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As from September 2014 Gracewing became the sole UK

distributors of TAN books and St Benedict Press


New titles Include:


The Inside Story of Vatican II                      

Rev Ralph Wiltgen

Revised and Updated

Widely hailed for its balanced, factual reporting, this eye-opening insider’s account was written by Fr Ralph M Wiltgen, a priest and professional journalist who had unparalleled access to the principal figures and events of the Second Vatican Council.

978 0 89555 186 3   304 pages         £18.99


Bergoglio’s List       

Nello Scavi

The incredible, true story of how Fr Jorge Bergoglio - now Pope Francis - saved the lives of hundreds of people fleeing Argentina from an oppressive, military regime.  Complete with elaborate passageways, secret hideouts, and covert automobiles this  is an enthralling look at Bergoglio’s courage, piety, and commitment to life.

978 1 61890 626 7    200 pages          £12.99


The Encounter                                     

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi

Cardinal Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture guides the reader through the spiritual life with the same retreat he gave to Pope Benedict just days before his resignation. Along the way, Ravasi weaves in classics works of art, fiction, poetry, and music, creating a rich tapestry of God’s goodness. Written with a loving and personal touch by one of the church’s premier teachers.

978 1 61890 214 6  hb   160 pages     £15.99


The Incorruptibles  

A Study of Incorruption in the bodies of various Saints and Beati             

Joan Carroll Cruz

The incorruptible bodies of saints are a consoling sign of Christ's victory  over death, a confirmation of the dogma of the Resurrection of the Body, a sign that the Saints are still with us in the Mystical Body of Christ, as well as a proof of the truth of the Catholic Faith.

978 0 89555 066 8  310 pages         £13.99


Defending Marriage

Twelve Arguments for Sanity

Anthony Esolen

Professor Anthony Esolen expertly and succinctly identifies the cultural dangers of gay marriage and the Sexual Revolution which paved its way.  A rousing and compelling defense of true marriage and the human family

978 1 61890 604 5  128 pages          £9.99


Pope Francis

Thomas J Craughwell

This beautiful hardbound edition accompanied by thirty full-colour photographs chronicles the life of Pope Francis from his childhood at ‘the end of the earth’ to his first days as pontiff in Rome.

978 1 61890 136 1 hb 176 pages   £18.99

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Karol, The Boy Who Became Pope: A Story about Saint John Paul II

Jem Sullivan

Reveals the power of faith and family in the young life of the “pope of the family,” Saint John Paul II. Written by Jem Sullivan, catechist and author, and beautifully illustrated by award-winning artist William J. Maloney, Karol is a delightful and inspiring children’s story about one of the great saints of our age.


978 1 61890 617 5 hb 160 pages  £9.99

Memoirs of a Happy Failure

Alive von Hildebrand

A fascinating and essential glimpse into the life of Dietrich von Hildebrand’s wife. She is one of contemporary Catholicism’s most compelling minds. Here is a story of courage, faith, and the grace of God acting in the world. Details her thrilling escape from Europe nearly halted by a Nazi ship and then her many influential years at Hunter College in NYC.

978 1 61890 126 2  hb  180 pages £16.99