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Ordinary Life, Extraordinary Living: Isidoro Zorzano

by Thomas A. McDonough

Item #/ISBN: 9781594175152

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The new biography of venerable Isidoro Zorzano adds a relatively unknown name to the landscape of exceptionally holy men and women of the Twentieth Century. Like many of his contemporaries, Zorzano left a lasting imprint and solid example of how to uniquely live out the call to holiness in a turbulent modern world. As a young Spanish engineer and good friend of Fr. Josemaría Escrivá, Zorzano became a founding member of Opus Dei in Spain. Despite the fatal diagnosis of Hodgkin’s lymphoma at age thirty-eight, he “was content to keep working and offer everything to God,” never resting despite his quick deterioration. As a witness of silent devotion to the Lord through a life of simplicity, fidelity, and attentiveness, he became a model of attainable sanctity for both his contemporaries and future generations alike.

Thomas A. McDonough studied at both Boston College and University of Chicago. After forty years in commercial real estate finance and development in the United States and abroad, he wrote his first book, Learning to Pray with St. Josemaría in 2015, followed by biographies on Dorothy Day and Ernesto Cofiño. Tom is the co-founder and Executive Director of American Family Project, Inc. in Washington, D.C.

ISBN: 9781594175152

Product #: 75152

Size: 5.5 x 8.5

Format: Paperback

Pages: 208