By: Janice McGrane, S.S.J.
Have you ever been in pain? Suffered from an emotional or physical hardship? Who have you turned to for empathy or support? In Saints for Healing, Janice McGrane shares the stories of others who have followed in Christ’s path, and who, through their example, afford us all the courage and hope necessary to endure life’s most painful trials.
Joan of Arc, who healed the morale of a broken and war-torn France · Edith Stein and Maximilian Kolbe, who offered comfort and consolation amid the horror of Auschwitz · Henriette Delille, who transcended the racism of her time to minister with the slaves · Hildegard of Bingen, who shared her knowledge of herbs to help heal others’ illnesses · Catherine of Siena, who helped repair a divided and corrupt church · Damien of Molokai, who like St. Francis centuries before him, ministered to lepers · Dorothy Day, who ministered to the poor, sick, and outcast of India, and through her message of peace and hope, healed nations · Oscar Romero, who risked his own life to protect the rights and freedom of his flock · Mychal Judge, who during our nation’s darkest hour, risked his own life to minister to those who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11.