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In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan… as we shiver into another year, its pages blank and ready to be written, January brings us hope and new beginnings. Perhaps a new book could bring inspiration, comfort or a challenge. “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.” Charles William Eliot (1834–1926)

The Priest of the Gallows: The Life of St Joseph Cafasso

The Priest of the Gallows: The Life of St Joseph Cafasso

St John Bosco. Translated by Rev Patrick O’Connell BD

£5.00

A brief account of the life and work of St Joseph Cafasso, St John Bosco's spiritual mentor and model in the priesthood.
Paperback portrait 173mm x 117mm
102pp
113g
ISBN 978-1-909080-64-5

St Joseph Cafasso was called the 'priest of the gallows' because he converted so many criminals on death row, often accompanying them to their execution. This short biography is told in two panegyrics by St John Bosco himself.