Damien of Molokai
Damien of Molokai: Builder of Community
By: Barbara A. Yoffie, Katherine A. Borgatti
The story of Damien of Molokai, born in Belgium and a missionary saint who worked among the lepers in Hawaii, 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. Damien of Molokai is one of 6 saints in the Saints of North America set, part of the Saints and Me! series.
Illustrated By: Katherine A. Borgatti
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LIGUORI PUBLICATIONS / 2013 / PAPERBACK
About the Author
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.
Katherine Alpha Borgatti is an artist and illustrator native to Louisiana. She is a convert to the Catholic faith and has a passion for Catholic art. Her works include portraits of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Jesus and various Saints. Katherine resides in Mandeville, Louisiana with her husband Mike and their three children, Matthew, Annamarie and John.