The saints, artists, mystics and scholars who shaped the Catholic Church—and civilization as a whole—are profiled. First up: Michelangelo (1475-1564), who created the paintings in the Sistine Chapel. Included: the belief that beauty is a route of access to God.
A profile of Saint Francis of Assisi (1181/82-1226), who was asked by Jesus to "build up my house, for it is nearly falling down." Included: How a life of true goodness can shake the foundations of the world.