For her non-fiction books, Joan Carroll Cruz depended heavily on information received from foreign shrines, churches, convents and monasteries. Her books include The Incorruptibles, published in 1977; Desires of Thy Heart, a strongly Catholic-themed novel, also in 1977; Relics, published in 1983; Eucharistic Miracles in 1987; Secular Saints in 1989; Prayers and Heavenly Promises in 1990; Miraculous Images of Our Lady in 1993; Miraculous Images of Our Lord in 1995; Mysteries, Marvels, Miracles: In the Lives of the Saints in 1997; Angels & Devils in 1999; and Saints for the Sick in 2010.
42 true accounts about miraculous manifestations of Our Lord from various parts of the globe, richly illustrated with over 135 actual photos. Miraculous statues, crucifixes and other holy images. Includes The Holy Shroud, Veil of Veronica, Infant Jesus of Prague, San Damiano Crucifix from which Our Lord spoke to St. Francis, and 38 more! Shows Our Lord's infinite love for us--causing Him to manifest it through His venerated images. A well of inspiration; a buttress to our faith in Christ!
Joan Carroll Cruz is a native of New Orleans and is the educational product of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. She attended grade school, high school and college under their tutelage. Mrs. Cruz has been a tertiary in the Discalced Carmelite Secular Order (Third Order) since 1968; for eight years she served as Mistress of Formation (Novice Mistress).