The saints are gurus of our time despite historical distance, bizarre stories about them, and their obvious human frailty, their lives reflect a deep level of truth. They have become icons to last through the ages, pointing beyond themselves to profound truths about the spiritual world and our place within it.
The Life of St Francis of Assisi
Francis, go and build up my house, which as thou seest is falling into ruin. to fulfill this command of our Lord, st Francis of Assisi began by restoring physical churches and continued by building up the spiritual church. Francis' humility, purity, and true joy inspired many men and women to conversion and a deeper faith.
Studying The Life Of Saint Francis Of Assisi
A Beginner's Workbook is an invaluable guide. Br. Bill Hugo takes pains not to interject his own person between the voyager and saint Francis. Rather, he provides the tools and maps out a route for one to discover for her/himself the person of Francis.
St. Joseph Catholic Manual
New handy booklet for every Catholic. It offers a digest of the most important Catholic beliefs, the most popular Catholic prayers, and the most prominent Catholic practices.
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.