knowing someone’s family helps us to know that person, then we must
understand Francis as a son of St. Ignatius to appreciate the sources
of his spiritual fire, and we must look at how the Jesuit saints
lived to fully grasp how Francis strives to live. – From the
makes Pope Francis tick?
do his (sometimes unexpected) ideas come from?
does he often rattle people with what he says?
makes him so different from other popes before him?
why should we care?
the Pope's Saints can
help us to discover and develop six virtues of Jesuit spirituality:
secrets to a new, refreshed, and even unpredictable relationship with
isn’t just a book about Pope Francis’ spiritual inspiration. As
the first Jesuit pope in history, Francis has brought a radical shift
in focus that stems directly from a long line of Jesuits dating back
to St. Ignatius of Loyola. In All
the Pope’s Saints,
you’ll get to know many Jesuit saints—both famous and not—who
are the Holy Father's heroes and role models.
some unique insights into the mind and heart of this Jesuit Bishop of
Rome and introduces us to some of the pope’s best friends.” —Fr.
Thomas Rosica, C.S.B., English-language media attaché of the Holy
See Press Office and CEO of Salt and Light
Salai, S.J., is a Jesuit and contributing writer at America
He holds an M.Div from Santa Clara University, an M.A. in Applied
Philosophy from Loyola University Chicago, and a B.A. in History from