The Man Who Built the Secret Door Book by Sister Mary Charitas C1945
Item number: 8RTI1zbfaL0 735
Vintage illustrated book "The Man Who Built The Secret Door" by Sister Mary Charitas, The Bruce Publishing Company, copyright 1945.
Dust jacket has seen better days but still attached. The book has a beautiful brown illustrated cloth cover, very clean pages.
The man who built the secret door
one woman in a million
doubling his five
the man who died laughing
Ruth, the faithful
Marathon winner with a broken leg
a perfect success - at twenty four
the man who had a circus
champion among the bluebloods
the man in a plane
a man with a first rate hobby
two cups flour, one cup milk
St. Peter was worried. Someone was letting new souls enter heaven, and not through the Golden Gate, either! Whats more, all these strange souls confidently assured St. Peter that they had entered by perfectly legitimate means. Where did they come from? Who were they and how did they get in?
St. Joseph had been at work. A carpenter still, he put in a secret door right into the Throne Room (he has that privilege, you know, because he is so close to our Lord). This secret door was covered by our Ladys beautiful blue mantle, and through this door he let his own special clients enter heaven.
Now we can all be special clients of St. Joseph and all we need do is ask him. He is perfectly qualified to build "the secret door" (which is really the way to perfection and heaven). He is not only willing to help, but also very easy to approach.
Thus, the author, with her bright imagination, recaptures the spirits of the saints, restores their flesh and blood appearance, and in "asides" tells how we can imitate them.
There are twelve lively sketches of saints representing various walks of life. The simple life of Mary, for instance, is given a real domestic touch with the title "Two Cups Flour, One Cup Milk" - she is the perfect homemaker! Professors and lawyers have their examples, too - St. Thomas Aquinas, scholar and professor, did only his duty and gained perfection; St. Thomas More, a successful lawyer, himself, is a special example of fidelity to conscience in the face of great temptation and opposition.
And, there are others: St. Ignatius, soldier; St. Luke, "The Man with a First Rate Hobby"; St. Theresa of Avila, nun - these are only half of the delightful sketches presented here.
High school youth will find them attractive, adults will find them appealing, and all will find here a sure source of interest and inspiration.