this book offers a new look at the saints. from the ancient martyrs to the sixteenth-century mystics to the modern-day missionaries, she profiles some of the real-life men and women who became God’s human representatives on earth, and whose moving stories of courage and determination, unconditional love and self-sacrifices still speak to us today.
the Trial of Faith of St. Therese of Lisieux
Therese of Lisieux experienced a harrowing trial of faith. although never faltering in her profession of faith, she had to struggle to believe in the existence of life beyond the grave. her struggle to assent to the existence of heaven caused her more agony, she said, than her physical disease. read this book and know more about St t6herese
The Truth About Saint Joseph
Joseph is the most hidden of the saints, a simple, retiring, and humble man of Nazareth. His exterior life reveals nothing extraordinary or striking. yet he is exalted by the church as, next to Mary herself, the greatest of all the saints and even patron of the universal church. read and know more
St Thomas more
Thomas More was born in London in 1478. He attended Oxford University and practised law in London. After the death of his first wife, Thomas married Alice Middleton who cared for his four small children. In the autumn of 1529 Thomas succeeded Cardinal Wolsey as Lord Chancellor of England. Thomas disagreed with King Henry on the question of the King dissolving his marriage to Catherine of Aragon. Within two years Thomas resigned as Lord Chancellor and retired from public life. In 1534 Parliament passed the Act of Supremacy making the King head of the English Church. Thomas was asked to subscribe to the oath, he refused and was charged with high treason. After a year in prison in the Tower of London he stood trial at Westminster Hall. On July 6, 1535 Thomas was executed on Tower Hill in London.
Life of St Ignatius of Loyola
few saints in the entire history of the church have been more influential on the lives of Catholics than has St Ignatius. for it was his genius that gave the church and the world two great contributions: first was his spiritual exercises, through the use of which he raised himself, as well as members of his society, to great sanctity, and by means of which many great saints and apostolic people have formed themselves.