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Blessed Are the Meek
The famous novel about St. Francis of Assisi by Polish historical novelist Zofia Kossak-Szczucka, known for her WWII resistance work. Novel was written while her husband was in a concentraton camp. Kossak herself spent a year in a German camp. From the cover: "Set against the background of one of the most tumultuous and exciting periods of history -- the early part of the ...more
Hardcover, 158 pages
(first published 1937)
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Aug 18, 2016 Ma rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
A historical novel steeped in the Christian worldview, Blessed are the Meek explores sin and its consequences in the context of the 5th Crusade and the life of Francis of Assisi. Skillfully blending history, legend, a deep Christian spirituality, and great insight into human nature, Kossak has crafted a novel which richly deserves its title, as the entire novel is an exploration of the truth of Jesus' teaching from which the novel takes its name.
Polish writer, a catholic activist and a World War II resistance fighter, co-founder the wartime Polish organization Żegota, set up to assist Poland's Jews in escaping the Holocaust. In 1943, she was arrested by the Germans and sent to Auschwitz Concentration Camp.She was released through the efforts of the Polish underground and returned to Warsaw. In late 1944, she participated in the Warsaw Upr ...moreMore about Zofia Kossak-Szczucka...