“Greater love than this hath no man than he lay down his life for his friend.”— Unforgettable words of scripture brought alive by the death of Jesus himself. One would probably say that it is one thing to give one’s life for a friend; but, for a stranger? ‘Not me’ many would most likely say. And yet, that is precisely what the Saint of Auschwitz, Maximilian Kolbe did – gave himself up so that another prisoner might live. The story of this 20′ century saint is so fascinating that it is being retold by Elaine Murray Stone who has left no stone unturned to get at the root of the mystery of human love that could compel someone to die for another. Born on 8 January, 1894, Maximilian was baptized Raymond. Born into a pious family, Raymond took the name ‘Maximilian’ – the name of the early Christian saint and emperor of Austria – when he entered the Franciscan Novitiate. Ordained priest on 28 April, 1918 Maximilian had an extra-special love for our Blessed Mother. The story of his sacrificial death that bears close resemblance to that of our Lord himself is as fascinating as the story of his life!
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.
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.
Saints Of Africa
Over 117 million Catholics Live in Africa almost twice as many as in the United States. Is it any surprise that saints of Africa number in the thousand. They include three Popes, three Doctors of the Church, eight fathers of the church, thousands of martyrs, hundreds of monks, plus countless religious and lay leaders.
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.