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The Making and Unmaking of a Saint: Hagiography and Memory in the Cult of Gerald of Aurillac

by Mathew Kuefler University of Pennsylvania Press (December 16, 2013)

The Making and Unmaking of a Saint traces the rise and fall of devotion to Gerald of Aurillac through a millennium, from his death in the tenth century to the attempt to reinvigorate his cult in the nineteenth...


Augustine and World Religions

by Kim Paffenroth, John A. Doody, Brian Brown & Leo Lefebure et al. Lexington Books (May 30, 2008)

Despite Augustine's reputation as the father of Christian intolerance, one finds in his thought the surprising claim that within non-Christian writings there are 'some truths in regard even to the worship of...


Walk With Me, Jesus:  A Widow's Journey

by Ronda Chervin Ph.D. & Johnnette S. Benkovic Simon Peter Press Inc (June 18, 2013)

"For I know well the plans I have in mind for you ... plans for your welfare, not for woe! Plans to give you a future full of hope."

Jeremiah 29:11

In her book Walk with me, Jesus, philosopher and writer Ronda...


Saint Thomas Aquinas

by G. K. Chesterton & Derek Perkins Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2015)

"You call him a Dumb Ox; I tell you that the Dumb Ox will bellow so loud that his bellowing will fill the world."--Albertus Magnus

Dubbed the "Dumb Ox" by his classmates for his shyness, Saint Thomas Aquinas...


St. Francis of Assisi

by G. K. Chesterton & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (January 05, 2016)

Saint Francis of Assisi is one of the most influential men in the whole of human history. This acclaimed biography of Saint Francis examines the life of a pure artist, a man "whose whole life was a poem." Here...


Francis of Assisi In His Own Words - Second Edition

by Jon M. Sweeney Paraclete Press (October 01, 2018)

Sweeney has expanded his bestselling compilation, which includes the first Rule of Life, Rule for the Third Order, letters to friends and people in power, messages to all Franciscans, songs, praises, canticles,...


Drinking with the Saints

by Michael P. Foley Regnery History (May 04, 2015)

Raise Your Spirits and Toast the Saints

Recipe for a liturgically correct cocktail: mix Bartender’s Guide and Lives of the Saints, shake well, garnish with good cheer. Drinking with the Saintsis a concoction...


Paul VI

by Michael Collins Liturgical Press (April 01, 2018)

Pope Paul VI (1963-78) was one of the most important and influential pontiffs of the twentieth century. In this engaging biography, Michael Collins examines this deeply spiritual man who is remembered as a reformer,...


Three Pseudo-Bernardine Works

by Joseph Wawrykow, Ann Astell & Elias Dietz Cistercian Publications (March 22, 2018)

During the “Silver Age” of the Cistercians (the late twelfth and thirteenth centuries), pseudepigraphical compositions bearing the name Bernard flourished. Important for the history of monasticism and, more...


The Life of Jesus Christ

by Ludolph of Saxony & Milton T. Walsh Cistercian Publications (March 22, 2018)

The Vita Christi of the fourteenth century Carthusian, Ludolph of Saxony, is the most comprehensive series of meditations on the life of Christ of the late Middle Ages. Ludolph assembles a wealth of commentary...


Drinking with Saint Nick

by Michael P. Foley Regnery History (October 16, 2018)

Raise your spirits and toast Saint Nick!

Hot gin toddies. Smoking rosemary old fashioneds. A "wet" Advent calendar. Now you can experience Christmas the way it was meant to be celebrated: with festive cocktails...


The Herald of God's Loving Kindness: Book 4

by Gertrud the Great of Helfta & ALEXANDRA BARRATT Cistercian Publications (March 26, 2018)

Gertrud the Great (1256–1302) entered the monastery of Helfta in eastern Germany as a child oblate. At the age of twenty-five she underwent a conversion that led to a series of visionary experiences. These...


Elizabeth Seton

by Catherine O'Donnell Three Hills (September 15, 2018)

In 1975, two centuries after her birth, Pope Paul VI canonized Elizabeth Ann Seton, making her the first saint to be a native-born citizen of the United States in the Roman Catholic Church. Seton came of age...


Saint Thomas Aquinas

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (March 04, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Saint Thomas Aquinas in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life, work and ideas...


From the Tools of Good Works to the Heart of Humility

by Aquinata Böckmann, Andrea Westkamp & Marianne Burkhard Liturgical Press Academic (December 01, 2017)

In a new volume of her exegetical commentary, Sr. Aquinata Böckmann explores chapters 4–7 of the Rule of St. Benedict. They contain Benedict’s instruction of how to learn and live the spiritual art of monastic...


Saint Columban

by Terrance G. Kardong Cistercian Publications (February 27, 2018)

Saint Columban: His Life, Rule, and Legacy contains a new English translation of a commentary on the entire Rule of Columban. Columban was a sixth-century Irish monk who compiled a written rule of life for the...


City of Saints

by Maya Maskarinec University of Pennsylvania Press (February 23, 2018)

It was far from inevitable that Rome would emerge as the spiritual center of Western Christianity in the early Middle Ages. After the move of the Empire's capital to Constantinople in the fourth century and...


Joan of Arc : The Peasant Girl Who Led The French Army - Biography of Famous People | Children's Biography Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

Christianity has seen so many martyrs over the years. One of the most unbelievable stories is that of Joan of Arc. Joan was very young when she died but she has lived a life of fulfillment. She followed the...


The Way of the Carmelites

by James McCaffrey SPCK (November 16, 2017)

For Carmelites, prayer is friendship with God in a silent communion of love. By fixing our eyes on the vulnerability of Jesus and on his unrequited love for us, we are transformed. For a life permeated by closeness...


The Sinner Saint

by Jamie Arpin-Ricci Paraclete Press (May 01, 2016)

“You see, my son, the saints are not so different than you or me. Their stories reveal them to be very much human. However, this frailty does not weaken their witness or holiness, but rather extends to us...


The Text of a Coptic Monastic Discourse On Love and Self-Control

by Carolyn Schneider Cistercian Publications (April 28, 2017)

This book introduces a beautiful fourth-century Coptic discourse on love and self-control in its first English translation. The text’s heading attributes it to Athanasius, bishop of Alexandria, but this attribution...


Heroes of the Catholic Reformation: Saints Who Renewed the Church

by Joseph Pearce Our Sunday Visitor (July 25, 2017)

The Heroes of the Catholic Reformation is a scholarly and cultured celebration of the saints who responded to the fierce oppositions of their time with courage and an authentic and lasting Catholic Reformation....


The Living Flame of Love

by Caroline Cox SPCK (January 19, 2017)

St John of the Cross was a Carmelite friar and mystic who lived in Spain in the second half of the sixteenth century. He helped Teresa of Avila with her reform of the Carmelite Order and was imprisoned for political...


Certain Sainthood

by Donald S. Prudlo Cornell University Press (January 05, 2016)

The doctrine of papal infallibility is a central tenet of Roman Catholicism, and yet it is frequently misunderstood by Catholics and non-Catholics alike. Much of the present-day theological discussion points...


Cluny and the Muslims of La Garde-Freinet

by Scott G. Bruce Cornell University Press (November 05, 2015)

In the summer of 972 a group of Muslim brigands based in the south of France near La Garde-Freinet abducted the abbot of Cluny as he and his entourage crossed the Alps en route from Rome to Burgundy. Ultimately,...


Francis of Assisi

by Augustine Thompson Cornell University Press (September 15, 2013)

Francis of Assisi: The Life is an elegant and accessible biography of one of Catholicism’s most beloved saints. Originally published as Part 1 of Francis of Assisi: A New Biography by Augustine Thompson, O.P.,...


Francis of Assisi

by Augustine Thompson Cornell University Press

Among the most beloved saints in the Catholic tradition, Francis of Assisi (c. 1181-1226) is popularly remembered for his dedication to poverty, his love of animals and nature, and his desire to follow perfectly...


The Saint and the Chopped-Up Baby

by Laura Ackerman Smoller Cornell University Press (January 21, 2014)

Vincent Ferrer (1350–1419), a celebrated Dominican preacher from Valencia, was revered as a living saint during his lifetime, receiving papal canonization within fifty years of his death. In The Saint and...


The Sanctity of Louis IX

by Larry F. Field, Sean L. Field & M. Cecilia Gaposchkin Cornell University Press

Louis IX of France reigned as king from 1226 to 1270 and was widely considered an exemplary Christian ruler, renowned for his piety, justice, and charity toward the poor. After his death on crusade, he was proclaimed...


Writings of Augustine (Annotated)

by Keith Beasley-Topliffe Upper Room Books (April 01, 2017)

With: • Historical commentary • Biographical info • Appendix with further readings For nearly 2,000 years, Christian mystics, martyrs, and sages have documented their search for the divine. Their writings...


Writings of Thomas à Kempis (Annotated)

by Keith Beasley-Topliffe Upper Room Books (April 01, 2017)

With: • Historical commentary • Biographical info • Appendix with further readings For nearly 2,000 years, Christian mystics, martyrs, and sages have documented their search for the divine. Their writings...


Writings of John of the Cross (Annotated)

by Keith Beasley-Topliffe Upper Room Books (April 01, 2017)

With: • Historical commentary • Biographical info • Appendix with further readings For nearly 2,000 years, Christian mystics, martyrs, and sages have documented their search for the divine. John of the...


Writings of Toyohiko Kagawa (Annotated)

by Keith Beasley-Topliffe Upper Room Books (April 01, 2017)

With: • Historical commentary • Biographical info • Appendix with further readings For nearly 2,000 years, Christian mystics, martyrs, and sages have documented their search for the divine. In the time...


Writings of Francis & Clare (Annotated)

by Keith Beasley-Topliffe Upper Room Books (April 01, 2017)

With: • Historical commentary • Biographical info • Appendix with further readings For nearly 2,000 years, Christian mystics, martyrs, and sages have documented their search for the divine. Francis and...


Writings of Evelyn Underhill (Annotated)

by Keith Beasley-Topliffe Upper Room Books (April 01, 2017)

With: • Historical commentary • Biographical info • Appendix with further readings For nearly 2,000 years, Christian mystics, martyrs, and sages have documented their search for the divine. Evelyn Underhill,...


Writings of William Law (Annotated)

by Keith Beasley-Topliffe Upper Room Books (April 01, 2017)

With: • Historical commentary • Biographical info • Appendix with further readings For nearly 2,000 years, Christian mystics, martyrs, and sages have documented their search for the divine. William Law's...


Writings of John Cassian (Annotated)

by Keith Beasley-Topliffe Upper Room Books (April 01, 2017)

With: • Historical commentary • Biographical info • Appendix with further readings For nearly 2,000 years, Christian mystics, martyrs, and sages have documented their search for the divine. *Writings of...


Writings of Thomas Kelly (Annotated)

by Keith Beasley-Topliffe Upper Room Books (April 01, 2017)

With: • Historical commentary • Biographical info • Appendix with further readings For nearly 2,000 years, Christian mystics, martyrs, and sages have documented their search for the divine. *Writings of...


Writings of Julian of Norwich (Annotated)

by Keith Beasley-Topliffe Upper Room Books (April 01, 2017)

With: • Historical commentary • Biographical info • Appendix with further readings For nearly 2,000 years, Christian mystics, martyrs, and sages have documented their search for the divine. Julian of Norwich,...


Writings of John Woolman (Annotated)

by Keith Beasley-Topliffe Upper Room Books (April 01, 2017)

With: • Historical commentary • Biographical info • Appendix with further readings For nearly 2,000 years, Christian mystics, martyrs, and sages have documented their search for the divine. The 18th-century...


Writings of Teresa of Avila (Annotated)

by Keith Beasley-Topliffe Upper Room Books (April 01, 2017)

With: • Historical commentary • Biographical info • Appendix with further readings For nearly 2,000 years, Christian mystics, martyrs, and sages have documented their search for the divine. *Writings of...


Writings of Catherine of Siena (Annotated)

by Keith Beasley-Topliffe Upper Room Books (April 01, 2017)

With: • Historical commentary • Biographical info • Appendix with further readings For nearly 2,000 years, Christian mystics, martyrs, and sages have documented their search for the divine. Living in turbulent...


Writings of John Wesley (Annotated)

by Keith Beasley-Topliffe Upper Room Books (April 01, 2017)

With: • Historical commentary • Biographical info • Appendix with further readings For nearly 2,000 years, Christian mystics, martyrs, and sages have documented their search for the divine. *Writings of...


Writings of the Desert Fathers & Mothers (Annotated)

by Keith Beasley-Topliffe Upper Room Books (April 01, 2017)

With: • Historical commentary • Biographical info • Appendix with further readings For nearly 2,000 years, Christian mystics, martyrs, and sages have documented their search for the divine. In the early...


A Saint in the Sun

by David N. Bell Cistercian Publications (April 19, 2017)

This volume contains translations or summaries of the most important panegyrics in praise of Saint Bernard that were preached during the reign of Louis XIV. Some of the preachers were and are regarded as the...


The World as Sacrament

by Michael P Plekon Liturgical Press (March 24, 2017)

Not a few figures—writers, poets, activists, teachers—have focused on the presence of the Holy One in the ordinary, on the many possibilities of worldly spirituality. In this book, pastor, teacher, and theologian...


Aelred the Peacemaker

by Jean Truax Cistercian Publications (February 01, 2017)

In addition to being a prolific spiritual writer and the abbot of the premier Cistercian monastery in northern England, Aelred of Rievaulx somehow found the time and the stamina to travel extensively throughout...


All about Mary Mother of Jesus | Children’s Jesus Book

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

This is a must-add to your collection of Children’s Jesus Book. This book is all about Mary the Mother of Jesus, a perfect bedtime read bonding for mother and children. Draw your kids closer to the holy family...


The Story of the Birth of Jesus | Children’s Jesus Book

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Today, read about the story of the birth of Jesus. This story may not have fairies and magic but it does bring joy and wonder to all. Just think about the heavens opened up when Jesus was born. Think about the...


Name That Bible Character! Practice Book | PreK–Grade K - Ages 4 to 6

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

There are many ways to learn from the Bible. You can read from it directly, study from tracing or you can play themed games. This practice book offers an interactive activity that kids aged 4 to 6 would absolutely...