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.
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.
Saint Francis of Assisi
he knew that the praise of God stands on its strongest ground when it stands on nothing, he knew that we can the best measure the towering miracle of the mere fact of existence if we realize that but for some strange mercy we should not even exist. St Francis was a man of paradox. the inspiration behind the painting of Giotto and the poetry of Dante, Francis worked to end the crusade of the middle ages and intercede on behalf of birds. read this book and know more about st Francis
The Saints’ Guide to Happiness
this book suggests that some of the best people to show us are holy men and women through history; from Augustine to Flannery O'Connor, Thomas Merton to Teresa of Avila and Mother Teresa. these people weren't saints because of the way they died or their extraordinary capacity for goodness and love, which, in the end, makes us happy.
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.