Thursday, January 11, 2007

Litany for Catholic Writers

One of my "side jobs" is an a free-lance writer/reviewer. I even have a BA in Print Journalism from Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. So, when Nancy at Flying Stars posted the "Litany for Catholic Writers", I just had to post it here:
A Litany for Catholic Writers
  • St. Francis de Sales, patron of writers
  • St. Augustine, who gave us The City of God
  • St. Benedict, who gave us the Holy Rule
  • St. Bede, who gave us the Ecclesiastical History of the English People
  • St. Thomas Aquinas, who gave us the Summa Theologica
  • Thomas a Kempis, who gave is The Imitation of Christ (edited to show that he's not a saint, but a very saintly man nonetheless!)
  • St. Teresa of Avila, who gave us The Interior Castle
  • St. John of the Cross, who gave us Dark Night of the Soul
  • St. Therese, Little Flower, who gave us The Story of a Soul
  • St. Edith Stein, who gave us The Hidden Life
  • St. Paul, whose letters told of the Good News of Christ
  • Sts. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, who gave us the Gospels -- Pray for
  • Lord Jesus Christ, Author of Life -- Have mercy on us. Amen.
from the Catholic Writers' Conference at Thomas Aquinas College, June 22, 2005.


Nancy C. Brown said...

Hi Mary,
Just wanted to let you know that I found out yesterday that Thomas a Kempis, author of The Imitation of Christ, is not a saint--yet. Saintly, yes, but not official.

Thought I ought to let you know.

Mary G said...

Nancy -- thanks for letting me know; I'll update the post....


Suzanne Temple said...

Thanks for this. I am a graduate from Thomas Aquinas College and I had never heard this before!