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St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226) is everybody’s saint: to love him you need not love sanctity: if you love anything at all, you will love St. Francis.

There is a danger in this—the danger that in the dazzle of his personality, his meaning may be lost, and, with his meaning, his usefulness for us. It is right to see him as a man who loved nature, indeed
Hardcover, The Saints in Pictures , 40 pages
Published 1950 by Sheed & Ward
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Mary Josephine "Maisie" Ward (4 January 1889 – 28 January 1975), a descendant of one of Britain's distinguished Catholic families, was a writer, publisher, and speaker.

Ward was born in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight on 4 January 1889, the eldest of the five children of Wilfrid Philip Ward and the novelist Josephine Mary Hope-Scott Ward. On her mother's side she was descended from Henry Fitzalan-How

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