Monday, June 22, 2009
A fun and spiritual summer read
Ever since I read the hardcover version of My Cousin the Saint: A Story of Love, Miracles, and an Italian Family Reunited by Justin Catanoso, I have been recommending it to friends who are Catholic, friends who are Italian, friends who like adventure travel stories because it is a spiritual pilgrimage and tour of Italy rolled into one. It is the story of the author's search for the history behind Padre Gaetano Catanoso, his grandfather's cousin who was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI. In beautiful prose, Justin Catanoso's quest for faith and knowledge opens up before you like a feast for the senses. You will feel like you can taste the food and feel the heat. You will wonder how it is possible that Padre Gaetano, who founded an order of nuns and spent his life serving the poor, was not known worldwide long before this book was published. And you will want to get on a plane bound for Italy and experience it all for yourself.
Posted by Mary DeTurris Poust at 10:44 AM