Maynard's name is familiar to Catholic audiences as lecturer, teacher, author. This is a restrained biography of the 17th century priest, ""the most positive and efficient organizer the world has ever seen."" In spite of a preference for simple parish work, he was appointed to serve as almoner and chaplain in several royal houses, and to enlist their financial aid and personal assistance in his two great projects:- the founding of the Fathers of the Mission and of the Daughters of Charity. He played a vital part in all sorts of reform projects of his period. A book for limited sales, chiefly through religious channels.