Blessed Chiara Badano
For the first time, the life of Blessed Chiara Badano is narrated for a young audience, with beautiful illustrations showing the key moments of her spiritual journey.
Third Place 2022 Excellence in Publishing Award from the Association of Catholic Publishers (Children's Books: Teens category).
Everyone wants to be happy, but very few people learn the secrets to happiness. Chiara Badano discovered those secrets at a young age, and lived them every day. Even when she was stricken with illness, those simple secrets kept her happy, and made her happiness contagious. Chiara Badano's legacy lives on and has spread throughout the world, inspiring young and old to learn her secrets and to put them into practice. Counted among the blessed, she can show us how to be happy, and how to make others happy, too.
"Blessed Chiara Badano: Her Secrets to Happiness, is an invitation to all, especially to young people, to discover the beauty of a deep relationship with God in the present moment and the joy of serving others even during one’s own trials." --Bishop Wm. Michael Mulvey, Diocese of Corpus Christi
“The story of Chiara Luce Badano is the story of the next generation of saints. Young and old alike will be inspired by the story of a saintly teenager who gave her life to others and offered up her suffering. In a saddened and depressed world, we need Chiara’s secrets to happiness. She shines as a bright light in the midst of darkness.” --Fr. Edward Looney, author of A Lenten Journey with Mother Mary
"Every child will see a bit of themselves in Chiara and realize the rewards of living life with an eye on Jesus." --Doreen McAvoy, author of Secrets in September
"Geraldine Guadagno captures the spirit of Blessed Chiara's simple yet profound spirituality for a new generation to know and follow. Illustrated by Loretta Rauschuber, this book compellingly shares Chiara's light and love for a new generation of believers." --Lisa M. Hendey, author of I'm a Saint in the Making
"What a perfect little introduction to Bl. Chiara Badano! This short but thorough biography is so readable I flew through it in a day, and it comes nicely illustrated, for a bonus" --Corinna Turner, author of The Boy Who Knew (Carlo Acutis) and the Carnegie Medal-nominated I Am Margaret series
About the Author
Geraldine Guadagno enjoys writings in a variety of genres for children and adults. Her books include Irene the Elephant, 5 Steps to Facing Suffering, and John of the Smiles.
Loretta Rauschuber's creativity started when she was 15 with scenic oil on canvas artwork. Blessed Chiara Luce Badano is her second book of illustrations to be published.
|Publication Date||Oct 14, 2021|
|Author||Geraldine Guadagno (text) and Loretta Rauschuber (Illustration)|