The Holy Catholic Church has produced thousands upon thousands of saints. Among them were countless manly men who knew that holiness is the highest calling, the supreme vocation of every man.
Some were swashbuckling soldiers like Ignatius Loyola. Others were converted Lotharios like St. Augustine. Still others were peaceful hermits like St. Peter Damian. Though they have long since been laid to rest, the heroic lives of these men still shake the world.
And these men still speak to us today. They teach us how to be courageous, how to suffer, and how to grow in virtue. These are their words.
TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Faith 2. Life 3. Work 4. Asceticism 5. Prayer 6. Trials 7. Humility 8. Courage 9. Purity 10. Love
Sam Guzman is the founded and editor of the blog The Catholic Gentleman.