Frances Alice Forbes

Saint Athanasius: The Father of Orthodoxy


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A short and rather old fashioned biography a great saint. Don't expect subtlety; it's unapologetic hagiography. The saint is presented as a …

The Life of Saint Monica


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This book is above all things the story of a mother. But it is also the story of a noble woman—a woman who was truly great, for the reason t…

Saint Benedict


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Saint Benedict of Nursia (c. 480 – 543 or 547) is honoured by the Catholic Church as the patron saint of Europe and students. Benedict found…

The Life of St. Teresa


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Teresa of Ávila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus, baptized as Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada (28 March 1515 – 4 October …

The Life of St. Ignatius of Loyola


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Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491– 1556) was a Spanish knight from a local Basque noble family, hermit, priest since 1537, and theologian, who …

Pope Pius the Tenth


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Pope Saint Pius X (2 June 1835 – 20 August 1914), born Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto, was Pope from 4 August 1903 to his death in 1914. He was t…

The Life of Saint Columba Apostle of Scotland


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Saint Columba (521 – 597) was an Irish abbot and missionary credited with spreading Christianity in present-day Scotland. He founded the imp…

Life of St. Vincent de Paul


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Vincent De Paul [c. 1581 - 1660] was a man renowned during his own century for his compassion, humility and generosity. During the days when…

The Life of Saint Paul


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A short biography of Saint Paul, the Apostle of the Gentiles, from the time of his persecution of the Christians to his martyrdom. (Summary …

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 029


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Twenty short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include architecture, education, philosophy,…