Patrons and Protectors: Occupations

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Saints are not relics from our past. Their lives can spark our own, lift us up as we strive to be faithful Christians. In the first book in LTP's 'Patrons and Protectors' series, Mickey McGrath presents images of the saints as patrons of particular occupations. His fresh interpretations enchant the imagination. Saint Dominic stargazes through state-of-the art astronomical instruments. Saint Margaret of Clitherow is today's businesswoman, with briefcase nearby and cellular phone in hand. Sir Thomas More's battles with the crown are waged in a contemporary courtroom. In each image, the reader will see the Holy Spirit peering out and peeking around the corners, reminding us of the holy presence in all of our lives.Essays from contemporary men and women tell us what a particular type of work is like for them today. Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers) writes about a life devoted to working in children's television, alongside an image of Saint Clare, the patron saint of those who work in television. Dave Brubeck's reflection on a career in music accompanies the image of Saint Cecelia, the patron of musicians. And, many other people share insights about their life work next to images of the patrons of their occupations.Whether you are exploring new career possibilities or you simply enjoy learning about your patron saint, this book will help you to see that there are many ways to contribute to the building of God's reign here on earth. An ideal gift book for any individual or family, for those who are, have been, or are about to be confirmed, for the classroom or parish library, or for your own book collection. Published by Liturgy Training Publications.

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Saints are not relics from our ecclesial past. Their lives cans spark our own, lifting us up as we strive to be faithful Christians. The women and men the church recognizes as saints had to make choices about their occupations and their ways of life. When and where they lived shaped these decisions, but how the saints lived out their decisions goes beyond time and place. Michael O'Neill McGrath, OSFS, creates images of the saints as patrons of particular occupations. Here space and time are rightly jumbled. The Elizabeth Margaret of Clitherow is today's businesswoman, and Sir Thomas More's battles with King Henry VIII are fought in contemporary courtroom. These pictures of our holy heros, along with the artist's commentary about them, tell us why a particular saint is associatied with a particular occupation. For some, like Saint Peter, it is the work they actually did: fishing. For others, like Saint Therese of Lisieux, patron of airplain pilots, the connection is more poetic, derived from the spirit of the saint and of the work. Essays by contemporary men and women, some well-known, others less so, tell us what the work is like for them today. Whether we want to explore career possiblities for ourselves or enjoy learning about our patron saint's life, this book helps us see that there are many ways to contribute to the building of God's reign here on earth.

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