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Facing Adversity with Grace: Lessons from the Saints

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What can we learn from the saints about adversity? How did they use their adversity as a means of growth rather than just as something to be endured? In this book, popular Catholic author Woodeene Koenig-Bricker offers an in-depth look at a host of saints and how they dealt with a particular type of suffering in their lives. From each saint we learn valuable lessons about the common trials that come with being human—for example, suffering from physical problems (St. Padre Pio), mental suffering (Blessed Mother ...

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Overview

What can we learn from the saints about adversity? How did they use their adversity as a means of growth rather than just as something to be endured? In this book, popular Catholic author Woodeene Koenig-Bricker offers an in-depth look at a host of saints and how they dealt with a particular type of suffering in their lives. From each saint we learn valuable lessons about the common trials that come with being human—for example, suffering from physical problems (St. Padre Pio), mental suffering (Blessed Mother Teresa), addictions (Venerable Matthew Talbot), physical disability (St. Alphonsus Liguori), marital discord (St. Rita of Cascia), divorce (St. Helena), prejudice (St. Joseph Bakhita), financial stress (St. Elizabeth Ann Seton), and old age (Blessed John Paul II).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593251604
  • Publisher: Word Among Us Press, The
  • Publication date: 6/28/2012
  • Pages: 171
  • Sales rank: 1,028,965
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Adversity and God's Love 11

2 Physical Pain: St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio) 23

3 Mental Suffering: Blessed Teresa of Kolcata 34

4 Physical Disabilities: St. Alphonsus Liguori 44

5 Addictions: Venerable Matthew Talbot 55

6 Divorce: St. Helena 66

7 Life Choices: St. Margaret of Cortona and St. Damien de Veuster 76

8 Marital Discord: St. Rita of Cascia and St. Catherine of Genoa 87

9 Family Matters: St. Jane de Chantal 97

10 Weighty Concerns: St. Francis Borgia 107

11 Prejudice: Venerable Pierre Toussaint and St. Josephine Bakhita 117

12 Temptation to Vice: Sts. Francis, Camillus, Romuald, and Others 125

13 Financial Stress: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton 134

14 Grief: St. Elizabeth of Hungary 142

15 Old Age: Blessed John Paul II 149

16 Life Lessons on Suffering 158

Endnotes 165

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