Patrons and Protectors: Occupations
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 exciting new Patrons and Protectors Series, Mickey McGrath presents images of the saints as patrons of particular occupations. His fresh interpretations enchant the
imagination. St. Dominic stargazes through state-of-the art astronomical
instruments. St 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.
Hardcover, 10 x 10, 64 pages.