St. Catherine of Siena and Her Times by Margaret Roberts tells the moving tale of Catherine, whose call to live a cloistered life of prayer and penance was trumped not only by the social needs of her day (poverty, plague) but by the explicit orders of the Pope, who, hearing of her remarkable powers of reconciliation of enemies, called her out of obscurity to mediate between the warring parties, sometimes even at the risk to her life.
From letters Catherine sent to popes and politicians, cardinals and kings, as well as from the written accounts of many friends of Catherine, author Margaret Roberts has crafted the moving tale of this holy 14th century woman who rivaled in stature and influence the storied prophets of the Old Testament and whose life serves as a noble example for Christians in our own turbulent times. In St. Catherine of Siena and Her Times by Margaret Roberts, you'll encounter Catherine
- The modest young girl torn from her beloved cloistered life, and forced to sustain her life of continual prayer in the courts of dangerous kings and murderous queens, whose fearsome will she was required by the pope to challenge
- The passionate, plain-spoken saint who, while sternly rebuking the high and the mighty, remained gravely conscious of her own failings and the need for love to triumph over all
- The woman whose faith remained steady in a world and a Church shaken and rocked by corruption, scandal, apostasy, and bloodshed
For Christians, our times are rough, and are likely to get rougher as aggressive secularism comes to dominate ever more aspects of our society. Rather than letting discouragement overtake you or confusion about how to act amidst conflicting demands in ugly times, turn for inspiration to St. Catherine of Siena and Her Times by Margaret Roberts, which is about one of the greatest political figures of the 14th century and one of the greatest saints of all times.
Saint Catherine of Siena and Her Times by Margaret Roberts ISBN: 1622824547 EAN: 9781622824540
Physical Info: 1.0" H x 8.4" L x 5.5" W (0.95 lbs) 320 pages