The Saints’ Guide to Happiness
this book suggests that some of the best people to show us are holy men and women through history; from Augustine to Flannery O'Connor, Thomas Merton to Teresa of Avila and Mother Teresa. these people weren't saints because of the way they died or their extraordinary capacity for goodness and love, which, in the end, makes us happy.
In Saints Preserved: An Encyclopedia of Relics, author Thomas J Craughwell takes us on an exhilarating journey through the life and death of more than three hundred saints and along the way enlightens us about the sometimes strange bits and pieces that the saint left behind.
The Little Flowers of St Francis
this is one of the most delightful books ever written, the little flowers of st Francis by brother Ugolino di Monte Santa Maria was written nearly a hundred years after the death of st. Francis. it came to light during a stormy period in the early life of the order in an attempt to capture for posterity the true Franciscan spirit exemplified in the lives and thoughts of st Francis and his followers. this is a good book to read
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.