Saint Louis and Cecilia

Saints Louis and Celia Martin

Kevin Kraft, OP

The parents of five nuns, including Thérèse of Lisieux - Beatified together in 2008 - The first couple to be canonized together by Pope Francis, 2015. The Martins discovered that their vocation was to “raise children for heaven”. That is, not to raise children for personal interests but for flourishing under the grace of God, being used as an instrument of his merciful love, and sharing his eternal happiness.

The Martins viewed their entire marriage and family life from the perspective of eternity, which made them value everything differently, and gave them a confident hope of being reunited in heaven.

2018    32 pages    R55.00


BlessedFrederic OzanamBlessed Frederic and Amelia Ozanam

Kevin Kraft, OP

Antoine-Frédéric Ozanam(1813–1853) was a French Literary Scholar, Lawyer, Journalist and an Advocate. The Ozanam couple together made a real “option for the poor”, accepting a precarious life-style instead of seeking family comfort and security.

He accepted his wife and daughter as precious gifts of life and always found and praised the providence of God in them. He was convinced of a stronger bond of love before his death, and the legacy he left became a holy light in later generations.

2018     56 pages    R55.00


Venerable Pierre and Juliette Toussaint

Venerable Pierre and Juliette Toussaint

Kevin Kraft, OP

Pierre Toussaint(1766–1853) was a slave but after liberation he succeeded as a hairdresser in New York. He took care of the poor and the orphans with love and mercy together with his wife.

Pierre and Juliette deeply esteemed and loved each other, and became models of married people.

2018    40 pages    R55.00




Black Catholics on the Road to Sainthood

Michael R. Heinlein

Provides the first book to explore the lives of the six Black Catholics from the United States whose causes are under formal consideration by the Catholic Church for canonization.

This book shows how these six men and women provide a model of holiness for all Catholics and people of good will. Venerable Pierre Toussaint, Venerable Henriette Delille, Venerable Father Augustus Tolton, Servant of God Mother Mary Lange, Servant of God Julia Greeley, and Servant of God Sister Thea Bowman are sources of inspiration for us all.

2021    120 pages    R185.00



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