Sunday, 13 March 2016

The Life of Our Lord Jesus Christ

The son of a poor cooper, Louis Veuillot (1813-1883) became one of the leading French writers of his century and a great defender of the Catholic cause against infidels and liberals.

Friend and foe alike admired his perceptive and courageous journalism while his books won over his readers by their keen insights and fine prose.

This Life of Our Lord Jesus Christ earned a papal accolade.

Veuillot wanted his readers to come to know the life and personality of Our Lord and to be inspired by Him. Though hardly ever polemical, Veuillot’s masterpiece has not only stirred the devotion of the faithful but also made many converts.

Pope Pius IX described it as “a vindication of the outraged godhead of Christ”.

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