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Frank Sheed & Maisie Ward

Spiritual Writings

Author(s): David Meconi

ISBN13: 9781570758874

ISBN10: 1570758875

Publisher: Orbis Books

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  • For the first time, links the writings of a couple who worked to make the Catholic faith compelling and understandable in the modern world.

    Frank Sheed (d. 1981) and Maisie Ward (d. 1975) were a remarkable literary couple—founders of Sheed & Ward publishers, authors of innumerable books on Catholic history, theology, and spirituality, and pioneers in promoting the Catholic Revival of the mid-20th century. Frank Sheed was the best known Catholic apologist of the century while Maisie Ward won renown for her biographies and lives of the saints.

  • David Meconi

    Fr. David Vincent Meconi, S.J., is editor of Homiletic & Pastoral Review. He is a professor of patristic theology at St. Louis University where he teaches courses on Trinitarian theology, Christology and soteriology in the early Church, with a special interest in the life and thought of St. Augustine of Hippo. He is also the co-editor of the Cambridge University Companion to Augustine.

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    An engaging and delightful read! This should begin to remedy the inexcusable neglect of two of the best Catholic thinkers of modern times.

     - Peter Kreeft, author, Before I Go: Letters to Our Children about What Really Matters

    The unlikely marriage of Frank Sheed and Maisie Ward catalyzed these two remarkable believers and created Sheed & Ward, a publishing house that advanced Catholic intellectual life. As writers, lecturers, and activists, Frank and Maisie combined a love of the Church with a generous, zealous, and courageous spirit. They believed that 'God mattered,' and that faith unlived was no faith at all. This collection of their spiritual writings will help cement their contribution.

     - Dana Greene, author, The Living of Maisie Ward.


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