Father Daniel Ange
Excerpts from his work: "The Witnesses of the Future"
Collection: 'Jeunesse Lumiere'.
The 'Sarment Fayard-France' 1985
Fr. Daniel Ange is an eminent educator, concerned for the
moral and spiritual well-being of youth.
Encouraged by the Holy See, he went around the world to
select witnesses for Christ, in order to present them to
today's youth. Out of eighteen countries he chose twenty
five people who died in the odor of sanctity, including
Fathi. The majority belong to the second half of our
He summarizes each one's life and death, spells out their
characteristics and virtues, reproduces some writings and
cites testimony. A dozen pages are reserved for Fathi.
"In the arms of life, a heather in flowers"
Excerpts from her work: "Young Faces of Holiness"
'Modern Saints in Photos and Words'
Our Sunday Visitor Publishing, copyright 2004
Encouraged by her friend Father Campion Lally, O.F.M., Ann
presented in this book brief sketches of the lives of many
holy children and youth, all under the age of twenty.
Although many of the youth in this book suffered terribly
with great physical pain before their deaths, they all have
in common a heroic cheerfulness and spirit of giving. In the
wisdom of their innocent youth, they provide clarity for our
own path at the end of our days. In just a brief time, they
have internalized the true joy of the cross -- the value of
suffering -- and have lived in a constant effort to accept
and follow God's will and His plan for them. Some are
martyrs, such as Fathi... The child who spills his blood for
Christ does not leave us in any doubt as to his sanctity.
Fathi Abboud Baladi: A star from the East.
Excerpts from his work: "The Spring of God"
'Saints of Generation Jean-Paul II'
France, CLD Editions, 2005
Joachim Bouflet, historian, devotes himself to the study of
religious mentalities. Consultant to the postulator of the
Congregation for the causes of the saints, he is the author
of works on several great spiritual figures and the mystical
The saints and evoked speak to us by their life, also
sometimes in their writings: it is to point out the
influence exerted on the Christians of the 20th century by
writings [...] from S.G. Fathi Baladi [...], it appeared useful
to quote them [...]
To the 20th century, holiness is announced initially by the
preeminence of martyrdom, like Jean-Paul II said in the
encyclical: Tertio millenio adveniente. Fathi is one such
martyr. Bouflet added: has he a presentiment that he is
called to offer his life, not only by testimony of his faith
and his charity, but in the gift of his life?
S.G. Fathi Baladi (Lebanon 1961-1980)
« Lord, do not abandon me…»