New Saints and Blesseds of the Catholic Church #2
Author: Ferdinand Holbock
Copyright/published Year: 2003 by Ignatius
Description: In this second volume of New Saints and Blesseds of the
Catholic Church are depicted the lives and deaths, the
struggles and battles of those women and men who were raised to
the honors of the altar by Pope John Paul II during the fours
years from 1984 through 1987, in forty-nine beatification
ceremonies and in seven canonization liturgies.
Among them are Blesseds and Saints from a wide variety of
countries, languages, ages and walks of life: lay people,
religious, priests, and bishops, confessors and martyrs,
including Edith Stein, Elizabeth of the Trinity, Titus Brandsma,
Teresa of the Andes, and many more. All of them not only deserve
reverence, but are worthy of imitation in their striving for
perfection, in their fidelity to the Catholic faith and to the
Church of Jesus Christ.
The life of each one of these personages is portrayed briefly,
occasionally in greater detail, followed by the homily which the
Pope gave at the respective beatification or canonization
ceremony. This papal address presents a very contemporary
commentary on the life of the new Blessed or Saint.
Anyone who reads these short biographies is edified and touched,
moved to give thanks, that the Church, which today is so often
reviled and criticized, is still in our days a "Mother and
teacher", the Mother of Saints, and a guide to sanctity.
Illustrated with many pictures.
About the author
Ferdinand Holböck, a German priest and renowned hagiographer, is
the author of volume one in this series, and of Married Saints
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