Christopher Blum is the Academic Dean of the Augustine Institute’s Graduate School of Theology and the host of the new Augustine Institute video series on the saints of the Catholic Reformation, True Reformers.
He is the editor and translator of a popular collection of meditations drawn from the letters of St. Francis de Sales, Roses among Thorns, and, most recently, the co-author of A Mind at Peace: Reclaiming an Ordered Soul in the Age of Distraction (Sophia Institute).
What do we need to learn from the saints of the Catholic Reformation?
At 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, we must recall the authentic causes of human progress: the renewal of our interior lives by the love of God, the renewal of our exterior actions by the commitment to serve the common good, and the renewal of our aspirations by the cultivation of Christian hope. The saints of the Catholic Reformation–the True Reformers–championed and modeled these virtues in the Age of the Reformation, and they remain trustworthy guides to them today.