30 Remarkable Saints

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30 Remarkable Saints

  • Catholic Priest & Author of Eleven Books
21 Lectures (8 CDs) Including Electronic Study Guide
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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 your favorite saints in this exclusive program by esteemed Church historian, Father John Hughes.

Along the way, you will learn the answers to questions such as: Why do we have saints? Who are the saints and how does one become a saint? Why are so many of the saints former priests, nuns or monks? Why are so few saints married? Gain clarity and insight into the most common misconception: what it really means to pray to the saints.

In this fascinating series, you will meet:

- A man who prayed, 'Lord, make me chaste - but not yet' 
- A woman who didn't discover her true vocation until she was past sixty
- A man who lived for years with a concubine and fathered an illegitimate son 
- A religious teacher and reformer who was repeatedly charged with heresy
- A woman who promised to 'spend eternity in heaven doing good on earth'
- A priest who attracted such numbers to his confessional that special trains had to be scheduled, and you needed a ticket to confess to him, 
- Three women who were wives and mothers before they became Sisters.

Explore the history of the man who said, 'In the heart which loves God it is always springtime,' and become captivated by the words of another who wrote: 'You have made us for yourself, O God, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.'

The words of these great men and women may move you, but their actions will absolutely take your breath away. Join Fr. Hughes as he fondly recalls the memories of some of our greatest Saints, including the pope who, as he lay dying, told his priest-secretary: 'We never stopped to throw back the stones they cast at us.'


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Topic Titles
Topic Titles
  • Saints: Who and Why
  • St. Peter
  • St. Mary Magdalene
  • Sts. Augustine & Monica
  • St. Gregory the Great
  • Sts. Benedict & Bernard
  • St. Francis of Assisi
  • St. Dominic
  • St. Catherine of Siena
  • St. Angela Merici
  • St. Ignatius Loyola
  • St. Teresa of Avila
  • Sts. Francis de Sales & Jane Frances de Chantal
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • St. Jean Vianney
  • St. Therese of Lisieux
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
  • St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
  • Blessed John XXIII
  • Blessed Mother Teresa
  • 'Columns of Light'
About Your Presenter

Fr. John Jay Hughes has been a Catholic priest since 1968. A Church historian, he received his doctorate of theology from the University of Münster, where he studied under Cardinal Josef Ratzinger, the future Pope Benedict XVI. He is a widely experienced preacher and the presenter of our popular programs, A Journey through the Parables, Thirty Remarkable Saints, and Seeing Him Who Is Invisible.

A preacher for almost sixty years, Fr. Hughes’s message is firmly grounded in the Gospel. He details his conversion to the Catholic Church and faith journey in his acclaimed autobiography, No Ordinary Fool: A Testimony to Grace (Tate Publishing, 2008). Eugene Kennedy calls it “the most profound memoir of a spiritual search since Thomas Merton's Seven Storey Mountain.” Most Reverend John R. Quinn, Archbishop Emeritus of San Francisco, said, "John Jay Hughes is among the most distinguished and able writers in the English-speaking world. . . . The moving story of his conversion, his Harvard education, and association as a student with Professor Joseph Ratzinger, should indeed find great interest in a wide audience.”

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