The Modern Saints: Portraits and Reflections on the Saints
The saints were the original social justice advocates. This stunning collection of contemporary portraits celebrates their diversity and spiritual depth as never before, accompanied by thoughtful reflections from bestselling and influential writers.
A New Book From the Modern Saints...
Over the centuries, the rich diversity and relevance of the saints has been whitewashed, their images portrayed as expressionless, and the lessons of their lives watered down. But artist, writer, and modern iconographer Gracie Morbitzer is painting the truth. The Modern Saints is a celebration of the divergence of ethnicities, ages, abilities, and practices of spiritual pilgrims who transformed the world, and an invitation to connect with historical icons whose lives have astonishing and inspiring relevance for our present-day.
Each entry of this striking collection features a contemporary image of the saint, a re-imagining of the space they might hold in society today, and an inspiring prayer to honor each figure. Readers will appreciate each contribution from our current generation’s spiritual thought leaders that illuminate the impact and wisdom each historical saint offers us today.
in this book, Read How...
Fr. James Martin
reflects on the flexibility of St. Ignatius of Loyola to encounter God in everyday life
is inspired by the resilience of St. Kateri who overcame personal humiliation to cultivate love
uniquely appreciates the endurance of St. Monica with her strong-willed children
feels the spiritual company of St. Hildegard of Bingen in the fight for justice and equity
Dr. Christena Cleveland
has praises for St. Catherine of Alexandria’s fight for intersectional justice
Marcie Alvis Walker
draws upon St. Cyprian's patronage of second chances in reflecting on the state of our society
... among forty-six additional spiritual reflections and original paintings
20 new icons
St. Mark Ji Tianxiang
Sts. Priscilla + Aquila
St. Catherine of Bologna
The New Eve
St. Oscar Romero
St. Zoe of Pamphylia
St. Simeon Stylites
St. Madeleine Sophie Barat
St. Martin of Tours
St. Elizabeth of Hungary
A Year of Reflections
With its unique portraits and compelling narrative, this 52-week collection is perfect for devotional reading, as it will move, encourage, and strengthen each reader as they find solidarity and profound belonging within the host of saints.