The Franciscan Saints Pre-Order Set For Release September 27, 2017






Robert Ellsberg — 000 pgs.
Publisher: Franciscan Media
ISBN: 9781632531940

Biography:

From 1975-80 Robert Ellsberg was part of the Catholic Worker community in New York, working with Dorothy Day during the last five years of her life, and serving for two years as managing editor of the Catholic Worker newspaper. He has devoted much of his life to promoting Day’s life and legacy, editing Dorothy Day: Selected WritingsThe Duty of Delight: The Diaries of Dorothy Day, and All the Way to Heaven: Selected Letters of Dorothy Day. Aside from his two Crossroad titles, he has also written The Saints’ Guide to Happiness, and edited anthologies of Gandhi, Thich Nhat Hanh, Charles de Foucauld, and Flannery O’Connor. Since 1987 he has served as Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Orbis Books.

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The Franciscan Saints Pre-Order Set For Release September 27, 2017

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Reading Robert Ellsberg’s profiles of holy men and women is like throwing open a window in a stuffy old church and taking in great gulps of fresh air. Henri Nouwen has described his writing as “evocative without being pious.” He broadens the traditional vision of sanctity and calls modern readers of all stripes to claim their potential for moral and spiritual growth, courage and action. By choosing relevant models and contemporary heroes, he makes holiness accessible and attractive to ordinary people. 

These 101 spiritual trailblazers span the centuries from Francis and Clare to Solanus Casey and Mychal Judge, with representatives from every walk of life and corner of the world. 

Each entry features the essential biographical facts and adds the insight and depth only Ellsberg can provide. The author’s sharp eye for signs and stories of holiness in the gritty, messy real world informs his selections, making his work unique. Obscure lay peasants, married activists, and controversial social reformers take pride of place alongside better-known theologians, founders, and canonized saints.



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