Catherine of Siena, photo of cover on my blog, plus success story
- I'd like to let you all know that I always post an image of the books I post
here on my blog, usually on the same day. See today's book cover at
http://anabragahenebrysjournal.blogspot.com/. All other PopeStNickV books I
have posted will be under the PopeStNickV tag on sidebar.
Also, I was browsing my library online today and noticed that Piers Paul's
read new fiction "Death of a Pope" from Ignatius Press is on order and there
are four holds on it already!
On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 6:39 AM, Ana <aninha77@...> wrote:
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> Check to see if this title is already in your library's catalog. If it is,
> put a hold on it and check it out. If not, fill out a patron request form
> right away. This can usually be done online at your library's website.
> Title: Catherine of Siena
> Author: Sigrid Undset
> Publisher: Ignatius Press
> Date Published: October, 2009
> ISBN-10: 1586174088
> Price: $16.95 (Amazon price: $10.47)
> Amazon link:
> Publisher website:
> Editorial Reviews
> Product Description
> Sigrid Undset's Catherine of Siena is critically acclaimed as one of the
> best biographies of this famous fourteenth-century saint. Known for her
> historical fiction, which won her the Nobel Prize for literature in 1928,
> Undset based this factual work on primary sources, her experiences living in
> Italy, and her profound understanding of the human heart.
> One of the greatest novelists of the twentieth century, Undset was no
> stranger to hagiography. Her meticulous research of medieval times, which
> bore such fruit in her masterpieces Kristin Lavransdatter and The Master of
> Hestviken, acquainted her with some of the holy men and women produced by
> the Age of Faith. Their exemplary lives left a deep impression upon the
> author, which she credited as one of her reasons for entering the Church in
> Catherine of Siena was a particular favorite of Undset, who also was a
> Third Order Dominican. An extraordinarily active, intelligent, and
> courageous woman, Catherine at an early age devoted herself to the love of
> God. The intensity of her prayer, sacrifice, and service to the poor won her
> a reputation for holiness and wisdom, and she was called upon to make peace
> between warring nobles. Believing that peace in Italy could only be achieved
> if the pope, then living in France, returned to Rome, Catherine boldly
> traveled to Avignon to meet with Pope Gregory XI.
> With sensitivity to the zealous love that permeated the life of Saint
> Catherine, Undset presents a most moving and memorable portrait of one of
> the greatest women of all time.
May His will be done in all things!
Ana Braga-Henebry, M.A.
�Joy is often found behind little things and is reached by following one�s
proper daily duty with a spirit of devotion.� Pope Benedict XVI
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