Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful and Glorious
The Most Holy Rosary is one of the greatest prayers in the history of the Church. Garnished as it is with the testimony of saints and Popes for the last thousand years, the only greater prayers are the Mass and the Divine Office. It is a prayer for the people, to be said over and over, and yet, many still seek ways to enter into the deeper mansions of spiritual richness to be found in this devotion. Here, stands a unique work, arranged through the eyes of the great mystic, Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich. Discover her magnificent and terrifying visions that will help you to more fully contemplate the lives of Jesus and Mary as told in the Mysteries of the Rosary.
AUTHOR: Anne Catherine Emmerich
DETAILS: 130 pages, paperback
Stories and Memories of My Mentor and Friend
This colourful memoir offers a rare, up-close glimpse of the life and personality of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, the beloved Italian monk who was blessed with extraordinary gifts. The late Fr. Amorth – well-known as an exorcist – enjoyed over two decades of a close friendship with the holy Padre Pio, whom he considered his spiritual father. Adding his own personal experience to a foundation of biographical research, Amorth gives an entertaining and illuminating account of perhaps one of the best-known saints of the twentieth century.
AUTHOR: Fr Gabriele Amorth
DETAILS: 157 pages, paperback
Edited by Eileen Dunn Bertanzetti With beautiful illustrations and topics ranging from queries about the role of angels to the cry of a soul seeking to understand the meaning of suffering, these meditations use the words of this holy priest to answer your most intimate questions and reveal God’s own messages of encouragement, exhortation, inspiration, and blessing.
AUTHOR: Edited by Eileen Dunn Bertanzetti
DETAILS: 178 pages, paperback
The First Thousand Years of Christian Culture
Roy Peachey takes us on a wide-ranging and sometimes surprising journey through the first thousand years of Christian culture. Starting in Athens, Rome, and Jerusalem, we travel as far as China, Ethiopia, and Iraq, meeting saints, sailors, popes, emperors, and the occasional elephant as we go. Written in an accessible style, this book can be enjoyed by children and adults alike. It is a book that tells familiar stories in an unfamiliar way, introduces us to many forgotten aspects of Christian civilization, and brings some of the historical greats to life. It is a book that explores intriguing questions such as “What did the past sound like?” “When did the Roman Empire really end?” and “Were the barbarians barbarians?”
AUTHOR: Roy Peachey
DETAILS: 224 pages, paperback
With an Undivided Heart
Silas S Henderson Using the saint’s own letters and spiritual reflections, and other historical documents, this book offers unparalleled insights into Saint Aloysius Gonzaga’s life and personality. The author explains the history of the Society of Jesus and shows how Aloysius Gonzaga played an important part in developing the Jesuit’s educational apostolate.
AUTHOR: Silas S Henderson
DETAILS: 290 pages, paperback
Margaret Roberts Saint Catherine of Siena and Her Times tells the tale of Catherine, whose call to live a life of prayer and penance was trumped not only by the poverty and plagues of her day, but by the explicit orders of the Pope, who, hearing of her remarkable powers of reconciliation of enemies, called her out of obscurity to mediate between the warring parties, sometimes even at the risk to her life.
AUTHOR: Margaret Roberts
DETAILS: 308 pages, paperback
The Grace of the Word
Guy Bedouelle O.P. The focus of this biography is the way in which St Dominic embodies the role of Christ as preacher and the results that came from this grace. Bedouelle thus documents how St Dominic’s whole life and mission was one continuous proclamation of the power of the Gospel to transform individual lives and society.
AUTHOR: Guy Bedouelle O.P.
DETAILS: 296 pages, paperback
A Giant of Charity
Father Auffray gives a detailed and gripping account of Saint John Bosco’s life and work, clearly showing how this “father of orphans”, educator, founder of congregations, builder of churches, tireless apostle, opponent of heresy and error, miracle-worker and servant of the Papacy was truly a giant of Charity, a living image of the eternal love of God for men. Fr Auffray interviewed many of those who had known the Saint when he was alive. It has been described as being “without contest the best biography of this saint”.
AUTHOR: Fr Augustin Auffray
DETAILS: 544 pages, paperback
Her Family, Her God, Her Message
Fr Bernard Bro Fr Bernard Bro decided to set forth the aspects of St Therese of Lisieux’s life, personality, and writing that do indeed mark her as one of the truly great exponents of Catholic doctrine. What she offers in her life and in her writing, he claims, is “one of the most certain and simplest evangelical shortcuts ever proposed.”
AUTHOR: Fr Bernard Bro
DETAILS: 253 pages, paperback