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Author(s): Frances Forbes

ISBN13: 9780895556240


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  • A short, popular biography of the ardent Spanish soldier who, while recuperating from a battle wound, was converted to the service of Christ by reading a Catholic book. He initially did great penance, became holy, went to study at the University of Paris, wrote his Spiritual Exercises, gathered a following of brilliant holy men, and then founded the Jesuits.

  • Frances Forbes

    F. A. Forbes was the nom de plume of Mother Frances Alice Monica Forbes, RSCJ, a sister of the Society of the Sacred Heart, Scotland.She was born on March 16, 1869, and was named Alice Forbes. Her mother died when she was a child, and she was raised as a Presbyterian.In 1900, however, she became a Roman Catholic. Only a few months later, she entered the Society of the Sacred Heart, as a 31-year-old postulant. She was to write many books, including brief biographies of Saint Ignatius Loyola, Saint John Bosco, Saint Teresa of Ávila, Saint Columba, Saint Monica, Saint Athanasius, Saint Catherine of Siena, Saint Benedict, Saint Hugh of Lincoln, Saint Vincent de Paul, and, most famously, Pope Saint Pius X. The author died in 1936.

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