This excellent introduction details the life and spirituality of Francis, and the context in which his order of 'little brothers' (Friars Minor) were born and how they had such
Mary and the Saints
Reviving the ancient tradition of Mary Gardens
The Protestant Reformation began five hundred years ago, accompanied by an age of turmoil and secularism we can recognize even in our own time.
Come to know the house of the Virgin Mary which, according to numberless saints, scores of popes, and many official documents of the Vatican (and to protect it from the depredat
Since the beginnings of Christianity, veneration for the Virgin Mary, Mother of God, has played a fundamental role in the confession of the Christian faith.
This classic biography, first published in June 1946, is reissued to mark the 450th anniversary of the death of St Ignatius, founder of the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits.
In No Strange Land illuminates the richness of mysticism—in the life of Philip Neri — as an “experience of the activity of God.” The life of the Apostle of Rome demonstrates tha
Stories from the Lives of Catholic Holy Men and Women
Very few people know that Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) wrote a major work on Joan of Arc.
The spirituality of the first major spiritual writer (1651-1719) to integrate the Christian vocation of education of the poor by lay men and women into a coherent spirituality.
The inspiring account of a poor boy from Piedmont who discovered his vocation to look after the street urchins of nineteenth-century Turin, going on to found one of the Church’s
John Henry Newman is recognized as one of the greatest Christian thinkers of the modern age. He was also a man of prayer and deep spirituality. A. N.
John Henry Newman (1801-1890), a convert from Anglicanism, is considered to be the most seminal of modern Catholic theologians.
This volume contains carefully chosen texts that give a picture of the "essential" St. John of the Cross (1542-1591), a Spanish Carmelite.
Together with Teresa of Avila, John de Yepez Alvarez was instrumental in the reform of the Carmelite order in 16th-century Spain.
Born of noble parentage, Saint John Ogilvie was raised in the Calvinist tradition and sent abroad to be educated.
The heroism of the English priest-martyrs during penal times is hard to understate.
St. Thomas More is widely recognized as the good-humored Renaissance humanist scholar who wrote Utopia and two decades later died a martyr's death in defense of papal primacy.
In Lay Saints: Ascetics and Penitents, Joan Carroll Cruz guides you through the lives of fifty-eight lay men and women who achieved the heights of sanctity.
In Lay Saints: Martyrs, Joan Carroll Cruz guides you through the lives of seventy-three lay men and women who achieved the heights of sanctity.
St.Thérèse of Lisieux, the Little Flower of Jesus, bore much suffering, from her mother's death when she was young to declining health and an untimely death during her time in t
Explaining the titles given to Mary in this famous prayer.
A butcher’s wife from York, Margaret was brought up in the new protestant religion, but was reconciled to the Catholic Church in 1574.
In 1902 in an Italian village a young girl, Maria Goretti, was murdered during a sexual attack.