Saint Philip Neri Minibook
Title: Saint Philip Neri
Authors: Bob and Penny Lord
Publisher: Journeys of Faith
Format: Printed minibook
Saint Philip Neri
Apostle of the Laity
Coincidence; Holy Coincidence; or Holy Design that two Saints of the Counter-Reformation were born in the same year (1515) that Martin Luther began to espouse his theory on Justification through Faith alone and his criticism of Papal Indulgences which would culminate with the nailing of his controversial ninety-five theses on the doors of the Wittenburg Castle, two years later? As one of God’s disciples is tripping and falling, God is sending down two disciples, one in Spain-Teresa of Avila and one in Italy-Philip Neri, to defend the Faith and counteract the misery which followed from this one act.
The Lord made a promise and He will not allow hell to prevail against His Church! During this dark period in the Church, Jesus had all sorts of future Saints balancing the scales; from Spain: Ignatius of Loyola, Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross; from Italy: Charles Borromeo, Philip Neri, Pius V, Robert Bellarmine, Catherine dei Ricci; from France: Vincent de Paul, Francis de Sales and Jane Frances de Chantal; from England: Thomas More and John Fisher.
Apostle of Rome and the Laity. Rome where St. Philip Neri began his ministry.
Follow him as he teaches the brothers, who are now the Oratorians.
Chiesa Nuova, the Church where he lived, died, experienced Ecstasy, Our Lady appeared to him and where Pope John Paul II went to honor him.
Discover the many Miracles that took place during his life.