Saints & Social Justice  Guide to Changing the World

Saints & Social Justice Guide to Changing the World

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Saints and Social Justice: A Guide to Changing the World uses the seven major themes of Catholic social teaching, as defined by the U.S. bishops, and for each theme highlights two saints who especially embodied it.  The result is a book packed with stories, from those saints and others in the sidebars, of heroes putting these teachings into action.

The book’s outline:

  • Life and Dignity of the Human Person  (Blessed Teresa of Calcutta; St. Peter Claver)
  • Call to Family, Community, and Participation (St. Frances of Rome; Bl. Anne Marie Javouhey)
  • Rights and Responsibilities (St. Roque Gonzalez; St. Thomas More)
  • Option for the Poor and Vulnerable (Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati; St. Vincent de Paul)
  • Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers (St. Benedict of Nursia; Servant of God Dorthy Day)
  • Solidarity (St. John Paul II; St. Damien of Molokai)
  • Care for Creation (St. Giles; St. Isidore the Farmer)

A much-needed, well-written, and always-inspiring book. Brandon Vogt reminds us that “social justice” is not a dirty word; rather, it’s firmly rooted in the Gospels, in the church’s social teachings, and, as he artfully shows us, in the lives of the great heroes and heroines of our faith. This timely book reminds us that we are called not simply to care for the poor, but to work against anything that would keep them poor. The saints–and Jesus–would want no less from us.”

— James Martin, SJ,
Author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage

Author:         Brandon Vogt
Format:        Paperback
Pages:         160

ISBN: 9781612786902