St. Josemaria Escriva once wrote, “Spiritual reading has made many saints.”
Many holy men and women have had their lives radically transformed by reading the lives of the saints; the list includes St. Ignatius of Loyola and St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross.
Reading about the lives of the saints not only helps us get to know our older brothers and sisters in Christ’s family, but also inspires us to follow their examples of righteousness in all varieties of circumstances. These 7 books that retell the lives of the saints would be a wonderful addition to any Catholic’s library.
Reading good spiritual books is essential to a joyful life
What books should be in every Catholic’s reference library?