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.
Saint Thomas Aquinas
G.K. Chesterton's brilliant sketch of the life and thought of Thomas Aquinas is as relevant today as when it was published in 1933. Then, it earned the praise of such distinguished writers as Etienne Gilson, Jacques Maritain, and Anton Pegis as the best book ever written on the great thirteenth-century Dominican. Today, Chesteron's classic stands poised to reveal Thomas to a new generation.
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.
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.
A book of Saints
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.