ST. CATHERINE LABOURE AND THE MIRACULOUS MEDAL by Alma Power-Waters

ST. CATHERINE LABOURE AND THE MIRACULOUS MEDAL

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The author of Mother Seton and the Sisters of Charity (as well as titles not in the area of religious books) here recreates the life of the gentle St. Catherine (19th century). She brings from obscurity the loving and humble nun who labored for the sick and old for over forty years in a life of submissive obedience, and who was raised to sainthood by Pope Pius XII in 1933. This is definitely aimed at girls but even they will find it hard to believe in a child as good as the little Catherine. The Stilted language used in the dialogue does not help the credibility. But as she grew up in Burgundy with six brothers and sisters, and with a father who exacted harsh obedience, young readers will rejoice when she wins out over her father's opposition and enters the convent of the Sisters of Charity. Children who have worn their miraculous medals will especially appreciate Catherine's receiving a direct message from Our Lady that she was to have a medal made to commemorate Our Lady's appearing to her. Limited, even within Catholic audiences.

Pub Date: April 6th, 1962
ISBN: 089870765X
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy