Saint Margaret of Cartona / Digital original - eBook
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Vendor: Philosophical Library
Publication Date: 2015
Margaret of Cortona was an Italian penitent of the Third Order of St. Francis. She was born in Laviano, near Perugia, and died in Cortona. She was canonized in 1728. She is the patron saint of the falsely accused; hobos; homeless; insane; orphaned; mentally ill; midwives; penitents; single mothers; reformed prostitutes; third children; tramps. Saint Margaret of Cortona aroused Mauriacs interest because very little was known about her in France and because she succumbed to human love and even had a child. This interest distracted him in a time when the Germans were all over France and he followed her wherever she led him. This is the story of one such spiritual encounter.
François Mauriac (18851970) was a French writer. Mauriac achieved success in 1922 and 1923 with Le Baiser au lépreux and Genitrix (tr. of both in The Family, 1930). Generally set in or near his native Bordeaux, his novels are imbued with his profound, though nonconformist, Roman Catholicism. His characters exist in a tortured universe; nature is evil and man eternally prone to sin. His major novels are The Desert of Love (1925, tr. 1949), Thérèse (1927, tr. 1928), and Vipers Tangle (1932, tr. 1933). Other works include The Frontenacs (1933, tr. 1961) and AWoman of the Pharisees (1941, tr. 1946); The Life of Jean Racine (1928) and Life of Jesus (1936, tr. 1937); and plays, notably Asmodée (1938, tr. 1939). Also a distinguished essayist, Mauriac became a columnist for LeFigaro after World War II. Collections of his articles and essays include Journal, 193239 (1947, partial tr. Second Thoughts, 1961), Prousts Way (1949, tr. 1950), and Cain, Where Is Your Brother? (tr. 1962). Mauriac received the 1952 Nobel Prize in Literature.
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