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Saints Are Not Sad
     

Saints Are Not Sad

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by Frank Sheed
 

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The only tragedy is not to be a saint, wrote the French novelist Leon Bloy. And St. Francis de Sales said that "A sad saint would be a sorry saint." But what is a saint? One way to answer is to analyze sanctity, theologically and psychologically. Another way, which is the path Frank Sheed chose in creating this volume, is to show you a saint-or rather, since no two

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The only tragedy is not to be a saint, wrote the French novelist Leon Bloy. And St. Francis de Sales said that "A sad saint would be a sorry saint." But what is a saint? One way to answer is to analyze sanctity, theologically and psychologically. Another way, which is the path Frank Sheed chose in creating this volume, is to show you a saint-or rather, since no two saints are alike-to show you a number of saints. In this book, you are shown forty saints.

The saints Sheed chose for this collection are from various time periods: six before A.D. 500, seventeen from then to the Reformation, and seventeen from the Reformation to the middle of the twentieth century. Many are well known, like St. Anthony, Francis, Augustine, Patrick and Bernadette, while others are lesser known, for example, Columcille and Malachy.

The same can be said for the various authors of these short biographies. Among them are the famous like Hilaire Belloc, Alban Goodier and G.K. Chesterton, as well as priests and laymen whose names may no longer be familiar but whose writing still brings to life men and women whose closeness to God gave them purpose, strength, and yes, joy.

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BN ID:
2940000970225
Publisher:
Ignatius Press
Publication date:
02/20/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,073,602
File size:
757 KB

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Saints Are Not Sad: Short Biographies of Joyful Saints 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written book covers many saints. Gives a good synopsis of their lives.