The Essential Wisdom of the Saints

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By Carol Kelly-Gangi

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The saints have been a great source of consolation and instruction since the early days of Christianity. Through their guidance, protection, and intercession, they prove perpetually ready to help us prevail in our personal struggles—be they earthly or spiritual.

The Essential Wisdom of the Saints gathers together hundreds of memorable quotations that express the fundamental beliefs of these extraordinary men and women, beginning with the first saints and extending to those canonized only within the last decade. The selections are arranged thematically and reflect subjects that were most important to the saints themselves and that continue to have special meaning for all of us:

  • St. Thérèse of Lisieux expresses her childlike trust in God and encourages us to do the same
  • St. Thomas Aquinas offers insight into the enduring struggle between body and soul
  • St. John of Avila reflects on the meaning of suffering
  • St. Paul encourages us to remain humble

    The saints also offer insights on topics such as how to pray, the need for charity, the importance of forgiveness, the pitfalls of the material world, and the significance of sainthood itself.

    Whether you're looking for guidance in your own spiritual journey, for an extra measure of inspiration to get through the day, or simply to learn more about the thoughts and words of these great men and women of God, The Essential Wisdom of the Saints is a moving collection that you will turn to again and again.

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