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9780807072073

Aunt Carmen's Book of Practical Saints

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  • ISBN13:

    9780807072073

  • ISBN10:

    0807072079

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1999-05-01
  • Publisher: Beacon Press

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Summary

The Northern New Mexico tradition of saint carving began in the 1700s as an expression of worship among Catholics in isolated villages. In Aunt Carmen's Book of Practical Saints, Pat Mora extends the tradition to poetry. Through Mora's poems, some written in traditional Spanish forms, we hear the private speech of Aunt Carmen's devotion. From a prayer for a suitable husband to a prayer that the Good Shepherdess guide her to unexpected beauty, Aunt Carmen's poems, each paired with a reproduction of a traditional saint carving, inspire and illuminate.

Author Biography

Pat Mora, a poet of Mexican-American heritage, is the recipient of a 1994 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in poetry. Her published work includes poetry and nonfiction for adults as well as children. She is the author of several bilingual picture books, including two on the Clarion list. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. For more information visit www.patmora.com.

Table of Contents

Prayer to the Saints
11(14)
Saint Martin of Porres
14(3)
Saint Gertrude the Great
17(2)
Saint Barbara
19(3)
Our Lady of Guadalupe
22(2)
The Nativity
24(3)
The Holy Child of Atocha
27(4)
The Holy Family
31(2)
Saint Joseph
33(2)
Our Lady of the Annunciation
35(2)
The Stations of the Cross
37(3)
Death
40(5)
Christ on the Cross
45(1)
Saint Isidore the Farmer
46(3)
The Holy Spirit
49(2)
Saint Pascal Baylon
51(3)
Saint Rita
54(4)
The Visitation
58(3)
Saint Anthony of Padua
61(2)
Saint Liberata
63(3)
Saint Mary Magdalen
66(3)
Saint Christopher
69(3)
Saint Anne
72(5)
Saint Clare
77(4)
Saint Rose of Lima
81(4)
Our Lady of Sorrows
85(2)
Saint Raphael
87(2)
Saint Michael the Archangel
89(4)
Saint Theresa of Lisieux
93(2)
The Guardian Angels
95(4)
Saint Francis of Assisi
99(4)
Saint Teresa of Avila
103(2)
The Good Shepherdess
105(6)
Notes on the Saints and Their Feast Days 111(10)
Credits 121(4)
Acknowledgments 125

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