life readers will discover in this delightful and often surprising collection of words and wisdom from saints throughout the ages. A lovely and inspiring gift book, 365 Saints illuminates how the saints actually lived, detailing their hopes, fears, joys, and sorrows, as well as their lesser–known idiosyncracies and saying. Witty and wondrous, simple and sublime, 365 Saints offers a full year of meditations and practical suggestions for emulating the saints today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060675943
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/26/1995
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 263,763
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.38(h) x 0.96(d)

About the Author

Woodeene Koenig-Bricker is the editor of Catholic Parent magazine. She has written about spirituality and family for magazines such as McCall's, Family Circle, Working Parents, Marriage and Family, Catholic Digest, and Our Sunday Visitor . She lives in Eugene, OR.

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January 1 0 --Trust

Mary, Mother Of Jesus
First Century

Appointment books. Planners. Calendars. We outline our present, plan our future, and review our past. We know exactly where we want to be and how we want to get there. And then it happens -- the unexpected, the unplanned, the unforeseen. The death of a family member. A job change. A serious illness. Our neatly ordered lives are shattered and we are left holding the pieces.

How do we react when things happen that we can't control? Do we rail against the heavens, demanding answers, or do we accept, trusting that everything will work out according to divine plan?

Mary certainly wasn't expecting an angel to appear to her and ask if she was willing to become the mother of the Messiah. Naturally, she had a few questions -- like, how can this happen when I am neither married nor involved in a sexual relationship? Yet once her questions were resolved, she answered "Fiat" ("Let it be done to me according to God's will"). She was willing to trust, even when it entailed mystery and the unknown.

As we begin a new year, let us resolve to accept with joy the twists and turns life brings us. Let us open our hearts to the wonder of each new day and trust that our lives are unfolding the way they ought.

Do I have to be in control of everything? In what areas can I letothers have their say?

Today, And Every Day, I Will Trust In The Goodness
And Wisdom Of Life.
365 Saints. Copyright © by Woodeene Koenig-Brick. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

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365 Saints: Your Daily Guide to the Wisdom and Wonder of Their Lives 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There really is very little information about the Saints, but the author gives interesting ways in which to use their lives as inspriration for use in todays world.
ysar on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I know this was supposed to be read one page a day for a full year, but it really makes for great airplane reading. Lots of short little stories and thoughts that can be applies to modern life. I especially liked the bit about the saint who used to put her head in ovens and hang from windmills...apparently her lesson to us was that different is okay. If only the rest of America could agree...