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Author(s): Frances Forbes

ISBN13: 9780895556257


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  • A short biography of the Saint who reformed Carmelites and gave a host of Saints to the Church. She helped bring back the original strict observance of the Carmelite rule, founded numerous new convents, became a celebrated mystic, and was canonized only 40 years after her death. In 1970 she was declared a Doctor of the Church. Here is a popular biography for young and old of this spirited and colorful Saint.
  • 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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