Thursday, October 18, 2007

New Saints Section

In hopes of making the library more useful to you, the parish community, I have gone through the library and pulled all the saint biographies and put them in their own section labeled Saints. The Saints section is in the middle shelving unit on the back wall and takes up the second and third shelves. Books in this section are arranged by saint's first name. Some of the books you'd find here include:

Francis de Sales, sage and saint
The remarkable Curé of Ars; the life and achievements of St. John Mary Vianney
Jewish apostle to the gentiles : Paul as he saw himself
Clare: A Light in the Garden

As with all materials in the parish library, people are welcome to check them out for one month by writing their name and phone number on the yellow check out card in the back of the book.

If you live in Juneau and stop by the parish library, please let me know whether this section works for you. And answer these two questions -- Should people who are on the sainthood track, like Mother Teresa and Dorothy Day, but not yet canonized be in this section? And should we shelve writings of the saints here along with books ABOUT the saints? Let me know. This library is for you.

And if you don't live in Juneau, many of the books held in our library are held by many libraries around the world and are available through YOUR local public library through Interlibrary Loan. Please check with your nearest library for details.

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