Tag Archives: swiss guard

The Vatican Cookbook

Pontifical Swiss Guard 
Sophia Institute Press, 2016
204 pages, hardcover $34.99

This is a real treat! Presented by the Swiss Guard — the elite protectors of the popes for more than 500 years — this book is a unique collection of exceptional recipes from simple to sublime, everyday staples to holiday feasts. Here are the classics served at Vatican tables for centuries and the finest of modern cuisine.

Authors pay tribute to Pope Francis, Pope Benedict XVI and Pope St. John Paul II with the personal favorite dishes from their homelands of Argentina, Bavaria and Poland. It also features superb photographs that take readers behind the scenes to secret and special places inside Vatican City

OrderAmazon, Sophia Institute Press

The Pope & The CEO

Before becoming a successful businessman, Widmer learned important lessons from JP2 . . .

The Pope & The CEO
Emmaus Road, 2011.
152 pages, $12.95 paperback

Widmer, the former Swiss Guard and accomplished CEO well-known to many Legatus members, reveals how the lessons learned while serving and protecting Pope John Paul II helped shape his later success as a corporate executive.

He calls the Pope “the most authentically human person I’ve ever met,” and goes on to impart practical and inspirational lessons learned at the feet of the Holy Father. Anyone looking for uplifting and edifying leadership advice will find this an educational and fascinating read!

Order: Amazon, Barnes & Noble