Great American Catholics is a beautiful board book that features incredible American Catholics, including those that have been named Venerable, Blessed and Saint. Each saint is depicted through a realistic and beautiful custom portrait. Along with that, we have included simple text about each saint, a map showing where the lived and powerful words allowing all readers to understand how they can be like this Great American Catholic.
We put this book together for one reason: NO KID SHOULD GROW UP THINKING THAT SAINTS DON'T LOOK LIKE THEM. No matter what we look like, we are called to be saints. Also, when we arrive in heaven we will be greeted by a multitude of saints that represent every type and color of person!
This Saint Like Me Book also celebrates the uniquely American Spirit and reminds us that saints can be made, right here at home.
It is our hope that all children, no matter their race or culture or life experience, can see this book and be reminded that we are all called to saints.
Praised be to Jesus Christ!
The following American Catholics are featured in this book:
1. St. Kateri Tekakwitha
2. Ven. Pierre Toussaint
3. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
4. Bl. Solanus Casey
5. St. Marianne Cope
6. Ven. Fulton Sheen
7. St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
8. Ven. Alphonse Gallegos
9. St. Katharine Drexel
10. Bl. Stanley Rother
11. Mary, Our Lady of Good Help (Apparition in Wisconsin)