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About Pauline

What is behind the name Pauline? Why Paul? Of all the saints in the Church under whose patronage Blessed James Alberione could have placed our Congregation, why did he choose Paul, whose life and letters form such a large part of the New Testament?

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Oscar Romero

Oscar Romero

By (author): Roberto Morozzo della Rocca
SKU/EAN: 54662
ISBN: 9780819854667
Format: Paperback / softback


This compelling biography of Oscar Romero reveals a man’s dramatic change from a silent upholder of the status quo to a defender of the poor and the voiceless. Published to coincide with his beatification, this new title gives readers a heightened understanding of the Gospel courage and heroism that lead to his martyrdom. The author’s use of official archives and unpublished documents gives unique insights into Romero’s life, tracing out his journey of personal holiness and his love of the poor and defenseless.
  • Roberto Morozzo della Rocca Roberto Morozzo della Rocca (b. 1955) teaches modern history at Roma Tre University. He specializes in the relation between religions and nations and also in the relation between modernity and the sacred, a subject on which he has published a dozen volumes, some of which have been translated into various languages. Among his most recent publications are Passaggio a Oriente: La modernità e l’Europa ortodossa [Passage to the East: Modernity and Orthodox Europe] (Brescia, 2012) and Tra Est e Ovest: Agostino Casaroli diplomatico vaticano [Between East and West: Agostino Casaroli, Vatican Diplomat] (Cinisello Balsamo, 2014). Since the 1990’s he has been conducting research into the political and religious history of Latin America, in particular the figure of Oscar Romero. His findings are included in the anthology Oscar Romero: Un vescovo centroamericano tra guerra fredda e rivoluzione [Oscar Romero: A Central American Bishop between Cold War and Revolution] (Milan, Cinisello Balsamo, 2002) and in an initial scholarly biographical volume entitled Primero Dios: Vita di Oscar Romero [God First: The Life of Oscar Romero] (Milan, Cinisello Balsamo, 2005), after which he was invited to collaborate as an expert on the process for the canonization of the bishop and martyr. The present biography of Romero is therefore the result of many years of study.