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Spiritual Wisdom from Thirty Saints

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Saints are real people who have encountered the same setbacks, struggles, and failures that confront each of us. Learn more about some of the most beloved Catholic saints in this course by esteemed Church historian Father John Hughes.

Hailed by Archbishop John R. Quinn as "among the most distinguished and able writers in the English-speaking world", Fr. Hughes is a Harvard-educated pastor who studied under Pope Benedict XVI. In 21 lectures, he will guide you through fascinating questions: Why do we have saints? Who are the saints, and how does one become a saint? What does it really mean to pray to the saints?

Fr. Hughes will also introduce you to an array of holy men and women:

  • A man who prayed, "Lord, make me chaste - but not yet."
  • A woman who didn't discover her true vocation until she was past 60.
  • A man who lived for years with a concubine and fathered an illegitimate son.
  • A priest who attracted so many people to his confessional that special trains had to be scheduled.
  • Three women who were wives and mothers before they became religious sisters.

The words of these great men and women will move you, but their actions will take your breath away. Fr. Hughes paints portraits of these inspiring saints that will continue to move you long after you finish listening to the last lecture.

©2009 Now You Know Media, Inc. (P)2009 Now You Know Media, Inc.

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