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Three Irish Saints: A Guide to Finding Your Spiritual Style

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Saints Kevin, Patrick, and Brigid are three of the great Irish saints-which one are you? Would you rather:

Plop down in your easy chair and enjoy a good book?

Go out with a big group of your friends?

Have a long conversation with a loved one?

Just answer this simple question-and others like it-to find out which spiritual master you're most ...

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Overview

Saints Kevin, Patrick, and Brigid are three of the great Irish saints-which one are you? Would you rather:

Plop down in your easy chair and enjoy a good book?

Go out with a big group of your friends?

Have a long conversation with a loved one?

Just answer this simple question-and others like it-to find out which spiritual master you're most like. And more importantly, which one can help you most on your path to holiness.

In Three Irish Saints, Dr. Kevin Vost mines ancient and modern sources to reveal what Sts. Kevin of Glendalough, Patrick of Ireland, and Brigid of Kildare can teach us about the joys of contemplation, evangelization, and charitable living. Vost examines the lives of these three great saints, unearthing the gifts and virtues that made one a thinker, one a doer, and one a lover.

so which one are you?

Read the book, lake the test. And find out.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780895557209
  • Publisher: TAN Books
  • Publication date: 3/30/2012
  • Pages: 220
  • Sales rank: 927,597
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Kevin Vost, Psy.D. (born 1961) is the author of Memorize the Faith! (And Most Anything Else): Using the Methods of the Great Catholic Medieval Memory Masters and Fit for Eternal Life: A Catholic Approach to Working Out, Eating Right, and Building the Virtues of Fitness Within Your Soul and St. Albert the Great: Champion of Faith and Reason. An advocate of the sound mind in a healthy body credo so dear to the classical philosophers, Dr. Vost, psychologist and physical fitness expert, seeks to share with Catholic audiences how we can heed Christ s call to be perfect in mind, body, and soul.
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Table of Contents

Foreword: A Bird in the Hand ix

Introduction: On Saints of the Isles and Spiritual Styles xiii

Part I St. Kevin the Thinker

1 The Fair-Birthed Saint 3

2 Lessons from the Glen of Two Lakes 3

3 The Contemplative Style .33

Part II St. Patrick the Doer

4 Patron of Ireland 67

5 In the Words of St. Patrick Himself 91

6 The Apostolic Style 109

Part III St. Brigid the Lover

7 Mary of the Gaels 135

8 Tales of Two Brigids 155

9 The Charitable Style 165

Conclusion: Thought, Action, Love and You-Finding Your Spiritual Style 183

Appendix A The Lives and Timelines of Key Irish Saints 199

Appendix B Popes of the Times of the Three Irish Saints 201

Appendix C A Summa of Spiritual Styles 203

Appendix D Three Saintly Limericks 205

Appendix E A Prayer for Modern Ireland 206

Endnotes 209

About the Author 221

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