Peter Favre

Peter Favre
by Anthony Symondson, SJ

The first and closest companion of Ignatius of Loyola, Peter Favre was a handsome, highly intelligent and self-effacing man of Savoy farming stock. He became one of the most influential and articulate defenders of the Catholic faith in the tumultuous years of the European Reformation. He lived an intensely active life, scorning fame or attention, and attracted many disciples for Christ, only to die at 40. While his memory quietly faded (even his body was lost) many Jesuits achieved sanctity through their contact with him. He was beatified by Pope Pius IX in 1872.

Size: 150mm x 105mm (6 x 4 inches approx.) 64 pages
Product Code: B689
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Francis Xavier

Francis Xavier
by Rev C. C. Martindale SJ

This classic biography, first published in 1936, of one of the greatest saints of the Catholic Church, and written by one of England's best Catholic authors, is reissued to mark the 500th anniversary of the birth of St Francis Xavier. Francis had, like all of us, to wrestle with his nature to achieve goodness and holiness; it was the raw material God had given him. Meeting Ignatius of Loyola at the University of Paris changed his life from one of earthly ambition to go into the world to preach the Gospel, against the most formidable obstacles.

The booklet has been updated by Fr Anthony Symondson SJ who has also provided a short introduction.

Size: 150mm x 105mm (6 x 4 inches approx.) 40 pages
Product Code: B688
Price: £1.95


Ignatius of Loyola

Ignatius of Loyola
by Rev J. A. Phillips, SJ

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. Fr. Phillips presents Ignatius' life in vivid terms that demonstrate its heroism and variety. This is the story of the striking journey Ignatius made in exchanging the pursuit of worldly pleasure and power for spiritual combat, thus becoming one of the most intriguing true contemplatives in action.

The booklet has been updated by Fr Anthony Symondson SJ who has also provided a short introduction.

Size: 150mm x 105mm (6 x 4 inches approx.) 44 pages
Product Code: B687
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Clare of Assisi

Clare of Assisi
A Light that Brightens the World
by John Paul Kirkham

In renouncing the world of her time and embracing poverty, Clare risked everything to be a disciple of Christ. She was not only inspired by her contemporary, St Francis, but in turn gave him counsel and at one stage even nursed him. So great was her impact on Christendom, that by her death in 1253 over 150 convents of the Poor Clare Order of nuns had been established. Her inspiring life, writings and legacy - and their modern day relevance - are considered here.

Size: 150mm x 105mm (6 x 4 inches approx.) 60 pages
Product Code: B686
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Charles Borromeo

Charles Borromeo
Prince of Pastors
by J. B. Midgley

Shall I tell you how to go from strength to strength? Concentrate on what is essential...make sure that your life and conduct are sermons in themselves.

Charles Borromeo, Cardinal archbishop of Milan, outstanding reformer and spiritual leader, was a shining example. Friend of Philip Neri and Edmund Campion, and many of those who lived during the tumultuous times of 16th-century Europe, he was, in every way, ahead of his time.

Size: 150mm x 105mm (6 x 4 inches approx.) 64 pages
Product Code: B685
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Benedict

Benedict
Patron of Europe
by J. B. Midgley

By taking the name Benedict XVI, the new Pope underlines the powerful legacy of one of Christendom's - and Europe's - greatest saints. This booklet tells the story of St Benedict's life, monasteries and famous followers down the centuries.

The untold influence of his celebrated 'Rule' on sixth and twenty-first century Europe is explored, particularly in the light of current concerns over a pervading de-Christianisation of Europe, its institutions, and its soul.

Size: 150mm x 105mm (6 x 4 inches approx.) 64 pages
Product Code: B682
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Louis Marie de Montfort

Louis Marie de Montfort
by Alan J. Frost

In 1716, aged only 43, this French priest, prophet and preacher died, almost a household name in his own time. Equally shunned and admired, de Montfort strove all his life guiding the lost to Jesus, through Mary. His like has been seen in every generation, especially in our own increasingly secular world — Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Maximillian Kolbe, even Pope John Paul II, himself greatly influenced by de Monfort’s important writings. The Apostle of ‘True Marian Devotion’ de Montfort is best known for his act of total consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary, practised today by millions.

Size: 150mm x 105mm (6 x 4 inches approx.) 64 pages
Product Code: B680
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Anthony of Padua

Anthony of Padua
by Fr Jude Winkler OFM Conv.

Anthony of Padua has become one of the most popular saints, well known for the many favours granted through his intercession. His short life as one of the first Franciscans saw him go from his home in Portugal to Italy where his preaching and miracles gained many souls for Christ. This biography blends history and pious legend to open up the life of one of the most attractive saints. The booklet also contains devotions and prayers, including the nine Tuesdays novena and the litany of St. Anthony.

Size: 150mm x 105mm (6 x 4 inches approx.) 52 pages
Product Code: B679
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Philip Neri

Philip Neri
The Light of Holy Joy
by Fr. Jerome Bertram

This new and innovative retelling of the life of one of Europe's favourite saints, uses Newman's Litany of St Philip Neri to shed light on the many facets of the founder of the Oratorians. His great holiness, influence on the Church and sense of fun are simply presented to give a great introduction to the life of the Apostle of Rome.

Size: 150mm x 105mm (6 x 4 inches approx.) 64 pages
Product Code: B670
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Padre Pio

Padre Pio
by Jim Gallagher

Canonised on the 16th June 2002, Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, better known as Padre Pio, had already become one of the saints whose intercession is most called upon, often with amazing effect. Padre Pio received the stigmata, worked many miracles and is said to have often bilocated. Yet as Jim Gallagher beautifully recounts, it was for his holiness as a priest and selfless ministry in the confessional that Padre Pio will ever be remembered among the saints.

Size: 150mm x 105mm (6 x 4 inches approx.) 80 pages
Product Code: B669
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Patrick

Patrick
Missionary to the Irish
by Thomas O'Loughlin

Who was St Patrick? A legendary miracle worker who converted a whole island unaided, or a beleaguered missionary venturing fearfully to the edges of the known world? In this new biography of the 5th century saint, Thomas O'Loughlin explores the man behind the myth through Patrick's own writings and discovers an inspiring theologian and a man who preached peace to his captors, and forgiveness to those who had attacked him.

Size: 150mm x 105mm (6 x 4 inches approx.) 68 pages
Product Code: B666
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Therese of Lisieux

Therese of Lisieux
by Vernon Johnson

Born in 1873 at Alencon in France, Marie Francoise Therese Martin died in 1897 aged 24 of advanced intestinal tuberculosis, at her Carmel convent in Lisieux. One hundred years later John Paul II declared her a 'Doctor of the Church'. She was canonised as a saint in record time, only 28 years after her death. She never went to university, hardly travelled, had no academic or other titles. Yet she (through her story and writings) was almost a household name during the Great War of 1914. This authoritative life of Therese, a true classic, tells the story of one of Christ's true 'little ones'.

Size: 150mm x 105mm (6 x 4 inches approx.) 88 pages
Product Code: B204
Price: £1.95