Dr. Sean M. Salai, D.Min, is the culture reporter for The Washington Times.
A former Jesuit, he holds a doctorate in evangelization and digital media from The Catholic University of America and is an author of multiple books on Ignatian spirituality. He is the author of What Would Pope Francis Do? Bringing the Good News to People in Need (2016) and All the Pope’s Saints (2017), both from Our Sunday Visitor. Sean holds an M.A. in applied philosophy from Loyola University Chicago and a B.A. in history from Wabash College.
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If knowing someone’s family helps us to know that person, then we must understand Francis as a son of St. Ignatius to appreciate the sources of his spiritual fire, and we must look at how the Jesuit saints lived to fully grasp how Francis strives to live. – From the introduction
What makes Pope Francis tick?
Where do his (sometimes unexpected) ideas come from?
Why does he often rattle people with what he says?
What makes him so different from other popes before him?
And why should we care?
All the Pope’s Saints can help us to discover and develop six virtues of Jesuit spirituality: secrets to a new, refreshed, and even unpredictable relationship with God.
This isn’t just a book about Pope Francis’ spiritual inspiration. As the first Jesuit pope in history, Francis has brought a radical shift in focus that stems directly from a long line of Jesuits dating back to St. Ignatius of Loyola. In All the Pope’s Saints, you’ll get to know many Jesuit saints—both famous and not—who are the Holy Father’s heroes and role models.
“Offers some unique insights into the mind and heart of this Jesuit Bishop of Rome and introduces us to some of the pope’s best friends.” —Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B., English-language media attaché of the Holy See Press Office and CEO of Salt and Light.