Learning from a Saint Who Served People on the Periphery

Today we continue our regular series called “Learning from the Saints.” Our guide is expert Bert Ghezzi, a dear friend of mine and the author of numerous books including Voices of the SaintsSaints at Heartand Discover Christ: Developing a Personal Relationship with Jesus.

His more recent books are The Power of Daily Mass and The Heart of Catholicism. You can learn more about Bert and his work at BertGhezzi.com.

Today, Bert profiles St. Damien of Molokai, the patron of people with Hansen’s Disease (commonly known as leprosy.)


Arriving at Amen: Seven Catholic Prayers That Even I Can Offer (Ave Maria Press, 2015)

Atheist convert Leah Libresco is well-known for her sharp mind, dogged curiosity, and fresh perspective on faith. Arriving at Amen puts those gifts on full display. Her reflections on prayer and the spiritual journey are brilliant, unique, and utterly refreshing. With this book, Leah hasn’t just arrived at Amen; she’s arrived as one of the premier young Catholic writers today.

Largest Giveaway in Catholic Internet History!


Fr. Barron’s epic CATHOLICISM film series debuted in the fall of 2011. Since then, it’s aired on PBS, EWTN, and has been seen by millions around the world. It’s now the most-watched Catholic documentary in history and the accompanying study program has become an essential resource for parishes and schools.

To celebrate the film’s evangelical impact, this week Word on Fire is giving away 500 DVDs, books, and study guides at CatholicismWeek.com!

Each day, check CatholicismWeek.com for new giveaways, announcements, and special video clips.

“The Trinity” Book Giveaway!


“Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.” – St. Augustine

Since I’ve built up a large collection of extra books and resources, every week I give some away absolutely free, no strings attached. Each giveaway lasts seven days with a new one beginning every Friday. You can enter any time during the week. Check out my past giveaways here.

Thanks to Paulist Press, today I’m giving away FIVE copies of Stephen Bullivant’s new book, The Trinity: How Not to Be a Heretic.

(NOTE: If you missed my interview with Stephen earlier this week, check it out here.)