From Early Christian Martyrs to People Magazine

From Early Christian Martyrs to People Magazine

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The most powerful books ever written are not written on paper but in the lives, faces, and witness of real people who inspire us and whose lives we want to emulate. For many centuries this was an important way Christian spirituality was taught. We were given the lives of the saints to imitate. For reasons ranging from the way many of the lives of the saints were written to the fact that many people today see the lives of the rich and famous as the “lives of the saints”, devotion to the saints today has sharply declined. We are the poorer for this. What do the saints of old still have to tell us? Who are the saints of today? Hagiography in a new key.

About Fr. Ronald Rolheiser
Fr. Ronald Rolheiser is a Catholic Priest, an internationally known community-builder and speaker and is among the most popular spiritual writers today. His retreats and workshops have inspired thousands. He is a specialist in the fields of spirituality and systematic theology, and a New York Times bestselling author. In 2005, Fr. Ron became the President of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio Texas. His regular column in the Catholic Herald is featured in newspapers worldwide. He is the author of over 15 books, including bestsellers such as The Holy Longing, and Sacred Fire, also The Passion and the Cross, Wrestling with God, Bruised and Wounded: Struggling to Understand Suicide, Domestic Monastery and soon to be released, The Fire Within.

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From Early Christian Martyrs to People Magazine

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