Jun 25, 2010
O’Neel, Brian. Cincinnati, Ohio: Servant Books, May 2010. 156 pages. ISBN 978-0-86716-928-7.
This new book details the lives of 30 new saints and blesseds –also known as beati. Most of the people in this book were canonized by Pope John Paul II or, more recently, by Pope Benedict.
Some of the saints that O’Neel mentions are relatively well known. Most people are familiar with the stories of Mother Teresa, Padre Pio, St. Charbel Makhlouf, and the parents of St. Terese the Little Flower.
However, alongside their biographies, O’Neel has provided information about many saints and beati that many people have never heard of. Anyone who picks up this book will learn about people such as Blessed Emperor Karl I of Austria, Blessed Alberto Marvelli, Saint Jan Sarkander, Blessed Marie of Jesus Crucified, and Blessed Mariam Thresia Chiramel Mankidiyan.