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Reluctant Saint

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Published by Penguin Group USA, Inc. in New York .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL24263217M
ISBN 109781440615191, 9781440618581


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Maximilian Schell stars as 'the flying friar', St. Joseph of Cupertino, in this heartwarming and amazing true story of the humble Franciscan friar who literally rose to sainthood.

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Cupertino, Italy, The uneven Edward Dmytryk tells the "essential elements" of the story of a man who was considered by everybody 5/5(3). The Reluctant Saint is a film which tells the story of Joseph of Cupertino, a 17th-century Italian Conventual Franciscan friar and mystic who is honored as a saint by the Catholic stars Maximilian Schell as Joseph, as well as Ricardo Montalbán, Lea Padovani, Akim Tamiroff, and Harold movie was written by John Fante and Joseph Petracca and directed by Edward ed by: Edward Dmytryk.

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A beautiful book of meditations on various Christian virtues or charisms as reflected in the lives of nine holy Dominican men and women. In Reluctant Saint, Donald Spoto, author of the acclaimed The Hidden Jesus, shows us a Saint Francis who transcends the image of Francis familiar to even the least religious among us: wealthy profligate, soldier, businessman, preacher, defender of the poor, mystic-and, later, a lodestar to ecologists and animal rights activists.5/5(2).

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Drawing on unprecedented access to unexplored archives, plus Franc. John Henry Newman was the most eminent English-speaking Christian thinker and writer of the past two hundred years.

James Joyce hailed him the 'greatest' prose stylist of the Victorian age.A problematic campaign to canonise Newman started fifty years ago. After many delays John Paul II declared him a 'Venerable'.

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Acclaimed biographer Donald Spoto strips away the legends from 4/5. In Reluctant saint, Donald Spoto shows us a Saint Francis who transcends the image of Francis familiar to even the least religious among us.

Spoto's unprecedented access to unexplored archives and the saint's own unpublished letters help reveal how Francis pioneered an entirely new historical movement, one that eventually slipped from his grasp.

Spoto highlights Francis's position within the 4/5(2). The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame. The Reluctant Dragon is one of our Favorite Fairy Tales, published in Grahame's collection, Dream Days inillustrated by Maxfield Parrish.

The boy discovers he and the dragon are both struggling poets, and tries to convince Saint George that there's no sense in slaying a good dragon/The Reluctant Saint is based on the life of Saint Joseph of Cupertino who was sent to work at a monastery circa 17th century Italy because his mother believed him too simple for anything else.

‎The Reluctant Saint () directed by Edward Dmytryk • Reviews, film + cast • Letterboxd/5(45). Newman’s Unquiet Grave: the Reluctant Saint by John Cornwell: review As Cornwell’s illuminating book makes clear, Newman, who wrote of himself: “I don’t think that I ever thought a Author: Salley Vickers.