With St. Rose of Lima we find an astounding saint and loving hound of the Lord, and yet, at a superficial level, her life and her lessons may seem very odd, extreme, and strange to us today.
Dr. Anthony Lilles reviews Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen’s “The Way of Prayer” (2nd edition), a practical commentary on St. Teresa of Avila’s “Way of Perfection” which was just published.
When faced with tragedy, loss, failure, illness, or any difficulty in life, how can we learn to suffer well? Author Dr. Ronda Chervin uses the lives of the saints to help us cope with suffering in her book “Avoiding Bitterness in Suffering: How Our Heroes in Faith Found Peace Amid Sorrow.”