A short, popular biography of the famous French Saint known as "The Father of his Country" for his remarkable charities. In early life he was captured and enslaved by the Moslems in Africa, but he escaped, returned home and did great work for God. He was canonized in just 77 years. Here is a popular biography for young and old of one of the most famous Saints of the Church and a model of charity for all. Impr. 117 pgs 5 Illus, PB
Mother Frances Alice Monica Forbes, also known as F.A. Forbes, was born in 1869 into a Presbyterian family. She converted to Catholicism in 1900, and entered the Society of the Sacred Heart as a postulant when she was thirty-one. She was a strong-willed and intelligent woman, and used both these gifts to generously make the sacrifices that the Lord wished of her daily. F.A. Forbes authored a considerable amount of books based on the saints, including St. John Bosco: Friend of Youth, St. Monica, St. Catherine of Sienna, St. Benedict, and The Gripfast Series of English Readers. She died in 1936.