Catholic social teaching has explosive power for changing not just individuals, but whole societies. And it’s the saints who light the fuse. – Brandon Vogt
The value of human life. The call to family and community. Serving the poor. The rights of workers. Care for creation.
The church has always taught certain undeniable truths that can and should affect our society. But over the years, these teachings have been distorted, misunderstood, and forgotten.
With the help of fourteen saints, it’s time we reclaim Catholic social teaching and rediscover it through the lives of those who best lived it out. Follow in the saints’ footsteps, learn from their example, and become the spark of authentic social justice that sets the world on fire.
Learn from heroes like:
- Bl. Teresa of Calcutta
- St. Peter Claver
- St. Frances of Rome
- St. Roque Gonzalez
- Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati
- St. Damien of Molokai
- St. John Paul II
I love this sort of book. The author provides us many stories of people who have made a difference in their sphere of influence and beyond because they cared for “the least, the last, and the lost.” Vogt does a great job of highlighting the lives of 14 different saints from all walks of life who were open to follow God’s will and live on mission and relating them to our own lives, causing us to search our own hearts to see what mission God has for us. It was a thought-provoking book and though it might make you a little bit uncomfortable, it can spur you on to great things. I found this book inspiring, helping me to understand social justice issues, and my own responsibility.
~Reviewed by Rosie B.