The story of Andre Bessette, a French-Canadian priest who is said to have healed many and who was canonized in 2010, is vividly told with colorful, full-page Illustrations and exciting text for children ages 4 through 9. Author and longtime elementary educator Barbara Yoffie helps young readers develop their understanding of saints as real-life heroes and heroines who live all around us and inspire us to become more like Christ.
Barbara Yoffie has been in Catholic education for 35 years as both a primary grades classroom teacher and religion education coordinator. Currently, she is the coordinator of religious education at St. Clement of Rome Elementary School, St. Louis, MO. She is a well-known presenter on a variety of topics, including seasons of the Church year, saints, creative activities, and praying with children. Yoffie has a master’s degree in religious education administration from Loyola University, New Orleans, a bachelor’s degree in art education, and a certificate of religious studies, from Paul VI Institute, St. Louis. She is the author of several pamphlets and booklets on saints and choosing confirmation saints