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  • Frances Alice Forbes

    Saint Benedict, by Frances Alice Forbes, weaves skillfully the story of the life of this great saint. One of the most well-known and beloved male saints today, St. Benedict is widely studied, and rightfully revered for his austerity and holiness. This title begins with the state of the times into which St. Benedict was born, then leads through his early years, his leaving to go out into the world, life as a monk, leading as abbot, founding of monasteries, the Rule of St. Benedict, the saint's visions and ability to read the hearts of men, his close relationship with his twin sister Scholastica, the death of the saint, and the spread of the Benedictine order throughout the world. A perfect...read more

  • Frances Alice Forbes

    With the amazing ability of any gifted story-teller, Mother Frances Alice Forbes lays before us the beautiful life story of St. Teresa of Avila. Witty, gifted with great wisdom, charming and courageous, St. Teresa was the great reformer of the Order of Mt. Carmel, founded numerous convents and monasteries, and is universally considered the greatest mystical writer of the Catholic Church, for which she was declared Doctor of the Church. Beginning with her girlhood, and following along through her joining Carmel, years as nun, mystical call to God's Mission for her, and finally her sufferings and death. This story is one of the best written about this wonderful...read more

  • Frances Alice Forbes

    Pope Saint Pius X (2 June 1835 - 20 August 1914), born Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto, was Pope from 4 August 1903 to his death in 1914. He was the first pope since Pius V (1566 to 1572) to be canonized. St. Pius X is known for vigorously opposing modernist interpretations of Catholic doctrine, promoting traditional devotional practices and orthodox theology. His most important reform was to publish the first Code of Canon Law, which collected the laws of the Church into one volume for the first time. He was also considered a pastoral pope, in the sense of encouraging personal holiness, piety and a daily lifestyle reflecting deep Christian values. (Summary adapted from...read more

  • Frances Alice Forbes

    A short and rather old fashioned biography a great saint. Don't expect subtlety; it's unapologetic hagiography. The saint is presented as a figure of pristine brilliance, courage and integrity and his persecutors as conniving villains. But to those who appreciate what was at stake in the controversy, Athanasius is indeed a God-sent hero. This is an informative, if quaint, introduction to a fascinating figure in history. (Summary by...read more

  • Frances Alice Forbes

    Saint Benedict of Nursia (c. 480 – 543 or 547) is honoured by the Catholic Church as the patron saint of Europe and students. Benedict founded twelve communities for monks at Subiaco, Italy (about 40 miles (64 km) to the east of Rome), before moving to Monte Cassino in the mountains of southern Italy. One of his most well known achievement is his "Rule of Saint Benedict", containing precepts for his monks. He is often called the founder of western monasticism. (Summary adapted from...read more

  • Frances Alice Forbes

    Saint Columba (521 – 597) was an Irish abbot and missionary credited with spreading Christianity in present-day Scotland. He founded the important abbey on Iona, which became a dominant religious and political institution in the region for centuries. He is the Patron Saint of Derry. He was highly regarded by both the Gaels of Dál Riata and the Picts, and is remembered today as a Christian saint and one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland. Columba reportedly studied under some of Ireland's most prominent church figures and founded several monasteries in the country. Around 563 he and his twelve companions crossed to Dunaverty near Southend, Argyll in Kintyre before settling in Iona in...read more

  • Frances Alice Forbes

    Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491– 1556) was a Spanish knight from a local Basque noble family, hermit, priest since 1537, and theologian, who founded the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and was its first Superior General. After being seriously wounded in the Battle of Pamplona in 1521, he underwent a spiritual conversion while in recovery. De Vita Christi by Ludolph of Saxony purportedly inspired Loyola to abandon his previous military life and devote himself to labour for God. He died in July 1556, was beatified by Pope Paul V in 1609, canonized by Pope Gregory XV in 1622, and declared patron of all spiritual retreats by Pope Pius XI in...read more

  • Frances Alice Forbes

    This book is above all things the story of a mother. But it is also the story of a noble woman—a woman who was truly great, for the reason that she never sought to be so. Because she understood the sphere in which a woman's work in the world must usually lie, and led her life truly along the lines that God had laid down for her; because she suffered bravely, forgot herself for others, and remained faithful to her noble ideals, she ruled as a queen amongst those with whom her life was cast. Her influence was great and far-reaching, but she herself was the last to suspect it, the last to desire it, and that was perhaps the secret of its greatness. The type is rare at the present day, but,...read more

  • Frances Alice Forbes

    Vincent De Paul [c. 1581 - 1660] was a man renowned during his own century for his compassion, humility and generosity. During the days when galleys were part of any countries' war machine and these galleys were rowed by convicts who were in reality slaves, Vincent's special call was to provide what spiritual comfort he could to these wretched men. When a young man he himself had been captured by Turkish pirates, who brought him to Tunis and sold him into slavery, so he had a special understanding of their lot. He escaped in 1607 and went on to become a priest with a ministry to the poor. In 1625 de Paul founded the Congregation of the Mission, a society of missionary priests commonly known...read more

  • Frances Alice Forbes

    Este libro es, por encima de todo, la historia de una madre. Pero también es la historia de una noble mujer, una mujer que fue realmente grandiosa, justamente porque ella nunca trató de ser así. Porque ella entendió la esfera en la que el trabajo de una mujer en el mundo generalmente debe consistir y verdaderamente dirigió su vida según las líneas que Dios le había tendido; porque sufrió valientemente, se olvidó de sí misma por otros y se mantuvo fiel a sus nobles ideales, ella gobernó como una reina entre aquellos con quienes le tocó vivir. Su influencia fue muy grande y de un gran alcance, pero ella misma fue la última en sospecharlo, la última en desearlo, y ese fue...read more