Do you have a devotion to the saints? Do you want to grow closer to God? Do you enjoy receiving snail mail? Do you want to learn more about your faith?
With Letters from the Saints and the Saints Letter Club, you can anticipate ripping open the envelope of a new letter delivered to your door. In those letters, you will share in the saints' lives which include the ups and downs and joys and sorrows that we all share. Through their words, you will see that each of these men and women are like us--trying to live a life of faith amidst the challenges of daily life.
You will also learn more about your faith as you receive good doses of spiritual wisdom that you can apply to your own life. And you can look forward to growing in your devotion and prayer life as you receive their encouraging words.
Who am I?
My name is David Ward, and I have always been a big fan of real letters delivered to the mailbox. I remember as a child getting so excited to receive mail addressed to me. Magazines. Free things I had written for. Sometimes it was a card. Other times, it was an actual letter. It was a thrill to open up a card or letter and read the contents. As I grew older, I corresponded with friends of mine. And just like when I was younger, it was fun to open their letters.
I am also a convert to the Catholic Church who through my journey of faith has been guided and helped by many saints. Every step of the way before I entered the Church in 2001 and since then, I have grown in my devotion to our brothers and sisters in Heaven who are cheering us on. I have been able to understand that there is so much we can learn from the saints and that they are a great source of encouragement.
Continual learning about the faith has always been important to our family. We homeschooled our daughter through all of her years of primary and secondary education. (She is now attending an excellent, faithful Catholic college.) And, learning about the saints and celebrating the saints was simply part of the homeschooling curriculum. My goal is to provide letters that can stand alone or be used as starting points for going deeper in getting to know the saints and their writings and the other areas which are included in the letters including: Church history, articles of the faith, and geography.
Starting with my reading the letters of St. Ignatius of Antioch, who lived in the first century, I have been helped by the writings of the saints. I am thrilled to be able to share the powerful writing of the saints through the actual letters which they wrote and the stories of their lives. Just as their writings have changed me, I know that the letters of the saints can make a difference in your family's and your life and faith.