The Pivotal Players Hardcover
The author draws readers into the life and work of twelve Pivotal Players—from great saints such as St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas to literary masters such as G.K. Chesterton and Flannery O’Connor—who personally demonstrated the dynamics of the Christian faith in their distinct time and place.
These stories capture both the great variety of personalities and vocations in the Catholic Church and the harmonies between them, all oriented to its ultimate purpose: to be salt and light for all the nations.
This book is a unique journey into the truth and beauty of Catholicism as exemplified in the concrete lives of some of its most fascinating figures.
2020 280 pages R675.00
Priest and Beggar: The Heroic Life of Venerable Aloysius Schwartz
Tells the story of an ordinary priest who stared down corruption, slander, persecution, and death for the sake of God's poor. "What Father Al managed to do is beyond the pale", said his longtime collaborator Monsignor James Golasinski. "He was the boldest man I ever knew. He feared nothing." Known for his joy and his humor, Schwartz was declared a Servant of God by Pope Francis in 2015.
By the time of his death in 1992, his work with the Sisters of Mary had spread to the Philippines and Mexico; and since then, the Sisters have founded Boys towns and Girls towns across Central and South America, as well as in Tanzania. Father Schwartz died calling out to his beloved Mary, the Virgin of the Poor, saying, "All praise, honour, and glory for anything good accomplished in my life goes to her and to her alone."
2021 284 pages R347.50
Pray for Us: 75 Saints Who Sinned, Suffered, and Struggled on Their Way to Holiness
Hunter-Kilmer highlights the sorrows, struggles, and idiosyncrasies of broken people who turned their lives around and dedicated themselves to God and his work. Through these profiles, full of fascinating stories, she explores the universal call to holiness and how God can transform anyone—from grouchy theologians to bratty teenagers—into saints. You’ll discover that anyone—even you—can become a saint if you trust in the Lord.
An extensive index that includes names, feast days, and patronages will help you find the inspiration you are looking for in the lives of these holy people.
2021 288 pages R399.50
Walking with Francis of Assisi: From Privilege to Activism
Bruce G. Epperly
From a pilgrimage through the streets of Assisi to contemplative walks on the beaches near his home, the author has pondered the questions of privilege, prayer, and social justice while walking with the teachings of Francis of Assisi.
From his roots in reformation traditions, he has a deep understanding of the call Francis received to rebuild the church and the need for constant reformation not only in our personal lives but also in our society and in our religious institutions. He knows that change comes from within, from listening to the spirit of God as we engage in contemplative listening.
2021 160 pages R299.50