Joseph Shadow of the father
Allusions, Prefigurations and prophecies concerning the role St. Joseph in the plan of God the father, from the backdrop to this book which charts the growth of devotion to Joseph from the first centuries of the church up to the present. Using biblical reflections, pastoral experience and the personal prayers and thoughts of such great devotees of Joseph as Teresa of Avila, John of the cross.
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.
St. Michael And The Angels
St. Michael And The Angels is a beautiful and inspiring book telling all about the Angels. Filled with with stories from the lives and writing of the saints, it tells of the role which the good Angels play in the divine economy of saving soul.
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.