For the first time, the biographies more than 70 of the holiest men of modern times have been gathered in one unique collection. Saintly Men of Modern Times presents the stories of men who lived their faith even when it meant giving up everything else. From horse trader to prime minister, these are men from every walk of life, every occupation, every age, every state of life. The one thing they have in common is that they all found holiness where they lived, worked, and sometimes died for their Faith. Their stories of bravery and holiness in the face of oppressive governments, difficult families, addictions, handicaps, and illness inspire every one, but especially men who are looking for role models of contemporary sanctity.
Joan Carroll Cruz
Joan Carroll Cruz was a native of New Orleans and was the educational product of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. She attended grade school, high school and college under their tutelage. Mrs. Cruz was 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.