FORTY CATHOLICS WHO SHAPED THE WORLD IN WHICH WE LIVE
First Printed: 09-01-2015
This book features forty Catholics of diverse talents and vocations who lived and breathed their faith while having an enormous impact on the world of their time. In turn they have contributed significantly to the shape of our world today. Their Christian faith and the spiritually nurturing environment provided by the Catholic Church underpinned and made possible their great achievements.
This work highlights the faith, love, prayer, devotional practices and hope for eternal life that inspired these innovators in areas as diverse as physics, biology, astronomy, art, music, navigation, world politics and theology. As you read their stories, expect to be move by the genius, the sacrifices, the drama and, most especially, the religious faith that characterized their fascinating lives.
About the Author: Clair Smith is a Catholic writer who has had more than 1,000 articles published in newspapers and magazines. She has taught classes at seven colleges and universities and is the author of The Great Catholic Trivia Challenge (ST PAULS), Can I Confess by E-mail? (ST PAULS), and Catholicism - Now I Get It! (Our Sunday Visitor). A graduate of Yale University, Smith has a master's degree from Columbia University's School of Journalism. She also runs the website, www.ThousandMiracles.com.