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
Paul Thigpen In Saints Who Battled Satan, Paul Thigpen details the heroic combat of 17 Saints who fought and defeated the Enemy. In these pages you will read the stories of spiritual champions, learn how they withstood everyday temptations as well as extraordinary assaults – and discover how they were ultimately victorious.
AUTHOR: Paul Thigpen
DETAILS: 252 pages, paperback
Soldiers of the Great War Write to Therese of Lisieux
In the seventeen years between her death in 1897 and the outbreak of World War I, the fame of Thérèse of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face had spread widely: her autobiography ‘The Story of a Soul’ was hugely popular, and soldiers carried around holy cards, medals, and relics. This remarkable collection of letters from (mostly French) soldiers fighting in the Great War and enduring its abysmal horrors are astonishing and moving testimonies of how Thérèse appeared to them or spoke to them when invoked – how she miraculously protected them from “showers of iron and fire,” delivered them from precipitous danger, healed them when doctors despaired, and encouraged them in the trials of battle.
DETAILS: 159 pages, paperback
Archeology, History, and Scripture unveil what life was really like during the Apostolic Age
Mike Aquilina Mike Aquilina takes you on a journey through the Apostolic Age, bringing to life the dusty streets and crowded marketplaces through which Mary and the Apostles journeyed as they build a Church that lasts even to our day.
AUTHOR: Mike Aquilina
DETAILS: 160 pages, paperback
Saint John Vianney
George William Rutler In this unique biography, Father Rutler does more than give the facts about the life of the Cure of Ars. With bold strokes, he captures the spirit of the age in which he lived, unveils the sanctity of a humble parish priest, and gets to the heart of what it means to be a priest, showing that the Curé of Ars is a priest for all seasons.
AUTHOR: George William Rutler
DETAILS: 273 pages, paperback
Joan Carroll Cruz The bodies of saints that did not undergo decomposition after death are described as “incorrupt”. After discussing both natural and artificial mummification, the author shows that the state of the saints’ bodies fits neither category but rather constitutes a much greater, supernatural phenomenon.
AUTHOR: Joan Carroll Cruz
DETAILS: 298 pages, paperback
In these pages, author Maggie Green provides wise, compassionate guidance for members of what she calls “The Saint Monica Club”: good Catholics suffering like Monica the rejection of the Faith by persons they love dearly. Herself a longtime and long-suffering member of the club, Green shows how persevering as Monica did in devoted love for straying souls – loving them as God does – will not only quiet the lingering, aching cry of our hearts, but will draw our lost loved ones back to the Faith and into the arms of Jesus again.
The Lives of the Apostles After Calvary
C. Bernard Ruffin Who were the Apostles really? What happened to them after the end of the Gospel story? You’ll be surprised by the wealth of detail Ruffin has dug up for each apostle – even Judas Iscariot. Weaving together Scripture, Tradition, and historical accounts, Ruffin re-creates and outlines the lives of each of the Apostles.
AUTHOR: C. Bernard Ruffin
DETAILS: 192 pages, paperback