Posted by: frroberts | January 25, 2016

Recommended Biographies

Day, The Long Loneliness.

Day, The Eleventh Virgin.

Ciszeck, He Leadeth Me.

Pearce, Race with the Devil.  

Autbiogrphy of a prominent Catholic author that shares his conversion from being a British white supremacist to an American Catholic writer.

Burton, The Eighth American Saint (Biography of Mother Guerin) 

Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain.

Merton, Sign of Jonas.

Robinson, In No Strange Land: The Embodied Mysticism of Saint Phillip Neri.

Weigel, The End and the Beginning.

Weigel, Witness to Hope.

Ackroyd, The Life of Thomas More.

Monti, The King’s Good Servant, but God’s First.

Wegemer, Thomas More: A Portrait of Courage.

Curtright, The One Thomas More.

Thompson, Francis of Assisi.

Biographies of the famous poverello from Assisi often suffer from the lamentable defect that they tell us more about the biographer than they tell us about the actual flesh and bones saint.  Fr. Augustine Thompson’s biography critically weighs historical sources and comes up with a historically credible picture of who Francis was and what he did.


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