Item description for Saints for Today: Reflections on Lesser Saints by Ivan Innerst & Ivan Innerest...
In His saints, God is manifest as goodness, power and truth, The variety of saints reflects the infinite beauty and love of the God whose image they most perfectly reflect.
This collection of portraits of the lives of twelve saints, many less well-known, focuses on how each of these particular men and women have a specific message that is significant for those living in our challenging times.
Though they lived in other times, these twelve saints faced problems similar in many ways to those of our present day. Among the twelve featured here are Paschal Baylon, saint of the Eucharist; Margaret Clitherow, a mother and martyr; Isidore, a farmer; Margaret of Castello, an outcast; Gemma Galgani, a lay stigmatist; Robert Southwell, a poet, and six more.
Ivan Innerst presents a true and lifelike picture of each saint whose life has more inspiration to offer today's Christian than has previously been widely known. Each saint has something to share on a range of topical questions for today to help us better live the Gospel message.
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Studio: Ignatius Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.94" Width: 5.38" Height: 0.29" Weight: 0.33 lbs.
Release Date Mar 17, 2000
Publisher Ignatius Press
ISBN 089870782X ISBN13 9780898707823 UPC 008987078203
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More About Ivan Innerst & Ivan Innerest
Innerst, a convert Catholicism, worked as a journalist & served on the Journalism and English faculties of 4 Universities.
Ivan Innerst currently resides in the state of New Mexico.
Reviews - What do customers think about Saints for Today: Reflections on Lesser Saints?
Couldn't put it down! May 18, 2006
This book was simply awesome! I could not put it down from the moment I picked it up; I read through it in one afternoon. These are saints that you probably have never heard about before, and it made me so interested I did some research on my own of other saints. Highly recommended!
Truly wonderful - inspiring and uplifting Oct 31, 2001
Have you ever heard of St. Ralph Milner? How about Gemma Galgani or Robert Southwell? Ivan Innerst has done a masterful job of telling the stories of these lesser-known Saints of the Church.
Not only are the twelve probably unfamiliar to most, but their stories are truly inspiring, such as illiterate farmer Ralph Milner who refused simply to walk into the doors of a nearby Anglican church and was martyred in England.
This collection includes the stories of: Ralph Milner, Paschal Baylon, Rosalia, Isidore the Farmer, Theophane Venard, Margaret Clitherow, Benedict Joseph Labre, Nicholas of Flue, Margaret of Citta-di-Castello, Arsenius, Gemma Galgani, and Robert Southwell.
In the hands of very capable writer Innerst, these stories truly come alive. I highly recommend this little book.