Amazing Catholic Men
Mary Bajda. Illustrated by Melinda Steffen
Superheroes are everywhere — in movies, on television, and in video games. It’s exciting to think about these extraordinary people with amazing powers who save us from evil and are a force for good in the world.
But did you know that God has real-life superheroes of his own? They started out as ordinary people. Then something (God!) happened to them, and they changed.
God’s Superheroes highlights three dozen amazing Catholic men, including Venerable Augustus Tolton, Saint Anthony of Padua, Blessed Carlo Acutis, Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint John Paul II, Servant of God Nicholas Black Elk, Blessed Miguel Pro, Blessed Justo Takayama Ukon, and Saint Joseph.
The men in this book were brave and bold in their Catholic faith. Whether as fathers, priests, or teenaged boys, they stood against evil and made a difference. Some even had superpowers — they could fly in the air, or foretell the future, or cure the sick! They all used the talents God gave them and sacrificed to change the world for the better. They are still champions for good today, and these are their stories. These amazing Catholic men want to stand by your side throughout your adventures and help with the obstacles you face. They want you to become one of God’s superheroes, too!
Learn about holy women in this book’s companion – God’s Superheroes: Amazing Catholic Women.