Whether you have been reading Father Morris' insightful commentaries since the earliest editions of Magnificat or are being introduced to them for the first time, you are in for a singular treat. In the Communion of Saints presents the best of Father Morris'; writings on saints and will stir up your desire to join the company of the Blessed.
To read an art essay by Father Michael Morris, O.P., is to uncover a richness of expression in both word and imagery. His love of sacred art is unmistakable in the enthusiastic turns of phrase he brings to his writing. His exhaustive knowledge is found in detailed insights. Father Morris shares what he sees, and we are the better for it.
Undoubtedly his intimate knowledge of the lives of these saints strengthened Fr. Morris in the final days of his battle with the cancer that took his life in July 2016. It was always Father’s prayer that the essays he wrote would draw readers into a deeper relationship with Jesus, his Blessed Mother, and his Church. It is our sincere prayer that In the Communion of Saints will achieve that end and that, one day, we may all be granted some share and fellowship in the company of these friends he so admired while on earth.