Saints Are Not Sad: Short Biographies of Joyful Saints

Saints Are Not Sad Short Biographies of Joyful Saints 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 sanc

  • Title: Saints Are Not Sad: Short Biographies of Joyful Saints
  • Author: Frank Sheed
  • ISBN: 9781586175979
  • Page: 156
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 aThe 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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    One Reply to “Saints Are Not Sad: Short Biographies of Joyful Saints”

    1. Originally published in 1949, I suspect many writings were even from earlier periods. Rather than facts, writers assume we know something of these 38saints, so spend paragraphs extolling virtues unclearly with little demonstration of their actions. Not joyful as anticipated, I assume these people were joyful because of their love of God.

    2. This is a great book, although the title is a little misleading. Originally published in 1949, Frank Sheed (the editor) picked these short saint's lives to counterbalance sugar-sweet, overly pious Victorian accounts. The essays in "Saints are not Sad", in contrast, are written in a lively "modern" style, setting the saints in full historical context and giving attention to their particular personalities, gifts, challenges, passions, and circumstances. So no, the saints here haven't been picked b [...]

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