As a priest and a biologist, Fr. Fred Gaglia found the periodic chart of elements a wonderful expression of the order and adaptability of nature at the chemical level. After many years of teaching the beauty and order of God's creation, Fr. Gaglia began to see a relationship between the periodic table-this order of the elements into groups and functions-and the order and functions of humans for their spiritual growth. He took the symbols of the elements of nature and applied them to another pattern of order, in our lives as children of God. These can be used, by metaphor or analogy, as symbols of the way we can live ordered, virtuous lives. Fr. Gaglia shares his message eloquently, bringing the beauty of science and spirit into one enlightening book. "With Periodic Chart of Virtuous Living for Teens - One Element at a Time, Fr. Fred Gaglia has provided a way for young people to have a spiritual and moral parallel to their study of science and technology. It is a way to enkindle and motivate their search for the virtuous life, by relating concepts of the periodic chart with their growth in the spiritual life." -Bishop James D. Conley.