As pagans, the Irish people were passionate about song and poetry. As Christians, their passion, combined with a fiery love for Christ, produced some of the finest and touching spiritual poetry of the Church.
In 30 Days with the Irish Mystics, join Thomas J. Craughwell as he meditates on the works of the great Irish saints.
From the well-known (Saint Patrick and Saint Brigid) to the obscure (Saint Molaise and Saint Ita), the prayerful poetry of the Irish Mystics is uplifting, beautiful, and devotional.
Supplemented with prayers and meditations for each day, 30 Days with the Irish Mystics, is not only a deeper look at the majesty and holiness of the great Irish saints, it is a fine devotional, walking you through 30 days or prayerful song.
Thomas J. Craughwell is author of more than two dozen books. Among them are Saints Behaving Badly (Doubleday, 2006), Saints Preserved: An Encyclopedia of Relics (Image, 2011), and Stealing Lincoln's Body(Harvard University Press, 2007), which was adapted into a History Channel documentary. His articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Inside the Vatican, and Our Sunday Visitor. A popular speaker, Craughwell has lectured for Catholic Courses, and has appeared on EWTN, CNN, and Ave Maria radio to discuss saints, the canonization process, and Catholic history. He writes out of his home in Bethel, Connecticut.