These remarkable stories transport us to places all over the world, including a convent garage in Ohio, where Mother Angelica founded the largest religious television network in the world;
inside the walls of the Vatican, where Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, ‘The Scarlett Pimpernel of the Vatican’, evaded the snare of a Gestapo colonel;
the depths of the Bolivian jungle where Father Joe Walijewski helped build an entire city;
and a church in Dublin where Matt Talbot quietly made his daily pilgrimage.
Common to each of these exceptional men and women, lay and religious alike, was their willingness to take up their cross, no matter what the cost. Their abilities to overcome insurmountable obstacles have made their stories worth telling and their lives worth remembering.