The well-known writer and Catholic convert, Clare Booth Luce, edited this classic on the lives of saints by a group of world-famous authors. She asked twenty writers to contribute a short biography of their favorite saint to this volume. Writers such as Evelyn Waugh, E. I. Watkin, Whittaker Chambers, Thomas Merton, Barbara Ward and Karl Stern wrote stories of saints whose lives and message provided special significance for our times. Saints from every age of the Church are here, including St. Augustine, St. John the Apostle, St. Benedict, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Helena, St. Thomas More, the CurÃ© of Ars, St. ThÃ©rÃ¨se of Lisieux, and more. Each essay highlights some facet of the timeliness of each saint. As they differ in birth, condition, and talent, so too do the saints differ astoundingly from one another in the modes of expressing their holiness. “The saints present the now of Christianity in the many nows in which it has existed. Saints for Now helps us to explain our time, our now, to ourselves because it tells us how Christian saints lived their ‘nows.'” – James V. Schall, S.J.
Ignatius Press, 1993. Softcover, 330 pp.