St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria
Foreword by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI.
In these pages we speak of a man who, under the power of grace, is determined to battle what he believes to be the worst enemy of the Christian Faith: lukewarmness.
Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria engages in this battle by carrying, wherever he passes, a spiritual fire that conquers and rapidly spreads. It inflames with zeal the cities where he works, transforming them into radiant centers of sainthood.
An historical profile of St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria (1502–1539), founder of the Clerics Regular of St. Paul (Barnabites) and of the Angelic Sisters of St. Paul (Angelics). This holy man, zealous for God and for souls, dedicated his life to the renewal of his society, which was descending into paganism. He lived in the first half of the sixteenth century and died at thirty-six years of age.