The Saints in My LifeProduct Code: BK2546
In his book, Travelers along the Way, The Men and Women Who Shaped My Life, Father Benedict J. Groeschel recounted stories of earthly personalities he has met, and the ways in which they have influenced him. Now the celebrated lecturer and retreat master addresses another dimension to this topic by introducing the heavenly companions he has come to know.
The Saints in My Life encourages us to see the Communion of Saints as a “spiritual extended family.” As members of the Mystical Body of Christ they should be as present to us as anyone we meet on the street. By becoming familiar with the saints’ stories, you will discover lives that resonate with your own, building the foundation for a personal relationship with them.
Father Groeschel reveals his favorite saints and his process for befriending the saints by describing:
- His first encounter with the saint.
- His friendship with and devotion to the saint.
- The way the saint has influenced him and affected his life.
- Saint Monica 331-387
- Saint Augustine 354-430
- Saint Benedict 480-547
- Saint Francis of Assisi c1181-1226
- Saint Clare of Assisi
- Saint Catherine of Siena
- Saint Catherine of Genoa
- Saint John Fischer
- Saint Thomas More
- Saint Teresa of Ávila
- Saint Peter Canisius
- Saint John of the Cross
- Saint Benedict Joseph Labré
- Saint Catherine Labouré
- Saint Bernadette Soubirous
- Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
- Saint Maximilian Kolbe
- Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)
- Saint Pio of Pietrelcina