Saints and Martyrs
Your Daily Guide to the Wisdom and Wonder of Their Lives
Paperback ISBN: 0060675942
Revealing how the saints actually lived, a daily guide offers a saint for each day, detailing their hopes, joys, fears, and sorrows, little known quirks and sayings, as well as a full year of meditations and practical suggestions. Original.
Adomnan of Iona
Life of st Columba
Paperback ISBN: 0140444629
Although related to one of the ruling families of Ireland, Columba (c 521-97) became a central figure in the 'Age of Saints' by setting out from his native land and founding his famous monastery on the island of Iona. It was from here that priests and monks played a key role in converting the Picts of Scotland, here that countless penitents came on pilgrimages and that the King of Dalriada (Argyll) came to be consecrated. Adomnán'sLife, writes Richard Sharpe, is the fullest early account, offering a 'vivid depiction of the abbot among his own monks, written on the spot by the saint's successor one hundred years after Columba's death'. Drawing on extensive written and oral traditions, Adomnán presents Columba as a man distinguished for his prophetic and miraculous powers, whose life was filled with angelic apparitions and whose dying days were spent preparing for his departure. A stimulating Introduction sketches in the background, the archaeological evidence from Iona and the legends that grew up around Columba in medieval and more recent times. The result is an ideal new edition, equally suitable for readers seeking spiritual insight or the hard core of historical fact. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
A Beginner's Guide
Paperback ISBN: 1851686908
In this multifaceted introduction to the renowned thinker, Edward Feser shows how Aquinas's works are as relevant as when they were written. Defending his ideas from modern misrepresentation, Feser introduces the great Saint's view of metaphysics, ethics, psychology, and philosophy of religion. Arguing that Aquinas's though avoids many of the pitfalls of contemporary philosophy, this comprehensive volume will captivate both the seasonal "Thomist" and the absolute novice.
A New Biography
Paperback ISBN: 0060535385
A continuation of the subject's Confessions expands the coverage of the celebrated Bishop of Hippo in the early fifth century, describing the backdrop of his career while focusing on the theologian's nearly forty-year service as bishop to offer insight into his influence as a churchman, politician, and writer. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
The Autobiography of Saint Therese of Lisieux
The Story of a Soul
Paperback ISBN: 0385029039
First published more than a century ago, the autobiography of the nineteenth-century French saint shares the "Little Flower's" insightful lessons into how to achieve goodness through the performance of the humblest and simplest of tasks and is accompanied by a new introduction by Patrick Ahern, an auxiliary bishop in New York. Reprint.