Francis of Assisi: Messenger for Today's World
The author explores Francis from three perspectives: biographical, psychological and aesthetic. His book is innovative because he understands Francis through our new science of psychology and through the beauty of Bellini's masterpiece St. Francis in the Desert, the painting shown on the cover of the book.
For a psychological understanding Waldron employs Carl Jung's theory of individuation: the steps taken by Francis to become his True Self. He also employs Bellini's painting to shed light on St. Francis the mystic. Waldron also addresses Francis's poem The Canticle of the Creatures, offering an exegesis of the poem that also provides insights into the saint's life.
2019 108 pages R425.00
Special Saints for Special People: Stories of Saints with Disabilities
Megan C. Gannon
Growing up with cerebral palsy, Megan Gannon never imagined there were saints with disabilities! In this remarkable book, she introduces us to saints and holy people whose stories inspire us to remember that saints are human beings who experience many of the same joys and challenges that we face every day.
No matter our life challenges and no matter the calling God has given us, this book reminds us of the famous quote attributed to Blessed Mother Teresa: What you are is God s gift to you. What you make of yourself is your gift to God.
2019 96 pages R245.00
St Gianna: Her Life of Joy and Heroic Sacrifice
St. Gianna Beretta Molla was a devoted pediatrician, wife, and mother. Giuliana Pelucchi has revised and expanded her detailed biography of this amazing woman with new, insights. The book includes more first-hand interviews with St. Gianna's closest relatives, including her beloved husband, and touching testimonies from those who knew her best. Praising the book, Gianna Emanuela, St. Gianna's daughter, says, "Among the many biographies of my Mom, this one is my favorite."
Fully dedicated to her family and a profession she pursued passionately, she was also an avid hiker and skier, and a talented artist and musician. St. Gianna is truly a model of holiness for our times.
The life of this amazing woman shows us how keeping our relationship with God at the centre of our lives allows grace to affect all our decisions, especially difficult ones. St. Gianna exemplifies how ordinary, daily experiences are important opportunities for evangelization.
2019 288 pages R359.50
James Martin, SJ: In the Company of Jesus
Jon M. Sweeney
Sweeney probes Martin's early life, his experiences as a corporate executive, his call to religious life, his ministry and spirituality, his feelings about both the adoration and the criticism he receives from so many, and much more.
Readers will come away with a much better understanding of one of today's most interesting and influential Catholics.
2020 208 pages R335.00