TAN Direction Authors

TAN Books Editors have over the years put together and edited a marvelous selection of booklets on spiritual themes. These same booklets have been priced moderately for wide distribution and have been distributed by the thousands.
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Fr. Jean-Pierre de Caussade (1675 – 1751) was a French Jesuit spiritual writer. He is best known for this book Abandonment to Divine Providence, published by TAN Books.
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Fr. Cajetan Mary da Bergamo, OFM was a Franciscan friar who became known in the eighteenth century as a theologian who produced volumes of writings on religious subjects.  He is best remembered for his book Humility of Heart published by TAN Books.
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St. Alphonsus Liguori (1696-1787) was an Italian bishop and Doctor of the Church who was canonized in 1839.  In his day he was a prolific writer who produced great works on a vast array of subjects, including moral and spiritual theology.  TAN Books has published a great many of his books in English.
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Mike Aquilina is a popular author working in the area of Church history, especially patristics. He is Executive Vice President and Trustee of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, a Roman Catholic research center based in Steubenville, Ohio.
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St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622) was a prolific author who was once Bishop of Geneva, Switzerland.  He is best remembered for his wonderful books on the topic of spiritual direction and spiritual formation.  He has been called "the Gentleman Saint" on account of his patience and gentleness.
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The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist is a Catholic female religious institute of diocesan right based in Ann Arbor, Michigan which follows the charism of the Dominican Order. The congregation was founded in 1997 by four members of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Thomas Nelson Sr. founded the shop that bears his name in Edinburgh in 1798, originally as a second-hand bookshop at 2 West Bow, just off the city's Grassmarket, recognizing a ready market for inexpensive, standard editions of non-copyright works, which he attempted to satisfy by publishing reprints of classics. By 1822, the shop had moved to 9 West Bow, and a second shop had opened at 230 High Street, on the Royal Mile.
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Fr. William Rock, FSSP is a priest and writer of the Fraternity of St. Peter. He is also a veteran of the US Air Force. Currently he is serving at Regina Caeli parish in Houston, Texas.
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Margaret Mary Alacoque, was a French Roman Catholic Visitation nun and mystic, who promoted devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in its modern form.
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Mother Louise Margaret Claret de la Touche lived from 1868-1915. She entered the Visitation convent in 1890 at Romans, France and is the artist of the Picture of Jesus Merciful painting, which she transcribed after an interior vision. She wrote her Autobiography from 1904-1905 as ordered by Father Alfred Charrier, her spiritual director. She was named superior of her convent two years later and retained the position until 1913. In 1914, Advised by the Congregation for Religious in Rome, she founded a new religious community in Vische (TO), which had as its purpose prayer and self-sacrifice for the Church and the priesthood. Mother Louise Claret is the author of The Sacred Heart and the Priesthood. She died in Vische on the fourteenth of May, 1915. On June 26, 2006 Pope Benedict XVI approved the decree of heroic virtue of the Servant of God, Mother Louise Margaret Claret de la Touche, presented by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.
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Fr. Frederick Faber (1814-1863) was a noted English priest and author who was a hymn writer and theologian.  He converted to the Catholic Faith from Anglicanism in 1845.  Two years later he was ordained a Catholic priest.
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Fr. Paul O'Sullivan, O.P. (1871-1958) was an Irish Dominican theologian and author who lived and worked for many years in Portugal. In his lifetime he wrote several short works for the laity, including All About the Angels, republished by TAN Books.
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Fr. Matthew Kauth is a priest of the Diocese of Charlotte, NC. Ordained in the Jubilee of our Lord 2000, he served as a parochial vicar, administrator, and pastor for a total of eight years before being sent to Rome for a license and doctorate in Moral Theology. He obtained the doctorate in 2012 and was appointed chaplain of a high school while teaching at Belmont Abbey College. In 2014, he spearheaded a commission to study the possibility of starting a college seminary in the Charlotte Diocese in cooperation with the College. In 2016, St. Joseph College Seminary was established and Fr. Kauth became its first Rector, a position in which he continues to serve today. If you would like to support St. Joseph College Seminary, please visit their website www.stjcs.org or send donations to: St. Joseph College Seminary 22 Arctus Avenue Mt Holly, NC 28120
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Pope Leo IX (21 June 1002 – 19 April 1054), born Bruno von Egisheim-Dagsburg, was the head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 12 February 1049 to his death in 1054. Leo IX is considered to be one of the most historically significant popes of the Middle Ages; he was instrumental in the precipitation of the Great Schism of 1054, considered the turning point in which the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches formally separated. His feast day celebrated on April 19th.
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Saint Frances of Rome (1384-1440) was born into a noble Italian family and displayed exemplary virtue from her earliest youth. A devoted wife and mother, and later, founder of the Oblates of St. Frances of Rome, St. Frances devoted herself to a life of service and prayer in each stage of her life. She received a series of private revelations regarding the eternal realities of hell, purgatory, and heaven.Saint Frances of Rome is venerated as the patroness of widows and car drivers.
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Mary of Saint Peter was a Discalced Carmelite nun who lived in Tours, France. She is best known for starting the devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus which is now one of the approved Catholic devotions and for the Golden Arrow Prayer. She also introduced the "Little Sachet" sacramental.
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Cardinal Armand Jean du Plessis, Duke of Richelieu (1585–1642), was a prelate of great sanctity, learning and wisdom, and an ardent devotee of the Mother of God. He lived in a profoundly turbulent era, when all of Europe (including France) was shaken by religious and political unrest. This man of God and servant of the people labored tirelessly to ensure the flourishing of the Catholic Church and the Kingdom of France, both of which he loved dearly.
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Paul Thigpen, PhD, is an internationally known speaker, best-selling author, and award-winning journalist. He has published fifty-nine books, including the Manual for Spiritual Warfare, Saints Who Saw Hell, and The Rapture Trap. In addition, he has published more than five hundred journal and magazine articles in more than forty religious and secular periodicals. His work has been circulated worldwide and translated into sixteen languages. Paul graduated summa cum laude from Yale University with a BA in Religious Studies. Awarded the Woodruff, Javitz, and Salvatori Fellowships for graduate study, he earned an MA and PhD in historical theology from Emory University. In 2008, Paul was appointed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to their National Advisory Council. He has also served the Church as a university theology professor, historian, apologist, catechist, and musician.
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Also known as José Sicardo. Fr. Joseph Sicardo, OSA, was a Spanish priest and author of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His biography of St. Rita of Cascia: Saint of the Impossible was originally published in 1916 by D. B. Hansen and Sons, Chicago. Additionally, the work was translated by Fr. Dan J. Murphy, and is firmly based on the historical facts of the saint's life, as intended by the author. Father Sicardo's work was retypeset and reprinted by TAN Books in 1990, and also received the Cum Permissu Superiorum, Nihil Obstat, and Imprimatur upon publication.
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St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033–1109) was an Italian monk, abbot, author, philosopher and theologian who held the office of Archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109.
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Albert the Great was a 13th-century German Dominican who decisively influenced the Church’s stance toward Aristotelian philosophy brought to Europe by the spread of Islam. Students of philosophy know him as the master of Thomas Aquinas. His boundless interests prompted him to write a compendium of all knowledge: natural science, logic, rhetoric, mathematics, astronomy, ethics, economics, politics, and metaphysics. His explanation of learning took 20 years to complete. Albert, a Doctor of the Church, is the patron of scientists and philosophers.
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John Henry Newman CO was an English theologian, scholar and poet, first an Anglican priest and later a Catholic priest and cardinal, who was an important and controversial figure in the religious history of England in the 19th century.
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St. Louis de Montfort (1673 – 1716) was a French author, priest, and confessor. He is considered one of the most notable writers in the field of Mariology. His book The Secret of Mary is a best-selling book published by TAN Books.
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Father Ed Broom, OMV is a member of the Religious Order, Oblates of the Virgin Mary, and a Priest, Speaker, Author, Radio Talk Show Host, and Retreat Master, with a particular focus on and devotion to Catholic Ignatian Marian Spirituality.
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Dan and Danielle Bean, married for 25 years and veteran parents of 8 children, offer a modern take on an ancient idea: in marriage, we are called to something greater than ourselves. What can that mean in a modern world that abhors sacrifice, rejects the concept of permanence, and devalues the sacrament of marriage? Pulling from the wisdom of the Church and lessons learned from their own real-life experience, Dan and Danielle reflect on the ideas of: Vocation, Sacrament, Sacrifice, Mutual Love, And Home and Family Life. With personal stories, humor, touching insight, and practical suggestions, they offer complementary reflections, as husband and wife, on the value and meaning of marriage for Christians today. This book also features a rich collection of Catholic marriage resources, including: Prayers for Marriage, Teachings of the Church, Scripture for Marriage and Family, Wisdom from the Saints, And Hymns. A thoughtful gift for engaged couples and newlyweds, this book is also a practical resource that can inspire and rejuvenate long-married and even struggling couples.
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St. John of the Cross (1542 – 1591) was a Carmelite priest, mystic, and author. He is also a Doctor of the Church. Both his poetry and his writings on the development of the soul are considered among the greatest on the subject of mystical theology.
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Venerable Mary of Agreda (1602 – 1665) was a Franciscan Abbess, spiritual writer, and mystic. She is known as the author of 14 books including The Mystical City of God, published by TAN Books.
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(607-667) A scholar and theologian in the 7th century, St. Ildephonsus served as bishop of Toledo, Spain for the last decade of his life.
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F. A. Forbes (1869 – 1936) was the pen name of Mother Frances Alice Monica Forbes, RSCJ, a convert to the Catholic Faith, a nun, and an author from Scotland.
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(1347-1380) A patron saint of Europe and Italy and just the second female Doctor of the Church, St. Catherine of Siena is credited with the return of the Pope from Avignon to Rome and is one of the most outstanding figures of medieval Catholicism due to her strong influence on both the Church and Italian literature.
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The Rev. Father Frederick A. Reuter, K.C.B.S., was a priest and author of the twentieth century. His Moments Divine before the Blessed Sacrament: Historic and Legendary Readings and Prayers was originally published by H. L. Kilner & Company in 1922, with the Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur. Father Reuter dedicated his work to the Rev. John J. Murphy, M.R., and with it wished to spread the knowledge and love of the Most Blessed Sacrament in the Eucharist. Moments Divine was also printed by TAN in 2010.
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Fr. Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R. (1942-2017) was an American author, retreat master, spiritual director, and EWTN host. He was ordained priest in 1967 by Archbishop Fulton Sheen. In 1988 he was a founding member of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal.
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Thomas à Kempis (1380-1471) was a German-Dutch author and theologian of the late Medieval period.  He is best remembered for his classic on the devotional life known as The Imitation of Christ, available from TAN Books.
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The Servant of God Fr. Lukas Etlin, OSB (1864-1927) was a Benedictine monk, author, and spiritual director from Switzerland. He was the saintly chaplain of the Benedictine Sisters of Clyde, Missouri. He spent his life zealously promoting devotion to the Sacred Heart and he is believed to be the author of the best-selling pamphlet called Devotion to the Sacred Heart, published by TAN Books.
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Fr. Michael Mueller (1825 - 1899) was a German-American author and spiritual writer who was a prominent member of the Redemptorist Order in the United States.  His works, The Blessed Eucharist, Prayer: The Key to Salvation, and The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass are available from TAN Books.
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Venerable Fr. Germanus, C.P. (1850 - 1909) was an Italian priest, author, and member of the Passionist Order.  He had the privilege of being the spiritual director and biographer of St. Gemma Galgani.  His book The Life of St. Gemma Galgani is published by TAN Books.
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Fr. Ken Geraci lived the life of the prodigal son for most of his young adult life. Raised in a nominally Catholic family, who only lived the externals of the faith, as a young man, he left the Catholic Church for many years. During that time, he earned a business degree and achieved business success, but made little room for God. God, however, did not give up on him. During this journey, Our Lord presented him with challenges that forced him to question his personal beliefs and to ask the question "What is Truth?" Through a series of conversions, years of struggle, study and questioning, Fr. Ken found his way from agnosticism, to non-denominational Christianity, and ultimately back to the Catholic Church. Fr. Ken joined the Fathers of Mercy in 2006 and was ordained in 2012.
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Pope Gregory I, commonly known as Saint Gregory the Great, was Bishop of Rome from 3 September 590 to his death. He is known for instigating the first recorded large-scale mission from Rome, the Gregorian Mission, to convert the then largely pagan Anglo-Saxons to Christianity.
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Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774-1824) was a German-born nun, mystic and stigmatist.  It is said that for many years she experienced visions of the life of Christ and lived almost entirely on water and the Blessed Eucharist.  In 1813 she received the stigmata.
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(1801-1844) Fr. Ignatius Carsidoni of the Side of Jesus, Passionist worked strenuously with fellow Passionist Blessed Dominic Barberi to aid in the reversion of England from Protestantism. The two, along with others, worked to regrow Catholicism in 19th century England, instating the Passionist Order there in 1842.
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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). 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.
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Bishop George Hay (1729-1811), was a convert to the Catholic Faith and a writer who in his later years authored various works.  After studies in Rome he was ordained a priest.  Later in life he became bishop of the Lowland District in Scotland.  His first insight into Catholic teaching had occurred when he spent a year in jail in London after his involvement in an uprising, an event that prompted his conversion at age 20.
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Fr. Jean Baptiste Saint-Jure, S.J. (1588-1657) was an eminent Jesuit thinker and French spiritual writer of the 17th century.
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Jesuit writer on spiritual subjects, born at Moere Belgium, 17 May, 1811; died at Cincinnati, 29 July, 1865. He entered the Society of Jesus at Florissant, Missouri, in 1831. After the usual course of Jesuit training, he was appointed to teach in the colleges in the Missouri province of the Society. While engaged in teaching he proved himself to be a finished Greek scholar. During a dangerous illness, after his ordination as priest, Father Arnoudt bound himself by vow to labor with zeal to promote devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
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Born in the volatile religious climate of 16th-century Spain, St. Teresa emerged as a profound mystic, reformer, and ultimately, as an enduring spiritual guide whose teachings continue to illuminate the path for seekers of spiritual wisdom. As the first female Doctor of the Church, an honor bestowed upon her by Pope Paul VI in 1970, her theological and spiritual contributions hold a place of high esteem in the Church’s history.
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Dom Lorenzo Scupoli (1530 – 1610) was an Italian priest and spiritual writer who wrote a book entitled The Spiritual Combat, one of the most important works of Catholic spirituality. It is published by TAN Books.
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Peter John Kreeft, born March 16, 1937, is a professor of philosophy at Boston College and The King's College. A convert to Roman Catholicism, he is the author of over eighty books on Christian philosophy, theology and apologetics. He also formulated, together with Ronald K. Tacelli, Twenty Arguments for the Existence of God in their Handbook of Christian Apologetics
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Kathryn Jean Lopez is an American conservative columnist who is nationally syndicated by the United Feature Syndicate. She is also the former editor and current editor-at-large of National Review Online.
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(1504-1572) Pope St. Pius V is most remembered for his prominent role in the Council of Trent, the Counter-Reformation, and the standardization of the Roman Rite within the Latin Church.
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St. Aloysius de Gonzaga (1568 – 1591) was a brilliant Italian Jesuit who died while still a student in Rome after taking care of victims of a serious epidemic. He was beatified in 1605 and canonized in 1726.
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Msgr. Aloysius F. Coogan was pastor of St. Man Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, City Island, the Bronx, since 1967. He had been active in the Society for the Propagation of the Faith and in the nineteen‐fifties had been vocational director at St. Joseph's Seminary, Dunwoodie, N.Y. Monsignor Coogan was for 25 years a writer for the Catholic News, New York Archdiocesan periodical. He was ordained in 1931 after graduation from St. Joseph's Seminary.
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Father Francis (Franz) Spirago (1862-1942) was a 19th century Bohemian theologian with a sense of humor who wrote several works to remedy inadequate catechesis among the faithful. Born in the modern Czech Republic, Spirago was ordained a priest for the diocese of Trutnov in 1884 at the age of 22. He worked as a chaplain and a catechist before beginning teaching, during which he began to be a successful writer. Little was written about him, but the surviving anecdotes describe him as an unconventional man who used humor and a more colloquial style of speaking to convey the truths of the faith to the extent that he was called "a pioneer of popular catechesis." He allegedly "hated being bored," so, when he taught, his lessons were described as "an amusing recreation" as he sought to bring the heady truths of the faith down to a level anyone could understand by parables, anecdotes, explanations, and proverbs. Fr. Spirago wrote seven types of catechisms, the chief of which is The Catechism Explained, but he also wrote on a multitude of topics, ranging from works on the end times and prophecies, to rules of prudence and pastoral care.
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Jacques-Benigne Bossuet was a 17th-century French bishop and theologian renowned for his sermons and other addresses. He has been considered by many to be one of the most brilliant orators of all time and a master French stylist.
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The Rev. Father Peter Thomas Rohrbach, O.C.D., is a Carmelite priest and author. Born in 1926 and based in Washington, D.C., he has also served as an editor for the Catholic quarterly Spiritual Life. His Conversation with Christ, dedicated to our Lady of Mount Carmel, was first published in 1956 by Fides Published, Illinois, with the Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur. Father Rohrbach's work was also printed by TAN in 2010.
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Fr. Jeffrey Kirby is pastor at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in the Diocese of Charleston in Indian Land, South Carolina. He is the author of several books, including Kingdom of Happiness: Living the Beatitudes in Everyday Life; Doors of Mercy: Exploring God's Covenant with You; and Lord, Teach Us to Pray. He has a master’s degree in bioethics from the Pontifical Athenaeum Queen of the Apostles in Rome and a licentiate in moral theology from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, where he also earned a doctorate in sacred theology.
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Raphael Brown was the author of various books on the saints, compiling information on such personages as St. Francis, the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Catherine of Sienna, and St. John of the Cross.
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St. Benedict (480-548) is the founder of Western monasticism.  He has proven the most influential monastic author in the history of Western Christendom.  His famous book, The Rule, is available from TAN Books.    
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Father F.X. Schouppe, S.J. was an eminent theologian of the nineteenth century. He was the author of Purgatory Explained by the Lives and Legends of the Saints and The Dogma of Hell.
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Venerable Louis of Granada (1504 – 1588), was a Dominican friar who was a favorite spiritual writer of St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, St. Francis de Sales, St. Charles Borromeo, St. Vincent de Paul, and so many others.  His memorable work The Sinner's Guide is published by TAN Books.  
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The Rev. Father James Groenings, S.J., was a Jesuit priest and author of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In The Passion of Jesus and Its Hidden Meaning, he explains the significance of such Biblical events as the Garden of Gethsemane, St. Peter's denial, why Christ chose crucifixion, and many more, drawing from the Old and New Testaments. Father Groenings' work was originally published circa 1908 by the B. Herder Book Company, Missouri, as The History of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with the Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur. It was also reproduced and published by TAN in 1987.
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Fr. Alban Butler (1710 – 1773) was an English priest, author, and hagiographer. He is best remembered for his famous work entitled The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Other Principal Saints ("Butler's Lives of the Saints").
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Fr. Martin von Cochem (1630-1712) was a celebrated German theologian, preacher and ascetical writer who was a renowned professor of sacred theology.
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Augustine of Hippo, also known as Saint Augustine, was a theologian and philosopher of Berber origin and the bishop of Hippo Regius in Numidia, Roman North Africa. His writings influenced the development of Western philosophy and Western Christianity, and he is viewed as one of the most important Church Fathers of the Latin Church in the Patristic Period. His many important works include The City of God, On Christian Doctrine, and Confessions.
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Dom Vitalis Lehodey (1857-1948) was a French abbot who is remembered as an authority on the subject of mystical theology. Pope St. Pius X endorsed his work The Ways of Mental Prayer, calling it "a work very useful, not only to religious, but to all who, in any walk of life, are striving after Christian perfection."
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Saint Bridget of Sweden was one of the most privileged mystics in the history of the Church. Born to a wealthy family, she was given in marriage to a pious and good-hearted nobleman, with whom she raised eight children, including the future Saint Catherine of Sweden. When her husband died, Bridget founded an order of nuns, the Order of the Most Holy Savior, more commonly called the Bridgettines. She labored until her death to spread her order and boost morality and devotion in the decadent 14th century Church. She also labored to bring the papacy back to Rome from Avignon. In all her efforts, she was wise, charitable, and outstanding in sanctity. Devout from a young age, Saint Bridget also received numerous visions of Our Lord and Our Lady, including intimate details of Our Lady's early life, the Holy Family in Nazareth, and the Passion, first recorded in 1492.
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Kimberly Begg is a Catholic wife and mother of five children who is trying to cooperate with God’s grace to guide her family to Heaven. An attorney with more than 20 years of experience strengthening Catholic and conservative causes, she helped found Young America’s Foundation’s Standing Up for Faith and Freedom seminar—a program for students at Catholic schools—while serving as the Foundation’s vice president and general counsel. She serves on the board of overseers of the Dominican House of Studies, the board of directors of Young America’s Foundation, the board of advisors of the Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women, and the DC board of regents of Thomas Aquinas College. She is director of programs and general counsel of the Ortner Family Foundation and editor of Catholic School Playbook, an online resource for the renewal of Catholic education.
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Fr. Jean-Baptiste Chautard (1858-1935) was a Trappist Abbot and religious writer. His most famous work, The Soul of the Apostolate, is a best-selling spiritual treatise published by TAN Books and recommended by numerous Popes.
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Joseph Pearce is an English-born writer and convert to the Catholic Faith who lives in the USA.  He is Director of Book Publishing at the Augustine Institute, editor of the St. Austin Review, and series editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions. He is the author of numerous books, including the TAN Books best-seller Benedict XVI: Defender of the Faith.
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Born Giovanni di Fidanza (1221-1274), St. Bonaventure was considered one of the greatest philosophers of the Middle Ages. The Seraphic Doctor was a Franciscan cardinal and bishop from Italy known for his scholastic theology. His feast day is July 15th.
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Fr. Emil Neubert (1868-1967) was a priest of the Society of Mary, the order founded by Blessed William Joseph Chaminade. Blessed Chaminade was a French priest who survived the persecutions of the anti-Catholic French Revolution and found the solution to the world's crisis of Faith in the Blessed Mother of God. Fr. Neubert, as an heir to Blessed Chaminade's inheritance, pioneered extension of the theological field of Mariology in the 20th century, teaching at universities and inspiring countless others to seek union with Jesus through Mary.
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Dr. Peter Kwasniewski taught theology, philosophy, music, and art history at various undergraduate and graduate institutions from 1998 to 2018, and has directed choirs from 1994 to the present. Today he is a full-time writer, speaker, editor, and composer known for his public advocacy of traditional Catholicism, especially in its liturgical sphere. His work has been translated into at least eighteen languages.
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Father Victor J. Hintgen (1899-1984), was a formator at the University of Louvain, Belgium for the American College there. A native of LaMotte, lowa, he made his theological studies at the University of Louvain where he was ordained in 1927. After serving in various parishes, in 1954, Msgr. Hintgen returned to Belgium as spiritual director of the students of the Louvain American College, Louvain.
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Patrick Madrid (born November 8, 1960) is an American Catholic, author, and radio host. He hosts the “Patrick Madrid Show” radio program on Relevant Radio, three hours daily. Aside from his radio presence, Madrid is best known for his work in Catholic apologetics. He worked for eight years (1988 to 1996) at Catholic Answers, serving as vice president. He has published numerous articles on Scripture, Church history, patristics, apologetics, and evangelization in various Catholic and Protestant periodicals and has contributed scholarly articles on apologetics in the New Catholic Encyclopedia. He and his wife, Nancy, have 11 children and 28 grandchildren.
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R. Jared Staudt PhD, serves as Director of Content for Exodus 90 and as an instructor for the St. John Vianney Seminary lay division. He is author of How the Eucharist Can Save Civilization (TAN), Restoring Humanity: Essays on the Evangelization of Culture (Divine Providence Press) and The Beer Option (Angelico Press), as well as editor of Renewing Catholic Schools: How to Regain a Catholic Vision in a Secular Age (Catholic Education Press). He and his wife Anne have six children and he is a Benedictine oblate.
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Ezra Sullivan, O.P., a native of California, is a Dominican friar of the Province of St. Joseph in the United States. Having served in a parish after ordination to the priesthood, he is now professor of moral theology and psychology at the University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome (Angelicum). He is the author of Heroic Habits: Discovering the Soul’s Potential for Greatness.
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(1835-1888) Regarded as one of the greatest minds of Catholic theology in the 19th century, Fr. Matthias J. Scheeben was a German writer and mystic. An advocate for religious freedom, he reveled in speculating on Divine grace, the hypostatic union, and the beatific vision.
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(1675-1758) An accomplished canonist and scholar, Pope Benedict XIV was perhaps the most prolific author of any of the Roman pontiffs. Prospero Lorenzo Lambertini became pope in 1740 and was firmly committed to authentic Catholic teaching. He is the author of the TAN Book, In Defense of Latin in the Mass: The Case for the Church's Timeless Liturgical Language.
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St. Thérèse of Lisieux (1873 – 1897) was a French Discalced Carmelite nun who is widely venerated in modern times. She is a Doctor of the Church and is one of the most popular of saints. She is author of The Story of a Soul, a best-selling TAN Books classic.
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1854-1932 Fr. Adolphe Tanquerey was a French Sulpician priest, author, and professor of canon law and dogmatic theology.
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Fr. Bartholomew J. O'Brien was a priest in the 20th century and author of The Cure of Ars: Patron Saint of Parish Priests, the biography of St. John Vianney—known everywhere as the "Curé of Ars."
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Fr. George Elliott is a priest and author from the Diocese of Tyler, Texas.  He completed his graduate studies in Rome, Italy.  He has vast experience with campus ministry and Catholic media.  He is also the co-founder and president of Catholic CAST Media.  In 2021 he authored Behold, It Is I, a fascinating book on the subject of the Real Presence of Christ in the Blessed Eucharist that takes into consideration Scripture, Tradition, and science (TAN Books, 2021).
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The Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration are a monastic community called to a ministry of prayer, with a tradition of unceasing adoration of Christ in the Eucharist. They unite the monastic charism with an orientation to the Eucharist in the service of the Church and strive to witness to God’s presence in the world through their community life and by offering a welcoming space for silence, prayer and spiritual hospitality in a shared environment of monastic peace.
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Patrick O'Hearn is an author, literary consultant, and a freelance editor, previously serving as TAN Books' acquisitions editor for two years. He grew up in the Midwest and spent close to three years in a Benedictine Monastery before discerning the call to marriage. He graduated with a master's in education from Franciscan University of Steubenville and a bachelor's in marketing from St. Ambrose University. His personal website is patrickrohearn.com.
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Father Carney was ordained for the Diocese of Wichita on May 26, 2007. After serving in the diocese for six years, he accepted the position as Chaplain of the Benedictines of May in 2013. He is a street preacher, parish missionary and retreat and conference director as well as the director of the League of St. Martin.
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John Edward Beahn (1910-1990) was an American author from Philadelphia.  During World War II he served in the United States Army.  Later in life he became a business executive who wrote popular biographical novels of the saints.
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Humberto Cardinal Medeiros (1915 - 1983) was a Portuguese-American priest and author who was later named the Cardinal Archbishop of Boston.  As a young priest Fr. Medeiros authored Jacinta: The Flower of Fatima, available from TAN Books.
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The Soul Sanctified is a timeless spiritual classic published and made available by TAN Books.  It is fondly dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary and was first published in 1873.  For generations its contents have nourished the faith of English-speaking Catholics.  The author is unknown.
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Fr. Carlo Giuseppe Quadrupani, Barnabite (1740-1807) was a nineteenth century spiritual author from Milan. He is best remembered for his writings on spiritual guidance. His memorable book Light and Peace is published by TAN Books.
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Fr. Edward Saint-Omer, C.SS.R. was a Redemptorist priest and author who was the biographer of St. Gerard Majella, the patron saint of expectant mothers. His intensely popular book on St. Gerard Majella is published by TAN Books.
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St. Athanasius (c. 296–298 – 373) was a Church Father, an Egyptian bishop, a noted theologian, and chief defender of the Christian Faith against Arianism. His book entitled St. Antony of the Desert is a best-selling TAN Books classic.
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Dr. Paul Kengor is a husband, father, a college professor and a best-selling author.  He teaches political science at Grove City College where he is Executive Director of the Institute for Faith and Freedom.  He is author of The Devil and Karl Marx (TAN Books, 2020).
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Theoni Bell has a master's in journalism and studied religion and culture in 13 countries. She came to Catholicism in college and embraces the idea that "conversion is a lifelong process." She homeschools and writes from Houston where she lives with her husband and three children (four in heaven). She is currently working on a picture book about child loss and a novel about a boy in the wake of Vatican II.
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Blessed Raymond of Capua, (1303 – 1399) was Master General of the Dominican Order from 1380 until his death. He undertook the restoration of Dominican religious life and St. Catherine of Siena, accepted him as a spiritual director because of his great learning and love for the Church and for the revival of religious life.
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Fr. Nicholas A. Norman (1902-1994) was a priest and author renowned for his Marian devotion. He was ordained priest in 1926 and became the Director of the Confraternity of Mary Queen of All Hearts. He is author of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, a best-selling devotional booklet published by TAN Books.
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Fr. Albert P. Marcello, III, J.C.D. (Cand.) is a priest of the diocese of Providence, R.I. He holds an S.T.B. and M.A. in Thomistic Studies from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, and a J.C.L. from the Catholic University of Louvain, where he is a doctoral candidate in canon law.
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Bishop Wilhelm Stockums (1877-1956) was for many years an Auxilliary Bishop of Cologne, Germany. His acclaimed work, The Priesthood, is a best-selling classic on the subject, published by TAN Books.
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Giuliana Cavallini (1908-2004) was an Italian author who lived and worked in both Italy and the Untied States. She was an expert on St. Catherine of Siena and wrote many books. Her biography on the life of St. Martin de Porres is a best-selling classic published by TAN Books.
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Fr. Robert Nixon, OSB, is a monk of the Abbey of the Most Holy Trinity, New Norcia, Western Australia.  There he serves as Director of the Institute for Benedictine Studies.  He is a retreat master and liturgist. His interests include Medieval Latin literature, especially the lives of the saints.
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John Paul Sonnen is an author and history docent.  His subjects of interest include Catholic Studies, Christian culture, and civilization.  His graduate degrees are from the Angelicum in Rome.
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Fr. Godfrey Poage (1920 - 2001) was a Passionist priest and author from Iowa. He was ordained priest in 1946 and during his priesthood he wrote over twenty books and pamphlets, mostly dedicated to promoting vocations. For ten years he worked in the Vatican as secretary and director of the Pontifical Office for Religious Vocations.
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Fr. André Prévot (1840-1913) was a French priest and author who had great devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. He belonged to the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and worked in France and Belgium, promoting this devotion with all his energy.
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Fr. Kevin Drew is a priest and pastor of the Diocese of Kansas City-St Joseph.  He is well known for his preaching and evangelization.  Fr. Drew attended Holy Apostles Seminary in Connecticut and Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis before his ordination in 2012.
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Conor Gallagher is the CEO of TAN Books. He is the Executive Director of the Benedict Leadership Institute at Belmont Abbey College, and also on the Board of Trustees for Belmont Abbey College. He is a Board Member at Saint Joseph College Seminary for the Diocese of Charlotte. He is the author of “If Aristotle’s Kid Had an iPod: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Parents”, “Still Amidst the Storm: A Family Man’s Search for Peace in an Anxious World”, “Parenting for Eternity”, and he has a series of shorter books coming out, including “You Are Never Too Busy” and “You Have Only One Problem”. He and his wife Ashley are the parents of fifteen children.
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Fr. John Henry Hanson, O. Praem., is a Norbertine priest of St Michael’s Abbey in Silverado, California. He regularly contributes to the St Josemaria Institute website and periodically to the New Liturgical Movement. His most recent book is Scatter My Darkness: Turning Night to Day with the Gospel (Scepter Publishers, 2021).
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Amanda Evinger is a wife, mother and author.  She is a convert to the Faith and a busy homeschool mother.  She has published Catholic commentary for various publications.  She is author of Homeschooling Lesson Planner: A Catholic Mother's Guide to Scheduling Her Week  (TAN Books, 2019).
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Alice von Hildebrand (1923 - 2022) was an author, philosopher, and towering Catholic intellectual figure of her generation. She was married to Dietrich von Hildebrand, one of the greatest minds of the twentieth century.
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Fr. Dana Ambrose Christensen is a priest and writer of the Diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  He was ordained priest in 2005 and has served various assignments.  He is well known for his blog, A Living Sacrifice, which has achieved an international following.  Fr. Dana writes on subjects related to spiritual direction and more recently his journey with ALS.
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Msgr. Vittorio Guerrera is a priest and author of the Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut. Ordained in 1991, he began to study the Shroud of Turin as a teenager and is today considered an authority on the subject.
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Fr. Cliff Ermatinger is an author, spiritual director and retreat master.  He was ordained in Rome and has lived, studied and worked all over the world. He is an expert on the subject of spiritual warfare.  His graduate degrees are from Rome and Salamanca and his many books have been published by Padre Pio Press.
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Michael D. Greaney, CPA, MBA, is an author, board member and Director of Research for the interfaith Center for Economic and Social Justice in Arlington, Virginia.  His recent book The Greater Reset was published by TAN Books.
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Duane & Carrie Daunt are a married couple with eight children.  They have a passion for proclaiming the truth and beauty of the Catholic Faith.  Their most recent work is Man Your Post, published by TAN Books.
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Fra' Richard J. Wolff, KJ is a professed knight of justice in the Order of Malta.  He studied history and theology at Georgetown University and earned a PhD in history from Columbia University.  His book Holy Men and Women of the Order of Malta is published by TAN Books.
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Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God, O.S.B. is an author and convert to the Faith.  She is host of her own online video stream show, Mother Miriam Live.  She is also the foundress of the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel’s Hope.
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Colleen Roy lives in British Columbia, Canada with her husband and six children.  She is an educator who has been homeschooling her children for fifteen years.  Her popular column on faith and family issues is published by the B.C. Catholic.
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David Dashiell is a freelance author and editor based in Nashville, Tennessee, where he lives with his wife and children. He has a Master’s Degree in theology from Franciscan University, and his anthology, Ever Ancient, Ever New: Why Younger Generations Are Embracing Traditional Catholicism is available from TAN Books.
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Judge Robert J. Conrad, Jr. is a Unites States District Judge, a Catholic author, and a devoted father of five.  His excellent book John Fisher and Thomas More: Keeping Their Souls While Losing Their Heads is published by TAN Books.
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Kennedy is a Catholic father and author from Canada.  He writes on important themes that include Catholic manhood and St. Joseph.  His recent book Terror of Demons: Reclaiming Traditional Catholic Masculinity is available from TAN Books.
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Fr. Fulgence Meyer, OFM (1876 - 1938) was a noted retreat master and illuminating writer who lived in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Over the years he wrote twenty-seven books and pamphlets with over a million copies of his books distributed. His popular book Plain Talks on Marriage is sold by TAN Books.
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Fr. Cory Catron is a priest of the Diocese of Charlotte, and a graduate of Belmont Abbey College, the Pontifical College Josephinum, and the University of Mary. He writes on subjects that include spiritual direction and theology.
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Krista Thomas is a Catholic mother and convert to the Faith who writes from South Dakota.  She is a valued publicist for TAN Books and a busy academic coach for TAN Academy.  She writes on themes that include literature, spirituality, and homeschooling.  
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Natalie Hudson is a native of British Columbia, Canada.  Her graduate degree is in social communications from the Opus Dei University in Rome, Italy.  Natalie is a proud homeschool mother who has a keen interest in homeschool teaching pedagogies and TAN Academy curricula.
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Mary Harrell is a Catholic wife and homeschool mother of five based in Sacramento, California. As a frequent guest and host on Mater Dei Radio, she has recorded hundreds of interviews with Catholic authors. Her work has been featured in the National Catholic Register, and she is part of the publicity team for TAN Books.
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Fr. Felix Sarda y Salvany (1844-1916) was a Spanish priest from Barcelona and writer who is well known for his opposition to Liberalism.  Salvany is most remembered for his popular work known as El Liberalismo Es Pecado (Liberalism Is A Sin), a book that has been vigorously assailed by the Left for generations.
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Julia Meloni is an author and has published commentary for LifeSiteNews, Crisis Magazine, and OnePeterFive.  Her degrees are from Yale and Harvard.  She  is author of St. Gallen Mafia: Exposing the Secret Reformist Group Within the Church (TAN Books, 2021).
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Fr. Zackary Akers, FSSP is a Christendom College grad and director of development of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter.  His area of expertise includes the sacred liturgy and the Traditional Latin Mass movement.
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