A Year with the Saints:
Daily Meditations with the Holy Ones of God
by Paul Thigpen, Ph.D
Best-selling Catholic author Paul Thigpen opens up that treasury in A Year With the Saints: Daily Meditations With the Holy Ones of God. These 365 reflections draw from the writings and lives of holy men and women across two thousand years. Their spiritual and practical insights for Christian living are as fresh and relevant today as when they were first written.
When you pray to the saints, you speak to them. Read A Year With the Saints, and let them speak to you.
About the Author:
Paul Thigpen, Ph.D., is the best-selling author or co-author of forty-nine titles. Among his most popular books are Manual for Spiritual Warfare and The Rapture Trap: A Catholic Response to End Times Fever. A convert to the Catholic faith, Paul has served the Church as an award-winning journalist, historian, apologist, speaker, and member of the National Advisory Council of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. His work has been circulated worldwide and translated into fourteen languages.
Item No: SB1989 (Grouped)
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Saint Benedict Press, LLC
Binding: Imitation Leather
Product Group: Book
Author: Paul Thigpen
Publication Date: September 2013
Dimensions: 5.5" x 8.5"
Format: Premium UltraSoft
Subject: Christian History & Denominations
Country of Publication: United States
Imprint: Catholic Courses
Content Note: black & white illustrations
Excerpts from this Book:
"Each of us must come to the evening of life. Each of us must enter on eternity. Each of us must come to that quiet, awful time when we will appear before the Lord of the vineyard and answer for the deeds done in the body, whether they be good or bad. That, my dear brethren, you will have to undergo. ... It will be the dread moment of expectation when your fate for eternity is in the balance, and when you are about to be sent forth as the companion of either saints or devils, without the possibility of change. There can be no change; there can be no reversal. As that judgment decides it, so it will be forever and ever. Such is a particular judgment. ... when we find ourselves by ourselves, one by one, in his presence, and have brought before us most vividly all the thoughts, words, and deeds of this past life. Who will be able to bear the sight of himself? And yet we shall be obliged steadily to confront ourselves and to see ourselves. In this life, we shrink from knowing our real selves. We do not like to know how sinful we are. We love those who prophecy smooth things to us, and we are angry with those who tell us of our faults. But on that day, not one fault only, but all the secret, as well as evident, defects of our character, will be clearly brought out. We shall see what we feared to see here, and much more. And then, when the full sight of ourselves comes to us, who will not wish that he had known more of himself here, rather than leaving it for the inevitable day to reveal it all to him!"
— Blessed John Henry Newman, p.101
"Undertake courageously great tasks for God's glory, to the extent that he'll give you power and grace for this purpose. Even though you can do nothing on your own, you can do all things in him. His help will never fail you if you have confidence in his goodness. Place your entire physical and spiritual welfare in his hands. Abandon to the fatherly concern of his divine providence every care for your health, reputation, property, and business; for those near to you; for your past sins; for your soul's progress in virtue and love of him; for your life, death, and especially your salvation and eternity—in a word, all your cares. Rest in the assurance that in his pure goodness, he'll watch with particular tenderness over all your responsibilities and cares, arranging all things for the greatest good."
— St. John Eudes, p. 363