“His ministry, especially among the poor, is a permanent sign of the Church’s pastoral compassion and a challenge to us all today.”
Blessed Nunzio Sulprizio will be made a saint today, in line with Pope Francis's desire to canonise a teenage saint during the month-long meeting of the world Synod of Bishops on Young People.
“We put ourselves at the service of others especially those most in need in our society: the poor, the sick, the vulnerable, those who feel alienated from God”.
Fr Robert Reed is the CEO of a major Catholic television network in the US. He has just published his first book. He talks about the saints, priesthood, renewal and 'Renewed'.
Columbanus was Ireland's first European. Shrines, towns and landmarks across Europe bear Columbanus's name and testify to the widespread diffusion of devotion to the saint.
Through his intimate experience of Jesus crucified, Paul of the Cross showed his age and ages to come how to interpret reality through and in the light of Christ's Passion.
164 pp. Darton Longman and Todd Ltd. To purchase this book online, go to www.dltbooks.com After a first chapter on the life of St Mary MacKillop, Margaret Paton delves quite deeply into what inspired this great Australian woman and her devotion to children and to the poor. She also explores MacKillop’s articulate intelligence which enabled her to stand up to
Pope Benedict will be present in Birmingham at the beatification of Cardinal Newman. Coincidental with this event, Dermot Mansfield SJ has written an excellent and very accessible biography.
This is an edition and translation of the 10th century Middle Irish text “The Birth and Life of St Moling” (“Geinemain Moiling ocus a Bhetae”) with analysis and commentary by Presentation Sister and Irish scholar Máire B. de Paor. In approaching this work she warns against looking for objective historical data and shows that when
Cardinal Newman may be declared “blessed” later this year. But it is difficult to know who he was and what he stood for. Newman preached on some of the controversial issues that still divide Christians. Roderick Strange, Rector of the Pontifical Beda College, Rome, introduces us to the man and his writings.
In this scholarly biography, Thérèse Taylor places Bernadette in the context of her time. She explains who Bernadette was, and how she lived and died, but takes no position on whether or not her visions were genuine. It sympathetically examines how Bernadette coped with the fame her experience thrust upon her.
Stephen Redmond SJ has written a book about saints – from Peter and Paul, Felicity and Perpetua right through to contemporaries of our own, like King Bedouin of the Belgians and Tom Doyle of the Morning Star Hostel, both of whom died in the 1990s. He highlights bits and pieces from their lives that both