Wendy Beckett


Born
in South Africa
February 25, 1930

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Sister Wendy Beckett is a South African-born British art expert, Roman Catholic nun, and contemplative hermit who became an unlikely celebrity during the 1990s, presenting a series of acclaimed art history documentaries for the BBC.

Average rating: 4.01 · 5,437 ratings · 189 reviews · 55 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Story of Painting

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3.94 avg rating — 3,759 ratings — published 1994 — 16 editions
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Sister Wendy's 1000 Masterp...

4.23 avg rating — 614 ratings — published 1999 — 3 editions
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Sister Wendy on Prayer

4.34 avg rating — 193 ratings — published 2006 — 7 editions
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Sister Wendy's American Col...

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Sister Wendy's Grand Tour: ...

4.13 avg rating — 71 ratings — published 1994 — 2 editions
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Child's Book of Prayer in Art

4.52 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 1995 — 3 editions
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Speaking to the Heart: 100 ...

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Sister Wendy's Book of Medi...

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Sister Wendy's Odyssey

4.32 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 1993 — 2 editions
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Sister Wendy's Book of Saints

3.57 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 1998 — 3 editions
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“God never sends suffering. Never. It is never "God's will" that we should suffer. God would like us not to suffer. But since the world brings suffering, and since God refuses to use His almighty power and treat us as foolish children, He aligns Himself with us, goes into Auschwitz with us, is devastated by 9/11 with us, and draws us with Him through it all into fulfillment. This is a high price to pay for our human freedom, but it is worth it. To be mere automatons for whom God arranges the world to cause us no suffering would mean we never have a self. We could not make choices.”
Wendy Beckett

“Eccentric and secret genius that he was, Bosch not only moved the heart, but scandalized it into full awareness. The sinister and monstrous things that he brought forth are the hidden creatures of our inward self-love: he externalizes the ugliness within, and so his misshapen demons have an effect beyond curiosity. We feel a hateful kinship with them. The Ship of Fools is not about other people. It is about us.”
Wendy Beckett, The Story of Painting

“We were created to be fully human - a lifetime effort - and using our minds intelligently and reverently is essential to full humanhood. But Rushdie talks throughout of making something sacred, whereas there is another kind of sacrality that exists of its own right.”
Wendy Beckett

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