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A very optimistic book showing how an "ordinary" Catholic can become a great saint without ever doing anything "extraordinary"--just by using the many opportunities for holiness that to most people lie hidden in each day. Written with an assurance of success that is totally convincing and infectious. Many easy but infallible means of reaching great sanctity.
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Studio: TAN Books and Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.02" Width: 4.28" Height: 0.34" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 1993
Publisher Tan Books & Publishers
ISBN 0895553988 ISBN13 9780895553980
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More About Paul O'Sullivan
Father Paul O'Sullivan, O.P., was born on February 7, 1871. After studying in Dublin, he went on to Rome, where he was ordained a Dominican. He then pursued a Lectorate degree for theology, which in turn prepared him for his future career in writing simple, profound books and preaching to the faithful. He is the author of How to Be Happy, All About the Angels, The Wonders of the Mass, Read Me or Rue It, An Easy Way to Become a Saint, and The Secret of Confession. Father O'Sullivan also founded the "Catholic Printing Press" and established the Rosary Association, one of several associations he created with the Church's permission. He wrote on and had a great devotion to St. Philomena as well. He died in 1958, on the Feast of the Presentation.
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Absolutely necessary for everyone Jan 30, 2007
This book is priceless. It shows that it IS easy to become a saint, which many Catholics could never believe. Unless you know and follow everything in this book already (in that case, you are on the road to great sanctity), then buy it and read it. Most of us say that we love God, but if we truly loved God would try our best to avoid sin, and if we fall, then we would humbly beg pardon. This book isn't too long, but every page of his is worth your time and money.
Sainthood just for the Miracle-Workers? No, Thank God!!! Apr 27, 2006
I try to read this book at least once every year. From the very first time I picked it up, I couldn't put it down until I had read it cover to cover, going back over it and taking in Fr. O'Sullivan's words to my heart. As reviewers have said, this book is shunned as being "too simple." I find it a shame it is viewed in such a negative light! The Jews were amazed at Jesus' teachings because "he taught as one having authority," even though he wasn't a trained scribe or rabbi. That is the case with Fr. O'Sullivan. He speaks simply, but with authority. It is time we humble ourselves, embrace the utmost beauty of simplicity, and live devout lives knowing that we have placed exactly where we are by the grace of God. "An Easy Way to Become a Saint" is exactly the source people need in order to do that! I rank this book in second place, behind St. Francis De Sales' "Introduction to the Devout Life," in devotional guides aiming to keep people focused in thought, word, and deed on their almighty Creator, who hasn't a single need of any of us, whom he has drawn out of an abyss of nothingness for the sole purpose to shine forth his goodness.
A Wonderful Classic Jul 29, 2001
This little volume is a delightful classic in Christian Spirituality. Often it is shunned by the proud and intellectual as being 'to simple' and 'to basic' but, when it comes down to practical spirituality in everyday life, it's often the simple and the basic that we can remember and actually practice. In fact this book is used in formation in the Order in which I have the honor to be a member, and I have never heard anyone express anything but praise and gratitude for the book and its effect on their spiritual life. I heartly recommend it to anyone who is willing to read it with simplicity and a heart of prayer; I think you'll be very happy with the results.
Inspirational book Dec 30, 2000
Father O'Sullivan, once again authors a great book on ways to achieve the union with God that so many of our friends, the Saints, have done before us. He tells what prayer really is, and since we know what it is, how it should be sincere. Great read for those seeking the exalted holiness of the Saints.
An easy but infallible means to reach Heaven Jul 19, 1998
This is probably the best book about spirituality that I have ever read. Fr. O'Sullivan tells his readers that by loveing God and offering our daily actions, thoughts, words, trials, and joys to Jesus for love of him, we will gain inestimable joy and grace. He says that we do not have to do anything extraordinary to become the greatest of saints. This book changed my whole life. I heartily recommend it to anyone Catholic, Protestant, or neither.