We Catholics believe in Saints. That in heaven, God is being worshipped by the holy individuals once lived with us. Saints are our models. They inspire us to be holy. They help us through their intercession to be closer to God. The Catholic Church has been canonizing Saints centuries after centuries. We have thousands of them. To get to know them more, I compiled some of the Best Books on Catholic Saints. These references will introduce you to some of the holy individuals and their works worthy of emulation.
Here are the Best Books on Catholic Saints you should start reading now.
Saints: Inspiration and Guidance for Every Day of the Year | Book of Saints | Rediscover The Saints
Be inspired everyday with this quality book! It provides a daily detailed information about a particular saint for the whole year. It is composed of their life stories, their history and short prayers for their intercession. The book also has beautiful hardcover, thick glossy pages and stunning illustrations. If you are fond of daily meditation or reflection, this is a great addition to your routine. Educational and inspirational!
Women of Hope: Doctors of the Church
As a single guy, I have always admired holy women! For years that I am practicing my faith, I am always in awe with their contributions to the Church. This book highlights the four (4) women saints receiving the title “Doctor of the Church”. It gives an excellent view about the lives of these saints, their successes and their trials. It also discusses their accomplishments as well as their writings. To add, the book is written in an easy-to-understand manner. This is a must-have!
Cooking With the Saints
Food and faith are perfect match! This unique cookbook will make you fall in love with the saints. It is filled with mouthwatering dishes from different countries, simple to follow traditional recipes, and categorized grocery list for each recipe all incorporated with interesting saints biographies. The book is well made in hardback with legible print for easy read and lively photos. Such a helpful guide to delectable meals for Feast Days and other Holidays. It will surely nourish your body, mind an spirit. Highly recommended!
Saints Around the World
If you are looking for the best Catholic book on Saints for children, this might be it! This presents over one hundred Saints from all over the world. Its magnificent illustrations plus captivating storytelling will draw your children to new holy friends helping them fall in love with Jesus more. The stories are well researched and written so that kids would understand the concept about what makes them Saints. It definitely is a life-changing work. Five stars!
Saints Who Battled Satan: Seventeen Holy Warriors Who Can Teach You How to Fight the Good Fight and Vanquish Your Ancient Enemy
Everyday we are faced with a lot of temptations. And as Catholics, we should defeat them. This book will help you with that. Through the stories of seventeen (17) Saints who battled evil urges and the virtues they were equipped with, this piece will enlighten you how Satan attacks and how to overcome his deceptions. It is straightforward which makes it easy to read. Let these Saints be your guide to spiritual warfare. A must have!
The Life and Glories of St. Joseph
This is probably the most complete reference on St. Joseph. It contains an in-depth explanation of biblical facts, traditions and legends along with numerous prayers, devotions and litanies to the Patron of the Universal Church. This is a careful analysis about the Saint’s role in the salvation history and the existence of the Church. It also provides the point of views from the early Church Fathers supported with evidence and bible verses. Great read!
St. Dymphna’s Playbook: A Catholic Guide to Finding Mental and Emotional Well-Being
Nowadays, mental health has given much emphasis than in the past. Depression, anxiety and other mental orders are some of the issues people need to deal with day by day. This book provides a practical game plan towards wellness using the best practices to understand different mental issues and offering a Catholic perspective through the relevant scriptures and presentation of Catholic Saints who lived with the same issue including St. Dymphna. Improve your mental health while getting to know related Saints with this helpful book!
The Incorruptibles: A Study of the Incorruption of the Bodies of Various Catholic Saints and Beati
Who wouldn’t be amazed by the Church’s several unexplained phenomenon? One of these is the incorruptible Saints. This book will walk you through the 102 canonized saints, beati and venerables whose bodies did not decompose. It includes their stories, the discovery of their incorruption and the investigations performed by the Church and medical authorities. It will surely encourage you to be holy through their examples. Interesting and inspiring!
Drinking with the Saints (Deluxe): The Sinner’s Guide to a Holy Happy Hour
Informative, cool and funny! These are the words to describe this book. This is the beverage version of the “Cooking with the Saint“. Everyday for the whole year features a specific Saint’s life story. It also includes great supply of original recipes. You just have to choose a date, you’ll get a Saint and the cocktail to try and drink. As to the physical characteristics, the binding and print are both of quality. The paper used is thick. And the design is aethetic! You have to add this on your collection!
Mother Teresa of Calcutta: A Personal Portrait: 50 Inspiring Stories Never Before Told
I am a bit biased on this because St. Mother Teresa is one of my favorite saints! Her story always touches me. There are tons of references about her but I gotta say this one is by far the best. Written by her confessor, Fr. Maasburg tells short stories when he travelled with Mother Teresa. Since he had the personal encounter with her, you’ll be able to get to know her personality. He wrote this in a way you’ll be moved at the same time laughed. You can’t put this down once you start reading.
Married Saints and Blesseds: Through the Centuries
Family is the domestic church. They serve a huge role in honing its members to be holy. It all starts by Father and Mother setting themselves as models of true Christians. When we talk about sainthood, there is this notion that only priests and religious could achieve it but this book will prove you wrong as it presents 106 married couples that practiced self-mortification and penance, lived a prayerful life and did works of mercy. This is perfect for the couples who want to improve their marriage making God as their center, leading their children to be saintly. A source of hope for everyone who is disheartened by today’s culture. Just inspiring. Thumbs up!
There you go! These are the best books on Catholic Saints. Be inspired by the accounts of our Saints. They are our models worthy of imitation. Enjoy reading!
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