The Autobiography of St. Robert Bellarmine
Publication Date: November 18, 2016
"During another chaotic time in the Church, St Philip Neri used to tell his directees that he didn't care what they read, as long as the author's name began with the letters ST. That advice is just as helpful today as it was then, and with his Bellarmine Project, Ryan Grant is making the writings of one such author, the great Doctor of the Church St Robert Bellarmine, available to the English speaking public." -Fr. Philip Wolfe, FSSP, from the foreword.
The first English translation of St. Robert Bellarmine's autobiography is the only account of the saint currently in print. Though Bellarmine never set out to compose any writings, but always did so out of obedience. He wrote his autobiography for 2 of his brother Jesuits out of courtesy for their request to have an account of his life. Though he never intended it for any eyes but theirs, it was discovered and published in the 18th century, and became a great success. It is a brief and simple account of the life and travails of a great soul that loved Jesus Christ above all things.
Also contained in this volume are St. Robert's advice philosophy for writing sermons, as well as his many sermons on the Gospel Missus est, exploring the depths of the mysteries contained in the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin, taken from sermons that he preached in Italy while he was a Cardinal in Rome.
Appendices have also been added to this addition to add some explanation of historical details that St. Robert relates that are not as clear to us today. Discover in yet another groundbreaking translation from Mediatrix Press!