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.
Mary and the Saints
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
As Communism consolidated its victorious grip on Poland in 1947, Jerzy Popieluszko was born into a peasant farming family.
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.
This groundbreaking book looks at the major approved Marian apparitions of the last five centuries and relates them to important historical moments: the Reformation, the French
The Blessed Virgin Mary is venerated by many followers of Jesus Christ as an important part of their practice of the faith.
Martin de Porres is a saint whose popularity has remained undiminished despite his obscure history as a seventeenth century Dominican in South America.
For the first time a noted historian of Christianity explores the full story of the emergence and development of the Marian cult in the early Christian centuries.