“But as his faith and fate converged and intervened like the inseparable ivy vines that cling and climb upwardly, attaching themselves to a towering tree or a castle’s tall, fortified walls, he was inspired to veer off his former course and peruse a heavenly path…”
“While many of Assisi’s prominent citizens dismiss him as a lunatic, he begins to draw a following among those who seek to live the rule of total poverty in the spirit and service of Christ.”
“This ‘Mystic Monk’ embraced the cross and carried it with heroic humility, fidelity, and extraordinary perseverance during his eighty-two years upon the earth…”
Enjoy this review of classic swashbuckling adventure “Prince of Foxes”, which not only manages to tell a rousing adventure story but also convey a message about the role of beauty in conversion of life.
“It seemed I knew the name of she who once was there before her soul took flight into Heaven’s light:
“Those were the days when we were supposed to ‘wander in the wilderness,’ walking out of the community with no thoughts of a destination, because God would lead us to wherever or whomever we were supposed to meet…”
Don Bosco, a saintly Catholic priest and mystical visionary, dedicates his life to helping the underprivileged youth of Turin, Italy, in spite of opposition he faces from all sides.
Enjoy this traveler’s engaging account of his journey to the “capital city” of Catholicism.