Saints' Stories, Inc., recommends the following books of the many that are available about the saints. All of these should be available through your local Catholic Bookstore. However, a phone order number is also given .
AIM HIGHER!: SPIRITUAL AND MARIAN REFLECTIONS OF ST. MAXIMILIAN KOLBE Libertyville, Illinois: Prow Books/Franciscan Marytown Press, 1994. Spirituality of St. Maximilian Kolbe for anyone who wishes to grow closer to Christ and Mary. Cost about $5. Phone order: (708)367-7800.
IN THIS SIGN: THE SPIRITUALITY OF ST. PAUL OF THE CROSS. Martin Bialas, CP. Dominican Publications, 1984. Writings of St. Paul of the Cross, the founder of the Passionists. His spirituality will lead the reader into deeper union with Christ in His Passion. Available only through the Passionist Nuns, 1151 Donaldson Highway, Erlanger, KY 41018. Phone: 606/371-8568. Mail your generous donation when requesting this book ($10 should cover cost of book and postage).
THIS LIVING MIRROR: REFLECTIONS ON CLARE OF ASSISI. Sister Frances Teresa, OSC. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 1995. Mail Orders at Orbis Books, PO Box 302, Dept. C94, Maryknoll, NY 10545-0302. $14. A beautiful, deeply reflective book on the spirituality of St. Clare as it relates to modern society. A book to deepen one's love relationship with Christ while helping the reader to understand and sanctify the dark spaces in ones own spiritual life.
THE SUNDAY SERMONS OF THE GREAT FATHERS. Trans. and edited by M. F. Toal. 4 vols. Preservation Press, P.O. Box 612, Swedesboro NJ 08085. $129. 00. Phone Orders: 1-800-264-5422. An excellent resource that has extensive commentary on the Sunday Gospels written by the Fathers of the Church. This set will give the reader extensive insights into the Gospels and comes with a sheet which coordinates the various passages with each other and with the text. For anyone who seriously wishes to extend their religious knowledge and their faith.
The following publishers have many books and /or videos on the saints. Request catalog. A sample of the best of what they have to offer follows each listing:
Pauline Books and Media, Daughters of St. Paul, 50 St. Paul's Avenue, Boston, MA 02130. Order number 1-800-876-4463. Books, videos, tapes.
SAINT ANTHONY: WORDS OF FIRE, LIFE OF LIGHT. Madeline Pecora Nugent, SFO. Pauline Books, Boston. $10.95. Fictional biography of best loved saint after the Blessed Mother. Lets reader experience the saint through the eyes of those who knew him. A book that converts those who do not yet know Christ and brings those who do know Him to a deeper love of and union with Our Lord. Pauline Books Best Seller list. Highly praised by readers nationwide. Thoroughly researched and documented with endnotes.
Ignatius Press, PO Box 1339, Ft. Collins, CO 80522. Phone Orders: 1-800-651-1531. Books, videos.
SAINTS FOR SINNERS. Alban Goodier,SJ. Ignatius Press, Fr. Collins, CO. $10.95. Nine saints whose lives show that God redeems the sinner and can sanctify anyone. Include Augustine, Joseph of Cupertino, Claude de la Colombiere, Margaret of Cortona. This book will inspire and encourage anyone who feels too unclean to approach God and will clearly demonstrate that God loves no one better than the sinner who repents.
Tan Books and Publishers, PO Box 424, Rockford, IL. 61105. Phone Orders: 1-800-437-5876. Books.
SECULAR SAINTS. Joan Carroll Cruz. Tan Books, Rockford, IL. $40. Extensive study of lay men and women who have been canonized. Inspiring. These many short biographies show the many ways that lay people can grow in sanctity.
St. Luke Productions, P.O. Box 761, Beaverton OR 97075. Phone Orders: 503/641-1255. Videos and tapes.
ST. MAXIMILIAN KOLBE: SAINT OF AUSCHWITZ. $24.95. Professional videotape of St. Maximilian Kolbe's life performed by Leonardo deFilippis. Alternates his life with actual film clips . Thrilling and inspiring . Relates to modern day problems. Kolbe was the saint who died in the Nazi concentration camps as a martyr.
Saint Mary's Press, 702 Terrace Heights, Winona MN 55987-1320. Order Number: 1-800-533-8095.
Series of 20 or more books on praying with various saints. $6.95 and $7.95. including St. Francis of Assisi, St. Clare of Assisi, St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, St. Benedict, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Dominic, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and St. Vincent dePaul. Call for complete listing.
The Academy of the Immaculate, PO Box 3003, New Bedford, MA 02741-3003 Phone Orders: 508/984-1856. FAX: 508/996-8296. E-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
A HANDBOOK ON GUADALUPE, ed. by Br. Francis Mary, FI. $12.50. A book of history, scientific evidence, latest discoveries on Our Lady of Guadalupe.
TAN Books and Publishers, Inc.
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