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Heaven Help Us: The Worrier's Guide to the Patron Saints

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Dear St. Antony
Come around
Something's lost and can't be found

It's three A.M. and you're wide awake. Worrying. You may seek solace in snacking, or in a late-night call to your best friend. The problem is, even your closest friends need to sleep, and, let's face it, the snacking only adds to the worries.

Where's a worrier to turn? To the patron saints, that's who. According t
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published November 9th 1999 by Dell
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Min
Nov 04, 2016 Min rated it really liked it
I find this a charming introduction to saint adoration. It offers a balance of information, and entertainment for a topic that can be daunting to the unfamiliar. The introduction succinctly covers the Church's official position regarding saints, and a brief explanation of how saints were added into the Church's calendar.
The whimsical illustrations add a layer of joy into these brief entries, often only two pages, for each saint: their biography, prayers and common, simple, folk practices to enj
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Kattie
Feb 26, 2008 Kattie rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Catholics interested in Saints w/ a modern telling
I enjoyed this book for its informative yet light-hearted story telling. I wish it was longer and gave more categories to more saints! This book tells you who to pray to for whatever is bothering you, categorized the saints by their aid, and gives a modern telling of their stories with a touch of humor and provides how to ask for help. I turn to this book again and again and would like to thank the following for their assistance:
St. Antony (many times over)
St. James
St. Joseph
and a few more I am
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Anne Marie
Feb 24, 2016 Anne Marie rated it it was amazing
This was an interesting book about saints, with a twist. We learned a bit about certain saints, what they are known for, how to pray to them, and certain prayers you can say to them. It was like learning about the saints, how they lived long ago, but what we can do today to help with our ailments, finding a spouse, or even help with stage fright. Wish there was another book like this with different saints!
Marlene
May 16, 2013 Marlene rated it really liked it
This book is very cute and light. It does not shy away from accepting that traditional Catholicism was heavily influenced by pagan myths and rituals. As such, this book embraces this concept and what you get is pure magic. I love it and use a a reference point for new rituals and time bonding with Spirit.
J.
Jul 02, 2008 J. rated it really liked it
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I've heard this book called "witchcraft". Big deal. It's comforting and fun. Practical advice on how to get help a little faster from the saints. My only complaint is that this book doesn't cover more saints.
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