The two volumes of the Saints Alive! collection go beyond biography, bringing together the compelling stories of saints’ lives with teaching on Catholic beliefs. Sisters Marie Paul Curley and Mary Lea Hill of the Daughters of St. Paul—both experienced screenwriters—feature a diverse selection of saints in a format that is both exciting to read and conducive to reflection and study. The saints are presented as inspirational, yet practical models of the faith, highlighting the connection between Christian beliefs and how we live our lives. The biographies include facts—both general and lesser-known—on each saint, as well as prayers and quotes attributed to them.
Each volume also includes a reader’s guide with personal reflection and group discussion questions, directing readers to relevant parts of the Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. This unique feature makes these volumes ideal for RCIA teachers and participants, adult faith formation groups, parish book clubs, and independent study.
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- Uses a compelling storytelling format from experienced screenwriters
- Incorporates adult catechesis and faith formation
- Includes a reader’s guide for reflection and discussion, as well as links to further study
Praise for the Print Edition
I loved Saints Alive! A beautiful compendium of the amazing stories of the great heroes and heroines of our faith, combined with personal reflections and prayers (not to mention resources for group discussions and private meditation). It will serve a glorious introduction to those who have been raised to the ‘glories of the altar.’
—James Martin, SJ, author My Life with the Saints
Take a trip around the world with Saints Alive! The Gospel Witnessed (and its companion, Saints Alive! The Faith Proclaimed). This book is not just a true representation of the universality of the Church, but also a practical guide to living the Gospel. I always tell kids that the saints are good role models, that they are ‘Gospel Artists,’ but often it’s not easy to see how their lives have to do with what’s in Scripture. These exciting stories of real people show that living the Gospel is possible and that we too can be saints who witness the Gospel through our day-to-day living.
—Deacon Pedro Guevara Mann, producer, Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation
- Title: Saints Alive!
- Series: Saints Alive!
- Publisher: Pauline Books & Media
- Volumes: 2
- Pages: 704
About the Authors
Marie Paul Curley is a sister in the Daughters of St. Paul. A former video producer, she writes for Catholic cable TV and has produced children’s storybooks and an animated series on the saints. She has also written See Yourself through God's Eyes: 52 Meditations to Grow in Self-Esteem.
Mary Lea Hill is a sister in the Daughters of St. Paul. She served as director of audiovisual productions for Pauline Books & Media in the early 1980s and has edited, coauthored, and written several books, including Basic Catechism.