THREE WAYS OF LOVE by Frances Parkinson Keyes

THREE WAYS OF LOVE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Three great women saints are the heroines of Three Ways of Love, the newest book from the pen of the popular and indefatigable author, Frances Parkinson Keyes. St. Agnes, child martyr of the fourth century, and St. Frances of Rome and St. Catherine of Siena, who lived in the fourteenth, are shown achieving sanctity by loving God -- each in a special way. Mrs. Keyes, always a competent story- teller, uses a wealth of background from the best known historical sources to make Three Ways of Love accurate and authentic. There is only a short vignette on the life of the little-known St. Agnes, martyred at twelve, whose name is still recalled in the Canon of the Mass. Fuller treatment is given to St. Frances of Rome, special patron of wives and mothers, whose noble birth, wifehood and motherhood proved no barrier to her life of dedication to God. The greatest of all female Italian Saints, Catherine of Siena, is revealed in a more detailed study as a mystic of profound spirituality and great practical wisdom. Three Ways of Love will undoubtedly lead readers to more definitive biographies of each of the three saints Mrs. Keyes deals with so expertly in this absorbing book.

Pub Date: Oct. 13th, 1963
Publisher: Hawthorn