All Saints Day Special (Pre-recorded)
Christopher O. Blum is a professor of history and philosophy at the Augustine Institute in Denver, Colorado, where he also serves as Academic Dean. Over the last decade and a half, he has been steadily at work translating under-appreciated works from the Catholic writers of France, including, most recently, a small work by St. Francis de Sales, published under the title The Sign of the Cross: The Fifteen Most Powerful Words in the English Language, by Sophia Press, with an introduction by Catholic Answer’s own Christopher Check.
Dr. Blum’s other published writings include studies of the educational vision of Bl. John Henry Newman, the historical writing of Bishop Bossuet, and the biological treatises of Aristotle.
In addition to his work at the Augustine Institute, Dr. Blum serves as a consulting editor to Sophia Institute Press and its website, Crisis Magazine, where he edits a weekly column on the saints, the Standard Bearers of the King.
Patricia is the author of critically acclaimed books on saints of the modern era, including her recently expanded and updated Nothing Short of a Miracle: God’s Healing Power in Modern Saints. Her books have been translated into a number of languages. They have received awards or other honors by Protestant and secular groups, and have been on Catholic Best Seller lists—her book Meet John XXIII: Joyous Pope and Father to All winning a Catholic Press award. In 2013 Treece released a 30th anniversary edition of her first biography, A Man for Others, on St. Maximilian Kolbe, which has never been out of print. A convert, she writes for the human family, specializing in the modern search for authenticity and immediacy. In every book she hopes to share compelling evidence of God’s reality, love, and power to transform our situations and us.
There is no greater authority on the saints than Alban Butler, and his enormous research has been the standard reference on the subject for the last two and a half centuries. This new adaptation of Butler's multi-volume Lives of the Saints presents a modernized text for today's reader and provides an illuminating guide to these historic, symbolic, and foundational Christian men and women.