The Catholic Gentleman: Living Authentic Manhood Today

The Catholic Gentleman: Living Authentic Manhood Today

by Samuel Guzman


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The world today is changing rapidly. What was once settled is now questioned, and old traditions are discarded with reckless abandon. What does it mean to be an authentic man in such confusing times? What, if anything, does the Catholic Church have to offer to men today about living a life of true manhood and virtue?

The Catholic Gentleman is a solid and practical guide to manhood and holiness in the modern world. It offers the timeless wisdom of the Catholic Church to the many questions of men today on this important issue. In short, easy to reach chapters, you'll learn:

  • How to know you are an authentic man
  • Why our bodies matter
  • The value of tradition
  • The purpose of courtesy
  • What real holiness is and how to achieve it
  • How to deal with failure in the spiritual life
  • And much more…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621640684
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Publication date: 04/20/2019
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 227,448
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Samuel Guzman is the founder and editor of the Catholic Gentleman apostolate. His writing has been published in a number of faith based publications and he is a frequent guest on radio programs. He is the husband and the father of three children. He lives in the rolling hills of the Oklahoma Ozarks near Clear Creek Abbey where he works in marketing.

Table of Contents

Foreword Dale Ahlquist 9

Preface 13

1 The Quest for Authenticity 17

2 The Gift of Manhood 22

3 Fathers and Sons 25

4 Putting the Man in Gentleman 29

5 The Many Faces of Manhood 35

6 Style Advice from a Saint 39

7 Virtue 43

8 A Brief Guide to Happy Drinking 50

9 Fatherhood 54

10 The Code 59

11 The Body 64

12 Tradition 69

13 Suffering 73

14 Courtesy 78

15 The Call to Protect 82

16 Holy Matrimony 87

17 The Value of Work 93

18 Who Wants to Be a Saint? 98

19 Three Spiritual Offices 102

20 The Essence of Holiness 112

21 The Knowledge That Matters 118

22 Showing Up 122

23 What Is a Catholic Gentleman? 125

24 Fail Forward 130

25 No One Is Saved Alone 135

26 Prayer 140

27 Purity 144

28 Happiness and Holiness 151

29 The Gift of Faith 155

30 The Marian Way 159

31 Living Icons 164

32 The Cross 168


A Catholic Gentleman's Rule of Life 173

A Catholic Gentleman's Reading List 175

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