About the Author
Leonard Foley, O.F.M., was editor of St. Anthony
Messenger magazine, and author of Believing in Jesus: A
Popular Overview of the Catholic Faith.
Pat McCloskey, O.F.M., is Franciscan editor of St.
Anthony Messenger magazine and writes its "Ask a Franciscan"
column. A contributor to the original Saint of the Day book,
he has updated this volume five times, writing new entries and
LEONARD FOLEY, O.F.M., was editor of "St. Anthony Messenger"
magazine, author of "Believing in Jesus: A Popular Overview of the
Catholic Faith", and coauthor of "To Live as Francis Lived: A Guide
for Secular Franciscans."
PAT McCLOSKEY, O.F.M., is Franciscan editor of "St. Anthony
Messenger" magazine and author of "Day by Day with Followers of
Francis and Clare".
This is the 40th anniversary edition of "Saint of the Day", first
compiled by Leonard Foley, O.F.M., and published in two volumes.
Through the years, this popular book has been a go-to source for
information on key saints. This seventh revised edition contains
the following additions:
- New saints and blesseds such as John of Avila, Hildegard of
Bingen, John Henry Newman, and John Paul II.An expanded
Introduction, with more detail about the current process of
canonization. Also, background on the evolution of "Saint of the
Day" since the first two volumes, including its recent formats as a
daily online resource and as an app.A suggested resources section
of additional Franciscan Media products with information about
saints and blesseds"Saint of the Day" has been a trusted guide for
forty years, and this latest edition continues the tradition.
"This book is the perfect companion for those who like to keep the
company of those who have gone before us. Father McCloskey offers
hope to anyone who thinks that sainthood is an impossible quest. He
says in his Introduction ( referring to a comment of Bl. John
XIII): "Someone becomes a saint not by being a 'dry, bloodless
reproduction of a model...an individual becomes a saint by
cooperating generously with God's grace according to that person's'
individual capacities and particular circumstances." Each day of
the year brings us another example of very human people becoming
more than they could have imagined through the grace of God.
Saint of the Day
teaches us that each of us has the makings
of a saint."--Jeanne Hunt, author, Celebrating Saints and