through the role of Joseph his limited in the new testament, his function is not insignificant in the plan of God. He is recalled briefly in the gospels of Luke and Matthew: the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, the visit of the king-astrologers, the flight into Egypt, the presentation in the Temple, and life in Nazareth.
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.
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
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.
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.