The Living Of Maisie Ward

Author: Dana Greene
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The Living Of Maisie Ward from the Author: Dana Greene. Born in England into a family of successful Catholic writers, Ward's dedication to the Church ignited when, as a young woman, she joined the Catholic Evidence Guild. A group of street corner preachers, the Guild members gave witness to their Catholic faith in the parks of London. Ward met her future husband, Australian law student Frank Sheed, during her days with the Guild. Together, Maisie and Frank founded the publishing company of Sheed & Ward, which made a significant contribution to Catholicism through the publication of original works by Catholic writers and translations of noted Catholic European theologians.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Author: Maisie Ward
Publisher: Sheed & Ward
ISBN: 146160253X
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton from the Author: Maisie Ward. Maisie Ward's biography of Gilbert Keith Chesterton has long been a cornerstone in Chesterton studies, as well as in the publishing house she and her husband, Frank Sheed, founded in 1926. Originally published in 1942, just six years after Chesterton's untimely death, this book combines Ward's unique perspective as the author's friend and publisher with an examination of his personal correspondence and interviews with his closest friends and family. Here are Chesterton's childhood and school days, the friendship and foolery of youth, his early theological development, high spirited love letters, the variety and richness of his travel and life abroad, his lectures, his writings, and his indominable spirit. A Sheed & Ward Classic, this re-release of Ward's definitive biography is sure to delight existing "Chestertonians" and introduce a new generation to one of Catholicism's brightest lights. From the new introduction by Andrew Greeley: "This book had a decisive impact on me and on my life when I read it at the age of sixteen—and not merely because my fictional detective Blackie Ryan is an American cousin of GKC's Father Brown. Ms. Ward's biography introduced me not only to a world of literature of which I had been unaware, but to a perspective on literature and life which was enormously attractive because it confirmed many of the insights, instincts, inclinations, biases, and loves which were knocking around in my adolescent skull. I have been a Chestertonian all my life in part because I had been one without knowing it even before I read Ms. Ward's biography."

Catholic Literary Giants

Author: Joseph Pearce
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 1586179446
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Catholic Literary Giants from the Author: Joseph Pearce. In Catholic Literary Giants, Joseph Pearce takes the reader on a dazzling tour of the creative landscape of Catholic prose and poetry. Covering the vast and impressive terrain from Dante to Tolkien, from Shakespeare to Waugh, this book is an immersion into the spiritual depths of the Catholic literary tradition with one of today's premier literary biographers as our guide. Focusing especially on the literary revival of the twentieth century, Pearce explores well-known authors such as G.K. Chesterton, Graham Greene and J.R.R. Tolkien, while introducing lesser-known writers Roy Campbell, Maurice Baring, Owen Barfield and others. He even includes the new saint, Pope John Paul II, who wrote many literary and poetic pieces, among them the story that was made into a feature film, The Jeweler's Shop.

There Were Also Many Women There

Author: Katherine E. Harmon
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 081466296X
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There Were Also Many Women There from the Author: Katherine E. Harmon. Where are the women in liturgical history? In considering the influential liturgical movement in the United States during the first half of the twentieth century, Katharine E. Harmon reveals that the reality is analogous to Matthew's account of the crucifixion of Jesus: "there were also many women there" (Matt. 27:55). In this groundbreaking study, Harmon considers women's involvement in the movement. Here, readers explore the contributions of Maisie Ward, Dorothy Day, Catherine deHueck Doherty, Ade Bethune, Therese Mueller, and many others. Harmon shows how movements and institutions such as progressivism, Catholic women's organizations, Catholic Action, the American Grail Movement, and daily Catholic family life played a prominent role in the liturgical renewal. The historical record is clear that women were there, they ministered to the Mystical Body, and their important work must be recognized.

Young Mr Newman

Author: Maisie Ward
Publisher: New York, Sheed & Ward
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Young Mr Newman from the Author: Maisie Ward.