Modern Saints: Their Lives and Faces Book 1

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Saints are not phenomena of the past; they are with us in all eras of the Church's life, for God does not leave His Church bereft of holy witnesses. In this first volume of Modern Saints: Their Lives and Faces, Ann Ball provides brief but substantive biographies on 55 saints, blesseds, and other holy men and women from the past two centuries. Included for each is a portrait, typically an actual photograph—a true blessing for Catholics of our time. This 450-page volume contains the lives and faces of saints including:

  • Gemma Galgani
  • Bernadette Soubiroux
  • Maria Goretti
  • John Neumann
  • Pio of Pietrelcina
  • Theresa Benedicta of the Cross
  • Peter Julian Eymard
  • Frances Cabrini
  • and dozens more!

Let these holy men and women, so close to us in time, bring guidance and encouragement on your earthly sojourn, as we wait to join them in Heaven with God and all of his elect from throughout the ages.

Anne Ball was a Catholic author of the later decades of the 20th century. After earning a degree at the University of Houston, she taught in school and worked in professional security. Her true passion, however, was for writing on the Catholic Faith in all its aspects. She died in Houston, Texas, in 2008.

Ann Ball
TAN Books
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  • 5
    Fantastic information and stories

    Posted by THERESA D. on Dec 13th 2022

    This is truly a great book! The author really compiled a fantastic look into many of the saints lives, the good and the bad. This is a good and honest view of many saints and beatified people. Ill be buying the second volume.

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