A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

St. Vincent De Paul... The Man Who Said "Yes" by Boniface Hanley, OFM

St. Vincent De Paul... The Man Who Said "Yes" by Boniface Hanley, OFM

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This 30 page booklet has small print in two-columns so it contains a lot more text than one assumes at first glance. Quite a meaty history of the years of St. Vincent de Paul's life. A biography of the saint who founded the Vincentians and the Daughters of Charity it also gives a history of France and the Church through the 1600s. de Paul led quite an eventful life and an inspirational one making for interesting reading. The history covering the Thirty Years War, the Fronde, and a time of spiritual emptiness in the French Church also brings fascinating reading. The booklet has no date but from a photograph of a hospital ward I'd date it as being from the 50s. The book is illustrated with photos and prints that are in the same monotone blue as the cover. Well, worth the read and one that makes me interested in reading more about St. Vincent de Paul's life and times.

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