The Triumph of the Cross by Savonarola. Of St Philip Neri, the Apostle of Rome, who was
ever staunch in his loyalty to the memory of the one
who, for a time at least, was the Apostle of his own
native Florence, it is said, that this was one of his
favorite books. The Saint's biographer Cardinal
Capecelatro, writes: "It is well known that Philip
often read the writings of Savonarola, especially The
Triumph of the Cross, and that he used them for
the instruction of his spiritual children. There are still
preserved in the Vallicella, among the books which
belonged to St Philip, and which were given by him
to the Congregation, five of Savonarola's works."
What better endorsement than of a Saint of the Church?