Saturday, June 2, 2007

Book Review: My Life with the Saints

My Life with the Saints, by James Martin, SJ, is about the author's (who is a Jesuit priest) personal introduction to some of his favorite saints, holy persons, and companions such as: Joan of Arc, Therese of Lisieux, Thomas Merton, Ignatius of Loyola, Pedro Arrupe, Bernadette Soubirous, Mother Teresa, Pope John XXIII, Dorothy Day, Peter, Thomas Aquinas, Francis of Assisi, Joseph, The Ugandan Martyrs, Alosius Gonzaga, and Mary. So this book is really for people who want more saint friends. This book would encourage people to read more about the saints and their lives. At the end of the book, there's a few pages of suggested books about the saints to read. It is sold at the Pauline bookstore, but to my surprise, it is in the library too.
As the author says in the book, "You can never have too many friends."

2 comments:

Seminarian Matthew said...

Saint for the Year Devotion:

Hello!

Thank you for asking to take part in the 2007 Saint for the Year Devotion. Thank you for your patience since there was a communications problem over the course of the past month. I pray that through this devotion, all participants ultimately grow closer to God. You were chosen by St. John Nepomucene, feastday of 05/16.

Please let me know that you receive this message as well as any connections between your saint and you that you would like to share.

Charity Therese said...

Thanks Seminarian Matthew!:-)