5 Books on Catholic Saints to Read This Year

Posted by Kelly Sundberg on 1/3/18, 7:00 AM

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If your New Year's resolution is to pay more attention to your spiritual life, then let the saints be your guide! These 5 books offer inspiration from Catholic saints to help you deepen your practices of prayer and virtue.

EagertoLove_paperback.jpgEager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi

by Richard Rohr

Franciscan friar and renowned spiritual leader Rohr delves into the life of Saint Francis of Assisi, showing how his way of living was traditional and radically new at the same time.



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The Franciscan Saints

by Robert Ellsberg

Ellsberg is known for his writing on the saints; here, he offers short, inspiring profiles of 101 saints, blesseds, venerables, and other famous figures who have kept the spirit of Saint Francis alive through the centuries.



AccidentalTheologian.jpgAccidental Theologians: Four Women Who Shaped Christianity

by Elizabeth A. Dreyer

Four women in history have earned the title "Doctor of the Church"; Dreyer, a professor and spiritual writer, explores these saints' unique theologies and their contributions to the faith.



SixWaystoPray.jpgSix Ways to Pray from Six Great Saints

by Gloria Hutchinson

Practical prayer advice from holy men and women! Learn more about the prayer lives of six saints and discover what their prayer practices can teach you about praying every day, in every circumstance.



Saint of the Day 2018 Edition.jpgSaint of the Day

by Leonard Foley, OFM (revised by Pat McCloskey, OFM)

Did you know that our popular web feature Saint of the Day is also available in book form? This book offers a lesson and reflection on a saint for every day of the year. The 2018 updated edition is now available for preorder.



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Topics: Catholic Books, Richard Rohr, Francis of Assisi, Franciscan Saints, Robert Ellsberg, The Franciscan Saints, Catholic saints